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by Kelly-Rand
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: SPRAY SKIRTS
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: SPRAY SKIRTS

Snap Dragon is the only manufacturer I know of for skirts. The Atom is a standard size in their line of skirts. You will have to purchase through a local retailer though as they stopped selling direct a few years ago. The Bliss-Stick should also be a standard available size. Browse to their sight an...
by Kelly-Rand
Sun May 30, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Recommendation for river runner C1
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Recommendation for river runner C1

A friend converted a Prijon Boxer to C1 and it was his go to boat for years. I can't fit in it because of the cockpit shape vs my leg length but if you are under 5'8" you may find it a good all around river runner. The Boxer is about 10' in length which I think is the minimum for river running and b...
by Kelly-Rand
Tue May 25, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Newbie outfitting questions for Mohawk XL 13
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Newbie outfitting questions for Mohawk XL 13

The Xl-13 was my first WW boat and I stopped paddling it 20 years ago when I switched to decked canoes. Never had a problem wet exiting that boat with foot pegs and thigh straps engaged. The saddle is too high. If you cut it down below 6" then I would be concerned but not at the stock saddle height....
by Kelly-Rand
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Expedition C-1--Katana?
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: Expedition C-1--Katana?

A glass Cascade by Class Five boats.
Well there not showing any on their site at the moment but they did make it at one time. For a C1 their prices are very reasonable.
http://www.classfiveboats.com/c-1-s.html
by Kelly-Rand
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 conversion bulkhead questions
Replies: 7
Views: 937

Re: C1 conversion bulkhead questions

The dilema is that unless you sit in a low saddle 6" or less straps or bulkhead alone won't keep you in the boat upside down. The issue with pegs is that as you describe. The solution in theory would be foot nubs. Something you can hold yourself in when you want but you can slide your toe off of whe...
by Kelly-Rand
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Shortening an H2O C1 Paddle
Replies: 9
Views: 997

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: 3
Views: 607

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: 3
Views: 607

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: 6798

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: 1737

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: 1737

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: 6798

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: 6798

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: 6798

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: 3448

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...