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by wildwaterc2
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Millbrook Hornet, Valley Mill Magnet, New Wave Acrobat for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Millbrook Hornet, Valley Mill Magnet, New Wave Acrobat for sale

Aargh, yes, the Acrobat came from you. I had a lot of fun it it for about 5 years or so I think. The Millbrook is a Hornet. I don't know what the layup is but it is not heavy - it weighs about the same as my River Elf Storm Chaser. Vann Evans had it built by Kaz and I think it is the standard Millbr...
by wildwaterc2
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Millbrook Hornet, Valley Mill Magnet, New Wave Acrobat for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Millbrook Hornet, Valley Mill Magnet, New Wave Acrobat for sale

All fun boats I’ve enjoyed but not getting enough use and time to pass on. Millbrook Hornet is in excellent condition. The fastest cruising c1 I’ve ever paddled - as fast as my Fanatic. Would be a great c1 race boat like for the Gauley Animal or for cruising. $600 Valley Mill Magnet is worn but ok c...
by wildwaterc2
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Lost C-Boater wondering: what to paddle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

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

My observations as a 5'8", 180 lb 51 year old who has C1'd since a teenager but can't kneel as low as I used to. 1. River Elf Storm Chaser - nice and comfy but not fast. Great construction and a fun boat. One of few boats I bought new. 2. The Millbrook Hornet that I bought used is as fast as my old ...
by wildwaterc2
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 14091

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

Jim, it is great to get that glass Atom in use again. I test paddled it also when I purchased my Hornet from the same seller last fall. Mike W, I have a used Storm Chaser for sale should you be interested and yes it does surf well. It is a really cool boat but a little slow and soft-chined for my ap...
by wildwaterc2
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Quality breakdown paddle
Replies: 5
Views: 4032

Re: Quality breakdown paddle

I have a 3-piece Werner bandit for my breakdown. Works well.

Likely no one would stock the 3-piece version of this paddle, but it is a regular item and any dealer can order one. It is slightly heavier than the single shaft but not a lot.
by wildwaterc2
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 8568

Re: Hornet and Magnet comparisons

I think the Magnet would hold weight equal to or better than a Gyramax. It is a pretty big boat for glass.
by wildwaterc2
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 8568

Re: Hornet and Magnet comparisons

That would be awesome. Thanks.
by wildwaterc2
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 8568

Re: Hornet and Magnet comparisons

Bob P, that is a kind offer and I would like to test paddle it sometime. I really like testing out different hulls. I don't see myself getting down to NOC anytime soon unfortunately - I am constrained on travel for paddling with middle and high school age kids each in sports, which is why I so often...
by wildwaterc2
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 8568

Re: Hornet and Magnet comparisons

Adam, just loan me your Amoeba for a while and I'd be glad to do a comparison. :-) I paddled the Hornet again last night - the speed is a bit intoxicating. I easily made a power move onto a wave using only cross forward strokes, where normally I have to switch hands to let me power onto that wave us...
by wildwaterc2
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 8568

Hornet and Magnet comparisons

So, I purchased a Hornet (made by Millbrook - in near new condition) and a Magnet (made by Valley Mill Boats - well used but a lot of life left) this past weekend, funnily enough each from around Chapel Hill NC. I'd been looking at each hull for a while. First, I like faster boats - I have years pad...
by wildwaterc2
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Old School Canoes, Boy Scout Whitewater Canoe Video, August 2019 Klamath River
Replies: 1
Views: 2810

Re: Old School Canoes, Boy Scout Whitewater Canoe Video, August 2019 Klamath River

Love it - thanks for sharing.

That is definitely more advanced than we have worked up to with our troop so far.
by wildwaterc2
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: So, will one of these Millbrook boats work for my trip?
Replies: 23
Views: 15859

Re: So, will one of these Millbrook boats work for my trip?

Look for a used Mad River Monarch - you are welcome to try mine out. If I (sadly) could only have one boat that would be it. It is very similar to the Kruger Sea Wind - it is the Gen 2 hull, and more like the Sea Wind hull than the Gen 1 Sawyer Loon. Fast, forgiving, carrries a big load, integrated ...
by wildwaterc2
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I need to demo some Millbrook boats.
Replies: 12
Views: 7768

Re: I need to demo some Millbrook boats.

Got a Shacho in Roanoke VA you are welcome to try out.

I’ve also got a River Elf Storm Chaser which is even lighter and pretty comfy.