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Old 27-05-2009, 12:21   #1
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First posting as a new member. Lived in Hawaii for 40 years and have been involved with interisland cruising and racing . Last 6 years I have had the honor of membership in the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the HOKULE'A ,a Hawaiian Voyaging canoe that has sailed over 100,00 miles throughout the Pacific using only the stars,waves and birds to guide her ( No sextant, GPS or Timepiece).My involvement has allowed me the privilege of sailing on the canoe and now as Captain of her escort vessel
Also, completing a 7 year rebuild of a CSY44- "KANALOA" with the intention of extensive South Pacific sailing.
I believe that this forum will provide a valuable resource for all of my sailing endeavors and to enjoy the experiences of others.

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Old 27-05-2009, 12:29   #2
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Welcome to the Forum, Mike. We're glad you're here.

Congratulations on your in-progress refit of the CSY44. That will be a great vessel for your upcoming sailing adventures. It will be comforting, I'm sure, to know that even if you lose all electronic nav aids and your sextant falls overboard, you can still find your way from Point A to Point B.

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Welcome, Mike!

We'd love to hear more about your Hokule'a adventures, with photos if you've got 'em! Sounds really interesting. I'm guessing you're itching to get Kanaloa on the water after a seven year rebuild.

Speaking of voyaging canoes, you might find this interesting. Here's a photo of Gli Gli, a replica of a 35' Carib indian canoe built by Caribs on the island of Dominica. A couple of years ago they sailed it from Dominica to BVI, stopping at all the islands along the way, including here on Nevis.



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Cool experiences!,
using birds for navigation, never thought of it.
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Cool experiences!,
using birds for navigation, never thought of it.
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The practice of turning land birds loose and following them to land is where the term 'crows nest' originated.
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Of course, one has to catch said birds first! That might be the tough part. Ha
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Aloha, Kai Malino!
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Aloha Mike,
Welcome aboard! I just got back from helping a friend sail his Columbia 28 from Ala Wai to Hilo Bay with a day stop in Manele. A little bouncy between Molokai and Lanai with the small craft warnings but Alenuihaha was pretty good with 15-18.
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