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by ezwater
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Extending Paddle Dilemna
Replies: 7
Views: 2431

I'm the same height (6' 5") but I'm probably shorter of leg and longer of body than you. I use a 61.5 Clinch River curved blade/wood shaft in my open boat, and I use 61" curved blade slalom paddles in my C-1s. I doubt that I could be happy with a 58" paddle in C-1, but try it and see. There are no r...
by ezwater
Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C-1 Carbon Fiber HIP BLOCKS (links with photos)
Replies: 7
Views: 2699

Trevor --- beautiful work, although I cannot benefit from it. My hips are so wide that I put in simple L risers right at the rim of my Zealot, and just barely had room for a little foam. And also, your extenders would be no problem for the small-footed, but I would not be able to extract my size 15 ...
by ezwater
Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1pack/Yakpack
Replies: 9
Views: 4090

For many years I have carried boats, decked and open boats, balanced on my head. This may not have been smart in the long run, because now one of my cervical nerves is acting up a little. I can still carry my light c-boats (Zealot and Wide Ride) with the seat balanced on my head, and I can do this f...
by ezwater
Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:15 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: how old and how long have you paddled
Replies: 29
Views: 17151

I'm nearing 61, started in 1973 in an 18.5' Moore supercanoe, the kind they used to race in downriver. In 1974, moved to Atlanta and bought a Hahn C-1. Replaced it with a Sage (ugh), and then with a Phoenix "Seewun". Realized a dream by purchasing the first Zealot out of the mold, used, from Adam Cl...
by ezwater
Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: towards a bombproof roll...
Replies: 21
Views: 8705

All good advice. I've encountered the opposite problem. About two years ago I had increasing problems with my roll. Usually I was just rolling to cool off, while paddling my Zealot on an easy practice course. I tried rolling in my old Phoenix, and got up, but the mechanics were terrible. So I threw ...
by ezwater
Sat Nov 08, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Forward stroke blues
Replies: 34
Views: 12474

Two points. First, Bob Foote's advice is good, but can be taken to extremes. Going to full shoulder rotation with an exaggerated reach of the lower arm and a spear-the-fish posture of the upper arm will waste energy on internal friction. Any time you take your limbs and your trunk to extremes, there...
by ezwater
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:57 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Best dry outfit for OC & C1 paddling?
Replies: 8
Views: 2731

You guys must be short, and using high seats. I'm 6' 5" and use seats of 5.5" and 6". In winter, I cannot wear a full dry suit or anything else which will bunch behind the knee. I just ordered a Stohlquist GoreTex drytop, and will mate it to neoprene shorts (Patagonia) as best I can. Footwear can al...
by ezwater
Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:25 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Noah Fiberglass Jape???
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

Noah composite construction

I have a Noah Magma, originally a C-1 (and not a good one, too narrow with nasty chines) but now a kayak. I put a big keyhole cockpit in it. Noah actually sold this boat both as a kayak and as a C-1. I bought it for $100 bucks from Vladimir in the early 80s. Noah "Kevlar" boats at that time often ha...
by ezwater
Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:00 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New class for open canoe downriver
Replies: 17
Views: 9260

Why not a formula race?

Why not a downriver formula race? We have computers, and we know a lot about what makes boats fast in a downriver race. Throwing all the WW boats in together is going to result in someone bringing a 15 foot MR Synergy and cleaning up. But if you use length, width, and perhaps some info about rocker,...
by ezwater
Wed Feb 26, 2003 1:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Durable Whitewater paddle?
Replies: 9
Views: 2845

Mitchell and Clinch River C-1 paddles- durability etc.

I have three curved-blade paddles. The Mitchell has a glassed wood blade with an aluminum tip, and a carbon shaft. The blade has a bit of "trail"-- that is, it is as if the paddle were slightly bent where the shaft attaches to the blade. The aluminum tip itself has held up well, but there is a bit o...