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Postby aukepalmhof » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:20 pm

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The vessel depict is a “waka” better known as “vaka kateo” a double canoe used in the Cook Islands and other southern islands in the Pacific.
The “vaka kateo” was used for catching flying fish and for interisland transportation.
Dugout hulls of unequal length joined with the bows even or the smaller hull slightly behind.
The hulls are made mostly out of one piece; strengthened by ribs, some residual in the dugout itself.
Rounded bottoms with strong tumble home; ends curved up, the bows slightly above the gunwale and the sterns quit tall, a piece having been added to the hull. Coverboards at each end, gunwale pieces added; sometimes washstrakes.
Hulls joined by three booms that project outboard on ether side ca 76 cm.; outboard booms might be secured by stringers; platform of poles between the hulls or across both hulls. Generally rowed, double tholepins set into the stringers. Mast stepped in forward part of the platform which carried triangle mat sail with the apex down.
The starboard hull was the longest with a length of ca. 8.2m while the port hull was 25% shorter.

Penrhyn Island 1981 1c sg168, scott?. 1981 15c sg188, scott? 1984 2c sg337, scott?

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Re: VAKA KATEO (waka)

Postby Arturo » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:24 pm

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Vaka Kateo (Waka)

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