Saturday, February 16, 2019

Wa'apa 16

Dan Taylor sailing his Wa'apa in Washington state.  He also sent me a photo
 shown below that he took in Riatea, French Polynesia in 1965.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Tahiti 1935

Sprit rigs and gaff rigs have been popular in French Polynesia since European contact.

 Steering paddles were extremely large, possibly due to the long overhanging booms.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Tim Mann's 24' proa

Check out Coconut; Tim Mann's new 24-foot sailing fishing proa. She's in his boatshop in Honokaa on the Big Island of Hawaii, about 75% complete now.


The Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association is preparing for another season of racing.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

150% T2

Not just a stretch.  Karl Caswell has scaled up a T2 150% in all three dimensions to 8.1M (27').