First OC1

hey so i'm looking for a good all around boat and have kind of been looking at a pegasus or a huki V1-Z. I don't really have my heart set on either of them yet so i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions.


Submitted by Brian-Garel on Thu, 09/11/2008 - 11:17am

Be prepared, Brian! Be prepared!

#1 Thu, 09/11/2008 - 11:35am

don't do it Brian - delete the post quick!

There are too many variables for all OCP people to go through to try and convince you of one boat or another, you need to try and find the info yourself.

#2 Thu, 09/11/2008 - 11:40am

Read reviews and look at the data, pics, video here and on these sites

When you figure in your height, weight and the type of conditions you will paddle in you can delete a several boats and then what is left is to test drive your short list by contacting dealers and clubs that have the boats you are looking at. See what is the most comfortable

#3 Thu, 09/11/2008 - 11:44am

Brian - I posted a comparison chart Hurricane versus Pegasus for you to look at.
These two boats have a similar displacement volume and are best for paddlers < 180 lbs.

Rambo has a section: 'why I switched from a Hurricane to a Pegasus' at 'Rambo's locker'

Comments on the chart:

  • one paddler rated his Pegasus low in big conditions.
    If anybody familiar with that boat could comment on that - I thought it had a god name in big conditions, maybe that is not so.
  • set-up/rigging is rated a little lower for the Pegasus. I think there is an issue with getting the iakus into their slots - not always easy.

PS: three people have responded with ratings of the Huki V1Z. See data in the scroll box on the left on my blog site.

#4 Thu, 09/11/2008 - 1:17pm

I have a Pegasus and a Kaimana, owned a Fuze etc before.

The Pegasus is a great all round boat where I am in the North-East, but when it gets bigger (even here in 3-4 footers) it has a tendency to pearl for me and I need to lean back quite a bit. Now mind you I weigh 195lbs so not exactly ideal weight for this boat likely. My Kaimana however excels in all stuff big and small and to be honest with everyone my speed in the flats, sprints and average over many miles is right there with the Pegasus on the Kaimana. The Kaimana is a better boat when it gets bigger for sure.

That would explain why the new Pueo is getting high ratings across the board in the flat and surf given its evolved from the Kaimana to Kainalu transitions and is the next gen of these boats.

#5 Thu, 09/11/2008 - 1:46pm


Brian, I recently bought a Huki V1X as my first OC1 with out having tried it before and was impressed. Admittedly I am relatively new to the sport and had only tested a Hurricane (which most of the guys in HK seem to have) and a Pegasus before, but for what it's worth I found the V1X a well balanced boat which gives you quite an up right position. It glides well in flat water and picks up wind chop and small bumps well. Despite recent typhoons hitting HK I haven't really had it out in big water yet.

BTW I am quite tall at 6ft 2inches.

I hope this helps.

#6 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 3:24am

"Be prepared, Brian! Be prepared!" - kicbacmaui
"don’t do it Brian - delete the post quick!" - toa moana

That was hilarious - I was thinking those thoughts exactly as I read the post by Brian.

I just have a four letter word for you, Brian ...

P-U-E-O ;)

#7 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 7:41am

I have a four letter word for you too :

>&lt;(((()">              F U Z E          >&lt;((((()">

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#9 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 9:54am

gonna second the first four letter word. P-U-E-O

#10 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 1:04pm

Ive got a four letter word for you......... L-O-V-E
Paddle everything you can and the boat you love is the boat you should buy.

#11 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 2:23pm

im gonna sound like a broken record here, but demo both canoes. hell, even demo the pueo and fuze. good luck,


#12 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 6:26pm

Demo is a 4 letter word.

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#19 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 7:09pm

Is that a pirate word for canoe ?

#20 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:20pm

ha! more so the pirate word for poopoopaddler.

maybe i should design my own canoe called the whore. terribly expensive, dangerous as all get up, but irresistible to celebrities, handles like a champ in all conditions.

#21 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:28pm

This sounds like a job for ...... Superman, mild mannered reporter for ........ ......................................................peace, justice and the American Way.

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#22 Tue, 09/30/2008 - 1:34am

Nice paint job.....

#23 Tue, 09/30/2008 - 1:42am

Kryptonite ama !

#24 Tue, 09/30/2008 - 6:52am

Jc9, I'd imagine anyone could ride the "whore." It'd have adjustable seating, handle any size paddler. It'd ride well, flat and rough conditions, but would prefer it to be rough.

dats all I got fer now...

#25 Tue, 09/30/2008 - 8:09am

Your supposed to treat your OC 1 just like your wife
Keep her wet, Ride as often as possible and never lend her to anyone.
So I 'd never own a whore OC1. Cause when she got back it would not be the same.

#26 Sun, 10/05/2008 - 5:00pm

Brian- try all the canoes and see what is most comfortable for you. What do you weigh? That is critical with the canoe you chose. When people recommend a particular canoe, it works well for them but may not work well for you. Where do you paddle? Most imprtant, try before you buy or it may be a costly mistake many people have made. Good luck.

#27 Sun, 10/05/2008 - 5:53pm

If you liked the Fuze but need a little more bouyancy here`s another good one to try...........

#28 Mon, 10/06/2008 - 3:39am

thanks for all the info guys. i'm 5'11" and 150 lbs and i paddle in almost all conditions

#29 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 2:23pm

Hey, I know this might seem like a weird idea, but you should try out a whole bunch of different kind one-mans, and then pick the one you like best. Where you at?

#30 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 2:27pm

i paddle in lake ontario most of the time

#31 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 2:31pm

Hmmm, I was going to say come to Seattle and try out some boats, but that seems pretty far away...

#32 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 2:53pm

Brian mabey try Zephyr,C lion ,Pegasus,Pueo,Fusion,or Hurricane,for starters. I think you could be happy on any of these canoes at your hight and weight.oop's and the Huki line of canoes

#33 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 3:02pm

Don't neglect to also maybe think about rutterless. It's all the rage these days.

#34 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 2:57pm

Get that God crap off this website, Fuze. This is the paddle talk station.

#35 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 3:08pm

Are you all right Jim ?

#36 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 3:12pm

I love Fuze AND baby Jesus, and fine if you like mention God here and there-but don't put your advertisement for your personal religion here. This is and paddle talking is the religion here.

#37 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 3:15pm

We can't even agree on what paddle to use, you definitely don't want to introduce religion.

#38 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 5:04pm

If you want to make friends, don't talk about politics or religion.

#39 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 7:24pm

or chines

#40 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 9:54pm

or sell canoes to Lawyers

#41 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 11:06pm

!nataS liaH, just for balance.

#42 Mon, 10/20/2008 - 2:25am

If you listen to painteur backward you can clearly hear :
"Phuk da Phakeen Fohkers"

#43 Mon, 10/20/2008 - 9:14am

i really enjoy reading these comments

funny shit...

Brian I would go with the Pueo...
I heard it works wonders....

#44 Mon, 10/20/2008 - 11:03am

If painteur would paddle backwards, maybe I would finally beat him in a race.

#45 Mon, 10/20/2008 - 12:07pm

That would be a very maybe since I I'd be doing this with my new Pueo.
...the silent monster.

#46 Mon, 10/20/2008 - 12:51pm

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