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by Don Williams
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Perception Gyra Max
Replies: 13
Views: 16140

Re: Boat of the Week - Perception Gyra Max

The GyraMax was the first boat I owned; with it I had a creeker, river runner, and play boat all in one. :D Canoe and Kayak had a review that worried that it might be too "hot" for the beginning or average boater. While it sort of deserved its nicknames of "GyraPig" or "Oil Tanker" it was better tha...
by Don Williams
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dragonskin Substitute?
Replies: 7
Views: 3190

Re: Dragonskin Substitute?

Thanks for the suggestions and advice, the pool noodle technique sounds very useful. I would wrap the Dragonskin around the curved end of a "U" shaped piece of minicell and then tape it. I'll keep an out for Dragonskin in hardware stores, if I find any I'll stock up.

Thanks again,
Don
by Don Williams
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dragonskin Substitute?
Replies: 7
Views: 3190

Dragonskin Substitute?

I've always used Dragonskin for the final shaping of minicell, I tape it around a curved block of foam to make a good handle. Red Devil has stopped making it, what are people using now?

Thanks,
Don
by Don Williams
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Toe Blocks?
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

Re: Toe Blocks?

I use small blocks of minicell glued to the bottom or the boat (and side of the pillar) with contact cement, light and simple. I reach back with a marker while in the boat to get where my toes are and glue them in a little forward of that point, it is easy to trim slices off until you get the fit yo...
by Don Williams
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Atom outfitting?
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Re: Atom outfitting?

I have an Atom, I've started paddling it again after my Finkenmeister was stolen. I didn't remove any of the original outfitting but did add a few things. I added foam blocks to wedge my knees further apart and to make them more secure. I like my knees to be as close to the side of the boat as posib...
by Don Williams
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: STOLEN or LOST Boats / Gear
Topic: Stolen Finkenmeister Milers River Mass.
Replies: 4
Views: 6777

Thanks to everyone for their good wishes, still no luck recovering it. It still has the Dagger saddle, the thigh straps are blue with plastic buckles and at the time it was stolen it didn't have the hip huggers installed. It also still had the "made with pride in Bavaria" sticker. I've uploaded a fe...
by Don Williams
Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: STOLEN or LOST Boats / Gear
Topic: Stolen Finkenmeister Milers River Mass.
Replies: 4
Views: 6777

Stolen Finkenmeister Milers River Mass.

My yellow with blue swirls Finkenmeister C-1 was stolen from the in town takeout of the Lower Millers. This is the river left takeout on Newton St., just downstream from the iron bridge and upstream from the railroad bridge. Also stolen was a translucent drybag with a Rapidstyle drytop (just repaire...
by Don Williams
Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Moosefest
Replies: 8
Views: 3301

Hi Martin,

Buffy and I are going to be staying at the Best Western during Moosefest. Our tenative plan is for me to paddle the Bottom on Saturday and then try and do a Shredder run of the Lower Sunday.

Don
by Don Williams
Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Anyone From Benscreek Canoe Club out there?
Replies: 1
Views: 896

I'm not with the club but have been to one of the Rendezvous. Their website http://www.benscreekcanoeclub.com/ is up and has email and phone contacts for the club officers. The site doesn't have the Stonycreek date for 2006 posted yet but you might be able to get an advance notice directly. Good luc...
by Don Williams
Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Finding my Atom edgy? Any hints?
Replies: 19
Views: 6256

A lot of people move the top anchor for their thighstraps back 1-3 inches to stay in better. The knee blocks others have mentioned make a big difference, I like my knees as far apart as possible. Toe blocks (rectangles of minicell glued in) help me stay in the straps when I tuck tightly. Like jKelly...
by Don Williams
Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Fink Semi-Update
Replies: 9
Views: 2979

Hey Martin, "Look for a poorely paddled yellow FM with blue swirls ! I'll be staying at RiverRun." That includes me as well! Even to the boat color, we'll have to get a photo of them together. Our reservations are for the "pet haven" area at River Run. Three of us will be driving up Friday and stayi...
by Don Williams
Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Fink Semi-Update
Replies: 9
Views: 2979

Since I was still unhappy with the original Fink outfitting after a lot of fiddling with it I decided to put in a Dagger console I had around. One of the motivations was that by moving myself so far forward in order to get more solidly into the bulkhead I had made the boat quite nose heavy. The cons...
by Don Williams
Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Fink, should I buy for overnight trips?
Replies: 10
Views: 3744

I replaced the original bulkhead outfitting in my Fink with a Dagger console for the time being. It adds weight but makes it easier to slide gear into the boat.

Don
by Don Williams
Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Fink Semi-Update
Replies: 9
Views: 2979

First, I've posted another couple of photos of the fink here: http://groups.msn.com/MiddleForkSalmon2003/finkatomandcascade.msnw The shadows do a pretty good job of making the chine and the angle of the side show up. I finally got the chance to really play around with the Fink on the Deerfield Drywa...
by Don Williams
Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Atom cockpit
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

You've probably read it elsewhere but the "Boatbuilder's Manual" by Walbridge is a very good resource. The book itself was written in the 80's and Menasha Ridge Press doesn't carry it any more. A quick web search found several places where you can get a copy, some of the used ones are quite cheap. Don