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    Default Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    Beautiful dugout canoes from Brazil - very shapely and colorful - haven't seen seen these before:

    Some general information: https://jwaten.wordpress.com/introdu...canoa-caicara/

    Photo source: http://canoadepau.blogspot.com/








    Photo source: http://canoasubatuba.blogspot.com/






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    Default Re: Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    Some surf fun:


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    Default Re: Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    Must be an easy 2 sheet job, no? Lovely shape.

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    Default Re: Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    Very cool. I saw smaller dugouts in Panama being used as tenders to fishing boats.

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    Default Re: Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    Build of a Canoa Caišara - short video:


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    Default Re: Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    Build of the Canoa Caišara - long video:


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    Default Re: Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    Beautiful canoes. They seem quite stable for their width. When they are all painted you could mistake them for a wherry or white hall planked skiff.
    "I see!" said the blind man who picked up his hammer and saw.

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    Default Re: Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    The short hand adzes are called 'enxo' (enshow) I watched shiprights use them in Portugal, very handy tools and can produce a good finish.

    Thanks for the vid..
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    Default Re: Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    The question is, what are the stern and bow "skegs" doing for this design, how adapted to local waters and uses? They seem concerned with tracking or lateral resistance (paddling through cross-winds?) rather than easy turning. Interesting. The bow skeg (what would the proper technical term be?) reminds me of some of these illustrated on early medieval Viking ships (and I think attested on some early modern boats), thought to have added lateral resistance for sailing.

    There is a little more about such canoes at the excellent site, Indigenous Boats, http://indigenousboats.blogspot.com/search/label/Brazil -- Wade
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    Default Re: Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    In Dominica, the Caribs, fill their canoes with water and hot rocks to bow out the sides. I wonder if these people know about that and decide not to do it, or maybe they did not evolve that way.

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    Default Re: Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    Flo-mo, you have an awesome website. Any plans to put together a ply or strip built canoa? I would love to fish from one.

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    Default Re: Canoa Caišara - dugout canoes from Brazil

    Are any of them sailed, like these Cuna boats I saw?


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