Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hookup

I leveled everything up on two planks and blocked up the ama to the right height.  The forward kiato is connected to the ama with four struts so I drilled holes through the skin and deep into the foam until I hit the center web.  I poured epoxy thickened with microspheres into the holes and inserted the 1-1/4" dowels.  The aft kiato only has a single vertical strut installed in the same way.  The pitch trim of the ama can be adjusted by moving the lashing point on the aft strut.

9 comments:

Aotearoa said...

congrats!
nice job!
still struggling with mine after a year and your all ready done...
master yoda!

Wade tarzia said...

Those akas really add a lot of beauty to an already handsome boat!

Bloc hornet said...

this is super cool, how much was it?

Soothtapu said...

Waka-licious

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This is awesome, how long did it take you to make this?

Gary.Dierking said...

I've spent 3-4 hours a day since mid July.

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primrose valley caravans said...

Excellent stuff Gary, I would love to be able to create something like this. Well done on a great job :)

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Excellent Gary, that must of taken some patience and dedication!