Vintage Ski

7 years 8 months ago #20155 by stuartknaggs
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Does anyone - preferably inteh Cape Town area, know where I can get hold of an old Oscar ski from the 1980s.... Any condition.

Thanks

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7 years 8 months ago #20174 by zamalek
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There are some Oscar ski's in Durban.I bought two some years ago and rebuilt them.One got trashed by buddy "borrowing" mine to go for a paddle.The other is still in use with same buddy.We fish off them mainly for Natal snoek (Queen mackerel)as paddling speed is good.

We got ours from a paddling legend known as "Ballie" or Colin Roets, very well known for his dry sense of humour.If you contact Crusaders Canoe Club in Durban,he will be easily found as he virtually owns the place.

Hope this helps.

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7 years 8 months ago #20175 by Rookie
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Hi, yes Derek K from Fish Hoek Hobbie Club was / is selling a double. I will ask him how he feels about posting his details on a website :whistle:

Focus, Apex 2, Zeplin

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7 years 8 months ago #20176 by Rookie
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are you looking for a single or double?

Focus, Apex 2, Zeplin

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7 years 8 months ago #20177 by stuartknaggs
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I rember Colin, I used to be a junior in Mphaleni back inteh day.. He gave me one of his trashed Lancers to fix after I lost my boat on teh Tugela.... I'll definitely look for him.

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7 years 8 months ago #20178 by stuartknaggs
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Single.... Just to clear up, teh Oscar ski made by Kayak Centre - not the Paul ski.....

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7 years 8 months ago #20179 by zamalek
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Long,thin,flat with pointy nose.My faded memory if correct - the Paul ski had a lip on the nose?If correct,Ballie has about six or seven,maybe more.And they have a tail rudder,not an under rudder.

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7 years 8 months ago #20181 by Ranga
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The Paul and Oscar ski looked similar, the Paul ski was designed for round the can racing and had a more bulbous bow and a tail rudder most of them. The Oscar ski was skinnier and longer for long distance paddling and would have an under slung rudder on most of them.

The lip you might be thinking of was an aftermarket nose cone wave deflector for going though bigger waves. The Oscar ski also had one as we did race them around the cans as well.

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