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by wildwaterc2
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Outfitting my new Nirvana L
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Outfitting my new Nirvana L

I've been on the elusive hunt for a new cruising C1 that I like and for regular runs down my local Johns Creek that is reasonably forgiving and comfortable for me at 48. After years paddling wildwater boats and using my Gyramax as my cruising C1, I don't like really slow boats, and most new hulls ar...
by wildwaterc2
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New to me New Wave Grokshark C2
Replies: 3
Views: 2193

Re: New to me New Wave Grokshark C2

Thanks to you both for the information.

It is a very cleanly built boat.
by wildwaterc2
Fri May 25, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New to me New Wave Grokshark C2
Replies: 3
Views: 2193

New to me New Wave Grokshark C2

With help from transport from several people I recently acquired a full cut New Wave Grokshark C2 from Matt Kelso. Matt took great care of the boat and it is in great condition. I am adjusting the outfitting some as any good C-boater does with a new hull. In doing so, I've removed the original outfi...
by wildwaterc2
Thu May 10, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: PFD's ...2018...
Replies: 7
Views: 2539

Re: PFD's ...2018...

Your torso shape will matter a lot on which one feels best on you. I tried on a bunch and ended up with a Ronin Pro that I use when on harder rivers - it just fit my body much better than the other options. I still use my old Lotus on easier rivers. I figured if I was on water that was challenging t...
by wildwaterc2
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Viper (Frachella) C1 vs. River Elf
Replies: 5
Views: 4560

Re: Viper (Frachella) C1 vs. River Elf

They are both C1s but are basically different in every other way, and I have one of each.

Viper is slalom-ish - fast and carves compared to a River Elf, which is shorter, slower, and more forgiving.
by wildwaterc2
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "best" tripping boats?
Replies: 22
Views: 14781

Re: "best" tripping boats?

Makes sense about it being the vinyl gunwale version. All the ones I have seen are the aluminum gunwale version and perhaps those were all marketed as Starburst and the vinyl gunwale as Cumberland.
by wildwaterc2
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "best" tripping boats?
Replies: 22
Views: 14781

Re: "best" tripping boats?

Aside about the hull name - are you sure that it was really sold as the Blue Hole Cumberland? I've seen that written and repeated multiple places but never seen actual documentation of that. I have several catalogs from Blue Hole that advertise it as the Blue Hole Starburst, and saw many Blue Hole S...
by wildwaterc2
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "best" tripping boats?
Replies: 22
Views: 14781

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: 9841

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: 9841

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: 6859

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: 6859

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: 6859

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: 3958

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: 3958

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...