I notice you did not also correct the angle of the dangle for the Amas. The keels are offset now. When the sailing gets more intense and these do begin to bury, it will be interesting to see if they try to turn the boat.
I thought about that NOHUHU, but it seems to me that by the time the ama is in the water, the hull will be heeled over further, but the angle of the ama to the water will be pretty much the same. The extra heel of the boat is sure to have some effect on the steering, but I know that in winds of over 20 knots, I can keep the the ama from burying by hiking out, without having to furl the sail. Time will tell..........
As I recall, you really wanted to do this for longer pedal treks. Too bad it didn't provide the glide you wanted there.
Best way to test things would be to have one or more stock AIs track you in average winds/flat water and all of you sail/pedal from the cockpit.
Yeah, unfortunately, I didn't have time to test the boat from the cockpit. I built the quarterdeck to match the newer akas/crossbars. Normally I can just turn it around, if I want to sit in the cockpit. It doesn't fit the older crossbars so well, so I had to strap it down and I was having too much fun sailing to fiddle with it. If I decide to stick with this aka setup, I'll knock out a new quarterdeck to fit.
Coincidentally, Stringy came riding past the boat ramp on his bike as I was packing up, so we've agreed to get together sometime to compare the AI's in both modes.
I've got to say, I can't see this providing much of an advantage while sailing from the cockpit. I needed to be able to shift my weight around while sitting on the quarterdeck, to keep the boat flat.