I noticed a while ago that our friend Gary Dierking, the Kiwi outrigger maestro, has been running a blog to compliment and promote his work. Take this as a study in how well I am doing at keeping up on this blog these days – I am just now getting to an appreciation of this resource on these amazing craft. And an appreciation it deserves, because there is some great stuff here.
I particularly enjoyed Gary’s thorough study of ama lashings, done in six parts (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6). These posts provide good pictures of the different types as well as their derivation and advantages. Now he is on to different rig types, with the most recent post giving a nice overview. We’ll certainly be watching – and learning from – this excellent blog.