HC14, Sept 2017, Narfi

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Re: HC14, Sept 2017, Narfi

Post by TomW1 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:38 pm

Very nice, Narfi

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Re: HC14, Sept 2017, Narfi

Post by peter-curacao » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:47 pm

Awesome :!: very well build 8)

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Re: HC14, Sept 2017, Narfi

Post by narfi » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:41 pm

No more pictures, but had it out for a couple of hours on Sunday.
With Landon and one of his friends #80 and #60 and me #235 and the boat #90 (total of 465)

So stable that Landons friend who had no fear whatsoever would randomly stand up and walk around like he was on a large boat, and they kept leaning over the edges picking leaves out of the water. (fall is upon us)

We paddled around the bay for a bit, then out into the open lake and down the beach a ways to another of Landon's friends, beached and Landon ran up and called him out to play, he launched his plastic kayak and we chased each other in circles for a bit (and maybe played bumper boats just a tiny bit :P )
Then paddled back home. About 2hrs on the water, gone from the house 2.5-3hrs total.
I am still learning paddling techniques, and can sort of paddle straight on one side now, but still need to correct direction from the other side every 8th stroke or so. (the boys weren't much help with paddling but did try a little)
Surprisingly my rear was not sore from the bench, but my lifelong achievement of never stretching or doing yoga came into play a bit and I alternated between sitting cross legged and with my legs out in front of me under the yoke, to fairly good effect, I was still able to walk when we were done :P

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Re: HC14, Sept 2017, Narfi

Post by Fuzz » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:23 pm

Sounds like it is doing everything you wanted it to :D
I did read where JM says they need some weight in them for stability and it sounds like that is working very well for you.
Not long from now you can use it for a sled :cry:

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Re: HC14, Sept 2017, Narfi

Post by bigyellowtractor » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:19 am

That's great Narfi.

I haven't managed to splash my finished "12" yet :(

I hope to get out for a decent play this weekend. It'll have to be soon or I'll have "missed the boat" re good weather.

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Re: HC14, Sept 2017, Narfi

Post by Doug N » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:14 am

That is a great looking boat. Like the colours. Sure looks professionally done. Looks like you and your son are off to many years of fun with it.
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Re: HC14, Sept 2017, Narfi

Post by Netpackrat » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:31 am

cape man wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:16 am
Heavy is good in a canoe.
Right up until you have to portage. Then it's not so great.

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Re: HC14, Sept 2017, Narfi

Post by narfi » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:40 pm

Calm cool fall day.
Landon turns 8 tomorow.
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Re: HC14, Sept 2017, Narfi

Post by Fuzz » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:54 pm

Snow is marching down the mountains. will not be long before it hits here. Had ice on the car windshield this morning :cry:

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Re: HC14, Sept 2017, Narfi

Post by narfi » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:17 pm

Its a foggy spooky halloween!
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