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Kon-Tiki Raft Voyage to be Re-Created!

Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 1
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2006-11-07 1:30 pm   Permalink


On 2006-07-12 12:21, bungy wrote:
Re: Re-voyage of Kon-Tiki!
The Kon-tiki paper back has 70 pix in it! And I remember Dwight Long (my sailing mentor,) who had a Lecture series for years called "Arm Chair Adventures", introducng me to Thor Hyerdahl! His lecture was really hard to see because they had so much trouble! And so many storms, and the craft was so unseaworthy! I've sailed probably 40,000 miles of blue water cruising.. and I was probably 17 when I saw his lecture.. and it still impresses me it was so rigorous!
A few years ago, I came across another adventure that Hyerdahl had in the Marquesas, where he and his new bride had lived for 2 years. It was PRIMITIVE!!! I couldn't evne imagine doing that.. so all-in-all.. he was certainly an adventurer! I look forward to the grandson's lecture.. and will take "patches" along!!! (only kidding!)
Maybe somebody can get them to put the original voyage on DVD!

A similar voyage was done on a raft made of garbage by Poppa Neutrino and his crew (they have the record for being the first scrap raft to cross the Atlantic): http://www.floatingneutrinos.com The Norwegians had a budget of $900,000.00 for their expedition. Shortly, Poppa Neutrino and I will be building a small raft for each of us, measuring 4 feet wide x 32 feet long, each. We'll be sailing those to China and then circumnavigating the globe - and we do it with recycled materials mostly and very little electronics. A handheld GPS and Radio - we're not trying to prove anything at all - we're just wanting to do it. Most of our navigation will be by sextant and stars/sun,etc. We prefer that. Meanwhile, keep an eye on the Floating Neutrinos site. We'll start putting up pictures of the build in December, and then along the way.

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