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I am curious about the amas. Many years ago a friend of mine was making pvc didgeridoo, he would flame them in a way with a torch and once soft wiggle and squish the softened area to make it look like bamboo. I have been wondering if it would be possible to add more shape to amas that way.Make them more boat shaped instead of tube shaped. I also wonder if shaping them would matter?
I think that some rocker especially at the stern would help. Sometimes a canoe will be sailing loaded more aft and this drags the stern of the ama. You'll see that rocker on big racing tris too.
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