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by TommyC1
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser
Replies: 15
Views: 6691

Kelly-Rand's Storm Chaser

Just a couple of pics from last Sunday on the Winnipesauki in Franklin NH. It's a good looking boat.
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by TommyC1
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: new white water canoe outrigger system
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: new white water canoe outrigger system

Crackin' me up Harry.
A hallo-ween costume for ya boat!
Too much fun :lol:
by TommyC1
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Canoe instruction... why do so few of us pay for it?
Replies: 81
Views: 23490

Re: Canoe instruction... why do so few of us pay for it?

Tommy McGnarlz, I don't think I could offend you no matter how hard I tried. :roll: :D Shep Shep you'd have to work pretty hard to offend me. :lol: 20 years back when I started canoeing I was fortunate in that the Boston AMC had a good OC program with lot's of decent paddlers contributing as well a...
by TommyC1
Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Canoe instruction... why do so few of us pay for it?
Replies: 81
Views: 23490

Re: Canoe instruction... why do so few of us pay for it?

WRT to all of the others, I think, in canoeing we miss the critical difference between classes and coaching. The ski industry has gotten this right, I think. Rank beginners need classes in order to see what the basic skills are and how they are applied. This would be equivalent to the first ~2 days...
by TommyC1
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Probe 12i/13 vs Outrage x
Replies: 6
Views: 2692

Re: Probe 12i/13 vs Outrage x

Either would be a good first solo whitewater canoe.
Given the choice I'd go with the Outrage because it's equally maneuverable and quicker.
by TommyC1
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Outrage vs OutrageX?
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Re: Outrage vs OutrageX?

IMO 250 lbs is to big for a 12' Outrage. I go 200 and feel a little big for mine.
IMO the 13' X feels just like my 12' Outrage but carries my weight better.
IMO the Rampage is a refrigerator box. The Outrage X is a longer Outrage.
YMMV
by TommyC1
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pumps
Replies: 121
Views: 23414

Re: Pumps

i think your all electrically challenged. :( Yep, that's me. Tommy the electrically challenged Electrician. Installing and maintaining a pump in my boat is too much like work. Nope don't want to. Besides the guy's I learned from always taught me to look for the dry line. It's elusive, that dry line...
by TommyC1
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 6350

Re: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?

I pole a Milbrook Souhegan. When I say I pole I mean that I scrape it over more rocks than there ought to be in a river. Except for the time I pinned it, (poor judgement and faulty flotation!) it has held up fine. The pin resulted in a few small tears which I patched with some 4 oz S glass. The patc...
by TommyC1
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: kneeling thwarts
Replies: 22
Views: 7358

Re: kneeling thwarts

I got pinned in my river tripping boat, a Swift Osprey. That had a bench seat, 9" off the bottom and thigh straps. The hull was pinned on its side, bow upstream. It did not deform or press on my legs. The current on my chest forced me to lean back so that I could not extract my calves from under the...
by TommyC1
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: dagger ovation
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Re: dagger ovation

Of the hulls you listed, the Ovation is most like an Outrage. 1' shorter, a little bit slower. Similar handling. If you pack like a backpacker you might be able to camp out of it.
by TommyC1
Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Canoes, Girls, Whiskey
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Canoes, Girls, Whiskey

Until proven otherwise we take it on faith.

A very nice picture!
by TommyC1
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Lower Back Pain and Cross Forward Strokes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Lower Back Pain and Cross Forward Strokes?

"What a drag it is growing old." It's been two weeks since I'v paddled. Grumble. We did two runs on the Natchaug at Diana's Pool. The first I felt fine. But I guess I must have done something throwing the boats in Craigs van to head back up. Half way down the second run my lower back was sore. Cross...
by TommyC1
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: AC/DC
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Image

Looks to me like a nice Prospectorish tandem. It certainly has higher shearline in the bow.
by TommyC1
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mitchell Paddles - Is Wood Good?
Replies: 34
Views: 4985

Wood is; warmer,flexes nicely, can be repaired and is nice looking. Just don't use it for poling:) I've had mine for 12 yrs and had the edging done over twice. Next time it is in for service I'll probably have the blade covered with carbon, cause I'm doing more creaking now. I pole with my Mitchell...