My August 26 post about the Indonesian fishing boat Lancing Madura included only a small photo, and some readers rightly asked if a larger one was available. It took me a while to get hold of one, but here it is, along with a series of photos showing this Java Sea fishing gole'an under construction. The boat is on a mooring in the Rockland, Maine, harbor, and a very striking boat she is, with a lovely sweeping sheer.
Construction features to note:
- construction starts on the basis of a dugout-like base
- pegs are used to edge-fasten one strake to another
- a chain-fall or come-along is used to force the strakes down against their neighbors
- the use of fire, not steam, in bending the planks
Photos courtesy of Lance Lee/The Tremolino! Project