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melanesia outrigger - recycled surf ski option
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Hi,I am building a melanesia and am just about done with the main hull.  Next the outrigger ... recently I picked up a surf ski from a hard rubbish collection. It is very narrow perhaps 350 mm wide…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Galbraith Mar 24, 2014.

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Terry Galbraith replied to Terry Galbraith's discussion melanesia outrigger - recycled surf ski option
"Thanks Jeremy, there is a lot to this I understand now. I will be sailing and I am warming to the idea of proa sailing too which nobly confuses things further ... I get that modifying the ski involves lots of work, may be not that much less than a…"
Mar 24, 2014
Jeremy Walker replied to Terry Galbraith's discussion melanesia outrigger - recycled surf ski option
"Terry: Having sailed only once on a'Melanesia' but having many years experience building and sailing outrigger canoes,I feel qualified enough to chime in............it is not a bad idea to use the ski as an ama -- that is in order to…"
Mar 24, 2014
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melanesia canoe build

I am getting to the end of the main hull build, have my bamboo spars and outrigger drying, paddle carved out for sanding. Lots of fun bits just to go. Read how I got this far on my blog. Cheers.See More
Mar 24, 2014
Terry Galbraith replied to Terry Galbraith's discussion melanesia outrigger - recycled surf ski option
"Hey Shaun and Pius, Thanks for the ideas. Looks like 2 votes for the bow and lots of encouragement for experimenting/messing about. Sounds like fun. Pius, your kayak outrigger looks very speedy :)) Cheers, Terry"
Mar 24, 2014
Pius Bielowski replied to Terry Galbraith's discussion melanesia outrigger - recycled surf ski option
"My experience with outriggers is limited but my trials with a pvc pipe recommend a voluminous float.  Check out the photos: the hull is a kayak, the float is a 2m tube with 10cm diameter so the volume is about 15 liters. This is nice to train…"
Mar 23, 2014
Shaun replied to Terry Galbraith's discussion melanesia outrigger - recycled surf ski option
"Hey there Terry, I have no great depth of experience as yet with the outrigger float performance but the one I have recently built for my Tahiti Wayfarer followed the lines of a surf ski bow. The reason for this was I figured that as speed and…"
Mar 22, 2014
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melanesia outrigger - recycled surf ski option

Hi,I am building a melanesia and am just about done with the main hull.  Next the outrigger ... recently I picked up a surf ski from a hard rubbish collection. It is very narrow perhaps 350 mm wide and 4.8m in length. The thing I a  wanting advice on is as I a  shortening the ski, should I use the front section or the rear. The bow is more full in shape and has an upswept skirt like a flared bow to prevent the ski conserving. The rear end is very fine, designed to leave a clean wake and provide…See More
Mar 21, 2014
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I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Melanesia outrigger sailing canoe
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nsw, Australia
About me or us?
Long-time wharram admirer, New to building. Now addicted!
Looking to?
Build a Tiki 21 or 26 while I sail my Melanesia
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http://wharram-melanesia-build.blogspot.com/

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melanesia canoe build

I am getting to the end of the main hull build, have my bamboo spars and outrigger drying, paddle carved out for sanding. Lots of fun bits just to go. Read how I got this far on my blog. Cheers.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 6:14am

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