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by Kelly-Rand
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

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: 1000

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: 1000

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: 1642

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: 1642

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: 1685

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: 1642

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: 1247

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: 1522

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: 1522

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.
by Kelly-Rand
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 20/20 At Zoar Gap On The Deerfield
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

20/20 At Zoar Gap On The Deerfield

Last weekend friends paddled the Deerfield river and produced this short video of us running Zoar Gap at the end. The video features two Millbrook boats first the Red/Black themed Shacho and then the Gray 20/20. At the end is myself in a blue and white Storm Chaser. https://vimeo.com/274292801" oncl...
by Kelly-Rand
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Air Bags
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: New Air Bags

Thanks for all the input. One bag is in and I'm working on the lacing cage for the second. New question or observation. I've only had one other open canoe that I sold ten years ago and stopped paddling almost 17 years ago about the time of the first Hudson Armada. I've paddled decked boats exclusive...
by Kelly-Rand
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Air Bags
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: New Air Bags

Thanks for reply.

Do you have a picture of a ball inflater or can you describe it in more detail? Or are you talking about the little needle that you use to inflate footballs etc...?
by Kelly-Rand
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Air Bags
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

New Air Bags

I ordered and received two new nylon bags from Mohawk Canoes and haven't put them in the canoe yet but I note that there is no tube and roberts valve just a fast fill port for an electric pump. So how do I adjust the air pressure when I'm on a multi day trip or even between cloud and sunshine? Is th...
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 to OC1 or not
Replies: 11
Views: 7086

Re: C1 to OC1 or not

Paul, I have raised the saddle, and that has helped but I can see there is a limit of diminishing returns. The higher you raise the saddle the less likely your thigh straps will hold you in the boat longer than one or two roll attempts. I think there is a video of me rolling your Viper at the play w...