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anybody would be interested to buy a kaiwaa polaris. let me know ill be selling mines in a couple of weeks.

Nano Resin

I'd like to see something like this make it to the OC market.

type of car?

Out of curiosity, what type of cars do you generally find the most suitable to support your racing habits?

Obviously being able to conveniently sling your outrigger on top is a requirement, and equally obvious is one can make any type of vehicle work for them. But I'd like to know if you guys have found anything that you think would be idea. ie sport wagons, Suv/cuv's, sedans, hatchbacks etc..

older Hurricane iakos

Hello everyone: my club has an older model Hurricane that doesn't have the twist lock iakos, it has the kind that have the metal "button" that snaps into one of three positions into the canoe. The button part is this metal v-shaped clip that is now not doing its job - sometimes it gets stuck inside the iako and we have to dig it out, sometimes it is falling right out of the iako.

I can rebend this button-clip so it's a little more snug in the iako, but I don't see this as a long term fix, does anybody else have this problem? Can a new clip even be purchased anymore? Any other ideas on a way to attach this type of iako to the boat? otherwise the canoe works great.

thanks, gg

Hybrid Paddle Comparison

I know they say that its the paddler and not the paddle that matters, but for me every blade feels different and I was just wondering what you guys thought to be the most popular, reliable, blade around. Looking for information on hybrid paddles, Ive got a xylo carbon and an older Quick Blade, but Ive always been curious about Makana Ali'i's blades, Kialoas, Mana Blades, and others.

Who on Oahu repairs OC1 and Surf Skis?

I just put hole in my new OC1 and need it repaired professionally. Any recommendations?

Paint / Gelcoat

Due to the troublefree experiences I've had with gelcoated boats in the past, I am very sceptical of the trend towards painted hulls. My experience over the years has been that a well made and cared for gelcoated hull will be, as far as the protective outer shell is concerned, virtually troublefree for the life of the boat. Am I correct in assuming that paint will not be as durable as gelcoat? I am not too positive about the idea of needing to paint or spot paint a hull to maintain the integrity of its finish moisture barrier (paint, gelcoat).

regulations for Boatbuilding (OC6)

I need some info’s. I can’t find regulations for Boatbuilding. I would like dising a new OC6, but I find no regulations. There are other regulations like the minimum Hull Weight from 150 Kg??????
Please help me :-)

Split seam repair on Huki X ama

After some heavy pounding recently, the seam has split for about 8 " on one side at the front of my ama, where the front iaku attaches. Is there a relatively simple repair procedure for this? The layup is super light carbon-kevlar and has a gelcoat finish. Any advice would be appreciated.

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