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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-03-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By charlie wilson
SR verse the industry

Souris River hand laminated four layer epoxy resin boats. They run a little heavier because of the extra laminate layer and lack of vacuum assist, but are very rugged. The designs are rudimentary,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-03-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By charlie wilson
SR verse the industry

Souris River hand laminated four layer epoxy resin boats. They run a little heavier because of the extra laminate layer and lack of vacuum assist, but are very rugged. The designs are rudimentary,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-02-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By charlie wilson
Yeah. Swift's Keewaydin series are infused and...

Yeah. Swift's Keewaydin series are infused and have tumblehome, differential rocker, and mild Swede-form. With Integral foam rails and foam core the 16 comes in ~ 35 lbs, the 17 at 38.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By charlie wilson
To get technical

Straights optimize force transfer for kneeling paddlers, bents are more effective in shorter lengths for sitting paddlers. Bents tend to have smaller blades and perform at higher cadences, due to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-11-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By charlie wilson
Wing Paddle

Joe Moore at Placid may still have a couple EPICS from Gen. Comp. if they survived the fire? Wings are ~ 5% faster forward but compromise draws and back strokes and ruin sculls and braces.

Worth...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-01-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By charlie wilson
Depends

If you want a stable fishing platform at a low price, Raddisons and Sports Pals are tough to beat. If you want to paddle, pursue canoeing as a skill intensive sport, they are pretty poor choices,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-21-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By charlie wilson
List

I attempt to maintain a listing of all solo canoes currently manufactured. Message me with an email address for an electronic file of same.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-04-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By charlie wilson
We heel our paddlecraft to affect direction more...

We heel our paddlecraft to affect direction more than to improve reach to the reach the water with our paddle blades. Tumblehome solves that issue in solo and a few tandem canoes. Heeling frees...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-03-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By charlie wilson
I don'now

I've lost twelve ponds and pushing towards fifteen, wanting to die nearer my HS wrestling weight. Donely's will probably not help me in that regard, but it is pretty good as I remember.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-03-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By charlie wilson
Wood verse composite

The main advantage of a wooden canoe is that one can enjoy a last, warming, campfire with the boat after a maximum credible accident. We may not want to cook over it due to varnish, lead based...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-26-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By charlie wilson
Have to admit the latest ex Vice President and...

Have to admit the latest ex Vice President and infamous war criminal kinda ruined that Pond for me.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-15-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,886
Posted By charlie wilson
There are a few solos for bigger guys. ...

There are a few solos for bigger guys. NorthStar's NorthWind Solo, 15.5X30, Swift's Kee 15, 15X29.5 their Shearwater 16.2X31 and WeNoNah's Wilderness 15.4X30.5.

Big guys mostly want to sit, but...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-04-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,040
Posted By charlie wilson
the Tape Measure

Mohawk's Solo 13 is 29 in wide at rails, 31 max beam, 30.2 at waterline. Their Solo 14 is 29 at rails, 31 max and 30.2 at waterline. Rocker is roughly 1", bow and stern for both. Shears are...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-02-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By charlie wilson
Weight

Just as humans can't really be too slender, boats can't be too light in weight. Lighter boats are a joy to load, carry to the dock and portage. That joy translates into more days afloat and makes...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-23-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By charlie wilson
Griz and I drove past the Second Pond Access...

Griz and I drove past the Second Pond Access yesterday on our way to help a friend with a flat tyre. It is open for business!
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-13-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By charlie wilson
They are Here!

Bring long sleeves and trouser legs and bug dope.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-13-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By charlie wilson
Easier

Most of us do five, not seven carries, the last two of limited appeal. It's easiest to launch at Paul Smith's and back out to the same location.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By charlie wilson
South Creek on Middle and Ampersand Bay on Lower...

South Creek on Middle and Ampersand Bay on Lower are both open. 'also noticed someone putting in North, across the road from the 2nd Pond access.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By charlie wilson
Underlines

That contraption underlines the efficacy of lightweight paddlecraft.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By charlie wilson
Adirondack Canoe Co.

Simon Gardner and Chad Smith have left Pete Hornbeck's shop to start their own Adirondack Canoe Company in Minerva. They've a rudimentary web site up; no models or dimensions listed. One image...
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