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by mkoeppe
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: C1 and C2 for sale - Update
Replies: 9
Views: 2024

Re: C1 and C2 for sale - Update

I would also add that the Storm Giant C2 does not slide coming into eddies. A 14 ft open canoe will certainly slide. So to answer you question, yes this C2 will handle very differently than your Caption. We have paddled tandem open canoe on occasion - they are slugs compared to a composite C2. The w...
by mkoeppe
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: C1 and C2 for sale - Update
Replies: 9
Views: 2024

Re: C1 and C2 for sale - Update

Here's a link to the River Elf Storm Giant C2 review: https://cboats.net/cforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7970405 My husband and I do not paddle open canoe tandem - we've spent 35 years in slalom C1s and C2s. We both slalom race and river run in our slalom boats. I do believe that the Storm Giant C2 will ...
by mkoeppe
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: C1 and C2 for sale - Update
Replies: 9
Views: 2024

Re: C1 and C2 for sale - Update

The Grokshark will be a lot more forgiving than the Tomahawk C2. My husband and I have river run in a Savage Grokshark for about 30 years - we had 2 different boats built for us over the years. We've done everything from the Middle Fork of the Salmon, Lower Gauley, Lower Yough, etc. We even flew the...
by mkoeppe
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: River Elf Storm Giant

My husband and I just got back from a trip to northern Wisconsin and paddled the May's Ledges section of the Bois Brule at high water levels (400 cfs). It's a small river with several ledges that are maybe 2-5 feet with long rapids below each ledge. So fairly technical and approaching Class III. The...
by mkoeppe
Sun May 05, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: WTB whitewater canoe around Western North Carolina.
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: WTB whitewater canoe around Western North Carolina.

My husband and I have an Esquif Blast tandem canoe for sale. Asking $800. It's in excellent condition and used about 10 times on easy whitewater. It's Royalex and comes with factory installed pedestal seats and thigh straps. Air bags are included. We live in southern WI, but will be in Ohiopyle, PA ...
by mkoeppe
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Iso ww canoe 11' or under
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Iso ww canoe 11' or under

I have an Esquif Blast canoe set up for tandem (13') - asking $800 - includes factory installed thigh straps, pedestal seats and flotation. Excellent condition. Used about 10 times on easy whitewater.
by mkoeppe
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: River Elf Storm Giant

I would add that at 10'9" long, this C2 is amazing! We are looking forward to many many fun trips!
by mkoeppe
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: River Elf Storm Giant

We paddled the Baraboo River (about 1 hour north of Madison, WI Storm Giant3.JPG ) yesterday. It’s a Class 1 river, but with nice volume (~1400 cfs yesterday), so there were some nice places to practice ferries, eddy turns, peel outs and some surfing. We absolutely love the boat! Here are some thing...
by mkoeppe
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: River Elf Storm Giant

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River Elf Storm Giant C2 - outfitting
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River Elf Storm Giant C2 - outfitting
Our new River Elf Storm Giant C2, getting it outfitted for our first river trip this week. See attached pictures. Love the royal blue color we picked!
by mkoeppe
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: River Elf Storm Giant

My husband and I also have the new River Elf C2. We are just finishing outfitting it and will have it on the river next week. We also live in the north (Wisconsin) so have needed to wait for snow and ice to melt. It's a beautiful looking boat and extremely well built. Plan to take it on the Owyhee R...
by mkoeppe
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant C-2
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: River Elf Storm Giant C-2

Just ordered our new River Elf C2! Can't wait to get it and try it out! Beautiful looking boat - Thanks Chris and Trevor!
by mkoeppe
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: tandem rolling
Replies: 10
Views: 3711

Re: tandem rolling

My husband and I have been consistently river rolling our C2 since 1985. When we were learning we experimented with the various options listed here. I paddle stern and my husband paddles bow. We are both righties but I paddle left. We both roll right in our C1s. So we always roll on the right. In th...
by mkoeppe
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Chaser
Replies: 33
Views: 18580

Re: River Elf Storm Chaser

John, I very much agree with your assessment that there is no such thing as a "stock" C-2. My husband weighs about 190 lbs and I weigh 115 lbs. We are a bit unusual in that John paddles bow and I paddle stern. We built 2 Gemini C-2s (Steve Chamberlain design - mold from PCC) in the 1980s, followed b...
by mkoeppe
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Chaser
Replies: 33
Views: 18580

Re: River Elf Storm Chaser

We own 3 slalom C-2s. Our Savage Grok Shark (designed by Lecky and Jamie), which is a late 1980s vintage C-2, we find is a very good and stable river running C-2. We had John Kaz (MillBrook boats) build us a Grok Shark at 13 ft. He just filled in some of the mold (both bow and stern) to make it 13 f...
by mkoeppe
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Chaser
Replies: 33
Views: 18580

Re: River Elf Storm Chaser

In regards to the C2 design John and I would like to see the bow shape more like the "S" version than the "L" version Storm Chaser. Something that's a bit faster and doesn't plow the water as much. Our thinking is that it would be a bit more of a river runner and a bit less of a "creek" boat. Anyway...