Sailing my Outrigger Canoe

Hello Chuck,

I have been fine tuning of sorts my sailing outrigger canoe Korkor. A few saw cuts here and there, a few extra lines, a new more buoyant ama, and a dagger board at one end for now just to see how well it works. Sailing in calm bay conditon the steering oars and nonbuoyant ama work just fine. Here are a few pictures of me and my son testing the dagger board in the bay....

But go out in open ocean with chop swell and stronger winds the oar becomes a hand full and the nonbuoyant ama well - forget it (see photos below). If all works well will install another dagger board at the other end. Here are a few shots of some open water sailing with distant island in back round.

Todd Snyder