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by yarnellboat
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What are you nifty water bottle carrier setups for a small solo canoe with bulkhead?
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: What are you nifty water bottle carrier setups for a small solo canoe with bulkhead?

I guess the trick is to find something that makes a hole the same diameter as whatever liner/tube you find, or to have a liner/tube that itself is stiff enough to cut the hole through the bulkhead. Oh yeah, I have to move my pump over too. Haven't thought about that yet. Shoulda just bought it with ...
by yarnellboat
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What are you nifty water bottle carrier setups for a small solo canoe with bulkhead?
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: What are you nifty water bottle carrier setups for a small solo canoe with bulkhead?

I think I managed to follow that, thanks. At front of your bulkhead you've got a biner on a loop of rope that is on a stopper knot in the transfer tube through your saddle. Right? I don't think my original drainage tube has a pipe insert, I'll double-check. Also, I've added other transfer tubes, so ...
by yarnellboat
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: L'edge Superlite
Replies: 15
Views: 10219

Re: L'edge Superlite

Just curious, any updates on durability etc. from those who have been paddling SuperLites for a few seasons now?

Pat.
by yarnellboat
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: L'Edge Superlight Outfitting
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: L'Edge Superlight Outfitting

My first reaction to my SuperLite outfitting was how giant the bulkhead and saddle were! Actually, 2nd reaction - 1st was disappointment that the gunwales hadn't been sanded and oiled. 3rd was that there was only 1 transfer tube (just a hole/tube, no liner pipe in it). I moved in the thwarts and cut...
by yarnellboat
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What are you nifty water bottle carrier setups for a small solo canoe with bulkhead?
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: What are you nifty water bottle carrier setups for a small solo canoe with bulkhead?

Great, I have the same question! After much hemming & hawing, I finally made the transition to a modern, shorter, plastic boat (moving from an Outrage and Ocoee to a L'Edge SuperLite). Did my first run this past weekend. It's early days in this relationship with my new boat, but suffice to say that ...
by yarnellboat
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 Conversion and recommended "Paddler Weight"- Need Advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: C1 Conversion and recommended "Paddler Weight"- Need Advice!

Where are you?

Maybe you'll be surprised and find some local. Won't know unless you ask!

There's a Redline in Winnipeg that I'd be happy to have someone try (or buy).

P.
by yarnellboat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 Conversion and recommended "Paddler Weight"- Need Advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: C1 Conversion and recommended "Paddler Weight"- Need Advice!

I've suffered in some C-1s that were too small for me (or else I just don't like C-1ing, that could be it too!). So, my advice/bias is to go bigger.

Personally, I'd take a look at that width of the 8.5, I'd consider 25.5" to be too narrow, and I'd quickly move on.

P.
by yarnellboat
Fri May 31, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 7784

Re: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs

As appealing as the 20/20 looks, and as much as I'd enjoy flying around in a 27 lbs hull, the shipping logistics & costs put me back to what I could demo and what I could buy locally. Ultimately I went with the Esquif L'Edge Lite. I feel like the Lite was a fair bit more responsive to paddle than th...
by yarnellboat
Tue May 07, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Help

The details will depend on what you want it to do, and how often you paddle. If you stick with it, especially if you paddle it lots, you'll undoutedly get a better feel for it and swim less. Maybe you can play with the outfitting too, but the solution is likely lots of time on the water, and a good ...
by yarnellboat
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 7784

Re: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs

With the rivers now thawed, I'm getting back to this. Thanks for all the posts/updates. I just had a chance to see a Covert 9.3 and Condor in-person. Covert appealed to me more than expected. Condor looked surprisingly Octane-like. Didn't get the chance to get them on water, just grass. Considering ...
by yarnellboat
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Looking for ANOTHER OC (maybe 2) in CA/OR
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: Looking for ANOTHER OC (maybe 2) in CA/OR

Maybe not ideal in terms of boats or locations, but close enough?

https://www.mec.ca/en/gearswap/post/634934

If you can find an Old Town H2Pro, that seems to make a nice little tandem for use with a kid!

Pat.
by yarnellboat
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Good K hulls for C-1 conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: Good K hulls for C-1 conversion

Good luck Rick. If I was still on the coast you could have my Redline, but that doesn't help you now. Cool to hear you're active in instruction and out there building community as always!

Cheers, Pat.
by yarnellboat
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Covert vs Rebel Handling?
Replies: 11
Views: 4477

Re: Covert vs Rebel Handling?

Thanks for the reply. Makes sense. If I was still in a place that was a little more gravity-assisted (BC), and paddling more often, the Agent 88 would be of interest, but back in the pool-and-drop prairies, a longer boat probably makes sense. Anyway, very nice for heavier paddlers to now have a hand...
by yarnellboat
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 7784

Re: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs

Thanks Wendy. Ah ha, that's some width! That would explain how it can carry a larger paddler than the Option! (Not that you can judge all boats by their length and width, but if you're 230 lbs with no chance to test paddle, it's something to compare. And width is harder to see than length and rocker...
by yarnellboat
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs
Replies: 27
Views: 7784

Re: Comparing new OC-1 solos for 200+lbs

Filling the gap between the Octane 91 and the smaller, slower boats is a good way to describe what I'm looking for. Condor & 20/20 are clearly in that ballpark. Does anyone have the specs for Agent 88? It's not on Silverbirch's website. I thought it looked smallish and Option-like, so I'm surprised ...