Best OC2 on the Market?

I am looking at getting an OC2 but can't decide which one is better. I have read some of the older posts on here from people about OC2s but thought I would see if I could get some more reviews/thoughts from people.


Submitted by kzsurf on Mon, 08/03/2009 - 5:30pm

I have done some racing and training on a Huki V2 for a few years and also some on a Stingray from OC. At 6'3 205 I find that if I am in the Huki with another larger paddler it gets swamped alot. It does well in the flats though with a lighter partner in 2 seat.

The Stingray goes well with a few paddler sizes and has way more comfortable seats. Also if 2 seat has a good reach the Stingrays swept front iako seems to give more clearance.

I don't get much time on an OC2 on any ocean surf but I would put my dollars on the OC product there.

#1 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 6:33pm

Tiger Mahoe.

I did a big downwind run on Kauai on one a few years back and it felt like I was surfing a one man basically, I've also heard good things about Tiger's construction and quality as well.

#2 Tue, 08/04/2009 - 2:07pm

I've paddled an old John Martin OC2, but bought an OC Stingray a few years ago. I also am large (6'1", 210 lbs) but can sit either seat and make work fine. Things I like best: shorter ama (between the paddlers), comfortable and easy to adjust seats on the fly; either front or back (or both) steering; usual OC super well constructed boat. It's a little heavy now after several repair jobs (my fault, not the boat) and repainting..but still a gas to paddle and a great teaching tool for new paddlers. FWIW I reccomend it highly.

#3 Tue, 08/04/2009 - 4:51pm

The consensus in California is for the Huki. Now that the V2-X (vs the Tandem Z) is out the swamping issue should be solved.
Plus, the resale on these is great!

#4 Mon, 09/21/2009 - 11:54am

Thanks for the help,
I got a Stingray 2 a couple of weeks ago.

#5 Mon, 09/21/2009 - 1:31pm

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