I had this idea of taking the characteristic bow of an Indonesian jukung, which I LOVE, and marrying it to a very different hull form. In this case, what came out was a jukung bow on a pinky schooler stern with a junk rig. And I do think it has some potential.
Many thanks to our friend Michaela Hackner who is en route home from Bali and somehow found time during a 9-hour layover in Tokyo to send us her picture of Balinese jukungs lying shoreside. My guess is that these serve the tourist trade, but they look authentic enough to call them the real deal.
Its not fair. We would love to have really deep, informative stuff here at Chine bLog, but we never have time. Our pal Bob at Indigenous Boats manages to do crazy stuff like read books, so so I find myself needing to just point to his blog. And point I must, because he has tacked [...]
Speaking of boats with great, but arguably impractical, ends, I raise the Balinese Jukung, a double-outrigger sailing canoe (lateen rigged) with a unique bow (thanks to Wikipedia for the image). Bob over at Indigenous Boats did a nice post on Jukungs last year, but they have been on my radar for a while. This [...]