Photos, drawings, and descriptions of outrigger canoes around the world. http://gary.dierking.net
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Ama lashings Part 5
In Tahiti we can see a fine example of a mixed connection. The stiff forward crossbeam uses a standard four strut connection while the slender and flexible aft crossbeam acts as a spring to allow the ama a limited range of motion in the pitch axis. This is an even better example of a springy aft crossbeam from Bora Bora.