Proa are fascinating boats, indigenous, fast, ancient and were employed to populate the Pacific. Their builders were also amazing navigators, relying on small maps of bamboo & shell, knowledge of the stars, currents, and swell direction to go just about anywhere they wanted. Click the title above to visit this one, but also:http://www.wingo.com/proa/links.html .
Within Soundings 6 - Seamanship
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