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by mkoeppe
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant
Replies: 11
Views: 1654

Re: River Elf Storm Giant

My husband and I just got back from a trip to northern Wisconsin and paddled the May's Ledges section of the Bois Brule at high water levels (400 cfs). It's a small river with several ledges that are maybe 2-5 feet with long rapids below each ledge. So fairly technical and approaching Class III. The...
by mkoeppe
Sun May 05, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: WTB whitewater canoe around Western North Carolina.
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: WTB whitewater canoe around Western North Carolina.

My husband and I have an Esquif Blast tandem canoe for sale. Asking $800. It's in excellent condition and used about 10 times on easy whitewater. It's Royalex and comes with factory installed pedestal seats and thigh straps. Air bags are included. We live in southern WI, but will be in Ohiopyle, PA ...
by mkoeppe
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Iso ww canoe 11' or under
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Iso ww canoe 11' or under

I have an Esquif Blast canoe set up for tandem (13') - asking $800 - includes factory installed thigh straps, pedestal seats and flotation. Excellent condition. Used about 10 times on easy whitewater.
by mkoeppe
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant
Replies: 11
Views: 1654

Re: River Elf Storm Giant

I would add that at 10'9" long, this C2 is amazing! We are looking forward to many many fun trips!
by mkoeppe
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant
Replies: 11
Views: 1654

Re: River Elf Storm Giant

We paddled the Baraboo River (about 1 hour north of Madison, WI Storm Giant3.JPG ) yesterday. It’s a Class 1 river, but with nice volume (~1400 cfs yesterday), so there were some nice places to practice ferries, eddy turns, peel outs and some surfing. We absolutely love the boat! Here are some thing...
by mkoeppe
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant
Replies: 11
Views: 1654

Re: River Elf Storm Giant

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River Elf Storm Giant C2 - outfitting
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River Elf Storm Giant C2 - outfitting
Our new River Elf Storm Giant C2, getting it outfitted for our first river trip this week. See attached pictures. Love the royal blue color we picked!
by mkoeppe
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant
Replies: 11
Views: 1654

Re: River Elf Storm Giant

My husband and I also have the new River Elf C2. We are just finishing outfitting it and will have it on the river next week. We also live in the north (Wisconsin) so have needed to wait for snow and ice to melt. It's a beautiful looking boat and extremely well built. Plan to take it on the Owyhee R...
by mkoeppe
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Giant C-2
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: River Elf Storm Giant C-2

Just ordered our new River Elf C2! Can't wait to get it and try it out! Beautiful looking boat - Thanks Chris and Trevor!
by mkoeppe
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: tandem rolling
Replies: 10
Views: 3571

Re: tandem rolling

My husband and I have been consistently river rolling our C2 since 1985. When we were learning we experimented with the various options listed here. I paddle stern and my husband paddles bow. We are both righties but I paddle left. We both roll right in our C1s. So we always roll on the right. In th...
by mkoeppe
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Chaser
Replies: 33
Views: 18103

Re: River Elf Storm Chaser

John, I very much agree with your assessment that there is no such thing as a "stock" C-2. My husband weighs about 190 lbs and I weigh 115 lbs. We are a bit unusual in that John paddles bow and I paddle stern. We built 2 Gemini C-2s (Steve Chamberlain design - mold from PCC) in the 1980s, followed b...
by mkoeppe
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Chaser
Replies: 33
Views: 18103

Re: River Elf Storm Chaser

We own 3 slalom C-2s. Our Savage Grok Shark (designed by Lecky and Jamie), which is a late 1980s vintage C-2, we find is a very good and stable river running C-2. We had John Kaz (MillBrook boats) build us a Grok Shark at 13 ft. He just filled in some of the mold (both bow and stern) to make it 13 f...
by mkoeppe
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Chaser
Replies: 33
Views: 18103

Re: River Elf Storm Chaser

In regards to the C2 design John and I would like to see the bow shape more like the "S" version than the "L" version Storm Chaser. Something that's a bit faster and doesn't plow the water as much. Our thinking is that it would be a bit more of a river runner and a bit less of a "creek" boat. Anyway...
by mkoeppe
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River Elf Storm Chaser
Replies: 33
Views: 18103

Re: River Elf Storm Chaser

I think I'm the first woman to buy a Storm Chaser. I have the "S" version which is narrower than the "L" and "XL" versions. My husband has the "L" version and I have paddled both boats. My "S" version is 23.5 lbs (not outfitted) and probably 26 lbs outfitted. I absolutely love my small Storm Chaser....