Ultra composite review ?

Searching for a canadian made OC1, I found this:


Does somebody know ?

Submitted by turaipo on Mon, 08/03/2009 - 3:45am

If you are planning on racing, methinks you'd be quite disappointed once you blew your money on this.

#1 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 4:20am

Not racing, but more enjoying canadian lakes and rivers.
No races or clubs in my province (Quebec).
I like the idea of cockpit, to protect a bit from the cold fall waters,
unlike the majority of "sit on top" outriggers.
But on the other hand, I want to go fast and have fun too.

#2 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 4:51am

Actually, there's a club at Kanawake, unfortunately I think you need to be Mohawk to paddle with them. Lots of outrigger around there though. Talk to the Toronto clubs, they have a pretty big membership and you can probably find someone looking to sell a good used OC-1. I was up in July for the Toronto Harbor Challenge and I think I saw a few of this manufacturer's boats there, seemed to be popular enough so I doubt they suffer poor quality.

#3 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 4:57am

If you're gonna get one of those Canadian boats, you should just contact Goto and get a Pueo. Fast, light and comfortable. We paddle sit-on-tops year round here in Seattle, you just need the right gear to stay warm.

#4 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 5:31am

i can't speak for the quality of these boats, but i think i'd bend my iako a little differently. it took me a few seconds to grasp what was going on in this picture.

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#5 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 7:57am

Thanks for the advices. Yes the Kanawake club is for Mohawks only.
But I may visit them if you say they have outriggers, just to look.
As for the strange iako, I think it's just a prototype or something,
cause you see this one only on one pic.

#6 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 8:30am

If you want to race I'd check the rules about that iako set up. Seem to remember something about having to sit between the iakos on a one man. But maybe different places, different rules.
From a practical stand point, that front iako isn't going to fit into the trunk on a lot of cars.

#7 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 9:01am

This is hungarian made canada import outrigger i think is called Scala built on stock K1 sprint boat with adition of an ugly ama due to sprint boats specific drag curve its very slow,these guys also made wierd outrigger called allbatros roughly based on Fenn Millenium surfski hull ,so as its cca 10 cm wider you can expect and oversized slugish outrigger

#8 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 11:00am

Goto....Hmmm I think I'll contact you.
I am aware of the good qualities of the Pueo,
but was searching for something not really racing made,
just because I won't race. And this said, the Pueo sounds a bit pricy.
Maybe in a few months, time for me to build the money.
How do you proceed to ship to Canada ?
Is there a canadian seller for those boats ?

I paddled during my young days, in Bora Bora during 6 years,
and I still miss it. I never tried an oc1 though, the outriggers there, in Polynesia, were only rudderless and "sit in". Not easy in sidewind.

Cause my next home will be close to huge lakes,
I want to give it a try, once again.

#9 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 11:30am


If you're interested in a cockpit style canoe you should check out the Surfrigger (http://www.savageriver.com/outrigger.html) and the C-Lion (www.outrigger.ca).

The surfriggers are made in Maryland so they're not too far away from you but the C-Lions are made in Canada so you won't have to worry about duty.

#10 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 3:29pm

Goto is a good guy and knows a lot about boats so hit him up for some info. If he's not too busy fighting fires he should respond.

There's a strong outrigger community around Toronto, so check with them for used canoes if you don't want to pay for a new one. Now that I think about it, I'm not positive Onake (the Kanawake canoe club) owns an OC-6.

What huge lakes are you going to be near?

#11 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 3:54pm

Not really lakes, although they are named lakes, but more the St laurent river and its ramifications: Lac des deux montagnes, and also lac Saint louis, at the west end of the Montreal island... Many little islands and some rapids also:

Google maps link

#12 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 4:09pm

Ahhh, gotcha. If you don't wind up getting back in paddling canoes, there is a guy up there building river surf boards and stand up boards at a company called Image Surfboards. Might be worth checking out as well. There's always canot a glaceā€¦

#13 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 4:15pm

Thanks Anowara and Shane for the details and links...
More food for thoughts.

Goto, I don't find a way to contact you privately,
so I'll wait to see if you catch my message above,
and come back to me with more infos about how to buy a Pueo.

#14 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 4:23pm

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