Here I am at 66 buying a brand new OC1.
Mad or not, it was a great decision. It was something that had been on my mind for a while. Missing out on racing at Waka Te Tasman, because of the weather last year, was just the thing to give me the kick I needed. However, being able to paddle on my own, at my own pace and times, means that I am able to do technique drills that are not always possible when one is part of a 6 man crew. Having my own waka meant that training for World Sprints in was so much easier as I could go out by myself for training sessions.
It also meant I could get out with others who were training for different crews. I love it! I am becoming more comfortable each time I take it out. There are more and more people paddling one man here in Nelson. Saturday mornings have become a bit of a social one-man time. Its great to go out in a group especially if the surf is up or conditions are a bit challenging. Safety in numbers and all that. Its also a lot of fun to paddle with others and then go for coffee afterwards.
I still have the external dialogue going when things get tough which causes much amusement. Initially I was thinking of buying a second hand waka. I asked around and no one knew of any for sale close to Nelson. Most of the second hand one man outriggers are fibre glass and heavy.
Subsequently most of them have sold, or are thinking of selling, their Ehukais and bought Kahe Kai or Ares canoes as there is a lot of interest in downwind runs now. With a carbon fibre hull weighing around 8. I can get it on top of the car relatively easily except the day I got it tangled up in the lemon tree and had to fight to get it back. The cover is a bonus as it protects the waka and makes it easy to slide into the cradles on the car.
The narrow bow and low volume allow for easy pick up and acceleration. A narrow footwell allows blade entry closer to the hull, offering efficiency with each stroke. The Ehukai also comes with a footwell cover which sheds water from the footwells. He was so helpful and he can give you a link to see what outrigger canoes are currently available. You can get custom designs made up, but that depends on when more are coming into the country. At the moment Paul has quite a few, but none as pretty as mine.
Getting it from Auckland to Nelson was not challenging. Paul arranged for Canterbury Bulk Freight to pick it up. It went from Auckland via Picton, St Arnaud because of the Kaikoura earthquakes to Christchurch, back to Blenheim and then to Nelson and arrived in perfect condition. I was very impressed with the careful way Canterbury Bulk Freight handled it and how well Paul had packed it.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3. Deterministic spatial analysis is an important component of computational approaches to problems in agriculture, ecology, epidemiology, sociology, and many other fields.
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Ares vs. Antares - Impressions and comparisons of the Kai Wa'a OC1 Canoes
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In all constructors, numeric values are converted to type float.The Ares is cut down in size, and slightly modified in the nose and mid section. Our popular seat and foot well position remains the same to achieve maximum comfort. Our goal with the Ares was to create a smaller design that could run well in all conditions. Upwind, downwind, and flat water. We made a couple of modifications along the way while going through the prototype phase to finished product.
The result is the best yet. In the surf, the Ares is effortless with full control, which is hard to find in smaller designs. The upwind paddling is smooth and consistent, with easy acceleration in the flat sections. The flat water gets entertaining when surges of ground swell, or residual of back wash, catch the hull and take you for an unexpected glide.
We are excited of our gains with the Ares and proudly stand behind our product. You be the judge. Take the Ares out for a spin and let what you feel be your deciding guide.
Kai Bartlett On Making Choices
Lighter, stronger, faster. Items included below. It has incredible control when surfing the largest waves and is able to link waves with ease. It also has really nice glide in the flats and is great for inland lakes and rivers. The speed of the Ares exceeds many racing canoes and other watercraft because of its sleek hull and ama design. The Ares is suitable for the smallest paddlers and anyone up to pounds where it is most likely a better choice then the Antares.
Here is what Ozone has to say about the Ares. Product Code: OA. Contact us to order please. Related Items. Ozone surf, weed and 4" flatwater rudders.I have been very fortunate to have an Ares as my current demo OC1 and I have to say it is one amazing piece of watercraft design!!!
I have surfed it in the Columbia River Gorge and on inland wind blown lakes in up to 6' swells and it is so fast in linking waves and lets you stay in total control with no undue drama in all conditions. When the bowl pearls into the wave face in front of you it is still very easy to turn and maneuver the canoe under full control in a relaxed method.
The extreme lightness and stiffness of construction gives you instant throttle response for hopping on the next wave thanks to Ozone's state of the art construction methods and materials, In the flats the Ares has amazing glide and instant acceleration which makes it a perfect vehicle for all inland lakes and rivers. The Ares can hold it's own against many other flatwater specific craft which many if which exceed the optimal length and have too much wetted surface drag to offset.
Give me a ping to test this awesome ride out, you won't be disappointed!!View Paddle Events Calendar. Advertise with us! Learn more here. Late last year, the team at Puakea Designs announced the new Kahele and Cali Paddler did our best to give you the OC1 preview scoop on this new, significantly shorter, canoe design.
