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A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries; a world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you. -The Matrix Da nana… Da nana. OK, its not that great, but it’s close. Working on the first hull, all I could think was. “where were these things back then?” […]
Hi Everyone, Were really excited to welcome Johnny Puakea into the Ozone ohana! Johnny recently came to the factory and here is some of his pictures from the visit. Johnny says: “Just back from Outrigger Zone factory. We got the Ehukai plug cut on the CNC machine and worked out a lot of the details with the […]
That’s right, stronger and lighter. Some people will say it isn’t possible. Some might scoff and say they’re too light to be durable. But if you’re reading this article on your smartphone you already know that progress marches on. The typical approach to saving weight is to use less material, keep tight control of how […]
Vacuum Bag and Carbon Replaces Hand Laminate Fiberglass When we first started making canoes in 1991 most canoes were hand laminated fiberglass and polyester. Some builders were using foam cores and coremat and vacuum-bagging the laminates. Since then the biggest change happened in the early 1990s when builders switched from fiberglass and polyester resin to […]
The 2012 Olamau Race was a three day, 90 mile canoe race that allows teams to paddle unlimited OC-6 canoes from Maliko to Napili on Maui, then crossing the Pailolo Channel to Molokai, and then the Kaiwi Channel to Oahu. The organizers, Right Arm, plan to change the venue each year making each event a unique experience. […]
With an unlimited OC-6 in the near future, and our increased production already feeling cramped, we were looking for a bigger building, but the right building never came along. Finally in the spring of 2012 we found the right place and it was right around the corner, 200 meters away!!!! We took the plunge and […]