We're working on re-desining its hull
Now equipped with SAIL
Now our Va'a is named "Da Iki" that named after IKI(small in Polynesian, and cool in Japanese).
PLS find the attatched FBM for our V1
It track very well, but turns nicely as well!
We followed the design of traditional Tahitian Va'a.
Well, it worked fine with single bolt on mount because the stainless inserted nut stand well to the lots of load.
We are mainly...
Well, it's only 4.2 meters long as we designed at the biginning.
But looks sharp and swift for its Tahitian like outline.
Easily reach to top...
Da Iki V1 Photo
Here're the photo taken last weekend.
And short movie;
finally, it's on the water!
I have built the one man outrigger canoe of my own design:
If you interested, I can send you...
Roto-molded and Sit-on-top va'a
Let us know your capability of molding factory
We are now working on the several designs of roto-molded water crafts.
VA'A design for carbon kevlar
I suppose this short recreational va'a is not suitalbe to build with carbon or hightech materials. This design is...
Walden's NALU is now took over by Riot Kayaks in Montreal.
We have that in our hand, but...
This might be inspiring:
Thanks frosh for your comment.
It's short and wide because;
1)Our local roto-molding facility has the max capacity to 420cm
Just didn't have much time to write any explanations:p .
I am a paddler and canoe designer in Tokyo.
We are currently working on...
VA'A(SIT-ON-TOP ONE MAN OUTRIGGER CANOE)