A canoe may be a very display place of fishing or any activity that involves getting out and into a canoe. It therefore raises the alarm for an invention of canoe stabilizers. Commercial canoe stabilizers are very readily obtainable. Though readily available they are fairly expensive if used once or twice a year. The good news is, it is possible to make a homemade canoe stabilizer float. Though it might not be very presentable it is effective. It dose generate stability as a result of the distance between its hulls unlike the single-hulled canoe.
the hull is typically longer, narrower and effective as compared to those of a single-hulled canoe. Unlike other types of canoes, outriggers can be sailed in rough water. They are very fast. its paddling techniques are different from those of rowing. Canoe outriggers has blades on one side and are usually double bend or straight shaft. An experienced sailor will only paddle on one side. This technique is known as the J-stroke.
This will help maintain stability and heading. In Micronesian language an outrigger is referred to as the ‘ama’. The spar connecting the main hull or the two double-hulled canoe and the ‘ama’ is called the iako. OC1, OC2, OC3 and OC4 are the various types of boats. There are various outriggers types ranging from voyaging canoe to small three canoe or four person canoe. A sailing canoe may have a double configuration single ‘ama’ or two ‘amas’. In a canoe paddlers sit in line facing forward towards the direction of travel.
Seats are labeled numerically from the one closest the bow. The steersperson sits in the last seat of the canoe probably seat number 6. Seat number one is often known as the stroke or the stroker. It is responsible for the pace of the paddle stroke. the occupants of the first two seats are always involved in the draw stroke. The middle of the canoe is often known as the powerhouse since it accommodates very strong and powerful paddlers. A skillful steersmen should be able to maintain a straight attitude throughout. He uses a single blade controlling the paddle which normally has a bigger blade than the standard stabilizers paddle.
Paddlers normally uses single blades that has double or single bent shaft. Customarily strong or rather skilful peddlers that have sailing experience are always place in the middle of the canoe. Those with most endurance tend to be placed at the front. In rough water, it is desirable to have a paddler with steering skills in seat 5.
Outrigger canoe were developed by the Austronesian speaking people from the islands of southeast Asia for sea travel.