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    Paul WhitePaul White
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    If you find it difficult to lift the amas and get the arms in their sockets at the same time, try putting them on the ground, then line up the ama arms with the socket, then lift the ama sliding the arm into the socket.

    Put the boat on some grass or sand. If you can’t find a suitable area where you rig the boat, consider getting a strip of carpet or fake grass long enough to sit the ama on. Alternatively, you can use some pool noodles under the ama to support it.

    Lift the Ama from the trolley and lay it on the grass/sand/noodles so that both ama arms line up with the relevant socket in the main hull (you may need to do this by moving the end of the arm so it lines up). Now lift the ama so it remains horizontal (lift the ama just aft of the forward arm) and push the ama arms into the holes. Tighten the tramp ties to make sure they are fully inserted.

    NOTE: The lifting balance point for the ama is just behind the front arm. If you try lifting from the mid point between the two arms it will tip forward.

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