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by Roy
Sun May 23, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Newbie outfitting questions for Mohawk XL 13
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Newbie outfitting questions for Mohawk XL 13

My 2 cents. If you are a really tall beginner, you will want a paddle not-over 57". Really short beginners won't want anything shorter than 50". If you have a disposable raft paddle...most are easy to cut down to canoe length. For a paddler with a 200 boat...new float bags are crazy expensive. Keep ...
by Roy
Sat May 15, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Rigging?
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: New Rigging?

my body would appreciate more comfort if there is such a thing. What part of you is uncomfortable? For me, on multi-day trips with long days in the boat (either decked or open), I take a 3.5"-thick block of minicel which I sit on (on top of my pedestal) for the flats and easier whitewater sections....
by Roy
Wed May 05, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: youth paddle
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: youth paddle

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Here is my small and light-weight Carlisle blade. Physics can tell one how much those holes alter strength and water-resistance...but, there is no predicting whether kids will tolerate such an oddity.

Roy
by Roy
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Lost C-Boater wondering: what to paddle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: Long Lost C-Boater wondering: what to paddle?

I've had this dream for years that may be unattainable unless I decide to make a mold myself—which is to have a classic long slalom boat design (like the Zealot or Fanatic), except scaled up in every dimension to fit a 220lb paddler like the original boats fit 170lb paddlers. A couple points no one...
by Roy
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated

My prediction: if the Outrage is too big and heavy...the same will be true for the Ocoee and Ovation. Maybe, more so.

How did you like the stability, spin, and speed of the Zephyr? How do want the new boat to differ from the Zephyr?

Roy
by Roy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Advice on patch job
Replies: 3
Views: 2042

Re: Advice on patch job

Is that a plastic-welding job, or what? Done by something of a professional...or, Billy-Bob with a soldering iron and a milk jug?

Probably a pretty old boat...I think age makes patches more sketch. I would say, the patch, in the best case, should reduce the price of the boat noticeably.

Roy
by Roy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Under rated boats...
Replies: 12
Views: 6411

Re: Under rated boats...

How about an under-acknowledged boat? I believe if one could do a design DNA test on all North American hard-chined, asymetrical-rockered, C-1 and OC1 hull shapes...there would be lots of Max II DNA in them. The designers of the Frachella Viper, Twister, and Defiant will flat-out tell you they snagg...
by Roy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?
Replies: 9
Views: 4783

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: 4783

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: 4783

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: 4783

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: 9679

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: 3802

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: 3802

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. ...