Above left, is the SO 23 --a 23(7M) Pacific proa built as a trailer-able daysaile for sailing offa beach and through surf.
above right, isa 16 foot (5M) outrigger sailing canoe of similr type, but rigged with a smallersailboard sail, rather than the traditional type Oceanic lateen sail on the 23 footer.
Above is Pacific proa ITI -- short for Rangatira ITI (Litle Chief in English) which is a 23 foot sailing outrigger canoe close to the Micronesian concept of a proa, with ballast ama to windward, out onto which, crew can hike, for extra stability when the wind picks up. Although ITI can carry water ballast in the ama and which can ellliminate the need for having crew hiking out and allows the canoe to be sailed single handedly.
The above shunter sailing outrigger -- SO23 (or 7 M length), was originally developed as an alternative to a beach cat, and can be easili paddled with a single blade canoe paddle as well as be sailed single handed.
First sailed for many miles in the southern Indian Ocean,he was brought to NZ and sailed on the North Island east coast untill proa ITI was launched and which then used the same crabclaw sail.
Built in fibreglass (isopolyester eglass) with aluminium connecting beams (kiato) and marine grade stainless steel drop rudders, this craft has been around for many years but still has some usefull life left, with a little maintenance.
Aluminium spars are availble to go with this craft, but as mentioned, the sail is shared with ITI and