Abora, reed boat
Abora project display and Dominique Goerlitz
|Builder:||Aymara Indians, Huatajata, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia|
|Class & type:||Totora reed boat|
|Length:||32.8 ft (10.0 m)|
|Sail plan:||Square rig with bipod mast, steering oar, and leeboards|
Abora was a Bolivian-made reed boat, designed in 2002, to travel more than 450 nautical miles (518 mi; 833 km) between Egypt, Lebanon and Cyprus. This was an attempt to prove a theory that there were no boundaries to the travels of ancient sailors, defying modern estimations of limited exploration by prehistoric man. The idea was inspired by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed from South America to Polynesia on the Kon-Tiki balsa raft in 1947.
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- The Abora project CNN
- Abora III Diary Abora III Diary
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