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by Al Donaldson
Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: If you were an OC-2 Instructor...
Replies: 27
Views: 4153

Tandem stern cross stroke

Good day! The only "stern paddler" cross stroke that I've found useful (and very useful at that!) in tandem paddling is the cross draw (usually sculling cross draw.) When the entire boat needs to be moved (or held) to the stern paddlers off side, especially in shallow or rocky waters, the cross draw...
by Al Donaldson
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ACA Whitewater Survey - Please Help!
Replies: 24
Views: 3965

Survey: not impressed

Carey: Well, I completed the silly thing, but was completely unimpressed with the survey design. As an instructional designer, I found that almost all of the questions had logic holes through which one could throw a fair-sized rowboat. I'll give one example only, as nobody would wish to read through...
by Al Donaldson
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: wood gunnel installation help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: wood gunnel installation help!

It is useful, if you have the "correct"length screws" to drill a larger through hole in the first gunwale half that the screw passes through. The screw threads should not be engaging the ash until they are into the second gunwale half. If you're not sure of the size of this through hole, just measur...
by Al Donaldson
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Canoe Movie Boat Raffle: The L'Edge
Replies: 17
Views: 3484

Thanks, Will

Will:

Finally got it to work. No idea what was wrong.

Regards,

al
by Al Donaldson
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Canoe Movie Boat Raffle: The L'Edge
Replies: 17
Views: 3484

Ordering?

I've tried ordering from your site, but keep getting no response from the server (and/or a "Page not found" error.)


How to order?

Thanks!

al
by Al Donaldson
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What would be a good high volume tandem for class III
Replies: 36
Views: 6997

Dimension yes, Pocket Canyon, probably no

I've got both boats. The Pocket is a good high volume solo, but for big folks, as a tandem, it will give you some great views of the bottom of the stream (from REALLY close up!). The Dimension, although horribly heavy, is a workhorse. with the tons of rocker, flared and upswept bow and stern, it wil...
by Al Donaldson
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Time to take OC1 to the skies
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Or...

OC2!
by Al Donaldson
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Vintage AW file footage poll UPDATE
Replies: 60
Views: 14131

DVD Works?

Phreon:

Ours worked just fine.

Thanks again!

al
by Al Donaldson
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC1 for a buttboater on the way to reform
Replies: 17
Views: 2382

Gunwale Screws...

any snowbirds around.... does he need to worry about backing out the gunwale screws??? I've seen many royalex boats (in the colder parts of the world, like Iowa or Maine) crack into lots of small shards when the wooden gunwale screws are not loosened for (unheated) winter storage. Ig the ME has woo...
by Al Donaldson
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: who wears gloves?
Replies: 36
Views: 7604

Well, not just gloves...

(Currently -5 degrees (F) in Iowa, and we're not paddling today.) But, we do paddle most of the year over here when we can break through the ice, and I've found that a pair of surplus (Swiss) military glove covers (actually look like huge o.d. mittens) over a pair of wool glove liners will work down...
by Al Donaldson
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Why do people still paddle the long boats?
Replies: 33
Views: 4745

Long Boats

Shallower draft. Out here in the flatland, that counts for a lot. We do have a (not unkind, honestly!) term for short boats out here in the summer: AGROUND. Additionally, some of us do quite a bit of channel maintenance (read that to mean cutting out honking big trees with chainsaws run, as often as...
by Al Donaldson
Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How many boats do you have at home?
Replies: 88
Views: 33397

Purses?

Louie:

Don't worry about the purses: watch out for the skirts and the training paddles!

al
by Al Donaldson
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How many boats do you have at home?
Replies: 88
Views: 33397

Re: bottom sitters

Louie:

Surely you may, but be aware that the term was used by a professional wordsmith under rigidly-controlled conditions. Use in other circumstances may cause death or injury.

Regards,

al
by Al Donaldson
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How many boats do you have at home?
Replies: 88
Views: 33397

Iowa Boats (IOWA?)

Carol and all: I have to confess to two Dagger Dimensions myself, a normal one for paddling tandem and solo and a "cut down" version (13" deep -- looks a lot like a fat pirogue) for solo Iowa flatwater creek paddling. Oh, yes, also a 15' cedar stripper (wife's boat) Prospector 15 (also wife's boat) ...
by Al Donaldson
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Kevlar SKid plate adhesive?
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Iowa Paddling (WAY off topic!)

EZ: Give a call if you head this way. Whitewater is almost nonexistent in Iowa, save for a few park and play spots, but we have some small rivers and creeks that will make boaters work a bit to get through "clean." The Volga, Yellow, Upper Turkey and Little Turkey Rivers are much better paddling tha...