||03-08-2012 11:54 PM
A fishing boat for me
Long time absent from these forums. Anyway past few months since my retirement from blue water cruising and trying to sell my Indonesian phinisi. I have found the ideal boat right here in the Philippines. Built by the master boatbuilders of Sibuto, Tawi Tawi (around 12 miles from Kalimantan - Indonesia), the balangay (name given to traditional boats) are ideal for local inshore fishing when fitted with a hauler and engine. They are also good sea boats and a recent expedition took one of them through the Sulu Sea to Manila, then to Palawan, cambodia, Singapore, back along the east malaysian coast = Borneo, Sabah, to Tawi Tawi.
Soon as i can get a buyer for my present boat as I no longer live aboard her, we can proceed ahead with the balangay.