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Hurricane OC1 loose alma

Just bought a used Hurricane in great condition but the front iako will only lock in the heaviest position (6th). It's loose and pulls out when rigged lighter. Do the grooves in the alma locking the iako in place rub down over time? Anybody with the same experience? Solutions? Duct / electrical tape? New alma? Thanks!

OC1 for a beginner with ocean experience

Hi Paddlers,

I'm trying to get into OC1 and think about getting a boat but there are so many choices and essentially most have good reviews. I'm 5,8 and 165 pounds (unfortunately 54 years old). I've been racing/surfing SUP in ocean conditions for the past 6 years and did OC-6 many years ago. There are a good number of deals for a Huki VX1, Scorpius XS and a Pegasus.

Any advice of which boat I should think about getting? Or any other boats that you think are good for a beginner like me who has paddling experience.

Thanks so much,

Outrigger Connection FUZE replacement seat

I am looking for a replacement seat for my Fuze OC1 made by Outrigger Connection. As they are no longer around, hoping someone may have extra seat or know of way to have one made
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Tips for beginners

Ok, let me start out by saying I have great respect for the true watermen (and women) on OC1s. I’m only an intermediate paddler and want to share what I have learned so far and ask others to add to this discussion.

Tips for beginners:

Take a clinic if you can – you will learn more in 3 hours than you will on your own in six months.

As you insert the paddle blade in the water (the catch):
-Is the face of the blade at 90 degrees to left and right (not fore and aft) of the hull or are you inserting the blade in the water at an angle (left or right)?
-Is the shaft near vertical?

2nd generation Ama and lako fit issues on Scorpious XS

Hey ,

I just a new 2nd generation ama and lako for my older Scorpious XS and nothing really fits. 1st the front lako was to long to fit into the hull so with advice I cut off 1.5 " @ 30 deg. That worked great but now neither front or rear will fit into the Ama and hull at the same time. The angles seem to be off a bit and the pin holes don't line up . Anyone else have similar issues ?

Thank you

OC1 Questions

This Florida boy has been on the Kahe Kai for over a year now and still loving it!


-How many paddle strokes (racing but not sprinting) on each side is the norm?

-In general, if I moved the seat back and lowered it by 1” – what would be the anticipated outcome? (I'm 6'1") Better leverage with legs? Lower center of gravity but more easy to Huli?

-Has anyone tapped up the drain holes in the footwell to avoid the unnecessary weight of water (when paddling in flat water)?

-Training suggestions to get better at sprints?

V-1 vs OC-1 ?

Certified Old Guy, been paddling surfskis for 10+ years, starting to dabble in OC-1 via this beast: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOIKL0MixlprznLdGdQfKV1TiVusSqeWaZF...

It weighs a ton and it's a pig to paddle, but maybe I see something here; so I might be in the market for a "Real" canoe.

But the place I paddle the most is heavily-infested with weeds as in just-any-old-weed-rudder-won't-work.

Hence the obvious appeal of a V-1.

Kahele Reviews

I'm interested in the feedback that those of you have for the Kahele OC1. Aside from it being deemed the "latest and greatest," how does it surf compared to what you had in the past? It seems like a lot of the female paddlers have made the switch to this canoe...
Overall I'm just curious about it.

Any Sense Raising OC-1 Seat to Accomodate Long Legs?

Having a large and weirdly-proportioned body, I never expect anything to fit out-of-the-box unless built custom, and the used OC-1 sailing canoe I just took delivery on did not disappoint in that respect.

I moved the pedals forward about 1.5" and the seat back an inch - and that made things tolerable.

But now it has dawned on me that maybe elevating the seat might help too.

Putting a 1" pad under the seat seems to have raised my hips relative to the knees as expected and, as soon as the water around here is no longer hard, I expect to find out if it's good for anything.

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