Build the fastest, most exotic sailboats around!
in Hawaii and throughout the South Pacific and Indian Oceans,
outrigger canoes combine the romance of the South Seas with
a ruthless efficiency of design and breathtaking sailing
performance. This is the first book to present complete
plans and building instructions for three outrigger sailing
Based on traditional Hawaiian and Micronesian types, the
designs are lightweight, easy to build, and screamingly
fast. Author Gary Dierking shows you how to build these
boats using stitch-and-glue and strip-planking construction,
explains what tools and materials are required, how to rig
and equip the boats, and more.
Gary Dierking has been designing and building boats for
more than 40 years. He runs his own boat shop and designs,
builds, repairs, and modifies a wide variety of working
and recreational vessels.