Miniature Wargaming, historical and fictional, from 1/4800 to 54mm
An exploration worth undertaking. I spent a year in Tonga and am fascinated with their ancient, stone-age empire - re-pleat with similar ocean going war canoes. A different kind of 'War in the Pacific'. Hawaiians, Samoans, Tongan, Solomon Islands and Maoris all had fabulous warrior cultures and some disturbing, fierce cannibalistic traditions. Ideal for skirmish level stuff similar to the African pulp games or Viking raiding events. Nice post.
All you will need a is a fire pit to roast the pig... Sounds like it would be a wild game.
John Found plans for the craft on ebay. Search using ship plans. The drawing is in French and has both a plan and side view. There is a good cross section of the hull
Looks like the type of vessel you need to discover Aotearoa (New Zealand).cheers