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by driftwood
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Has any one converted an LL Flying Squirrel 95
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

Re: Has any one converted an LL Flying Squirrel 95

Hit up jeff edmonds (jededmon on this site) he did an exceptional job with one.

My guess is you already know him, or know of him. You work for OB? just guessing by your username and location. If so then you will have lots in common with Jefe.

John
by driftwood
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: General Canoeing Technique Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 10134

Re: General Canoeing Technique Advice

Paddle more. the canoeing learning curve is slower than that of kayaking (or sking, rock climbing, etc.) Most white water boaters I have trained took at least 3 years before they looked good in a c-boat. Don't let the slowness of it get you down though. remember the best paddler is the one having th...
by driftwood
Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Paddle alone?
Replies: 15
Views: 5558

Re: Paddle alone?

I have paddled class 4 alone. So I won't tell you not to do it. It is a different experience. I have also had a near drowning incidents where my butt was saved by a friend, Had my tail brought down off a multi pitch climb with a dislocated shoulder (again by a skilled friend). In addition I have had...
by driftwood
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Detonator in heavy water - what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 22
Views: 7343

Re: Detonator in heavy water - what am I doing wrong?

I used to paddle a detonator. yep. agressive is important. but also understanding the rails, you know that distinct low spot in the middle of the boat? the rails andgle towards the bow and stern from that point creating essentially 4 distinct edges that can be engaged on any one move (onside bow and...
by driftwood
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boofing: lean back, forward, or neutral after hip-thrust?
Replies: 9
Views: 4531

Re: Boofing: lean back, forward, or neutral after hip-thrust

Dito to what was said about it not being a lean so much as lifting with the knees.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK2-1mmMGOI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

this guy mentions leaning back but its really just a by product of the stroke being behind you.

J. Wood
by driftwood
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: recycled boats?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Re: recycled boats?!

Liquid logic used to except boats to recycle and they may still. Some recycling centers will take them (I had to cut mine into small pieces {and yes with 15 welds it was to brittle to keep paddling}) and as far as I am concerned recycled PE is recycled PE, doesn't really mater if boats are made into...
by driftwood
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Esquif Spanish Fly
Replies: 4
Views: 2032

Re: Esquif Spanish Fly

here are some pics
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by driftwood
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Esquif Spanish Fly
Replies: 4
Views: 2032

Esquif Spanish Fly

Sold Sorry
by driftwood
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Radical new boat material (the Grumman thread)
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: Radical new boat material (the Grumman thread)

first off you would never be able to make a decent hull, more importantly they only last forever on flat water. They are riveted together and the rivets pop pretty easy when the boat flexes. I have spent a lot of time fixing those POS boats I cant believe I am bothering to answer this, I hope this i...
by driftwood
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Union Suit
Replies: 8
Views: 3431

Re: Union Suit

I saw one a target with dinosaurs on it!

really though Jeff these might work for you: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2577/407 ... 81efd8.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by driftwood
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Nomad 8.5
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: Dagger Nomad 8.5

sorry, I don't know what the skirt cost, got it for free. I have called the snapdragon folks about other products and they are friendly.
by driftwood
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Nomad 8.5
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: Dagger Nomad 8.5

First off I got an 8.5 this year and it is by far the best c1 I have ever paddled (that includes the Remix and Burn both of which I owned for years) My snap dragon skirt fits great but it is a C1 skirt. So cockpit size is not a problem but I would recommend a skirt with a tunnel that is moved forward.
by driftwood
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Cross Bow Boof
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Cross Bow Boof

I have been working on making this instinctual as well and here are some things that helped me. here are some things to practice first off use the cross boof to boof from peaks of waves and over holes that are insignificant, and pf any small ledges you can find secondly remember that comfort on the ...
by driftwood
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Looking for OC-1 near Chico, CA
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Looking for OC-1 near Chico, CA

going boating tomarrow- nice, that boat needs some exercise. I think what you need is about a gallon of g-flex and a resporator. last I saw it still had a good 3 years in it at current rates of usage assuming you are willing to paddle boats in the same state of disrepair that I am. Of course it may ...
by driftwood
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Looking for OC-1 near Chico, CA
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Looking for OC-1 near Chico, CA

Ha.

Good luck sucker. Thats what you get for leaving the South East.

Oh and enjoy your 2 months of snow melt, Just come crawling home if you miss the rain, all nine months of it (oh yeah and the dam releases in the other 3 too).

John