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Post by Craig Smerda » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:46 pm

Just curious what type of boat most of the forum users paddle the most... this is just for fun.
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Post by Mr.DeadLegs » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:53 pm

Either a Viper 12 or Whitesell Whirlwind
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Post by cadster » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:40 pm

Not an appropriate question as far as what I do.

I boated in an OC2, OC1, K-to-C1, and a kayak this year. The river and flow determines what I prefer to paddle.

OC1 has been the most fun over my paddling career, I've spent the most paddle days in a C1, but OC2ing was the biggest challenge and the most rewarding this year. Kayaking is what I choose to do if I’m pushing my abilities on unfamiliar water.

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Post by kaz » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:45 pm

I typically paddle one of those strange, fragile, lightweight, long little boats from Millbrook Boats. I realize it limits what rivers I can paddle without destroying my boat but I'm OK with that. Believe it or not, I really like paddling class 2 and 3 water, even flatwater. I just love water, any river, any creek, any lake.


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Post by TheKrikkitWars » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:50 pm

I paddle my converted kayaks the most, if I can afford a pump next year that might change to my Prelude... Or even a Slalom C1, as I'm planning to leave one at work for something different to do between sessions.
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Post by sbroam » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:08 pm

I started paddling whitewater properly in '92 -

'92-'97 or so I was primarily OC-1 (ME, Viper 12)
'98-'99 primarily "proper" C-1s (Slasher, Cascade)
'00 -'05 primarily converted kayaks (Whiplash, Ultra-Clean, Score)
'06-'09 I started back on an OC-1 kick (Zephyr, SF) and have been paddling more with the kids in OC-2 (back in an ME)

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Post by philinasheville » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:23 pm

Spanish Fly or Outrage

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Post by bobthepainter » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:31 pm

without the rain water i paddle a Bell Wildfire , but when it rains it's the Dagger Ocoee , or the Mohawk Maxim

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Post by dixie_boater » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:32 pm

Encore or Caption

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Post by oopsiflipped » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:43 pm

what, no c2ers? i saw a hydra (?) out on the pig this year. i was jealous. my girlfriend started threatening to break up with me if i tried to get her in one, but still hoping for the OC-2 oneday.


Post by Louie » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:32 pm

I got a Hydra C2 you can use.

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Post by ezwater » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:39 pm

:( Kaz stole my response. Besides my Millbrook, I sometimes still take out my MR Synergy. If my knees get a little better, I might try one of my c-1s next summer. Haven't paddled any of my kayaks in a couple of years.

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Post by cadster » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:05 pm

What are the dimensions of the Hydra Duet?

My memory of that boat is it's much less responsive than a 14' OC2.

The most remarkable thing about the Duet was how little flotation the bow paddler had. I can remember seeing my partner's body disappearing in waves ahead of me.


Post by Louie » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:09 pm

Mine isn't a Duet it was the one before that or if it is one it has no sticker on it that says anything but Hydra , I am pretty sure it was a C2 they came out before the Duet.

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Post by cadster » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:48 pm

A previous post had the Duet at 15'9" long and 32" wide.

That's longer than I would have thought, but confirms my memory.

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