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by h2sk1
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Tandem boating, but drier. . .
Replies: 24
Views: 8021

Re: Octane 92 ?

Loving Larry H. video link; anyone tried a Octane 92 in "all wheel steering"? We own an Octane 92, and I believe there was discussion on this hull as a tandem in old posts. It definitely is not dry, which I thought was the purpose of this thread. That said, we enjoy our Octane 92. Very stable. A ca...
by h2sk1
Tue May 19, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esquif/Mike Yee Outfitting
Replies: 12
Views: 3778

Re: Esquif/Mike Yee Outfitting

Must be their own version, but it looks the same as on Mike's website. I first boat had Mike Yee outfitting, and I've paddled the VertigeX (tandem), Spark and Zephyr. The outfitting may look similar, but in my opinion, I much prefer the Mike Yee outfitting. Enough, that if it was a Royalex boat I'd...
by h2sk1
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Octane 92
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Re: Octane 92

what is the stability of the octane 92 compared to the octane 91, any try the octane 92 with 2 people in it ? how stable is it compared the 91 being solo? I've only paddled it as a tandem, but I'd say it is stable with two. With two people though, the boat is noticeably deeper in the water compared...
by h2sk1
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Octane 92
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

Re: Octane 92

It can be done easily. Paddlers have been modifying kayaks and boats forever. Hopefully he can rise to the occasion. Good for him. :D We have an Octane92, and know someone with an Octane91. I wouldn't be so quick to assume it is "easily" switched from tandem to solo. You'd need some way of temporar...
by h2sk1
Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: The end of ESQUIF..... :(
Replies: 43
Views: 12557

Re: The end of ESQUIF..... :(

The full weight of this news is beginning to set in. It's now going to be harder and harder for people to experience our sport. .....snip.... Fortunately, there is still Blackfly. Jeremy, you rock, dude. You may be the last and ultimate source of canoes for our sport at this point. Keep the OC!. Th...
by h2sk1
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: t-formex
Replies: 38
Views: 11780

Re: t-formex

It seems to me the formula is pretty simple. ..... I know this was probably in jest, but you wouldn't be joking if you have ever tried to innovate and try something build something new. The path to developing new materials or new hulls is a long one with lots of mistakes, trial & error, and effort....
by h2sk1
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Re: How to paddle a salom canoe solo.
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Re: How to paddle a salom canoe solo.

Craig Smerda wrote:http://www.thecanoeguru.com/
I agree with Craig. Contact Eli at the website above.
by h2sk1
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Cracked Taureau
Replies: 22
Views: 6957

Re: Cracked Taureau

The seam splitting on a Taureau is really common. I wouldn't call it a crack.... If you are still concerned about it breaking put some small pop rivets along seam. I would even rivet to a small plastic plate on the inside as well. Dave I had a Taureau from the first year they were made before they ...
by h2sk1
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: float bag sizing question - Mad River Outrage
Replies: 7
Views: 4673

Re: float bag sizing question - Mad River Outrage

I bought my first OC-1, but am not sure as to what size float bags to get for it. Its a mad river outrage, 12'. The local paddling shops have 54" and 60" bags. I'm looking for unbiased, non-salesman opinions before I head in and get the salesman version. Our club has an Outrage, and we use 60" bags...
by h2sk1
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Training For Paddling & Common Paddling Injuries
Replies: 20
Views: 5593

Re: Training For Paddling & Common Paddling Injuries

Train with a slalom group. The coaches there will know how to train specifically for paddling and to prevent injuries. This has been mentioned in other threads, but this list of exercises is specifically for shoulder stabilization http://www.daveyhearn.com/Coaching/Technique/Rotator%20cuff/shoulder...
by h2sk1
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Training For Paddling & Common Paddling Injuries
Replies: 20
Views: 5593

Re: Training For Paddling & Common Paddling Injuries

Train with a slalom group. The coaches there will know how to train specifically for paddling and to prevent injuries. This has been mentioned in other threads, but this list of exercises is specifically for shoulder stabilization http://www.daveyhearn.com/Coaching/Technique/Rotator%20cuff/shoulder...
by h2sk1
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Whithewater tripping solo canoe
Replies: 38
Views: 8238

Re: Whithewater tripping solo canoe

Thanks for all these advices again. Now does anyone have comments on the Prodigy? Looks like it would be a great solo tripping boat. Other choices are Viper 11, Nitro, Probe 11 and Spark. I find the Nitro too slow. I have a Probe 12 II and find it too large; I suppose that it would be same for the ...
by h2sk1
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Whithewater tripping solo canoe
Replies: 38
Views: 8238

Re: Whithewater tripping solo canoe

beereddy wrote:
h2sk1 wrote:
Yves wrote:... Very few adhesives stick to the Zephyr, making field repairs difficult if not impossible. Lookup in this forum comments about this.
You can easy repair Twintex with Polyester Putty For Car Repair
That's a great tip. I hadn't heard that before.
by h2sk1
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Whithewater tripping solo canoe
Replies: 38
Views: 8238

Re: Whithewater tripping solo canoe

Thanks. I'm 5'10" and 190lbs. The Rival was perfect for me. It is 12'2" while the Zephyr is 11'3". Hopefully the Zephyr can do the job. I wanted to try one last summer but couldn't. What I like about it is its weight... I'm not sure the Zephyr is the best boat. I don't know if it will hold two 60L ...
by h2sk1
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Poll- Increase size of downloads
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Poll- Increase size of downloads

Bob P wrote:If you're a Windows user, you can use Irfanview .....
+1 for Irfanview. A great program that is free.