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 harshest demands. Humbling.
Darkness overtakes us on passages and the previously empty horizon lights up like a city as High power lights come on to attract the squid. We counted eighty-two boats in one go and we sailed thru the lights for twelve hours. I wouldn’t care to be a squid !