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by Mike W.
Mon May 17, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Trouble rolling wavesport EZ c1
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Trouble rolling wavesport EZ c1

A tall back rest really helped me. I like 6" above the seat. Just be sure to round off any corners that are above the rim to prolong the life of your skirt.
by Mike W.
Fri May 14, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Trouble rolling wavesport EZ c1
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Trouble rolling wavesport EZ c1

No thigh straps. It's a lap-belt. It's attached to the front bolts for the hip pads. Those holes were for the kayak seat.
by Mike W.
Wed May 12, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Trouble rolling wavesport EZ c1
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Trouble rolling wavesport EZ c1

I have a Big EZ. The problem I had initially was that I'd roll up into a bow-stall. Pretty neat when you want to, but not so neat in the middle of a rapid. lol I found that it rolls better if you have the paddle closer to the stern rather than straight out to the side when you initiate the roll. Her...
by Mike W.
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Lost C-Boater wondering: what to paddle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

Re: Long Lost C-Boater wondering: what to paddle?

The only slalom boat I've been in is my 4 meter Vajda Nova. I'm down to 205 & it sits a little deep with me in it. It's very fast, but does not pivot anywhere near as smoothly as my Viper. I thought the Viper was fast till I paddled the Nova. The Viper is my go to boat for big stuff & ocean surfing....
by Mike W.
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 conversion bulkhead questions
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: C1 conversion bulkhead questions

The key for me has always been a tall backrest. The boats that I have the least trouble in have the back rests ~6" above the seat, a foam bulkhead and a lap belt. Be sure to round off the corners of the backrest where it contacts the skirt.
by Mike W.
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: STOLEN or LOST Boats / Gear
Topic: Found - Phone in Labyrinth Canyon (11/25/20)
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Re: Found - Phone in Labyrinth Canyon (11/25/20)

Some folks list their emergency contact as "ICE - xxx". If this person did, you could call that number and they'd know who the phone belongs to.
by Mike W.
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Surf c1
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

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: 1868

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: 6320

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: 13177

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: 13177

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: 13177

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: 13177

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: 8555

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: 10395

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.