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Holopuni in Hawaiian means:
"To Sail Everywhere"

The "Holopuni OC-3 Paddle and the OC-3 Sail" are the three person, 30' Hawaiian outrigger canoes that have evolved over the past 20 years to meet the many challenging needs for paddling, sailing and camping in the wide variety of conditions found in Hawaiian waters.

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The Holopuni OC-3 is sleek enough to track well either paddling or under sail, yet it still has enough rocker to surf in very extreme conditions.

 It has enough volume to carry a full load of camping gear as well as three paddlers.

 The OC-3 Sail can be easily rigged with a sail, dagger board, and double set of iako and amas off either side of the main hull for stability.

The canoe can be outfitted with an outboard motor for cruising or fishing.
A small inboard jet engine is currently being explored.

The Holopuni fun can be yours also.
It can be on a lake or in a bay.
It can be at night or it can be by day.
You can race or you can play.
You can sail or slowly float.
But just remember... it's not a boat
Holopuni is a proud canoe and it was made just for you!

Aloha and have fun

Menehunes Ama Surfing Sailing, motoring and paddling the Holopuni Canoe

The Holopuni OC-3 Paddle and the OC-3 Sail can be paddled comfortably by two people and very swiftly by three. It can also be paddled by just one person.

The Holopuni Quick Rig sailing system has been designed specifically for this canoe. It is easy to set up, sail, and take down. A 24" sleeve type mast step is set up forward of the front iako to take what can be a free standing mast, or if wind conditions warrant, stays can be added.

The entire canoe hull on both the OC-3 Paddle and the OC-3 Sail has a solid fiberglass deck with cockpit type openings for the paddling seats. This provides for a much dryer canoe with better storage capacity. It also makes it much easier when sailing to work on the rigging and to move across the hull from one side to the other when tacking.

The paddling cockpit openings can have a lip installed around them that enables those wishing to be completely warm and dry to add a kayak type spray skirt for additional protection. This is highly recommended for ocean sailing.

The mounts for the iako attachments on both the main hull and on the ama are elevated to provide additional water clearance when paddling, surfing or sailing.

The ama have been designed to support the extra weight of paddlers hiking out on a trampoline which can be set up between the iako for sailing, fishing, cruising or just resting at anchor. ( We have spent many a comfortable night sleeping on the tramp during our canoe camping trips.)

Ocean sailing and lake paddling
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