There seem to be lots of workable solution for the deck of Hakas.
I think the development should center on the attachments.
Here is a list, hereafter modestly called the "Beebrain standards" of the ideal design features of an attachment. Some of these may not be important to everyone, some contradict each other to some extent, but they provide a basis for comparison and discussion
•1) Made of inexpensive materials and constructed with common tools and skills
•2) Light in weight, and strong enough for the loads involved
•3) Not corrode in seawater, and not damage amas
•4) Not require modification of the stock Hobie boat
•5) Resist being lifted and moved sternward by wave action (as argued by Chekika)
•6) Fit both TI and AI (and various TI3 positions)
•7) Usable with or without tramps in place
•8) Allow akas to fold with minimal or no re-rigging (see Aussieonyak and others)
•9) Quickly removed and replaced, and moved outboard and inboard
•10) Stabilize amas when in place, resist unexpected folding (argued by Nohuhu)
•11) Adaptable to a variety of Haka decking materials
•12) Contribute to use of Haka as a camp/pitstop table (as designed by CaptChaos and Chekika)
My current idea toward many of these goals goes something like thisForward
: a single sturdy padded hook, similar to but wider than Stringy's, shown below:
BUT with a single attachment bolt to the deck, designed for rotation, to allow folding of the ama when the rear is free.
--This satisfies nearly all of the Beebrain Standards, except compromising on #10.Rear:
This is harder. Possiblity 1: Dual bungie strap-downs on corners
--This may be more rigging than some solutions for #8 and #9, but helps with #10, by making a rigid triangle with the front mount.
Possibility 2: tube clips or split PVC, possibly with hold down bungie.
--This would require dual setup for Beebrain Standard #6, would be weaker for #10, since then both front and back could slide more.
Neither of these contribute to #12, (my Hakas follow Chekika's design, and I use this feature.), but separate fittings for this purpose would be easy to implement (though maybe not as wide, thus stable as Chekika's design allows.
I am waiting for feedback to improve these ideas before I make a new set of Haka attachments.