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by cadster
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Spanish Fly for Overnight Trips
Replies: 21
Views: 3669

Re: Spanish Fly for Overnight Trips

Here's the Black Canyon photo.
by cadster
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Musings on why I still C1
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: Musings on why I still C1

I know this is unthinkable for some, but I am switching between an open canoe and a kayak these days. There are runs I did in a C-1 in the past that I’ll only do in a kayak in the future. The work involved in open boating isn’t just in the carrying and dumping, just maneuvering the boat that’s more ...
by cadster
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Musings on why I still C1
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: Musings on why I still C1

C1ing demands quicker reactions and greater flexibility whereas open canoe requires greater strength. I don’t find either one more comfortable than the other, but I use a similar pedestal height in both. I’m the opposite of you in that I like the feel of riding the waves in an open canoe versus havi...
by cadster
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Grand Canyon solo
Replies: 18
Views: 9829

Re: Grand Canyon solo

From second hand info, Doug's solar panels are for recharging camera and pump batteries. I'm most impressed with the length of time Doug plans to be in the canyon. Kayak self-support trips seem to go ten days long. I'm wondering if Doug's getting resupplied at Phantom or if he's going to be losing w...
by cadster
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Grand Canyon solo
Replies: 18
Views: 9829

Re: Grand Canyon solo

I don’t know Doug well, but my impression is that he won’t be sharing much about his trip. It’s his partner who announced the start and took the photos. I’ll pass along what I find out, but regardless it’ll likely be in a month after he finishes. Here’s another passion of his: http://www.spiritofthe...
by cadster
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Grand Canyon solo
Replies: 18
Views: 9829

Grand Canyon solo

Maybe a canoeing milestone? Doug Green launched at 1:30pm on Wednesday (10/17/2012). What a profound experience to witness him finally living his dream--he's wanted this for 40 years, waited forever for the permit, endured the spider bite setback and three shoulder surgeries--I am so proud, inspired...
by cadster
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: who sells bulkhead saddles?
Replies: 10
Views: 2485

Re: who sells bulkhead saddles?

It'd be useful to have a few measurements to compare different saddles.

I found Blackfly's to be snug which is useful since it's easier to cut than add. I'm 5'8", 30" inseam and have large thighs.

The saddle is 8" tall at it's lowest point.
by cadster
Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: To glue or not
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: To glue or not

The saddle might fail around the thwarts or dowel if not glued to the hull.
by cadster
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: To glue or not
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: To glue or not

I used a Perception saddle in my first WW canoe. The front of the bulkhead will be wedged between sidewall foam and knee pads/blocks like you are suggesting. If the saddle stays put under use without gluing, I'll likely not be gluing it to the hull. You brought up more stress on the hull with glue; ...
by cadster
Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: To glue or not
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

To glue or not

I’m installing a bulkhead into an ABS Zoom. As the picture shows I’ve slotted the thwarts into the top of the saddle. I’m also adding a dowel dropping from the rear thwart into the saddle. Does the bottom of the saddle need to be glued to the hull? For PE boats the glue keeps grit from accumulating ...
by cadster
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: who sells bulkhead saddles?
Replies: 10
Views: 2485

Re: who sells bulkhead saddles?

I just bought an OC bulkhead from Blackfly that's looking like it'll work well in my Zoom. I'll need to make slots for the thwarts in the top. NOC had an Esquif this year, so you could probably work with a distributor to get one from them. Mohawk is also selling one which wasn't on their website the...
by cadster
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Taking C-1's & other items to sell at GAF:
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

Re: Taking C-1's & other items to sell at GAF:

I plan to bring a Perception OC saddle to GAF if someone would want it.
by cadster
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Seeking dagger dimension
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Seeking dagger dimension

Looks a little late for you:

http://www.coastals.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11955" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Not my boat.
by cadster
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Upper Nantahala 9/29-30
Replies: 16
Views: 4720

Re: Upper Nantahala 9/29-30

A large vehicle and shuttle bunny would be ideal. It might be a good thing to have a traffic jam on the road instead of the river.
by cadster
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Upper Nantahala 9/29-30
Replies: 16
Views: 4720

Re: Upper Nantahala 9/29-30

NOC's trying to keep track of numbers to run shuttles:
http://www.facebook.com/events/116457281836628/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Seems like a lot of people for a creek.