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by Kelly-Rand
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: CBoat Ride Board
Topic: North Carolina To Massachusetts
Replies: 0
Views: 6

North Carolina To Massachusetts

10 foot 30 # C1 needs a ride from Chapel Hill NC to Boston MA.
Alternate destinations could be Rockville MD or McHenry MD

PM me on the board and I will get back to you.

Jim Kelly-Rand
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 64

ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

Last weekend I caught the last of the slalom championship heats in Spain. The events I saw were the semi finals for men's C1 and K1, and the women's C1 and men's K1 finals. I thought the course was very challenging but not exciting. The downstream gates were more entertaining to me than the more cha...
by Kelly-Rand
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Boating
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Long Boating

Roy, My first time on the Dead in 2000 I was guided by someone paddling long boat through Poplar running the left side line. I've thought of bringing a booster block on the Dead but the problem is I can't remember which rapids would be suitable or there order to drop down to the stable seat height. ...
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: C1 and C2 for sale - Update
Replies: 9
Views: 2030

Re: C1 and C2 for sale - Update

Very nice description of C2 performance characteristics. I wish I had room and could justify another boat like the Storm Giant. I think any of the C2's discussed here would be fun and much different from your OC experience. The River Elf will be the most satisfying because if it is anything like the...
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Boating
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Long Boating

This past August I tried something different on one of my favorite rivers to prolong my river enjoyment, which was to take my 16' tandem down instead of a C1. The Dead river in Maine is a 15 mile run that has always challenged my kneeling stamina and this year I decided I wanted to be able to smile ...
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

Well continuing on my monologue here I recently picked up a new boat that is completely out of my paddling experience, a play boat C1. It is the Wheelboy recently listed here. I have no idea whether it will become a regular in my boat rotation. I do know that it is easy to roll and surprisingly stab...
by Kelly-Rand
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

Nice tale David, I hope that it continues to evolve. I was 48 when I switched from OC to C1 and my first boat was a Gyromax. It took me two years to get comfortable and have a roll, and then I was not satisfied with the G-max any more. It was fine as a down river runner but cross current moves and c...
by Kelly-Rand
Tue May 14, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

C1 & C2 Boating

I'm interested in hearing about C-boaters experience with a new decked boat of theirs. I've been paddling C-boats since about 2000, starting with a Gyromax and quickly graduating to an Atom and Frachella Viper, which are still used by me. I have now since 2015 a River Elf Storm Chaser that I have be...
by Kelly-Rand
Fri May 03, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Spring 2019 Armada
Replies: 14
Views: 1789

Re: Spring 2019 Armada

Adam, Glad to hear you had good level on the NB. A lot of natural flow rivers were up in the area so that contributed to the low turn out. In brief conversations with other boaters in the NE I get a sense that there has been a noticeable drop off in numbers. Among the people I canoe with that seems ...
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Spring 2019 Armada
Replies: 14
Views: 1789

Re: Spring 2019 Armada

Looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend to enjoy. My most memorable armadas was the year when there were heavy rainstorms that brought the river up higher than normal release levels and we put in in pea soup fog that limited visibility to maybe 100 yards. It was so surreal, sounds seemed mu...
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

Re: River Elf Storm Giant

Looks real nice. Can't wait to hear how it paddles.
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Spring 2019 Armada
Replies: 14
Views: 1789

Re: Spring 2019 Armada

Adam,

Currently I'm scheduled to join a group canoe camping in Smoke Hole Canyon that weekend. If the water is too low there then I may join you at the North Branch.
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Winni River Days 6/24/2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1277

Winni River Days 6/24/2018

I showed up at the river after I saw the gauge rising to be pleasantly surprised to be at a well organised event with free / donation accepted shuttle for this short but sweet run. https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/3057/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; You can...
by Kelly-Rand
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 20/20 At Zoar Gap On The Deerfield
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Re: 20/20 At Zoar Gap On The Deerfield

Mikey, It surfs just about anything you park it on, big or little. It's quick to go to where you point it but it has a top speed that makes it less enjoyable on rivers that have long pools between rapids. I like it on the loop at the Lower Yough but I wouldn't take it to Bruners. For a C1 with no ed...
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 20/20 At Zoar Gap On The Deerfield
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Re: 20/20 At Zoar Gap On The Deerfield

The posted level was 800 CFS. I would say that it was probably correct.

This past weekend the posted level was 900, but calculating the downstream inflows before the guage led us to believe the actual was nearer 1000 CFS. The holes were much wider.