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by jharris
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C-1 "listing" or leaning to onside(?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4061

Re: C-1 "listing" or leaning to onside(?)

I always lean to my onside, it keeps my paddle blade more deeply in the water for more of the stroke and it leans me towards an onside brace... rather than a situation where I tip towards my offside where I'm unlikely to make a save
by jharris
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Come to Ledyard Riverfest next weekend!
Replies: 0
Views: 685

Come to Ledyard Riverfest next weekend!

This coming weekend (April 12-14), the Ledyard Canoe Club will be holding our annual Riverfest in and around Hanover, NH. The event is a fundraiser for AW but also a really cool way to meet local boaters, participate in two whitewater races, and drink FREE BEER. On Friday we'll have a run/bike/paddl...
by jharris
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Jackson Karma... M or L?
Replies: 11
Views: 4132

Re: Jackson Karma... M or L?

Thanks for the input Bernie. I appreciate the offer to try the boat out but that's quite a road trip for me! I'll be getting it with Jackson C1 outfitting from the factory. I had to call Jackson to figure this out but despite the outfitting package costing $250 on its own, if you get a hull outfitte...
by jharris
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Jackson Karma... M or L?
Replies: 11
Views: 4132

Re: Jackson Karma... M or L?

I've pretty much been sold on the medium instead of the large. A Mountainbuzz thread I turned up when searching for info on the boat mixed things up a bit because everyone who'd actually paddled the large said it felt maneuverable and easy to handle, compared to what the numbers would suggest... but...
by jharris
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Jackson Karma... M or L?
Replies: 11
Views: 4132

Jackson Karma... M or L?

I'm looking at the new Jackson Karma and really like the idea of the boat-- not only because Jackson will send me C1 outfitting from the factory, but because the length, width and what's been described as a flat bottomed hull sound like all of the characteristics that I really, really liked in my Da...
by jharris
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Bliss-stick Tuna?
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Bliss-stick Tuna?

Has anyone converted a Tuna yet? I looked at one this spring and the guy who owned it (a kayaker) said that it had a whole lot of volume, but also tracked well and made edgy eddy turns almost like a slalom boat. His main complaint was that it was hard to turn around off an eddyline because of the ed...
by jharris
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 Rolling and PFD advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: C1 Rolling and PFD advice

I agree that if you sweep out further to set up you'll have an easier time of not hitting your boat. Compared to a kayak, I feel your life jacket floats you way closer to the surface when you're leaning out to the side of a C1 and I feel comfortable making that my setup position. Leaning 90 degrees ...
by jharris
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: c1 release buckles
Replies: 14
Views: 3663

Re: c1 release buckles

I use the same style buckles that life jacket quick release rescue belts use. 2" buckles, with 2" flat (seatbelt style) webbing. Because they bite into the webbing instead of having 2 halves of a buckle, adjustments are simplified by just running the webbing more or less far through the buckle each ...
by jharris
Mon May 21, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: C Videos
Topic: lost then found
Replies: 3
Views: 1956

Re: lost then found

Always a good idea to have contact info on your gear... A friend of mine lost a boat on a creek in VT last spring, 3 months later someone found it floating many many miles downstream in the Connecticut and he got it back!
by jharris
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Atom for sale in NH
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Atom for sale in NH

sold, thanks Felix!
by jharris
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Atom for sale in NH
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Atom for sale in NH

Quite a few scratches, but no cracks and it should have a lot of life left in it. Comes with a Perception skirt with a large tunnel, and I can throw in a 54" paddle if you want. It's purple. I'll post pictures soon

Looking for about $350. Make me an offer
by jharris
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Asking about water proof Cameras
Replies: 20
Views: 2089

Re: Asking about water proof Cameras

I've heard good things about the Olympus Tough series (including earlier in this thread), but stay AWAY from the low-end Olympus waterproof cameras. I have a 550WP which is a waterproof "version" of one of their cheaper cameras from a few years back and isn't in the Tough line. It has awful battery ...
by jharris
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ok, what's the fastest whitewater boat you've paddled?
Replies: 30
Views: 9397

Re: Ok, what's the fastest whitewater boat you've paddled?

In terms of C1s, the Gyramax has a ton of speed but the Atom feels faster to me on whitewater, I think because it has a little better acceleration. I haven't paddled the Millbrook composite boats but out of the OC1s I've paddled definitely the Spark
by jharris
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What is the most fun boat you've ever paddled?
Replies: 51
Views: 8726

Re: What is the most fun boat you've ever paddled?

While I'm increasingly having problems with the Atom's low volume and catchy deck on harder water, the edginess and speed makes it a blast when I'm not upsidedown
by jharris
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How to prepare body for max comfort (knees)
Replies: 27
Views: 3895

Re: How to prepare body for max comfort (knees)

My biggest problem has always been my ankles when they're flat on the bottom of a C1. That always gets better later in the season... this spring my first day out was an almost uninterrupted run of the Nolichucky. Ouch! But towards the end of the spring I didn't have any ankle pain. Definitely seems ...