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foam for bungee net


I am looking to improve the rear storage net on my Kaimana. Where can I buy sheets of high density foam with an adhesive backing? this stuff doesn;t have to be thick, I just want to keep stiff from wiggling around under the bungie net.

I've walked miles in Home Depot, hobbie stores..

any suggestions for this? the hurricanes appear to have this under the bungie net..


I was looking at race photos from the Kanaku Ikaika race (almost all Pueo's??) and I was wondering why the ama on the Pueo looks so straight (flat?) with very little upward curve? Also the iakos look very straight also. When I looked at the Kamanu Composites website, I thought the ama on their website looked a little different than the ones in the race but can't be sure. Can someone comment?

Makana Ali'i paddles

We're coming to Oahu next week and was wondering where I can find one of these paddles or who has any aval for sale ? Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated


ama rigging

Help. Having completed the Molokai on a ski I was completely in awe of the outriggers on the island. several years later I now have my hands on a four man and am completely clues as to how a) should attach the spar to the boat and b) what sort of angle i should aim for. I have rope and rubber inner tube; is it a case of lashing something up or is there something a little more technical i should be using e.g. knots etc.

Cheers, clueless in cornwall!

Scorpious versus Pegasus

OK everyone, I am new to this site, so go easy. I am from Sydney Australia. I've paddled a pegasus for the past 6 months or so and am in the process of ordering a new scorpious. I weigh 100kgs (thats about 220pds for you non metric types), but I look much thinner in the right light....... (dark, for example)

What can I expect the difference to be in different conditions (smooth water, downwind, into the wind etc). Any other comments would be appreciated like seat comfort, ama performance (does it run in the water like a hurricane or skip along the top like the pegasus?) is it easy to lift the ama, and really, anything else you think of worth commenting on would be great. There arent many here yet, but I am told the new scorpious is fantastic and will be much quicker downhill for a heavier dude while not giving anything away on the smooth water or into a headwind. Your feedfback would be really appreciated. I've looked through the various paddling sites, and not really seen anything specific on the scorpious yet. Maybe there is already some review info available??

ciao for now, Trevor.

Hose Bib Water Pipe Tap

Anybody sell or get instruction for make portable hose bib for tap the water pipe in the park?

Replacement Hurricane Seat


Anyone know a vendor that makes an aftermarket seat for the Hurricane or has made one themselves.

The seat doesnt hold me in like other boats, but sure does have the leverage.

Thank you!


I was wondering what the best way to carry around water to keep yourself hydrated during a long distance race?

Blade/Shaft Angle

Why does an OR blade/shaft path need to remain vertical but a kayak or surfski blade can be at an angle? With all things being equal, the pressure on the back of the blade is the same whether vertical or slightly angled.

I have long arms so it’s easier for me to keep my arms straighter if I put a slight angle to the blade/shaft, allowing me to use my larger torso/back muscles throughout the stroke. Staying vertical and drawing straight down next to the boat causes more bending of my lower arm thus using the smaller muscles of my arm.

I know what your supposed to do, but haven’t found out exactly why there is a difference between the two blade/shaft angles.

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