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by jscottl67
Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Green C
Replies: 18
Views: 4767

Wow!! Maybe one day I'll be able to pull off some runs like that...hahahahahaha!! OK...so probably not, but as easy as he makes it look...I might eventually have to try :)
by jscottl67
Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Knee Pain - Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

I had similar problems with some outfitting on an OC I have. The previous owner was more into C1 and was accustomed to their foot being basically flat underneath them. Instead of toe blocks, the side of the saddle was added on to and then trimmed out to allow the feet to be tucked in to allow a roll...
by jscottl67
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unseen Swims
Replies: 14
Views: 4501

Don't quite have the OC roll down yet, so I swim when I have to...I fight it hard, but sometimes I still go down. The sad thing is, it's generally not in a big feature that you feel justified in swimming...some little insignificant nothing that you pay no mind too that bites you. And nope, never hav...
by jscottl67
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Proper new OCer Education :P :evil: :P
Replies: 18
Views: 4567

Proper new OCer Education :P :evil: :P

In the past few days, we've had some wonderful questions from some new boaters...good questions and answers. However, I think it's our duty to new boaters to prepare them fully for the real world. For months, they will be struggling with eddy turns, peelouts, surfing, unintentional side surfing, swi...
by jscottl67
Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I'm back..
Replies: 15
Views: 5209

It's really not that hard to learn, at least not the basic stuff. You will get a feel for your balance and get confident in the blade in no time on the water. Often at the put in, you will see boaters rocking back and forth, getting a feel for their boat (sometimes paddle out of the water). Once tiy...
by jscottl67
Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I'm back..
Replies: 15
Views: 5209

Days on the water are the best way to get there...glad to see you made it out onto the water this weekend...more than I managed :( 1) I'd say the best thing is to know that your paddle is your best friend...sleep with it in your bed if you need to;) but learn to not let it go :) I guess the main thi...
by jscottl67
Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Need Green Race boat, help!
Replies: 1
Views: 890

I have one sitting idly. I'm in eastern NC. If interested, send me an e-mail (jscottl67@yahoo.com). If you just need one for the race, I'd be willing to loan it to you for the race and then let you make a purchase decision in a little less of a rush if you want.

Jeff
by jscottl67
Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Haw on Saturday?
Replies: 4
Views: 902

What do you mean, no activity on the tributaries??? Heck the gauge at CANE CREEK NEAR ORANGE GROVE, NC jumped up to almost 1 cfs :wink: :wink: :wink:

I was already looking a the tar...hope it keeps moving up. :)
by jscottl67
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Haw on Saturday?
Replies: 4
Views: 902

A possibility. No rain here yet, but keeping an eye to the west. Takes about 16 hours to really peak after the rain starts, so hopefully some heavy rain hitting about now :D
by jscottl67
Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I am so stoked!
Replies: 25
Views: 6580

Yep, forgot to mention just plain ferrying instead of back ferrying. I can't backpaddle far either...more than anything just slowing down to give them some space and moving over to an eddy without spinning around. Of course, paddling an Ocoee, you can spit in the water and then catch the eddy behind...
by jscottl67
Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I am so stoked!
Replies: 25
Views: 6580

I'm sure you'll get different responses from others, but here's a stab at them; 1) A lot of thowbags have a web strap with a quick release..clip it to the thrwart in front of you. You can grab it quickly from there. 2) I don't always carry a spare with me (bad boy I know). You can try a slightly sho...
by jscottl67
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I am so stoked!
Replies: 25
Views: 6580

carter1,

It's absolutley the right place for beginner questions. ;)
by jscottl67
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I am so stoked!
Replies: 25
Views: 6580

Mike, I'm sure that there are a lot of reasons for the lack of paddlers at the armadas. Here are, off the cuff, the biggest 3 I can think of. Distance - NC is a big state, 7+ hours from one end to the other. Relatively speaking, you are almost in Va. Whitewater experience - You have Weldon Falls in ...
by jscottl67
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I am so stoked!
Replies: 25
Views: 6580

We've done 5 or 6 trips to the Nanty this year, probably pulling off another either late October or early November. I'm a runner, but I'm the only one in our little group that has that affliction. You can e-mail me at jscottl67@yahoo.com if you like. I have a 2 y.o. daughter so I don't get out as mu...
by jscottl67
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I am so stoked!
Replies: 25
Views: 6580

Not a problem at all, definitely not an elitist when it comes to paddling. I'm on my first WW OC-1, though I've paddled a friends a few times as well. I paddled a 16' tandem for about 5 years, and I've carried it down the Haw many times before getting a pure WW boat. It's definitely an addiction. :l...