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Completion of ama reworking for AL DEMANY CHIMAN

Last weekend I was also able to wrap up work on the refurbished ama for my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe AL DEMANY CHIMAN. I had noted previous progress a bit ago, and I had stalled for a while because life took over. Work crises tamped down a bit and the weather improved, I brought the ama [...]

Update on the rebuilding of the ama for my canoe, AL DEMANY CHIMAN

It seemed a good time to update you all on the status of our various winter projects on the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe, A DEMANY CHIMAN. When we last checked in, I was trying to figure out how to approach the redesign of the ama, especially with respect to the problem of it shipping lots of [...]

Ideas welcome – beginning the redesign / rebuild of AL DEMANY CHIMAN’s ama

As I have noted before, one of the biggest issues I have found with the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe AL DEMANY CHIMAN is that the ama isn’t working out. The shape is a bit off and it ships too much water. Having completed a number of smaller maintenance items since calling an end to the season, [...]

The first true look – fitting together the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe

It was a nice day, I had the whole morning, and, frankly, it was time. Today I put the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe together for the first time: wa’a, iakos, and ama – the whole shebang.

My assessment is that things fit pretty well, though I need to sand down the pegs at the end [...]

Update on the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe project – structure coming along nicely

Once again vacation (kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing at Cuttyhunk Island), our building project, and, alas, life have overtaken blogging. Well, Chine bLog is back. The good news is that the design and building project – the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe – is progressing well.

As you can see, the stringers are mostly on and [...]

Its starting to look like an ama – the latest on the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe project

I know many of you have been waiting with bated breath for an updated on my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe project. OK, by “many” I mean “three, max” and by “bated breath” I mean “vague curiosity.” But this boat is starting to take shape and, by the powers granted me by the good people behind WordPress [...]

Progress on the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe – an ama slowly takes shape

I have been making progress on the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe [note to self: you have to name this thing] on two fronts: a) updating the design a bit and b) building the ama. I hope to have the design updates done soon. I nudged the ama forward as much as I could (maybe six inches), [...]