OC1 cockpit position

Trying different sitting positions and rudder pedals placement during my paddling. Sat my butt to the edge of the seat paddling upwind after the first mile and the Volare seemed to cut through water much better and the nose of the boat wasn’t getting pushed as much by the wind and waves. After the first … Continue reading OC1 cockpit position

Weed rudder

Switched out the Volare’s original rudder with a weed rudder, the swept back shape is designed to shed seaweed and kelp which is not a problem in Hawaii. It’ll be interesting paddling with the new rudder to see how it affects the canoe. If it’s not too squirrelly in deeper water it may become my … Continue reading Weed rudder