Monday, July 24, 2017

How Tough Are Strip Composite Canoes?

This may be painful to watch but destruction testing is the ultimate answer to the question of how tough some fragile strips of cedar and fiberglass can be.  He did it so now you don't have to.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wa'apa in Brazil

 Daniel Eggert Barros from Itapema, a city in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil built his Wa'apa from material contained in my book:  Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017


A canoe built in Tikopia, an island in the midst of Melanesia with a Polynesian population.  Note the sailing rig stowed on the crossbeams.