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by ezwater
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Walk in runs and carrying an OC1 - what for a carry system?
Replies: 4
Views: 2446

Re: Walk in runs and carrying an OC1 - what for a carry syst

I've used a Kelty frame with an extension bar that supports the boat at the saddle. Puts the load on the hips as well as the shoulders. But with your short boat, I don't know what you would do with the pack frame once you get to the river.
by ezwater
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Anyone near Cullowhee/Asheville NC?
Replies: 2
Views: 2135

Re: Anyone near Cullowhee/Asheville NC?

AWA headquarters are in Cullowhee. Suggest you call their office at 828-586-1930 to find a local paddling contact. Trout Unlimited and AWA have been bitter opponents over some streams. Maybe it will help to have someone active in both organizations. The section of the Tuck most favored for trout fis...
by ezwater
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: DIY - Bow Foot Brace
Replies: 9
Views: 4905

Re: DIY - Bow Foot Brace

You can use minicell, and then stiffen the surface where her feet go, using fabric painted on with contact cement. Or, glue whatever you want onto the minicell surface.
by ezwater
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Foot braces on Perception saddle
Replies: 3
Views: 2777

Re: Foot braces on Perception saddle

Are you finding that your legs are not sufficiently controlled without them? Have you used pegs in your other boats? What did they do for you? My long legs, once bent on a low seat, and with my feet resting on their tops, are firmly under control and not in need of pegs. If you use pegs and your ank...
by ezwater
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Can Millbrook Rival handle 250#'s?
Replies: 5
Views: 5205

Re: Can Millbrook Rival handle 250#'s?

You could go up to 15' and get a Millbrook ME. I've done overnights on the San Juan and the Dolores (Slickrock) with a similar Mad River Synergy, and even with water, the boat's maneuverability was only mildly compromised. Allow for the possibility of repairs and put together a kit for them. Practic...
by ezwater
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Paddling Gear and Rolling
Replies: 6
Views: 3859

Re: Paddling Gear and Rolling

Your body has to move through the water during the first part of the roll, so resistance to movement in the water may be a factor, along with weight when you start to clear the water. Back in the day (1980) I wore a single Flotherchoc pfd on the Ocoee, always rolled my c-1 easily. But on my one run ...
by ezwater
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: c1 cayman slalom repair
Replies: 2
Views: 2964

Re: c1 cayman slalom repair

You might consider calling sweetcomposites.com for advice on materials and method. The seam line back on the tail is rather convex, and you might need tape or cloth which is cut "on the bias" so that it will conform more easily to the convexity. "On the bias" means that the fibers run at 45 degrees ...
by ezwater
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Before I drill...
Replies: 2
Views: 2124

Re: Before I drill...

If you want to use them, and don't want to pull the hull in, just move them a bit forward and rearward. It doesn't matter if a thwart is above the last of the lacing holes, or above the lacing and the rear end of the bag.
by ezwater
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Inflatable Canoe
Replies: 12
Views: 5799

Re: Inflatable Canoe

:D If it flips, just climb onto the underside, and it's a SOB, a sit-on-bottom.

My concern about inflatable canoes is, with the width so great, technique is going to get distorted.
by ezwater
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Nova Craft "Royalex light" experience
Replies: 2
Views: 2868

Re: Nova Craft "Royalex light" experience

:D We can destroy anything, and so can you. Durability in ww is relative to aggression, caution, skill. My primary canoe is 17 years old, has been used in moderate ww all over the US, and has no significant damage. But other paddlers I know would have torn it to bits in a couple of seasons. So, we'l...
by ezwater
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Caption Outfitting Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 6289

Re: Dagger Caption Outfitting Questions

Although I've been successful with Mohawk triple saddles in two boats, a MR Synergy and a Millbrook, I would encourage you to thoroughly research how to use three independent saddles, which brings more adjustability and trim control. With a triple saddle, you place it to get the solo position right,...
by ezwater
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Millbrook boat for wife - Flashback vs. Shacho
Replies: 12
Views: 8289

Re: New Millbrook boat for wife - Flashback vs. Shacho

For what you want, I would take a Rival over a Flashback.

A friend paddles nothing but Rivals, because of their good cruising, predictable ww behavior, and ease of rolling.

If your wife can learn cab forward paddling, she will not need to J stroke or rudder very often.
by ezwater
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: should i wax or polish?
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Re: should i wax or polish?

If you do another patch job, your patches should be oval, not rectangular, to avoid or minimize stress risers.
by ezwater
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Gunnel Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 2398

Re: Gunnel Repair

I would add a screw if I needed it to clamp the glue job, or if I expected the glue job to fail and needed the screw to hold things together so I could finish my paddle.

When I did a similar repair, I epoxied a length of ash along the inwale. The repair lasted a long time.
by ezwater
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: So where's the T-formex ?
Replies: 14
Views: 7775

Re: So where's the T-formex ?

Of course, no one ever had a problem with Royalex. :roll: And it is so light and stiff.