Making a canoe

A canoe is made from a pinipini (Callophyllum? species) tree. The canoe is cut out and then shaped. It must be straight and symmetrical. Many men who are raised away from Sikaiana cannot make a canoe. This canoe is a single hull canoe, manaui. In former times, Sikaiana made outrigger canoes (vaka hai ama). But none were made during my stays 1980-1987. But I heard that an outrigger was made after I left.