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by Bill M
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: straps vs bulkhead
Replies: 53
Views: 10601

Re: straps vs bulkhead

To muddy the water a bit, what about knee boots. I'm comfortable in them , they didn't hinder rolling and are easier to get into than double straps. Mine are 10 to 12" wide so cover a lot of my thigh. That being said I have to work on the fit of the bulkhead in my new boat after each trip. I get it ...
by Bill M
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Why use Flotation???
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Why use Flotation???

When Billy Harris was sponcered by Mohawk, early 1990's, He would do mystery moves in a viper, using no bags, only the foam saddle for floatation, in the hole at Cats P J's on the Ocoee. He got what I thought was pretty good down time.
by Bill M
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How come every time I throw a Cross-J...
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: How come every time I throw a Cross-J...

I've noticed Saturday nights are hard on paddlers when they're alone............
Bill
by Bill M
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: deck plates?
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: deck plates?

Rh, If you're talking about the near verticle part of the bow where the dent is, don't be to concerned about it. That is probably the strongest part of you hull and should be able to take a lot of abuse. If the nylon has been scraped off you could paint over that part and go from there. Also as you ...
by Bill M
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: what OC1 should I buy to get started??
Replies: 30
Views: 4986

Outrage differences

Wood trimmed ones used to be wider at ends, by design. This made them some dryer and probably had a little more rocker. MR stopped doing this a few years ago and now shape is same for vinyl and wood. also as with all ABS boats the ABS formula was changed 10 or so years ago and the new is not as toug...
by Bill M
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hip Replacements and C Boating
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Hip Replacements and C Boating

Charley,
Steve Lee in Nashville area, used to be in TSRA, had a hip replacement 1 or 2 years ago. He still paddles. If you can't find him in an old directory Rocky will have contact info. Good luck with it.
Also Chris Arp had both knees replaced but hasn't paddled oc since.
Bill
by Bill M
Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Just Awesome...
Replies: 6
Views: 825

WOW

Thats the best quality video I've seen. I love the guy in the L'edge ,just after Eli, who caught the room and came out. I expect his heart had a fast pace about then.
Corine got hammered just before she gave her boat to Alex.
Bill
by Bill M
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mushrooming of aluminum paddle tips
Replies: 20
Views: 3462

I've never had a problem with my Mitchell. In the old Norse days I wore off the rivet on one side and the insert swung out like a hook, nasty looking but duct taped it back in place for that trip.
Bill
by Bill M
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Squirrels swim!
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Yep

The first rapid on Whites Creek in Tennessee is unofficially called Banzai Squirrel. We were looking at it in a flood, 6+feet in 1990. We walked out on a small bluff overlooking that rapid and suprised a squirrell who leaped 30 feet into the creek and swam, sucessfully, the rapid. Thus the name. It ...
by Bill M
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How has our sport changed over the years?
Replies: 21
Views: 2940

I agree about the gauges. Having to go look tended to cause us to run the river even if it was high/low cause we were there. That caused some interesting trips.
Bill
by Bill M
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How has our sport changed over the years?
Replies: 21
Views: 2940

30 years ago, Long Boats, decked and open inner tube floatation, styrofoam was cutting edge. Tougher royalex then we drug the boats, they were to heavy to carry. Decked boats had round cockpit openings. The paddling community was much smaller then. Comradery was more evident then cause you knew ever...
by Bill M
Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Upper Gauley, Pillow Rock, Boat Transfer, CARNAGE.
Replies: 34
Views: 4907

Answers

It was Nolan in the first boat, you can tell by the finess.
it was Eli who got the surf, not sure if it was on purpose or reaction but still great
The second boat's owner probably wouldn't swim there just to give Alex a prop for his show. She's run that a lot and doesn't swim much.
by Bill M
Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: tandeming a solo
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Mohawk Scamp

I change my Scamp to tandem. It was very wet but worked fine. On class 2 rivers like Hiwassee it did fine. We ran the Ocoee in it, combined weight 350# and would do fine for 100 yds then have to empty. We did successfully make the elevator move at top of Broken nose. It also surfed good till it fill...
by Bill M
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Looking for info about Mad River Outrage
Replies: 16
Views: 2699

Outrage vs Ocoee

I've been paddling an Outrage, Mine say Ol Age, since the mid to late 90's. I tried the Ocoee before the Outrage and and went with the Outrage for several reasons. The Ocoee was to twitchy ie to susceptable to cross currents/diagonal waves the Ocoee spins quicker but to me this wasn't always a god t...