Construction and Plans

 

Cartopping - Click to see larger image

Both ama and vaka [main hull] slide easily on their gunwales. No protrusions to catch on the racks.

The cockpit is self bailing thru the daggerboard trunk. Beneath the plywood floor is 12 inches of foam. Ample storage in watertight compartments fore and aft.

 

Both Trampolines Set - Click to see larger image

Trampoline Cleat - Click to see larger image

Simple cleats secure the trampolines. The cam cleat holders fold down to get out of the way for cartopping or paddling.

 

The ama has a hatch covering a compartment. The akas[ the curved beams that join the 2 hulls] slip into sockets in the ama[ float].

 

Ama - Click to see larger image

Aka and Socket - Click to see larger image

Close up showing how aka slips into socket and is secured by a simple cleat.

 

The ama has a self bailing compartment for longer things like paddles, fishing rods, spear guns, etc.

 

Ama Hatch Open - Click to see larger image

Flaquita Construction - Click to see larger image

Construction is inch marine plywood. Chines and gunwales of 1X2 spruce. West system epoxy holds everything together. Almost no screws.

 

Ama of inch plywood. Getting ama-aka-vaka relationship down.

 

Ama/Aka Orientation - Click to see larger image

Aka Socket Construction - Click to see larger image

Here, socket and end of aka are constructed to fit together.

 

Ama construction of inch plywood showing sockets for akas and floor of self-bailing compartment. White puffs are foam flotation expanding beneath floor.

 

Ama Construction - Click to see larger image

Bending the Akas - Click to see larger image

The akas are made of inch by 5 1/2 inch mahogany and ash laminated together over a simple form until the epoxy kicks.

 

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Yeee Hawww!

(She'd go even faster if I wasn't dragging my foot in the water!)

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