Monday, June 17, 2013

Tune that Ama

Fitting shims between the iako (crossbeam) and the top of the gunwale allows
you to change the attitude of the ama.  If you use the aft seat with no other
crew on board, you may notice the stern of the ama dragging.  A shim at point "A"
will lift the stern of the ama.  A shim at point "B" will lower it.  A shim at "C"
will lift the bow of the ama and one at "D" will lower the bow.  Experiment
with these settings to get the best from your canoe.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tamanu in Hawaii

Jon Gardner in Hawaii has constructed a very fine 20' (6M) Tamanu.

Nice re-curve on the iakos.  Full length self bailing cockpit.  Quarter rudder.

 You gotta be jealous when your backyard looks like this.

Jon used the hollow plywood ama.  A solid foam ama is an option in the plans.
Note the stub mast.

You can get to this point very quickly.
The cockpit floor which makes the canoe self bailing.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

T2 in Oz

Peter Richardson is just getting started on his stretched T2 in Australia.