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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: 7391

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: 5114

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: 6969

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: 16568

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: 8828

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: 3205

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 ...
by Sir Adam
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: East Coast Armada
Replies: 9
Views: 5114

Re: East Coast Armada

Yup... I'm thinking that may be a good weekend... A day to watch (or paddle) at the Squirt, a day on the NB, and for us probably a parade (my uncle has an antique fire truck:) ). I'll try and decide soon so we can figure out camping reservations - I'm assuming they may be booked up already though at...
by Sir Adam
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: East Coast Armada
Replies: 9
Views: 5114

Re: East Coast Armada

We're getting more serious about a Memorial Day weekend trip down, maybe a Saturday or Sunday run of the North Branch, then whatever. A bit later than in past years, but at probably plenty warm:) I'm sure lots of folks are at ALF, or enjoying the nice northeast snowstorm (18" here so far today), but...
by Sir Adam
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: East Coast Armada
Replies: 9
Views: 5114

Re: East Coast Armada

The moderators were just discussing that... unfortunately as with the past few years it looks like it will be difficult for us to make it! I might be able to make it down either Mother's Day weekend (13/14th I think), which is one release weekend, or Memorial Day weekend (also a Squirt event going o...
by Sir Adam
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Getting back
Replies: 5
Views: 3313

Re: Getting back

Open or decked, and what type of paddling (you mentioned river class... but do you mostly play, creek, cruise, trip, etc...?)
by Sir Adam
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Helmet Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 4708

Re: Helmet Advice

I went through this a few years ago when i realized my (20 year old) Resin Heads helmet wasn't really going to do much any more than look pretty (LOTS of flex...). Asking around, particularly with the steep creek crowd, and it appears at that point "the best" was Sweet Protection. I found it fits be...
by Sir Adam
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Grand Canyon solo
Replies: 18
Views: 10104

Re: Grand Canyon solo

likewise -- AWESOME and Congratulations!!!
by Sir Adam
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Gyromax seat questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

Re: Gyromax seat questions.

There is actual an OK image of the seat on the Gyra Max page of the CBoats virtual boat museum: https://www.cboats.net/c_db/list.php?type=1&alpha=G&boat_id=82&name=Gyra%20Max" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; One of the projects for this year is re-doing ALL the images now that we're no...
by Sir Adam
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Exciting times for Canoeing
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

Re: Exciting times for Canoeing

Every few years we seem to have a period of no new designs, a few companies stop making OC1's, and some new folks step in with new designs / ideas / energy.

It's nice to see so much passion globally for whitewater canoeing:)

And it's nice to have some new designs appearing again!