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    nextt time I can lend you a 17 foot long roof...

    nextt time I can lend you a 17 foot long roof rake..

    Sorry no sympathy from here. You do have a bit more. My neighbors the snowbirds are due back from FL in a week. I have warned them that...
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    Fantastic.. loved the soft water and the food...

    Fantastic.. loved the soft water and the food looks so good. And no bundled up paddliers!
    We have five feet of snow on the ground and more coming.. Two feet of ice..

    So far we have had 120...
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    And TexTreme

    And TexTreme
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    Yow that is long.. I paddle with a 49.5 inch bent...

    Yow that is long.. I paddle with a 49.5 inch bent shaft. A 40 inch shaft is incredibly long. The grip should never go above your nose. Are you seven feet tall? My 6'5" canoe friend uses a 38 inch...
  5. The Colorado does not go to any sea. Due to dams...

    The Colorado does not go to any sea. Due to dams and drought it ends in Mexico long before reaching any sea.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River
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    Pictures on this site just make us North...

    Pictures on this site just make us North Americans drool We have the locked up canoe routes and take to snowshoes!

    Blackflies are midges. Probably not the same species of midge as in the...
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    Oh ick.. And I guess you are still smiling!

    Oh ick.. And I guess you are still smiling!
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    Dont believe the ratings. They are measured to...

    Dont believe the ratings. They are measured to six inches of freeboard which is not safe when the waves come. Moreover ratings indicate volume of boat not manufacturer.. Mad Rivers do not carry...
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    The 13 footer is pretty wide and tubby for 13...

    The 13 footer is pretty wide and tubby for 13 feet but yes displacement is an issue. 16 or 17 is better. Unless you plan on freezing the kids so they don't grow. Google Archimeded principle
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    Stand up paddling a fad? Not around here. Its...

    Stand up paddling a fad? Not around here. Its been done for over a hundred years but in a canoe. It goes along with our other tradition; stand and pole If people already have a canoe here they often...
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    The Grumman design is not half bad at all and it...

    The Grumman design is not half bad at all and it endures our jabs. I wish it were made of something else that did not catch freeze fry or squash us. It's actually a decent design.
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    run out of fingers 1. Placid Boatworks...

    run out of fingers

    1. Placid Boatworks RapidFire
    2. Wilderness Systems Shenai (kayak)
    3. 170 PakCanoe
    4. Sawyer 190
    5. Wenonah Odyssey
    6. Souris River Wilderness 18
    7. Mad River Monarch
    8....
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    $999 usd
  14. The Next is going to appeal to river paddlers for...

    The Next is going to appeal to river paddlers for whom weight is not a consideration. Particularly those that now feel compelled to paddle the scourge of paddledom the rec kayak.

    Its for novices.....
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    There is a whole website devoted to Canadian...

    There is a whole website devoted to Canadian Canoe Routes. www.myccr.com It will take you a long time to read all the trip reports. I have been canoeing there since 1971.. My favorite river is the...
  16. I have a pair of Glacier Gloves that are...

    I have a pair of Glacier Gloves that are wateproof windproof and warm to below zero F. Others sometimes use commercial insulated pvc coated commercial fishing gloves.
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    Yes.. Leave air space between the hull and the...

    Yes.. Leave air space between the hull and the tarp.
  18. Lifeproof here.Hate it. I can't hear the phone...

    Lifeproof here.Hate it. I can't hear the phone nor be understood.. Its way too muffled.
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    Turns start by skidding the stern. Sometimes as...

    Turns start by skidding the stern. Sometimes as in a whitewater boat the subtly harder J correction is enough to start the stern skidding toward the onside.. and a hull edge toward the direction of...
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    We'll try to leave messy out. All hulls do carve...

    We'll try to leave messy out. All hulls do carve but the speed and the radius of the turn is hull dependent. If the stern is skegged and sticky in the water.. and cannot release due to minimal rocker...
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    One of the shortfalls of Canadian Style is the...

    One of the shortfalls of Canadian Style is the boat DOES tend to turn away from the paddle. You need to correct extra hard with a J. The moving water thing.. a turn to an eddy is edged to the...
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    Edging changes the waterline shape of the boat.....

    Edging changes the waterline shape of the boat.. One side is more curved ( the edge you are weighting) and there is more of that edge exposed to water coming at it. So the force is more than on the...
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    Nova Craft does a number of material strength...

    Nova Craft does a number of material strength tests and I would like to see videos of them. This is just one of the tests they do.. and IMO not the most meaningful.. It may simulate damage from...
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    Had the same difficulty!

    Had the same difficulty!
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    Footbars or pegs should be mandatory for sitting...

    Footbars or pegs should be mandatory for sitting paddlers. Kayaks have them. Why canoes don't is just insane. You can install them yourself.
    What happens with each paddle stroke is you pull...
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