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:

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

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

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  3. this is super cool, how much was it?

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

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

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

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

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