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by Riverken
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: March 9 before official ALF
Replies: 2
Views: 478

March 9 before official ALF

Hi All I'll be arriving in Lenoir City in time to boat on Saturday March 9. I'd like to run a class 3 warm up that day, so if you'll be around please get in touch. Also, last year I was able to catch the Tohicken on my way home the following weekend. Can anyone tell me whether there is going to be a...
by Riverken
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Break down canoe paddle
Replies: 33
Views: 7501

Re: Break down canoe paddle

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Scroll down and you will find the breakdown paddles.
by Riverken
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Just Starting out? Check here!
Topic: what is the best Boat for a 4'8" , 100# beginner ?
Replies: 13
Views: 8605

Re: what is the best Boat for a 4'8" , 100# beginner ?

Take a look at the Millbrook Boats web site. His boats are light and some are fairly narrow. And they are great boats, too.
by Riverken
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ALF/Pre-ALF Workshops
Replies: 25
Views: 5076

Re: ALF/Pre-ALF Workshops

This appears to be yet another instance in which commentary on the Internet is creating a false impression of the real thing. Last year was my first ALF and I am really looking forward to going back. Whatever may have appeared on FB or elsewhere I can personally testify that the people were very nic...
by Riverken
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: List of Paddle Makers
Replies: 25
Views: 6995

List of Paddle Makers

Here are the single blade whitewater paddle makers I know about, in no particular order:

Werner

Mitchell

Fox

Aquabound

Echo

Core

Galasport

Jim Snyder

Sawyer

Zavarel

Norse

Can anyone add to this list?
by Riverken
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Dryway Dragon's Tooth
Replies: 1
Views: 1681

Dryway Dragon's Tooth

Not pretty, but at least I made it. I should have been paddling harder over to the right starting fairly high in the rapid.

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by Riverken
Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Ain't Redneck Fest
Replies: 1
Views: 1893

Ain't Redneck Fest

I saw any number of people with helmet cams. Where are the videos?
by Riverken
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ARF - Northeast Canoe Gathering (3 day event)
Replies: 40
Views: 6583

Re: ARF - Northeast Canoe Gathering (3 day event)

The comment about the police in the area is right on. They love giving tickets and tend to hang out on the road to the river, so beware.

I'll be there Friday morning at about ten with either yellow Ocoee or a green Paradigm (haven't decided yet).

Ken
by Riverken
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ARF - Northeast Canoe Gathering (3 day event)
Replies: 40
Views: 6583

Re: ARF - Northeast Canoe Gathering (3 day event)

Here's a heads-up for those of you who haven't been on the Dryway before. The water is colder than you might expect for this time of year (there is a reason for this, but I can't remember what it is, something to do with how it is stored above the Monroe Bridge Dam, I think). It's not freezing, and ...
by Riverken
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ARF - Northeast Canoe Gathering (3 day event)
Replies: 40
Views: 6583

Re: ARF - Northeast Canoe Gathering (3 day event)

Looking forward to it--will be at the Dryway put in around 10 am each day.

Ken
by Riverken
Sun May 13, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: New Boston
Replies: 2
Views: 2137

Re: New Boston

The Farmington at New Boston rarely runs during the summer, although I have been lucky enough to catch it in July. Spring and Fall rains will cause it to rise rapidly, and fall off almost as quickly. I'd guess it runs maybe 20 days a year. In October, the dam feeding Fall Creek (a tributary of the F...
by Riverken
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Can someone school me on WW canoes please
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

Re: Can someone school me on WW canoes please

Once when I was at MKC I saw these kid-sized OC-1 boats. But I can't remember what they were called. Splash, maybe?
by Riverken
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Cutting a Paddle Down
Replies: 12
Views: 4343

Re: Cutting a Paddle Down

I've cut down three or four, having finally accepted that all my paddles were too long (I am 70 in., and now use either a 54 or a 56 depending on the boat I'm in). Heating always got the grip off. Jim Michaud advised me to put the grip end in a plastic bag and put the bag in boiling water for a few ...
by Riverken
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: class 2+-3+ boater
Replies: 22
Views: 2889

Re: class 2+-3+ boater

I'm also at Day's Inn and will be ready to start boating Saturday morning. I hope to move up to class 4 during the week, but for the first few days, Class 3 or 3+ sounds great. I've not been to ALF before, so I need to meet and more-or-less tag along with folks who know where they are going and what...
by Riverken
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ALF Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

ALF Question

I'm thinking about going to ALF, but I want to fly in, which means I need to rent an open boat (I usually paddle an Option or an Ocoee, but I know I can't be choosy) locally for the week. Does anyone in the neighborhood rent boats (and hopefully paddles, PFD and helmet)?

Thanks for any info.