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by Bob P
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 2151

Re: Hornet and Magnet comparisons

I live in CT and take 81 when I go back and forth to Bryson City. Next time I'm traveling back from B.C., I'll give you a heads-up. I can bring the boat with me.
by Bob P
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hornet and Magnet comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 2151

Re: Hornet and Magnet comparisons

"Adam, just loan me your Amoeba for a while and I'd be glad to do a comparison." My latest race boat design is similar to the Amoeba (based on the same Estanguet race boat) except with lower stern volume and dimensioned legal for slalom. It's currently stored in Bryson City. I'll be going down there...
by Bob P
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What are you nifty water bottle carrier setups for a small solo canoe with bulkhead?
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

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

You might be able to adapt a water-bottle holder made for bikes.
by Bob P
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Trim in asymetric hull ?
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: Trim in asymetric hull ?

by Bob P
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: looking for a new boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1787

Re: looking for a new boat

zqueen wrote:any info on comparison between hornet/cascade and wide ride?
The Hornet is happiest with people under 150 lbs, the Wide Ride was for Bob Connolly (200+ lbs).
by Bob P
Sat May 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Air bags for an old ovation
Replies: 8
Views: 2494

Re: Air bags for an old ovation

I've tried to seal with urethane spray paint a few times, and it never lasted long past an inflation test. It slowed down the leakage some, but not enough to use a bag in a critical location.
by Bob P
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: decking out OC
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Re: decking out OC

They are only a little better than full bags in keeping water out, but they make it difficult to get the water out. I tried it about 40 years ago when "float bags" weren't nearly as nice as now, too. Generally, you're looking at a looming disaster with water in the boat.
by Bob P
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Specs on Old Town Pathfinder Canoe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3639

Re: Specs on Old Town Pathfinder Canoe?

Hi folks. Helping a friend who's not computer literate sell her Old Town Pathfinder that seems to fit this description exactly. Could anyone please advise what she should ask for it? It's very lightly used and hasn't been in the water for about 5 years. Many thanks! Denis If it's in really good sha...
by Bob P
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: why would you not use a pump?
Replies: 52
Views: 14004

Re: why would you not use a pump?

I can understand the appeal of pumps... but I'd rathe just paddle a C1 and keep the water out in the first place;) Otherwise part of the challenge to me is a dry (as possible) run. I'm surprise Kaz even uses a sponge... I'd think it would outweigh the amount of water he gets in his boat :o He uses ...
by Bob P
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: car roof racks
Replies: 5
Views: 2035

Re: car roof racks

My 2015 Mazda had what I would call marginal mounting points for the rack: One bolt per corner, and only about 75cm longitudinal distance between them. I drilled and tapped additional holes so that I had 2 holes at each corner, and bent and drilled the Thule legs (originally made for gutters) so tha...
by Bob P
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Specs on Old Town Pathfinder Canoe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3639

Re: Specs on Old Town Pathfinder Canoe?

For an extra $50, you could also get aluminum gunwales. My first solo "whitewater" boat. I think I bought mine around 1978.
by Bob P
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: It's here......the 20/20.
Replies: 14
Views: 9811

Re: Coming soon......

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by Bob P
Tue May 09, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Thigh straps
Replies: 3
Views: 3326

Re: Thigh straps

If you can't find anything commercially available, most upholstery shops can make something exactly to your specs. It helps if you show up with the flat strapping and Velcro though.
by Bob P
Tue May 09, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Batmax upper weigth limit ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3498

Re: Batmax upper weigth limit ?

It's been a long time, but I remember the Batmax as being fairly high volume compared to all but the later (Extrabat-on) designs. At 150 lbs, I had a very hard time doing pivots.
by Bob P
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Repairing hold-down on a Royalite boat.
Replies: 7
Views: 4123

Re: Repairing hold-down on a Royalite boat.

phreon wrote: Unless somebody can tell me a way to verify it's vinyl?
Just spread a little on an unused area on the hull. Once dry, try to peal it off.