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by Kelly-Rand
Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: anyone recognize the creek c1s in this vid ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1572

Re: anyone recognize the creek c1s in this vid ?

Well, I haven't had enough time on the river in challenging water this year to give a fair assessment of the boat. I had it out for the fourth time on easy water yesterday but I suffered from cramps due to not paddling for 3 weeks and a lot of biking. It does surf well and I seem to be able to attai...
by Kelly-Rand
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Go to boat?
Replies: 21
Views: 8805

Re: Go to boat?

My go to boat when I want to travel in style is my viper C1. It is a very graceful river runner and of all my boats it is the one that kayakers wish they could paddle. For the unknown river and rivers that require alot of manuvering in tight spaces the Dagger Atom has bee the boat of choice. It is t...
by Kelly-Rand
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Anyone ever chop the ends off a Gyromax?
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: Anyone ever chop the ends off a Gyromax?

I'm sure someone has tried, but the material that the gyromax is made of is very brittle and as far as I know un-weldable. Other boats of its generation have been made into mail boxes.
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser
Replies: 15
Views: 5677

Re: Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser

Chris, I am praying for a week of rain storms so I can get out and enjoy this boat. I would like to add an item to your suggestion box, and that would be an adjustable glass bulkhead. I'm thinking of something that would be the inverse of a kneeling thwart. It would be padded like the hip blocks and...
by Kelly-Rand
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser
Replies: 15
Views: 5677

Re: Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser

Here are some images of the thigh strap modifications i've made and tested with success today after some adjustments. SCh-lowAnchor.JPG The bottom anchor is approximately 5" C to C forward of the original this turned out to be too far forward. SCh-highAnchor.JPG I glassed in the high anchor 3 inches...
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser
Replies: 15
Views: 5677

Re: Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser

jfkoeppe

That is exactly what I had originally planned to do, but wanted to try a single strap solution first.

Jim
by Kelly-Rand
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser
Replies: 15
Views: 5677

Re: Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser

I installed new bottom anchor points 4" or so forward of the originals this weekend. At a local pond I tried these out and from a knee connection stand point they are much better but for rolling I'm still not tight to the boat when upside down. The reason is that with the forward anchor point the st...
by Kelly-Rand
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser
Replies: 15
Views: 5677

Re: Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser

I'd have to agree, but I have an interest in it. I still need to get my knees locked down to the deck. I'm thinking of doing a three point strap anchor. Have any of the other owners made strap modifications? I really do not want to do a bulkhead as that would limit what I could stuff up in the hull....
by Kelly-Rand
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: making a c1 pirouette?
Replies: 11
Views: 3725

Re: making a c1 pirouette?

I think its too narrow for comfortable or stable C1ing.
by Kelly-Rand
Sat May 30, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Road Trip
Replies: 20
Views: 4405

Re: River Elf Road Trip

I have to thank Chris and Trevor for timing their road trip with mine. The demo run down the NBP in the Storm Chaser was rewarding in the fact it performed up to and beyond my expectations. It has enough acceleration that I won't regret giving up my Atom. Now if only it would rain here in Mass so I ...
by Kelly-Rand
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 2015 Armada - Keeping it simple....
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

Re: 2015 Armada - Keeping it simple....

I'd love to actually paddle Stoney Creek. Shade Creek was fun last year. I'll miss it all this year.

I do hope to get down that way Memorial Day or early June.
by Kelly-Rand
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs
Replies: 28
Views: 9853

Re: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs

It looks good. I saw the prototype on your car at New Boston but too late to get a chance to try it as you were on your way home by the time I came by.
So what is the reason for the concave forward hull design. Does it noticably help in tracking or is that not the intention at all?
by Kelly-Rand
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Storm Chaser
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Re: Storm Chaser

I guess I always travel the longest way.

PM me with your recommended route and I'll see if my copilot is interested in a weekend out that way. We'll be looking for a BnB nearby.

Jim
by Kelly-Rand
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Storm Chaser
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Storm Chaser

I want to try this boat. I live in the Boston Ma. area and I know there is one 5 hours away, but I would prefer somewhere closer. I will be traveling to D.C. in the near future and if someone lives close to there I would like to know.
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Air bag repair
Replies: 27
Views: 9211

Re: Air bag repair

Let me posit a theory based on my experience. My open canoe which I gave up years ago I kept the bags inflated year round and that was for at least 7 years in a row. I never had a leak. These were vinyl voyager bags. They stayed in the boat through freezing NE winters and still had air in them when ...