MIrage Puffy Ama Specs

I am down here in Costa Rica and have built a woodstrip OC 6 I am finally getting around to finishing the ama which I tried to make look like a puffy ama but I have no clue as to the actual widths. can anyone help me

Kayak Jaco

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Submitted by kayakjaco on Thu, 05/14/2009 - 3:37am

nice work Jaco,
i only have an AMA that looks similar to the BIXLER AMA, IF IT WORKS FOR YOU, i pass you the specs tonight



#1 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 4:01am


Quick question about your OC-6's. What is the model and did you design them yourself?

#2 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 5:43am

nope, the oc-6 is a modified hull made by RONALD WILLIAMS out of a DENNIS CAMPBELL hull. i think the original design frorm Cambell was called PACIFIC ISLANDER.

i bought the hull and ama from Ronald, who is the father of Outrigger in Brazil, IN 2004. i signed a royalties contract for the canoes i sold.

i designed an OC-1 hull and ama after that.

aloha Kona J.

#3 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 7:15am

anyone out there know how much a 6 man ama and iako weigh?

#4 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 7:17am

ama betwen 16kg and 22 kg depends layup

iakos betwen 3 and 5 kg. depends woods

on this side of the planet at least.

#5 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 7:45am

thanks mariano, i would have guessed around 45 lbs for the ama and 10 each for the iako.

#6 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 7:54am

If Hiro was concerned about too much Aloha, we can have a conversation about the Pacific Islander mold.

#7 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 8:14am

I just ordered some new 'iakos for our wa'a an the pair was 27 pounds shipped, so about 6 kilograms each. Rear is probably slightly heavier because it's got a little more wood in it. Coincidentally this was for a Campbell Pacific Islander.

I know it might be a can of worms given the little I know about the PI, but I'd be curious to hear more about it Kona J.

#8 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 8:48am

feel free Kona j, whats up with the pacific islander?

#9 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 8:54am

Also, kayakjaco, please post some pictures of your canoe and ama. The bigger the better in my opinion. Any ideas on total cost and number of hours spent? This sounds like a great project and something I've contemplated recently as a way to avoid getting my real work doneā€¦

#10 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 8:52am

Kayak Jaco

The OC 6 that goes with the Ama pic that I sent in was taken from a drawing in the Tommy Holmes book The Hawaiian Canoe. It said racing canoe drawn to take maximum advantage of HCRA rules.

#11 Fri, 05/15/2009 - 7:13am

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I love wooden boats.

#12 Fri, 05/15/2009 - 9:05am

great looking canoe Kayakjaco. beautiful

#13 Sun, 05/17/2009 - 4:29am

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