I can now tell you that there is a highly likely new construction for this sail assisted vessel to take place in New Zealand
in the not too distant future.
Fishermen are starting to think now and this superb ' blend ' of this unique Kansai K class design is attracting more interests with several other strong inquiry,s from the commercial
In the meantime I have on order a fast trolling underwater camera
recorder for capturing the action of fish
strikes on lures to better increase my knowledge to go on board my current
' vessel. I have had some big hits recently with straightened out hooks and in one instance a SS barrel swivel blown apart from a fish
strike and I would love to be able to play that action back on a TV later to see that again and again!
As to the Philippines
awareness of sail assist in commercial fishing
this is why I have my Senior Agent up there in General Santos City which is a main port for Tuna in that area.