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Worldwide voyage shows potential for cargo canoes

By Ira Zunin

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 21, 2014

~~<p>Hikianalia, Hokule&lsquo;a's sister canoe, which was built for the vessels' worldwide voyage, is distinguished by her solar-powered electric motor and large bank of lithium batteries. While the range of the canoe when under power is somewhat limited, it offers easy maneuverability when getting in and out of moorings and in the unlikely event of a man-overboard situation.</p>
<p>Hikianalia also offers a glimpse at a model for environmental sustainability, part of Malama Honua (&quot;Care for Our Earth&quot;), the mission of the three-year voyage.</p>
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Hikianalia, Hokule‘a's sister canoe, which was built for the vessels' worldwide voyage, is distinguished by her solar-powered electric motor and large bank of lithium batteries. While the range of the canoe when under power is somewhat limited, it offers easy maneuverability when getting in and out of moorings and in the unlikely event of a man-overboard situation.

Hikianalia also offers a glimpse at a model for environmental sustainability, part of Malama Honua ("Care for Our Earth"), the mission of the three-year voyage. Login for more...



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