need advice about OC-1's

Hi. I'm not a great OC-1 paddler and want to buy a used one BUT b/c I live on the East Coast used ones are rare to come across.
SO, I may have to bite the bullet and buy a new one. Can anyone give me any advice on the best OC-1's out there?
I've been paddling for many years but mainly stuck to 6 & 4 man's. I would mainly be paddling in flat water and occasionaly will get it out in bumpier areas. I'm 5'2" and 130 pounds.


Submitted by manaoin on Sun, 01/30/2005 - 1:46pm

There's a lot of reviews and such in the forum that you may want to look through. Since you are on the east coast and mostly doing flat water stuff though, a hurricane would always be good. Both for the conditions and your size. Also, it's the only boat that I know there is someone selling them; not sure how accessible other boats are or what it would cost to ship one from the west coast or HI... though I haven't really asked around about that. I'd be interested to know more though since I'll probably be chilling here in upstate NY for a couple more years.

#1 Sun, 01/30/2005 - 7:03pm

If you're willing to buy a canoe in California and have it shipped out to New York.... i have a great Pegasus i'm selling........ i'll take $100 off my price if you come pick it up, but i wont be able to part with it until May 12th.
it's pretty ideal for ligher paddlers in flat to small conditions. You're probably better off buying a Hurricane somewhere up there though

#2 Tue, 02/01/2005 - 9:22pm

Aloha Manaoin,
Welcome to the East Coast!
You can access allot of paddling info and check on our ohana out here by logging on to There is an awesome club in Philly with very friendly paddlers and they may have some knowledge on a used kanu.

I agree with Keizo and Luke on kanu choices and there is a rep for Hurricane in Connecticut. He is in receipt of a large shipment and will have a good selection of colors. He is great about delivering too.

Feel free to contact myself or the ECORA president with any questions (Deb is full of Aloha!)

A Hui Ho,
Bill ( )

#3 Wed, 02/02/2005 - 5:04am

hurricane, pegasus or naia iki
your situation....hurricane

#4 Wed, 03/09/2005 - 10:01pm

save 20% of your money and jump across the border to Canada. the C-Lion is available in both sit on top and semi cockpit styles for those colder Northern winters we all know and love to paddle in!

contact Simon River Sports . they have an east coast rep and aer happy to help you.


#5 Thu, 03/10/2005 - 5:10am

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