Ship model, sailing canoe with outrigger (outrigger missing), carved timber hull with upper sides sewn to hull, 2 curved poles to connect outrigger, 3 oars lashed to sides of hull, single mast & sail, Caroline Islands (OF).
The Caroline sailing canoe used for long sea journeys and inter-island communication is the real "flying proa", a term which has come to be linked more especially with the Marianas canoe.
The flying proa is essentially a single outrigger similar to that of the Marianas canoe save that the outrigger connection is more complex, and also the Caroline canoe possesses a counterpoise platform built outboard on special booms projecting from the side opposite the outrigger. As the outrigger is always on the weather side, this second platform, balanced carefully in the cantilever principle against the weight of the outrigger and its decking, is termed the "lee" platform. The hull is typically axially asymmetric, essentially characteristic of Micronesian deep sea canoes, excepting those of the Palau Islands.
Haddon, A. C., and Hornell, J., " Canoes of Oceania, Vol.1, The Canoes of Polynesia, Fiji and Micronesia ", Bishop Museum press, Honolulu, Hawaii, 99375-412.