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by BAD paddle
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: In praise of the Blackfly Condor
Replies: 1
Views: 512

In praise of the Blackfly Condor

OK, feeling a bit guilty here. 'Been meaning to post something on the Condor for a couple of months now. I don't own a Condor and don't actually own any Blackfly boats at present and no, don't get paid anything from any-boat-body. Moving on, gotta say, the Condor is a stellar design that really need...
by BAD paddle
Thu May 28, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Buying Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: Buying Advice

Hey Tony--- I'm 6'-1" and 185~190lbs. I'm quite tall from the waist up and have short legs. I've owned the Shacho and loved it but am liking the 2020 more for my proportions. That said, it feels like if anything, I'm on the light/ short side for the 2020. You would love the Shacho I'd have to guess....
by BAD paddle
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esquif Ledge vs Silverbirch Agent 8.8
Replies: 2
Views: 2652

Re: Esquif Ledge vs Silverbirch Agent 8.8

Have the Agent 88, love it, had two L Edge lites and loved them. Plastic seems similar enough that if you wore out the L Edge, you probably won't get much different mileage out of the Agent. I will say this though, after a year of paddling, the Agent is all scraped up but still has that new-boat, sl...
by BAD paddle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esquif Zephyr XL
Replies: 3
Views: 3382

Re: Esquif Zephyr XL

Sorry to hear about your clipper-- that really hurts! As for the 20/20, I'll definitely report back. The 20/20 is intended to be the fast boat for fluffy water while the Agent 88/ Octane 91 will continue to be for boofs and bashing, short and long trips respectively. Having a quiver means *mostly* d...
by BAD paddle
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esquif Zephyr XL
Replies: 3
Views: 3382

Re: Esquif Zephyr XL

I'm right there with ya-- both regular and xl Zephyr look really tempting, but maybe harder to find than another used Viper, not sure. 'Have to think both these Zephyrs may be a bit dryer and a bit slower than the Viper 12, so like a wider Viper 11? Could be great! In that same vein, a new glass Vip...
by BAD paddle
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What are you nifty water bottle carrier setups for a small solo canoe with bulkhead?
Replies: 17
Views: 5538

Re: What are you nifty water bottle carrier setups for a small solo canoe with bulkhead?

A buddy just carries a small hydration pack over his PFD, with a normal hiking tube hanging over his shoulder-- and he swears by it. At my end, ever since switching to bulkhead saddles -- Ledge lite x2, Octane, Option, and now Agent 88, I've anchored a Nalgene "Cantene" water bladder just stern of t...
by BAD paddle
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: T-Formex Esquif Zephyr
Replies: 0
Views: 9204

T-Formex Esquif Zephyr

Anybody have a Zephyr in the Washington/ Oregon/ lower BC area I could maybe demo? It has always looked like a good design to my eyes and with T-Formex it's pretty tempting for a medium-length WW boat. No hurries/ no worries
by BAD paddle
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Looking for Option, Agent 88, Ledge lite on West Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Looking for Option, Agent 88, Ledge lite on West Coast

Greetings-- have an Option up in Bellingham. Newest version, first owner, purchased in fall of 2017, purple. Getting ready to put it up for sale. PM me your cell and I'll send you phone pics. Boat is in great shape--verdict is it's too small for me so I paddle the Octane and Agent 88 much more. Aski...
by BAD paddle
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Millbrook Boats 20/20 w/ pump, saddle & Fall Line bags/covers
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Re: Millbrook Boats 20/20 w/ pump, saddle & Fall Line bags/covers

Sounds like a cool set up-- where are you located?
by BAD paddle
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 14034

Re: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs

Hey Pat-- how's the search coming? Curious as to what end up working for your new ride!
by BAD paddle
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: did Dagger steam bend Ocoee gunwales?
Replies: 6
Views: 3045

Re: did Dagger steam bend Ocoee gunwales?

Just a thought-- for furniture and wooden boat parts in general, useful steam bending requires air-dried wood, not kiln dried. Of course 99% of wood you buy is gonna be kiln dried. Dagger might have been buying large-ish lots of green ash, milling it down to an inch or so, selecting the straight gra...
by BAD paddle
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: did Dagger steam bend Ocoee gunwales?
Replies: 6
Views: 3045

Re: did Dagger steam bend Ocoee gunwales?

Just a thought-- for furniture and wooden boat parts in general, useful steam bending requires air-dried wood, not kiln dried. Of course 99% of wood you buy is gonna be kiln dried. Dagger might have been buying large-ish lots of green ash, milling it down to an inch or so, selecting the straight gra...
by BAD paddle
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 14034

Re: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs

With a top-heavy build at 6' 1" a 31" inseam and 190+ lbs, I've been paddling the Octane 91 on everything for the past couple of years. For perspective, this summer it was just so good on a (10~11K cfs) Main Salmon self support trip with 40+ lbs of camping gear. A couple of weeks later, on hades's c...
by BAD paddle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Foam side panels in mini-cell bulkhead boats?
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Foam side panels in mini-cell bulkhead boats?

L 'Edge, Blackfly, Silverbirch all seem to put some kind of foam side panel in their cockpits. Not so much in strap-outfitted boats. I'm assuming the reason is extra buoyancy; is there more to it?