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by Bill M
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Recommend Swift Water Rescue Course
Replies: 25
Views: 2909

TSRA

TSRA has 2 every year. I know several of the instructors and they are good. I think they are done for this year but try paddletsra.com to find info.
Bill
by Bill M
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: stoked about my first roll
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Confidence builder, isn't it

Agree on keep practicing. After I first learned I went to the lake and did it over and overtill I had the muscle memory. After then I still practiced but the moves themselves were more automatic. A tip; when you first flip stop for a second and calm yourself. I've missed a lot of rolls thru being in...
by Bill M
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Looking for canoe advise.
Replies: 24
Views: 3853

Caption

in Boatertalk Gear swap. As mentioned above this boat would do what you want now plus would allow you to progress to class 3, or above, as you and your new tandem partners wish. Good price too.
Bill
by Bill M
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What is your favorite paddling video on youtube?
Replies: 37
Views: 3698

My 2 favorites are Open Boat Fun and Whitewater Canoeing. Both are real good. I also like some of PLG's videos of Louie and company.
Bill
by Bill M
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: everyone be on the lookout
Replies: 23
Views: 2377

I'll post on Alabama WW and TSRA as well as keep an eye out both on the rivers and enroute to them.
I would expect whoever took it will get a surprise when they first try to paddle it.
Bill
by Bill M
Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Best way to Carry Boats for MPG
Replies: 15
Views: 2170

A toyato Tacoma with shell with the boat on the roof+1" just behind the windshield cost 1 mpg. I think the automatic Tranny is the real problem. Same truck with a 5 speed lost same but was still 2 or 3 better!
Bill
Oh auto was 18 stick was 20-21.
by Bill M
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slat seat for OC1
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

I think a lot of people have gone from a slat(I'm thinking paddling thwart) to a pedestal for the same reason you are going the other way. I was always to loose on a slat.
Bill
by Bill M
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: WOW
Replies: 1
Views: 457

This was supposed to go with Tommy's freestyle post

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by Bill M
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: WOW
Replies: 1
Views: 457

WOW

Tommy, you looked like a bumblebee amongst butterflys. I see a great future..... The rose in your teeth was a great touch.
I liked the last couple minutes too.
Bill
by Bill M
Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: This could be the stupidest thing ever asked on the board...
Replies: 19
Views: 1673

There is an inflatable oc1/2 out there. Has seats across the top tubes that you kneal from. Not sure what protected your knees from rocks tho. I tried one at slice and dice years ago. It's still on the market but I've forgotten the name.
Bill
by Bill M
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ergonomic T-grip to help avoid Arthritis.
Replies: 23
Views: 3678

Which fingers? All or just the middle 2? Its possible you are gripping so hard that you are causeng the fingers to bend unnaturally around the shaft where it joins the T grip. It seems there was a thread about this a year or so ago.
Bill
by Bill M
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC Faceoff - Zephyr or Outrage?
Replies: 20
Views: 3409

I like the Zephyr for its weight and the edges are easy to get used to. I've paddled an Outrage for a while and find it to be if not first then a close second in playing, creeking, river running etc to anything out there. Admittedly I tend to be a go for it paddler(sometimes). I think a Zephyr would...
by Bill M
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 12-step program for getting beyond class II - more tips?
Replies: 59
Views: 7043

Looks Good

I don't know that I would add any more. I would emphasize not trying to do all these things at first. Pick 2 and do them till the attitude becomes ingrained then pick another etc. After a while all will be part of the river habit. I would add one: Make sure to have fun, thats what it is about. Bill
by Bill M
Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I Rolled
Replies: 1
Views: 682

I Rolled

Alex,
Thank you very much for the loaner pfd today. I gave it to Stacie to get back to you.
Bill
by Bill M
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Laurel Fork of the Doe - OC1 video
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Opinion

The Doe Gorge is significantly easier than the Laurel Fork. It is still a nice run but, in my opinion, much more open with none of the big drops as in the video.
Bill