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Opelu Sailin’

Here is another sailing video. This shows a couple waves, but once again the wide angle lens really flattens out the surf… The day before this was taken, the wind was about 5-10 knots stronger and the waves were 50% bigger. The rides were 3-4 times as long, and even more fun! Derek (in seat 1) has plans for a larger sail and a possible donor for a “safety” ama. 60% more sail area? Yeah baby! I’m ready to give THAT a whirl! The music for this video is “Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride” from Lilo and Stitch. I thought it appropriate, as Holole’a is Hawaiian for “a ride, as at a carnival or amusement park”. That is what this canoe is all about.

Download this episode or watch it on your phone. | Duration: 3:21


  1. Dan Brown says:

    Steering, sheet-tending, paddle-grab………………..NICE hat trick Eric

  2. Glad to see someone noticed that. I do what I can ;-).

  3. NICE paddle snag at 2:14!! And another great video and music selection.

    We have TWO of these wide-angle Hero cams sitting in our closet (one still in the box) and a suction cup mount. They’re yours whenever you want to borrow them!

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  5. my2fish says:

    that video was great! I love the idea to mount the camera up on the top of the mast – very original. it gives a great view of the 4-man canoe (very awesome, by the way – I like the addition of the Sunfish sail rig). those gopro cameras look sweet – do you like it?

    cheers, my2fish

  6. Thanks. The gopro’s work great. The Sunfish rig works really well, but I’d like a little more sail area for the lighter wind days. About 100-125 sq’ would be perfect…

  7. […] Opelu Sailin’ (I really like this one!… maybe it’s his background music selection?) […]

  8. my2fish says:

    my younger brother just got back from his 2-week deployment with the Air National Guard… he was sent to Hawaii of all places (poor guy)! he brought me some FRESH pineapple at work today, and it made me think of this video, so I had to visit and watch it (a couple times) again.

    cheers, my2fish

  9. It’s pretty rough getting deployed to HI! LOL.

    Hopefully, I’ll have some new parts to test on the Holole’a, soon. Working on a second ama, and already finished the iakos. Still need to make a new set of polas, and get a new trampoline. Got my hands on a Prindle 18 main, still looking for a mast… Hopefully, within a month or two, I will be able to piece together an OC-4 rocket ship! If everything works out, I’ll put up a new video…


  10. my kids just love to jump around on trampolines and they are sort of addicted to it.-*`

  11. Major thankies for the article.Really thank you! Really Cool.

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