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Prijon Delirious

Post by Pierre LaPaddelle » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:25 pm

Came upon a used Prijon Delirious for sale recently.

Looks like an old-school slicy playboat, with all the volume amidships, but the specs indicate the width (27") may provide some extra stability.

Would be grateful to hear if anyone has ever tried a Delirious conversion -- how's she paddle? Is the Prijon plastic really superior, as others have noted?

Thanks! :P
Rick
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Post by MrTgrips » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:38 pm

DO IT!
I'm 5'11" x 170# and it handles fine. Fun boat, super tough plastic.
It's everything you've heard it is.
You will have to carve down the black plastic cockpit ring where the knee hooks are. It is removable, just drill a couple rivets out.
There's a couple photos in here of some great c-1 outfitting and one of my orange Delerious:

http://www.cboats.net/cforum/viewtopic. ... ious#45353

Mick :)

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Post by Pierre LaPaddelle » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:20 pm

Thanks, Mick!

PM on the way. . .

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Post by fez » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:25 pm

I love my Delirious.
slicey, undestroyable, fun.
imagine

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Post by Pierre LaPaddelle » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:10 pm

Thanks, Fez! :D
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Post by Mikey B » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:55 pm

I miss mine! It was a fun boat. I removed the black cockpit coaming and shaved a bit of the rim to fit in mine properly. Tough plastic!!!
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Post by the great gonzo » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:50 am

I had one. It was a fun boat, but at ~180-190 lbs I was a bit above the ideal weight range for it.
But then I got to try A Sith. It did everything the Delirious did and then some. Never looked back...

TGG!
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Post by Pierre LaPaddelle » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:08 am

Thanks, Mikey!

TGG -- PM on the way! :wink:

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Post by Alden » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:57 pm

The plastic really is great. I've been paddling a Prijon Release playboat for years and it's bomber.

I never paddled a Delirious, but that was supposedly an awesome C-1 conversion.

I'd say go for it!

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Post by Pierre LaPaddelle » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:54 pm

Thanks, Alden! :)
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