Outrigger sailing canoe

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Project by jefft posted 05-29-2012 11:14 PM 2829 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a summer project from two years ago that I never posted. It is a skin on frame outrigger sailing canoe. The frame of the canoe is made with white oak ribs and larch for the gunwales, keelson, and chines. The seating platform and outriggers are douglas fir. The skin is nylon with varnish to waterproof it. A short video is at

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#1 posted 05-30-2012 01:40 AM

That is so cool! Makes me want to add something else to my list of “things to do”.

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 04:52 AM

Everything you need: boat, beer, girl, dog, water- looks good

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 10:29 AM

WOW!!!! what an awesome job. ancient skills with modern materials.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 05-30-2012 01:27 PM

Awesome! I know you must feel a great sense fo accomplisment.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 05-30-2012 04:24 PM

Looks and sails like a little gem.
As a boat builder and as a sailor I think this is just plain cool.
Well done!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 05-30-2012 06:38 PM

Great project.
Nice way of sailing, your video made it look like ‘only fun’.
And I guess it is less work in the winter than a regular wooden ship…

-- Douwe

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#8 posted 06-04-2012 09:25 PM

Super cool lovely work sweet curves and what a joy it must be to sail.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 02-14-2013 09:27 PM


I love your boat! can you tell me some more about it? How wide is the main hull? how wide is the ama? How long is the Main Hull as well as the ama? How does it stand up to the stresses of sailing?

How does your boat look around the mast?

Any pictures would be greatly appreciated!

I built my own sof outrigger and have many issues with it twisting!


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