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by avlclimber
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 5269

Re: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?

My dad is ? ~170, 5'9" and has good river-sense, its just that he hasn't gotten out in anything other than a tandem canoe, much really. these are great options! I know of a local a Prodigy which might be a great boat for him; I am intrigued by a Kaz boat, if it'll put up with scraping, and I find a ...
by avlclimber
Thu May 30, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Retirement Boat. Suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 5269

Retirement Boat. Suggestions?

My father taught me to canoe 30 years ago, in the rambling scrapey creeks and rivers of east TN in a 16ft "Lincoln" canoe. It was one of the first production roylex boats and the salesman won his business by offering him a square of roylex and a hatchet, telling him to see if he could damage the mat...
by avlclimber
Thu May 30, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Options for younger developing Open Boaters
Replies: 25
Views: 5715

Re: Options for younger developing Open Boaters

Cheap, beat-up detonator? soft chines will put up with his weight and easier rivers. tumblehome offers easy reach-across for cross strokes. light enough for him to push around. Lack of forward speed/tracking may be an issue.
by avlclimber
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Throw Rope Thoughts?
Replies: 15
Views: 2618

Re: Throw Rope Thoughts?

Having graduated to a waist-worn rope has made me a much more useful participant in rescue scenarios and gear recovery situations. Having a full-strength/width rope under the airbag lines is smart, but it never gets pulled out (quickly enough) except for setting safety intentionally. In my opinion, ...
by avlclimber
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Octane 85
Replies: 20
Views: 4474

Re: Octane 85

I will boof the porcelain off of that in next year's Tellico race.

Actually, ...calling Bob Britt.
by avlclimber
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Rolling Critique
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: Rolling Critique

Make sure to also practice in your life jacket and helmet. I find it easier to roll bareback. The life jacket flotation makes it easier to get hung up on the "wrong side" of the boat, and I imagine the weight of the helmet and water captured by it affects rolling as well. You seem to have a strong r...
by avlclimber
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Children's Books about WW Canoeing
Replies: 9
Views: 2314

Re: Children's Books about WW Canoeing

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There is a copy of this in my house somewhere. As I recall, it is a cautionary tale about careful scouting.

-Z
by avlclimber
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Octane 85
Replies: 20
Views: 4474

Re: Octane 85

I paddled the Octane 85 through 9 miles of varied water from tight creeking, to big drops, to pushy water. I think the prototype may undergo some changes before anything is produced. I shared my thoughts with Jeremy, but I don't know what direction he is planning to push the boat. The 85 is ridiculo...
by avlclimber
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hike-in rivers
Replies: 9
Views: 2933

Re: Hike-in rivers

Dan Flath's film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_46MZLMT44

is my favoite hike-in canoe camping expedition whitewater film. Absolutely worth watching the whole adventure when you have the time.
by avlclimber
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Radical new boat material (the Grumman thread)
Replies: 16
Views: 4216

Re: Radical new boat material (the Grumman thread)

Well, obviously this is a little tongue in cheek, but in brainstorming light, durable materials that are not brittle, metal came to mind. Obviously you might need to consider updating some of the construction techniques (seriously, rivets?) but it seemed vaguely plausible if someone had knowledge of...
by avlclimber
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Radical new boat material (the Grumman thread)
Replies: 16
Views: 4216

Re: Radical new boat material (the Grumman thread)

you know, like this, right?:
by avlclimber
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Radical new boat material (the Grumman thread)
Replies: 16
Views: 4216

Radical new boat material (the Grumman thread)

So I had a brainstorm/brainfart driving home today, and I can't quite figure out why a Grumman Creekboat is a bad idea. It's not really any heavier than (old) roylex or plastic, certainly durable, and the smaller size of a modern creekboat would bring this material into a workable weight range. Cert...
by avlclimber
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ocoee coming back?
Replies: 20
Views: 8358

Re: Ocoee coming back?

Hey, Richard.

Since we can't get Nova craft to make a 10 ft Ocoee, and other fun designs are held up, how 'bout giving us a 10' Viper?

lightweight, good chines, lower pricepoint than the plastic boats...
by avlclimber
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Union Suit
Replies: 8
Views: 3654

Re: Union Suit

I have the IR and I like it, the neck entry and "relief area" offer reasonable accessibility. the stretchy top area does not breathe as well as the rest of the fleece, and it is the one area of my suit that is damp and clammy at the end of the day. Otherwise it is a good weight and a good product. I...
by avlclimber
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Genesis and Mohawk XL 13
Replies: 8
Views: 5013

Re: Dagger Genesis and Mohawk XL 13

Recon might be great but few used ones out there. Probe 13 is stable and agile. Esquif blast solo is a solid boat for a bigger guy. Vertige X, perhaps? Solid traditional design. the Outrage X is a lackluster boat, but is available cheep as a result. It does probably respond better than the XL series.