One thing I did notice is the forward bungees on the amas really allow the amas to bounce away from the akas. I totally understand why owners are modifying to a double bungee setup on the forward aka/ama attachment and I'll be doing the same.
Perhaps I'll just install the next heavier/thicker bungee size instead of installing two bungees. Has anyone done that? If so, how did it work?
Welcome to the club, Jim,
It's a ton of fun. Sandusky, Ohio?, if so that's nice sailing area. I was last there when the remnants of hurricane Hugo (I think) went though and there was a twenty foot following seas.
Double bungees, thicker bungees, and lashing all work extremely well
see posts here:http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=43157http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=40730&hilit=+double+bungee+http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=42732&hilit=+double+bungee+
there are other methods and various strengths and weaknesses of each. For example, lashing is near permanent which is great if you trailer but not so good if you cartop.
Having done both, I like the lashing: no movement what so ever.