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by yarnellboat
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 7830

Re: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs

Hi Doug, Thanks for the comment. It helps to hear from others in the same weight class who are actually paddling one of the boats. I do consider the L'Edge a possibility, but also checking around to see what's new since where I am I've never laid eyes on a Silverbirch or Millbrook, and the Condor is...
by yarnellboat
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 7830

Re: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs

Thanks Kaz. Composite Vipers are pretty common in Western Canada, so I'm not too scared of the abuse composites can take - most of the composite boats are still trucking along long after the Royalex boats have got beaten up and gone soft. The durability of HDPE boats is appealing, but the weight is ...
by yarnellboat
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 7830

Re: Esquif's 'Excite' for big paddlers (compared to Condor e

Originally I was assuming I'd have to go Covert 10.5 (though it sounds less playful than the Condor, so drops down my considerations). But now I'm wondering how the 9.3 (or Agent 88) handles higher weight? Reality it is I'd probably have to buy any of these boats without being able to try them first...
by yarnellboat
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 7830

Re: Esquif's 'Excite' for big paddlers (compared to Condor e

Wendy, I haven't seen specs, but the Agent 88 looks along the lines of something like an Option? I never felt I could get an Option to settle down quite right for me, always seemed to be fighting it a bit (perhaps because I didn't fit in other people's outfitting), like "paddling a cork" as they say...
by yarnellboat
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 7830

Re: Esquif's 'Excite' for size L paddlers

Agent 88? Oh my, another one to think about?! Hadn't even heard of that one. Without the chance to try any of these boats, I'd be shy about trusting the Rebel because it's quite narrow, so I don't know how stable it would be at my weight. Covert 10.5 and Condor seem like safe bets for a comfy, stabl...
by yarnellboat
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 7830

Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs

As a 200+ lbs paddler, for a long time it seemed there were no new boats for us (no thanks Prelude, Zoom, Spark, Option, etc.). Now I'm trying to compare the L'Edge & Octane 91 with Silverbirch's Rebel and Covert 10.5, Blackfly's Condor, and today I hear Esquif has a new T-Formex boat for larger pad...
by yarnellboat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Covert vs Rebel Handling?
Replies: 11
Views: 4484

Re: Covert 10.5 vs Rebel Handling?

Tommy, when you refer to 225 lbs getting heavy for the boat, which boat, both? Also, I assume all the Covert references here are for the 9.3. The Covert 10.5 and the Rebel are more comparable in size. I'm about 230 lbs, and I find my Ocoee doesn't keep me upright in places where a modern big-boy boa...
by yarnellboat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat repair
Replies: 22
Views: 4211

Re: Boat repair

Thanks for that. I do like that Gorilla Glue expands and approximates the consistency/flexibility of the of the foam layer, but I'll save that experiment for a repair where I cut away the entire outside of the delam. For injection/epoxy, what's the dif between West System 105 & 207 vs. GFlex? I've u...
by yarnellboat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat repair
Replies: 22
Views: 4211

Re: Gorilla Glue injection?

The chines on my Ocoee are getting pretty spongey. But they are relatively large areas, and I don't know if want to take the time to try and cut it all away, as I've done with smaller spots. I like the sounds of the Gorilla Glue that expands a bit. Sounds like it has some working time too. Do you th...
by yarnellboat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Condor
Replies: 11
Views: 4003

Re: Blackfly Condor

Hi Rick et al, Any news from NW Fest? Specifically, anyone try out the Condor?? I'm having some trouble keeping my Ocoee upright. I might need to go up a weight class, but want something more nimble than the Octane 91. Hope Blackfly had a good tour, and that lots of people from BC, WA, OR were able ...
by yarnellboat
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat repair
Replies: 22
Views: 4211

Re: Boat repair

p.s. I like how you say the hull is in decent condition! You'll be just fine as a ww canoeist!
by yarnellboat
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat repair
Replies: 22
Views: 4211

Re: Boat repair

I've used ABS slurry as well with success, just to try it, but now I think I'd stick to G-Flex. For similar wear through the vinyl layer and delamination, I've cut away all the vinyl and rotten layers - don't be shy, get rid of all the soft areas. Then I just filled with layers of G-Flex and glass. ...
by yarnellboat
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Kayak conversions—and catching up!
Replies: 11
Views: 3792

Re: Kayak conversions—and catching up!

I thought of the Dagger Axiom as well. If Heavy D's experience was at all like mine, the Redline was too small for big boys, but the Axiom looks to be a larger version with nice lines. Also check your paddling clubs in Portland, Seattlle and BC, there may be some Atoms, Cascades or Finks around. Goo...
by yarnellboat
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: H2Pro
Replies: 7
Views: 6125

Re: H2Pro

Great pick-up for a tandem for anyone who's into re-outfitting!!

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by yarnellboat
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 5255

Re: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017

Depends who ask. There will people in drysuits out of habitat - nice to have you want to risk some flips or if the weather isn't perfect. And there will be people without drysuits. If the weather is hot, as it often is, you might see a few people in shorts & t-shirts. Basically, you can't go wrong! ...