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by jscottl67
Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Bringing this back up to top...fate of Mad River Canoe Co.
Replies: 28
Views: 12234

Glad to see some of the old models coming back, and thankful that Esquif is pushing the envelope on new designs as well. I certainly hope that Twintex works out, and though I don't want one, I'm glad that some manufacturers are making plastic canoes. I think one of the facts that we seem to overlook...
by jscottl67
Tue May 23, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 19
Views: 13887

sdbrassfield wrote:I eventually wrapped it around a rock on frigid December day on the upper tar river (NC) so bad, it could not be removed. I left it in the river and walked out.
I think you need to post that whole story...that was a classic :)
by jscottl67
Tue May 23, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 19
Views: 13887

I started out paddling in the Boy Scouts, with tandem OCs. A few overnighters and a couple of 3 day trips had me hooked. Of course, my dad wouldn't buy me a boat, so I did without for a while. I would rent a canoe if there was an outfitter nearby, and did a few runs in rafts (about 8 trips between t...
by jscottl67
Mon May 22, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How many boats do you own? (kayaks dont count)
Replies: 44
Views: 33675

Dagger Cascade
Dagger Ocoee
16' Indian River (in bad shape)

Thinking of getting rid of the Cascade and getting an OC2 though.
by jscottl67
Mon May 08, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ocoee or Outrage as first WW OC-1?
Replies: 27
Views: 9323

Happy with Ocoee Decision

Happy to say that I am very pleased with the Ocoee purchase. Bags are in and I've been on the Haw and the Cape Fear so far. I'm not 100% dialed in on the boat yet, but getting very comfortable in it. I've played a little, enough to find those edges and get a feel for how they react, but not enough f...
by jscottl67
Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: As the father of a C-boater
Replies: 15
Views: 5242

It's just joking on my part. I've paddled with kayakers, and we all get along. A guy that paddles kayak (a rec. boat) gets swamped frequently on some of the rivers and we always bail him out (cockpit so big that the skirt implodes). Kayakers helped me out when I was looking up at fish in my Cascade....
by jscottl67
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: As the father of a C-boater
Replies: 15
Views: 5242

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree :) About a year ago, some friends and I were paddling and one of the guys was talking about paddling a 'yak the other day for the first time. We accused him of turning into one of those butt boaters, and he vehemently denied that he was thinking of giving up ...
by jscottl67
Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC Bilge Pumps...info wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Use the search function near the top of the page. There are several good posts on the subject already. A couple of high end ($) systems are mentioned in some posts, as well as the more common do it yourself approach and the components you may want to use.

Jeff
by jscottl67
Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ocoee or Outrage as first WW OC-1?
Replies: 27
Views: 9323

I paddled both of the Ocoees and was surprised at the vast difference in the feel between the two. I paddled the pinched, but uncut boat first and it felt a little jittery but manageable after a few minutes. I was thinking...nope, bad idea. After about 5 or 10 minutes, I decided to try the other boa...
by jscottl67
Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Seeking advice on shipping canoes
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

I'm not sure if you won on the boat on e-bay or not, but taking a wild guess that with you knowing the shipping costs, you backed off on that boat. It was a nice boat, but $840 for an Ovation, $250+ to ship it, and a few hundred more to add bags and the rest of the outfitting?? At that price, I woul...
by jscottl67
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat trim....
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

I prefer neutral or very lightly biased to the stern.

Main thing is that the part of me closest to the sky looks likes :) and not like (_|_).


Jeff :P
by jscottl67
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ocoee or Outrage as first WW OC-1?
Replies: 27
Views: 9323

Thanks for the input Tiggy. I generally don't lean way out of the boat to catch water, but there have been times that I've ended up extended over the water a bit (on purpose) to make a move. It's mainly when I plant a duffolk for a fast turn out of current into a smaller eddy that I'll do that, or i...
by jscottl67
Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ocoee or Outrage as first WW OC-1?
Replies: 27
Views: 9323

Thanks for the offer Phil. That was a fun trip, we went up about a month ago on the nanty and I got a nice view of the fish on Patton's. I was trying out that Cascade after putting in new outfitting that week...hadn't even put it in the water at that point. The saddle was way too high and the trim w...
by jscottl67
Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ocoee or Outrage as first WW OC-1?
Replies: 27
Views: 9323

Mike, I was chasing it the whole time, so don't be too impressed. I had been in the boat 5 minutes, and it was the first time I had been there. I was there with 3 friends who had been there before, and one was just sitting there in that huge eddy to the right (river left) of the hole doing nothing i...
by jscottl67
Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Very Nice Dagger Ovation on e-bay (Sold now)
Replies: 0
Views: 711

Very Nice Dagger Ovation on e-bay (Sold now)

Not my boat, never seen it other than on the site, but very nice. Wood gunnels, un-outfitted, reportedly never in the water, just a few scuffs from storage. I've told a few friends about it, but figured someone here might jump on it. http://cgi.ebay.com/Dagger-Ovation-Whitewater-Canoe-Kayak-Raft-Whi...