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by clt_capt
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slalom)?
Replies: 26
Views: 16490

Re: Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slal

I've been there - trying to find a slalom boat that would fit a larger guy. Even at 200 lbs, most of the current boats are not really suited - seems like they are all designed for Mikal Martikan with an optimum weight around 170 lbs I paddle a full cut Vajda Scream - it does ok, but it is easy to te...
by clt_capt
Thu May 14, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Yellow Blue Hole Sunburst
Replies: 17
Views: 9325

Re: Yellow Blue Hole Sunburst

Paddle Power wrote:please remind me, my mind is failing to recall what OCA stands for...
Actually it referred to the original Bluehole Open Canoe - Open Canoe Aluminum (ie: Aluminum Gunnels) - There was also OC-V for vinyl gunnels.
by clt_capt
Mon May 11, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Yellow Blue Hole Sunburst
Replies: 17
Views: 9325

Re: Yellow Blue Hole Sunburst

ha ha - I'd love an old OCA - talk about old school...

Good luck with the new toy.
by clt_capt
Sat May 09, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What Fabric for Boat Repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 7032

Re: What Fabric for Boat Repairs

ask her about dynel as a repair option, it's basically a cheaper kevlar that can't be called kevlar due to trade mark infringement. You mean TWARON, Not dynel. Dynel is a resin sponge, but does a great job as wear plates for heavy wear areas... TWARON is Aramid - just like kevlar... Typically it sh...
by clt_capt
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: From C-1 to H-1
Replies: 8
Views: 2780

Re: From C-1 to H-1

Youtube version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzhvOM3lT8M" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The race was the U23 World Championships in Brazil
by clt_capt
Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: From C-1 to H-1
Replies: 8
Views: 2780

Re: From C-1 to H-1

Not sure I would have made all of the gates with a paddle
by clt_capt
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: The end of ESQUIF..... :(
Replies: 43
Views: 19899

Re: The end of ESQUIF..... :(

Many years ago, I was able to paddle a composite Sunburst (very Long time ago) - VERY different boat from the Royalex version

Not only lighter, but definitely sharper edges and an all around more responsive boat.

Same held true for a composite ME vs a Royalex ME - Not even close to the same boat.
by clt_capt
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1
Replies: 60
Views: 22795

Re: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1

Looks great. It would be interesting to see how it compares to some of the narrow premier boats out there for speed... Looks pretty fast in the gates and looks like it fits you perfectly.

Seems like the elite racers are all fairly small people - I've always had the same issue being "large boned"
by clt_capt
Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs
Replies: 28
Views: 14567

Re: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs

Unless you put some type of sealer and release agent on the plug, I doubt it will fall off when you flip - unless you are trying to do it wet. I would probably do 2 layers, let it set, flip, 2 layers on the deck, let cure, and repeat until all layers are on. A 5/4 hand laid boat is probably going to...
by clt_capt
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs
Replies: 28
Views: 14567

Re: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs

5 layers of carbon is quite a bit. it will be a pretty tough boat. and a but heavier than typical. A typical race layup would be more like 1 carbon, 2 carbon/kevlar hybrid for the hull and 1 carbon, 1 or 2 Carbon/Kevlar Hybrid. I think you will also find that carbon will have a rough surface. You ma...
by clt_capt
Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs
Replies: 28
Views: 14567

Re: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs

Looks a lot better to me. The tail doesn't seem to be dragging as much, and it doesn't look like it hurt you at all getting the stern to catch to pivot.
by clt_capt
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: A bad break
Replies: 45
Views: 19475

Re: A bad break

There have been issues with certain colors of pigments being notorious for cracking in the past. Are your boats stored inside or outside?
by clt_capt
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs
Replies: 28
Views: 14567

Re: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs

Looks good. Seems to have decent glide and turns pretty well for a tri-hull. Seems like your stern might be digging a hair. Can you slide forward a couple of inches in the cockpit? I'm thinking it might track a little better.
by clt_capt
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Craiglist freebie!
Replies: 14
Views: 7874

Re: Craiglist freebie!

One additional thought - If you like dark colored boats - you could thicken the G-Flex with a bit of the West Graphite Additive - it will add some "slickness" to slide over some rocks...
by clt_capt
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Craiglist freebie!
Replies: 14
Views: 7874

Re: Craiglist freebie!

You could coat it with WEST G-Flex - would add a little weight, but at least the G-Flex wouldn't flake off. I would probably recommend mixing pigment into the G-Flex instead of painting - Would last longer... - Don't need to go overboard with sanding - wipe it down with Denatured Alcohol, Scuff the ...