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The first true look – fitting together the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe

It was a nice day, I had the whole morning, and, frankly, it was time. Today I put the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe together for the first time: wa’a, iakos, and ama – the whole shebang.

My assessment is that things fit pretty well, though I need to sand down the pegs at the end [...]

Update on the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe project – structure coming along nicely

Once again vacation (kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing at Cuttyhunk Island), our building project, and, alas, life have overtaken blogging. Well, Chine bLog is back. The good news is that the design and building project – the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe – is progressing well.

As you can see, the stringers are mostly on and [...]