Correct Trim for Octane 91

Decked Canoes, Open Canoes, as long as they're canoes!

Moderators: adamin, kenneth, sbroam, TheKrikkitWars, Mike W., Sir Adam, KNeal, PAC

Post Reply
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:09 pm

Correct Trim for Octane 91

Post by BillOC1 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:48 pm

I didn't change the trim of my Octane 91 when I got it, just cut the saddle to size.
I have been watching other Octanes on the river and some have the stern touching the water while mine is about 3 inches out of the water.
What is the trim other paddlers are using?
Is the boat drier if stern is touching the water?

Paddling Benefactor
Posts: 903
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:02 am
Location: North Carolina

Re: Correct Trim for Octane 91

Post by Wendy » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:59 pm

I prefer mine slightly stern heavy for stern squirts, rock smears, books when creekinq. I cut it back 1 1/2 inches. When I lean forward aggressively I'm in neutral position.

User avatar
CBoats Addict
Posts: 374
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:22 pm
Location: Central PA

Re: Correct Trim for Octane 91

Post by arhdc » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:07 am

The O91 is a cheater boat, cheater for fun!!! I guess if choosing I would go stern heavy but let us be real, there is no wrong trim. Go, paddle, have fun.

Just being willing to try is half the battle.

User avatar
CBoats Addict
Posts: 564
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:57 am
Location: the great state of maine

Re: Correct Trim for Octane 91

Post by hazardharry » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:40 pm

the bow is a plow.
if its a flowin' i'm a goin' if its frozen i'm a dozin'

Post Reply