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.

2 comments:

  1. Lovely photo. Are they steering with paddles or do they have strangely cocked-up tillers?

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  2. I've added a photo of one of their steering paddles.

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