(The Mast Step)

Slammed by forces reaching thousands of
pounds per square inch, the Ku Kia absorbs
the strains and compression load exerted by
the mast and sail when the canoe is moving
forward in her sail path.

When one sails on a voyaging canoe, one of
the things that instantly grabs your attention
is the sound that a voyaging canoe makes,
as she compensates by distributing the
stresses and strains of tension thoughout
her body, sailing proudly across the sea.