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by wildwaterc2
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "best" tripping boats?
Replies: 22
Views: 12917

Re: "best" tripping boats?

I can't think of a better all around hull shape than the Blue Hole Starburst for what you are describing. I'd not heard of a Starlight before but it sounds great. I have quite a few miles in a Dagger Legend also - the Starburst is faster and I like it a lot better, but there are a lot of Legend's ou...
by wildwaterc2
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Wildwater Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 8617

Re: Wildwater Boat

I was thinking of the Sea-1 but could not recall its name. I think that all of the sea canoes should be close to as fast as your kayak over a distance. You should be able to find all of those used if you search around some - they are built sturdy and essentially last forever. I think John Diller als...
by wildwaterc2
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Wildwater Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 8617

Re: Wildwater Boat

I have paddled three different types of single bladed boats in the ocean, including a wildwater C1, and you would have to be hard up to pick a wildwater c1 for any appreciable ocean paddling. There are two other types of viable options. 1. A sea canoe - there are myriad types - Verlen Kruger related...
by wildwaterc2
Mon May 01, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: North East Outrigger Canoes?
Replies: 10
Views: 6188

Re: North East Outrigger Canoes?

I use a 58" paddle in my cruising C1 and my wildwater C1. I use a 52" paddle in the outrigger. A much smaller size blade area also. You can paddle it with anything but I'd not use my whitewater paddle in it. My main paddle is a Zaveral that I really like. A more durable and moderate paddle is the We...
by wildwaterc2
Mon May 01, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: North East Outrigger Canoes?
Replies: 10
Views: 6188

Re: North East Outrigger Canoes?

I much prefer the single blade to a kayak paddle - I'm just much more familiar with it and much smoother. You also sit a bit higher off the water in an outrigger and I find it more comfortable than a surfski, but the stroke was the main reason. To be fair on flipping, I first took it out from a beac...
by wildwaterc2
Mon May 01, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: North East Outrigger Canoes?
Replies: 10
Views: 6188

Re: North East Outrigger Canoes?

I paddle a Huki V1-R that I bought a few years ago. I'm in Roanoke VA and have paddled it in the ocean from near Charleston SC up to New Jersey - I basically take it with me whenever I go near the coast. The boats are really fragile - like a rowing shell. Tough in the water, but not to point loads l...
by wildwaterc2
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Full cut Acrobat?
Replies: 5
Views: 3182

Re: Full cut Acrobat?

Thanks for all of your inputs. I should add that I have a Fanatic that has damaged ends that I intend to cut down - it is a training layup so fairly solid. I've not cut it yet but it should be fun also once done. I've paddled it as is some and it is a fun boat. I hope to use it some for general crui...
by wildwaterc2
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Full cut Acrobat?
Replies: 5
Views: 3182

Full cut Acrobat?

I have a 1/2 cut Viper and a masters cut Acrobat, and am interested in something between those two. I am wondering if a full cut Acrobat might be what would do well for me. The masters cut Acrobat is a hoot for my 175 lbs. It feels like rolling a surfboard or something similarly flat and low displac...
by wildwaterc2
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Removing skin from minicell
Replies: 8
Views: 2274

Re: Removing skin from minicell

I concur on the Surform. I prefer one like this as it lets you get more pressure to break through the skin.

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by wildwaterc2
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: tandem rolling
Replies: 10
Views: 3724

Re: tandem rolling

My brother and I paddled C2 together for many years - both in a cruising C2 on a range of rivers as well as racing in wildwater c2s. For when we needed to roll, we always rolled like mkoeppe wrote. Both of us are naturally righty and originally learned to roll that way. In C2, I typically paddled st...
by wildwaterc2
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Old school boats
Replies: 1
Views: 2081

Re: Old school boats

Interested in both. I'm in Roanoke and sent you a private message.
by wildwaterc2
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: $25 Buffalo Canoe Project. Can I fix it?
Replies: 9
Views: 5703

Re: $25 Buffalo Canoe Project. Can I fix it?

Where are you hoping to paddle it? That is about as beat a hull outside as I have seen. I'd be tempted to try something simple and cheap, like 20mm pipe wrap tape, such as http://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-50-ft-20-Mil-Pipe-Wrap-Tape-53550/100179778" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; We ...
by wildwaterc2
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Great condition Dagger Cascade in Roanoke VA
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

Great condition Dagger Cascade in Roanoke VA

I bought this about 6 months ago as a potential replacement boat for my Gyramax, and after paddling it for a few times have decided it is not the hull for me. The hull is in great condition and well outfitted - ready to use. I am in Roanoke VA but get around some within a few hundred miles of here a...
by wildwaterc2
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Loving my C-1 Karma...from hate to love! Karma C-1 Vimeo
Replies: 6
Views: 3295

Re: Loving my C-1 Karma...from hate to love! Karma C-1 Vimeo

Great information - thanks for posting your experience.

I'd be curious to see outfitting pictures of how you have it set up.
by wildwaterc2
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Jackson Karma L vs River Elf Storm Chaser M - help me pick
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

Re: Jackson Karma L vs River Elf Storm Chaser M - help me pi

Well, I picked a Storm Chaser. Chris was great to communicate with about the boat, but I was trying to get a test paddle in prior to purchase. His brother Trevor brought up a demo boat and a new boat to meet me near Nashville TN where I had traveled for New Years, which was great and so nice to do. ...