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Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:47 pm

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The KABEKL an outrigger war canoe was used by the natives of Palau for long voyages, now extinct, some replica’s have been built lately which are used as tourist attractions and for racing.
The KABEKL is a lightly built dugout canoe and made from one tree trunk.
The outrigger float was connected with the hull with booms. A platform covered most of the outrigger unit.
Length between 10 and 12 metre, paddled by up to 20 paddlers.

Palau 1985 22c sg74, scott?

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