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by pblanc
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger going to manufacture Option?
Replies: 6
Views: 3813

Re: Dagger going to manufacture Option?

Well, if it isn't an April Fool's joke and I decide I am in the market for an Option, I will buy one from Jeremy, or if he isn't making them anymore, a used one that he did make. Not from Dagger. Not ever. As far as I am concerned, they crapped the bed when they stopped making canoes. As an aside, I...
by pblanc
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Need advice on saddle position for Dagger Rival
Replies: 3
Views: 2563

Re: Need advice on saddle position for Dagger Rival

Thanks for the tip. Yes, I have used a variation of that in-water technique to determine saddle position to provide proper trim for asymmetrical hulls. What I have usually done is to float the empty hull in the water and place wide tape strips parallel to and just above the water line, then get in t...
by pblanc
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Need advice on saddle position for Dagger Rival
Replies: 3
Views: 2563

Need advice on saddle position for Dagger Rival

I have a friend who needs help reoutfitting a Dagger Rival which was set up for a much taller person. I know the pedestal needs to come forward but I'm not sure how much. Looking at the Rival hull, it is pretty asymmetrical. Can anybody suggest where the paddler's center of gravity should be relativ...
by pblanc
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Before I drill...
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

Re: Before I drill...

The conventional wisdom is that pulling the gunwales in on a boat increases the roundness of the hull cross sectional profile and reduces rocker. I have pulled in the gunwales on some whitewater Royalex boats up to about 2 inches and I have not noted much, if any change in rocker that I could see, f...
by pblanc
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: The end of ESQUIF..... :(
Replies: 43
Views: 16758

Re: The end of ESQUIF..... :(

Nolan Whitesell here, I've been unable to get in my canoes since my knee replacements so plan on selling my personal canoes as well as several "new" hulls which I saved for future use. The hulls were molded over 10 years ago which is why I refer to them as "new" Storage has been inside in ideal con...
by pblanc
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nova Craft "Royalex light" experience
Replies: 2
Views: 2615

Re: Nova Craft "Royalex light" experience

I believe you are correct. The lighter Royalex used by Nova was regular Royalex with a thinner sheet specification, not R84. If I remember correctly, judging by the weights listed by Nova on their website in comparison with the weight of the original Dagger Ocoee, the "Royalex Plus" was really just ...
by pblanc
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: The end of ESQUIF..... :(
Replies: 43
Views: 16758

Re: The end of ESQUIF..... :(

It looks as if there might soon be a composite Ocoee option as well: http://www.rapidmedia.com/whitewater/categories/news/4665-exclusive-first-look-the-echo-composite-ocoee.html?utm_source=newsletter_732&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=march-24&utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=e...
by pblanc
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Novacraft Ocoee
Replies: 12
Views: 6871

Re: Novacraft Ocoee

Well begosh and begorrah, it looks like someone did make a composite mold for the Ocoee, although it isn't Nova Craft and it is not being made out of Tuff Stuff: http://www.rapidmedia.com/whitewater/categories/news/4665-exclusive-first-look-the-echo-composite-ocoee.html?utm_source=newsletter_732&utm...
by pblanc
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Novacraft Ocoee
Replies: 12
Views: 6871

Re: Novacraft Ocoee

Nova Craft is not making Ocoees out of T-formex because T-formex does not exist. Esquif canoe was attempting to develop T-formex (whatever exactly that is since Esquif wouldn't say) but now that Esquif has gone belly up T-formex won't happen, unless there is a rebirth of the company or some one else...
by pblanc
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What hull design most resembles the Dagger Prophet
Replies: 6
Views: 3808

Re: What hull design most resembles the Dagger Prophet

I have a Prophet. I actually rather like it. I have only paddled a Spark one time. I suppose that a Spark hull sort of resembles a Prophet in some ways, but there are sure a couple of big differences. The Spark is considerably narrower and much quicker than a Prophet. The Prophet spins well, but it ...
by pblanc
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Cracked Taureau
Replies: 22
Views: 9354

Re: Cracked Taureau

I believe the material is polypropylene based. Most adhesives, including methacrylates, urethanes, and epoxies (including G Flex epoxy) won't bond durably to polypro unfortunately. My understanding is that polypropylene is, at least in theory, thermal weldable. It may be that Esquif has done somethi...
by pblanc
Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Fiberglass thigh strap loops
Replies: 8
Views: 3586

Re: Fiberglass thigh strap loops

Instead of rope I have used 1" wide tubular nylon webbing for thigh strap anchors. Although rope has a circular cross-section more like a D ring, I find that the webbing works just fine. I like the webbing because when the ends are frayed properly there are a lot more fibers to allow a more secure b...
by pblanc
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Weird cracks in 14' Mohawk
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

Re: Weird cracks in 14' Mohawk

I assume it is a Royalex boat? I have seen the same several times. Multiple cracks on the hull interior underneath D rings (usually for thigh strap anchors) that go through the inner vinyl layer and extend through the inner solid ABS stratum just into the foam core without any visible external hull ...
by pblanc
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: GOOP WARNING
Replies: 1
Views: 1757

Re: GOOP WARNING

Thanks for the heads up. I have heard others sing the praises of Plumber's Goop, but I have never been tempted to use it and probably never will. If I ever do, it certainly won't be on D ring patches. Are you sure that the threads were nylon and not polyester? I know others have not, but I have been...
by pblanc
Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question for the SOB's
Replies: 10
Views: 6437

Re: Question for the SOB's

If it is not too far from you, I would venture up to the St Francis River in Missouri some nice weekend when it is running well. You will typically find a number of open boaters there and might be able to sample a few. And I would certainly hook up with the open boat guys from the Arkansas Canoe Clu...