Well demos are out there and folks are excited to share their thoughts. Below are three paddlers with various backgrounds, experience and home waters who graciously gave us their reviews and impressions. What was the biggest design change you noticed? The biggest design change was for sure the shortness, at first I was pretty skeptical about it because that seems very counter intuitive being that the length usually means more glide due to enhanced surface area, but once I hopped on it I was amazed that my flat water speeds were just as good if not better AND in the bump it made super critical transitions that the longer nosed boats would get stuck in.
A lot of people talk about the shorter water line being a game changer, with some good and bad resulting from this change. Can you share your thoughts on this? I think that the short waterline allows it to jump a little easier because it feels as if it accelerates just a bit quicker. I also noticed enhanced steering and maneuverability on waves. How does this compare to the Ehukai and Kahe Kai in any ways, including perhaps various conditions? In all my testing so far both Danny and I have been breaking all of our records set on both the Kahe Kai and Ehukai with this boat.
What size paddler would probably enjoy this canoe the most? I think most sized paddlers should enjoy it. I thought maybe more the lighter paddlers like me and Danny would like it, but my Dad hopped on it and instantly felt comfortable. How did it feel during the initial start? Does it hold glide or fall off pretty quick? Once I burst and then settle, it holds its speed a lot easier which makes bursting a little more rewarding.
I have noticed that compared to the Ehukai especially, my legs feel a lot more relaxed and awake after long days on the water.
Where did you notice a drop off in performance compared to other canoes you have paddled, if any, and how did you correct for it? I have felt that the learning curve in the upcoming bumps is a little more technical than past bumps, but once I figured it out it was able to hold some crazy lines and not lose speed once I redirected back down swell.Understanding Waves for Paddlers
Where did you notice a pickup in performance, if any, and how do you maximize it? But I did definitely feel it immediately when I got on the boat. Any final surprises, thoughts or take-aways? This boat is such an eye opener for anyone trying to improve their paddling in all conditions.
The biggest design change I have noticed in the Kahele is of course the length. You can certainly see that when you first see the new canoe. It is very notable when you sit in the canoe, it feels short. Something to just get used to. How does this compare to the Ehukai and Kahe Kai? I have noticed the Kahele is very fast off the line and quick to get up to speed. She slows down a bit faster on the glide than the Ehukai but not much.Doesnt need to be pretty or new, just functional and water tight.
Shorter is better but thats just a bonus. I can do medium complexity composite repairs, so I would also consider a boat with minor to moderate hull damage if the price was right small-ish punctures, split seam, soft spots, etc I'm in the greate. I have an awesome Ozone Tempest OC2. It is a 2 seat outrigger canoe for sell. It is 23 foot long and weighs 25 pounds.
It is carbon fiber and very fast. It is in new condition. Do your research on it and you will see what a great rig this is at a great price. Selling my Nielsen Outrigger stabilizing system -- which adjusts to the gunwales of almost any canoesmall boat, skiff or sailboat. Made of strong, high grade aluminum and stainless steel. The amas or pontoons are made of high grade fiberglass. The unit has several easy to adjust bolts so that the pontoons can be slid closer or farther way, or the amas up or down -- depending on the size of your.
This Boat is in really nice condition, no heavy scratches or damage. Used very little since bought new in summer Stainless cables, two rudders. One 4" weedless, and a longer surf rudder.
Always stored in my house. Huki tandem Z carbon lay up. I've had this outrigger system for a canoekayak or small skiff for about 5 years now.
Used it with my sailing canoe but sold the canoe and just not using it these days. This is NOT some cheap, flimsy outrigger system but a very high quality, top of the line system professionally made by a guy who I think no longer makes them. The amas floats are solid. I bought it in May and used only few times. Old back injury forced me to stop to paddle this beautiful canoe. It is in perfect and brand new condition. Only cash required. Check online to see what they are selling for nowadays.
New in box. Spring Creek Outfitter Brand. Model shown in pics from their website is newer model and shape of floats is slightly different. This custom. Call and talk to Andy if you are a serious buyer, please do not text me. Outrigger racing canoe 22 foot Kaku original model by Puakea design.The specifications say the hull weighs 12kg.
With the same configuration it weighed in at I knew all the customs clearance etc. It was made specifically for me. I can see the carbon fibre through the gel coat in places and the gel coat finish has some blemishes. With the price I paid, I would have expected a higher quality of finish. The gel coat finish on the Ehukai from Puakea Designs is immaculate and that is what I was expecting. I have just had to refurbish the wooden iato kiato after 3 months as the varnish was completely gone off most of the surface.
However, I do like it to paddle. On the water, the weight of it feels good. I feel very comfortable in it and absolutely love the V1 experience. In fact, the V1 is now my waka of choice for paddling.
Jan Blythe. It is fibreglass and core-mat to make it lighter. I have since found out that Dale Masters Paddling Addiction is the representative and he will organise all of that for you.
Paddling Addiction on Facebook. Are makes 4 styles of V1 Including the Timi. I like the high cockpit, gives you more of a locked in feeling and good brace with your knees. Very stream lined and tracks well on up and down wind. The classic, however, is a bit trickier on the downwind.
Tahitian made and they have a great rep over there.