I’ve been trying to learn exactly how the fishing boats are built in Samar. So far I’ve learned that you start out with a hull (‘onayan’) and then you put in the vertical ribs (“ligasyon”), then one of two parallel to the water ribs (batayola) …. so then you have a hull and ribs…..then you put on a pamaraong — (the prow) . . the you put plywood using bronze nails . . . then epoxy . . . . then paint. . . .
But check out this great video — well shot, and shows the whole process from getting the hull from the forest, to launching the finished boat. I love the guy that’s building it. His name is Trifon Dumaloan– totally reminds me of Rena’s father or, now that her father is 80, one of her brothers. And kudos to the film-maker, YouTuber 1eleKtriK2MAYHEM. Fine work by Justin Hill — a real film-maker. I’m a fan. Thank you for this.