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  reua jaew

 

Thailand

A reua jaew, a small paddle boat, named after the 'long paddle' it is rowed with.

 

The are typified by a bulwark frame that surrounds almost the entire boat above deck and which is supported by a rib-like structure on the inside.

 

  reua jaew

 

  reua jaew

 

Some models are rather flat, whereas others are more curved, shaped like a banana or the rind of a slice of melon.