Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ama Attachment Methods

One of the most fascinating parts of the outrigger canoe is the multiple ways that have been devised to connect the ama to the crossbeam.  It must be strong enough to slam into wave faces, be twisted in confused seas and still produce the smallest possible drag.
Te Rangi Hiroa (Sir Peter Buck) did extensive research on this in the 1930's. 

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