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by Mike W.
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: WTB Old Town Scout
Replies: 0
Views: 751

WTB Old Town Scout

WTB. Old Town Scout. It's time to replace my Scout. I'm in Roanoke Rapids, NC. Close would be good.
by Mike W.
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs

This is great news! I still love my Sith, but it would be neat to have a fast Shaggy.
by Mike W.
Mon May 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Help
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Help

Stick with it. Tippy boats can be pretty frustrating till you get the hang of then, but once you're there you'll have a blast. They'll also help your roll.
by Mike W.
Sat May 04, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Spring 2019 Armada
Replies: 14
Views: 1642

Re: Spring 2019 Armada

Glad you had good water. Hate I missed it. I've got to paddle more this year.
by Mike W.
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Cascade question
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Cascade question

Is been a while, but 3" seems about right for thickness. Taller than stock will help keep you in the straps better when you roll.
by Mike W.
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mohawk Maxim trash?
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: Mohawk Maxim trash?

Ditto on PAC's thoughts. I was only in one for a few minutes a long time ago. It requires more skill than your Probe. Folks who want to just cruise the river will probably not enjoy this boat. I only had a small wave to try it on. I thought it was responsive and would like to try one on a bigger fea...
by Mike W.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: looking for a new boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: looking for a new boat

I was lucky enough to catch Bob headed South one Thanksgiving many years ago. He met me at my local river for a demo. I think it's essentially a narrowed cascade. It's faster and way more responsive than the cascade. Probably a little less stable. You'll love the light weight both on and off the wat...
by Mike W.
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: surfc1
Replies: 6
Views: 3232

Re: surfc1

Like Adam, I like my Viper for the ocean. Tough part is getting out through the breakers. Once you're on a wave, keep the bow up, particularly if you're surfing the shore break. If you pearl, you'll probably ender, unless you tilt way over to shed the water quickly. I have planted the bow of a Casca...
by Mike W.
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat Loading Systems
Replies: 8
Views: 2468

Re: Boat Loading Systems

GM trucks are jacked up in the back from the factory. I put 2" drop shackles on the back to level the truck. That puts the rear cross bar at 6'6". Prior to doing shackles I thought about a step stool. For boats that aren't heavy (40 lbs. Or less) even up to 18' 6", I load from the side by myself. 8'...
by Mike W.
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Viper (Frachella) C1 vs. River Elf
Replies: 5
Views: 3782

Re: Viper (Frachella) C1 vs. River Elf

I have a couple of Vipers. I once did a lunch break in a River Elf. The Viper is my go to big water boat. It's fast, forgiving, surfs well in the river and ocean and gives nice, smooth stern squirts. The River Elf is faster than it looks, very light and very responsive. It surfs short, steep waves m...
by Mike W.
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "best" tripping boats?
Replies: 22
Views: 12631

Re: "best" tripping boats?

Whatever you get, I recommend sliding tractor seats for trimming the boat & comfort. milkman, Dr John & Old_Guy have recommended the Old Town Appalachian. I have the heavier crosslink version, the Scout. At 78lbs, it's not a lightweight, but it is tougher than the Royalex Appalachian. I don't do ove...
by Mike W.
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: More good news - now on the spray skirt front!
Replies: 3
Views: 2959

Re: More good news - now on the spray skirt front!

That's great news!
by Mike W.
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Convertions - what's the state of the art?
Replies: 5
Views: 3478

Re: Convertions - what's the state of the art?

I really like a bullhead and lap belt. Just know that it'll take longer to get out if you swim. I like a cam lock buckle. I set them up so o can hold my paddle with my shift hand, then pull the skirt and pull the buckle towards my grip hand side.
by Mike W.
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Open canoe roll revised technique
Replies: 4
Views: 2481

Re: Open canoe roll revised technique

I thought everyone rolled like that. Except for the whole wait till your paddle is at the surface, then flip it part. It still amazes me how many folks wait to flip the paddle. Oh well, if it works for you, don't fix it.
by Mike W.
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Cold hands
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

Re: Cold hands

Bob's pogies are awesome! I've been using a slightly modified version for years.