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Light boat - what does that include with a Wharram? Designers vary somewhat......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Mar 10, 2013.

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I know that this is tabu according to the "philosophy" but not everyone that wants a Wharram lives in a tropical paradise.... The videos of the Lapith voyage also left me thinking how much nicer it…Continue

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I know that this is tabu according to the "philosophy" but not everyone that wants a Wharram lives in a tropical paradise.... The videos of the Lapith voyage also left me thinking how much nicer it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann and Neville Clement Nov 25, 2012.

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At 5:52pm on April 7, 2012, Clay Ghylin said…

Hi Alex,

I was the Foreman Boatbuilder,  for the  'Polynesian Voyaging Society'..., before being asked to teach-full time.. Boatbuilding, and taking on this new life as an Instructor!!

absolutely love teaching!....btw......its simply a blast!

'PVS' is a Fantastic organization!    you may want to start there....

Hokule'a....a double hull / sailing canoe....has just been re-worked, and launched out of dry-dock........a fantastic project in itself

the people and spirit involved.......just beautiful !!

Hokule'a will begin a 'Around the World' sail.....in one year......spreading Peace, Compassion, Understanding, Tolerance, Education, Culture.....along her journey!  making new friends Worldwide.....I just reviewed her tentative route......wow!!

here is PVS website  http://pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu/

I was also involved, briefly,  with traditional Maori boatbuilding from New Zealand...

Maori have canoe culture organizations that mirror PVS....  I refer to this website often:

http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/about/departments-and-schools/department-of-anthropology/journalsandassociations/thepolynesiansociety

and this ebook might shed some info for you:

The Maori: Yesterday and To-day      http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-CowYest-t1-body-d1-d3.html

I hope that answers some questions!!....

take care

Clay

At 7:22pm on February 7, 2013, Burnie Miller said…

Hi Alex, I'm glad you like the chicken picture, thats Red she's our best laying chicken they are hilariously funny and each has a unique personality. I definitely would love to go sail a Wharram might even be fun to bring the chickens, fresh eggs can't be a bad thing when journeying around the world or carribean. 

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