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by solo_konoe
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: paddle length
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Re: paddle length

Thanks Adam. I am mostly legs with short torso. I'll peruse the paddle sizing link.

Merry, merry!
by solo_konoe
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: paddle length
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

paddle length

Broke the T grip on my Werner Bandit paddle. I will try to fix and use as spare, but I was thinking about a new paddle anyway. A trusted source likes Galasport paddles. What paddles do you recommend? Straight blade or spooned? Some qualities I am in search of: lightweight (carbon), stiff, and durabl...
by solo_konoe
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pumps
Replies: 121
Views: 16664

Re: Pumps

magicmike wrote:For those of us who are only halfgnarlz, Pumps Rock!
^^ and TOG!
by solo_konoe
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: PFD life?
Replies: 4
Views: 620

PFD life?

I've had my PFD for 6 years now. Bit dirty and worn, but still seems to serve me well. I rarely paddle above Class III.

When does one replace a pfd?

And for the barrel-chested among us, what vest suits you best?
:roll:
by solo_konoe
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esprit Costa Rica/Mexico...Have you been?
Replies: 24
Views: 3711

Re: Esprit Costa Rica/Mexico...Have you been?

Non-paddling spouse. :cry: ('nuff said?)
by solo_konoe
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Octane 85
Replies: 20
Views: 3843

Re: Octane 85

As the proud owner of a fugly 91, I have to do a double-take every time a car with a Thule cargo box passes to make sure it's not an Octane. She's full-figured, but one fine ride!
by solo_konoe
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ALF 2013 - March 10th-17th
Replies: 34
Views: 8585

Re: ALF 2013 - March 10th-17th

Rats! Busy season. :cry: Maybe I'll make it when I ultimately retire, which, given my resources, will be in 20 years!

Have fun Sarah, Tony, Joe, Paris, Chris, et. al.... uh, et. ALF?

-K
by solo_konoe
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 2013 Outback?
Replies: 22
Views: 5434

Re: 2013 Outback?

Mark! Thanks, but I just bought a used 2012 Outback from a used car reseller: C*rs*ns*. Between me and my kids, this will be my 4th(?) used car buy and I've always been lucky with used cars. Still have 2 years on the original warranty and I have 5 days from the date of pickup to return it. I loved t...
by solo_konoe
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 2013 Calendar is up...
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

Re: 2013 Calendar is up...

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by solo_konoe
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 2013 Outback?
Replies: 22
Views: 5434

VW Sportage

@Chris D - there is a VW dealership right around the corner, so I just went for a test drive. The back seats do not appear to fold flat. Do the seat bottoms fold up? (I couldn't see a latch in the dark)
by solo_konoe
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 2013 Outback?
Replies: 22
Views: 5434

Re: 2013 Outback?

To all that responded, thanks! @ChrisD - thanks especially for the research. I was actually considering a Jetta wagon but had not taken a test drive yet. And in-car sleeping is a strong consideration. @DougB - I "tried on" a Forester a few years back and again recently and, surprisingly, its a tight...
by solo_konoe
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 2013 Outback?
Replies: 22
Views: 5434

2013 Outback?

Thinking of retiring well-worn vehicle and buying a 2013 Outback. I've seen negative reviews elsewhere by paddlers re: the factory rack and the troubles that Yakima had designing a solution to the new racks.
Anyone own one that cares to comment on the ride and on the racks?
-Kevin
by solo_konoe
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Tony retires...
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Tony retires...

KNeal wrote:WHEW! You scared me there for a sec., Craig. I thought you were talking about Tony B.! Glad everything is still allright in the world. 8)
Hah! I had the same reaction. :o Good to know that Tony B is still with us!

-Kevin O
by solo_konoe
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Lasik/PRK & Whitewater
Replies: 15
Views: 2571

Re: Lasik/PRK & Whitewater

Mikey B wrote:...so get it done off season
Wait, what? There's an off-season?

Good topic. I'd really enjoy seeing what I'm paddling. :o

-K
by solo_konoe
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Tohickon Fest
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Tohickon Fest

' looking forward to cold weather, chili dogs, river carnage and... old friends! See you there!