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by Eric Esche
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: Perception Shadow For sale
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Perception Shadow For sale

2003 Perception Shadow sea kayak for sale $500 yellow/red with seat pad and rudder 16'8" length 22+1/4" width 8050 cubic inch volume, 63 pounds cockpit 35"x18.5" max load 350 pounds Adustable Backband Easy acess bow hatch/ stern hatch "S" linear polyethylene - no leaks Bow and stern deck rigging Bow...
by Eric Esche
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy New Year!!
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Happy New Year!!

Appreciate the good wishes for 2016. I hope to get to paddle with you and many others in the club this year after I am back in better shape after my third knee replacement surgery in 5 years (11/30) and my second heart attack (12/11). Both Orthopedist and Cardiologist have released me with no restri...
by Eric Esche
Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Eric Esche
Replies: 5
Views: 902

From Eric Esche

This is from Eric Esche, alive and walking, talking and discharged from the hospital. Yes, I did have a full blown 100% blockage heart attack on Saturday 12-12-15 around 2:30 PM. I called 911 when I recognized the symptoms (weakness, thickness under jaws, heart burn like feeling in center of chest -...
by Eric Esche
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instructors list?
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Instructors list?

Anyone have a handy dandy list of ACA instructors for Swift Water Rescue and Basic Canoeing for the NW Arkansas area or statewide? Got a friend/contractor who is in need of getting multiple adults leaders of a religious oriented boy scout like group called Adventure Trails ( I think) who have been t...
by Eric Esche
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on North Carolina and Colorado.
Replies: 22
Views: 2420

Re: Thoughts on North Carolina and Colorado.

Tell your girlfriend that there are lots of nursing jobs up here in NW Arkansas and that they are paying starting bonuses in many cases as nurses are hard to find. Happen to paddle with a nurse supervisor weekly who is often short staffed at work.

Eric Esche
by Eric Esche
Thu May 21, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Sweet gear bag
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

Re: Sweet gear bag

So how $weet is the price?

Curious....

Thanks,Eric Esche
by Eric Esche
Sun May 03, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: WTB Some of those little thingies
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Re: WTB Some of those little thingies

I think the name of those little thingies you were hunting for is eyelets. How many do you need? I have a few of the black nylon eyelets left over as I buy them by the hundred as they are cheaper that way and then I always have some to give friends. I buy them various places. Will do a search if you...
by Eric Esche
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WW Solo Canoe?
Replies: 13
Views: 2036

Re: WW Solo Canoe?

My 2 cents worth from a long winded old fart. I am NOT known around here as a whitewater canoe paddler, but I have paddled open canoe on a fair number (40+) of streams and creeks when I was younger, and have run class IV-VI and drops to 47' for about 10 years in an open canoe, in addition to both de...
by Eric Esche
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: OVERFLOW x ON CRAIGSLIST
Replies: 0
Views: 457

OVERFLOW x ON CRAIGSLIST

for anyone looking for an Overflow X and willing to travel east to Tenn.:

http://nashville.craigslist.org/boa/4935971866.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

DECENT PRICE.

Eric Esche
by Eric Esche
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Esquif is no more
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Esquif is no more

I'm very sorry to see that Esquif did not survive. They made very good canoes while they lasted, but I do not see closure and failure to bring a promised Royalex replacement to market as part of a "Mission Accomplished" statement. Hope they sold the molds, designs, and Tformex work to someone else a...
by Eric Esche
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to Overnight Float?
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Where to Overnight Float?

I would recommend the Buffalo River even if it winds up being just a hair farther then 3 hours from Texarkana. Watch the weather forecasts closely for the ENTIRE drainage area and camp high up from the water if it is raining or forecast to be raining up stream. You do NOT want to have to break camp ...
by Eric Esche
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Bob Stout
Replies: 30
Views: 3300

Re: RIP Bob Stout

Anyone who paddled with Bob Stout came away with fond memories of that trip. Susan and I feel lucky to have gotten to paddle with him, and to have tasted his and David Reid's dutch oven desert duel. I think my favorite trip with Bob was when we left our group to "shepherd" some folks who were totall...
by Eric Esche
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Northwest chapter winter pool sessions
Replies: 29
Views: 3847

Re: Northwest chapter winter pool sessions -PHOTO

In case it was missed, on page 6B of the Sunday January 18th 2015 edition of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette newspaper, below the fold on the left hand side is a 3"tall by 4 column wide picture of David Jacobs, a University of Arkansas sophomore from Russelville, rolling his kayak at the NW ...
by Eric Esche
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the Coldest Weather you Paddled?
Replies: 41
Views: 4026

Re: What's the Coldest Weather you Paddled?

Coldest that I have paddled whitewater? minus 20F on the Cheat in West Virgina and that was in the 70's, before I had ever even heard about drysuits and my first wetsuit was a 1/4" used suit sold to me by a fellow student at Georgia Tech, Bobby Gaar, Father of Clayton Gaar. Didn't think I could affo...
by Eric Esche
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: Royalex Mad River Courier SOLD
Replies: 14
Views: 1186

Re: Royalex Mad River Courier

Looks just like my Courier. Bet you will love it. So glad someone here is getting it, or I would have gone to get it and I am NOT in the market for another boat. Just racked and hung all my fleet last weekend. Doubt that I will get in anything other than a sea kayak for many months. Total Knee repla...