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by yarnellboat
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question for Blackfly Option Owners
Replies: 23
Views: 9439

Re: Question for Blackfly Option Owners

Thanks for the comments on the Octane, sounds like where I'm coming from: I just don't know if I could respect myself in the morning. And when I lean, I'd like my boat to notice.

On the other hand, if everyone else is cheating, why would I choose to suck?

P.
by yarnellboat
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question for Blackfly Option Owners
Replies: 23
Views: 9439

Re: Question for Blackfly Option Owners

Thanks Rick, now would you just mind putting on some weight and also getting an Octane? You'd be my perfect guinea pig if you'd just get a little fatter please! My Ocoee still feels fun and relatively new to me, primarily because I paddle so infrequently, but when I have the opportunity to join a ru...
by yarnellboat
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question for Blackfly Option Owners
Replies: 23
Views: 9439

Re: Question for Blackfly Option Owners

Hmm, even though the Octane may have more edges than the Option, it's so wide and stable that I wouldn't describe it as edgy. I'm less concerned about the technical description of the hull, and more interested in which canoe let's me feel the river better. Maybe I should give the Octane a 2nd look, ...
by yarnellboat
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question for Blackfly Option Owners
Replies: 23
Views: 9439

Re: Question for Blackfly Option Owners

Thanks for the question wb. I'm 225 lbs and wonder the same thing. For the low volume rivers I tend to paddle, I think the Octane's mega-stability platform loses too much connection with the river. I like to be able to tilt my boats a little. I'm coming from an Ocoee and an Outrage. I hate to be a b...
by yarnellboat
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: C Videos
Topic: wallace wallacing
Replies: 6
Views: 4231

Re: wallace wallacing

Glad you're OK first of all. Only you know for sure whether it was too sketchy for you too paddle that alone, but based on hindsight and video evidence, be careful out there! Other than blind luck, how did you get (your foot/leg?) unstuck? Anything we can all learn from it? Yeah, looked like a littl...
by yarnellboat
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?
Replies: 24
Views: 5742

Re: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?

I think Eli's issue was the teaching aspect and whether he was entitled to work in Canada? Either way, if there are cross-border hassles I'm sure folks from Vancouver we be happy to come down and meet in N WA on the Skykomish or something, possibly in conjunction with the Paddle Trails club there. P.
by yarnellboat
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?
Replies: 24
Views: 5742

Re: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?

OK thanks! So, 7ish weeks after June 15th-ish, ending in BC, would mean that in your ideal world BC has some suggestions for early-August-ish? That's kinda the doldrums for local paddling, and conflicts with prime holiday time when folks are away, but for that reason we did do a few self-organized, ...
by yarnellboat
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?
Replies: 24
Views: 5742

Re: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?

Questions right back at ya... What time do you think you might be around? Let us know if you've got any best guesses or restrictions. What do you have in mind? To put it bluntly, what do you need to make it worth your while? I wouldn't want to encourage you to come out of your way for something you'...
by yarnellboat
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nova Craft Ocoee Opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 6331

Re: Nova Craft Ocoee Opinions

What are the numbers we're talking about?... For a Dagger Ocoee how wide is the boat as measured at centre, outside to outside of gunwales? I'm pretty sure I've seen different specs/measurements mentioned in different places, maybe because quite a few people made personal changes to the width? What'...
by yarnellboat
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Fiberglass Mold Making
Replies: 24
Views: 7168

Re: Fiberglass Mold Making

Einar, I don't have the full T50 results until they forward us a spreadsheet, but I can tell you that if you had a clean run, you'll be ahead of a number of people, including me (though I dispute the touch they gave me on gate 15 [unless of course it could've been my stern exiting the outside pole w...
by yarnellboat
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Open boat for a bigger paddler
Replies: 13
Views: 6347

Re: Open boat for a bigger paddler

Good story Rick, I agree there's stuff to be considered there, but, ...I'm guessing your "student" was not 300 lbs? I think that's the major factor in the above advice. As a relatively experienced paddler myself and being 225 lbs, I can say (lots of) weight matters for the responsiveness and dryness...
by yarnellboat
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Open boat for a bigger paddler
Replies: 13
Views: 6347

Re: Open boat for a bigger paddler

If he won't go for the Octane 91, Outrage X or Blast outfitted solo, a Veritge, or Viper 12 for more performance, or even an Outrage or Rival maybe. And those older boats like a Genesis work good too - I'd include H2Pro on the list, depending on what oldies you're able to come across. He could also ...
by yarnellboat
Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Looking for solutions for reinforcing a Prelude's hull
Replies: 28
Views: 6103

Re: Looking for solutions for reinforcing a Prelude's hull

I'd stay away from rafting vinyl as an outside patch - the edges seems to peel up too quickly, but, more importantly, it's much less slippery than the rest of your hull, so you find your patches sticking to rocks when you expect to slide/bounce. A friend had that material on his Royalex chines and h...
by yarnellboat
Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: An Option for Prelude paddlers
Replies: 17
Views: 6299

Re: An Option for Prelude paddlers

Thanks Jeremy, and good luck with making the Condor! I took a look at the website again. Re-styling the big Octane is probably a good idea, I admit that its looks - a bathtub with a flat-back for an outboard - put me off a bit. Ultimately, I think the Octane 91 is too solid for my paddling style - I...
by yarnellboat
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: An Option for Prelude paddlers
Replies: 17
Views: 6299

Re: An Option for Prelude paddlers

Are the Condor and the new "Big Octane" the same thing? Not that I'm in any big rush to replace my Ocoee, I paddle so little it will last even with delaminated chines, but all this gushing about how the new boats like the L'Edge Lite and Option provide more stability and inspire more confident, aggr...