Here is a picture of an outrigger canoe.
The passenger sits in the canoe part of the outrigger canoe like a regular canoe or other boat.
The outrigger canoe is characterized by an extension that sticks out to the side of the canoe.
The extension makes the canoe more stable by widening the area of water supporting the canoe,
without having to make the entire canoe that large.
While it might seem that the inspiration for the invention of the outrigger canoe was to make a regular canoe more stable. And it was. But how did the creator of the outrigger canoe know that adding an outrigger to a regular canoe would make it more stable.
That is where the actual inspiration for the creation of outrigger canoe comes from. And that inspiration was human bodies that cannot balance normally on their legs.
Various activities will change the human body in a way that makes one leg weak and difficult to control. Those activities include Masturbation, Excessive Sex, Excessive Exercise, Injection Of Drugs, Snorting Of Drugs, Youth, Old Age, and Anorexia.
The leg that is weakened is not stable enough to support the body normally, with both legs placed relatively close together. In order to be stable, the affected human being will stand with their legs wider than normal.
The next picture shows a model of a pirate.
The pirate is an example of a human being with a weakened leg because his left leg has been replaced with a piece of wood.
The pirate is an example of a human being who is forced to hold a wide stance in order for his body to be stable. He stands normally on his normal right leg,
but the left peg leg is more angled out to the side,
to create a wider distance between the right foot and the left peg leg.
A canoe is also narrow like the normal legs of a human being.
In calm water a narrow canoe is stable like a human being with healthy legs is stable.
In rough waters a canoe can easily capsize. That triggered the realization in the mind of the inventor of outrigger canoes that the other human beings around him who were not stable on normally narrow legs,
moved their legs apart to make their stance wider and more stable,
the inventor of the outrigger canoe realized he could do the same thing with a canoe. He could add something to the canoe that widened it’s “stance” on the water and improve it’s stability.
It is interesting from the perspective of stability that adding an outrigger to a canoe creates a triangular shape of out of the canoe, man, and outrigger,
and the legs form a triangular shape with the body,
because a triangle is one of the most stable shapes there are.