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by mattm
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: abs protection
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

I don't see how ABS slurry is overkill. I have some mixed up in a mason jar, and using a cheap brush, paint it on easier than spraying Krylon. As far as Krylon, I've found the Red clogs easily, which is why all my boats are turning green...with black racing stripes :wink: http://good-times.webshots....
by mattm
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Whitesell Piranha
Replies: 19
Views: 9092

my sons

my sons first OC. It was like it had training wheels. He could get side surfing and stay dry while the rest of us had issues. We ended up converting to tandem, and 420 pounds of us have a fun time in the boat. http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2532257870094366337RkjwOF http://good-times.webshots....
by mattm
Sun May 15, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat builders: Epoxy squeegee?
Replies: 14
Views: 3082

free

for small jobs with corners I like using the plastic lid from coffee cans. I cut it similar to the bondo spreader and find its flexibility works well.
by mattm
Sun May 15, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Next Boat Recommendations
Replies: 50
Views: 9204

go Millbrook

hey Ed, I'm supporting the Kaz bandwagon, especially as you plan on keeping the Nitro for the lumpier stuff. I know you've seen me in the Encore, fun boat; but when I can I love paddling my "freebie thanks to Paul Edwards" Millbrook Flashback. It's lighter than most kayaks, and is the first boat I e...
by mattm
Mon May 02, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: new to WW OC1, looking for folks in southern New England
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

don't worry

don't worry about what other folks are driving and you'll have a lot of partners. I'm down here in Ct., don't think I can sell any of my boats though. There's a real busy group on NPMB, I know most of them, good people for the most part, mostly yakkers but paddling a lot in Mass/Ct..I paddle local t...
by mattm
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Encore, Impulse, Rival, & Viper 11 Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1737

encore

have 2 Encores for my son and I , both 210 pounds.Got mine set up cushy with padded everything, and I can and have spent 7 hours in it w/o an issue. Love those boats. Basically i agree with everything posted above.
by mattm
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: One proud father
Replies: 3
Views: 621

kids

kids are amazing. I paddled tandem with my son Aaron from when he was 5. He started paddling solo at 11. I used to get in trouble because I'd be watching out for him. Aaron would be fine...ignoring the old man, and watching you-tube videos made him a beautiful paddler. 'Course his first boat had tra...
by mattm
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New RX repair project - a 16 year old Viper 11 bottom..
Replies: 27
Views: 4065

g flex

did a g-flex and glass repair on th efront of my encore. so far it's working well, hit a couple rocks and so far so good. Nice flexible resin after curing, I'll save the rest for my millbrook and use my epiglass on the sailboat. ABS slurry is good for coverage, but not good for structural. http://go...
by mattm
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Royalex Quality
Replies: 34
Views: 15925

mattm, the vinyl layer contributes almost nothing to hull strength. It is there as an ablation layer, to wear away with use; and to protect the ABS structural layer from UV. Thicker vinyl means more to wear away, but it also means more weight. It's like using thicker earplugs so you don't hear Smer...
by mattm
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Need ideas for backcountry trip!
Replies: 12
Views: 2197

seconding Maine

there's a few guys on this site who know a lot about the Maine rivers http://www.npmb.com/cms2/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewforum.php?13 it's npmb.com, I just linked you right to the tripping/poling forum. If you see a grey bearded guy with orange helmet standing in a canoe at the top of the page, t...
by mattm
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: saddle
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

funny

That storage is pretty handy. After a particularly raucous after work run one day I was wondering why my bilge pump was running, when i realized I didn't have a bilge pump...wondering what the buzzing was...well, it turned out my cell phone got set to vibrate or shorted out and went spastic or somet...
by mattm
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Witness the ****ness!
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

?

what type of butter knife? Oneida is good :wink:
by mattm
Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: If you could only own one boat...
Replies: 46
Views: 12864

okay, new rules

[quote="TonyB" Ill clamp my L'edge into my Mad River Explorer as an escape pod and call it one boat.
/quote]


Not my dream, but this reality works out okay
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by mattm
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: If you could only own one boat...
Replies: 46
Views: 12864

I'd take

I'd take a Millbrook Coho. Maybe cl.3 capable, which is as hard as I need to go. I'd set it up primarily for poling, as my knees have seen better days, and I'm enjoying the challenge of ascending rapids more than going down them lately. Getting the feeling the Coho paddles a bit better than the Souh...
by mattm
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Fear, Death, Wavers, and bein sued
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

a bit different

I've been mountain biking more, paddling less lately, and though I've never known anyone...wait a minute, let me rephrase that; though I've never befriended anyone who seems of a litigious nature, realize there idjits like this on the river and in the woods. Ditzy broad hits a freaking permanent gat...