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    I have a coconut plantation in a very remote part of the Philippines and have lived here for eight years but have visited for around fifteen years. I have not seen a single sail boat in this area in this time; boats are either paddle or a petrol direct drive inboard.






    I had a run out today on the motorbike and took a ferry to a nearby island.



    These are local inshore fishing boats, one end of the net is held on shore, paid out whilst going out to sea then the other end taken back to the beach a couple of hundred yards further up. Man power then drags the nets in. The very fine mesh ensure all sizes are captured with diminishing catches year on year.





    These are pot and trap lying boats.




    These are the offshore boats; out for three to five days.




    This is the ferry I took. Single journey: 4 peso ....... current exchange rate 42 peso to the US dollar.

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    Looks like a great spot, thanks for sharing the pics Graham - keep them coming
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    Just noticed this thread. Great pics. Can you comment on materials and construction of these boats?


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    Default Re: Local Boats

    Thank you for posting.

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    I have some photos from last year......
    As I said, very remote. The jungle comes down to the sea for four miles between the villages (barangays) of Hinipaan and Masalongalong. The houses of the villages are mainly bamboo with thatch roofs, no glass in the windows....you get the idea, third world norm.
    My place is in the middle, between the two villages; you can see my sea wall in the centre of this photo.







    Hinipaan.........



    Masalongalon.........



    Fish traps.....








    I can only upload 6 photos at a time so build photos on next message.....

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    The keels are hollowed out hardwood trunks, softwood risers with half tenons then ply.
    Almas are bamboo tied on with fishing line.
    Made by the beach.....no plans, no tape measures....



    A family building an offshore fishing boat.....










    New Keel......build about to commence



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    More photos of local builds.....















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    I have bought marine grade ply, complete with BSI stamps and stickers in the main town, one and a half hours away.
    Put on the roof of a jeepney to bring home it started raining and the ply was in the wet for an hour.....over half had de-laminated.

    A different source of marine ply is shown below....



    Turns out both were Chinese.....

    More new boats....










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    Default Re: Local Boats

    These sound fascinating, but all of the pictures are replaced with a "Do not enter" icon. Is anyone else seeing this?

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    I don't see any photos. All that displays is a gray dot with a minus sign within.

    Jeff

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