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by Jon
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: L'Edge Superlight Outfitting
Replies: 3
Views: 2698

L'Edge Superlight Outfitting

Got one. Really like it. The tube to transfer water from side to side through the bulkhead is very small. 1.25" inside diameter As I recall, a suggested mod in the old days was to replace that with a 4 or 5" square chunk of plastic eavestrough downpipe. Any comments or suggestions? I assume the smal...
by Jon
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: New Ocoee bare hull
Replies: 0
Views: 2113

New Ocoee bare hull

Brand new Nova Craft Ocoee hull - red. No outfitting, never been in the water. I have vinyl gunnels for transporting but they are unattached. Located in Toronto, Ontario. $2000 CDN (somewhat less in USD). Would be willing to transport across border. jon dot mcphee at rogers dot com
by Jon
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: slalom paddling comic
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: slalom paddling comic

Yup. I've always thought they should have a class for older out of shape guys where you get to stop in every second eddy and talk to someone about boating for two minutes before carrying on.
by Jon
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: When is Jimi Cup on the Ottawa in 2012?
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: When is Jimi Cup on the Ottawa in 2012?

And the Jimi Cup is ...?
by Jon
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Placement of pump, battery, etc for decked esquif L'Edge
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Placement of pump, battery, etc for decked esquif L'Edge

I use two Radio Controlled car batteries 7.2v each in a Pelican case behind the saddle, and a Seasense 1100 pump that fits between the left side of the bulkhead and the hull between my kneepad and the bulkhead by my left knee - just a pressfit with a little bit of foam added. That puts the pump in t...
by Jon
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: L'Edge Hull Material
Replies: 3
Views: 877

L'Edge Hull Material

I have a Quake that I bought used a couple of years ago and have paddled it a bunch. The hull has rub marks on it from rocks like aged Royalex. I have a L'Edge that I have paddled 7 days now and it is all cut up and gashed just like a new soft Royalex boat would be. When I got my Ocoee I left it out...
by Jon
Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: T-Grip Attaching
Replies: 16
Views: 1351

Re: T-Grip Attaching

LePage PL Premium 100% polyurethane construction adhesive. It expands as it cures so watch for squeeseout. Fills any gaps and is waterproof. Should be availalbe at Home Despot.
by Jon
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Aint Louie Fest - 2012 - March 10-18
Replies: 62
Views: 11832

Re: Aint Louie Fest - 2012 - March 10-18

I know it's still a couple of weeks away, but what are the water levels like?
by Jon
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 'Edge Hull (Chine) Shape
Replies: 16
Views: 2633

Re: 'Edge Hull (Chine) Shape

Hi Wendy. By "One of the tricks I use to ferry almost as crisply as in an Ocoee is to use the upstream edge for tight must make moves.", do you mean using an outside tilt to make snappier moves into an eddy? When ferrying I find it best to keep the boat (other boats?) flat. As far as pulling the thw...
by Jon
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 'Edge Hull (Chine) Shape
Replies: 16
Views: 2633

'Edge Hull (Chine) Shape

What is the L'Edge hull shape supposed to do in comparison to others - esp the chine area with that funny indentation and rail? The chine on an Ocoee is 'sharp' and it carves turns like an ice slate or ski edge. The chine on a Rival is rounder and it doesn't carve the same but is less likely to get ...
by Jon
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Lipo bilge pump batteries
Replies: 20
Views: 5317

Re: Lipo bilge pump batteries

I use two 7.2 v 3,000 ma NiMh RC car batteries = 14.4v. You can get a charger that runs of 12 v dc / 120 v ac, and goes to trickle once fully charged so you don't have to monitor them when charging, and so you can recharge anywhere your car is. I typically use it for a weekend and then re-charge. Th...
by Jon
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: While paddling a canoe I prefer to keep my feet...
Replies: 45
Views: 4840

Re: While paddling a canoe I prefer to keep my feet...

flat. With the extensions I talked about earlier pop riveted to the peg plates, my toes do not slide under the pegs, but I can push on them to hold myself in. I have my straps set up agressively (my crotch anchor strap is about 2" further back than Mike Yee recommends, but this means that the thigh ...
by Jon
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: L'Edge Thwart and Bulkhead questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: L'Edge Thwart and Bulkhead questions

Ok, thanks. Next question - what is the measurement from the bow to the back of the seat where your spine goes?
by Jon
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: L'Edge Thwart and Bulkhead questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

L'Edge Thwart and Bulkhead questions

Ok. I've cut the top off my L'Edge and we've installed wood gunnels. Now I need to install thwarts. The thwarts that come with it weigh 1 1/2 pounds each and are 1 x 3 Ash. WOW! You could be charged with possession of a dangereous weapon carrying these down the street! In comparison, the ones in my ...
by Jon
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: While paddling a canoe I prefer to keep my feet...
Replies: 45
Views: 4840

Re: While paddling a canoe I prefer to keep my feet...

My wife got one foot trapped under the footped in our Dimension a number of years back when we dumped, and could not get out once she was twisted in the boat. Held in by one toe. Since then I have always pop riveted plastic fronts on the footpegs to keep both our feet from sliding under. We both pad...