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by Pierre LaPaddelle
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: vertige X
Replies: 12
Views: 8258

Re: vertige X

Might be interested; WHERE are you are located, and what's your ASKING PRICE, pl & th.

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Update on Mohawk
Replies: 12
Views: 9221

Re: Update on Mohawk

Grateful for the update, Richard!

A quick question: With T-Formex now becoming available, will you be planning to resurrect the production of canoes?

Thanks

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Tandem communication
Replies: 5
Views: 4064

Re: Tandem communication

Excellent video . . . I agree -- thanks for sharing this! Good points, on the partnership of tandem boaters, Mark and Bill. It's an issue that I'm sure all tandem teams, even ad-hoc 'today-only' teams have to deal with. I've thought of it this way -- The broad goals are defined in discussion; the s...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Looking for Pyranha Spanish fly or Big dog Force
Replies: 5
Views: 5549

Re: Looking for Pyranha Spanish fly or Big dog Force

. . . looking for a Spanish fly or Force OC1. . . Hey shwifty -- I have a Force I'd let go. I like the boat, but already have a Sp'Fly and an Aftershock, so the Force is redundant. The outfitting has been completely gutted -- the factory plastic saddle, and the extra plastic beer-can holders are go...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esquif Extasy! New model!
Replies: 10
Views: 8840

Re: Esquif Extasy! New model!

we're working hard to make a small number available in the states soon! Sabrina, please forgive my hint of sarcasm (and frustration) in my first post. We're all excited about the Extasy, and grateful to you for your part in its design and production. The concern I'm expressing, and the question I'm...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esquif Extasy! New model!
Replies: 10
Views: 8840

Re: Esquif Extasy! New model!

insolence wrote: . . . we're working hard to make a small number available in the states soon!
Golly -- not in Canada? I had this weird notion that Esquif was a Canadian company! :roll:
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri May 26, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: More Canoes hitting North America
Replies: 2
Views: 3142

Re: More Canoes hitting North America

. . . Just getting the word out there that we have another container of Silverbirch Canoes coming within the next month. . . Exciting news! In an earlier post (Apr. 25) you said, ". . .we don't have a rep out west, but I know there are a few Coverts floating around out there. Working on that. . ." ...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Thu May 25, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Caper vs. Encore
Replies: 7
Views: 7954

Re: Dagger Caper vs. Encore

Interesting discussion! At 14', and well-rockered, my Caption is a great tandem playboat. I've paddled it solo, under various circumstances, but don't really consider it a solo boat. The Encore, at 13', is designed as a solo boat. I'm wondering if anyone has converted one to tandem, and if so, would...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 6673

Re: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017

. . . Is there a specific campground? The campground is Loup Loup, east of Twisp: https://www.recreation.gov/recreationalAreaDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&facilityId=242239" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It's a lovely site, and it's at a higher elevation than the river. Following a h...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 6673

Re: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017

Do you know where it will be. . . should we plan on camping? . . . Wendy, the Event will be held in N. Central Washington, on the Methow River, plus other local streams. Get onto a map of WA, and draw a straight line between Spokane and Bellingham, then look roughly half way between, for the tiny c...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Seattle Area Paddling
Replies: 3
Views: 3056

Re: Seattle Area Paddling

There's a very active club in Seattle -- Paddle Trails Canoe Club. Google them, and get in touch.
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Reuse, recycle. . .
Replies: 8
Views: 7108

Re: Reuse, recycle. . .

yarnellboat wrote: . . .Genesis for sale for $750 on MEC in Lethbridge . . .
Ha! Yes, Pat -- this is the ad that got me thinking in the first place. . . A dangerous precedent!

Thanks all for your input. Maybe I was hasty in parting company with my old V-12!

More stories!

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Reuse, recycle. . .
Replies: 8
Views: 7108

Re: Reuse, recycle. . .

Thanks for the reply, Pat. Yep, I've seen Don & Son in the Viper -- they looked great in it! Recently, we've had a minor renaissance of tandem boating hereabouts, Problem with teaching Intro to Tandem Moving Water in big tripping boats is that students don't get to experience the fun of a more playa...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Reuse, recycle. . .
Replies: 8
Views: 7108

Reuse, recycle. . .

With the current trend to small, PE solo boats, even for tandem use, we're seeing larger, old-school solo boats hitting the f/s market. Now, we're seeing tandem boats (Octane 92, Covert) in use, smaller than old-school solo boats. Personally, I converted an old 14' Piranha to tandem. Not a bad boat!...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esquif related questions? Let me help
Replies: 20
Views: 15181

Re: Esquif related questions? Let me help

. . . Spanish Fly: dunno,.dont think so; Prelude: yes, will be manufactured in the UK. TFormex: All are now being made in TFormex. . . Thanks for the response, Sabrina! I think we all hope that TFormex will enable Esquif to be successful, and get production back up to speed for WW boats, as well as...