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Here is the link to an informative blog post based upon a book entitled, “Outrigger Canoes of Bali and Madura, Indonesia.”

The blogger writes:

“The outriggers of Indonesian double-outrigger canoes (jukungs) are as sophisticated in their design as they are rudimentary in the technology of their construction.

Many Balinese canoes have distinctive upward-curving outrigger booms, giving a graceful gull-wing appearance. The booms are lashed to the hull, and separate connector pieces are attached to the ends of the booms in a scarf joint, usually with a single wooden peg and lashings. The bamboo floats are attached to the lower ends of these connectors by lashings around the floats. Sometimes, the connector penetrates a hole in the float.”

To read the entire blog post, click here