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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-05-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By charlie wilson
protocol, width?

I'll gladly send the Bell/Pb protocol on gunwale replacement. The glue up adds a level of complexity, you'll need a hundred large paper clamps to hold the strips together. I'd suggest another layer...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-02-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By charlie wilson
There are more sophisticated designs and...

There are more sophisticated designs and constructions on the market. Among other things, there is no reason to accept zero rocker as useful. At similar price-point consider NorthStar at Oak...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-27-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By charlie wilson
Free Used Gear

I have a friend interested in donating his canoe tripping gear to younger folk starting out in the game. Contact me.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-20-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,940
Posted By charlie wilson
Purchase

OP has selected on of the best designed and manufactured pack canoes on offer in today's market. Like my grandad used to say, "always get the very best. It'll piss you off less than anything else."
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-16-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,940
Posted By charlie wilson
The reason resulting in pack canoes was a desire...

The reason resulting in pack canoes was a desire to minimize hull weight. To do that the paddler was seated on the hull itself to increase stability in a narrow and short boat. Stability increases...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-14-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By charlie wilson
Study Results

Mike McCrea published a rather exhaustive multi year study comparing various wood finished a couple years ago, results up on P.net, MTCCR. Worth searching for.

Oils are fine, but need multiple...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-22-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By charlie wilson
?

How does one locate the Classifieds?
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-21-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By charlie wilson
Pro boats , while a little narrower, make better...

Pro boats , while a little narrower, make better trippers than Cruisers due to flare amidships. With zero rocker the paddler's need to focus on course keeping as it will handle like the race hull it...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-19-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,819
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, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,908
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, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
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, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
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, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
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, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
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, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,749
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, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
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, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
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, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
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...
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