Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ama Switch

 
Dennis Bullen on the Manukau Harbor in New Zealand recently built a new ama for his stretched Ulua to the design I'm using on the Va'a Motu.  It has a high volume, a low wave piercing bow and plenty of rocker aft.  It should throw less spray that the banana shaped amas.

2 comments:

PeteCress said...

Could Dennis comment on the LOA of his vaka and the fore-aft distance between iakos?

My Ulua is about 21' long and the distance between is 10'6" - which I find kind of long for convenience. i.e. a lot of spars and things are around 8', but 10'6" is awfully long to bridge. So I'm toying with the idea of moving them closer together if/when I make a new ama.

Den said...

Hi Pete. The canoe is 24ft long. Iako distance 2.400 c/c. The iako's have been strengthened and raised one inch above the hull.