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by Roy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Boating
Replies: 3
Views: 208

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: 3
Views: 208

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: 6626

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, $350, Maine
Replies: 11
Views: 7947

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: 273

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: 1410

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: 1363

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: 1363

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, $350, Maine
Replies: 11
Views: 7947

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: 1591

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.
by Roy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Mad River Cyclone, 15' Kevlar slalom boat, $350, Maine
Replies: 11
Views: 7947

Re: Mad River Cyclone, 15' Kevlar slalom boat, $300, Maine

Yup...still for sale.

If they don't find you handsome, they should at least find you persistent.

We can deliver to the Kenduskeg or Winni slalom races. Maybe other NESS races.

https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/15-k ... 03318.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Roy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: What is a good price for a Bell Nexus? Almost new condition.
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: What is a good price for a Bell Nexus? Almost new condit

Based on the serial number, when was the boat made?

R.
by Roy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: paddle shaft reinforcement question
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: paddle shaft reinforcement question

For shafts, the answer for me is Dynel sleeve. http://sweetcomposites.com/Polyester.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Slip it on, tape the ends down, soak well with epoxy resin, after hard sand it to remove fuzz. Easy...and lasts nearly forever. I think Walbridge has a short descri...
by Roy
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Twister Vs. Edge Thoughts from the Experts
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

Re: Twister Vs. Edge Thoughts from...

Never paddled a 15' Edge. A very uncommon boat at races I've been at. The boat I would suggest is the Howler. Kaz makes them, and Mad River made them for a few years in Royalex. A really fine boat for heavier paddlers. A close second would be the Prowler. A Prowler is +/- a Howler paddled backwards ...
by Roy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Twister Vs. Edge Thoughts from the Experts
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

Re: Twister Vs. Edge Thoughts from the riff-raff

I raced a Twister for a while at something in the 210 to 230# range. I was running it with a 7.75" seat height. I concluded it was too skinny for me at my weight (spin and stability issues). Getting the seat down well below my level would help stability. But, the hull was designed for people well un...