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Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes by Gary Dierking

After ‘The Hawaiian Canoe‘ – this is my favorite outrigger canoe book! Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes by Gary Dierking is well thought out, easy to read, chock full of great information – and obviously written by someone who has ‘been there/done that’! A definite ‘How To’ book – I’m sure you could build all 3 canoes he writes about just from this one book but I bought the plans for his Ulua sailing canoe just the same. Having full-size to-scale plans builds a lot of confidence! uluaHe covers strip-plank and plywood construction but the sections in the book I’m most excited about are the foam and fiberglass ‘ama construction, the motor mount, and building spars and sails! I think those 3 sections can be used by anyone building an outrigger canoe of any design!