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.
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