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Let's carve a large outrigger canoe and sail it (Kon-tiki like) to an island
JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-10-12 1:29 pm   Permalink

OK, we'll name it PIGHAMMER.

There is still a lot of room left, anyone else? Any other ideas?

JohnnyP

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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-10-24 07:14 am   Permalink

bump

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2006-10-24 09:18 am   Permalink

Sounds like a fun trip. I've canoed out to islands on big lakes out West and camped with a group before, it's a lot of fun. I've also done week long white water float trips down the Salmon River, the " River of No Return", with camping, drinking, eating and debauchery. My suggestion to you is to look into using "dry bags" for putting your sleeping bags, changes of clothes, food etc. in. See who's coming that might have their own dry bags and if not rent some from a rafting company outfitter or canoe outfitter. It's no fun when the clothes, food and cameras get wet.

Have fun you crazy bastardz!

ST


 
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Capt'n Skully
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Joined: May 28, 2005
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From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2006-10-24 12:56 pm   Permalink

I don't think I relayed it well before, but I'm in!!

And.. I have a handheld GPS for navigation or just in case..

Do you have a route/island in mind? I've heard the lakes can get rough in some parts.. How is it in your area?





 
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-10-24 4:36 pm   Permalink

We gotsa have a boat before we have a course. When is this first saw team coming in Johnny?

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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-10-24 4:56 pm   Permalink

What is the time frame on this project? Depending on when it happens I would love to get involved!

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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2006-11-01 8:39 pm   Permalink

I hope you guys can make this happen. Sounds like an epic adventure!

 
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Helz
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Joined: Oct 31, 2004
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From: Westminster, CO
Posted: 2006-11-02 3:03 pm   Permalink

Ok, given the pure insane brilliance of this idea, and my proclivity to doing stuff purely for the ability to tell the story about it (Which has often gotten me in WAY over my head), I'm definitely in.



 
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Tiki Fink
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Joined: Feb 21, 2006
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From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2006-11-02 10:16 pm   Permalink

Love the idea!!!!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2006-11-02 10:42 pm   Permalink

Count me in...

I've had the idea of building an outrigger for the last 6 years for the Dairyland Surf Classic on Labor Day Weekend... even had the logs ready... it never happened...

What lake are we talking about... Michigan or Huron? Upper Lake Michigan has quite a few islands in somewhat shallower waters.

Even in late Spring we're talking water temps of no higher that 50's... a wetsuit underneath might be a good idea...


 
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Tiki Terrace
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Posted: 2006-11-06 11:40 pm   Permalink

Absolutely love it! Been to the Canoe festival several times. When my brothers and I were dancing at PCC, we would always make it over to see the fest! I'll PM you and talk more! We are in the Chicago suburbs.
Scott, Tiki Terrace


 
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2006-11-07 11:06 am   Permalink

Johnny... have you gotten word from Scott at Tiki Terrace yet? I read over his thoughts and I think they are all great. Support and help from the Hawaiian and Polynesian communities in the Great Lakes region would be huge. I love the idea of multiple canoes all sailing to a destination too.

Lets make this happen.

It would be a great event!


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-11-07 3:11 pm   Permalink

Lake and Tiki Terrace.
That PM had a lot of very good ideas. The multiple starting location was an awesome idea, when I first schemed this up I didn't think there would be large amount of people crazy enough to try it and didn't envision more than one canoe.

This is terrific!

I have to gather more info on Great Lakes islands destinations and such. Also I should practice with a smaller dugout to get an estimate on how long it will take to carve a bigger one.

After we're done with the event up here there has been interest expressed in moving the canoe to Florida and going in the gulf to an island. This could involve other people that couldn't make the event up here.

I'll post more later- my head is still spinning.

JP


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-11-07 4:12 pm   Permalink

C'mon, When Aare we doing this, Anyone have the BIG Log yet?


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-11-07 4:17 pm   Permalink

I have a big log- OK restated-- I have a couple trees that are large enough to make these canoes. They have to be felled yet but that can happen this winter to get them ready to carve next year.

More details to come.

John


 
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