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    Hello OutnBacker, Thanks for your note. No...I...

    Hello OutnBacker,

    Thanks for your note. No...I don't sail my canoe. I have rafted up with other canoes and taken advantage of a favourable wing, but no sailing.

    Coffeedrinker
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    Hello from Victoria BC

    Hello Everyone,

    I've not posted in a while and I apologize for that. However the summer weather has finally arrived on Vancouver Island and I'm back on the water. Last week I made a solo trip to...
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    Hello Everyone, I have an Esquif Prospecteur...

    Hello Everyone,

    I have an Esquif Prospecteur 16' which I enjoy very, very much. I paddle it mostly solo and love carving turns and spinning around. I've noticed that when the water gets "lumpy"...
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    Jens, I was able to get to the club house were...

    Jens,

    I was able to get to the club house were my canoe is stored, and gathered a few measurements for you. The distance from the mid-point of the portage yoke to the kneeling thwart is 48 cm. The...
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    Good morning Jens, You're correct about the...

    Good morning Jens,

    You're correct about the Chilkoot/Prospecteur name. I discovered afterwards that they are one and the same boat. Yes I will be happy to send measurements for the kneeling...
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    Jens, I have an Esquif Prospecteur 16' (now...

    Jens,
    I have an Esquif Prospecteur 16' (now about two years old) and it came equipped with a kneeling thwart. Unless I'm misunderstanding your definition of a kneeling thwart!
    The kneeling thwart...
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    Birchbark canoe building...

    Hello Elspeth,

    To further your quest I offer this film http://www.nfb.ca/film/cesars_bark_canoe/ The film is in Cree, English and French but there isn't much dialogue so not to worry. I've...
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    Hello from Canada again, I found that solo...

    Hello from Canada again,

    I found that solo canoeing was a very different experience from tandem canoeing. And I'm not just referring to paddle technique. I think that if you paddle (and trip or...
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    Airbags

    Hi DaveS,

    My airbags remain in my canoe all the time....partially deflated particularly during the warm summer months because they will expand in the heat. For travelling I fully inflate them so...
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    Hello from the west coast of Canada, What...

    Hello from the west coast of Canada,

    What courses did I go on? Two flatwater tandem courses - basic and advanced. Two solo courses - basic and advanced. Plus a some river experience then a solo...
  11. Hello Everyone, Good topic for a thread. I...

    Hello Everyone,

    Good topic for a thread. I would add that each BA, lifejacket, or PFD be equipped with a whistle on a lanyard. A whistle can be heard much further than a person's voice. In the...
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    Hi Lloyd, Congratulations on doing the hill...

    Hi Lloyd,

    Congratulations on doing the hill climb. I think that you've got a good approach, and a good start to it. What fitness facitlites/trainers are available to you? Or are you basically on...
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    Good morning Joe, A Canadian voyageur canoe...

    Good morning Joe,

    A Canadian voyageur canoe was there. (I just posted some information on it.) There is lots of interesting information on the Canadian Canoe Museum web site....
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    Gentlemen, There was a Canadian canoe in the...

    Gentlemen,

    There was a Canadian canoe in the Jublilee pageant on the Thames. "Canada One" a 26' North canoe (voyageur canoe) from the Canadian Canoe Museum (http://www.canoemuseum.ca/) was flown...
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    Hello Isabella, I have a Stohlquist B-pod...

    Hello Isabella,
    I have a Stohlquist B-pod drysuit which is my first drysuit, and I struggled with taking it on and off a lot. On one occasion I became slightly claustrophobic because I got stuck...
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    Hi Everyone, I'm 6'2" , 235 pounds, in good...

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm 6'2" , 235 pounds, in good condition. My Esquif Prospecteur weights 65 pounds and I've loaded it on and off a variety of cars, vans and stations wagons by myself. My longest portage...
  17. Hello Xray, Regarding your possible purchase...

    Hello Xray,

    Regarding your possible purchase of a Nova Craft Prospector in Royalex... As a beginning/intermediate canoeist I paddled the NC Prospector solo and tandem - on flatwater and in...
  18. Article: Drowning doesn't look like drowning...

    You can view the page at http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/content.php?106-Drowning-doesn-t-look-like-drowning
  19. Thanks Rob-GB and sohojacques, I'm not sure...

    Thanks Rob-GB and sohojacques,

    I'm not sure how a sticky works, but it seems like a good idea.

    Coffeedrinker
  20. Drowning doesn't look like drowning...

    Hello Everyone,

    The Safety Director at our club sent out this link to a rather sobering article on drowning. I thought that SoTP members, especially those with young children, might be interested...
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    Good morning Tisme, Thanks for the note about...

    Good morning Tisme,
    Thanks for the note about TH4 Tilley hemp hat. I have a TH4 - a gift from my sister - and love it! I scrunch it up and throw it in my portage pack when I don't need it, so I'll...
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    Canalcruiser, I have a Primus Firesteel, and...

    Canalcruiser,

    I have a Primus Firesteel, and have used it, plus some cotton/wax tinder to light my Kelly Kettle. I've never used a firesteel before but the concept of having something simple, and...
  23. Congratulations Becky! I watched your Advanced...

    Congratulations Becky! I watched your Advanced Classic Solo Canoeing DVD last night and it is brilliant! I also watched the extra outtakes and didn't realize how hard you - and Reid and Ken - worked...
  24. Excellent photos! Massive scree areas....is the...

    Excellent photos! Massive scree areas....is the lake popular with canoeists?

    Thanks for posting Retro

    Coffeedrinker
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    Thanks Ezwater, I appreciated seeing what is...

    Thanks Ezwater,
    I appreciated seeing what is very, very different canoeing country to what I'm used to. Nice photos, well written.
    Coffeedrinker
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