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by BEubanks
Mon May 20, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: Need advise for a WW beginner
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Need advise for a WW beginner

Hi Tia, I haven't paddled but have a Zen, so can't really give a fair comparison of paddling these two boats. Your best bet is to borrow or demo each. Here are links to the info provided on Mamba and Zen by their manufacturers: https://jacksonkayak.com/blog/kayak/2015-zen/ https://www.dagger.com/us/...
by BEubanks
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: fiberglas paddle repair
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: fiberglas paddle repair

Sounds good.
by BEubanks
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: fiberglas paddle repair
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: fiberglas paddle repair

Have some kevlar cloth and resin, though may be at the end of usable shelf life. Have done quite a bit of boat repair but little on paddles. I'm game to work with you on an attempt as a learning experience. So couldn't guarantee results, but I suspect we could improve what you have. Located in Arkad...
by BEubanks
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cossatot River 12/31 anyone going
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Cossatot River 12/31 anyone going

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArkansasCanoeClub/

Our trips are often planned on fairly short notice since our whitewater rivers are rain dependent. Are you talking about planning trips for which you'll travel from Canada OR are you now living or spending time in our area?
by BEubanks
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Recreational/Touring
Topic: Quachita boat trip
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Quachita boat trip

You could always use Google Earth to look over your trip and identify other places that might have what you're looking for. You can also use the line measure feature to get a fairly good estimate of distance between any two points.
by BEubanks
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cossatot River 12/31 anyone going
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Cossatot River 12/31 anyone going

Sorry you got no response. Most of trip planning has shifted to the Facebook group. Post up there or check on plans for future trips.
by BEubanks
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Newbie here

Opinions vary, as you might guess, about breaking in to whitewater kayaking. Some advocate boats that require more from the paddler as a way to speed the learning curve. Others recommend something more forgiving initially. I suspect it depends a lot on the individual paddler: how aggressive vs cauti...
by BEubanks
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop interest
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop interest

Have wanted to take an adaptive workshop for a while. Even applied and received a grant from OBU to attend one, but couldn't find one even in our region at the time. So, still interested.
by BEubanks
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the value of my canoe?
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: What is the value of my canoe?

Here's some info that might give you something to start on. I found an old ad for an Osprey 140 new at about $1700. But Old Town no longer makes the Osprey, so not sure how old the ad was. Also found an ad for one on the ACC site from 2016 where one sold for $500. You might google around for used Os...
by BEubanks
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Cossatot Saturday March 31?
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Cossatot Saturday March 31?

Sorry I missed your post. Had a small group on 'tot on Saturday--3 experienced and 3 first timers. Would have been glad to have you join us. Be sure to check/post on the ACC Facebook page, too, in the future. Until folks abandon FB, it seems to get more attention than the message board.
by BEubanks
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carry Water for multi-day trip on Buffalo?
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Carry Water for multi-day trip on Buffalo?

Sawyer has a product they claims handles viruses, too, even heavy metals. I haven't used them, but their S2 and S3 foam filters are advertised to handle viruses. https://sawyer.com/products/select-filter-and-purifier/
by BEubanks
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carry Water for multi-day trip on Buffalo?
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Carry Water for multi-day trip on Buffalo?

It was a Sawyer filter. I'd go for a larger filter and pouch next time. We used a mini. Several sizes available.
by BEubanks
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Recreational/Touring
Topic: Kayak instructors
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: Kayak instructors

American Canoe Association maintains a list of instructors, though I can't vouch for how up to date it is. Here's their kayak instructor list.
[urlhttp://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.americancanoe.org/resource/resmgr/s ... _Kayak.pdf][/url]
by BEubanks
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilderness First Aid/CPR- Aug. 26-27 in Arkadelphia
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Wilderness First Aid/CPR- Aug. 26-27 in Arkadelphia

Weather forecast is great for late August! Check with Tom, but I think there's still room.
by BEubanks
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royalex Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Royalex Repair

I used keel easy on an old Coleman canoe. Different plastic but didn't hold up well. I removed after one summer. Might work better in Royalex. I've used Kevlar and Fiberglas with pigment to match color of boat.