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by clt_capt
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Driveway epoxies
Replies: 5
Views: 2879

Re: Driveway epoxies

g-flex and some of the West Graphite additive - slick and flexible!

Driveway epoxies really aren't made to flex.

I have used X-Line (like Rhino Liner) for non-skid in a motorboat, but not what you want on the outside of a canoe.
by clt_capt
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Perception Gyra Max
Replies: 13
Views: 20328

Re: Boat of the Week - Perception Gyra Max

Here is a link to David Benner in a Gyramax in Linville Gorge (along with a few double bladers...)

http://www.alexjharvey.com/media/Linvil ... br-768.wmv" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by clt_capt
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Gel Flooring Knee pads in Option
Replies: 5
Views: 4054

Re: Gel Flooring Knee pads in Option

In the "good old days" I used to use those black rubber roofer's knee cups - they gripped pretty well to the aluminum of the old grumman. By the time I moved to a blue hole (OCA) I had figured out that it was easier to just glue a neoprene pad down...
by clt_capt
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How tight are you in your boat
Replies: 7
Views: 3733

Re: How tight are you in your boat

for a slalom boat, I'm very tight. The pedestal a modified bucket seat, and is as low as I can tolerate for 10 minutes at a time :-), and I have straps and bulkhead very snug. For larger C1s, higher pedestal, and straps with knee cups. for OC - higher pedestal, straps and a kneeling pad so I can mov...
by clt_capt
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What is the most difficult CBoat you've ever paddled?
Replies: 16
Views: 16638

Re: What is the most difficult CBoat you've ever paddled?

I'll go with ACE III as well. I never could stay upright in that boat for very long.

I was just fine in a few other Wildwater boats, but not that one...

I built an extrabat that was over cut for my weight - edges were in the water sitting still... there really in no need for a 13'2" Squirt boat :-)
by clt_capt
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Perception Gyra Max
Replies: 13
Views: 20328

Re: Boat of the Week - Perception Gyra Max

Taz pretty much had the falls nailed... I was regularly paddling a batmax in those days, but spent a bunch of days in a gyramax for bony rivers and flat out play... Obviously not nearly as responsive and the lack of real edges to carve on caught me a bunch - but it was a huge step up from the centau...
by clt_capt
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Old Town C2 (decked)
Replies: 2
Views: 2792

Re: Old Town C2 (decked)

Back in its day it was pretty hot... I wound up having to paddle one after years of "modern" Slalom C2s - It handles like a brick... But it is definitely a classic...
by clt_capt
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Jamie McEwan
Replies: 4
Views: 2270

Re: Jamie McEwan

Wow. I had no idea he was sick.

He was a very special person - he has been an influence on multiple generations of C-Boaters.

His Web Site - http://www.jamiemcewan.com/index.php/home.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by clt_capt
Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New boat ready for glass
Replies: 28
Views: 10557

Re: New boat ready for glass

You are definitely into the "fun" stage now... One hint - If you are done paddling the plug, you don't need to use glass and resin to fair the surface for molding. Depending how wavy the surface is, resin mixed with aerosil sands a whole lot easier than glass for bug dimples. If you don't have large...
by clt_capt
Tue May 13, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Removing OLD adhesive on vinylester hull
Replies: 5
Views: 3778

Re: Removing OLD adhesive on vinylester hull

Tolulene is likely the solvent if it was a contact type cement... You can get it at the hardware store - It is nasty. Make sure to use in a very well ventilated area, preferably with a respirator. Heat gun would probably be your best method - but you need to be careful controlling the heat. Work a s...
by clt_capt
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Upper Yough- 1970
Replies: 13
Views: 5506

Re: Upper Yough- 1970

I was pretty sure that was John Sweet - and then scrolled down to the comments...Very cool find
by clt_capt
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Decked C2 Modification Question
Replies: 9
Views: 5010

Re: Decked C2 Modification Question

Before you build the new rims, take the boat back to the lake, check your trim again

You may even want to cut the holes slightly smaller than intended for the first try at the lake.
by clt_capt
Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Decked C2 Modification Question
Replies: 9
Views: 5010

Re: Decked C2 Modification Question

Moving cockpits is pretty common in composite C2s. Especially slalom boats that have changed hands. It really comes down to how skilled you are with glass repair and how pretty you want it to look. For flexibility, you probably want to center the cockpit holes - especially if your wife has the reach...
by clt_capt
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ideas for lightweight thwarts
Replies: 16
Views: 8818

Re: ideas for lightweight thwarts

So an old Carbon Paddle shaft works great - If you don't have one, you can order graphite tubing here and cut to length... http://www.mudhole.com/Rod-Building/Han ... g-0-920-ID" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by clt_capt
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:38 pm
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

Perception was never really known for their glass boats... I paddled a few many, many moons ago - definitely not state of the art even at the time.