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by wildwaterc2
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Grab loop back up
Replies: 8
Views: 3928

Re: Grab loop back up

How about a looser skirt? My kids wear adult sized skirts in the c2 with me - they could slide out the tunnel if they had to.

Or perhaps an old-style shockcord skirt?
by wildwaterc2
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Outfitting Millbrook Howler
Replies: 13
Views: 7300

Re: Outfitting Millbrook Howler

From just having setup a Royalex Howler, I think you are going to have to paddle it with a loose saddle to find the right placement. I took a bubble level with me. After some review, I convinced myself that the gunwale at the middle should be essentially horizontal when it was trimmed correctly. I m...
by wildwaterc2
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Go to boat?
Replies: 21
Views: 8805

Re: Go to boat?

Gyramax (seriously) - I've got hundreds of runs in it and it is so familiar and forgiving. Best for nothing but works for everything.
by wildwaterc2
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Paddle Recommendation?
Replies: 19
Views: 8589

Re: Paddle Recommendation?

I don't think you can beat Mohawk for your use. Carlisle is tougher but heavier and a less smooth blade shape, although I think NOC still uses Carlisle in classes.

I know neither feels good to an experienced paddler, but for a university club that does not really matter a lot.
by wildwaterc2
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Flotilla Update
Replies: 1
Views: 2058

Re: Flotilla Update

Nice Chuck. I've been supplementing our family boats for more kid paddling in bigger whitewater (done I-II for years). We just got back from a 2 week family paddling trip - Nolichucky Gorge, Pigeon, Nanty, Ocoee, Chattooga 3, and French Broad to Stackhouse. The Noli, Pigeon and Ocoee were in our new...
by wildwaterc2
Tue May 12, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ed's Canoe
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: Ed's Canoe

Bad luck I think. I've received numerous items from Ed's over the years and never had that.
by wildwaterc2
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Walk in runs and carrying an OC1 - what for a carry system?
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Re: Walk in runs and carrying an OC1 - what for a carry syst

I'm using these together with a traditional wooden portage yoke.

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by wildwaterc2
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Wenonah Ultra-Lite Sundowner and Whitewater Racing
Replies: 3
Views: 2467

Re: Wenonah Ultra-Lite Sundowner and Whitewater Racing

Not being sarcastic, but how many rocks are you going to hit, and do you mind occasional patching? We raced our wildwater C2s down numerous rivers where we had some hard hits. We trained for Garmisch (Germany) by paddling Section 4 of the Chattooga down to Camp Creek, and the Tellico below Jarod's K...
by wildwaterc2
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: rivets
Replies: 6
Views: 4360

Re: rivets

I've never used the tri-fold style putting vinyl gunwales on Royalex. Particularly if the gunwales have an aluminum insert they are not "soft". Now, for riveting handles or things onto a rotomolded sit-on-top I've used the tri-fold ones. Have you experienced problems with a regular style on vinyl gu...
by wildwaterc2
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Millbrook boat for wife - Flashback vs. Shacho
Replies: 12
Views: 5509

Re: New Millbrook boat for wife - Flashback vs. Shacho

Thanks to all who offered input. After two days of paddling the Shacho it has been a great fit for my wife. The first two days ended up being a canoe course with Jimmy Holcombe of NOC, who is a stellar instructor - I tagged along at a distance the end of the 2nd day and it was interesting hearing ho...
by wildwaterc2
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Need advice on saddle position for Dagger Rival
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Re: Need advice on saddle position for Dagger Rival

My advice based on just doing this for my Howler. Presume the gunwale in the middle, by where it says Dagger, should be level. Launch the boat and bring a bubble level with you. Put the bubble level on the gunwale and shift your weight back and forth until the bubble shows level. Then, test paddle t...
by wildwaterc2
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mad River Howler - paddler positioning
Replies: 3
Views: 2879

Re: Mad River Howler - paddler positioning

Thanks to you both - I appreciate your brainstorming. I think I have about figured it out since my earlier post. This hull is radically asymmetrical, which has been my challenge - it was not intuitive to figure out what should be level, but after some study of the boat, and matching heights off leve...
by wildwaterc2
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mad River Howler - paddler positioning
Replies: 3
Views: 2879

Mad River Howler - paddler positioning

I just bought a used Mad River Howler from a nice gentleman in McLean (VA). He had bought the boat some time ago from an older fellow who was selling off all of his boats. The hull is in pretty good shape - the gunwales need replacement, having multiple splices with some rotten edges around the spli...
by wildwaterc2
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Millbrook boat for wife - Flashback vs. Shacho
Replies: 12
Views: 5509

Re: New Millbrook boat for wife - Flashback vs. Shacho

Thanks for all of your input. I ordered a Shacho today.
by wildwaterc2
Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Millbrook boat for wife - Flashback vs. Shacho
Replies: 12
Views: 5509

Re: New Millbrook boat for wife - Flashback vs. Shacho

VT Boater, thanks for your input and experiences. Did you get the standard layup?