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by Mike W.
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Surf c1
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Surf c1

I have a buddy who has a composite surf specific kayak. He says it's awesome at the beach. It's real funky on the river though. I love my Viper C-1 in the ocean. Getting out past the breakers can be tough.
by Mike W.
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Harmony Terrapin C-1 sprayskirt for sale or swap (SOLD)
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Re: Harmony Terrapin C-1 sprayskirt for sale or swap (SOLD)

Thanks for the tip! I just ordered the short sleeve. $35 is a steal.
by Mike W.
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Under rated boats...
Replies: 12
Views: 3920

Re: Under rated boats...

My top two are the Viper and Sith. Neither are under rated. The Sith is my favorite for surfing. I've been asked if it was designed for my local wave. The Viper is fast, surf's well on the river and ocean, plus I can stern squirt it on flatwater. It's my go to boat for big, scary stuff. How many Amo...
by Mike W.
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 9396

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

Jim, my old viper was a winter port boat. After I cracked it, I picked up a used New Wave Viper. If I remember correctly, it's 10lbs. heavier than the winter port. I talked to Paul S. about building a lighter one. He said no problem. It's a great design, I just don't paddle enough these days to just...
by Mike W.
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 9396

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

I'm with you on the speed. I don't think I'd want it for big stuff. I tend to pick up the speed when I get scared. Lol. The storm chaser is faster than my Sith, but no match for my vipers or 4 meter vajda nova. Other than the inability to pivot, I think the storm chaser is a darned good all around b...
by Mike W.
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 9396

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

I was able to spend a lunch break in a storm chaser at my local park and play spot. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it surfed. My Sith surfs better, but the Storm Chaser probably does most everything else better.
by Mike W.
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 9396

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

Glad you picked up that glass atom. I would expect these weight reduction to make it easy more responsive than the plastic version.
by Mike W.
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What are you nifty water bottle carrier setups for a small solo canoe with bulkhead?
Replies: 17
Views: 6222

Re: What are you nifty water bottle carrier setups for a small solo canoe with bulkhead?

For my c1's with bulkheads I put a bungee cord through the bulkhead. Put a fender washer against the front of the bulkhead, then tie your knot. Mine are set up to hold a 32oz. Gatorade bottle. https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1 ... 9569768609
by Mike W.
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: WTB Old Town Scout
Replies: 0
Views: 8837

WTB Old Town Scout

WTB. Old Town Scout. It's time to replace my Scout. I'm in Roanoke Rapids, NC. Close would be good.
by Mike W.
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs
Replies: 6
Views: 3502

Re: New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs

This is great news! I still love my Sith, but it would be neat to have a fast Shaggy.
by Mike W.
Mon May 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Help
Replies: 4
Views: 2843

Re: Help

Stick with it. Tippy boats can be pretty frustrating till you get the hang of then, but once you're there you'll have a blast. They'll also help your roll.
by Mike W.
Sat May 04, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Spring 2019 Armada
Replies: 14
Views: 5257

Re: Spring 2019 Armada

Glad you had good water. Hate I missed it. I've got to paddle more this year.
by Mike W.
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Cascade question
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Re: Cascade question

Is been a while, but 3" seems about right for thickness. Taller than stock will help keep you in the straps better when you roll.
by Mike W.
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mohawk Maxim trash?
Replies: 2
Views: 1974

Re: Mohawk Maxim trash?

Ditto on PAC's thoughts. I was only in one for a few minutes a long time ago. It requires more skill than your Probe. Folks who want to just cruise the river will probably not enjoy this boat. I only had a small wave to try it on. I thought it was responsive and would like to try one on a bigger fea...
by Mike W.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: looking for a new boat
Replies: 5
Views: 2653

Re: looking for a new boat

I was lucky enough to catch Bob headed South one Thanksgiving many years ago. He met me at my local river for a demo. I think it's essentially a narrowed cascade. It's faster and way more responsive than the cascade. Probably a little less stable. You'll love the light weight both on and off the wat...