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by NZMatt
Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Walk in runs and carrying an OC1 - what for a carry system?
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Re: Walk in runs and carrying an OC1 - what for a carry syst

Some cool ideas guys, thanks.
WildwaterC2 - can you send a photo of how you've got that set up? Trying to picture how that would work.

Cheers,
Matt
by NZMatt
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Walk in runs and carrying an OC1 - what for a carry system?
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Walk in runs and carrying an OC1 - what for a carry system?

did my first walk in run for an age today and the black fly option is sweet to run, but hard to carry for an hour. Having moved back to NZ, I'm expecting to do a few more walk ins and was wondering if anyone has got a really good carry system for short open boats? Tweaked my neck a couple of years a...
by NZMatt
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: European Cboat Armada 2013, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Replies: 12
Views: 4209

Re: European Cboat Armada 2013, Berner Oberland, Switzerland

A great reminder when it's been a couple of weeks since I was in my boat....

Thanks Jan!
by NZMatt
Tue May 28, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: European Cboat Armada 2013, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Replies: 12
Views: 4209

Re: European Cboat Armada 2013, Berner Oberland, Switzerland

Gudday, Sorry for the slow response - was off paddling the 2 weeks since the Aramada and only just got back :-) Had a great time - amazing to have so many cboaters here in Bern. I think we raised the water level on the Simme on Thursday by having 60 canoes on the river at once! Scared a few locals o...
by NZMatt
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: European Cboat Armada 2013, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Replies: 12
Views: 4209

Re: European Cboat Armada 2013, Berner Oberland, Switzerland

Gudday y'all Camping will be at Camping Arnist in Oberwil, In the Simmental. Oberwil is a town just above the river, near Heidenweidli. I've talked to the campground, so no need to make your own reservation. Just let me know if you're coming, and if you plan to tent or have a camper/bus. Campsite de...
by NZMatt
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: European CBoat Armada 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 11397

Re: European CBoat Armada 2012

Hi y'all I checked out the different camping options last weekend. Looks like the best possibility is the "rough camping" just above Heidenweidli. Plenty of space and right on the river, but no showers, etc. There are also hotel rooms (I think), or the GlobePaddler cabins (dorm style with kitchen an...
by NZMatt
Tue May 22, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: European CBoat Armada 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 11397

Re: European CBoat Armada 2012

Agree. Many thanks to all who came!

Look forward to seeing you all soon on a river!

Next year...back to the roots of the ECBA! Berner Oberland: 9-12 May 2013. Book your calendars now!
by NZMatt
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Big Dog Force OC1 - Outfitting is finished!
Replies: 25
Views: 6742

Re: Big Dog Force OC1 - Outfitting is finished!

Thanks Bob. I live between Bern and Interlaken (sort of), so you'll probably be passing not too far from here. I'll try to meet up. I'll PM my number.
by NZMatt
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Big Dog Force OC1 - Outfitting is finished!
Replies: 25
Views: 6742

Re: Big Dog Force OC1 - Outfitting is finished!

Hiya Bob, Do you know if anyone might be bringing a force over to the Engadine for the European Armada? I'd really be interested to try it out. Have you ever paddled a Pyranha M3 setup C1? That was my previous creeker. I loved the hard chines at the back and the way it let me snap the boat around an...
by NZMatt
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: European CBoat Armada 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 11397

Re: European CBoat Armada 2012

Hi Savagekevin,

There is definitely class II and II-III sections on the Inn. Check out rivermap.ch:
http://www.rivermap.ch/map.html?lat=46. ... ww=1&leg=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cheers,
Matt
by NZMatt
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: tandeming a solo
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

Re: tandeming a solo

We've got a Mad River Rampage outfitted tandem. It was originally designed solo, but works great as a tandem for us. We're a pretty light team though (probably 250lbs).

If it's in good condition, then it could definitely be worth trying at that price...
by NZMatt
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: European CBoat Armada 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 11397

Re: European CBoat Armada 2012

See y'all there!

And if you're cruising through Switzerland any other time, then I'm back in Bern and nearly always looking to paddle! It's been a long 2yr paddle-drought in the tropics and I'm looking forward to putting some more miles under my hull.
by NZMatt
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Canoe Tripping Australia Jan 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 903

Canoe Tripping Australia Jan 2011

We were hoping to do a week long canoe trip in Australia in early Jan 2011. So far it looks like our best bets might be the the Nymbodia, Clark (in NSW) or Arthur Rivers (Tasmania). Does anyone know what conditions are like on these rivers in Jan? We know that parts of NSW are currently flooded but ...
by NZMatt
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Japan
Replies: 16
Views: 2620

Hi Motoari
That looks like a fun place to play (Mitake valley). I've never seen so many of Kaz's boats in one place when it wasn't a race. Awesome to see! Is there anywhere I could rent a boat if I make it over some time next year?
Cheers,
Matt
by NZMatt
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Anyone know any whitewater paddlers in the Philippines?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Inferno

Hiya Kaz Yep, I've got the Inferno here, but only used it on flatwater so far. I was up in the Chico region last week and the Chico is big water, so would be a great place to paddle the Inferno, except it's 12hrs drive from here. I wasn't sure what we'd find, so I took the Taureau as a more abuse-pr...