From Larry Haff:
Just to let you know, I entered my Ulua (Nai'A) for judging in a big boat gathering here, the Mid-Atlantic Small Boat Festival in St. Michaels, Maryland. There were about 200 boats judged, about evenly divided between traditional and contemporary categories. My Ulua won best of show in the contemporary class. I was rather shocked since my boat building skills are rather rudimentary. I use wood strip construction for the ama and made the safety ama from an old fishing rod case. The sail was made for me by Douglas Fowler of Ithaca, New York.