Hurricane ama

In case you owm a Hurricane and want a slightly different ride/feel with it, consider a custom ama.

I've got a custom ama made by Brad Cole, Oahu. It is a discrete modification of the existing ama, gaining in width over the entire length, the bottom very discretely flattened and due to the extra volume shortened at the front iaku.

What does all that do ? The ama sits overall lighter on the water.
The key feature: it does not dive and pop out after at all - you probably know what I mean. It gives the Hurricane a smoother ride.
Those amas are made very well ad with great concern.

I just hope that nobody gets offended by this comment; I am sharing personal experience and have no intent/gain to promote or demote any product out there. They are all good; but if you like your Hurricane and want a slightly different feel, voila, you have an option, and I believe it is a very good one.

Submitted by eckhart on Tue, 01/01/2008 - 12:13pm

Anyone have any idea of which builders offer a choice of ama designs with their canoes.

#1 Tue, 01/01/2008 - 12:45pm

Thanks for the info.

#2 Wed, 01/02/2008 - 8:55am

"Anyone have any idea of which builders offer a choice of ama designs with their canoes."

As far as I know, nobody does. I designed an OC2 a few years back that had a long skinny flatwater ama that had the iakos mounting forward of the front seat and aft of the rear seat, but it also had a roughwater ama with the forward iako mounting between seats 1 & 2, and the rear iako mounting behind seat 2. The roughwater ama was, obviously, much shorter and fatter. As far as I know that is the only boat that has ever offered different ama's. Seems to me that as with a paddler having a quiver of rudders for different conditions he should have a couple different amas.

#3 Wed, 01/02/2008 - 10:38am

The Vantage FT is offered with two ama's.

#4 Wed, 01/02/2008 - 11:05am

A Zephyr ama will fit on a Fuze or Fusion.

#5 Wed, 01/02/2008 - 11:43am

Which one is better, the short fat one or the long skinny one?

#6 Wed, 01/02/2008 - 3:49pm

"Which one is better, the short fat one or the long skinny one?"

Oh the possibilities.

Someone please...I've known Jim too long!

#7 Wed, 01/02/2008 - 6:35pm

"the short fat one or the long skinny one"

what are we talking about again??...

#8 Wed, 01/02/2008 - 9:02pm

I need a new hurricane ama and iakos. How can i check it out?

#9 Sat, 03/15/2008 - 3:52pm

Eckhart, you mentioned Brad Cole making a modified Ama for the Hurricane, do you or anyone else have his contact info?Mahalo.

#10 Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:15am

early Hukis were offered with different amas.. not sure if this is still the case..


#11 Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:27am

Hi FLoutrigger,

#12 Thu, 03/27/2008 - 3:03pm

Never heard of this Brad Cole guy before.

Judging by his last name, he must be a pretty cool cat.

#13 Thu, 03/27/2008 - 7:03pm

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