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Repairing a fishing canoe in Ghana – Video

Source: www.fishconsult.org

 

Credit: Ivan Venkonwine Kaleo (Ghana)

The fisherman in this Video (Name: Mohammed) is patching up some cracks and holes in his canoe. Actually he did not use the canoe for sometime and so the sun had had an effect on this wooden boat. The fisherman uses cotton wool and heated sheabutter to seal the cracks so that water would not get into the dam while he goes fishing. The heated sheabutter serves as an adhesive. The dark spot behind Mohammed is the fire used in heating the sheabutter. Typically, this is the method being used by the fishermen in repairing the cracks and holes as develop in their canoes.

 

 

 

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