New Canoes

Since the OC1 manufacturers are so bad at updating their websites (except for the prices), I figured this would be a good place to ask.

Does anyone know of any new OC1 designs coming up, or that are new but not posted on the manufacturers site.

Submitted by novice++ on Thu, 09/29/2005 - 9:43am

All I can say is John P from Kaku designs is making small changes to the Kaimana for next year to improve the existing Kaimana. I bought one this year and the boat is awesome. Some minor tweaks to the deck, cockpit and Ama. Yes you are right builders rarely update their websites :-)

#1 Thu, 09/29/2005 - 1:49pm

Howzit pittbrah?

Jude at Huki has something up his sleeve.
He showed some new prototypes at the Tahoe race a few weeks ago and they must have performed very well. I don't know much more than that, except the new hull is shorter than the V1-Z, with more volume and incorporates a slide in iako/ama system. (This is new for Jude and Huki.) I have talked with Jude and he indicates that this kanu has really suprised everyone that has paddled it. Stay tuned!

#2 Thu, 09/29/2005 - 2:17pm

how much does the kaimana run?

#3 Fri, 09/30/2005 - 7:22am

John Puakea is right over on the North Shore.
Kaku Designs P.O. Box 953 Haleiwa, HI 96712 Phone: 949-278-3862

#4 Fri, 09/30/2005 - 8:16am

Kaimana is $2800 full carbon vacuum bagged epoxy foam core. Mine weighs 22lbs.

Aloha yldbill :-)

#5 Fri, 09/30/2005 - 2:05pm

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