Squid Hunters

Superstructure Engineering. Using the two masts and rigging stays to the bamboo net grids these fishermen have evolved their crafts into effiecent squid boats. And there must be tens of thousands of them across Indonesia. No marine grade alloys, carbon fibre, fibreglass, swayged fittings; mostly Bamboo ! And engineered to function and survive the sea's …

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Indonesia Bus

With over seventy thousand islands in indonesia these ferry's are everywhere. Smiles, waves, and sometimes blaring music roar past us as they make their journey to the town for supplies and or return.  Scooters, motorbikes, barrels and sacks of fish for the market, building materials, it's all on board. Stern anchors are deployed on approach …

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F A D

Fish Attracting Device. These are the spooky fad's that all us sailors are wary of. Large heavily constructed bamboo and plank construction platforms unlit and floating all about these waters. The key word here is " unlit " virtually impossible to see at night and extremely hard to spot during daylight hours bobbing between the …

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Fish On

Night run. These smiling waving fishermen head out for their nightly search with nets. We love the way they take pride in their sturdy crafts and paint them bright with a lot of individuality. Most all use four stroke single cylinder Chinese diesels that have a distinct music all their own. The motors have a …

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