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The forums opened on Nov. 1, 2011, and operated until Aug. 31, 2014. There are 400 topics on all aspects of proa and outrigger canoe design, history, construction and sailing, which remain online as an archive.


Hello from France


Total Posts: 1

Joined 2012-04-06


Hi everybody,

My interest for the prao comes from my interest for oceanian culture. I’m very impressed by the level of knowledge of this civilisation. I try to understand capabilities of such boat. I have not yet a prao, I just use small boats in inner or coastal waters. I have the project to make one. Two goals : increase my knowledge and pleasure to be on water.
Like the nearest water from my home is river (and particulary a narrow one) I am very interesting by the design of Michael Schacht “The Intrepid’ where we can row.

It is a small presentation but my english is not fluent and it’s easier for me to read than to write english.




Is it because some one take a different way than he is stupid ...


Total Posts: 356

Joined 2011-10-28


Ghisbar, Welcome to the forum, glad you are here!



All I want to know is are we coming or are we going?