L'EDGE QUESTION/CONCERN..(edited for content to page 2)

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Post by Kelvin » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:58 pm

The Maxim is a long story.

Solito, no thank you! A friend of mine has one, she destroyed it in weekend on grade 3! No bad lines, no big impacts split it to the core in three places. Importer not interested, Evergreen not interested. Sorry that's been on my mind for a while, I recommended the boat!

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Post by Mr.DeadLegs » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:01 pm

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Post by markzak » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:16 pm

ADHESIVE!

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Post by Craig Smerda » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:17 pm

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Post by Sir Adam » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:20 pm

As much as the "museum" consists of rec. only C1's, I have to admit I want to own a Departure I or II some day.
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Post by ncdavid » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:32 pm

2opnboat1 wrote:MAXIM
Since we're talking about plastic boats, are you saying that Mohawk is finally making a PE Maxim? The Maxim just doesn't seem to belong in a conversation with the Spanish Fly, the L'edge, and the Prelude.

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Post by Craig Smerda » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:37 pm

Sir Adam wrote:As much as the "museum" consists of rec. only C1's, I have to admit I want to own a Departure I or II some day.
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The Maxim is finally going PE

Post by 2opnboat1 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:49 pm

If things work out (suppliers actually supplying) I will have pics up of the Pe Maxim this time next week
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Post by jscottl67 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:03 pm

I think the "perfect" boat is like the "perfect" woman. There may be one that is perfect for you, but probably not one that is perfect for everybody. Try as many as you can and if you can't find one that fits all of your needs, if you can afford it, keep several. :evil:


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Re: The Maxim is finally going PE

Post by ncdavid » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:19 pm

2opnboat1 wrote:If things work out (suppliers actually supplying) I will have pics up of the Pe Maxim this time next week
Any improvements being made to the hull? Bulkhead outfitting? I'm glad Mohawk is entering the PE world. Wish it was with a different boat, though.

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Post by 2opnboat1 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:28 pm

NC i am very happy that the Maxim is the boat we start with. I love the boat it is not for everyone I have found if you dont have the skills you hate it but if you are not in over your head you tend to like it not all boats are for everyone
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Post by ncdavid » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:56 pm

I have sufficient skill for the Maxim. And I still don't like it. I much prefer the Spanish Fly and the Prelude (I own both). Yes, not all boats are for everyone. How many people has Mohawk found for the Maxim? Have you sold a dozen yet? There is a very good reason that you can't sell Maxims and that no store can keep the L'edge in stock. I'd like to see Mohawk succeed in the PE market, but Esquif owns the market and a PE Maxim isn't going to change that.

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Post by kaz » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:59 pm

A bit harsh?

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Post by watrwzrd » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:01 pm

I still paddle the Departure and the Air on dam controlled water at 49degrees on the Smith River in Va so`s not to be bangin no rocks several times a summer tough but fun :evil: mostly paddle a Detonator,Skeeter,Taureau and love to paddle an old Phoenix glass C-wum Soon as I can manage I will get a L`edge . I personally like changing around to different boats makes some water harder and some easier . As for some of the other threads (Can`t we all just get along) BBBwahhhahahahahhhaaa

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Post by Todhunter » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:03 pm

Bah, just get both :D . My Maxim has taught me a lot about edges, hip control, and swimming :oops:

I think the L'Edge will be my go-to boat though, for durability and stability.

I hope to still take the Maxim out regularly on runs that I am familiar with.

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