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by cadster
Wed May 02, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: A serious question...
Replies: 10
Views: 2580

Re: A serious question...

I think you’ve answered your question. The key is how dedicated you are to perfecting your paddling. If you want to commit the time to C-1ing you’ll stick with it. If not, you can run rapids and play with about a third less effort in a kayak. I find practice is needed much more in a C-1 than an open...
by cadster
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC2 failure to flip
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: OC2 failure to flip

I assume you mean tandem hangs up with the gunnels perpendicular to the water. You have to have the "S" word that shall remain unspoken to not even be able to dip the gunnel. It’s the combination of rocker and floatation in the ends that causes canoes to not go over completely immediately. Less or n...
by cadster
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Help finding images to recruit new boaters
Replies: 8
Views: 931

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by cadster
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Looking for canoe advise.
Replies: 24
Views: 3739

Mohawk’s triple saddle is the simplest, but it depends on the boat being symmetrical since the bow and stern swap when changing. The Mohawk triple places the paddlers closer which gives better performance and reduces the effect of paddler weight on trim. The Mohawk Probe is the only symmetrical tand...
by cadster
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: GDI road trip
Replies: 20
Views: 2118

Kraig used his Ledge this past weekend from Stevens Gulch down except for Pineview Falls and seemed to have fun. I paddled lower Rustic on Monday and enjoyed the rapids more than those below the Narrows except for Pineview. Less than 3' and the Rustics look to get bony in places. The 99 MP ledge hol...
by cadster
Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: GDI road trip
Replies: 20
Views: 2118

I'm not a frequent Poudre paddler, but locals say there's poor correlation between the online gage and the boater's gage. My old CRC has 2' as 330 CFS and 3' as 650 CFS. The boater's gage is reported here: http://www.poudrerockreport.com/ The online gage is here: http://www.dwr.state.co.us/SurfaceWa...
by cadster
Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: GDI road trip
Replies: 20
Views: 2118

Roy told me last week that he was on his way home. Spent four days this past week paddling in the Poudre Canyon. Flow is slowly dropping, but afternoon rains are in the forecast and it caused a rise last week. Boated Clear Creek into Idaho Springs and the Numbers on my way back south. Clear Creek wo...
by cadster
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Billy Keen died on Colorado's Blue River
Replies: 12
Views: 2133

The location of the accident was 10 miles north of Silverthorne. The rapids start after Boulder Creek enters and continue with almost no breaks for the next two miles. I paddled the run the day after the accident and the waves were big with a few nasty holes. He was paddling alone in a kayak on the ...
by cadster
Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 2011 Open Canoe Slalom Nationals moved to Salida, Colo
Replies: 28
Views: 3041

Great talking to old friends and meeting new folks. Thanks to my three OC2 partners, all people I hadn’t met before. There were 51 competitors. It’d been ten years since I’d gone to Nationals, but the number of women paddlers in Salida impressed me. Wisconsin looked to have the most boaters from any...
by cadster
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: CO Ark's Cottonwood
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

CO Ark's Cottonwood

I added a video link to this post:
http://cboats.net/cforum/viewtopic.php?p=83599
by cadster
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: GDI road trip
Replies: 20
Views: 2118

Does Roy drive a Volvo?

There was one with IL plates in Salida with a Ledge and Fly on top on Sunday.

Craig Smerda wrote:Roy will still (probably) be out in Colorado then... pm me if you want to paddle with him and I'll give you his phone #

He knows quite a few good OC runs out there. :wink:
by cadster
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 2011 Open Canoe Slalom Nationals moved to Salida, Colo
Replies: 28
Views: 3041

FIBArk flow was 3600 CFS. The outlook for Nationals is for under 2500, see:
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrogra ... gage=wsvc2

It'll still be a fast current. Would anyone want to race tandem with me?
by cadster
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 2011 Open Canoe Slalom Nationals moved to Salida, Colo
Replies: 28
Views: 3041

Here is the course from last weekend during FIBArk. Flow should be down in three weeks.

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by cadster
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Colorado 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1330

The Poudre would be the destination for northern Colorado. Poudre's flow looks to stay high longer than the Ark. So like you state TBD based on level.

I also want to go to the Roaring Fork Valley, but could be going sooner than Nationals to catch the Fryingpan.