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by Roy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Advice on patch job
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: Advice on patch job

Is that a plastic-welding job, or what? Done by something of a professional...or, Billy-Bob with a soldering iron and a milk jug?

Probably a pretty old boat...I think age makes patches more sketch. I would say, the patch, in the best case, should reduce the price of the boat noticeably.

Roy
by Roy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Under rated boats...
Replies: 12
Views: 3909

Re: Under rated boats...

How about an under-acknowledged boat? I believe if one could do a design DNA test on all North American hard-chined, asymetrical-rockered, C-1 and OC1 hull shapes...there would be lots of Max II DNA in them. The designers of the Frachella Viper, Twister, and Defiant will flat-out tell you they snagg...
by Roy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?
Replies: 9
Views: 3498

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

And, one should not forget, Kruger and Landick paddled up the grand canyon.
by Roy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?
Replies: 9
Views: 3498

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

Yes, they ran everything. Partly, because they did not bring the all-terrain backcountry 10-ton crane required to pick up one of those boats. They put in somewhere way upstream...like, Glenwood Springs, CO. So, they did manage some big front-country portages. I have to think there have been others. ...
by Roy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?
Replies: 9
Views: 3498

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

Oh yes....the old commerical-paddle-raft-line-in-an-OC2 trick. Works every time.
by Roy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?
Replies: 9
Views: 3498

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

As you probably know, a number of people have done solo OC-1 self-supported runs. I know of a group which ran three Old Town Trippers, self-supported. But, they added hard decks to the boats...making them into ginormous, crazy-heavy, un-rollable C-2s. I have given an OC-2 run some thought. I have co...
by Roy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Royalex Howler and Dynamic C-1 for sale; Greenville, Maine
Replies: 0
Views: 7616

Royalex Howler and Dynamic C-1 for sale; Greenville, Maine

Howler needs new gunwales, has a big dent under the seat, and is fitted for OC1. Winter price: $200 https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/greenville-junction-15-royalex-mad/7051388275.html Dynamic C-1 is built 1" deeper than stock. Not much use. Winter price: $150 https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/whi...
by Roy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Boating
Replies: 4
Views: 3116

Re: Long Boating

Jim, I have paddled the Dead plenty of times, and I, too, can't remember what's up next on that river. A number of my C-1s have had machines (foam, aluminum, or glass), and getting back down into the machines, after removing the add-a-block may be quicker than with straps. Of course, machines are ne...
by Roy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Boating
Replies: 4
Views: 3116

Re: Long Boating

On a number of occasions, for a number of different reasons, I have paddled an Old Town Tripper solo in whitewater. I've always found it more fun than one would expect. Especially, unloaded...but, still, pretty fun with gear. Those boats draw so little water, empty and solo, they all kinds of spin. ...
by Roy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: So, will one of these Millbrook boats work for my trip?
Replies: 23
Views: 13514

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

Your trip is kind of a mini-Kruger trip. He logged several tens-of-thousands of miles. I suspect he had plenty of time to think about what would make the ultimate tripping boat. The Kruger design was molded by several companies. They are partly-decked 17' canoes which are generally paddled with a be...
by Roy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Mad River Cyclone, 15' Kevlar slalom boat, SOLD, Maine
Replies: 11
Views: 10304

Re: Mad River Cyclone, 15' Kevlar slalom boat, $350, Maine

The boat is headed to the slalom nationals at Minden, You can buy it there!

Current CL ad:

https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/15-k ... 86184.html

Roy
by Roy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mad River Canoe ID Help #MAD H2376 M84E
Replies: 1
Views: 1357

Re: Mad River Canoe ID Help #MAD H2376 M84E

The MR boat history which I have indicates they made a 17' Royalex Explorer from '81 to '84. It certainly looks like that is what you have.

I have also had some of my canoes end up full of other people's soil and flowers.

Roy
by Roy
Sat May 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New to me New Wave Grokshark C2
Replies: 3
Views: 2832

Re: New to me New Wave Grokshark C2

Your reading of the lay-up description is correct: glass on the outside of the boat. I would call it a somewhat-economy river-running lay-up. No Kevlar in the deck, and only two in the hull, gets it the "somewhat-economy." I have only a guess as to what weight fabric they were using. My guess is 5 o...
by Roy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Multiday Rigging
Replies: 6
Views: 2460

Re: Multiday Rigging

The OP needs to come back and tell us: whitewater or flat.

If it's flatwater tripping...30 days, no problem, with the right boat.

R.