Holopuni Canoes have a solid deck with cockpit type openings for the seat. This keeps them very dry compared to other "open" canoes. We developed this canoe to sail in rougher conditions, so we developed an additional spray skirt ring to utilize a kayak type spray skirt around each seat.
We have even found that just the spray skirt ring alone helps to deflect a lot of water that comes up over the gunnel when conditions get a bit choppier. If you plan on doing any rough water sailing these new additions are well worth it. To keep your canoe really dry you can get the solid touring deck.
Water tight compartments
If you plan on camping we can build extra water tight compartments either under your seat, under the iako mount bulk heads of both.
Surface mount tie downs?
Want extra tie down attachments for for all that extra gear? Surfboards, fishing, diving, camping etc. We can put it where you'll need it.
All OC3 Sail are now included with a dagger board to increase it's ability to track.
We have developed a very compact slick motor mount that we have used with a 2 hp 4 stroke Honda... and even a Minn Kota battery operated trolling motor. It works... we have 'em... and yeah... I even use 'em.
Ok... so we have paddled from one end of Hawaii to the other, crossed the Molokai Channel over 50 times in a canoe, raced around Moorea... so what next? Well... why not an engine... a WHAT? Ok..ok we actually did it... of course only by popular demand. Maybe just to fish? Or to explore? Or to picnic? Or to go surfing faster? Or to make it easier to get to the wind line... with your partner, friends or kids? Or even coach from?
Of course when the wind kicks up we'll always sail or paddle home... maybe.