The first three man canoe carved in PukaPuka for 30 years has been delivered to the museum in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. It is similar to the very special 50-60 year old model I have from PukaPuka.
You can read more about its construction here.
Andrew Bennett is varnishing his T2 hull and had this advice:
"Please repeat to your followers your advice to avoid varnish fumes. I got a nasty headache yesterday, in spite of using a chemical respirator. I kept it well inside the garage, and so got a buzz just walking across the garage to put it on. I keep it now at the garage door."
We are a group of friends sailing proas from Poland and Germany. Every year we meet to share our experience and to raid together to gain some more experience. Three boats went for Proa Raid 2014. All of them were shunting proas with crab claw sails. Strictly shunting, no tacking, no safety gear to protect the fail of the mast in back-wind. No motor.