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It's all in the outfit

Post by rockyboater » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:44 am

Few people were asking to see some pictures of the outfitting in a couple of my boats. So I figured at start a new topic. So post pictures of your boats outfitting. Help give others ideas for the next project and give feed back on what you see.

Just finished my Jackson today. The idea is no straps, with foot pegs. Won't repeat myself from my last thread so, here's the link. Also included photos of my other 3 boats.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58344240@N ... 730896711/

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Post by Smurfwarrior » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:51 am

Looks good-
here are some of mine

L'Edge
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L'Edge
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L'Edge ankle foam
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L'Edge ankle foam
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Blackfly pump
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Post by rockyboater » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:02 am

That L'Edge looks sick! You have like $300 worth of foam in that thing!

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Post by Smurfwarrior » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:03 am

Blackfly
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Ocoee
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Orbit Fish C-1 with Dagger saddle
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Post by Smurfwarrior » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:06 am

Rockyboater- yeah its warm (enough) and very comfy.

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Post by Mr.DeadLegs » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:14 am

How much of a difference do hip blocks make when rolling?
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Post by rockyboater » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:24 am

Smurfwarrior wrote:Rockyboater- yeah its warm (enough) and very comfy.
I bet it is! That's one thing I love in the Taureau. The bulk head keeps you so warm. Love the Koho thwart too, very classy :D

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Post by Smurfwarrior » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:34 am

I think the hip pads help transmit the hip snap to the boat. It was a bit hard for me to get used to at first but I'm glad I put the saddle time in to realize the benefits they give- lots more boat control.

Hockey stick thwarts rock. :)

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Post by Lappie » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:21 am

Smurff, nice work on the outfitting, look like you like to be tight in your boats... I dont see lap belt very often in oc boat, are they common down where you are? Is that a Bulldog in the back ground of one of the pics?

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Post by Smurfwarrior » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:26 am

Yup, I like the boat to fit well, and I like to tinker so... :)

As for the lap belt, it works well in the Blackfly but will eventually upgrade it to a copy of what I put in the L'Edge as that boat fits me the best.

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Post by Smurfwarrior » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:02 am

Lappie- yeah thats a Bulldog. I replied to your pm.

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Tinkered out

Post by Einar » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:18 am

Excellent tinkering; I think I've got to up my game.
With that much investment in minicell what do You using to glue the pieces together and what do You use to bond it to the hull?

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Post by rockyboater » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:03 am

I use Barge adhesive. It's a really strong glue designed to glue foot soles together on shoes. Never had a problem with it. :)

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Post by Smurfwarrior » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:15 pm

Adhesive- weldwood contact cement in red can and I use the gel formula. Available at Lowes and Home Depot which makes it easy to get. Around $12 for a pint.

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Post by mrswimsalot » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:50 pm

i bought some harmany knee pads that im going to put in a rec canoe (MR teton) I paddle it solo, seated in the front, turned backward. My question is on the position of the pads, I have some ideas but I would be interested on what the og`s have to say bout that.

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