I have had some time to sift through the back catalog here at Chine bLog headquarters and noted that I never covered a few key books I read in the last couple years. In particular,after knocking off Tim Severin‘s The China Voyage and then his The Brendan Voyage,I moved on to his some [...]
I had not been aware that in the Persian Gulf region they sail modern racing dhows. Imagine a sandbagger crossed with a traditional lateen rig crossed with modern construction and rigging. These look fun fun fun! Fusion of Tradition-y too.
Thanks to WoodenBoat‘s My Wooden Boat of the Week blog for the link and [...]
I just finished reading Sons of Sindbad by Alan Villiers. I guess Villiers is a noted mariner and author;I confess I hadn’t heard of him. He went to Aden in 1939,having shipped out on sailing ships for many years. He arranged to join a traditional boom (dhow) on its annual run from Arabia [...]
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:
Indigenous Boats Bob over [...]
Bob over at Indigenous Boats has a couple interesting posts on the dhows of the Arabian Sea and thereabouts. I don’t know a lot about boats of this region,but my interest in them rises from time to time. One could track it with the Dhow Jones Index…(thank you,thank you,I’ll be [...]