Bill, if you notice how much the aft section of those outriggers drag thru the water
underway, you will realize how much improvement can be made on the locally built ones. They are very inefficient as a power boat!
The bamboo outriggers become heavy and waterlogged after a year of use and need replacement.
They are generally built very cheaply, have powder post beetle problems (buk-buk) and after 3 years, the locals are rebuilding them in stages.
Design wise, great for surf landings, but maneuver like barges and the side stresses on outriggers in sharp/short seas ….(wind against current) have caused many a failure and tourist deaths between Batangas and Puerto Galera. Many of the 100’s of missing fishermen after the last typhoon were using them.
Generally considered as cheap
disposable boats, like their homes and not a seaworthy
A few expats have built modern versions for specific use, so maybe you can find one that is better made than lashed with fishing
line and painted over to look secure