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    Re: Polynesian canoes set off from New Zealand to Raiatea (French Polynesia)
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2010 Apr 26, 00:06 +0100

    That website states, about the picture Douglas Denny refers to-
    
    "The Traditional Voyaging Vaka ‘Te Au O Tonga’ was badly damaged during the 
    5 cyclones that hit Rarotonga in February 2005. Despite efforts to secure 
    the Vaka from sustaining damage during the cyclones one of the hulls was 
    smashed and other damage was incurred."
    
    It was a completely different vessel to those under discussion.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable, at  george{at}hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Douglas Denny" 
    To: 
    Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 11:55 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Polynesian canoes set off from New Zealand to 
    Raiatea (French Polynesia)
    
    
    
    
    On the website George points to, there are photos of the vessel 'Vaka Te Au 
    O'  including repairs to one of the  hulls in the later numbered sets of 
    photos.  Curiously the website does not give details of the boat.
    
    The hull appears to be of mainly wooden construction (ply?) on frames, with 
    wooden mast and rope rigging.
    
    Douglas Denny.
    Chichester. England.
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