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by Oci-One Kanubi
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I need to demo some Millbrook boats.
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: I need to demo some Millbrook boats.

Thanks for the offer, David, but I gave up just last week and ordered a Millbrook Rival!
by Oci-One Kanubi
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I need to demo some Millbrook boats.
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: I need to demo some Millbrook boats.

Well, Hook, my Prodigy X is 1'6" longer than your Ocoee. I have one bar at the extreme front end of the factory rack tracks, and one at the extreme rear end of the tracks. They cannot be farther apart. I also have one in between, since I often carry kayaks on shuttle, with yak-stackers on the front ...
by Oci-One Kanubi
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I need to demo some Millbrook boats.
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: I need to demo some Millbrook boats.

Thanks, Brendan. I mat try to get up there in August, if I cannot catch up with wildwaterC2 to try his.

Thanks, WildwaterC2; I'll be in touch when I get back into town in 10 days or so.
by Oci-One Kanubi
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: So, will one of these Millbrook boats work for my trip?
Replies: 23
Views: 6769

Re: So, will one of these Millbrook boats work for my trip?

OK, so I kept working until I was 70, so now that dream is out the window.

It was a good route, though. A good plan. Unfortunately age overtook me.
by Oci-One Kanubi
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I need to demo some Millbrook boats.
Replies: 12
Views: 971

I need to demo some Millbrook boats.

I am 72 and it is getting too difficult for me to lift my ABS boat onto my Sprinter van, or even to carry it very far up from a take-out, so I am going to have John Kazimierczyk build me a new boat (it helps that I don't do anything above Class III any longer, so there is less chance I would break a...
by Oci-One Kanubi
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: We've made boats wider, can we make them skinnier?
Replies: 11
Views: 2979

Re: We've made boats wider, can we make them skinnier?

Back in the early '90s I did that with a Mohawk Whitewater 16 (which any of us today would refer to as a lake boat). I removed all the thwarts (except possibly the little carry-thwarts at the ends - I don't remember about them) and drew a lariat around the absolute middle of the boat. By tightening ...
by Oci-One Kanubi
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: L'Edge or OCtane1 ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3261

Re: L'Edge or OCtane1 ?

Thanks, everyone, for the replies. Yeh, I get the "demo, demo, demo" idea, but there are no demo boats available near home, and, away from home, I am reluctant to drag my travelling companions around to wherever there might be an available demo, or give up a weekend of actual boating for a weekend o...
by Oci-One Kanubi
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: L'Edge or OCtane1 ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3261

L'Edge or OCtane1 ?

I love my Prodigy Xs, but I'm thinking about getting a plastic creeker, though I'm not attracted to the tiny boats (Taureau, Ion, S. Fly, B'fly). The L'Edge and the Octane1 are about the same weight (61# & 59#, respectively, except I would get the undecked L'Edge which should be lighter than the dec...
by Oci-One Kanubi
Fri May 31, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 3761

Re: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?

Oki- I thought of suggesting the Prodigy X, but knew he'd have to find a used example. Do you think the Wenonah Recon might be similar, that is, fast for a ww boat, moderate rocker, low draft, good handling for its length? Dunno, EZ; I've never paddled one, and I'd never endorse something I've neve...
by Oci-One Kanubi
Fri May 31, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 3761

Re: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?

+1 to what EZ and Walsh said. I'd err on the lightweight / tamer design end of things. I got to try a Bell Flashfire in "black gold" years ago - what a beautiful, pleasant boat (they don't list that model now, though). I could see a Souhegan or AC/DC in my future, too... Scott, Bell is in limbo rig...
by Oci-One Kanubi
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: camping for ALF
Replies: 35
Views: 3272

Richard, I am planning on attending the first weekend, I'll camp and boat with you. I am going to try an sleep in my truck, the alochol and wifi are not big issues with me. I going to boat. Greybear 'Sbin a while, Kevin! It will be great to see you. Let's go to the Sweetwater KOA the first weekend,...
by Oci-One Kanubi
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: camping for ALF
Replies: 35
Views: 3272

Geoff don't start gettin all organized, why do you have to have everything planned out. Kick back when you get here it will all become clear. Relax kick back don't get worry about what will happen or what has happened, spend all your attention only on what is happen at the moment. I love ya, Louie,...
by Oci-One Kanubi
Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Fast, Stable OC1 That's Less than 12 Feet in Length...
Replies: 20
Views: 3722

Re: Fast, Stable OC1 That's Less than 12 Feet in Length...

[quote="dcoc1"]Does such a boat exist?[quote]

I paddle the Prodigy X, which is longer than you want (12'8", I think), but it is all of that.

The regular Prodigy is probably as stable but slower, though it still might be relatively fast for a 12-footer.
by Oci-One Kanubi
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Second Tues of ALF
Replies: 17
Views: 2192

Well just remember that when all the old guys are sittin around the spit and whittle cornor, you never hear one of them say "I wish I had spent more time at the office". Geez, Louie; that's because the ones wishin' thay had spent more time at the office aren't sittin' around spittin' and whittlin'....