Any knowledge about the Gator oc-1 (Karel Design)

I am looking at buying a gator oc-1 Karel design. This will be my first one man canoe, and I have strictly been a steersmen for oc-6. I f any one has any insight as to the typical characteristics of this model i would appreciate it. I do know that it is an older canoe, but was thinking it would be good for someone looking to just work out and have fun.
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hanks for any help

Madio

Submitted by MadioM on Fri, 02/23/2007 - 4:10pm



i may be mistaken, but i believe the gator was one of karel's previous fiberglass models much like the arrow i think. it would be great for working out and having fun but a bit heavy to race with unless you race in the older canoe division. overall its a pretty good boat. hope this helps.


#1 Sat, 02/24/2007 - 11:06am


Thanks any info helps.


#2 Sun, 02/25/2007 - 8:11am


How much are they asking? I think this was more of a flat-water boat. Pictures: http://www.outriggerconnection.com/One_man/Gator/gator.html


#3 Sun, 02/25/2007 - 10:22am


I used to own a Gator.

Solid boat. Comfy. Pretty stable. Good first OC1, good training boat.

Compared to current boats seems a bit heavy and not super fast.

Tended to plow in chop or steep faces and to dive in troughs.


#4 Sun, 02/25/2007 - 5:58pm


In all the advancements is design, paddles, lycra and GPS the Gator OC-1 held the record for the Calalina Challenge from 1999 set by Walter Guild and Mike Judd. It was not beaten until 2005 by Travis Grant and George Leslie on a hurricane.

Get the boat, enjoy, then read poopoo new book, on how to paddle faster so you can spend more time on OCpaddler.com


#5 Sun, 03/04/2007 - 6:42pm


Thanks to all that replied, I bought it and am having good times out there.


#6 Fri, 03/09/2007 - 6:23pm


What is the maximum weight range that the Gator can handle?


#7 Sat, 06/07/2014 - 4:39am


Try contacting OC shop in Kailua and ask them for the weight range and any other questions you may have on their canoe.

Phone: (808)261-8424
email: canoes@outriggerconnectionhawaii.com


#8 Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:16pm


Whatever you do ... Paddle it first and beware the word of the person trying to unload it.


#9 Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:33pm


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