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Javanese sailing vessel

Javanese sailing vessel

Photo taken in 1960 off the north coast of Java. These vessels were common throughout the Indonesian archipelago.
Could someone identify the type of rig? I was led to believe that the rig was inherited from the Dutch.

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regarding the Javanese coastal vessel, it is gaff rigged a common rig in the 19th century and before. The gaff is the spar at the head of the four cornered sail. The triangular sails on the topmasts are gaff tops'ls (topsails for lubbers). It is masted as a Ketch, that is main and mizzen.
 

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Mac,
great evocative shot of a Bugis schooner. Thanks for the link.
It is wonderfully nostalgic!

regards,
Patalavaca.
 

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These vessels are still around, saw one last week in the Java Sea. I was always led to believe they were called Prau or Praahu.
 

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Looking at several references the Malay word "prau" (proa, prahu) loosely means any sailing boat.
However its original use was for the fast sailing craft with an outrigger and a large triangular sail.
 

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Have seen them often also, several in the boat basin at Tanjong Priok and throughout the Indo. islands. They come complete with leeboards and are superbly handled by their crews.
 

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