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by Cotyj11
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Esquif Nitro
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Esquif Nitro

Sent you a pm, I'm very excited at the idea of owning this boat!
by chuckneese
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Esquif Nitro
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Esquif Nitro

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Esquif Nitro for sale in good condition, air bags and Perception saddle. Located in Birmingham, AL. Price negotiable
by sreutebu
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 1st Run in my Bell Outraged OC-1
Replies: 10
Views: 1851

Re: 1st Run in my Bell Outraged OC-1

... I had it out for it's maiden run down a very nice II+ III run at high water yesterday and only needed to bail once while the other OC-1 boats (Nitro and Ocoee, although they were tending to hit holes a lot more than me) were bailing every rapid. I know at some point, I'll probably poke a hole ...
by Coz Teplitz
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat demos in the SE
Replies: 18
Views: 2903

Boat demos in the SE

... paddling, connecting with old friends, and enjoying an unstructured week. She is also trying to find a boat she likes more than what we've got (Nitro and Ion). She's on the smaller side, so the boat can't be too big, and she wants something a little faster than the Ion. We were thinking maybe ...
by jakke
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Detonator compared to Viper 11?
Replies: 11
Views: 1743

Re: Detonator compared to Viper 11?

... not slalom-ish oriented, whatever it might be - straight down, big wet lines, drop-n-pool, no pun intended here nor judgement, then a Detonator (Nitro?), L'Edge, Option are options. But anyhow, the harder whitewater you paddle, the more skills you have to put together. So you'll probably end ...
by Creeker
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nitro Repair, opinions please
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Nitro Repair, opinions please

... you are easy on canoes anything you do to the chine to prevent wide open tearing of the crack will be enough to get a good solid year out of your Nitro (even for a bit of an abuser).... a little glass and or just gorilla tape will go a long way. The abs is UV sensitive so cover that abs up with ...
by ezwater
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nitro Repair, opinions please
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Nitro Repair, opinions please

You will get a stronger patch if you resin all layers at the same time. If you have to let each layer harden so you can feather the edge, then you have to remove amine blush, sand a bit, and finally you're expecting resin to bond to a "cold" resin surface. If you're dealing with a "divot" so deep th...
by pblanc
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nitro Repair, opinions please
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Nitro Repair, opinions please

There are other experienced boat builders who suggest doing the same. Technical manuals on composite repair from Placid Boatworks and Bell have the smallest going on first and I have seen videos on composite repair on youtube and elsewhere that suggest the same. I have done it both ways and found no...
by awells
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nitro Repair, opinions please
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Nitro Repair, opinions please

So I just ordered the goods from Sweetcomposits and the person I spoke with told me to start with the smallest patch on the inside and work my way out getting bigger each time. This is opposite of what yall are saying....yeah? While they seemed very knowledgeable about the materials, they didn't see...
by Creeker
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nitro Repair, opinions please
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Nitro Repair, opinions please

this reply is balanced with do whatever you need to do to paddle this year, but I would look at this nitro in two ways. How long do you need to get out of it and How long till you have about $1000 to buy a good used canoe or even new. When I rebuilt Tommy's Creek and Destroy ...
by ezwater
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nitro Repair, opinions please
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Nitro Repair, opinions please

The reason for concentric patching is to avoid a sudden change in hull stiffness, which would result if you piled three patches of the same size on one another. The reason for patching from largest layer to smallest is that the transition zones are out on the surface, where you can carefully hand sa...
by awells
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nitro Repair, opinions please
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Nitro Repair, opinions please UPDATED: Now with Photos!!

... of the same size? - Is the 6oz/ Yard S 'glass to heavy? would 4oz/yard suffice? I'm willing to sacrifice a few more pounds for some peace of mind. Nitro doesn't win any awards for speed to begin with and I'm a pretty strong guy so I feel OK about the added weight. Additionally: I think at least ...
by ezwater
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nitro Repair, opinions please
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Nitro Repair, opinions please

pblanc, the inside problem with Kevlar patching of chines is more likely to be seen with Ocoee style boats. It isn't just delamination, I saw a Millbrook Defiant where pinching of chines caused by thumps to the center of the bow had actually caused Kevlar tearing. That's an unusual situation where p...
by Mr.DeadLegs
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nitro Repair, opinions please
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Nitro Repair, opinions please

BUY A NEW BOAT !!!!!!! You will constantly be repairing some ragged out ZOMBIE BOAT that will get increasingly heavier. The time spent and materials bought make repairs on a boat like this silly. The Open Boat community, seems to take great pride in keeping worn out pieces of junk on the water, this...
by pblanc
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nitro Repair, opinions please
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Nitro Repair, opinions please

I like doing the bulk of the repair on the hull's interior, especially when one is trying to restore rigidity, because one can use multiple lamina if necessary without the need for extensive fairing and without disturbing the contour of the hull's exterior. I have found that it is not always easy to...