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by milkman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Specs on Pyranaha Canoes
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Specs on Pyranaha Canoes

There was also the Prelude. It's now made by Esquif. For the specs, see: http://www.esquif.com/en/whitewater/prelude/
by milkman
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Need hard plastic D-ring source
Replies: 5
Views: 1227

Re: Need hard plastic D-ring source

SCORE! I spent 1.5 hours searching on the web for these before posting and struck out. Jenda may be the world's last source of these. So thanks so much.
by milkman
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Need hard plastic D-ring source
Replies: 5
Views: 1227

Need hard plastic D-ring source

Anyone know where to buy the gray hard-plastic narrow strip D-rings that you glue down with epoxy? They make great tie-downs in tripping canoes. I've been searching the web for them and striking out.
by milkman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Join MT Canoes at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival!
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: Join MT Canoes at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festiva

Unfortunately I'll be out fo the country that weekend, but I'm promoting the event and especially the canoe slalom in the Lower Columbia Canoe Club newsletter. Hope you get a crowd!
by milkman
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Kanu Fest 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2028

Re: Northwest Kanu Fest 2018

Good news for water levels at the Kanu Fest this year: The Washington state Department of Ecology, however, says this has been a good winter for that state’s mountain snowpack, which is 119 percent of normal.
by milkman
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Kanu Fest 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2028

Re: Northwest Kanu Fest 2018

Chris, thanks for another year of putting this together. I'm working on putting together a Portland contingent to come up again this year.
by milkman
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Newbie from the North Woods
Replies: 14
Views: 2533

Re: Newbie from the North Woods

Ditto on carving any more out of the back--what you did was probably enough. Keep sitting in the canoe, feeling where there is pressure on your legs that is keeping you from sinking in all the way, and trimming the foam accordingly. Eventually you'll get there--a perfect custom fit.
by milkman
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Team Silverbirch USA
Replies: 5
Views: 3913

Re: Team Silverbirch USA

Really great video, Tom! Makes you want to drop everything and go out and paddle.
by milkman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Option vs. maxim
Replies: 8
Views: 3585

Re: Option vs. maxim

Option is definitely more stable than a Maxim. The Option's width is a major factor in that. The Option also doesn't have as sharp of chines, so it's more forgiving when tilted the wrong way. It's also easier to paddle flat. You're much less likely to accidentally tilt it and carve off a surf wave o...
by milkman
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Does anyone canoe in Colorado?
Replies: 18
Views: 5167

Re: Does anyone canoe in Colorado?

Hard to say what outfitting system is safer. Bulkheads are more convenient for fast in and out and when carved properly ensure a tight connection to the canoe. But, I think they're dangerous in the event of a bow pin. With water at your back pushing you forward, it would be hard to exit a bulkhead. ...
by milkman
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Does anyone canoe in Colorado?
Replies: 18
Views: 5167

Re: Does anyone canoe in Colorado?

As for canoes, I'd suggest researching Blackfly, Silverbirch, and Esquif for models designed for your weight. All these companies make the popular polyethylene (kayak plastic) canoes many of us now use. Esquif also makes models using their new Royalex-replacement material T-Formex which I hear is ve...
by milkman
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Does anyone canoe in Colorado?
Replies: 18
Views: 5167

Re: Does anyone canoe in Colorado?

For boat suggestions, what's your height and weight? I know several former kayakers who, having back problems, switched to canoes for the kneeling position. Of course I also know several canoeists who not being able to kneel comfortably anymore switched to kayaking. The switch from paddling with a s...
by milkman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Silverbirch Creeker
Replies: 5
Views: 2816

Re: Silverbirch Creeker

Cool-looking design. Any specs yet in terms of length and width?
by milkman
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Frankie
Replies: 19
Views: 6373

Re: Frankie

Great encapsulation, Tom, of the contributions of Frankie and those that have come after. I can't agree more with you on both the significant innovations and contributions of Jeremy and James Dennis. They've been huge as can be witnessed on rivers all over the world. Craig and the Esquif team were a...
by milkman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Frankie
Replies: 19
Views: 6373

Re: Frankie

Frankie was one of the great innovators for sure. I still love and paddle one of his designs--the Prelude. But fortunately others haved followed in his footsteps and the past 15 years or so have been rich ones for great new designs, particularly from Esquif, Blackfly, and Silverbirch. Bottom line is...