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by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Freestyle OC1?
Replies: 8
Views: 5708

Re: New Freestyle OC1?

Thanks for the news, Gwyn! Congrats to Andy!

Pix of the new boat??

Is there demand for a new design? Hm-m. . . Does Andy provide instruction? If I could learn how to paddle one, I'd buy it!

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Thigh buckles
Replies: 4
Views: 3131

Re: Thigh buckles

I've used stainless-steel aircraft buckles with good success. The quick-release system features a cord between the flaps on the buckles. One pull on the cord releases both buckles. In an OC-1, I put a piece of plastic tubing on the cord, so it's easier to see and grip. In a decked C-1, I fasten a st...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Tandem boating, but drier. . .
Replies: 24
Views: 10751

Re: Tandem boating, but drier. . .

. . . I have wanted to convert a Jackson Dynamic Duo and looked at it a few times. I think it would work just fine. . . Folks, I'd be grateful for an update on this thread. I'm beginning to see lotsa butt-boaters in Dynamic Duos on the river, and wondering if anyone's converted one to C-2 yet. . . ...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Frankie Hubbard: Missing Links
Replies: 0
Views: 1661

Frankie Hubbard: Missing Links

There's a good pic of Frankie Hubbard currently on the GDI's FaceBook page. THANKS to Mark Saxon for posting it. It's sad to see so little information about the man, his accomplishments, and his influence on our sport. Surely he deserves more. Where are the articles and photos? Where's the biography...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Go to boat?
Replies: 21
Views: 10714

Re: Go to boat?

Todhunter wrote:Dagger Quake for 95% of scenarios. . .
Interesting choice, Matt. Lots of positive comments about 'current' designs (Option, Fly) but not so much about older school hulls. Would love you to amplify your positive comments about the Quake.

Thanks in anticipation!

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Triple Saddle positioning woes
Replies: 5
Views: 2539

Re: Triple Saddle positioning woes

. . . Maybe I just split the seats up and set it up to paddle it tandem only? . . . I've never been a big fan of triple saddles. In my Caption, I've used NorthWater Loop Track Anchors, and two saddles only. You can adjust your tandem seat placement according the weights of the paddlers, and for sol...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sun May 03, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: An Option for Prelude paddlers
Replies: 17
Views: 9099

Re: An Option for Prelude paddlers

. . . remember to support your local (and non-local) canoe companies!!!! . . . Its just a darn shame the L'Edge and Prelude are now MIA as well as the Probe, Viper . . . On those notes, it's worth reminding y'all that some of the tried and true hulls (Viper 11s & 12s. . .) are still available, in c...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sat May 02, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: cascade
Replies: 2
Views: 2457

Re: cascade

I have one f/s -- $100 for boat, skirt, and flotation. There is a crack beneath the cockpit rim, but the rest of the hull is solid.

Located in British Columbia -- where are you?

Cheers
Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri May 01, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Yakima foot braces
Replies: 5
Views: 2701

Re: Yakima foot braces

FWIW, someone (I believe it's NorthWater) has put Yakima foot-pegs onto a glue-in anchor. (For those who can't attach the foot-pegs to the saddle, and an alternative to toe-cups.) Looks like it would work well on composite or Royalex, but doubt it would work on polyethylene.

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri May 01, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Source for skirts for Cascade
Replies: 18
Views: 6171

Re: Source for skirts for Cascade

I don't know for sure, but SnapDragon prob'ly has the specs on file, and would likely build one as a special order.

I might mention that I have one for sale -- $100 OBO! Includes the Cascade (which sadly has some damage, which looks weldable).

Located in British Columbia.

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Paddling Gear and Rolling
Replies: 6
Views: 3501

Re: Paddling Gear and Rolling

Thanks for the positive suggestions, folks! Further to Ross' comments, I'm going to take along a variety of helmets and PFDs to the next practice session, and try them all in different combinations. I'm also going to look at revising the storage of pin-gear -- trim down the front profile of the PFD....
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Paddling Gear and Rolling
Replies: 6
Views: 3501

Paddling Gear and Rolling

I've been working on the rolls in the pool all winter, and if I concentrate, I'm usually successful rolling whatever OC-1 I'm in. When rolling, I usually wear an old retired PFD in the pool. (Oh, and shorts of course.) Observers usually confirm I have an effective hip flick, head is last out of the ...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Caption Outfitting Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 5257

Re: Dagger Caption Outfitting Questions

Suggest you use NorthWater anchor tracks, and put in two fully-adjustable saddles -- one of which can be moved close enough to center to be used as a solo saddle.

Message me, and I'll send you pix.

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dry land rolling practice
Replies: 48
Views: 13556

Re: Dry land rolling practice

I'd like to know more about Pauls, "step and flipper".-M- Me too, MM! Paul -- please! . . . Einar's point about learning first in the pool, with a smaller hull, makes sense. I've had a hand in teaching new C-boaters basic rolling techniques, and I start them off in a C-1. I think they find it easie...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dry land rolling practice
Replies: 48
Views: 13556

Re: Dry land rolling practice

3. When (and only when) the boat is upright, quickly swing your upper body into the boat, keeping your head low. Some think of it as a low brace…. Good thread! But a quick question about technique -- especially Ian's # 3 above: Boats these days (eg. L'Edge, Option,) are built much deeper or "higher...