The traditional Malagasy fishing boat, part deux – the rig

Thanks to Ruth from the blog VazahaGasy for picking up my last post on her partner’s building of a traditional Malagasy fishing boat. She updated her pictures to include a few of the boat under sail.

Rigged traditional Malagasy fishing boat

Boat owner and builder

As I suspected would be the case, the boat carries a loose-footed lateen rig. Really, I would have accepted nothing less! Seriously, this fits the boat well – I bet she looks nice under sail – and shows how that rig made its way down the coast of Africa.

Rath also gives us a good shot of the owner / builder. Great work! The boat is lovely. It is a work boat, but you can tell was well finished nonetheless. Enjoy!

Location: Antsiranana, Madagascar

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