Here's Kayakman7, another modified canoe who finished just ahead of dog.
Biggest Hakas I've seen! Notice any other similarities? I hear he owns a TI too.
And mirage drive backup power. I just finished peddling across Florida bay when that photo was taken, longest night of my life. Some of the channels are well marked others, not so much. All the entrances and exits have big markers with reflectors but I largely found my way by shining my spotlight at the shallow water at the edge of the channel and by hitting the bottom a lot.
The hakas were in sleep position in that photo, normally I keep one on each side. They measure 42" by 42" or 7' by 42" when sleeping. They also slide fore and aft to make it easier to get gear and set sails. Mostly, they were all the way back so I could use the spinnaker pole as a backrest.
I chose the tamanu over my ti for greater load carrying capacity, ease of sleeping onboard, hull shape, and dryer ride. It seems I was correct in my choice, finishing several hours ahead of the next island. It's hard to say for sure, I only reefed twice during the challenge, flew my little 100sq spin three days out of four, and the 250 sq spin once for several hours on day three when the wind had fallen to nothing. I doubt many others pushed their gear and bodies quite so close to the breaking point, so I might have been good in the ti.
Funny thing about sleeping near dogslife, there were some boaters camping on the beach that I went and talked to but no one else that I noticed. When I arrived at cp3, the cp captain asked about it, and I had no idea...
Full trip report later, need a real keyboard.