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by Shep
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Instructor training that allows for small boats?
Replies: 2
Views: 2347

Re: Instructor training that allows for small boats?

If you are talking about ACA Instructor Certification, it should be suitable for any size canoe. That said, as an instructor, you need to use the kind of boat that you expect to teach someone about, or it will be hard to give them good feedback. Instruction Certification doesn't teach you to paddle ...
by Shep
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: General Canoeing Technique Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 9270

Re: General Canoeing Technique Advice

And a 58" paddle is NOT necessarily too long. Just depends on your preferred style and trunk length. I paddle with a 57" and I am 5'11", but it does raise my T-grip hand to forehead level, which some people don't like.
by Shep
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: General Canoeing Technique Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 9270

Re: General Canoeing Technique Advice

Hi Peter, I am a WW canoe instructor, and just moved to Santa Barbara with my family. What part of the state are you in? I would be very happy to try to get togehter for either formal instruction or just some paddling with a few pointers thrown in here and there. I paddled an Option for 2 years befo...
by Shep
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question for the SOB's
Replies: 10
Views: 4812

Re: Question for the SOB's

The L'Edge and the Octane 92 are the most likely to work for you, but I think trying the Spanish Fly might be an interesting experience. It's not a perfect boat by any means, but there is a reason that it has been in production for so long! It's a lot of fun in the right kind of water.
by Shep
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question for the SOB's
Replies: 10
Views: 4812

Re: Question for the SOB's

dangit, stroker, I just left there! Seriously, there are some good open boaters there, and several boats you can try. First, hit up the Arkansas Canoe Club message board: http://forums.arkansascanoeclub.com Several people who would probably let you try out their boats: Cole M. has a Spanish Fly Brya...
by Shep
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Sep. 13th Deerfield (MA) or somewhere in southern VT/NH?
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

Sep. 13th Deerfield (MA) or somewhere in southern VT/NH?

I am going to be in Boston for work, and I picked up the Atom in VT from the For Sale forum. Anyone available to paddle? I would be up for Fife Brook, or could even be convinced to do the Dryway (although my first time in an Atom might not be the best choice.) Anything else within a daytrip distance...
by Shep
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly 91
Replies: 11
Views: 5302

Re: Blackfly 91

I haven't paddled the 85, but even a Taureau was stable compared to a Prelude. Try a L'Edge or an Option as well if you can.
by Shep
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Millbrook Inferno $650-On hold
Replies: 9
Views: 4299

Re: Millbrook Inferno $650

dwinchester, the short answer is no, but I'm sure we could figure something out. Sent you a PM.
by Shep
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: pristine mohawk maxim for sale near Asheville
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: pristine mohawk maxim for sale near Asheville

Hey Bob, interested in a trade for my slalom boat?
by Shep
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Millbrook Inferno $650-On hold
Replies: 9
Views: 4299

Re: Millbrook Inferno $650

Bump. Still available. Still looking for cash to replace other boats that I am only part owner of, and therefore have to leave behind when I move. :roll:
by Shep
Fri May 23, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Millbrook Inferno $650-On hold
Replies: 9
Views: 4299

Re: Millbrook Inferno $650

Hey Strong, I suspect I know one that would be interested! PM on the way...
by Shep
Mon May 19, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Scotland OC1
Replies: 7
Views: 2430

Re: Scotland OC1

Is there a time of year that one could travel to Scotland and be *almost* guaranteed good water? I was an exchange student at Striling back in college, before I was a paddler, but even then I looked at the Etive and other rivers during trips with the mountaineering club and thought "Wow that looks l...
by Shep
Thu May 15, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Millbrook Inferno $650-On hold
Replies: 9
Views: 4299

Re: Millbrook Inferno $650

Well, I'm getting a little more motivated. I guess I am open to serious offers. It just seems such a shame for this boat to gather dust. Did I mention it has several OC Slalom national titles to it's name (All former owners, none mine :D )

Thanks,
Paul
by Shep
Thu May 08, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Tow tether suggestions.
Replies: 24
Views: 8949

Re: Tow tether suggestions.

I had a long tether (Astral Webtoe), and flipped every time I tried to tow a boat full of water with it. I sold it and bought a short NRS tether. The other reason I didn't like the Astral tether is because it put the carabiner out of my reach, With the shorter tether, I can reach back and manipulate...
by Shep
Thu May 08, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Millbrook Inferno $650-On hold
Replies: 9
Views: 4299

Re: Millbrook Inferno $650

Thanks!!! I had done some other composites work before, but the first time I did this specific work. I used the plastic-wrap method to try to keep it super clean, and just took everything ne step at a time. I was very nervous doing it, but felt really good about how it came out. Glad to hear I wasn'...