I just wanted to know what works and what doesn't, what makes sense and what doesn't.
And since I worked so hard to figure most of it out, I thought that I should share it
with everyone else, and possibly produce the first set , that I know of, of OC1 outfitting
guidelines and diagrams. I am very confident and sure in the ideas and guidelines I have
produced. What I wasn't sure about, I didn't include. I believe that these are the best
methods for outfitting. I utilized some existing methods, and I developed some better
ones. I've done a lot of changing and modifying in my own canoes over time as part of
the research and testing. The canoe I paddle now is outfitted according to these guidelines
and systems, and I continue to be extremely impressed and completely pleased. It
works, it makes sense, and it has given me much more control, responsiveness, security,
and performance than I had ever experienced in any other outfitting.
If, or when, you utilize part or all of these guidelines and systems to outfit your OC1, please give me your thoughts. The most reward I could get from producing this, is knowing that other people benefited from it.