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by COcanoe
Fri May 14, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Rigging?
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

New Rigging?

My Bell Ocoee has Mike Yee outfitting that has served me well over many multi-day trips. But I'd consider replacing the pedestal and rigging if there are newer, better options. Just paddled 71 miles over 5 days and my body would appreciate more comfort if there is such a thing. Don't plan on replaci...
by COcanoe
Fri May 14, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: patching royalex
Replies: 11
Views: 9019

Re: patching royalex

Resurrecting this thread. Time to work on my Bell Ocoee that's been down many a rocky river. The bottom has plenty of gouges (none into the foam but into the white) and there is a 2" crack under the pedestal. I'd like to put a protective layer of something that is durable but not heavy (ideally in r...
by COcanoe
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Who makes an adjustable height pedestal?
Replies: 15
Views: 4605

Re: Who makes an adjustable height pedestal?

Ezwater is correct, the San Juan. All of our river trips are a minimum of five days, which start to take a toll on the body. An adjustable pedestal wouldn't be necessary for piddly one- or two-day trips. I tried a 2" pad on the foam block as proof of concept and the comfort difference was dramatic b...
by COcanoe
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Who makes an adjustable height pedestal?
Replies: 15
Views: 4605

Who makes an adjustable height pedestal?

Just got back from an 8-day, 84-mile river trip in my Bell Ocoee. The longer days took 5 to 6 hours of paddling, often 2 hours or more without a break, and were brutal on my knees. So my next upgrade will be an adjustable height saddle. I'd like a bike saddle to rise up out of the pedestal for the f...
by COcanoe
Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Royalex repair
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Royalex repair

So on a casual 7-day trip down the San Juan, I loaned my Bell Ocoee out for a half day and it now has a 3" crack, roughly in the center between the knees. Not sure how he managed that on a class 1 section but I bought the boat used so probably just a matter of time. Duct tape worked fine to finish t...
by COcanoe
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: break down canoe paddle
Replies: 24
Views: 5795

Anybody done their own conversion of an AB paddle? I have a 58" Odyssey I got super cheap. Finding the spring clips is easy. I'd prefer to make the cut higher up in the shaft but it's ovalized so finding tubing to match could be tough. Cutting lower where the shaft is round might be easier but not s...
by COcanoe
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How has our sport changed over the years?
Replies: 21
Views: 6598

My dad and uncle ran a whitewater canoe school in Virginia and West Virginia from '68 to about '75 (they started the second raft company in WVA in '72 -- it's still running though they sold out long ago). Back then: fiberglass canoes were heavy and fragile. Grumman made the best aluminum canoes and ...
by COcanoe
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Bell Ocoee -- What next?
Replies: 8
Views: 3984

Thanks for the feedback. All of my trips will have raft support so I just need to carry day gear. Probably will keep the Ocoee and try it for another trip or two. But I'll look into some of these other mentions and see if anything calls out to me. It's been fun getting back into canoeing after three...
by COcanoe
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Bell Ocoee -- What next?
Replies: 8
Views: 3984

Bell Ocoee -- What next?

Just took out from an 8-day trip down the Main Salmon in my Bell Ocoee. Bought it used this spring with Mike Yee outfitting and airbags for $700 to make sure I wanted to commit. Overall, I had a good trip and only swam a few times (a new Class 4 beat me up pretty good, most of the others were part o...
by COcanoe
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Solo WW canoe reviews?
Replies: 16
Views: 7511

Given that a lot of "older" designs are still made, and considered quite good, the filtering works by type (click on "Rec" if you're not racing or looking for a longer OC1, then what your main use is, etc...). Tried that, still left me with 60+ boats and I know there aren't that many relevant. I re...
by COcanoe
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Solo WW canoe reviews?
Replies: 16
Views: 7511

http://www.cboats.net/c_db/list.php?type=3 images,stats,basic info, and even a review for some boats. Thanks, the stats are a help. Would be nice to able to filter out older boats. Alas the photos don't show the important stuff like end view of the bottom and side profiles (but neither do company w...
by COcanoe
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Solo WW canoe reviews?
Replies: 16
Views: 7511

http://www.cboats.net/cforum/viewtopic.php?t=7961107 :P Newfangled terminology. It's a canoe daggumit not a frickin OhCee. :roll: Thanks but no actual comparison sites anywhere with stats and photos? That thread isn't much help. I'll try to demo once I've narrowed down the list. You can tell a lot ...
by COcanoe
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Solo WW canoe reviews?
Replies: 16
Views: 7511

Solo WW canoe reviews?

Did a search for reviews here and on Google but not finding much. Getting bored with rafting and starting to think about a canoe for western rivers like Yampa, Ladore, Main Salmon, etc. The shops in Colorado only seem to know kayaks, for which I have zero interest. Are there any online reviews or bu...