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Viracocha III Mast Design

With the Viracocha III reed raft, we are attempting to replicate masts, sails, and rigging that were likely commonly used along South America’s west coast. Drawings made by the Spanish conquistadors were the first to depict sailing rafts along the South American coast outlining triangular sails with double poled masts […]

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Team Work

The tightening of the natural fiber sisal ropes on the Viracocha III is a necessity for the success of the expedition and requires the cumulative strength of many crew members. On land, the reeds dry and shrink overtime and the fibrous rope stretches as it dries. The opposite occurs at […]