Ben Oostdam
story # 211

SAMPAN
SAIL
RIGGING



The three figures on this page
are based on an article by
C. Andrade Jr., published in
"The RUDDDER" of July, 1917.
I decided to put them on one page
to show the ingenious sail rigging.
This was after putting on the web
my own page of a 1988 cruise on
the Huangpu River ("Soochow Creek")
in Shanghai, when we saw only
very few of these craft, including
one with sails so shabby they
almost appeared transparent!

For more details, please visit
Craig O'Donnell's fine website!

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