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by Al Donaldson
Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mulberry Cemetery to Mill Cr. Sunday 02/10
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: Mulberry Cemetery to Mill Cr. Sunday 02/10

Jon:

(from an out-of-state paddler)

Where is the put in (cemetery?)

Thanks!

--al--
by Al Donaldson
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Footwear
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Footwear

Luke: Obviously, my take on cold weather gear is a bit different from others' views, due to my geographic misfortune. Thus, take the Iowa difference into account regarding this opinion. My wife and I have gone through a number of Sealskins socks and gloves. IMHO, they are not worth the shipping cost...
by Al Donaldson
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Recreational/Touring
Topic: Missouri and Arkansas Paddling Invite: Feb and Mar 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Missouri and Arkansas Paddling Invite: Feb and Mar 2013

Folks: It is the time of year when we Yankees are already thinking about paddling down south this winter. We'll be staying at Boiling Springs Resort again on the Big Piney River near Licking MO from Feb 17 to Mar 17. We will paddle any river in range that has water: Big Piney River (MO) Current Jack...
by Al Donaldson
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: Wanted good Canoe for Soloing
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Wanted good Canoe for Soloing

Patrick:

Look in this forum: http://forums.arkansascanoeclub.com/vie ... =2&t=22563" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Kinda heavy and not a "modern" boat at all, but solid and the price is right.

Regards,

al
by Al Donaldson
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Touring Boats
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: Touring Boats

FB: I have a good friend and great paddling companion up here in Iowa (Jim Jorgenson of Independence, IA) who has built a few of these. (2 Greenland boats. two different sizes of Baidarka and at least one other.) If you'd like, send me your email address and I'll let him know that you'd like to shar...
by Al Donaldson
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Recreational/Touring
Topic: Doctor's release for Eric
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: Doctor's release for Eric

GREAT!
by Al Donaldson
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: TBC ARKOTA "DSTYLE" Custom
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: TBC ARKOTA "DSTYLE" Custom

Louis:

DANG! What a complement. Thanks.

--al--
by Al Donaldson
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Looking for a tandem/solo Canoe
Replies: 6
Views: 3872

Re: Looking for a tandem/solo Canoe

Josh: Since I have owned many of the canoes that you mention, I'll list them in my preference order: 1) TB Arkota -- possibly the best all around 16' river canoe made today. NOT for those who cannot paddle a straight line. If I had to have just one canoe for tandem and solo paddling, this would be t...
by Al Donaldson
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Dri-Ki Paddles
Replies: 2
Views: 2335

Re: Dri-Ki Paddles

Folks: Have had similar experiences to those of "The Deuce." Rick and company are great folks, and you'll not find a better one-piece paddle anywhere. If you can handle the weight of an ash paddle and don't mind some maintenance, these paddles are the best buy in the USA. I'm expecting an order of R...
by Al Donaldson
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hole Saw FAIL
Replies: 19
Views: 1127

Re: Hole Saw FAIL

H: If nothing else works, as Forstner bit or even a ship drill will (at some expense) work well. BUT, with any kind of a piloted drill, make sure that the pilot drill (or point, in the case of the Forstner) doesn't get hot during the process. (A spray of water is not a bad idea.) Royalex components ...
by Al Donaldson
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: legend thwart
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: legend thwart

John and Nancy: Call the guys at Two Brothers. They carry great replacement thwarts: all you'll need to do is cut it to size and drill the appropriate mounting holes. ...and they do not charge an arm and a leg... call: 479-418-9722 or see the website at: http://www.twobrotherscanoe.com/accessories.h...
by Al Donaldson
Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Canoe Paddle Recomendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Canoe Paddle Recomendations?

I've had a chance to try couple of Dri-Ki's paddles, and, if you can handle the relatively heavy weight of the solid ash paddle, they are absolutely unbeatable. Their prices are right out of 1964, even considering shipping. http://dri-kiwoodworking.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;...
by Al Donaldson
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Info on dam3 to hardy
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Info on dam3 to hardy

Dan: Between the Bayou Access and Hardy, there are about 15 ledges ranging from 1 foot to 3 foot drops, one mandatory portage at a low-water bridge, and the High Falls, which is a pretty legitimate 4 to 5 foot drop. Many of the ledges do have "work arounds." but some do not. The High Falls can be av...
by Al Donaldson
Mon May 07, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: 158 disco upgrade advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: 158 disco upgrade advice

Luke said it all.

al
by Al Donaldson
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Recreational/Touring
Topic: Quick NWA Float trip
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Other gage

MP:

I think Eric may have given the gage for the Little Sugar. Big Sugar gage is here:
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mo/nwis/uv?cb ... o=07188653" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Regards,

al