Preparing the Raft
Organizing logs for transportation to Peru where the raft would be built. The raft
was made of 11 balsa logs, the longest one in the middle of the vessel measured
17 meters (about 56 feet) long, while the others were 14 meters (46 feet).
Despite the fact that balsa produces one of the lightest weight woods,
the logs all together weighed more than 20 tons.
Photo by: Anders Berg/Tangaroa