What separates OC1 from OC6 vessels is the rudder. Born from the love of downwind paddling, the OC1 was born. Adding a rudder was a revolutionary concept for its time and there’s a lot to be said for its introduction and how it has affected the sport. It brings us versatility and agility in the ocean, no matter the conditions we can still pick our line and stick with it, thanks to the rudder. While paddling with our hands, we can steer with our feet, talk about efficiency.
Mike Giblin put his brains to work one day and they came through big time, producing a hydrodynamic formula that was ahead of its time. The dagger rudder is our standard rudder and ideal for surfing, allowing for a more responsive and immediate effect on trajectory compared to our weed rudder which has less of a profile.
- Standard Carbon Fiber Rudder available for all canoe models
- Good for all conditions, excels in open water
- If weeds are a problem in your waters, check out the Weed Rudder