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Thoughts on a OC1 for a 200-210 lber

Hey,

I am looking to get an OC-1 but am having a bit of trouble trying to narrow down the choices. I'm located in the States on the east coat, am 5'11", 32" inseam, roughly 210 lbs., and am looking to paddle the boat primarily on flat watter but with a focus of getting to the point of doing some ocean races. I have seen the threads that suggest that I do some research, look at the OC1 comparison chart and demo the boats first.

I've done some research, started to talk with some folks and looking to demo a Hurricane in the next week or so. There's quite a few boats on the OC1 comparison chart that seem to fall witihn my range, but the sizing (specifically the recommended weight range) seems to be a bit vague especially when you visit some of the manufacturers sites. As such, I am not sure what boats to target.

Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated, and thanks in advance.

Cheers,

Bruce.

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.

Brian

Pegasus question ?

I was not aware the the Pegasus was aval in both carbon and 'glass ....is this true ??

I ask this because I ordered/bought a carbon Pegasus a year ago and over time I have gotten a few dings around the footwells from change overs and it chipped the top coat of paint off it and what was exposed was a yellow/whiteish colored lay-up . I always though if it was carbon it would be a black material the would be exposed . I called the dealer that sold it to me and he said that it was carbon and it was just the color of the resin that I saw and in fact it is a carbon boat ?

Is he correct .......or should it be a black colored lay-up ? Just want to make sure it is a carbon boat I got

Kialoa Keone

I want to buy a new paddle. I was checking the Kialoa site and the Keone looks very interesting. For those who do own the Keone, what is your opinion on it.

oc1 hurricane repair

I did a pretty good job of jacking up my canoe today and am looking for someone in SoCal capable of doing a quality repair on a Hurricane OC1. Had one helluva good day out and caught some nice surf but paid the price with a lateral crack through all layers of the deck, seam to seam about 2ft forward of the drain plug and another just aft of the seat at the neoprene pad. Ouuuchhh what a freakn horrible end to a good day!

Anyway... I'd like to get back on the water ASAP so if anyone can point me to a repair guy local to SoCal/Dana Pt.... I'd be appreciative!

VHF HANDHELDS

Anybody have any recommendations on VHF handhelds? Brands?

Trailer for OC6

I'm looking for some help with plans to build a trailer for four OC6 canoes. Does anyone have any pictures of a trailer, plans or trailer designs, or even any advice on where to look on the internet. I recall seeing a pretty cool trailer in Kauai which could carry three (or four?) canoes on the bottom, and then two brackets that fitted on to it to enable another four to be carried - like a double decker. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

first one man.. advice?

hi everybody,
i'm shopping around for a rudderless one man but there are so many makes and models to chose from. i'm an adaptive paddler, about 140 lbs. i recently tried the tiger tevanui at the world sprints and LOOOVED it, but dont see them around much.

any advice would be great.

thanks!

Got OC1 for a big guy?

Aloha all
I am a really huge guy (350+), lost 37 lbs in the last 2 months paddling an Ocean Kayak Tandem SOT kayak, this is my sole form exercise as I have bad knees.
My question is that I'd like to get out on a one man canoe but can't seem to find one that will support me, seems like they're only for lighter paddlers, then I read some of your comments on the Arrow, is this something I should be looking for.
are there any others that I can look at?
any input will be appreciated.

mahalo and stay dry

Sid

What do YOU do with the ^%^&* lifejacket?

OC-1 question:

So you've decided not to wear your lifejacket today, but the Coast Guard requires you have one.

Where do you stow it?

What non-inflatable brand and model is easiest to stow?

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