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by Peter K.
Fri May 08, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Varathane or Varnish for Flatwater Canoe canoe?
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: Varathane or Varnish for Flatwater Canoe canoe?

Second the use oil instead of varathane if you are going to strip them. I have one boat with varathane trim and it is a pain to keep up. If the finish is damaged and water gets in you will have rot. I had some minor damage to the stem of the boat with varathane from rolling the boat over to pick it ...
by Peter K.
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Spark vs. Ocoee
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Re: Spark vs. Ocoee

I think this boils down to more paddling style than paddler size. The Spark cab forward design demands continuous paddle from the front. It really dislikes stern corrections. The Ocoee is much more forgiving to us old school Bob Foote types.
by Peter K.
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Boating
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

Re: Long Boating

Long boating seems to have a significant following in the UK where they call it "traditional" canoeing. Seems more popular in the south where the gradients aren't too steep.
by Peter K.
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat Width/Stability vs Height
Replies: 10
Views: 4028

Re: Boat Width/Stability vs Height

The Echoee is definitely the Cadillac option. I do love mine, but they are expensive and there aren't likely to be any on the used market. Another option might be a Zephyr. It is light, and sort of like the Ocoee in form, but more rounded, wider and more forgiving. The downside is that the Twin-Tex ...
by Peter K.
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat Width/Stability vs Height
Replies: 10
Views: 4028

Re: Boat Width/Stability vs Height

Just my $0.02, but I think you will find the Vertige a bit of a barge. It is quite a bit larger and heavier than the Ocoee and is overall more stable. It also does not have the distinct chines of the Ocoee which means it will not carve into turns as well and will tend to skid. You are right that wid...
by Peter K.
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "best" tripping boats?
Replies: 22
Views: 15748

Re: "best" tripping boats?

My "normal" favourite is the Esquif Canyon --which is one of the several Blue Hole successors. It has a blunter bow than the Starburst which is based on the same hull which makes it dryer, although it tracks marginally worse. Both boats usually need some resetting of factory fittings. For some reaso...
by Peter K.
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: T formex news?
Replies: 4
Views: 2696

Re: T formex news?

The retailers in Ontario are taking orders for T-Formex boats now, so I guess it is actually here.
by Peter K.
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: T-Formex appears to be a success
Replies: 1
Views: 2118

Re: T-Formex appears to be a success

Yes, plenty of press releases and demo boats, but no boats on the shelves at retailers.
by Peter K.
Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I need a new paddle
Replies: 14
Views: 4958

Re: I need a new paddle

I've been abusing my Echo carbon for years and only had it refinished once. The wood laminate creek stick seems even more durable.
by Peter K.
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: airbag lacing
Replies: 10
Views: 4820

Re: airbag lacing

My Echoee has the cages drilled through the hull with grommets to protect the string.
by Peter K.
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: wood gunwales on a Zephyr
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Re: wood gunwales on a Zephyr

I had a series of vertical cracks on the chines -- a few on each side. I made appropriate size fibreglass patches and applied them to the inside of the hull with the ScotchWeld and then wetted them out with the Scotchweld. I then just applied some more ScotchWeld to any visible cracks on the exterio...
by Peter K.
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: wood gunwales on a Zephyr
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Re: wood gunwales on a Zephyr

Chuck, Well, I paddled mine like it was Rx and put a couple of holes in it doing a 3 foot drop and finding a rock that I never knew was there. The factory repair was a pain. I've since found that ScotchWeld DP8010 is an effective adhesive for Twintex and now have 5 or 6 more patches along the chines...
by Peter K.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: wood gunwales on a Zephyr
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Re: wood gunwales on a Zephyr

Yes, the holes on my Zephyr with factory installed wood gunnels are through the hull just below the gunnel. I never did find a bag that fit this boat very well -- some too big, others too small.
by Peter K.
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Covert 9.3 in the NE
Replies: 13
Views: 5917

Re: Covert 9.3 in the NE

Price doesn't look especially competitive -- $2650 Cdn vs. $2100 for the L'Edge Lite.

Does anyone know what the boat is actually made of? The vendor's webpage isn't all that helpful because of the proprietary labelling. Is it solid PE, or layered? And if layed, what is it?
by Peter K.
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Spraydeck
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Re: Spraydeck

North Water would probably do it for you. (http://northwater.com/products/canoe-spray-deck" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) Your Yankee dollar is now worth 30% more. :cry: