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by TNbound
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Any tips for lightening an Option?
Replies: 19
Views: 3796

Re: Any tips for lightening an Option?

ESP cut something like 5 lbs on his by cutting the plastic gunwales off and putting ash gunwales on. I guess he lost about an inch of freeboard but it looks SWEET. This seems like the best option (no pun) to get rid of some weight. I'd like to see pictures of an Option with ash gunwales. The Option...
by TNbound
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Spanish Fly:Pyrahna or Esquif?
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Spanish Fly:Pyrahna or Esquif?

oc ender wrote:I don't belive there is,definately no hull differences.the only boat they bought and modified is the Prelude.

Paul

Not to hijack the thread, but what did Esquif change about the Prelude?
by TNbound
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Which paddle is right for a newbie?gotta buy soon...help!
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Which paddle is right for a newbie?gotta buy soon...help

Todhunter wrote:I don't find that the paddle makes that much of a difference...it's more of a feel or aesthetic thing.
Really? Try paddling with a rafting stick and tell us what you think.
by TNbound
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Aftershock?
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: Dagger Aftershock?

This is second hand information, but I've been told you may as well fill the boat up with water before you run a rapid or try to surf anything and that it makes a better (snow) sled than canoe. However, for someone as light as you, it may run dryer. If the price is right it could be a fun experiment.
by TNbound
Tue May 29, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC2 Run on the Green Narrows
Replies: 13
Views: 3082

Re: OC2 Run on the Green Narrows

KNeal wrote:Is there video?
I spy gopros... Eagerly awaiting the video on this one.
by TNbound
Tue May 29, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Hood River, Oregon
Replies: 3
Views: 2371

Re: Hood River, Oregon

That looks like a super fun run. The real question is could I ski down Mount Hood until I got to my boat, and then paddle the river?! I've wanted to do something like that for a while, but if we are skiing in Maine the rivers usually still are iced in.
by TNbound
Thu May 24, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Do any of these apply to canoeists?
Replies: 25
Views: 5524

Re: Do any of these apply to canoeists?

Big Al wrote:"It's not wise to mix Weldwood and Golden Monkey's"
Wait, you can't actually use weldwood without Golden Monkey, can you?
by TNbound
Wed May 23, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Do any of these apply to canoeists?
Replies: 25
Views: 5524

Re: Do any of these apply to canoeists?

"Should I get an Option or a L'Edge?"
by TNbound
Tue May 22, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Jackson Rockstar / Jackson C1 Outfitting
Replies: 10
Views: 3295

Re: Jackson Rockstar / Jackson C1 Outfitting

Good looking boat! A couple questions: Do you find the thigh straps adequate for holding you in the boat, even doing lots of playboating? No getting loose over time? Also, is the "bulkhead" just a semi free-floating piece of foam that wedges between your knees and the thigh hooks of the boat? It is ...
by TNbound
Sun May 20, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Time for as new boat and I have questions..
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Time for as new boat and I have questions..

I also got to try a few rolls in a L'edge and missed every one. I have no trouble rolling my Encore to the left and the Nitro to either side. I've read that the L'edge is super easy to roll. Not sure what I was doing wrong. (I had a hades of a time wedging myself into all that foam) I've found that...
by TNbound
Sun May 20, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Paddle blade - plank or spoon?
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: Paddle blade - plank or spoon?

Just a brief thought: Is it possible to make a composite blade, wooden shaft paddle at home? I mean 'glassing an XPS foam core with apropriate piece of wood stuck in it. That would help me choose the right shape for me as I could make several blades on one shaft and then try each, cut it off, make ...
by TNbound
Thu May 17, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Successful Canoe Club?
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: Successful Canoe Club?

This spring I've had the pleasure of boating a bit with the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society. As far as I know, this is the only real paddling club we have in Maine and it includes most of the open boaters in the state. Like Milkman said, it is the people that make a club successful. With PPCS, ...
by TNbound
Wed May 16, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Waterfall record?
Replies: 45
Views: 8610

Re: Waterfall record?

If "getting hurt" is extended to infinity then terminal injuries wouldn't disqualify the run. In this senario Jesse Sharpe is the clear winner for his ill fated run over Niagra (sans helmet) in a Gyramax. Mr. Sharpe certainly did not stay in the boat. I think dying is probably a knock against holdi...
by TNbound
Tue May 15, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Lightning Canoe Paddles
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

Re: Lightning Canoe Paddles

Those t-grips look like a nightmare.... The rest of the paddle looks intriguing though.
by TNbound
Mon May 14, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Ogden Narrows
Replies: 3
Views: 2653

Re: Ogden Narrows

Nice!

You should post up a review of that H2O stick when you get a chance. I think plenty of people are curious, myself included.