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by clt_capt
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Shot, but.....
Replies: 4
Views: 2447

Re: Long Shot, but.....

You can actually print them yourself. A decent quality inkjet or laser printer is all you need. The vinyl media is available here - http://www.papilio.com/inkjet%20waterproof%20adhesive%20film%20media.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Print your image, spray over it with Krylon Cle...
by clt_capt
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "Machine" outfitting?
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: "Machine" outfitting?

Machines are nothing more than rigid fixed straps - somewhat of a cross between a bulkhead and straps. I had a set of aluminum machines (covered with foam) in an old ultramax. The benefit is that if you get the fit right, you lose the flex that a fabric strap has, so the boat can be more responsive....
by clt_capt
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Need help identifying which model of 1979 Perception canoe
Replies: 14
Views: 6209

Re: Need help identifying which model of 1979 Perception can

So - a totally wild guess here, but that boat looks a lot like a Steve Scarborough boat. About that time I think Dagger was just building paddles and a few one-off boats that Steve was racing...
by clt_capt
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: paddle suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 6542

Re: paddle suggestions

I am definitely partial to the Mitchell Premier. It is offered in a variety of configurations - Wood Shaft/ Glass covered Wood Blade, Carbon Shaft/Glass covered Wood Blade, Carbon shaft/Carbon covered Wood Blade.

All have roped edges and aluminum tip.
by clt_capt
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Tripping Canoe Layup ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2496

Re: Tripping Canoe Layup ideas

PVC Foam will be lighter than coremat/auromat as it won't absorb resin, and due the the thickness, will be stiffer, BUT it will be harder to shape the ribs and get them properly seated without bagging... For a one-off, 1 layer of 4 mm Coremat covered by a layer of fabric will be adequate. For true d...
by clt_capt
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: boat for my dog and me
Replies: 11
Views: 4057

Re: boat for my dog and me

My previous lab spent a bunch of time with me on the Nanty and Tuck in a Bluehole OCA - Even though it is very old school, I paddled an awful lot of stuff solo in the OCA too...
by clt_capt
Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Protecting royalite? Foam exposed
Replies: 14
Views: 6932

Re: Protecting royalite? Foam exposed

PE cloth is cheap. It should not be creased in storage as wrinkles are hard to remove. Wrinkled chunks of cloth should not be used. You can use an iron to remove minor wrinkles. Exactly - PE or Dynel are going to be more flexible than glass - and lower profile than kevlar felt. G-Flex is more flexi...
by clt_capt
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Vacuum bagging composite repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: Vacuum bagging composite repairs

John, any composite repair can be done with vacuum bagging. All of the normal benefits of vacuum bagging do apply - higher fiber to resin ratio, less trapped air, reduced bulk, ability to meet complex curves. For thin laminates or through cracks, you need to ensure that the crack is adequately seale...
by clt_capt
Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Quick question on hanging storage for composite boat
Replies: 12
Views: 5364

Re: Quick question on hanging storage for composite boat

Shep wrote: If you are concerned about squeezing the sides of the boat, you could drill holes in either end of two boards, and tie the webbing in a loop so the boards hang flat, and rest the boat gunwales on the board near the bow and stern.
I'll second this...
by clt_capt
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Shorten Iliad Paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 6376

Re: Shorten Iliad Paddle

It is actually not that hard to use a large dowel to create a replacement grip... If you cannot get a norse t-grip
by clt_capt
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: tailored PFD
Replies: 17
Views: 7127

Re: tailored PFD

I wonder if any ww paddler has ever had to deal with real USCG enforcement. So, I haven't had to deal with USCG on a river, but I do a lot of offshore fishing - and I have been boarded by the USCG doing routine boarding sweeps. They will specifically look for an equal number of unmodified, CG label...
by clt_capt
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: A excerpt from the 'non-fiction novel' :)
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: A excerpt from the 'non-fiction novel' :)

I probably make more in a month now than I made in a whole season guiding - and we have long seasons here in NC... But I never got the call at 0-dark-30 that the server is down - we need you in here now... either. Having a bad day - grab the boat after the last trip and go rip off a few enders, or s...
by clt_capt
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: tailored PFD
Replies: 17
Views: 7127

Re: tailored PFD

Many years ago, Extrasport was just getting into low profile racing type PFDs - I was lucky enough to get an early one - before they had passed CG certification - Wore that jacket daily - the rangers on the Nantahala saw me nearly that often - but for some reason the decided to make an example of me...
by clt_capt
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Rename the Stinkeye
Replies: 15
Views: 5205

Re: Rename the Stinkeye

I could think of a bunch of worse names... But since the term Stinkeye originated with surfers in Hawaii, it is pretty appropriate for a boat...
by clt_capt
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: recycled boats?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2942

Re: recycled boats?!

Some of the plastics can be easily recycled - some cannot. Even for the relatively easy recycled plastics, the equipment needs - large scale grinders, compactors and massive heat would be cost prohibitive to most canoe manufacturers. Also the equipment required to separate coloring agents make it di...