Hi guys, thanks for all the responses, even all the naysayers saying I'm just a troll. I'd like to clarify a couple things, I'm not just some moron who read a couple adventure books and came up with some silly idea, I've actually sailed all my life, have covered tens of thousands of miles, and I have considerable experience working on trimarans.
For all the people talking about the polynesians, yes exactly, that is why I had the idea. Personally I think the dugout option is overkill and I know that it is incredibly time consuming to construct such a craft. My idea is more to modernize the idea of a polynesian outrigger with minimal cost.
I know people have rowed in open boats across the pacific. Personally I think that is insanity, you'd never get me to do it. An outrigger canoe, built up with the proper supports has the potential to be way safer and more efficient. Navigation
is a non issue, gps
, with a small solar
panel I could even power my phone
and use that to plot lat / long on a chart. Obviously watermakers are a necessity, the canoe simply doesn't have the carrying capacity otherwise, as mentioned by an early commentator.
I'm not so interested in the food
aspects (these are easily solvable with only a little backpacking knowledge) as much as a discussion of the sea worthiness of such a vessel, and how to improve it.