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by Mike W.
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: WTB: Drakker Wheelboy
Replies: 11
Views: 6625

Re: WTB: Drakker Wheelboy

Nah, at 200lbs.it's a good boat. Surfs well, very stable and faster than I expected. Not edgy at all. It's a much better design than my Big EZ c-1.
by Mike W.
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Your Favorite Road Trip Vehicle
Replies: 14
Views: 7724

Re: Your Favorite Road Trip Vehicle

If you don't need ground clearance, mini-vans are great paddling/tripping vehicles. The roof rack is at a reasonable height too. My current favorite is my new to me GMC 2500 4x4 with a diesel engine. I have a camper shell, which gives locked storage & you could sleep back there. I have the extra-cab...
by Mike W.
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Removing skin from minicell
Replies: 8
Views: 3884

Re: Removing skin from minicell

I've used an electric carving knife. It's not a fun job. Now I buy foam without the skin.
by Mike W.
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Just Starting out? Check here!
Topic: Air bag Inflator
Replies: 5
Views: 6112

Re: Air bag Inflator

Pretty much anything that will inflate a tire will be less than ideal for air-bags. It's been several years since I used air-bags, but I seem to recall that my 4 D cell Coleman did a decent job. It's designed to inflate an air mattress. Belows type foot pumps were ok too.
by Mike W.
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Help...Racks too short
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

Re: Help...Racks too short

I put quick-n-easy brackets with a 2x4 on the camper shell and yakima racks on the cab. The one on the cab makes some wind noise when empty, but only takes a minute to remove. Get the long bars and gunnel brackets.
by Mike W.
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Two Zealot C1s (slalom) for Sale - Both Sold
Replies: 5
Views: 4964

Re: Two Zealot C1s (slalom) for Sale

Thank you for the info. I want to try this on an old, beat up Viper.
by Mike W.
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Two Zealot C1s (slalom) for Sale - Both Sold
Replies: 5
Views: 4964

Re: Two Zealot C1s (slalom) for Sale

I'm curious about the cockpit mod on the white one. Is it noticeably more comfortable? Does it stay as dry?
by Mike W.
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Fastest Coleman Canoe
Replies: 5
Views: 3352

Re: Fastest Coleman Canoe

Look for the least deformed hull. Lol
by Mike W.
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Center Rail Idea
Replies: 3
Views: 2872

Re: Center Rail Idea

If you're doing a bulkhead you don't need thigh straps. If you're not doing thigh straps you don't need a center rail. I use a bulkhead and a lap belt in my play boats. Depending on how tight you want to be, you can get away with just a bulkhead and no straps at all. If you go strapless, you'll want...
by Mike W.
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hanging C-1 question
Replies: 1
Views: 2052

Hanging C-1 question

I have a couple of 'glass C-1's that I want to store hanging from the ceiling in my garage. I already have my flatwater canoe hanging, so I have the pulleys & cleat figured out already. I'm wondering what y'all think is the best way to attach the boat. I have a roll of seatbelt material & was thinki...
by Mike W.
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Just Starting out? Check here!
Topic: C-1 Roll Help!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 4897

Re: C-1 Roll Help!!!

Square your shoulders to the bottom of the pool and get your grip hand deep before you start. This will give you a longer stroke. Put more force into it too. Your close and I think this will get you up.
by Mike W.
Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: I think it's a Batmax
Replies: 8
Views: 5980

Re: I think it's a Batmax

That's awesome! Glad it didn't sell!
by Mike W.
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Kokatat custom fitting?
Replies: 4
Views: 3091

Re: Kokatat custom fitting?

I had one custom cut several years ago. The shop I ordered through measured me. I don't know how the measurements compared to the standard. I'm under height for my weight (short & fat). The suit fit well and have me many years of good service.
by Mike W.
Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Conversion ?? for a Jackson Fun.
Replies: 7
Views: 4435

Re: Conversion ?? for a Jackson Fun.

Start w/ a piece of cardboard to make a template for your bulkhead. The main goals are to keep your knees spread & down. If you cut too much, just tape some more cardboard on. I like a force-fit bulkhead. This allows me to pull it out to access lunch. Make it a little too big, so when you shove it i...
by Mike W.
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Grab loop back up
Replies: 8
Views: 5055

Re: Grab loop back up

Glad he had someone looking out for him! Seems like some boat builder a while back riveted a strap to the rim. The lose end hung outside the rim and the skirt. You could pull that strap to pop the skirt. Some lessons stock with you. My guess is, he'll never tuck the loop inside again.