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by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Good K hulls for C-1 conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Good K hulls for C-1 conversion

Thanks for jumping in, Mike. (I kinda hoped you might!) I'm doing a lot of instruction for the local University Club, and with no appreciable budget, we've been chasing through the local gear-swap pages for older hulls to convert. Sadly, ain't seen too many ZETs floating around. There's certainly lo...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Good K hulls for C-1 conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Good K hulls for C-1 conversion

Hey friends A few years ago, the Pyranha Burn was considered to be the premier hull for C-1 conversion (creeking and general river-running). The Karnali and the Remix were strong runners-up, along with the Bliss-Stick Mystic. Brands have come and gone. Wondering which hulls are currently HOT for con...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: gluing vinyl d ring patches to royalex
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: gluing vinyl d ring patches to royalex

It may be the same stuff, under a different name, but north of 49 we use Vinyl-Tec 2000, from North Water:

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Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Need hard plastic D-ring source
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Need hard plastic D-ring source

Western Canoeing and Kayaking, in Abbotsford, BC, used to stock them. Give them a buzz -- they prob'ly have some on the back shelves. They also (used to) stock the 2-part adhesive kits which work well with the plastic bases. When you install them, I find it works well to drill small holes in the bas...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Foam side panels in mini-cell bulkhead boats?
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Foam side panels in mini-cell bulkhead boats?

Further to Wendy's comment, boats not equipped with bulkhead outfitting often require more in the way of customizing: anchors, tiedowns, etc. -- a good reason for not expecting the factory to foam the side-walls. That said, once your outfitting is complete, I think it's a good idea to add side-wall ...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Condor
Replies: 11
Views: 3036

Re: Blackfly Condor

Dibs on demo'ing the tandem version!! (No others need apply!!)

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Kanu Fest 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: Northwest Kanu Fest 2018

What a fantastic time we had at last year's Fest!! Seattle's Paddle Trails Canoe Club did a superb job leading trips, and it was a rush to see paddlers from Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia all rocking together! For those who frequent Facebook, here's the official event page: https://www.fac...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: River Elf Storm Chaser C-1
Replies: 1
Views: 1535

Re: River Elf Storm Chaser C-1

OK, OK -- I'll drop the price.

$1459 USD; $1869 CAD
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: River Elf Storm Chaser C-1
Replies: 1
Views: 1535

River Elf Storm Chaser C-1

I LOVE this boat, but my elderly knees and ankles can't squeeze into a C-1 any more. This is a M/L, built to be bomb-proof, with an extra layer in both the hull and the deck. It's completely outfitted, with a 6" saddle, bulkhead with knee cut-outs, hip blocks, and QR thigh straps with stainless stee...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Esquif Blast for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 3880

Re: Esquif Blast for sale

I'm definitely interested, but live in the Pacific NorthWest. I'd pay a reasonable shipping charge to get the boat to, say, Bellingham, WA, but have no knowledge of shipping options in the U.S.

Any ideas?

Thx
Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: water transfer thru bulkhead
Replies: 6
Views: 3558

Re: water transfer thru bulkhead

I've done this with all of my bulkhead saddles. I start by punching out the factory-installed pvc pipe in the existing hole (way too small!) The last one needed persuasion, using a hammer (sideways) and a stubby screwdriver. Swearing helps. Once removed, as per Wendy's suggestion, it's bread-knife t...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: vertige X
Replies: 12
Views: 6235

Re: vertige X

Definitely interested, but distance is an obstacle.

I don't suppose anyone is planning a road trip from PA to the Pacific NorthWest????? Gas $$, or brown bottles...

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 to OC1 or not
Replies: 11
Views: 6525

Re: C1 to OC1 or not

. . . I would like to hear of other's experiences on avoiding or making a transition from one style of paddling to another. . . Maybe it's the outfitting, not the boat, which should govern your choice. I've been an open boater for all of my adult life, but 10 - 15 years ago, I took a serious crack ...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: vertige X
Replies: 12
Views: 6235

Re: vertige X

Might be interested; WHERE are you are located, and what's your ASKING PRICE, pl & th.

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Update on Mohawk
Replies: 12
Views: 6921

Re: Update on Mohawk

Grateful for the update, Richard!

A quick question: With T-Formex now becoming available, will you be planning to resurrect the production of canoes?

Thanks

Rick