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by avlclimber
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Coming soon....
Replies: 14
Views: 2090

Re: Coming soon....

height of gunwales and width of boat (esp @ gunwales) are going to be the main concerns for a kid's boat. lightweight and stable would be tertiary concerns.

Bob Wiggins keeps talking about putting together a kids boat based on his experience canoeing as a youngster.
by avlclimber
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Wooden T Grip
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Wooden T Grip

Carved this with a pocket knife. AB edge upgrade, Oak dowel. Fun project for a lazy Skype date.
by avlclimber
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Prelude Vs. L'Edge
Replies: 19
Views: 3579

Re: Prelude Vs. L'Edge

These are excellent responses. The weight difference cannot be overstated. The Prelude is among the lightest PE designs, a full 15 lbs lighter than a l'edge. Huge rocker, very responsive, it *will* demand that you be on your game and learn to throw the right stroke at the right time. Be comfortable ...
by avlclimber
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Green Race.
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

Green Race.

Jus' say'n.
by avlclimber
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Shacho reviews
Replies: 25
Views: 7566

Re: Shacho reviews

anyone have thoughts on the tumublehome? Doe that make it drier? narrower to paddle? Drier to roll? easier to roll?
by avlclimber
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat Needs a Lift to OC Nationals
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Boat Needs a Lift to OC Nationals

Is anyone coming from as far as Massachusetts or New England? I am looking to bring a boat down from that region.

(sorry to jack the thread; THANKS!)
by avlclimber
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Shacho reviews
Replies: 25
Views: 7566

Re: Shacho reviews

can someone talk about the chines and carving? How she slides into eddies or gets tripped up in cross currents? Would you compare the boat's turning performance to an Outrage? Ocoee? Det? Probe? What about the response time moving from edge to edge? (some people call this tippyness :) Clearly it's n...
by avlclimber
Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Shacho reviews
Replies: 25
Views: 7566

Re: Shacho reviews

Please! (I'm thinking shorter/lighter viper 11 with softer chines that still turns briskly and glides fast?) and drier ends? let us know, yall. I am also interested in how the heavy layup option realistically holds up to delicate rockslides and boofs. and what's up with the extreme tumblehome? inqui...
by avlclimber
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Probe 13 into an OC2 possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 3516

Re: Probe 13 into an OC2 possible?

Thanks for posting the nitro outfitting pics. I am fascinated that you like it tandem. I paddled one recently and barely liked it solo. I'd like a more full report about that boat. As for the Ocoee, I have been meaning to provide pics, a review and details on the double-bulkhead/triple saddle I buil...
by avlclimber
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Probe 13 into an OC2 possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 3516

Re: Probe 13 into an OC2 possible?

:D

(Golder there is heavier than my standard partners, but he's a fine righty.)
by avlclimber
Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Probe 13 into an OC2 possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 3516

Re: Probe 13 into an OC2 possible?

As a Probe paddler, you know that either the 13or14 has huge performance gains over the XL series. The Probe 14 is a very capable boat. Remember that the 13 is really the old 12 (12'8") and they cut all of that length out of the middle where the volume to float you is. I think you will be too heavy ...
by avlclimber
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Tandemonium / Tandemnation
Replies: 55
Views: 14040

Re: Tandemonium / Tandemnation

Sounds good, y'all.

I feel bad I didn't make it up there to represent the tandem ethos. But it sounds like you are doing a good job keepin' it classy.

--Z
by avlclimber
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Best kids Canoe?
Replies: 17
Views: 6092

Re: Best kids Canoe?

Saw a Splash @ ARF this year. I was impressed with it. As to banging rocks, etc: I knocked on it with my fist and it seemed bomber. The fella said it was floatplane pontoon technology. I wouldn't be concerned about wear and abuse from a paddler of tiny weight--even over rocks or drifting downstream ...
by avlclimber
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Big drops in an Ion?
Replies: 9
Views: 1613

Re: Big drops in an Ion?

The Upper Tellico is

a) not that hard because all the drops are so clean.

b) probably the best training ground for boofing a canoe.

meatgrinder/jarrods knee are noticeably harder and more continuous than the ledges above. Have Fun!
by avlclimber
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: FS: Probe 11: $375 with bags/$325 w/o. Boone NC.
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: FS: Probe 11: $375 with bags/$325 w/o. Boone NC.

"Sandy Bear" !!

This boat is indestructible.


(are you upgrading, John?)