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by road_warrior64
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Condor
Replies: 11
Views: 5316

Re: Blackfly Condor

Like!
by road_warrior64
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: My $.2 on MT canoes
Replies: 5
Views: 3213

Re: My $.2 on MT canoes

They do make some beautiful boats. Great website, too. I wonder if they'll open a satellite office in Alabama any time soon?
by road_warrior64
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Update on Mohawk
Replies: 12
Views: 8358

Re: Update on Mohawk

So glad to hear you guys are still alive. Several years ago, I drove to your Chattanooga factory and bought my Solo 13. It's been the best boat and has made me a steadfast Mohawk fan. Thanks for the update. Please continue to post your progress.

John
by road_warrior64
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: MT Canoes' website is up! For real this time!
Replies: 3
Views: 4109

Re: MT Canoes' website is up! For real this time!

I've been looking at your boats and website. Outstanding! You have developed some great looking canoes and your photo gallery is amazing. If I ever find myself in Missoula Montana, I'll be sure to check you guys out.
by road_warrior64
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Return of the Blackfly Ion....
Replies: 5
Views: 6219

Re: Return of the Blackfly Ion....

This boat has always appealed to me. My canoes always seem gargantuan compared to my friend's kayaks. It'd be cool to have a short boat but still single blade and kneel.
by road_warrior64
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoes - Where should we go in 2017?
Replies: 9
Views: 4090

Re: Blackfly Canoes - Where should we go in 2017?

I would say Alabama but all of our creeks are bone dry! But if you start building wheels into your boat hulls, we may be able to work something out.

JC
by road_warrior64
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Composite canoes available
Replies: 14
Views: 7744

Re: New Composite canoes available

I know this isn't Facebook but "like".
by road_warrior64
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Anybody Want a Free Homemade Plywood OC1?
Replies: 0
Views: 1952

Anybody Want a Free Homemade Plywood OC1?

Boat is gone. Thanks for your interest.

JC
by road_warrior64
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Homemade OC1
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Re: Homemade OC1

(continued) #4. Sheet foam comes in 8' sheets so I added foam to each end (for extra length and aesthetics) and shaped it with a rasp. Some may ask, "How do you make it perfectly symmetrical?" I'm not sure. I marked where I wanted the curves to stop with a marker, shaped it with the rasp, then felt ...
by road_warrior64
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Homemade OC1
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Re: Homemade OC1

Steps to building a composite foam core boat: #1. Spend hours thinking about how you want the finished product to look. Build it in your mind several times and try to anticipate problems. Helpful hint: Nod your head occasionally and mutter "uh huh" so that your wife thinks your paying attention. #2....
by road_warrior64
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Homemade OC1
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Re: Homemade OC1

Thanks! Fiberglass 6oz ($52 on Ebay for 50'), Epoxy resin ($57 on Ebay), sheet foam ($30 Home Depot). Hatches, webbing, and foam pad brought the total close to $200. I built my first OC1 out of Kevlar for around $600. Sadly, I made a few errors that caused it to be flimsy with odd stability. It was ...
by road_warrior64
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Homemade OC1
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Homemade OC1

I took my latest creation out for a test paddle yesterday afternoon. It seems like all the cool kids are paddling short boats so I built it 8'7" long and 30" wide. As you can see, it has a ton of tumblehome and rocker. Instead of airbags, both ends are watertight compartments with hinged hatches. It...
by road_warrior64
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Company Name?
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: Company Name?

Thank you, JKaz. You pointed me in the right direction. Apparently, this is very doable (application > fee > bingo!) However, it looks like something an attorney would need to look over (lots of ominous legal jargon on the application). I may consider this in the future but for now I might have some...
by road_warrior64
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Company Name?
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Company Name?

I've been building a few canoes in my basement. It's just a hobby and I don't plan on going in the canoe business. However, I want to have decals made with a company name and model to make them look more professional. As far as I know, my company name is not taken. If I wanted to legally secure my n...
by road_warrior64
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Homemade OC1, Stability Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4502

Homemade OC1, Stability Issues

I built my first composite OC1 with mixed results. It was my own design and several improvements could be made. Mistake #1: Although the chines are rounded, the sides are completely vertical. Mistake #2: No tumblehome. Even at 28", the paddle reach is awkward and cross stroke are almost impossible. ...