The outrigger paddling canoe is traditionally rigged in Hawaii with only one ama rigged to be in the water.
The Holopuni OC3 Paddle and Sailing Canoes incorporate reinforced iako mounts with the iako attachments raised an additional 3” Rise on both the canoe hull and ama.
This provides for additional water clearance when paddling in rough seas or surfing.
Our recommended and preferred rigging system is the traditional cotton cord style. While this might be new a skill to be learned and can be time consuming it is a TRADITIONALLY TRIED AND TESTED method of rigging. We realize that there are currently other methods used for rigging such: as the popular stainless steel ratchet straps and even rubber tubing.
The laminated iako are much stronger than the older style bent or carved wood iako. The Holopuni OC3 Sailing Canoe incorporates 2 heavy duty, curved, laminated wooden iako. The canoe hull and ama have reinforced iak’o mounts with raised attachment points. These provide additional water clearance when sailing in rougher seas.
Two 15' matching sailing amas provide flotation and support for hiking out. The Holopuni iako-Trimaran iako set uses 2 amas that are rigged out at an equal distance from the hull. This is our favorite and recommended sailing set up.
Our iako are specially designed by DGS WaterSports.
Trampolines can be attached to the iako for hiking out, extra passengers and for sleeping and carrying gear.