Gary Dierking

  • T2 Plans PDF

    T2 Plans PDF

    The T2 hull mostly resembles canoes found in the Marshall Islands and nearby Kiribati, and at 18', would be used primarily for fishing and transportation within an atoll lagoon. The hull is a deep rounded vee with an asymmetric shape and is constructed...

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  • Ulua Plans PDF

    Ulua Plans PDF

    The Ulua design broadly resembles the classic Hawaiian canoe with some differences. The round bottom, which is important in the surf, performs poorly when sailed to windward. I've added a pivoting leeboard for lateral resistance, that can be retracted...

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  • Tamanu Plans PDF

    Tamanu Plans PDF

    The Tamanu is a "three board" canoe with a flat bottom and moderate rocker. The hull can be quickly and easily constructed with 1/4" or 3/16" plywood. The ama or amas can be foam and fiberglass or hollow plywood. The most important difference between the...

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  • Va'a Motu Plans PDF

    Va'a Motu Plans PDF

    The va'a motu (island canoe) was the highest development of the Tahitian outrigger sailing canoe. At the time of the first European contacts, the golden age of bold voyaging was over, but there were enough remaining artifacts for artists of the time to...

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  • Wa'apa Plans PDF

    Wa'apa Plans PDF

    In the late 1800's, when sawn lumber began to appear in Hawaii and other Pacific islands, the local canoe builders immediately saw it as an easier way to build canoes. While perhaps slightly less efficient than round bottom shapes they have now become...

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