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by Walsh
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Helmet Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 4385

Re: Helmet Advice

Sweet Rocker.
by Walsh
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Knee pain and boat choice.
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

Re: Knee pain and boat choice.

Do it! It was more important in the Prelude and Fly-series boats, where additional knee spread increased stability, but increasing spread is one of the most important parts of adjusting a bulkhead. I think a bulkhead is the most comfortable outfitting, but it takes a lot of customization to get it t...
by Walsh
Thu May 08, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Tow tether suggestions.
Replies: 24
Views: 8817

Re: Tow tether suggestions.

I really dislike bungee-type tethers. I'm pretty skeptical about attaching myself to gear in general. I have gone to using 10 feet of half-inch tubular webbing, tied to the ring and carabiner with water knots. That gives me ~8 feet of tether that can be used for towing, for self-belaying to a fixed ...
by Walsh
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Trying to control a solo canoe
Replies: 10
Views: 2067

Re: Trying to control a solo canoe

Do not give up. You live in one of the best places in the world to paddle a stumpy creek canoe. If you are up for the school of hard knocks, get on Facebook and find the GDI. The "core" of that group is in Chattanooga and east TN. They do a lot of open boating in the Smokies and will always welcome ...
by Walsh
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4283

Re: shorten my paddle

For what it's worth, I've found the epoxy used by Werner to be a great deal stronger and more heat-resistant than their new plastic t-grips. I haven't gotten one out intact.
by Walsh
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: bike canoe cart?
Replies: 12
Views: 4588

Re: bike canoe cart?

I don't have any firsthand experience with the Paddleboy trailer, but I have spent enough time around bike trailers to think that it's a pretty good compromise. The key component in determining a trailer's maximum weight capacity is the hitch assembly. The Paddleboy, like all trailers in its price r...
by Walsh
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: bike canoe cart?
Replies: 12
Views: 4588

Re: bike canoe cart?

I have been playing around with this idea for some time. While I have several ideas for home-brewed trailers, unless I had access to a lot of scrap metal and old bicycle parts for free, it would be hard to beat the Seattle Sports Paddleboy Go! Cart on cost or performance. I wish I had gotten this pr...
by Walsh
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hand Roll
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Re: Hand Roll

Start with hand paddles. I have only been able to hand roll an OC using three separate hand strokes. What I envision is starting perpendicular to the hull for maximum leverage to start the boat rolling, and swimming my torso forward towards the hull so that I can get back in. Breaking it down: - Flo...
by Walsh
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: behind the knee bulge
Replies: 19
Views: 7683

Re: behind the knee bulge

Ugh. Does TOG secretly stand for "tumescent, off-putting growths"?
by Walsh
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pump Adhesives
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Pump Adhesives

"Paging Eddy McGnarlz. Eddy McGnarlz to Aisle 3 please." :evil:
by Walsh
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Dagger Aftershock
Replies: 1
Views: 3594

Re: Boat of the Week - Dagger Aftershock

A little less Aftershock footage than I remember (and a good deal more Superfly footage) but 8:35 is still a classic moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwsAYPOjkrM Georgia Tech still owns a purple Aftershock marked demo. I spent too many hours reoutfitting it in 2012, and too few paddling it. Th...
by Walsh
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Wheelboy and Bigboy
Replies: 12
Views: 1729

Re: Wheelboy and Bigboy

Holy carp - Corn Youth revival. Too cool.
by Walsh
Fri May 31, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 3612

Re: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?

Based on my read of the original post, I might go different direction. If he's only paddled traditional canoes, I wouldn't immediately put him in something that's going to demand a lot of edge control and cab-forward strokes. There are traditional boats that handle Class III pretty well. Maybe put h...
by Walsh
Thu May 23, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Quality Airbags - Do They Exist?
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Quality Airbags - Do They Exist?

Wait, wait wait - who from Arlington paddles a L'edge?

Jon Walsh, happy to meet you. Likewise an Arlington resident. Paddling short plastic canoes locally and getting strange looks for it since 2002.