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by Riverken
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Baby Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 9840

Baby Falls

I've done quite well running Baby Falls until I get to the water at the bottom. There is always room for improvement.

When running Baby Falls (in an Option, if that is relevant) is it better to lean back, forward or just sit up straight?
by Riverken
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

Costa Rica

Here are some GoPro videos of the Class 2-3 runs in Costa Rica. I understand that some people ran the harder section of the Paquare the following week. I hope they took some video of that and will post it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFYuOn7EpYM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http...
by Riverken
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Wanted: a lightweight, waterproof pump battery
Replies: 10
Views: 3922

Re: Wanted: a lightweight, waterproof pump battery

If weight is that much of an issue you might consider buying a small SLA battery (or two, since they are cheap) and just recharging it each time you use it. A 1.3 AH battery weighs about 1.3 pounds and ought to run a 1200 GPH pump for about 20 minutes. That should be enough for most days on the rive...
by Riverken
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esprit Costa Rica/Mexico...Have you been?
Replies: 24
Views: 4195

Re: Esprit Costa Rica/Mexico...Have you been?

What activities do you have for non paddlers (who are also non horse riders)?
by Riverken
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pump Adhesives
Replies: 15
Views: 2054

Re: Pump Adhesives

I've had good results with Weldwood Red Can. It has held the pump in place through some hard usage, and I've had it there for a year. I tried all sorts of arrangements using D rings, and this works as well or better. Preparation: Air temp should be at least 65 F. Sand both surfaces until slightly ro...
by Riverken
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Saddle Removal
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Saddle Removal

I've finally destroyed the hull on my Paradigm (the way I paddle, it had to happen eventually). I'd like to turn it into an organ donor, so to speak, and take out all the outfitting. What's the best way of getting the saddle unstuck without damaging it? Thanks.
by Riverken
Mon May 13, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Novacraft Ocoee
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Novacraft Ocoee

Anybody tried this yet? Also, I wonder how much it will cost.
by Riverken
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Substitutes for vinyl glue
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

Re: Substitutes for vinyl glue

"Red Can" is just the thing for anything that is not going to bear strain (such as knee pads) and generally will do the job even for thigh strap anchors, provided that you follow the instructions and do it on a warm enough day (at least 65 F, but 70 F is even better, and so forth). Sand and clean bo...
by Riverken
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Intro to blowmolding
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Intro to blowmolding

How do it work?
by Riverken
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: 3 Boat Surf - Rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 3216

Re: 3 Boat Surf - Rescue

Ha. Terrific.

If you're in the area, this is one river to go out of your way for. It is a really scenic class 2/3 run at lower levels, with next to no development on either bank for almost the whole run. We had a beautiful day out there.
by Riverken
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Taureau for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Re: Taureau for Sale

Sold.
by Riverken
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Creekin'
Replies: 4
Views: 2359

Re: Creekin'

Wow! In my top five for the best creekin' video out there.
by Riverken
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Taureau for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Taureau for Sale

Boston, MA area. This Taureau is in very good condition and is factory adapted to take a spray skirt, although it can be paddled with or without one.

$500 firm including skirt. PM me if interested.

Sorry, I don't have room on my car to haul it down to ALF.
by Riverken
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ALF (Class II - III)
Replies: 28
Views: 7028

Re: ALF (Class II - III)

I'll be at Shoneys Saturday morning looking for some Cl 3. I have an Option with a shark face on it.

Ken

Ps The middle Tellico beginning at Turkey Creek is a superb Cl 3 run. But there are plenty of others.
by Riverken
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Bell Prodigy?
Replies: 13
Views: 6878

Re: Bell Prodigy?

I paddled one for a few years until I wore it out, even though I'm a 180 lb male. Most of the time, I liked it. I did recommend it to women students in WW school because it was light and fast. One little bitty thing who didn't even weigh 100 pounds used it, and she didn't like it much because it was...