Good K hulls for C-1 conversion

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Good K hulls for C-1 conversion

Post by Pierre LaPaddelle » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:13 am

Hey friends

A few years ago, the Pyranha Burn was considered to be the premier hull for C-1 conversion (creeking and general river-running). The Karnali and the Remix were strong runners-up, along with the Bliss-Stick Mystic.

Brands have come and gone. Wondering which hulls are currently HOT for conversion.

Wondering about the Jackson Heroes and Villains?

THANKS in anticipation!

Rick
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Re: Good K hulls for C-1 conversion

Post by YTcanoe » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:23 pm

Well all the new ZET's make great conversions.


Oh, wait. You don't need to convert them
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Re: Good K hulls for C-1 conversion

Post by Pierre LaPaddelle » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:35 pm

Thanks for jumping in, Mike. (I kinda hoped you might!)

I'm doing a lot of instruction for the local University Club, and with no appreciable budget, we've been chasing through the local gear-swap pages for older hulls to convert. Sadly, ain't seen too many ZETs floating around.

There's certainly lots to be said for a boat which comes C-1ized right from the factory!

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Re: Good K hulls for C-1 conversion

Post by YTcanoe » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:57 am

Years ago, when I was only C1ing on occassion, I was using a Wavesport Y. I quite liked it at the time.
I still have one that I use to introduce people.

It's wide and stable, really agile, boofs great, surfs and spins. Slow as all hades. Fairly roomy cockpit, easy convert.
The edge and hard chines are a matter of taste for an experienced paddler. They could probably disturb a novice on boilier, pushy water, but the boat is stable and very predictable as an introductory craft on flat and easy water. Short, light and easy to roll.
I could highly reccomend it as a cheap starter.
Many were made in cross link, so their are still many out there. Though, I think they are so de(under)valued that people rarely advertise them.

If you find one you'll likely get it for $80 or a six of cheap beer.

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Re: Good K hulls for C-1 conversion

Post by yarnellboat » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:49 am

Good luck Rick. If I was still on the coast you could have my Redline, but that doesn't help you now. Cool to hear you're active in instruction and out there building community as always!

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Re: Good K hulls for C-1 conversion

Post by Paddle Power » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:28 pm

C-1 hulls are great, go ZER go.

Wavesport EZ made a good conversion. EJ paddled it both as a kayak and C1.
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