Fusion vs. Hurricane

I'm in the market for an OC1 and am having a hard time deciding between these two. Is either one a better boat than the other?

Submitted by zebignu on Fri, 07/27/2007 - 10:06am

AARRGGHHHHHHHHHH..... Where is Jc9 when you need him.

#1 Fri, 07/27/2007 - 10:27am

Hahahahahah! Man, I'm going to get some popcorn and watch this one.

(I removed my previous comments. There is no way this is a serious question.)


#2 Fri, 07/27/2007 - 11:06am

"Is either one a better boat than the other?"





Truthfully, if you are actually asking this question I would say no. Either one will be fine for you regardless of any factors (wt, height, conditions). You will still get beat by guys and girls on Fusions and Hurricanes.

#3 Fri, 07/27/2007 - 10:34am

2 different oc's ......1 is awesome for the smaller & flats and 1 is a large volume oc for the bigger stuff.Just depends on what your going to be playing in the most .

My prefence in smaller stuff & flat water ...no question...Hurricane !

#4 Fri, 07/27/2007 - 11:21am

Resist the urge guys/gals,

This is bait. No way someone narrows their choice to these two boats at complete opposite ends of the spectrum.


#5 Fri, 07/27/2007 - 11:28am

Thanks OCsprinter

#6 Fri, 07/27/2007 - 12:01pm


I think you `re right, this has to be a bait job. No one ever on this site has ever voiced any difficulty choosing between boats that are on the opposite ends of the OC1 spectrum.

This paddling season , out here on the east coast theres` been no pattern to what boat works well out here. Always the best motor wins the races and as it turns out, the good motors are all paddling different boats right now.

So pick whatever boat you want and then go train the motor. Works every time.

#7 Fri, 07/27/2007 - 1:52pm

Those are the two most different boats? I know they look quite different on top, but what are their below the waterline dimensions?

#8 Fri, 07/27/2007 - 2:45pm


Below the waterline the Hurricane is 4 inches wide and 6 inches long, while the Fusion is 6 inches wide and 4 inches long...That is why the Hurricane is better in flats and the Fusion is better in the rough. The Fuze is exactly the same as the fusion only smaller and exactly the same as the Hurricane only bigger. Ergo, the length of the ama divided by the weight of the iakos plus the square root of the paddler's head circumfrence will tell you which is the best boat for each individual paddler.

#9 Fri, 07/27/2007 - 4:35pm

Could it have been the one that peeps over the fence ......????

#10 Fri, 07/27/2007 - 4:58pm


I may not have given benefit of doubt. So I'll bite. It seems from the original question that zebignu has done some research and has narrowed the choice to either the Fusion or a Hurricane.

What decision criteria were used to narrow focus on just these two boats? I am not jabbing fun. Assuming your post is in fact serious, I think many of us would like to know.

Regardless, OCsprinter's broad categorization is correct. But your size might need to be factored into a decision. (See formula provided by 1968 above.)


#11 Fri, 07/27/2007 - 11:39pm

C'mon, every Fusion owner can tell you that the Fusion is a much quicker canoe on the flats and in the bumps, upwind and downwind, turns quicker, more stable, better for lighter paddlers and better for heavier paddlers, better workmanship, and most importantly rides quieter on your roofrack. Of course every Hurricane owner can tell you the same.
Try em.

#12 Sun, 07/29/2007 - 7:58am


#13 Mon, 07/30/2007 - 6:17am

A better question is are blondes better in bed or are brunettes better in bed. When you figure out HOW you get that answer, HOW, not THE answer, then you'll answer the question about the boats.

When you finally figure that out some buttmunch will ask "what about black hair?" and totally screw you up.


#14 Tue, 07/31/2007 - 7:35pm

What about black hair?

#15 Tue, 07/31/2007 - 7:39pm

The answer to all things is 42. Plain and simple. Just 42.

The thing we should all be wondering, is what the hell is the question?

#16 Mon, 03/28/2011 - 5:40pm

Then some guy says redheads are the best and totally messes you up.

#17 Thu, 08/02/2007 - 12:21pm

There’s too many factor’s wind water current bumps weight of paddlers strength size reach paddling stile the list is too long if a rich man had all the canoes on his beach which would he take out the most ? I bet the one that fells the best. I owned a Hurricane for a season and now I own a Pegasus. if the price was similar here I might have tried to get a Fusion instead. splitting hairs ther are a hand full of great ones.

#18 Thu, 11/15/2007 - 9:27pm

all true. At the end of the day, what boat would you settle with, if you had to choose? Hurricane or Pegasus. If your far along enough you know that either boat is hard to get a hold of. So, good luck, there all good.

#19 Sat, 11/17/2007 - 12:14am

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