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by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: From the Journals of Pierre LaPaddelle
Replies: 1
Views: 710

From the Journals of Pierre LaPaddelle

A DISCOURSE OF THE JOURNEYE TO THE UNLIKELY PADDLEFESTE, AND THE SAFE RETURN THEREFROM The 13th Daye of September, in the Yeare of our Lord 2009, being designated by Her Royale Majestye as Rivers Daye, we did take it upon ourselves to venture forth with divers crafte to partake of the festivityes re...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Test ride Mohawk Viper
Replies: 7
Views: 2139

ncdavid's reply to your question is well worth considering. Western Canoeing (Clipper) is licenced to produce composite Vipers. I have a 12', in "Kevlar Duraflex" (proprietary layup) which is bombproof, and has lasted over 20 years, with only minor repairs. If you want a lighter boat, you can specif...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Gear for Old Guys
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Dead guy? Old guy? Old dead guy?

I wondered when someone would get around to mentioning the Canadian Senate.

Surely a worthy collective nominee for 'patron saint of old guys'.

(Though 'breathing still' has not yet been proven. . .)
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Gear for Old Guys
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

What do you mean 'have I seen them?'

Since he retired, my grandson wears them all the time. . .
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: vertige x reviews?
Replies: 17
Views: 5326

Nothing wrong with the Vertige-X. As the advertising suggests, it's a good boat for new tandem paddlers, and quite forgiving for new tandem teams. Yet it's lively enough to give experienced teams a good ride. Stability-wise, it's solid and predictable, yet lively. It's fairly quick off the mark and ...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: un-Likely Paddlefest - mark yer calendar!
Replies: 2
Views: 913

un-Likely Paddlefest - mark yer calendar!

Time to remind y'all about the annual un-Likely Paddlefest, Sept 18 - 20, held at Likely, British Columbia, (about 1 hour from Williams Lake.) Trips on the Quesnel (III - IV), upper Cariboo (III - IV), and, for old farts like me, the lower Cariboo (II - III). Maybe a Monday expedition to the Chilko....
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Used our brains
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Hey Yukon, What a great letter. Congratulations on being right, and for having the guts to stand up proudly and get the message across. Keep on keepin' on! BTW did a road trip to the Yukon this summer. Couldn't see the vistas for the smoke, but great country,and great rivers. Next time, I'll bring a...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Perception molded pedestal
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

perception pedestal

If this is the old original Perception saddle, which came out 20 or so years ago, I found it to be: 1. Heavy 2. Ugly 3. Uncomfortable 4. All of the above. (And no, the hatch wasn't always waterproof.) I recommend a small nuclear device, and then a few evenings sculpting a work of art in mini-cell.
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Resurrecting an old beluga
Replies: 2
Views: 882

THANKS, YUKON, for the response. I'm full speed ahead -- looking forward to trying it on the water. My Piranha is also composite, from Western Canoeing in Abbotsford. Yours too??? Your comment about perception saddles and weight of your boat made me chuckle. The two ideas are possibly related?? I tr...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Resurrecting an old beluga
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Resurrecting an old beluga

Hey folks My first solo boat was a Piranha, designed by the incomparable Nolan Whitesell. As the years passed, solo boats got shorter and edgier. As I added to my quiver, the old beluga got relegated to the dust and weeds behind the shed. Recently, at my wife's friendly suggestion, ("If you don't de...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Should we travel in packs?
Replies: 28
Views: 4379

From my experience, you could post signs at the put-in featuring words of more than one syllable. That usually confuses butt-boaterz, and they tend to head off upstream.