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Pictures from the maintenance of fishing boats in Zanzibar.

Caulking an old fishing boat with cotton in Zanzibar
Caulking an old fishing boat with cotton in Zanzibar.

Fishing vessels must be maintained. Above, a boatman caulks his old boat by sealing the joints with cotton.

Restoration of a fishing boat in Zanzibar
Restoration of a fishing boat in Zanzibar.

Under the curious gaze of some villagers, a craftsman is trying to make a new boat from a used boat which is in poor condition. It has already replaced several components of the old boat.

Maintenance of a fishing boat  in Zanzibar
Maintenance of a small fishing boat  in Zanzibar.

After having set fire to dry leaves of a palm tree, the fisherman passes them along the stabilising outriggers probably to remove worms or other small living particles.


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