Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ama glassing

 I finished the final shaping of the ama and got it ready for glassing.  It gets two layers of 6oz cloth with an overlap at the keel and deck ridge.  I glass one side each day with both layers going on at the same time.

The new bottle of hardener I opened had turned red which is annoying but doesn't affect its effectiveness. 


  1. Nice. Are you going with a safety ama as well?

    Do you see any reason why a similar box-type gullwing iako setup wouldn't work on my wa'apa? I'm still thinking "trimaran", with two ama like yours and symmetrical gullwing iako.

  2. That ama looks fast, would it be a good choice for a ulua?

  3. I will be making a safety ama too, with a simpler shape and smaller.
    You could definitely dress up a Wa'apa with gullwing iakos and light foam amas.
    This ama would work fine for everything except surfing beach breaks where the Hawaiian banana is less likely to stuff itself under.