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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
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...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-22-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,341
Posted By charlie wilson
Towards the end of the last century, I lived in...

Towards the end of the last century, I lived in Illinois, and it's MiddleFork of the Vermilion River was designated a National Scenic River. About a linear mile of it made a bend from North to East...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-16-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,341
Posted By charlie wilson
Another good result, although the 3/2 vote is...

Another good result, although the 3/2 vote is disturbing, and we'll probably need a Supreme Court decision to put this to bed. So it goes.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 12-14-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,221
Posted By charlie wilson
There are two large volume suppliers of canoe...

There are two large volume suppliers of canoe seats and accessories, Ed's in VT and Essex in NY. Their seat crossbar spacing is different. You'll need to measure the C-C on the holes bored in your...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-24-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,221
Posted By charlie wilson
Just checking my earlier post for errors, found...

Just checking my earlier post for errors, found some, corrected the ones I found, but how did we get from boats to palm rolls and in water recoveries?

Every single sticker needs to palm roll,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-24-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,221
Posted By charlie wilson
ColdFeet; You probably want someone's solo...

ColdFeet;

You probably want someone's solo tripper, a solo canoe that will cover some ground and maneuver in current as well. Since it sounds like you'll be sitting in a mid height stance there...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,221
Posted By charlie wilson
Some Basic Questions

OK; you can't kneel.

How tall are you?

What do you weight?

What duration trips will you take?

Do you pack light or prefer luxury?
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By charlie wilson
There are several options for replacement plugs. ...

There are several options for replacement plugs. First we need the hole diameter, as Bell 1, OCR Bell NA NorthStar Bell may have bored different sized holes.

Bell bought from an original...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-01-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By charlie wilson
Monarch

The semi decked Monarch has a dual position, sliding, seat and footpegs, but sure didn't weight 35 lbs in glass and is ~17 feet long.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-20-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,065
Posted By charlie wilson
Dogs Up front!

The pup goes up front so we can observe and anticipate it's intentions and movement. Lunch and ditch kit go as far aft as needed to trim.

Pack canoes range from 9 to over 50#. Two of the three...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-13-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By charlie wilson
Lots of campsites along Floodwood Road that put...

Lots of campsites along Floodwood Road that put you on lakes connecting to Rollins, Fish Creek etc, so several day loops possible with return to an established camp. Call St Regis Outfitters,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-04-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
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 09-04-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
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, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
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, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
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, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
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, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
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, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
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, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
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.
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