snap shackle on the bolt - vinyl tubing to reduce wiggle (and steel to brass wear) and minicell to act as a spacer
"Anchor strap" - one end secured through two slots cut in the "back bone" (kayak seat rail)
the other end of the "anchor strap" secured to the snap shackle
loop for lower end of thigh strap - this will be held down with the "anchor strap"
thigh straps secured
keeps the straps up for easier re-entry
Current Remix outfitting
Pedestal at cockpit rim - upright
Pedestal at cockpit rim - forward
Pedestal at cockpit rim - back
Pedestal 2" forward of cockpit rim - upright
Pedestal 2" forward of cockpit rim - forward
Pedestal 2" forward of cockpit rim - back
trying to sink the stern (forward sweep) - possible, but will need current + good form
Zephyr - bilge pump
Unexpected source of leak
"Platform" for the Score conversion
The other side
The pedestal and "couch"
Score conversion by Jamie D'ors
Amp Conversion for $50 or less
Amp Conversion (out of focus...)
It's the tops that go
Whiplash - bulkhead and straps
Whiplash - pedestal and "couch"
Interlude - bow slider
Drakkar Fatboy plug
Yakima stacker improvement
ME Outfitting - lacing detail
ME Outfitting - original saddle set up - the thwart holds the saddle in and can be moved forward to another set of holes.
ME Outfitting - the "kid" pedestal
ME Outfitting - made a new saddle, detail of how it mates to the thwart
ME Outfitting - wing nut on a carriage bolt holds both the seat thwart and upper thigh strap anchor
Walden Nalu Outrigger Canoe - polyethylene hull, aluminum crossbars
Airbag saver - part 1 (the rear)
Airbag saver - part 2 (looking to the front) - the front overlaps the rear so the wind won't catch it
A Liquid Logic prototype saddle - never went to production as far as I know
J Robbin's Team ETC plate outfitting in his Prelude
J Robbin's Team ETC Plate outfitting in his Prelude
J Robbin's Team ETC Plate outfitting in his Prelude - footpeg detail
Score vs. Spanish Fly
What an ME looks like after you broach it and the gunwales pull out
another angle - broached at Screaming Left (Chattooga III) - paddled all the way out to Lake Tugalo
the ME after reconstructive surgery...
working prototype boot, glove, and pogie drier
I strap my boots to the side of the ammo can - warm and dry the next day...
It'll never see the river again but it is still being paddled. I'm hoping the Carolina Jessamine gives our paddler a nice yellow pfd next spring.
Looking for an ID - it's a C-1 wildwater boat from Warren Wilson College in NC
a beautiful specimen of a Blue Hole
Quick release thigh straps
Alice QR strap
What goop looks like after 10 years +/-
More 10 year old goop
foor position in the Zephyr
part of the peg is trimmed off allowing my toes under even with Keens
The Spanish Fly has a little more clearance - I prefer this
A little more toe room
The bulkhead at this time is not glued in, its held in place by pressue of the air bag friction, and the thwart
I adjust the fit with different sized blocks. I need to secure it better...
Boat storage option?
Who says you can't make one longer
after the swift water rescue class, I reviewed my gear
Polypropylene sheet (.030") applied with heat gun
Polypropylene sheet - bonded, but not well.
Polypropylene film - didn't bond at all
buffed / painted