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by ezwater
Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: AC/DC review
Replies: 29
Views: 18127

Re: AC/DC review

sbroam --- I didn't mean to say it was unpleasant wading. Somewhat like my wading the length of the Chattooga Headwaters. I got to wade through many interesting boat outfitting projects, eventually getting to the slider bow seat assembly. You should be careful, though, about so much disclosure. Som...
by ezwater
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Bulkhead Saddles
Replies: 9
Views: 5477

Re: Bulkhead Saddles

:o Ah, if only I had patented and marketed the foam saddle I threw together out of Ethafoam packing slabs in 1973 . It did most of the things your modern thingy is designed to do, except it lacked those stupid Yakima toe jams. I could have made even less money than you will, because in 1973 it took ...
by ezwater
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: AC/DC review
Replies: 29
Views: 18127

Re: AC/DC review

sbroam--- I sure had to wade through a lot of innovative technology to get to that shot of your bow slider setup. What did you use for the sliders? I ordered a slider setup from Harmony for our Bluewater, and it was *really* heavy. I drilled out the aluminum sliders to bring the weight down, but it ...
by ezwater
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: AC/DC review
Replies: 29
Views: 18127

Re: AC/DC review

kaz, you have molds that were made by others... More than a few? And correction of flaws in molds can be difficult or impossible.

Accepting and working with such minor flaws allows boats like the AC/DC to continue to be available.
by ezwater
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Choosing a boat to convert
Replies: 11
Views: 6654

Re: Choosing a boat to convert

Reeves "The Hawk" had a very successful career in a converted Godzilla.

That Pyranha had an excellent reputation as a kayak, but I think the Godzilla might make a better "base" as a c-1.
by ezwater
Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 3403

Re: hello!

:lol: "Oh, are you a hermit too?"
by ezwater
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: General Canoeing Technique Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 14674

Re: General Canoeing Technique Advice

I don't J and I don't carve, and I can paddle straight while on either edge. Good forward reach, not exaggerated, firm catch, blade feathered straight out to the side when passing the hip. During the catch, the bow pushes up a little mound of water on the side opposite the paddle. During recovery, t...
by ezwater
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Re: How to paddle a salom canoe solo.
Replies: 5
Views: 3208

Re: How to paddle a salom canoe solo.

Take a solo course at NOC or at any other provider of suitable training.
by ezwater
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Roll Problems/?
Replies: 4
Views: 2850

Re: Roll Problems/?

Your butt won't rise when you succeed in locating the pivot center of your hip snap within your pelvis. What you're experiencing is a symptom of trying to push up with the arms and upper body. Instead, think of your pelvis and hips as the roller of a window shade. You trip the roller and it reels yo...
by ezwater
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Minimum backrest thickness?
Replies: 6
Views: 2670

Re: Minimum backrest thickness?

I'd move the thwart back a bit.
by ezwater
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Anchor points, suppliers and bonding.
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: Anchor points, suppliers and bonding.

West G-flex, though sometimes the result is lumpy and ugly.
by ezwater
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Air bag repair
Replies: 27
Views: 12702

Re: Air bag repair

How do you predict or produce fit to a particular canoe?
by ezwater
Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Air bag repair
Replies: 27
Views: 12702

Re: Air bag repair

Kelly Rand said, "So my theory is that constantly deflating, folding and storing and then reinflating causes the greatest ware on the material. Has anyone had the same experience?" I have a different hypothesis, that driving around with the bags flopping in the airstream causes leaks by repeatedly r...
by ezwater
Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Cracked Taureau
Replies: 22
Views: 10871

Re: Cracked Taureau

Why would they not weld? Is the plastic crosslink?

A fix as described by West G-flex might work, if backed by inside cloth, resin or mastic.

Then there's the duct tape welding method, though I don't know if it would work on a larger split or tear.
by ezwater
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Weird cracks in 14' Mohawk
Replies: 3
Views: 2155

Re: Weird cracks in 14' Mohawk

I might use a low angle chisel to bulldoze away the vinyl, and then put an S-glass or Kevlar patch on the denuded area. Maybe two layers would be enough. The repair should be larger by an inch all around so that a new D-ring has a firm foundation. Epoxy all the way.