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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-19-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By charlie wilson
There you go, everyone with a computer and solo...

There you go, everyone with a computer and solo boat suggesting the usual Promethian Fit Syndrome to their choice. The community is trying to be helpful with anecdotal knowledge; great campfire talk...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-07-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,377
Posted By charlie wilson
Those noisy float plane businesses are quite...

Those noisy float plane businesses are quite aggressive, especially after the window when greater restrictions were to have been applied. DEC/APA seems toothless in response. So it goes.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-02-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By charlie wilson
I don't remember if the seat had a positive lock...

I don't remember if the seat had a positive lock or relied on friction, but it has been a long time since the P15 was available. Send an image or two to chariewilson77@gmail.com and I'll try to help...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-27-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By charlie wilson
Hollow dowels to drop the seat rails and a new...

Hollow dowels to drop the seat rails and a new seat can be had from Ed's Canoe Parts or Essex Industries. Once the longitudinally oriented rails are installed with bolts; dowels cut to fit, the seat...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-11-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By charlie wilson
Left, downstream takes you to a lake with a...

Left, downstream takes you to a lake with a private dam that failed a few years back. Best to run upstream, then have the current to carry you back to the put-in. There is a ~ 1/4 mile carry about...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By charlie wilson
It isn't just weight!

The 38 oz alu. shaft has injected blades; heavy blades at the end of a long shaft. The Fox has light blades in the same position.

The choice of an un-tumblehomed pack canoe locks one into a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By charlie wilson
The issue with injected blades is that they...

The issue with injected blades is that they locate weight where it does the most damage to our forward stroke; at the far ends of a long shaft, where it is hardest to lift and slows cadence.
...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-15-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By charlie wilson
??

I think the god referenced was Odin, who didn't know of infused carbon with integral composite rails and thwarts; lighter, stronger, faster! That said, wood sure makes a pretty boat.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-08-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,119
Posted By charlie wilson
Tales

Alg. Bob seemingly doesn't understand the reasons behind the Adirondack Canoe group's divorce from Hornbeck, but it is not my tale to tell. Suffice it to say the young guys have been honorable.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-08-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,016
Posted By charlie wilson
Tumblehome, an in-turn in the upper hull to...

Tumblehome, an in-turn in the upper hull to provide rails narrower than maximum beam narrows the paddling station, allowing the lower or shaft hand to be carried outside the rail and the shaft itself...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-04-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,016
Posted By charlie wilson
Lower back issues suggest I'm happier kneeling. ...

Lower back issues suggest I'm happier kneeling. I paddle Colden and Placid FlashFires, a Loonworks Nacoma and a Colden DragonFly. I usually employ single blade paddles, but when using double blades...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-03-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,016
Posted By charlie wilson
Probably should try them all. Adk Canoe,...

Probably should try them all.

Adk Canoe, Hemlock, Hornbeck and SlipStream all make minimal, light but somewhat fragile canoes with minimal outfitting at moderate pricing.

Mad River, NorthStar...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-03-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,016
Posted By charlie wilson
SlipStream makes nicely price-pointed hulls that...

SlipStream makes nicely price-pointed hulls that can be ordered in ultra light construction. Outfitting kinda minimal. The variable width concept is problematical; the hull hogs when the beam is...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-02-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By charlie wilson
Quimby Canoe Paddles

Craig and Sue Quimby are offering their custom canoe and Greenland paddles through their new web site, www.quimbywooddesigns.com. The sticks are among the best made, ever.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-26-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By charlie wilson
The contra position to the above insertions is...

The contra position to the above insertions is that vertical paddleshafts are more efficient. Stroking the blade closer to the boat induces less yaw so the boat runs more efficiently through the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-06-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By charlie wilson
Other, equally experienced outfitters in the area...

Other, equally experienced outfitters in the area include Adirondack Lakes and Trails in Saranac Lake, online at adirondackoutfitters.com and 518.891.7450, Raquette River Outfitters in Tupper Lake,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-28-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,060
Posted By charlie wilson
The double paddle eliminates the need for...

The double paddle eliminates the need for corrective strokes and increases forward speed through higher cadence, but on alder choked Adirondack streams and cedar closed Pine Barrens rivers it is...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-07-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,060
Posted By charlie wilson
Differential Rocker and TeXtreme

Low angle paddle strokes are sweeps. We can control that somewhat by not carrying the blade aft of the body, but the forward stroke becomes serial onside and offside sweeps, both turning the hull...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-06-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,060
Posted By charlie wilson
Pack Canoes

The original pack canoes were Adk Hunters, paddled sitting on the bottom slats with a double paddle. They were minimalist hulls, with low weight and portability valued over paddle-ability. They...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,282
Posted By charlie wilson
Pack Canoe Seating

I don't remember seeing or being the geezer in the Osprey pack conversion. Sometimes we need to look at the evidence and deny it anyway.

For average size folk we generally reduce amidships depth...
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