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    Tie-downs for new Skjoda

    Hi, I do not see further discussion after having seen Keithe´s solution,I do it similaryly, using the hinges of the hood as anchor-poins for two sturedy loops, they give a nice direction of pull to...
  2. gatz Kanoki alternatives

    Nigel,
    Bell Yellowstone or Morningstar might be an alternative, the Yellowstone being a bit slimmer than the Morningstar and therefore nicer to paddle solo.
    I a<ctually do have both boats in stock,...
  3. kneeling

    Hi,
    there is not only the stability worth discussing a paddling-stance. No doubt, that kneeling in a canoe gives access to advanced paddling-techniques because it makes all the main joints,...
  4. Replacement

    Hi, just to let you know, I do have 3 Bell Prospectors still in stock (the last ones on the continent), Kringelfieber might be an option to try them.
    Jörg Wagner
  5. canadian

    Hi, somehow, my comment slipped into the top line of nakedfire´s post, due to my clumsiness at the keys.
    A palm roll i´s employed always, when powerface-continuity is desired, but the correctional...
  6. Hi there is absolutely no sense in doing a...

    Hi there is absolutely no sense in doing a palm-roll, becaus this will interrupt the power-continuity of the Canadian-Stroke.
    Jörg Wagner

    The canadian stroke is simply a J stroke with an...
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    Prospector

    Kenneth Solway, the author of the book "The Story of the Chestnut Canoe" can be read as follows in regard of the Prospector-models: The very name conjures up images of the solitary prospector alone...
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    Slotted gunwales

    Hi,
    because birchbark-canoes were mentioned in this thread:
    they used to have those slots also, but the Indians covered the sandwich of outwale, bark and inwale with a so called cap to save the...
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    Backferry to the right

    I recommend a compound-stroke : start with a farback, flip the blade in the water (change powerface) and contimue with an ordinary backstroke, apply a J-stroke (which, in this case, actually is more...
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    Bell Merlin

    Hello, In regar of fitting seat-height : simply do not throw away the cut-off hanger-sections and use them for later corrections/improvements. Nice place to store them "looseproof
    " is to place...
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    Wood-Canvas

    Hi,
    I have got several WC-Canoes, among them a Morris from 1908, Prospector, some EM Whites etc.. As soon as I can, I will post some pictures and for those of you who will come to Kringelfieber in...
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    Hi, 2 remarks: 1)Kim, did I read you are...

    Hi,
    2 remarks:
    1)Kim, did I read you are comeing to next year´s Kringelfieber, let me know your flight-data, I´ll pick you up in Frankfurt, you don´t even have to bring a tent, just your...
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    kneeling/sitting

    Hi,
    especially when you use body-rotation as your main source of power (the muscles of your upper body will act like a twisted shock-cord with lots of energy stored), your body will have a better...
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    Stern paddler

    Hey,
    it´s you, not your wife1
    Paddling is tailoring power-output and handeling water well.
    You wrote obout your mighty effort to propell the canoe. You should know, the harder you paddle,the more...
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    Waveny, the canoe in question is a so called...

    Waveny,
    the canoe in question is a so called "Peterborough" from the time, when Chestnut Canoe Company merged with other companies to form the "Canadian Canoe Company"
    The boat is strip-built and...
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    oiling

    @ DougR
    Doug, your questions probably tell about a certain body of knowledge in regard of this topic, can you please tell us more and help in finding solutions? So far, your contribution did not...
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    keel

    Koens foto shows a "Lake-Keel" which runs pretty deep. Boats for river-use should have a "River" -or "Shoe"-keel, which is in essence a wide board, tapered towards the ends of the boat and being...
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    oiling paddles

    I have used several kinds of oil and finally sticked to boiled linseed-oil.
    Oiling a paddle does not mean to cover the paddle with tacky oil, but to work the oil into the wood and wiping of all the...
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    "Plybark-canoes"

    Just to let you know that Mr. Kaukars learned building plybark-canoes from Hans Georg recently.
    Jörg Wagner
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    "Plybark-canoes"

    Just to let you know that Mr. Kaukars learned building plybasrk-canoes from Hans Georg recently.
    Jörg Wagner
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    campfire-ternt

    Great tent.
    I have the 4-person and the 2-person-tent according to the patterns from Bill Mason´s book, but unfortunately, they were made of Sunforger-canvas, which translates HEAVY.
    Do you have...
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    painted boat

    Hi There,
    that painted boat gets used, it is a Sojourner by Jerry Stelmok, the Millenium-Canoe, built to celebrate the turn of the century and the 25th anniversary of Jerry´s shop.
    I use it for...
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    Hi, as for symetry : sometimes the importance of...

    Hi, as for symetry : sometimes the importance of symetry vs. asymetry seems to be exaggerated, especially, when the asymetry is slight, as in the Yellowstone. The home of the yellowstone is moving...
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    Hi, if you are interested in what is goin on on...

    Hi, if you are interested in what is goin on on the continent, you may ask for the three DVD´s from "Kringelfieber".
    My friend Silke is willing to send them out but wants that I transfer your...
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    Hi, just buying a bentshaft paddle does not make...

    Hi,
    just buying a bentshaft paddle does not make you paddle faster. You will have to adjust your technique to it.
    The range of body-motion is smaller, compared to a straight stick, eg the stroke...
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