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by Bob P
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Trim in asymetric hull ?
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Trim in asymetric hull ?

by Bob P
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: looking for a new boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: looking for a new boat

zqueen wrote:any info on comparison between hornet/cascade and wide ride?
The Hornet is happiest with people under 150 lbs, the Wide Ride was for Bob Connolly (200+ lbs).
by Bob P
Sat May 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Air bags for an old ovation
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

Re: Air bags for an old ovation

I've tried to seal with urethane spray paint a few times, and it never lasted long past an inflation test. It slowed down the leakage some, but not enough to use a bag in a critical location.
by Bob P
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: decking out OC
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: decking out OC

They are only a little better than full bags in keeping water out, but they make it difficult to get the water out. I tried it about 40 years ago when "float bags" weren't nearly as nice as now, too. Generally, you're looking at a looming disaster with water in the boat.
by Bob P
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Specs on Old Town Pathfinder Canoe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3203

Re: Specs on Old Town Pathfinder Canoe?

Hi folks. Helping a friend who's not computer literate sell her Old Town Pathfinder that seems to fit this description exactly. Could anyone please advise what she should ask for it? It's very lightly used and hasn't been in the water for about 5 years. Many thanks! Denis If it's in really good sha...
by Bob P
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: why would you not use a pump?
Replies: 52
Views: 10557

Re: why would you not use a pump?

I can understand the appeal of pumps... but I'd rathe just paddle a C1 and keep the water out in the first place;) Otherwise part of the challenge to me is a dry (as possible) run. I'm surprise Kaz even uses a sponge... I'd think it would outweigh the amount of water he gets in his boat :o He uses ...
by Bob P
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: car roof racks
Replies: 5
Views: 1793

Re: car roof racks

My 2015 Mazda had what I would call marginal mounting points for the rack: One bolt per corner, and only about 75cm longitudinal distance between them. I drilled and tapped additional holes so that I had 2 holes at each corner, and bent and drilled the Thule legs (originally made for gutters) so tha...
by Bob P
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Specs on Old Town Pathfinder Canoe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3203

Re: Specs on Old Town Pathfinder Canoe?

For an extra $50, you could also get aluminum gunwales. My first solo "whitewater" boat. I think I bought mine around 1978.
by Bob P
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: It's here......the 20/20.
Replies: 14
Views: 9181

Re: Coming soon......

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by Bob P
Tue May 09, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Thigh straps
Replies: 3
Views: 3085

Re: Thigh straps

If you can't find anything commercially available, most upholstery shops can make something exactly to your specs. It helps if you show up with the flat strapping and Velcro though.
by Bob P
Tue May 09, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Batmax upper weigth limit ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

Re: Batmax upper weigth limit ?

It's been a long time, but I remember the Batmax as being fairly high volume compared to all but the later (Extrabat-on) designs. At 150 lbs, I had a very hard time doing pivots.
by Bob P
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Repairing hold-down on a Royalite boat.
Replies: 7
Views: 3747

Re: Repairing hold-down on a Royalite boat.

phreon wrote: Unless somebody can tell me a way to verify it's vinyl?
Just spread a little on an unused area on the hull. Once dry, try to peal it off.
by Bob P
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Repairing hold-down on a Royalite boat.
Replies: 7
Views: 3747

Re: Repairing hold-down on a Royalite boat.

From my research, Royalite and Royalex use the same materials, only the thicknesses are different. You get vinyl either way. My Spark is Royalite and Vynabond worked well. Just don't use too much.
by Bob P
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Do I need a custom skirt?
Replies: 12
Views: 6463

Re: Do I need a custom skirt?

You can increase the friction on a plastic rim by the addition of cloth electrical tape.