Rigging / Stowing the OC-1 and OC-2
Due to high repair costs with the small boats the board of directors has instituted a training class that all persons wanting small boat access must take. Members who have not taken the class will not have access to the sign up pages for the small boats, and will not be able to access the deck box. The class is given on an as needed basis. If you would like to take the class and be able to use the small boats please send a request to the board. Once the class has been taken small boat signups will appear on the sign up page when you log in, you will be given the deck box combination, and signed up to the firstname.lastname@example.org mail list. A certification level will be assigned to you depending on the skill level demonstrated.
In order to use the small boats, you must agree to be financially responsible for any damage you cause. Normal wear and tear (like a broken cable) is covered by the club. Each time you take the canoe out check for any damage; cracks, dings, scrapes. Report any damage to the equipment manager using this form. Failure to report damage you see prior to your outing may make you responsible for the damage just like a rental car.
You must sign out the OC-1 or the OC-2 for the day and time slot on the signup sheet here. FAILURE TO SIGN OUT WILL CAUSE YOU TO LOSE SMALL BOAT PRIVILEGES!
File a ‘Float Plan’ if Going Out Alone
If you are going out alone, text someone that you are leaving and with an E.T.A of your return. Text again when you return.
OC-1 and OC-2 Handling
The OC-1 and OC-2 are very fragile and must be handled with extreme care on land. Always set them down carefully as if they were made of egg shells.
Here is a cross section of an OC-2. The walls are extremely thin. Carbon fiber while being very rigid has little compression strength. Even a slight bump can cause damage.
Check out the Beginning OC1 video series on the Paddling Technique page for more details.
Carry the OC-1 by picking it up near the seat as this is the balance point. Always check clearance at the bow and stern while walking. It is very long and awkward to walk with.
Carry the OC-2 with one person on each end.
Do not rest the canoe on the rudder. Always hang the rudder off the edge of the dock like this.
Check that the rudder cables are in good condition and that the pedals and rudder operate freely. Check for any damage; cracks, dings, scrapes. Report any damage to the equipment manager. Failure to report damage you see prior to your outing may make you responsible for the damage just like a rental car. Check that all drain plugs are secured.
The club OC1s or OC2 are NEVER TO BE SURFED. Surfing is defined as being on a wave where any part of the wave is breaking.