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Boatbuilding

The Greenland Kayak of the Inuit is the origin of all modern kayaks. It is fast, strong, made for the rough seas and easy to roll. It is constructed in the traditional “Skin on Frame” technique and is gaining a comeback by ambitious Sea kayakers. The Greenland Kayak is always custom-fitted to the paddler.

Inspired by several journeys through Indonesia, South Pacific and New Zealand, Stefan Schalles-Rohde, NOMI Woodcraft, designed the outrigger canoe “KOLEA” based on James Wharrams “Melanesia” ”. This canoe can be paddled and sailed like the old canoes of the South Pacific. With differentoutriggers, beams, sails and other accessories KOLEA can be rigged to suit a range of needs and functions. All cross connections are lashed like the original canoes. This makes the whole outrigger canoe flexible and able to withstand stronger forces. The sailing versions of KOLEA are “tacking proas”. KOLEA is transported by roof rack, but the sailing versions are transported more conveniently by trailer.
interesting links:

www.hsca.biz | Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association
www.maritimemuseum.co.nz | National Maritime Museum Auckland NZ
www.pacifictraditions.org/vaka | The Vaka Taumako Project of the Pacific Traditions Society
www.wharram.com | the pioneer of the catamaran development in Europe James Wharram
www.multihull.de | the German multihull source

Segeln im Sonnenuntergang

Segeln im Sonnenuntergang

selbstlenzendes Cockpit mit 2 großen Gepäckluken

selbstlenzendes Cockpit mit 2 großen Gepäckluken

Tacking proa Te Rapunga on a beach in Denmark

Tacking proa Te Rapunga on a beach in Denmark

Tacking proa Te Rapunga on a beach in Denmark
Tacking proa Te Rapunga from Roland Bepler under full sail

Tacking proa Te Rapunga from Roland Bepler under full sail

Tacking proa Te Rapunga from Roland Bepler under full sail
KOLEA von backbord

KOLEA von backbord

Camping on the beach on the outrigger canoe Te Rapunga

Camping on the beach on the outrigger canoe Te Rapunga

Camping on the beach on the outrigger canoe Te Rapunga
KOLEA mit Vorsegel

KOLEA mit Vorsegel

warten auf den Wind

warten auf den Wind

KOLEA mit Reff bei 5 bft

KOLEA mit Reff bei 5 bft

marking the gunwales

marking the gunwales

marking the gunwales
KOLEA 16 ft. paddling outrigger canoe

KOLEA 16 ft. paddling outrigger canoe

KOLEA 16 ft. paddling outrigger canoe
Auslegerkanu KOLEA und Seekajak

Auslegerkanu KOLEA und Seekajak

outrigger canoe KOLEA and sea kayak
marking the measurements oft he story pole

marking the measurements oft he story pole

marking the measurements oft he story pole
beveling the gunwale

beveling the gunwale

beveling the gunwale
Bambusschwimmer mit Schnitzerei

Bambusschwimmer mit Schnitzerei

carving at the bow of the bamboo float
routing the mortises

routing the mortises

routing the mortises
KOLEA mit großem Schwimmer und  Süllrandverbreiterung

KOLEA mit großem Schwimmer und Süllrandverbreiterung

KOLEA with a big outrigger float and extra wide coaming to sit on
it looks already like a kayak

it looks already like a kayak

it looks already like a kayak
5,5 qm Sailing and Paddling Canoe

5,5 qm Sailing and Paddling Canoe

this version is excellent to sail and paddle
KOLEA Erstversion in Korsika

KOLEA Erstversion in Korsika

KOLEA first version in Corsica / France
fitting the gunwales

fitting the gunwales

fitting the gunwales
KOLEA mit großem Schwimmer und Schwert

KOLEA mit großem Schwimmer und Schwert

KOLEA with the big outrigger float and daggerboard
the deck in his final form

the deck in his final form

the deck in his final form
KOLEA mit 3 Traversen und ohne Trampolin

KOLEA mit 3 Traversen und ohne Trampolin

KOLEA with 3 beams without trampoline
Spanish windlasses pull the gunwales to the deck beams

Spanish windlasses pull the gunwales to the deck beams

Spanish windlasses pull the gunwales to the deck beams
the lashing pulls the gunwales together

the lashing pulls the gunwales together

the lashing pulls the gunwales together
the dowels lock the tenons

the dowels lock the tenons

the dowels lock the tenons
additional deck beam lashing

additional deck beam lashing

additional deck beam lashing
KOLEA mit Plane und Moskitonetz zum Schlafen auf dem Trampolin

KOLEA mit Plane und Moskitonetz zum Schlafen auf dem Trampolin

KOLEA with tarp and mosquito net prepared to sleep the night on the trampoline
our handtools

our handtools

our handtools
after 4 days the decks are finished

after 4 days the decks are finished

after 4 days the decks are finished
Jukung in Lombok, Indonesien

Jukung in Lombok, Indonesien

Jukung in Lombok, Indonesia. This double outrigger canoe was still sailed by a fisherman in 1988 between the islands of Lombok.
steaming and bending of the ribs

steaming and bending of the ribs

steaming and bending of the ribs
Balinesische Jukungs an der Westküste von Bali 1988

Balinesische Jukungs an der Westküste von Bali 1988

Balinesian Jukungs at the West coast of Bali. Because the sea on the West coast is rougher and the surf higher, the hulls are slimmer than those of the East- and South coast
the ribs are lined up by eye

the ribs are lined up by eye

the ribs are lined up by eye
Jukungs an der Südküste Balis

Jukungs an der Südküste Balis

Jukungs at the South coast of Bali. A large number of these sailing canoes were still in use in 1988.
sanding the coaming

sanding the coaming

sanding the coaming
Segeln vor der Küste Balis 1988

Segeln vor der Küste Balis 1988

sailing a Jukung at Bali’s coast
bow and stern blocks getting in place

bow and stern blocks getting in place

bow and stern blocks getting in plac
attaching the keelson

attaching the keelson

attaching the keelson
Impressionen an der wilden Westküste auf der Südinsel in Neuseeland

Impressionen an der wilden Westküste auf der Südinsel in Neuseeland

Westcoast New Zealand South Island
rounding the keelson

rounding the keelson

rounding the keelson
Exotische Begegnung auf dem Rhein

Exotische Begegnung auf dem Rhein

a very exotic meeting on the river Rhine
Y-knot

Y-knot

Y-knot
Auf Tour in der Schweiz

Auf Tour in der Schweiz

on tour in Switzerland, float Western Red Cedar
installing the masik

installing the masik

installing the masik
KOLEA als Paddel- und Segelversion für kleines Segel am Lac de Saint Croix

KOLEA als Paddel- und Segelversion für kleines Segel am Lac de Saint Croix

KOLEA with 5,5 m² crab claw sail at Lac de Saint Croix in France
the chines getting a fine tune

the chines getting a fine tune

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KOLEA 16 ft. tacking proa 5,5 m²

KOLEA 16 ft. tacking proa 5,5 m²

KOLEA 16 ft. tacking proa 5,5 m²
Zu zweit auf der Müritz

Zu zweit auf der Müritz

on the Lake Müritz, Germany