Ok, so lets get this long standing debate under way.
Here in California, our waters are different than Hawaii, which many canoes were designed for. So based on our conditions here, what is the fastest canoe for our waters?
Personally I have paddled an Ehukai in pretty mellow conditions, but found it to find the bumps better than the Pueo, but harder to stay in the. Conversely, the Pueo 2 required me to be more alert and assertive in picking my lines, but once in a bump, stayed in longer.
Flat water, did not notice much difference other than the Ehukai quicker to get on plane, but less forgiving if I slack off. Pueo was slower to get hull speed up, but more likely to stay up on plane even if I slack off for a stroke or two with technique.