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Akarana’s construction (2nd of 3)

Akarana’s construction

This diagram is based on the reconstruction of the Akarana in 1994. Built of strong kauri, it had a diagonal triple-skin and frameless form. Although built by Robert Logan to international rules, the Akarana was characteristic of Auckland boat building in the 1880s.

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Australian National Maritime Museum
Reference: Akarana plan 6
Drawing by David Payne

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How to cite this page:

Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - 1880s: increasing sophistication', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/7123/akaranas-construction (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Harold Kidd, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jun 2016