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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 12-12-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,217
Posted By Graybeard
That could well be, but I wasn't there then so I...

That could well be, but I wasn't there then so I couldn't say. I will say that it is much more crowded now than it was in the early 1980's when I first canoed the Petawawa River and other areas...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 12-12-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,217
Posted By Graybeard
I wonder if you might come close to that...

I wonder if you might come close to that experience by being flown into a carefully selected location in Canada.
b
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-30-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,826
Posted By Graybeard
A technique I haven't used since the late '50's...

A technique I haven't used since the late '50's just came to mind. Carry a staff a couple of inches in diameter and about 5 or 6 feet long with a stub of a branch 3 or 4 inches long close to one...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-15-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,465
Posted By Graybeard
Don't I wish!!!! When you're past the...

Don't I wish!!!! When you're past the three-score-and-ten milestone and come down with Lyme, make no plans you wouldn't bet your sweetheart on.
b
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-15-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,465
Posted By Graybeard
Mike, You recommend paddling and lining from...

Mike,
You recommend paddling and lining from Salmon to Witchopple but make no specific suggestion for Trout to Salmon. Is that strictly a carry?
bob
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-05-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,329
Posted By Graybeard
Is this what you were looking for? ...

Is this what you were looking for?
http://www.adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=13843
I've been surprised at the number of makers that seem to market their solos at double-blade users but quite...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-05-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,329
Posted By Graybeard
That's a perfectly legitimate point of view but...

That's a perfectly legitimate point of view but like all points of view it fails to convey the whole picture. The evolution of the kayak was quite separate from that of the pack canoe. It was...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-27-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,465
Posted By Graybeard
Mike, I envy you. That's a trip that...

Mike,


I envy you. That's a trip that haunts my dreams and that I intend to take. It's too bad the weather wasn't a bit more cooperative but your excellent pictures seem to indicate that you...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 07-22-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,158
Posted By Graybeard
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-22-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,631
Posted By Graybeard
Am I confused? or just all mixed up?....or is it...

Am I confused? or just all mixed up?....or is it the other way around? It sounds to me like your pre-eminently nautical vehicle uses proper nautical terminology for it's sundry parts when it is...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-21-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,631
Posted By Graybeard
Hmmmm.....food for thought.....coracle anyone???

Hmmmm.....food for thought.....coracle anyone???
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-13-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,923
Posted By Graybeard
A universal truth!!! Beware the fate of the...

A universal truth!!! Beware the fate of the donkey exactly half-way between two bales of hay, and starved to death because he couldn't decide between them. b
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-07-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,329
Posted By Graybeard
Whoa! Methinks some sensitivities have been...

Whoa! Methinks some sensitivities have been touched!
It may take 200 man hours to build a plug boat to the standards required for a Placid or Colden production hull or a center of attraction at the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-05-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,329
Posted By Graybeard
Canoes evolved for inland waters and do better...

Canoes evolved for inland waters and do better there.
Kayaks evolved for salt water and do better there.
There are exceptions to every rule but the rules rule.
That's my summary of the responses...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-16-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,328
Posted By Graybeard
Snowgoose; Thanks for that picture!!! I've...

Snowgoose;
Thanks for that picture!!! I've seen that seat on numerous websites that sell them but your picture is the first one that I've seen that is really informative. If I was quite confident...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-16-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,328
Posted By Graybeard
Charlie, I have no doubt, though they don't...

Charlie,
I have no doubt, though they don't list them on their web site, but as you mentioned recently in another post, caned seats are more comfy than an impervious, unventilated seat, or something...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-16-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,328
Posted By Graybeard
Wanting to do a little experimenting with seat...

Wanting to do a little experimenting with seat angle as well as height, I sketched out this pedestal:
http://www.adkforum.com/picture.php?albumid=4&pictureid=29
(I just discovered that the drawing...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-15-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,328
Posted By Graybeard
Gerry, I have nothing specific to offer, but...

Gerry,

I have nothing specific to offer, but I have been scratching my head on just that problem for some time now.

The basic concept that seemed to me to have the most promise for a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-15-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,328
Posted By Graybeard
Beverly I definitely agree with you, but with...

Beverly
I definitely agree with you, but with one caveat. People crafting tools for their own use are usually the best designers of those tools but all designers are constrained by their...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-15-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,328
Posted By Graybeard
The catch in guessing the optimum cross-section...

The catch in guessing the optimum cross-section comes when considering that both edges function as both leading and trailing edges at different times. If not for that, a fairly blunt leading edge...
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