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by the great gonzo
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 conversion bulkhead questions
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: C1 conversion bulkhead questions

Mike W has a point, the high back rest is definitely needed, but it was in my experience not enough. The back rest in the Finkenmeister is a good 7 to 8 inches above the saddle and I still fell out of the boat before adding thigh straps. A strapless system may work in mainly low volume runs, but in ...
by the great gonzo
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 conversion bulkhead questions
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: C1 conversion bulkhead questions

My experience is that a bulkhead alone without footpegs doesn't work in a C1. When I first got my Robson finkenmeister it came from the factory with a bulkhead only setup without thigh straps. I tried everything , but no matter what I modified, it was either so tight that I would have had a really h...
by the great gonzo
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Shortening an H2O C1 Paddle
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Shortening an H2O C1 Paddle

I used H20 paddles in the mid to late 2000's, but have since moved on and got rid of the last one in around 2010, so my info is quite old.

TGG!
by the great gonzo
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Shortening an H2O C1 Paddle
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Shortening an H2O C1 Paddle

Not sure how relevant my info still is, but back in the day when I used H20 paddles they used hot glue to bond both the T-Grip and the blade to the paddle. If they still do, then all you need is a hair dryer or a hot air gun and some patience. If the T-Grip is really epoxied in now you could remove ...
by the great gonzo
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Esquif Zephyr for Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 6942

Re: Esquif Zephyr for Sale

Where are you located?

TGG!
by the great gonzo
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: foot pegs - or no pegs?
Replies: 17
Views: 8240

Re: foot pegs - or no pegs?

No foot pegs for me, can't stand them. Ripped them out of my OC1's, raised the back of the saddle until it is at the small of my back and use some high sitting thigh straps with quick release cam buckles, as I do in my C1's. More comfortable for me, more control and more secure fit, too. only drawba...
by the great gonzo
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat for Grand Canyon solo canoe
Replies: 14
Views: 12871

Re: Boat for Grand Canyon

Good to hear that you had a great trip, PaddlePower. Friendly Big Water it is, at least for me, but then again, I am used to run the Ottawa in the Spring. Someone who's more used to low volume creeking might see this differently. Hermit is the only rapid so far where I got a 14fter just about comple...
by the great gonzo
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: East Coast Scale?
Replies: 2
Views: 3305

Re: East Coast Scale?

My experience from when I was out west for 2 years is that there is not only a difference between East and West, but also on withing the same region. BC seems to rate the same difficulty between 1/2 and one grade lower than Washington. Also types of water seem to factor in. Up in Eastern Canada, whe...
by the great gonzo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat for Grand Canyon solo canoe
Replies: 14
Views: 12871

Re: Boat for Grand Canyon

As far as I know your options for rentals are, as Cheeks mentioned, really only down to either the Whitesell Piranha (14ft-er) with a Perception plastic saddle and Jim Michaud's Outrage. As far as I know both the boat at Ceiba as well as the one at Moenkopi are Whitesell Piranha's. I paddled Jim Mic...
by the great gonzo
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: T formex news?
Replies: 4
Views: 3315

Re: T formex news?

The first reviews sound promising: https://www.rapidmedia.com/canoeroots/c ... agazine%29" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

TGG!
by the great gonzo
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Ceemweaver and Riot Groove for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4274

Re: SOLD - Ceemweaver and Riot Groove for sale

Both boats are sold.

TGG!
by the great gonzo
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Ceemweaver and Riot Groove for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4274

Re: Ceemweaver and Riot Groove for sale

The Ceemweaver is sold!
by the great gonzo
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Ceemweaver and Riot Groove for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4274

Ceemweaver and Riot Groove for sale

These two boats do not get the water time they deserve any more and I am thinking of selling them to a loving home :-)! Plus I need to make some space for a raft (can't fit the little one in a squirt boat ;-) )Both are, as most of you know, rare, the Ceemweaver is the one and only and the Riot Groov...
by the great gonzo
Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Where and who?
Replies: 7
Views: 3524

Re: Where and who?

Keez got it right. It is Vincent Dupont It is the Coaticook Gorge in the Eastern Townships in Quebec. Features in the infamous canadian paddling video H2 HO. The video of the descent is still on youtube. Vince runs it first in a C1 and then at the end of the video in a WOOZ. TGG! https://www.youtube...
by the great gonzo
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ZET - Factory C1s in Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 8780

Re: ZET - Factory C1s in Canada

Sounds very interesting Mike! Any plan to have any Zet demo C-1's out in Ontario/Québec?

TGG!