I have so engaged in designing and building that I haven’t been on the computer as much in the PMs. I have clearly been missing out on what some of our traditional boat peeps have been putting up. In case you missed it directly, here is some stuff to check out:
Bob over at Indigenous Boats always has great stuff. No falling off as we checked in.
- The Hawaiian Double Canoe Hokule’a – Fantastic boat. I saw it in Hawaii on my honeymoon, quite by chance.
- The Unusual Beothuk Canoe – These are unusual, and I confess I have trouble loving them. Great post on them and their history, though, and definitely not a design to forget.
- Sabanis – Canoes or “Boats”? – Interesting Okinawan boat here.
- Great Tlingit Dugout Canoe – Great boat here.
- Canadian Canoe Museum – Awe Inspiring – One word: wow.
Tom at 70.8 has a few really nice posts:
- Paul Frankowski, documenting working sail – A nice collection of working sail craft from a few spots around the world, including several dhows. Will have to add some to The Traditional Boats of the World map.
- 27th Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival – Tom’s pictures from this Fall’s festival, which we missed.
- The Scottish Coastal Rowing Project: a great and portable idea! – Building small, traditional rowing boats to start a racing series – love it! And Tom is all over this – the definitely has legs for other spots. One note, the idea of racing fishing dories in New England already sort of exists in the form of the Blackburn Challenge (open to many classes, but a few folks, I understand, race dories).
- Kayak 3.1 Contemporary Builders: Sean Gallagher and Anayak Kayaks and Kayak 3.2, Contemporary Builders: John Petersen and Shaman Kayaks – Skin-on-frame kayak builders.
Outrigger Sailing Canoes
Gary at Outrigger Sailing Canoes has it nice – three months in Fiji in recent months. Poor dear.
- Isle of Pines Ndrua – Another great pacific voyaging canoe here.
- Proa races in Suva, Fiji – Authentic proas.
Our friend Gavin at intheboatshed.net has been his usual prolific self. A tiny bit of the collection:
- Gorgeous film of Galway hookers racing – For those who like their displacement like their beer – heavy! A video.
- Spectacular photos of working boats and houseboats in Hong Kong’s harbours – First picture of a junk is a good one. I remember these harbors – nice boats, but tight quarters!
- The big day approaches for the St Ayles skiff – Gavin’s own piece referencing the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project. Stunning boat built for it.
Check these guys out – lots of good stuff here.