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Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by john hupfield, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. john hupfield

    john hupfield fire starter/wood burner

    Any of you winterizers managed to get back in the Water Yet?
    Our Ponds are still ice covered even though the snow is near all gone.
    I need some cheer.

    Lost in the Woods
     
  2. Pernicious Atavist

    Pernicious Atavist Canoe Sailing Publisher

    I have! Of course, I'm not up there, but I've still frozen my butt off here in NC!
     
  3. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    not quite yet

    We didnt get the flurries they called for this morning but its still going to 0 celsius at nite, so they'll stay in the rack until the water warms up!;)
     

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  4. Pernicious Atavist

    Pernicious Atavist Canoe Sailing Publisher

    Geez, Andre...I feel bad about griping! Okay, I don't, but....

    I'm heading back to Florida so I can sail year-round, oh, and to be back with my woman, who likes to sail year-round, too!
     
  5. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Don't feel bad, Andre, it's going to get frosty way down here tonight too. That's ok though, I still haven't had time to make repairs to the 16-30s from last end-of-season... (Did I mention that I like having the sheets run outboard rather than into the cockpit?)

    Plus, I installed (with a little help) a really, really cool sailing canoe into the new ABM exhibit for this year on Thursday. Pictures soon...
     
  6. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Dan, I definitely have to rig it to trail outboard on the windward side ( did i get that right?) and I HAVE to raise the seat bridge and extend the crosshead post - I stretched myself so bad last year I couldnt walk after a lot of light wind messing about with my knees up under my chin - no doubt you've had similar strains with your height. I'm getting going on the round bilge this year, and I think I've settled on Mohicans for simplicity and tradition. I want to launch next spring. What is the exhibit this year? Did you put Banshee front and centre?:rolleyes:
    Ed, we were in Myrtle Beach week before last, and stopped one night in Charlotte. Beautiful State! Lost my CSM hat when i dumped last year, have to order a new one!
     
  7. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    The sheets will trail to either side (even better to make a continuous sheet, but I don't know how yet). I've no problem with the height of my seat or crosshead, but maybe that's why I need to fix the coaming... no, I remember now, I need to fix the coaming after sailing in a rather stiff breeze coming down off the lake.

    New exhibit is "Made in Clayton" - Banshee was built Downeast (or at least New England before he moved...gotta go look it up).
     
  8. Michael Grace

    Michael Grace Lifetime Member

    Dan-

    Wilbur & Wheelock? I'd like to see that...

    Michael
     
  9. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Yup, i trail them outboard on both sides, but I'd like the active one to be easier to use, the cockpit looks like its full of snakes when they're all in there. Need to see some clamp on boards before I build one, any photos handy? I've got line drawings in catalogs and Stephens and Vaux, but I'm curious about the hardware. Large bronze wing nuts and recessed square head bolts is my guess.... You taking orders for clutch cleats yet?;)
     
  10. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Michael - no, older than that. It was built by St. Lawrence River Skiff, Canoe and Steam Launch Co. (boy am I glad I don't have to answer their phone!). I have never heard of a Wilbur and Wheelock decked canoe, though both of them did work for StLRSCSLCo before starting their own shop. W&W did build open canoes (and we are exhibiting one of those too).

    Andre - our Nomad has a clamp-on seat. Clutch cleats are one of many on the roundtoit list!
     
  11. Pernicious Atavist

    Pernicious Atavist Canoe Sailing Publisher

    Yeah, Andre, NC has its points. Eastern NC has great sailing water--sometimes--but always has a, uh...social and cultural climate...not to our liking. Oh, and the weather is less friendly than I hoped for.

    Get ye a new hat! The old design is still available. I'm considering a new design in hopes it'll sell more. I'll attach it here.
     

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  12. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Ed, very nice - embroidered would be worth the extra $ - I'm just thinking about whoever eventually gets mine after they find it floating!:mad:
    What about a "sailing canoe" instead of a canoe with a sail? Perhaps something older but more performance oriented;)
     
  13. Pernicious Atavist

    Pernicious Atavist Canoe Sailing Publisher

    Thanks for the suggestions, Andre. I can offer more variety by paying for the privilege with my vendor, which I've been considering anyway. That would allow me to offer as many versions of the same thing, like hats, then I could actually create custom designs for each customer--like an image of your boat, for example. Time has probably come for that. I'll keep it in mind! Thanks!

    :D
     
  14. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Ed, I'd order 2 of any of these!;)
     

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  15. Pernicious Atavist

    Pernicious Atavist Canoe Sailing Publisher

    Those would work well on shirts--t's, sweat, longsleeve, not sure about hats. Maybe I'll bite the bullet and upgrade my account so I can offer these, Andre.
     

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