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by Kelly-Rand
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Putting a new handle on a fiberglass Werner paddle
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Re: Putting a new handle on a fiberglass Werner paddle

Are you thinking of the river banks near Bryson City NC?
Just six? There must be 100's.
by Kelly-Rand
Mon May 25, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Buying Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 3334

Re: Buying Advice

Tony, You have a couple things you have to further identify. What does the next level mean? Are there other open boaters that you can learn paddle technique from or are you going to have to self educate? The 20/20's and Blackfly's are very stable boats that allow you to do more difficult runs becaus...
by Kelly-Rand
Thu May 14, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Gluing Minicell to Royalex
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Re: Gluing Minicell to Royalex

Weldwood Contact Cement in the red can is the best for gluing minicel to the deck. A 4" putty knife with corners rounded off with a file is one tool that I've used to lift installed minicel. I've seen some plastic scrapers that might work. Removing minicel if you want to re-use the piece is tedious ...
by Kelly-Rand
Fri May 08, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Varathane or Varnish for Flatwater Canoe canoe?
Replies: 6
Views: 3332

Re: Varathane or Varnish for Flatwater Canoe canoe?

I agree with oiling the gunwales. I've made my own that has worked fine for the annual ritual. Equal parts satin urethane, boiled linseed oil and turpentine. Brush on and rub and wipe off with a cloth. Just remember to put the cloth in a metal can afterwards as the evaporative process generates enou...
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Under rated boats...
Replies: 12
Views: 5523

Re: Under rated boats...

I'll throw in the Arguemax C2 as an un-rated boat. There are so few of these around but it was my first C2 experience and I was hooked. Only paddled it a few times as my partner and I live 600 miles apart, but the hard chines made it very predictable. nb002.resized.jpg nb010.resized.jpg This was at ...
by Kelly-Rand
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 11887

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

wildwater I tried a Hornet a few times over the years. It is nice and fast but I could never get comfortable in it. The rounded hull tends to tighten the knees at the spread I like so either i have to raise the saddle or paddle for shorter periods. The three C1's I now have all have rather flat hull...
by Kelly-Rand
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 11887

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

Mike,
Did you have a Viper built for you? I remember you had cracked your original at Memorial Rock on the Savage. I still have mine but it only gets out on WW a couple times a year now.
That boat is just so much fun to paddle till my knees say no more.
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 11887

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

Nice to hear from you Mike. Yes, the lighter weight does translate into quicker response, a more nimble feel. But, I've been paddling the Storm Chaser on this run most exclusively because it is much more suited to it. The SC will surf just about anything you point it at as long as you can get to it....
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 11887

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

Well here it is the beginning of April and I've one WW run under my belt in a new C1. Not new in design but never seen WW till this past weekend. I purchased one of two Glass Atoms offered for sale here on Cboats back last October. Just getting the boat from NC to Boston was quite the endeavor betwe...
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 10524

ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

Last weekend I caught the last of the slalom championship heats in Spain. The events I saw were the semi finals for men's C1 and K1, and the women's C1 and men's K1 finals. I thought the course was very challenging but not exciting. The downstream gates were more entertaining to me than the more cha...
by Kelly-Rand
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Boating
Replies: 4
Views: 3529

Re: Long Boating

Roy, My first time on the Dead in 2000 I was guided by someone paddling long boat through Poplar running the left side line. I've thought of bringing a booster block on the Dead but the problem is I can't remember which rapids would be suitable or there order to drop down to the stable seat height. ...
by Kelly-Rand
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: C1 and C2 for sale - Update
Replies: 9
Views: 6519

Re: C1 and C2 for sale - Update

Very nice description of C2 performance characteristics. I wish I had room and could justify another boat like the Storm Giant. I think any of the C2's discussed here would be fun and much different from your OC experience. The River Elf will be the most satisfying because if it is anything like the...
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Boating
Replies: 4
Views: 3529

Long Boating

This past August I tried something different on one of my favorite rivers to prolong my river enjoyment, which was to take my 16' tandem down instead of a C1. The Dead river in Maine is a 15 mile run that has always challenged my kneeling stamina and this year I decided I wanted to be able to smile ...
by Kelly-Rand
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 11887

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

Well continuing on my monologue here I recently picked up a new boat that is completely out of my paddling experience, a play boat C1. It is the Wheelboy recently listed here. I have no idea whether it will become a regular in my boat rotation. I do know that it is easy to roll and surprisingly stab...
by Kelly-Rand
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 & C2 Boating
Replies: 20
Views: 11887

Re: C1 & C2 Boating

Nice tale David, I hope that it continues to evolve. I was 48 when I switched from OC to C1 and my first boat was a Gyromax. It took me two years to get comfortable and have a roll, and then I was not satisfied with the G-max any more. It was fine as a down river runner but cross current moves and c...