Small tri friend Hien Ngo sent me the following info regarding a unique double outrigger canoe historical project / modern adventure. A fellow called OutBack Mike put a lot of time and effort the canoe-build and subsequent expedition, as seen below via vids on YouTube.
I’ve never heard of Outback Mike before. He appears to have some bona fide skills when it comes to this sorta stuff though.
Check it all out (pics and videos follow):