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by Riverken
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Paradigm
Replies: 0
Views: 2086

Paradigm

I would be interested in buying a Paradigm in good condition. If you have one, please let me know. I live near Boston, MA, but it might be possible to arrange for shipping if you are a long distance from there. Thanks.
by Riverken
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Helmet Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 4903

Helmet Advice

I haven't shopped for a helmet in ten years. Now I need a new one. The most important criterion by far is protection of what's left of my brain. I know that looks should be paramount, but humor me. Let's pretend for a moment that price is no object within reason. What should I get, and where can I g...
by Riverken
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Best way to keep airbag from interfering with pump
Replies: 5
Views: 2842

Re: Best way to keep airbag from interfering with pump

I had that problem, too. I made three little minicell blocks and glued them in around the pump. That kept the airbag away.
by Riverken
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: BC Whitewater
Replies: 12
Views: 8112

Re: BC Whitewater

I was wondering about the eh. So, the rule is simple enough---goes at the end of each sentence, eh? Checking on the Canadian immigration laws it looks like I might have to enter the country strapped to the underside of a truck, eh? A few years ago it was easy, but now it is quite difficult, eh? Sorr...
by Riverken
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: BC Whitewater
Replies: 12
Views: 8112

Re: BC Whitewater

Wow. You guys are great! Thanks. Right now I live in Massachusetts near Boston and I do paddle all year round, down to the middle 20s F (obviously I'll have to get used to the metric system and centrigrade if I move to Canada). I love paddling in the snow, it's so beautiful. I often paddle in groups...
by Riverken
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: BC Whitewater
Replies: 12
Views: 8112

BC Whitewater

My wife and I are thinking we might retire to British Columbia. Where would an open boater who wants a lot of 3/4- within a two hour drive want to live? Would Vancouver do it? Would Vancouver Island do it (much cheaper real estate there).
by Riverken
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Seymour Canyon BC - OC1 Descent Video.
Replies: 3
Views: 3905

Re: Seymour Canyon BC - OC1 Descent Video.

Great video, and inspiring paddling. Thanks.
by Riverken
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Curved versus Flat Blade
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

Re: Curved versus Flat Blade

Honestly, I can't identify the exact reason, but I do think they work better than flat blades. If you're Kaz, it might not make a difference. Me, I need all the help I can get. I mentioned that my shoulder hurts. Because of that, I have been forced to paddle correctly, as many people have tried to t...
by Riverken
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: This question hasn't been asked LATELY
Replies: 15
Views: 4714

This question hasn't been asked LATELY

It's been awhile since i bought a new paddle. I want to buy a good spoon blade, but $300 will be my limit (if I pay more than that, I'll lose it within a month). I do mostly class 3/4 and a lot of rocky New England rivers. My shoulders hurt so I'm looking for some flex. I already know about Mitchell...
by Riverken
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Paddle Recommendation?
Replies: 19
Views: 8595

Re: Paddle Recommendation?

Personally, I couldn't see paying $160 for a club paddle, but if that's the plan, Fox makes a durable, if heavy paddle. It comes in a spoon blade, too.
by Riverken
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: zephyr shedding
Replies: 18
Views: 6752

Re: zephyr shedding

When I was at MKC years ago there was a paddler there who had a Zephyr. She wore a wetsuit and so she didn't notice the little fibers. Then she washed the wet suit with her clothes. The sharp little shards got into all of her clothes and she noticed that big time. She had to throw them away. Anyway,...
by Riverken
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Skid Plate Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 3361

Re: Skid Plate Installation

Trust me. I need them. My average boat life is about 4 years. Although my Option probably will outlast me, and will be a legacy in my will.
by Riverken
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Skid Plate Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 3361

Skid Plate Installation

The instructions for installing kevlar skid plates on a royalex boat are confusing to me. After waiting a long time on hold to Harmony I gave up trying to ask them. The instructions say that immediately after putting the wet skid plates on the hull and smoothing out all the wrinkles and bubbles, fli...
by Riverken
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Securing pump to hull
Replies: 1
Views: 1431

Securing pump to hull

I've had a lot of trouble with this, but recently I came up with a solution that is working well. All you need is some minicell, some cord, such as you might use for an air bag cage, and some contact cement. You'll need three lengths of cord, each about 15 in. I took three small chunks of minicell--...
by Riverken
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Novacraft Ocoee
Replies: 12
Views: 6109

Re: Novacraft Ocoee

They do have some interesting videos, dropping off a high roof, hitting with a big hammer, standing on it, bending a piece of it back and forth with a pair of pliers. What I really wanted to see was realistic river conditions. There is one video of some people broaching a tandem canoe on a rock in a...