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Re: What's it really like out there?

Originally Posted by skygazer View Post
Also there is a big difference between a fast, clean, high sided sailboat, and a slow, low raft acting like a tea-strainer, letting the water through but staining out the flying fish. Bet they also had their own ecosystem on the underside of the logs, carrying along their own nutrients. Weren't those logs green when they started?
I would go with this explanation. Also, that the oceans have been terribly overfished.

And, yes, I think the crew of KonTiki used freshly cut Balsa, which absorbed water over time and made the raft even slower. I also recall that they observed one of the first Whale Sharks seen by man.

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