BUILDING OUTRIGGING SAILING CANOES — MODERN CONSTRUCTION METHODS FOR THREE FAST, BEAUTIFUL BOATS
|Publisher||International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press|
|D O W N L O A D|
This is one of the most complete and thorough volumes of those devoted to the outrigger canoes that have gained so much of popularity and spread everywhere in the Indian and South Pacific Oceans. The idea of the author was to provide readers with the detailed plans and instructions that would be used when building the sailing canoes.
The designs presented in this volume are quite lightweight and one can easily build them following the instructions step by step. Due to the clarity of the explanations given by the author, the volume gained so much of popularity all around the world. Some brief history of this type of boat has been provided for a start, and then the basic technical characteristics are discussed.
The motors commonly installed on such boats have also been addressed in detail, providing readers with the easily understandable instructions and tips. Apart from that, some essential boat building information has been providing acquainting the readers with the mostly used construction materials and techniques for both new construction and repair works. The canoe rigging and tuning have been paid particular attention, and same applies to the basic sailing tips. Finally, there is a nice glossary of terminology.
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