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by Roy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

And, one should not forget, Kruger and Landick paddled up the grand canyon.
by Roy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

Yes, they ran everything. Partly, because they did not bring the all-terrain backcountry 10-ton crane required to pick up one of those boats. They put in somewhere way upstream...like, Glenwood Springs, CO. So, they did manage some big front-country portages. I have to think there have been others. ...
by Roy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

Oh yes....the old commerical-paddle-raft-line-in-an-OC2 trick. Works every time.
by Roy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

As you probably know, a number of people have done solo OC-1 self-supported runs. I know of a group which ran three Old Town Trippers, self-supported. But, they added hard decks to the boats...making them into ginormous, crazy-heavy, un-rollable C-2s. I have given an OC-2 run some thought. I have co...
by Roy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Royalex Howler and Dynamic C-1 for sale; Greenville, Maine
Replies: 0
Views: 2083

Royalex Howler and Dynamic C-1 for sale; Greenville, Maine

Howler needs new gunwales, has a big dent under the seat, and is fitted for OC1. Winter price: $200 https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/greenville-junction-15-royalex-mad/7051388275.html Dynamic C-1 is built 1" deeper than stock. Not much use. Winter price: $150 https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/whi...
by Roy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Boating
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: Long Boating

Jim, I have paddled the Dead plenty of times, and I, too, can't remember what's up next on that river. A number of my C-1s have had machines (foam, aluminum, or glass), and getting back down into the machines, after removing the add-a-block may be quicker than with straps. Of course, machines are ne...
by Roy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Boating
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: Long Boating

On a number of occasions, for a number of different reasons, I have paddled an Old Town Tripper solo in whitewater. I've always found it more fun than one would expect. Especially, unloaded...but, still, pretty fun with gear. Those boats draw so little water, empty and solo, they all kinds of spin. ...
by Roy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: So, will one of these Millbrook boats work for my trip?
Replies: 23
Views: 8575

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

Your trip is kind of a mini-Kruger trip. He logged several tens-of-thousands of miles. I suspect he had plenty of time to think about what would make the ultimate tripping boat. The Kruger design was molded by several companies. They are partly-decked 17' canoes which are generally paddled with a be...
by Roy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Mad River Cyclone, 15' Kevlar slalom boat, SOLD, Maine
Replies: 11
Views: 8929

Re: Mad River Cyclone, 15' Kevlar slalom boat, $350, Maine

The boat is headed to the slalom nationals at Minden, You can buy it there!

Current CL ad:

https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/15-k ... 86184.html

Roy
by Roy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mad River Canoe ID Help #MAD H2376 M84E
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Re: Mad River Canoe ID Help #MAD H2376 M84E

The MR boat history which I have indicates they made a 17' Royalex Explorer from '81 to '84. It certainly looks like that is what you have.

I have also had some of my canoes end up full of other people's soil and flowers.

Roy
by Roy
Sat May 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New to me New Wave Grokshark C2
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

Re: New to me New Wave Grokshark C2

Your reading of the lay-up description is correct: glass on the outside of the boat. I would call it a somewhat-economy river-running lay-up. No Kevlar in the deck, and only two in the hull, gets it the "somewhat-economy." I have only a guess as to what weight fabric they were using. My guess is 5 o...
by Roy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Multiday Rigging
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: Multiday Rigging

The OP needs to come back and tell us: whitewater or flat.

If it's flatwater tripping...30 days, no problem, with the right boat.

R.
by Roy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Multiday Rigging
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: Multiday Rigging

I have done 5-day trips in 13'x 70cm solo boats. I go with two 3,000 ci bags...one right in front of my knees, one just behind the toes. As the previous poster suggested, you want d-rings to hold your gear bags down, firmly, against the bottom of the boat. No flop. I would think 14 days would be pre...
by Roy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Mad River Cyclone, 15' Kevlar slalom boat, SOLD, Maine
Replies: 11
Views: 8929

Re: Mad River Cyclone, 15' Kevlar slalom boat, $350, Maine

wheresmyroll wrote:That's a great deal, I have been interested in this boat , but how to get it to WV is an issu

Yup. It is not like buying a book.

Come to Maine, paddle the Kennebec and West Branch...pick up boat. Simple.

R.
by Roy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: FS: Dynamic C-1 in Greenville, Maine, $250
Replies: 0
Views: 1923

FS: Dynamic C-1 in Greenville, Maine, $250

Here she is:

https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/whit ... 03595.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


I can deliver to the Kenduskeg or Winni NESS races. Maybe others.