Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes

Modern Construction Methods for Three Fast, Beautiful Boats

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Author: Gary Dierking

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071594566

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Build the fastest, most exotic sailboats around! Popular 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 canoes. 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.

Sailmaker's Apprentice

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Author: Emiliano Marino

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071376426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 494

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With this book, anyone can learn to design, make, repair, improve, and maintain sails. Emphasizing the handwork that distinguishes the highest-quality, most durable sails, Marino tells you how to select a rig, introduces you to sail shape and theory, and then shows you step by step, with the help of 700 detailed illustrations, how to sew patches, hand sew rings, fix tears or frayed edges, and stitch seams, not to mention how to make your own sails, canvas sailcovers, and sailbags from scratch. His bias is toward sturdy sails for daysailing and cruising, built of low-tech materials you can repair with a few simple tools. But this book is more than a comprehensive apprenticeship; it is also an illustrated tour of the world's rig and sail types, both contemporary and historical - a visual feast for the sailor as well as an indispensable guide for the mariner.

Canoes in Micronesia

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Author: Marvin Montvel-Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canoes and canoeing

Page: 18

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Marshall Islands

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Author: United States. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mandates

Page: 113

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Engaged Anthropology

Politics beyond the Text

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Author: Stuart Kirsch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520970098

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Does anthropology have more to offer than just its texts? In this timely and remarkable book, Stuart Kirsch shows how anthropology can—and why it should—become more engaged with the problems of the world. Engaged Anthropology draws on the author’s experiences working with indigenous peoples fighting for their environment, land rights, and political sovereignty. Including both short interventions and collaborations spanning decades, it recounts interactions with lawyers and courts, nongovernmental organizations, scientific experts, and transnational corporations. This unflinchingly honest account addresses the unexamined “backstage” of engaged anthropology. Coming at a time when some question the viability of the discipline, the message of this powerful and original work is especially welcome, as it not only promotes a new way of doing anthropology, but also compellingly articulates a new rationale for why anthropology matters.

The Pacific Islands

An Encyclopedia

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Author: Brij V. Lal,Kate Fortune

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824822651

Category: History

Page: 664

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An encyclopaedia of information on major aspects of Pacific life, including the physical environment, peoples, history, politics, economy, society and culture. The CD-ROM contains hyperlinks between section titles and sections, a library of all the maps in the encyclopaedia, and a photo library.