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by mahyongg
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1
Replies: 60
Views: 13605

Re: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1

Hej y'all, Cool build! Here's an idea though: next time you build over a positive plug, just use a solvent to get the plug out. Acetone works with a bunch of foams.. and leaves the epoxy unharmed. Try before, of course.. and catch the runoff, it'll be nasty large steaming pile of dog doo. You don't ...
by mahyongg
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slalom boat basics?
Replies: 31
Views: 8785

Re: Slalom boat basics?

Btw. I watched the videos again and it looks like a typical Slalom technique, e.g. no catch, big blades to make up for the loss, a lot of splashing water around on entry. Really, you can determine an efficient stroke by the sound of it.. remember slow is smooth and smooth is fast.
by mahyongg
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slalom boat basics?
Replies: 31
Views: 8785

Re: Slalom boat basics?

Interesting how the british videos emphasize back pulling in the pull stroke initiation phase and twist/arms only later in the pull phase, which is kind of contrary to what I'd suggest for a good catch and less rocking: - slice blade in extended forward - initiate catch by applying power from body r...
by mahyongg
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Detonator in heavy water - what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 22
Views: 6736

Re: Detonator in heavy water - what am I doing wrong?

The heavy water clearly is the problem. Maybe instead of paddling deuterium oxide, you should look for rivers containing mostly hydrogen oxide, which are usually what is enjoyed most by paddlers.

Good luck!

J.
by mahyongg
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: drysuit for ebola?
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

Re: drysuit for ebola?

Works like a charm. Actually, the real hazmat suits worn by quarantine room personnel often use the same material, construction and zips as our drysuits. I hope that their servicable life is a bit longer though ;D
by mahyongg
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Air bag repair
Replies: 27
Views: 8407

Re: Air bag repair

Another great method for the detection of tiny holes is to blow up the bag good and lick the surface of the bag! You will feel even the slightest air bubbles on your tongue immediately. Of course, try to find the general area of holes before licking, or you could run dry. I keep a glass of water han...
by mahyongg
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Lost my Roll
Replies: 18
Views: 5336

Re: Lost my Roll

A piece of advice I found most helpful in addition to all the others above was to keep my shaft hand on the forehead - this way, you really press down on your paddle only with an upper body motion, but you don't focus on pressing down with your arms. Saves shoulders and your roll. Don't even take th...
by mahyongg
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Choosing a boat?
Replies: 18
Views: 9402

Re: Choosing a boat?

Ian, owning an Option and having an Octane 85 to paddle, I think I can add some points as well. I am about 200 pounds fully dressed, so in your weight range. I feel very good in the Octane 85. I would even go so far to call it nimble - I can throw the bow around just like I want, despite the Edges o...
by mahyongg
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Paddle alone?
Replies: 15
Views: 5218

Re: Paddle alone?

I definitely agree on the different head game and it's similar to free soloing a climb for sure, in terms of focus, determination, gravity of mistakes and all that. Enticing, to say the least. Now as you rightly said, if someone wants to do it depends on personal risk threshold (I normally won't, bu...
by mahyongg
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Driveway epoxies
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Re: Driveway epoxies

Btw. Just get an Octane 85, you'll be rid of all the repairs and its so much fun.. ;D
by mahyongg
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Driveway epoxies
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Re: Driveway epoxies

GFLex is the way to go. I've also successfully re-foamed squished cores using gorilla glue, then covered that with a filled GFlex Layer. It's holding up better than expected, really..
by mahyongg
Fri May 16, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: European CBoat Armada 2014
Replies: 50
Views: 15432

Re: European CBoat Armada 2014

Hey Kaz, no worries - we understand. Keep in mind (and not just you, but anyone here really) that we'll be willing to help when you come over, whenever there is time and water in the rivers ;D One day, that trip will happen, I am sure :D. We'll see now who beats whom to visiting each other I guess ;...
by mahyongg
Mon May 12, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: European CBoat Armada 2014
Replies: 50
Views: 15432

Re: European CBoat Armada 2014

Just to repeat what I said earlier.. you'll be fine. Yeah, we'd also have a bed in our apartment (no floor space covering needed) that's not any more expensive than the camp really, and within walking distance from camp even for healthily inebriated individuals. So yeah, I hope you didn't spend all ...
by mahyongg
Mon May 12, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Canoe for the Grand Canyon
Replies: 36
Views: 14956

Re: Canoe for the Grand Canyon

Oh, the big boy.. I've only paddled it as a tandem but would figure it's a fun boat on the grand.
I've heard several people liked their Sparks down it, as well. Fast enough to escape some of the bigger stuff, somewhat round chines (in some places). Should be fun.

Good luck finding a boat!

Jan
by mahyongg
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Whithewater tripping solo canoe
Replies: 38
Views: 8232

Re: Whithewater tripping solo canoe

I know this was originally a question about boats, but it occurs to me that the limiting factors here are more the size and the weight of load.. Of course, many people do canoe trips because they like the added transport capability of a canoe vs. for example, walking. But if you reconsider your prio...