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by Alan B
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC2 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7566

Here is my two cents... I have paddled everything mentioned so far , but some more than others and some more recently, which means all my opinions are...suspect? I own a Caption and believe it is the best of the lot. I understand yarnallboat's feelings about not supporting Confluence. I don't know t...
by Alan B
Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Cedar River
Replies: 12
Views: 2646

3 OC-1's and 3 OC-2's.... and I am certain WE had the best time! Just kidding. It was a fun course, good turnout, warm/dry weather, and good folks. Hope to see you at the Salmon la Sac in June or the Cedar next year.
by Alan B
Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Cedar River
Replies: 12
Views: 2646

I'll second what Isaac said...The Cedar race is a great early season, low key race where us open boaters are made to feel welcome. I live in Montana and have been to the Cedar race 4 of the last 5 years. OC turnout varies from 3 or 4 to 8 or 10. Try for next year if you can't make it this time. Some...
by Alan B
Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: havin some boatin issues.........Any Help Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 8103

Spence, Where are you skiing in Montana? I live in Western Montana and would be glad to help you combine some paddling along with the turns. If we continue to have mild winter days in the valleys I will be getting out regularly to prepare for a slalom race near Seattle, the first weekend of March. I...
by Alan B
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: anyone make narrow open canoe thwarts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

i think the traditional shaped thwarts are not all that necessary for a whitewater canoe. you can save some weight by using thwarts no wider than the narrow part of the thwart in your picture... or do 2- 3/4 x 1 inch thwarts... or do the X pattern.
by Alan B
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ocoee or Outrage as first WW OC-1?
Replies: 27
Views: 8518

I'd have to agree with 'msims'... I still think it is THE boat and you don't sound timid about the swimming, so go for it! My height and weight are a match of yours and the Ocoee is enough of a platform. You'll love those edges for eddy turns and surfing. I went from a Caper to a Millbrook Defiant (...
by Alan B
Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Informations about ocoee, spark, zephyr, zoom ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3400

what Dave said......
by Alan B
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC1 opinions wanted.
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

Good for you! You won't regret it!!
by Alan B
Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC1 opinions wanted.
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

I have not paddled a viper too often but it is a nice boat. The Ocoee is faster than the Tareau, Zoom and Detonator. I think it would be close to the same speed as the Viper. If you are 170 pounds or less the Zoom would be a good choice. I have paddled the Spark for slalom races and it is excellent ...
by Alan B
Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Capri
Replies: 9
Views: 2488

last try... she is 18 not 10....
by Alan B
Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Capri
Replies: 9
Views: 2488

i don't do smiley faces.... that was my daughter (now 18).....
by Alan B
Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Capri
Replies: 9
Views: 2488

My first true whitewater canoe was a Caper... I bought it with the intention of using it for solo and tandem but for most of it's history with me, it was only rigged solo. After buying a Millbrook Defiant, I rigged the Caper with 2 Mohawk saddles after tearing out the solo saddle. I paddled it tande...
by Alan B
Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Millbrook "Fatboy"?
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

That is a tough question.... back a few weeks, I mentioned on the forum about the first time a did any damage to my Defiant. It was a diime size chunky crack on the stern after doing a pour over on the Lochsa River in Idaho. I think the Millbrook boats hold up very well. I own an Ocoee and the two b...
by Alan B
Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Millbrook "Fatboy"?
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

what do you want to know? it's a great boat.....
by Alan B
Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: MILLBROOK RIVAL?
Replies: 19
Views: 8344

I am 6'3" and usually around 195lbs. I have a Defiant which is a great boat but I have paddled a Rumba and thought it was a more than enough of a plateform. As I have said here quite often, it will probably be one of my next boats.... or the Spark. Though it would be nice to be under 180... that muc...