After going through your very infomative discussions here, I am starting to draw up a mental picture of how my bangka would become. This is a work in progress, so feel free to critique. Here goes the first step:
Length: 14â€“16 ft
Max Beam: 22-24 in
Hull Weight (w/o outriggers): Max 60 lbs
Cockpit: Open with closed flotation chambers fore and aft
Deck: Flat false bottom (floorboards) to facilitate standing and walking
Hull: Raised bow and stern, moderate to hard chine, keel line for
excellent tracking without rudder
Passenger Capacity: 1-2
Seats: Removable/mounted, no backrest
Water Type: sheltered and open, rough seas
Power: Sail, paddle (kneeling or seating)
I found some good local canoe/kayak configurations which I may be able to use in my evolving design.
closed cockpit canoe.jpg (57.92 KiB) Viewed 1953 times
sail kayak on water.jpg (31.71 KiB) Viewed 1963 times
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