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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By mmccarthy7220
Wow, Everything I could have hoped for in a...

Wow, Everything I could have hoped for in a response. Thank you for that. I will review it with him and we'll decide.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By mmccarthy7220
Portage from Lowes Lakes into Lila

Thinking about starting at Bog river dam and paddling into Lowes. Wanted to see if anyone has experience with the portage from Lowes into Bog lake and then on to Lila. Is it a pretty straightforward...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-29-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,697
Posted By mmccarthy7220
There has always been a small channel to the...

There has always been a small channel to the right of the bog which you can paddle through. Or at least drag your boat through.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-24-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,539
Posted By mmccarthy7220
Brooktrout Lake overnighter video

Deerless (fellow forum member) and I hiked out to Brooktrout lake last friday. The trailhead is off the indian lake road in the Moose river plains area, south of limekiln lake. The trail is gradually...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-02-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,262
Posted By mmccarthy7220
I have seen that before. It is an incredible...

I have seen that before. It is an incredible amount of work and knowledge. Building a stripper is easy compared to that. thanks for sharing.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-02-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,262
Posted By mmccarthy7220
I really like the hull. Its not slow, but also...

I really like the hull. Its not slow, but also has good stability and tracks straight. It weighs exactly 45lbs. Im happy with that. My hemlock peregrine has almost the same dimensions but is...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,262
Posted By mmccarthy7220
Thanks for the compliments Conk. And yes I have...

Thanks for the compliments Conk. And yes I have since learned how to paddle correctly without the goon stroke in the vid. haha. Paul is a great friend of mine. Good of you to take notice.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-28-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,262
Posted By mmccarthy7220
thanks for the compliments guys. The PBR was all...

thanks for the compliments guys. The PBR was all we had with us(should have brought something special). I did not make the paddle. That is a "Grey Owl-Owl feather" paddle.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-28-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,262
Posted By mmccarthy7220
Cedar strip canoe build

https://youtu.be/Hr5FGhbm8N8

My cedar strip canoe build. Northwest Canoes "Merlin" hull design.

Western red cedar hull
Maple laminated inner and outer stems
Cherry gunwales, seat, and thwarts.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-27-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,156
Posted By mmccarthy7220
Stripperguy, I can imagine how easily it would...

Stripperguy, I can imagine how easily it would have been to destroy a wood boat. I was trying to be super careful about scratching up my kevlar canoe as well. It was so scratched by the time I got...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,156
Posted By mmccarthy7220
thanks for that Lucky13. I'll check it out.

thanks for that Lucky13. I'll check it out.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,071
Posted By mmccarthy7220
Thanks Stripper guy. Its my first strip built...

Thanks Stripper guy. Its my first strip built canoe. Its a Northwest canoe's "Merlin" hull. I really enjoyed building it and I hope to do another one someday soon.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-27-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,156
Posted By mmccarthy7220
Failed attempt- William Whitney Loop

So I thought I'd get some opinions from the forum on my failed solo attempt at paddling the William Whitney loop. I was told this is a "do-able loop". Its a suggested route on many outfitters web...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-27-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,071
Posted By mmccarthy7220
Bog River to Lowes trip vid

https://youtu.be/te8GO9hVMgU

Never uploaded a movie before so we'll see if this works.

A movie I made of our trip in 2016. Enjoy.
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