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by pblanc
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: too darned cheap
Replies: 15
Views: 4188

Re: too darned cheap

I have not used the knockdown gunwale system that Ed's Canoe sells, nor have I used that type of modified shiplap joint, but I have a friend who used the knockdown gunwales from Ed's who was quite unhappy with the joints. He assembled them according to directions and the joints resulted in relativel...
by pblanc
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mad River Cyclone
Replies: 6
Views: 4128

Re: Mad River Cyclone

I have the smaller version, the Twister, and I believe PAC does as well. I have not paddled mine extensively but it is fun. The bubble sides took some getting used to for me.
by pblanc
Fri May 16, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mad River Fantasy as Tandem?
Replies: 2
Views: 2766

Re: Mad River Fantasy as Tandem?

I think it is too small for a tandem as well. The Fantasy had something of a reputation of being a wet boat for a larger solo paddler back when. Of course, that was when everyone was paddling boats 4 meters and longer solo. The Fantasy was one of Mad River's earlier solo whitewater boats. They produ...
by pblanc
Mon May 12, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Bob Foote boats?
Replies: 4
Views: 2594

Re: Bob Foote boats?

I thought that was an Abel Schwimmer design?
by pblanc
Mon May 12, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Bob Foote boats?
Replies: 4
Views: 2594

Re: Bob Foote boats?

The boats that I am aware of that Bob designed, or had a hand in designing were the Dagger Genesis, Dagger Rival, Dagger Ovation, Dagger Phantom, Bell Prodigy, and Bell Prodigy X, Bell Nexus, Navarro Loon 16 and Loon 17, Navarro Egret, Navarro Pursuit, and Navarro Whisper. Oh yeah, and the Esquif Ra...
by pblanc
Mon May 12, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Removing OLD adhesive on vinylester hull
Replies: 5
Views: 3202

Re: Removing OLD adhesive on vinylester hull

What type of adhesive are you referring to? Assuming that you are talking about adhesive residue left from minicell foam removal and that it is contact adhesive, I have found that mineral spirits or paint thinner usually works but the solvent may need to remain in contact with the glue residue for s...
by pblanc
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Kneeling thwarts
Replies: 5
Views: 2727

Re: Kneeling thwarts

I have wrapped kneeling thwarts with a layer of thin neoprene as John suggested and it does add some padding and makes the thwart a bit less slippery. If you want to remain more or less centered on the thwart, you can cut a couple of blocks of 3" thick minicell of sufficient width to act somewhat li...
by pblanc
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Trying to control a solo canoe
Replies: 10
Views: 3071

Re: Trying to control a solo canoe

I suggest you consider joining the Carolina Canoe Club and attending the Week of Rivers over by Bryson City this year if you are able: http://carolinacanoeclub.org/content/week-rivers-2014" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Although some people cannot abide clubs, belonging to one at lea...
by pblanc
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 6063

Re: shorten my paddle

I have used ezwater's method to shorten paddles, bonding the T grip back in with epoxy. This typically requires that you shorten the paddle at least 2 inches. I too have been moving toward shorter paddles. I am around 5' 11'' and used 58" long paddles for years. But my left shoulder has been botheri...
by pblanc
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Replcement gunwales - where do I get them?
Replies: 8
Views: 2927

Re: Replcement gunwales - where do I get them?

Send a PM to 2opnboat1 (Richard Guin) and ask him about replacement gunwales that might fit the Viper.
by pblanc
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Replcement gunwales - where do I get them?
Replies: 8
Views: 2927

Re: Replcement gunwales - where do I get them?

Well, have you checked with Mohawk Canoe? They don't have any more Royalex to make Vipers out of any more but they might possibly still have gunwales available.
by pblanc
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Black fly option vs esquif ledge
Replies: 18
Views: 12869

Re: Black fly option vs esquif ledge

You will find fanatical proponents of both the L'Edge and the Option. As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I found the original, fully decked version of the L'Edge a bit sluggish. I did find it incredibly stable, dry, and forgiving, but in my hands, the chines engaged late entering small eddies wh...
by pblanc
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What is the Mohawk Shaman like to paddle?
Replies: 3
Views: 3258

Re: What is the Mohawk Shaman like to paddle?

I like the Shaman. The original Shaman was a composite boat which is still made by Hemlock Canoe. I have one (probably the first one made judging by the serial number). It was a 4 meter long boat (13' 2") to meet the existing minimum length requirements for the combined slalom/downriver racing class...
by pblanc
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: 2014 ALF footage - Canoeing the Southeast VIDEO
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

Re: 2014 ALF footage - Canoeing the Southeast VIDEO

I am rather grateful that I have been denied the opportunity to swim Corkscrew from the top down.
by pblanc
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Horseshoes?
Replies: 4
Views: 2124

Re: Horseshoes?

Well, there is the lower Youghiogheny loop section in which the river has 6-7 rapids in the first mile below the put-in (below Ohiopyle Falls). The river gives up a good bit of gradient in the loop so the carry out is rather steep. I think it is a bit over 1/4 mile back to the put-in from the loop t...