Search found 72 matches

by wildwaterc2
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 5507

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

Jim, it is great to get that glass Atom in use again. I test paddled it also when I purchased my Hornet from the same seller last fall. Mike W, I have a used Storm Chaser for sale should you be interested and yes it does surf well. It is a really cool boat but a little slow and soft-chined for my ap...
by wildwaterc2
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Quality breakdown paddle
Replies: 5
Views: 2347

Re: Quality breakdown paddle

I have a 3-piece Werner bandit for my breakdown. Works well.

Likely no one would stock the 3-piece version of this paddle, but it is a regular item and any dealer can order one. It is slightly heavier than the single shaft but not a lot.
by wildwaterc2
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 4181

Re: Hornet and Magnet comparisons

I think the Magnet would hold weight equal to or better than a Gyramax. It is a pretty big boat for glass.
by wildwaterc2
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 4181

Re: Hornet and Magnet comparisons

That would be awesome. Thanks.
by wildwaterc2
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 4181

Re: Hornet and Magnet comparisons

Bob P, that is a kind offer and I would like to test paddle it sometime. I really like testing out different hulls. I don't see myself getting down to NOC anytime soon unfortunately - I am constrained on travel for paddling with middle and high school age kids each in sports, which is why I so often...
by wildwaterc2
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 4181

Re: Hornet and Magnet comparisons

Adam, just loan me your Amoeba for a while and I'd be glad to do a comparison. :-) I paddled the Hornet again last night - the speed is a bit intoxicating. I easily made a power move onto a wave using only cross forward strokes, where normally I have to switch hands to let me power onto that wave us...
by wildwaterc2
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 4181

Hornet and Magnet comparisons

So, I purchased a Hornet (made by Millbrook - in near new condition) and a Magnet (made by Valley Mill Boats - well used but a lot of life left) this past weekend, funnily enough each from around Chapel Hill NC. I'd been looking at each hull for a while. First, I like faster boats - I have years pad...
by wildwaterc2
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Old School Canoes, Boy Scout Whitewater Canoe Video, August 2019 Klamath River
Replies: 1
Views: 1801

Re: Old School Canoes, Boy Scout Whitewater Canoe Video, August 2019 Klamath River

Love it - thanks for sharing.

That is definitely more advanced than we have worked up to with our troop so far.
by wildwaterc2
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: So, will one of these Millbrook boats work for my trip?
Replies: 23
Views: 10906

Re: So, will one of these Millbrook boats work for my trip?

Look for a used Mad River Monarch - you are welcome to try mine out. If I (sadly) could only have one boat that would be it. It is very similar to the Kruger Sea Wind - it is the Gen 2 hull, and more like the Sea Wind hull than the Gen 1 Sawyer Loon. Fast, forgiving, carrries a big load, integrated ...
by wildwaterc2
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I need to demo some Millbrook boats.
Replies: 12
Views: 4293

Re: I need to demo some Millbrook boats.

Got a Shacho in Roanoke VA you are welcome to try out.

I’ve also got a River Elf Storm Chaser which is even lighter and pretty comfy.
by wildwaterc2
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: River Elf Storm Chaser M - used - for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1212

Re: River Elf Storm Chaser M - used - for sale

Still for sale.

Would consider trade for a new Jackson Karma RG (which is worth less than the Storm Chaser but is a boat I’d like for tripping/ocean use).

Once you use a glass boat like this it is hard to carry a plastic boat far.
by wildwaterc2
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: River Elf Storm Chaser M - used - for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1212

River Elf Storm Chaser M - used - for sale

I bought this boat a little less than 3 years ago and have paddled it about 6 times. I was looking for a "modern" C1 to replace my trusty Gyramax and wanted to try this one out. It is a cool boat and very nicely built, but it was just not quite what I was looking for. [I've ended up in a Nirvana L c...
by wildwaterc2
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C-boat for 120 lb 11 year old to learn - which to pick
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

C-boat for 120 lb 11 year old to learn - which to pick

My pretty big 11 year old son is ready to learn more of running his own boat (after years paddling a kiddie Thrillseeker following my daughter and me in our Mad River Howler, as well as a bit of time in a surfski in the ocean). I've got several C1s from which to pick for him and am trying to figure ...
by wildwaterc2
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Cboat Fire Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 4556

Re: Cboat Fire Sale

Bummer about your knees.

Might be interested in the Vadja or Zealot - looking forward to pictures.

Going oc1 or kayak now?
by wildwaterc2
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Outfitting my new Nirvana L
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

Re: Outfitting my new Nirvana L

I’m continuing to play around with the boat. I’m really liking the hull - good edges for turning, great stability, predictable and speed for a short boat. I tried yesterday with the saddle 4” inside the inner cockpit rim - this appeared to be almost right on the balance point, as leaning forward or ...