Outrigger Canoe Mix & Match

Each of the three basic designs has several options for the builder. two-person, 18′ (5.4m) Ulua is similar to Hawaiian designs, and because it is strip planked over mold stations, it can be stretched by 50 percent of its design length by simply increasing the spacing between the molds. beam and depth of the hull remain the same. Steering can be accomplished with a paddle, steering oar, or a kick-up rudder. A pivoting leeboard provides lateral resistance. Any tacking rig can be used, including a surplus windsurfing rig. Ulua can be rigged as a single or double outrigger (trimaran), but you should consider the extra weight of the second ama and the additional length of the cross beams before selecting the latter option. T2 has two choices of the sailing rig: the classic Oceanic lateen still in use after many centuries, or a modern rig of my design which incorporates windsurfing technology and an easier method of hunting. Steering is accomplished with a paddle, a steering oar, or dual dagger boards. Lateral resistance is provided by the deep “V” hull shape. four-person, 24′ (7.2m) Wa’apa has the most scope for building options. Wa’apa can be built in three 8′ (2.4m) sections, or in one piece. This allows for construction, storage, and transportation in a very small space. two pointed sections can be joined to form a 16′ (4.8m) hull, and with the third midsection inserted between them, a 24′ (7.2m) hull is formed. Wa’apa can be sailed as either a shunting proa or a tacking outrigger. hull can be stabilized with one or two amas. A leeboard provides lateral resistance, and steering is accomplished with a paddle, a steering oar, a kick-up rudder, or dual dagger boards.




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