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by Pierre LaPaddelle
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoe Demos in British Columbia, Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 1673

Re: Blackfly Canoe Demos in British Columbia, Canada

What a rush it was to meet, and paddle with, Team Blackfly (y'all) yesterday, on the Cow. 13 Island boaters were on hand to sample The Best of Blackfly, and the smiles were widespread. Personally, I'm torn between buying an Option, an Octane 85, an Octane 92, or a Delta. Or any two, three, or four o...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Burn 3 conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 3686

Re: Burn 3 conversion

. . . Generally, I think the boat works well as a C1. . . Thanks, whistlepig. Don't sell yourself short -- I'd still love to hear your impressions, even lacking comparisons: edges grabby? carves on a wave? primary stability? secondary stability? tracks well? maneuverable? rollability? punches waves...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Burn 3 conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 3686

Burn 3 conversion

The Pyranha Burn has always received top marks as a C-1 conversion. But the Burn design has been tweaked, at least twice. I believe the current offering is, like, Mark 3 (?) The current ads and reviews suggest "more river-runner, less creeker", sharp chines, better tracking but maybe less maneuverab...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Cheapest canoe ship from MA to Alberta!
Replies: 3
Views: 2106

Re: Cheapest canoe ship from MA to Alberta!

What Sir Adam said. Personally, I've had good luck with Canada Customs in recent years. As long as you have an honest receipt, and stay out of country for the minimum 48 hours, they may allow you to exceed the exemption limit by quite a bit. Another shipping option I researched (though never actuall...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: PFD types and rolling
Replies: 15
Views: 8294

Re: PFD types and rolling

. . .Here's the furtrapper hand rolling an option . . . Ha! I'm guessing I speak for the rest of us mere mortals when I suggest that, when trying to master the elusive roll, we need all the help we can get -- from equipment and otherwise! (Has anyone tried fastening helium balloons to their. . . ?)...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: PFD types and rolling
Replies: 15
Views: 8294

Re: PFD types and rolling

Great question, Pea Pod. From much practice in the pool, with some video feedback, I agree that bulky panels on the front of PFDs do prevent a low tuck to the front deck on the finish of the roll. Part of the issue is the configuration of foam on the front of bulkhead saddles. I've had minor success...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Eaquif / Liquid Logic
Replies: 6
Views: 3571

Re: Eaquif / Liquid Logic

Craig Smerda wrote: . . . Canadians and Americans working together... to form a better North 'merica! :D
Well that, er, Trumps all! (No, wait. . .) :wink:
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Boat Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 3793

Re: New Boat Feedback

. . . So folks that got to paddle the new Silver Birch and Big Dog- can you kindly share some feedback Thanks for kicking this off, Yukon -- I was just about to ask the same question! Wendy, thanks for the comments. Exactly the sort of info we'd all like to hear. I like the comments comparing the n...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: WTB Dagger Quake
Replies: 3
Views: 3429

Re: WTB Dagger Quake

Bumpity Bump Bump

Despite Cheajack's cynicism, someone's GOTTA have a Quake they're willing to part with!

(I'll supply the leftover whiskey!)

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Interesting Question from a Long Time Paddling Friend
Replies: 9
Views: 4644

Re: Interesting Question from a Long Time Paddling Friend

. . . I also started in the 80s, paddling open boats for close to 20 years. Then I got busy . . . Me too. Paddled in the '80s; local rivers, Arctic trips; took courses, taught courses; then, in the '90s, watched buddies lose interest, move away, take up mud-pies, die. . . ; retired, relocated, dust...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: WTB Dagger Quake
Replies: 3
Views: 3429

WTB Dagger Quake

Prefer solid hull, but outfitting isn't important.

Ship to Seattle area?

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question for Blackfly Option Owners
Replies: 23
Views: 12935

Re: Question for Blackfly Option Owners

. . . designs have changed that much as far as stability, dryness and confidence, then yeah, I guess should keep up with the Jones and take a serious look at L'Edges, Options and Octanes . . . I'm chubby enough, thank you. :cry: I'd say 'yes' to stability, dryness, and confidence, in either the Opt...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question for Blackfly Option Owners
Replies: 23
Views: 12935

Re: Question for Blackfly Option Owners

. . .sounds like the Option can handle 225 OK. If not, the L'Edge seems to. . . Pat, I went from an Ocoee to a L'Edge to an Option, as you know, (and now back to a L'Edge Lite). If the loonie ever goes back up, I may yet pick up another Option. But I'm considerably lighter than you. WCK has some L'...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Jackson Karma L vs River Elf Storm Chaser M - help me pick
Replies: 4
Views: 3010

Re: Jackson Karma L vs River Elf Storm Chaser M - help me pi

. . . too chunky, feels like it squats no matter the saddle position, no faster turning than Gyramax and does not like to lean to turn - wallowing would be a good description for it, not remotely crisp . . . Well, yes, but possibly that's the nature of current WW river-runners or creekers. They're ...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Open boat for a bigger paddler
Replies: 13
Views: 8588

Re: Open boat for a bigger paddler

. . . Let him get some experience, build some skills and make his own choices if he wants to get more adventurous/wet later. . . I can't argue with the logic of the above posts. Good solid advice. But let me stir the pot a little by sharing a recent experience with a newbie I worked with. My long-s...