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Although fishermen are very practical, there are specialist boat repairers. This specialist is helping the oru owner to strengthen and secure the float of his oru.

Specialist boatyards where the different types of fishing boats are built also repair damage to the fibreglass shells and floats. These boatyards range in size from a workshop in the boatbuilder’s yard to specialist workshops  in much larger yards employing several workers.