Pahi

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1827 depiction of Tahitian pahi double-hulled war canoes Tahitian warrior dugouts, Le Costume Ancien et Moderne by Giulio Ferrario, 1827.jpg
1827 depiction of Tahitian pahi double-hulled war canoes

Pahi were the traditional double-hulled sailing watercraft of Tahiti. [1] They were large, two masted, and rigged with crab claw sails. [2]

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References

  1. Taonui, Rāwiri (22 September 2012). "'Canoe navigation - Waka – canoes', Te Ara". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand . p. 1. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. Parsonson, G. S.; Golson, Jack, Ed. (1962). "The Settlement of Oceania: An Examination of the Accidental Voyage Theory". Journal of the Polynesian Society . Auckland University. 71 (34): 11–63. Retrieved January 11, 2015.