Huli

 
 
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In Hawaiian, the word "huli" means to turn over.

If you huli your canoe

First and foremost, count heads to make sure everyone is ok. Seat 6 is in command and gives all commands.
Check for partners: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6. If anyone is missing, seat 6 will assign a paddler to take two lifejackets and search for the missing paddler.

Next turn the boat back over

Position the boat sideways to the prevailing swell.
Seats 3 and 4 position themselves over the hull on the side opposite the ama to help pull the boat over (stand on the ends of the iakos)
Seat 1 collects the paddles swimming front to back.
Seats 2 and 5 position themselves at the ama, push down on the ama and then lift the ama to help turn the canoe over
Seat 6 controls the actions


When you have turned the boat over

Seat 5 gets back in the boat to start bailing
Everyone else should move to the ama side and keep the boat steady.
Trade off bailing duties until the boat is at least 75 percent dry.
During this time seat 1 should be putting paddles back in the boat.
When the water is about ankle deep get back in the boat from the left (ama) side and begin paddling (don't worry about finding the "right" paddle. At this point only seat 6 needs the correct paddle for steering. For now, seats 1,2, and 3 paddle, seat 6 steers, and seats 4 and 5 KEEP BAILING.

Note: If you need to switch paddles later, turn to your left (ama) side when passing paddles back and forth.