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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-19-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By charlie wilson
There are newer hulls available. The rockstar...

There are newer hulls available. The rockstar will be very difficult to find, bur Swift has a new 14X32 Prospector solo and Savage River a new 15X32 solo. The Swift will be available at several Adk...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-08-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,520
Posted By charlie wilson
Pack Canoes

All Swift and Placid hulls are David Yost designs, infused carbon/Kevlar/Innegra laminates. All Placid designs and some Swift have tumblehomed sides, allowing use of a shorter paddle, a higher...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-31-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,087
Posted By charlie wilson
Data List

I maintain a data sheet listing all available solo canoes and pack canoes. Email me at charliewilson77@gmail.com for your electronic copy. Considering that the paddle is more important than the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-13-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,258
Posted By charlie wilson
Tracking, or course keeping is a function of...

Tracking, or course keeping is a function of Block Coefficient; the waterline length, depth and width forming the block. The less of the block the hull fills the better it tracks. An easier...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-26-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,937
Posted By charlie wilson
The simpler solution is "Just one more." After...

The simpler solution is "Just one more." After that is acquired, repeat.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-24-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,937
Posted By charlie wilson
Knees

It comes down to knees. If you have ugly knees they should be decked over to protect public sensibilities. Those with beautiful knees should display them by paddling canoes.

The double/ single...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-22-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,255
Posted By charlie wilson
Stick Skills

The stick handling and boat heeling skills exhibited are taught at Paul Smith's College every summer at the Adirondack Canoe Symposium held in conjunction with the Wooden Canoe Heritage Assoc. Summer...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-28-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 38,852
Posted By charlie wilson
Kee 14 weight discrepancy. The Kee 14 imaged is...

Kee 14 weight discrepancy. The Kee 14 imaged is the has carbon/Innegra quad weave fabric inside and out, and is heavier than all carbon outer, or better yet, Textreme outer layer hulls by about two...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-26-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,314
Posted By charlie wilson
Web is the better seat material. Moth Ed's Canoe...

Web is the better seat material. Moth Ed's Canoe Parts and Essex manufacture web seats. Be advised seat dimensions, particularly front and rear cross bar spacing, is usually key. Measure yours, buy...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-19-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,210
Posted By charlie wilson
Illusion Rocker

The Ornstein/Savage River Illusion has ~1.5" symmetrical rocker. With a waterline Length/width ratio of ~ 5.9 she tracks nicely for folks who stack their hands across the rail and end forward...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-19-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,632
Posted By charlie wilson
It'll work

Kee 14 can be had with a high mounted cane seat which reduces hull and outfitting weight pretty significantly. The Old Curtis Vagabond, Hemlock's Kestrel, Placid's RapidFire and Kee 14 are all...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-17-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,210
Posted By charlie wilson
Rocker and tracking

Rocker, upturn at the ends off an imaginary straight keel line allows hulls to turn more easily. Bow rocker has little effect on tracking, but stern rocker effects tracking, mostly because paddlers...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-14-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,135
Posted By charlie wilson
Relax

OP can ease up a bit. The Governor has mandated that every Adirondack campsite have three options with eleven foot spacing between trees. On the other hand, longer ropes... Oh never mind.
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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-05-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,235
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: 2,667
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: 1,428
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: 6,498
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: 6,498
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: 3,924
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: 2,657
Posted By charlie wilson
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