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by Sir Adam
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: SPRAY SKIRTS
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: SPRAY SKIRTS

Harmony, Mountain Surf, Skirt Works, Snap Dragon. Apparently I own relics of another time! At least Seals is still around (my first skirt, though I don't have it anymore... sold it in the early 90's with the boat). I guess everyone Pak Rafts, open boats and SUPs now. I'd go with IR as they are great...
by Sir Adam
Sun May 23, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Thigh straps vs lap belt pros and cons
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Thigh straps vs lap belt pros and cons

I prefer tight outfitting (hip grabbers, good knee cups) and thigh straps - if I HAVE to I can push out of them, and otherwise I'm tight enough. Squirting, river running, and a little creeking are fine with this set up. I'm not trying any bouncy aerial moves though. Lap belts, and having to reach up...
by Sir Adam
Wed May 19, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Recommendation for river runner C1
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Recommendation for river runner C1

180 or so seems a good weight for stern squirting the Atom, at your weight it may be impossible quite frankly. A cut down Shaggy Sith may work, but at your weight you may want to try a Acrobat; though it is a squirt boat for many, you may need the stern volume that low to squirt easily. There are li...
by Sir Adam
Tue May 18, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Recommendation for river runner C1
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Recommendation for river runner C1

How much do you weigh, and how tall are you? For the right weight the Atom would be a great fit for what you are trying to do (well, it's not going to flat spin...). If your local rivers / paddling style fit with it I'd go for a Shaggy Sith if you can track one down - awesome all around boat (well, ...
by Sir Adam
Thu May 06, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: youth paddle
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: youth paddle

A nice sharp draw knife is a joy to use:) I find continually flipping the piece I'm working on helps me keep it mostly even on both sides. My first paddles were pretty rough, mostly as they were "paddle shaped objects" that the (very) young kids could play with / dip in the water to feel like they w...
by Sir Adam
Thu May 06, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: youth paddle
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: youth paddle

The image is one Roy posted of a drilled out plastic paddle, not a wood one. I'll try and track an image of the wood ones down - I couldn't find it yesterday (too many images of paddling, skiing, and of course kids!)
by Sir Adam
Wed May 05, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: youth paddle
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: youth paddle

It started out as a rough sawn true 1"; if purchasing finished lumber you may need to purchase "5/4" depending on what shaft diameter you want (with the shaft the thickest part that is where to start).
by Sir Adam
Mon May 03, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: youth paddle
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: youth paddle

After looking for a bit I gave up and made my own - a pine board, traced the shape I wanted based on down-sizing an adult paddle, cut the basic shape out with a saw, then an hour or so with a draw knife followed up with some sanding and a few coats of poly. I've made 5 so far as the kids have grown ...
by Sir Adam
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Millbrook Boat AC/DC Canoe For Sale $750.
Replies: 6
Views: 4242

Re: Millbrook Boat AC/DC Canoe For Sale $750.

Given the original post is 3 years old might be a long shot.

I'd give Kaz a call at Millbrook and see if he can build you one. Compared to most boat builders he doesn't charge nearly enough IMhO.
by Sir Adam
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Lost C-Boater wondering: what to paddle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

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

...and you may have also started a little something called the "C-Forum"...;). Nice to have you back with us! If you are looking to paddle but not race I'd say you should definitely check out a Millbrook Amoeba - higher volume and fast. Kaz may have other molds kicking around... worth a call anyway....
by Sir Adam
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Expedition C-1--Katana?
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Expedition C-1--Katana?

A few options depending on what you're looking for: Millbrook Hornet (narrowed cascade; literally. Nice boat). Composite Millbrook Amoeba (think high volume slalom boat; probably my favorite "big volume" boat). Composite River Elf Storm Chaser (composite creek boat, could work as multi-day trip boat...
by Sir Adam
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Glad to see this page is still up and running!!
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: Glad to see this page is still up and running!!

For better or worse we don't do too much these days!

I have several hundred higher resolution images to put up at some point, and we occasionally talk about a refresh, but life is busy with our day jobs.

Thankfully the Search function works well:)
by Sir Adam
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: need help ID-ing this New Wave C1
Replies: 7
Views: 2265

Re: need help ID-ing this New Wave C1

Difficult for me to tell from that angle; there should be a build sheet glassed in (usually by the right knee, sometimes on the side, sometimes under the pad in my experience with New Wave boats). It is a slalom boat; I'd guess Fanatic II, but could be a Fanatic or Stealth; hopefully someone who pad...
by Sir Adam
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Fiberglass Crack Repair, Unemployed Boaters Union Local 282
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Fiberglass Crack Repair, Unemployed Boaters Union Local 282

If the crack is all the way through it is worth trying clean it up on the inside and get a patch back there. It may require pulling some outfitting out of course (a good excuse to tweak things anyway;) ), and perhaps the scraper on a stick (later epoxied fiberglass). I'd almost be tempted to put kev...