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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 12-14-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,674
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: 1,674
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: 1,674
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: 1,674
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: 9
Views: 684
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: 555
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: 1,699
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: 1,133
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: 1,393
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: 1,393
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: 1,393
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: 850
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: 481
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: 802
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: 965
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: 987
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: 427
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, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
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 06-27-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
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, 11:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,348
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...
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