Friday, December 31, 2010


Somebody suggested that the post apocalyptic boat from the last post was a jangada, a design native to Brazil.  Could be. Here's a picture of a jangada.

Hull shape looks similar, but all the jangada pictures on the internet show them rigged for sailing.  Who knows. Ongoing mystery.


Paulo Gomez said...

Ahoy! I be a not-a-bit experienced brazilian sailer. And aye, that be a jangada. Actually, I be preparing to build one right now, have some budgets bout da wood and styrofoam and some sketches also.

The album "Projeto da jangada" is public. Check it out! =]

1000 BARCOS said...


Want to know more about this sailboat
widely used in the north of the country
for fishing? Search for: JANGADA BRASILEIRA.