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by cadster
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boating Rio Grande near Taos
Replies: 12
Views: 3237

Pilar and the Racecourse are the same run. You can see video from last weekend here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkNZF4bcarg The Racecourse is short if you don't play much whereas the LTB makes for a long day. Flows less than 1000 CFS are technical, between 1000 and 2000 CFS easiest, and above 20...
by cadster
Fri May 23, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Need help w/ outfitting an Atom
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

Curtis, The changes I made to Dagger's outfitting were: 1) Ankle blocks, my are notched (you'll need to try different heights and positions, too little and much gets uncomfortable) 2) Padding behind my back to keep me forward an inch. 3) Added pads to both the outside and inside which touch the side...
by cadster
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Favorite Boats
Replies: 58
Views: 38901

RE: Favorite Boats

Height: 5’ 8” Weight: 190 lbs. What type of water you paddle (and class): All types up to IV+ First ran rivers in a tandem Grumman; learned whitewater boating in a Mirage K-1; learned OC-1 in a Sunburst; and learned C-1 in a Blackwater. Have spent the most river time in a Cascade; improved my techni...
by cadster
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Thanks C-Boats Net for introducing me to a great group!
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Enjoyed paddling with you, too. I know it's hard to keep track of 11 boaters, but nobody in our group went by the name of Rob.

My list from Saturday is: Larry, John, Aric, Al, Jeff, Bruce, Bonnie, Justin, Bill, Curtis, and Ryan.
by cadster
Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Rio Chama, NM?
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

You can camp in the State Wildlife Area to the west of the highway into El Vado. One site is on the river above the reservoir. You can probably call and get a Friday/Saturday permit since flows aren't great but certainly doable. The pattern has been turn on at noon Friday and turn off at noon Sunday...
by cadster
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Footpegs and Bulkhead for C1 conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

Bulkheads don’t have any kind of release built in, whereas straps inherently can be loosened (or cut in an emergency). The risk of getting stuck is increased the further up your thighs the bulkhead goes.
by cadster
Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Footpegs and Bulkhead for C1 conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

I understand the convenience of bulkheads for open boats, but you have to fiddle with a skirt anyway with a decked boat. The ability to escape a decked boat is already reduced from an OC, using a bulkhead versus straps makes it even harder. I’d never block my toes in a C-1 because it’s not necessary...
by cadster
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: roll call (for us newbs to the board)
Replies: 8
Views: 3061

I enjoy all types of boats and paddle both kayak and canoe style. I’ve spent most of my boating river running in a C-1 over the past two decades. My experience is most limited in “little boats” and squirt, but I was paddling a short conversion over the weekend and will probably be buying one soon. I...
by cadster
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Cascade wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1476

Mine has lots of river miles, but no leaks or repairs. It's in southern CO.

Bruce