balsa raft

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Noun1.balsa raft - a light raft made of balsabalsa raft - a light raft made of balsa    
raft - a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
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This time the historian with an inclination for action sets out on a balsa raft to challenge the rapids of the Amazon, just like the Spanish conquistadors did 450 years ago.
Ship shape Visit the maritime museums to find out more about Viking vessels, the original Kon-Tiki balsa raft and the famous Fram, the polarship that sailed Roald Amundsen into the history books when he became the first person to reach the South Pole.
Munoz is following in the tradition of Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, who captained a balsa raft called the "Kon-Tiki" from Peru to Polynesia in a 1947 exploration of the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Ojani, 26, who had escaped from his native Cuba in a perilous trip on a balsa raft when he was 17, turned down Jennifer's huge offer of alimony cash and is now living at a friend's house in Los Angeles.
Experts scoffed at Heyerdahl when he set off to cross the Pacific aboard a balsa raft in 1947, saying it would get water logged and sink within days.
His equally unconventional raft project, reminiscent of Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 voyage from Peru to Polynesia on a balsa raft, has its supporters.