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Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:27 pm

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JAHAZI: In use as a merchant ship at Tanzania and Kenya, built chiefly at Lamu and Zanzibar but also at towns along the Tanzanian mainland and at Pemba.
Vary in design from place to place but the stem is usually vertical and the stern a small shield-shaped transom.
Open except for a light palm decked at the stern.
Carried a quadrilateral lateen-type sail with a short luff.
Some now have an engine.
Crew of seven.

Tanzania 1994 40c sg1791, scott1209.

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Re: JAHAZI

Postby Anatol » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:46 pm

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This ship is a form of sambuk on Zanzibar. It was much smaller sambuk and had only one mast. The mast is vertical or slightly forward-raking mast stepped against a thwart and an athwartship beam lashed to the thwart, so that the same as the mast of sambuc.Sail ("Setti") was small, so rigged with a very simple. These small sailing ship had good nautical qualities. They carried goods between Zanzibar and the African’s mainland and between Madagascar and Aden.
Kenya 1986;10s;SG397.
Sourse:K.H.Marquardt:Bemastung und Takelung von Schiffen des 18J.
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