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by Kelly-Rand
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Shortening an H2O C1 Paddle
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Shortening an H2O C1 Paddle

Since none have replied with the best method I'll suggest 'a' method. Note that I have not done this myself but am hoping that sbroam will chime in with the right way. First is to get a forstner bit just a bit smaller in diameter than the paddle shaft then with shaft in vice drill out the center of ...
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boaters, Asheville In April
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Boaters, Asheville In April

Thanks Wendy for the group information. I don't have FB but people I know do.
by Kelly-Rand
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boaters, Asheville In April
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Boaters, Asheville In April

We are heading to Asheville in April to visit family and get a taste of retirement. With the plan to do some easy trips on the French Broad in the sun in our tandem. I will have a C1 in tow and will have to evaluate once I'm down there how adventurous I want to be. I'd like to meet other boaters whi...
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Under rated boats...
Replies: 12
Views: 5084

Re: Under rated boats...

I recognise the tennis ball now. I just assumed it was a defect in the photo. The things that don't make it in the lore until you ask.
by Kelly-Rand
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: S T R E T C H I N G
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: S T R E T C H I N G

Another thing I do when it isn't so dam hot is evening flatwater runs on a local stream. It can be an hour or two. I set up a bike at the end point and then paddle down to it then ride back to the car. Doing this mid week on a weekly basis has helped with stamina and I tend to tolerate longer river ...
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: S T R E T C H I N G
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: S T R E T C H I N G

I was in my late 40's when I decided to lower the saddle and be a C1r. It took a year to train my knees to accept the tighter confines of the cockpit. I did not do any stretching of note. I will say from experience that you should do more walking and biking to keep your knees strong. I had major swe...
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Under rated boats...
Replies: 12
Views: 5084

Re: Under rated boats...

Oh, Mkoeppe, I just noticed the stern paddler is missing their paddle in swimmers. What a feat.
by Kelly-Rand
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Under rated boats...
Replies: 12
Views: 5084

Re: Under rated boats...

A picture of a Descender would be nice.

As for the Amoeba, I don't think very many were made. I only know of two, one in Glen Falls and the other in Concord NH. You could contact Millbrook boats and see if Kaz knows of any others, and he would know.
by Kelly-Rand
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Under rated boats...
Replies: 12
Views: 5084

Re: Under rated boats...

Oh, so much fun can be had in a C2.
The Gemini is a nice looking boat. Sharpe edged without much vertical chine.
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: South Eastern First Descents, Overflow, etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 2683

Re: South Eastern First Descents, Overflow, etc.

P_H Were C1s more popular with crazy people No, they were more readily available. The canoe was the most prevalent boat at the time. There was a culture of canoeing then that is gone now. Canoe clubs were popular and the crazy among them moved on to more extreme craft that were being imported or cop...
by Kelly-Rand
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 11185

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

well including an Acrobat Squirt C1 I could never fit my heels under the deck of a Bat boat. The Viper C1 is the closest and I think that hull was taken from a cudamax. The Viper has been raved about on this forum well back 14 years ago and at one armada I think six of us came with one to run the N...
by Kelly-Rand
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 11185

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

P_H, If you're not too far from NW Massachusetts the Deerfield river near Charlemont MA has regular weekly releaseses. There are two sections, the Monroe (Dryway) section is class III-IV and the Fife Brook section is class II with a class III option at the take out. Fife link https://www.safewaters....
by Kelly-Rand
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 11185

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

MK, That's a great price for a New C1. I'm sure having two built at once helped. If Class V could sustain production near this price level I don't see why the Atom could not see a resurgence in the C1 market. It really has a nice looking profile that the two tone deck/hull highlights. It's not a pla...
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Putting a new handle on a fiberglass Werner paddle
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Putting a new handle on a fiberglass Werner paddle

Are you thinking of the river banks near Bryson City NC?
Just six? There must be 100's.
by Kelly-Rand
Mon May 25, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Buying Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2850

Re: Buying Advice

Tony, You have a couple things you have to further identify. What does the next level mean? Are there other open boaters that you can learn paddle technique from or are you going to have to self educate? The 20/20's and Blackfly's are very stable boats that allow you to do more difficult runs becaus...