While many hulls were fashioned from a single tree, some had an extra section, known as a haumi, to lengthen the canoe. The haumi tūporo was a simple join where the hull and haumi were square cut and joined together. The haumi kokomo, shown here, was a superior method. A tongue shape was cut into the hull, and fitted into a matching opening in the haumi.
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