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by craig
Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Adams new Magnet
Replies: 14
Views: 3482

Re: Adams new Magnet

Nice looking boat once the wrapping was removed. If it paddles as we las it looks you have a real winner
by craig
Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: canoe blue book?
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: canoe blue book?

One thing about aluminum canoes is that UV does not degrade them afaik.. If is in good shape or could be as good as new. The most I ever paid for a used boat was $500 usd for a millbrook in showroom condition. All the rest were under $350 even if in good shape
by craig
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blink impressions
Replies: 32
Views: 16365

Re: Blink impressions

I cut a elongated D shaped piece of 1/2" thick ash. I actually flared it out a bit like the greek letter omega. Then bolted that under the gunnel, flat side against the hull. I used 2 small screws that I countersunk, with stop nuts for each "D" Then I bolted the thwarts to the "D" bracket with a lar...
by craig
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blink impressions
Replies: 32
Views: 16365

Re: Blink impressions

Lets see if I can do these pictures correctly. Just put it together over the weekend. I have not had it out yet ... under 35 lbs
by craig
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Season's greetings and news from Blackfly Canoes.
Replies: 11
Views: 4471

Re: Season's greetings and news from Blackfly Canoes.

Merry Christmas to you and yours Jeremy. Stay warm and safe as that nasty weather hits
by craig
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Millbrook Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

Re: Millbrook Christmas

Merry Christmas Kaz, You have made mine a merry one!
by craig
Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blink impressions
Replies: 32
Views: 16365

Re: Blink impressions

How is it with cross strokes for those vertically challenged?
by craig
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blink
Replies: 31
Views: 7349

Re: Blink

@ northwoods, #1 I don't to want to start any controversy. 2, I have paddled a Kaz boat for over 15 yrs so I know how tough they are (VERY) and I just got another, a blue Sacho a fraternal twin to the blink 3, I don't want anyone to have expectations of it being indestructible, kevlar and all, espec...
by craig
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blink
Replies: 31
Views: 7349

Re: Blink

I saw it in person the other day, but could not paddle it. No outfitting yet and it had wet resin from some tie down loops. It is very light around 20 lb I'll bet around 30 lb outfitted with a bulkhead and bags. It has all the features of a quick and nimble boat. I was impressed by how much volume i...
by craig
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Quick question on hanging storage for composite boat
Replies: 12
Views: 4294

Re: Quick question on hanging storage for composite boat

I have hung my Hooter for years right side up from the painters on a pair of pulleys with no issues. Just make sure it is empty and check it once in a while for varmints
by craig
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pumps
Replies: 121
Views: 18861

Re: Pumps

A pump helps only for convenience. In a very small canoe with no space to use a bailer the only choice is to stop and dump. Or outfit the canoe so that when full it can still be maneuvered reasonably. I think that with Insolence's scenario a pump would not be fast enough to make the needed differenc...
by craig
Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: T-grip Tenons
Replies: 7
Views: 1845

Re: T-grip Tenons

Wha??
by craig
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pumps
Replies: 121
Views: 18861

Re: Pumps

at last a thread with some humor, info, politics, opinions and not much in the way of bashing :^)
by craig
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Help Choosing my First WW Solo Canoe
Replies: 17
Views: 5898

Re: Help Choosing my First WW Solo Canoe

In New England you can try neriverrunners a yahoo group or NPMB to meet up with some paddlers. AMC and PPCS in Maine have a number of active open boaters. There are quite a few of us left, we haven't all gone the way of the unicorn yet. A short (10ft or under) and relatively lightweight boat will be...
by craig
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 5047

Re: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?

Kaz boat for sure, just get the right model for the type of paddling he will be doing . They are tough boats. A heavy boat will just sit there