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by woodsy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mad River Liberty
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Mad River Liberty

Anybody familiar with the Mad River Liberty? I’m in the market for a river touring boat that I can use for canoe camping class II whitewater. I found a deal on a Liberty and wonder if it will work for me. I am 5’7” and 180 lbs.
by woodsy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: foot pegs - or no pegs?
Replies: 17
Views: 4004

Re: foot pegs - or no pegs?

I use shin blocks. They support my lower leg and position my feet and ankles for the foot pegs and can also relax my feet outside the pegs. No more foot cramps.
by woodsy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Esquif Blast??
Replies: 12
Views: 5118

Re: Thoughts on Esquif Blast??

I raced a Blast tandem once and felt completely out of my element. It felt like there was zero initial stability. That said a buddy and his wife have been racing one successfully for years.
by woodsy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Any Alaskans on Here? Or Canadians along the Route?
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Re: Any Alaskans on Here? Or Canadians along the Route?

Thanks, but I'll probably in Alaska by then or close to it by then.
by woodsy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Any Alaskans on Here? Or Canadians along the Route?
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Re: Any Alaskans on Here?

i guess I should include the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, and Northwest Territories since I could pass through them on the way up and back.
by woodsy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ash Gunnels
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: Ash Gunnels

Thanks, are you reading this Kaz?
Sounds like in the the not too distant future, ash is going the way of royalex. The emerald ash borer is making it’s way across the country and land owners are harvesting their ash while they still can.
by woodsy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ash Gunnels
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Ash Gunnels

Who needs ash gunnels and/or thwarts? A friend of mine owns a small custom millwork shop here in Northern Wisconsin. He’s made up gunnels for me and a few friends and was wondering if there would be enough of a market to go into full production. He feels like he could easily compete with the retaile...
by woodsy
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Any Alaskans on Here? Or Canadians along the Route?
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Re: Any Alaskans on Here?

Cool. We are heading North in early June and have to be home the end of August. No itinerary what so ever. We will treat every day as a new adventure. Is there camping and other other exploring we could do in the area? We may just show up and hang out for a bit if that's OK.
by woodsy
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Any Alaskans on Here? Or Canadians along the Route?
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Any Alaskans on Here? Or Canadians along the Route?

I am planning on driving to and exploring Alaska by car next summer. I'll be taking my OC1 and am looking for any recommendations for road accessible class II-III. Even back road accessible as I am driving a capable 4x4. Also where are good whitewater hangouts, festivals, races, etc. I am towing a s...
by woodsy
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Paddle alone?
Replies: 15
Views: 5183

Re: Paddle alone?

I started paddling alone only because I have days off during the week when no one else is around. But I soon found that I really enjoyed it. I am more focused. I'm on my own schedule, and I can take as long as I want studying a drop or practicing a move. I don't have to wait my turn for a play spot....
by woodsy
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Royalex is dead?
Replies: 40
Views: 14049

Re: Royalex is dead?

Why not mold a boat out of foam like they use for pool noodles. No need for outfitting, just carve out the cockpit to fit. No leaky air bags. When you hit a rock, it just scrunches and absorbs the impact. It would be very light weight and cheap. You could even bore holes to keep your favorite bevera...
by woodsy
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pictures and techniques for cutting down a Royalex boat
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: Pictures and techniques for cutting down a Royalex boat

How much do you want to cut off? I took my Ocoee down 1" in the center and 1 1/2" at the ends. I clamped a wood gunnel (longer than the boat) to the hull to get a smooth line and marked it. Used a saber saw to cut it. I went from vinyl to 3/4 inch wood gunnels and aluminum thwarts and knocked 12 lbs...
by woodsy
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger/bell ocoee
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

Re: Dagger/bell ocoee

Dude, where did you find a virgin Dagger? I assume you are looking for stock dimensions. I could give you mine but they've been tweeked.
by woodsy
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: A Few Canoe Paddles FS/FT (Boats are gone)
Replies: 29
Views: 16043

Re: Nice Bell Ocoee & A Few Canoe Paddles FS/FT

I'm pretty sure the Edge paddle can be cut down. I have the same paddle in a 56" and really like it on rocky rivers.