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by Sir Adam
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Viper (Frachella) C1 vs. River Elf
Replies: 5
Views: 5310

Re: Viper (Frachella) C1 vs. River Elf

Likewise I have one of each - both great boats for what they are, but both very different. A full volume Viper is a great cruiser; cut it down and it stern squirts (or stern pivots) very well, and very controllably. The Viper is arguably a better front surfer, the Storm Chaser a better side surfer. ...
by Sir Adam
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Want to trade SUP for tandem?
Replies: 2
Views: 2088

Re: Want to trade SUP for tandem?

Your location might be helpful:)
by Sir Adam
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "best" tripping boats?
Replies: 22
Views: 17305

Re: "best" tripping boats?

Thank you for all the replies - I greatly appreciate it. We're just back from the Bow trip (Moose River) out of Jackman, ME. Pretty much all flatwater (and boney rips... low water right now:( ). The 5 of us (4 plus the dog:) ) had a great time though. Given how much our daughter enjoyed the quick wa...
by Sir Adam
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "best" tripping boats?
Replies: 22
Views: 17305

Re: "best" tripping boats?

Thank you all for the ideas- more (fun) research to do:) I'm leaning towards getting a more WW "friendly" boat; I have a wonderful 18' tandem tripping canoe already. If it was a little tougher layup, or my paddling partner was a little bigger (she'll be 9 next year:) ) I'd just use what we have and ...
by Sir Adam
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "best" tripping boats?
Replies: 22
Views: 17305

Re: "best" tripping boats?

old and in the way wrote:Mad River Explorer


Ha! Somehow I knew you'd say that...

Looks like they are bringing it out in T-Formex....
by Sir Adam
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "best" tripping boats?
Replies: 22
Views: 17305

"best" tripping boats?

I'm curious what everyone believes are the "best" multi-day tripping OC2's. Mixed whitewater and flatwater, so it is a tough ask for a boat (maneuverable but not too much of a pig on flat water). I've read that the Blue Hole Cumberland / Evergreen Starburst is one of the best in a few places, but I ...
by Sir Adam
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Riversport Slalom - August 19-20
Replies: 2
Views: 3215

Riversport Slalom - August 19-20

Courtesy Post: Riversport Slalom August 19-20 It’s that time of year again – the Riversport Slalom will be held August 19-20, 2017. Our website is having issues, so the entry and information forms are attached here. http://cboats.net/images/2017Riversport.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return ...
by Sir Adam
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: SOLD - ORION C-1
Replies: 2
Views: 3510

Re: FOR SALE ORION C-1

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by Sir Adam
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esquif Extasy! New model!
Replies: 10
Views: 8888

Re: Esquif Extasy! New model!

Congrats! I look forward to seeing them on the river (especially as I DO plan on having a CBoats Armada next spring:) ). It will be great to have a boat for lighter folks - only so many Phantom's still out there, and though the Splash is a great boat I think it tops out at 115 or 120 lbs (though I'v...
by Sir Adam
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: East Coast Armada
Replies: 9
Views: 6078

Re: East Coast Armada

Sounds like the Squirt Worlds will be fairly busy - should be a good time! I'm still planning on being in the area around Memorial Day weekend, and am trying to finalize plans and maybe camping. Right now I'm thinking of running the North Branch or something else either Sunday or Monday of Memorial ...
by Sir Adam
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Do I need a custom skirt?
Replies: 12
Views: 8382

Re: Do I need a custom skirt?

My favorites are old Mountain Surfs or newer Skirt Works. Yes, I haven't purchased one in a while. I do have an older Snapdragon that was custom made for the Groove, as well as a slalom skirt or two from them. I've always had a problem with them popping off, so they don't get used much. Not enough "...
by Sir Adam
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Dagger Atom
Replies: 19
Views: 20869

Re: Boat of the Week - Dagger Atom

That will depend on how you want it to paddle... At 160 (ish) or under it is challenging to get the stern under for a pivot unless you are very skilled, or crush the stern a bit. Still a nice cruising boat, except when the stern edge trips you up (I had a nice long swing in the Alley on the Kennebec...
by Sir Adam
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat for Grand Canyon solo canoe
Replies: 14
Views: 11214

Re: Boat for Grand Canyon

Sometimes I wonder if a bunch of us should get together and buy a solo canoe (or two) for folks to use on the Grand Canyon (as this question seems to come up at least once a year). Any thoughts on what the ideal boat might be (other than one with a pump;) ) and does anyone have a place it could be s...
by Sir Adam
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Rebuilding paddle blade
Replies: 3
Views: 3861

Re: Rebuilding paddle blade

If you lay it up to be durable enough you may find that the balance of the paddle is thrown off - you might prefer to just let it be a bit smaller. That said, one trick for a nice finish (at least on one side) is to lay it up on glass (such as an old thick windowpane). I'd be tempted to layer dynel ...