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by Steve S
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: GPS datum setting
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: GPS datum setting

I usually set my GPS to the data settings specified on the map that I carry in addition to the GPS. For map datum, I usually select WGS84. For coordinate system I mostly use UTM.
by Steve S
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Rescue knives
Replies: 26
Views: 10490

I have a Benchmade version of the E-Z Zip. It's OK, but I really prefer a "standard" blade. I like the E-Z Rescue: http://www.gerberstore.com/index.php?xpage=itempage&xid=507. The leading edge of the blade is blunt so you can work it under a strap without cutting a raft tube or human s...
by Steve S
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Mad River vs Mohawk
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

Mad River vs. Mohawk

The Mad River Outrage X is a much quicker handling boat than either of the Mohawks; it is a high-performance boat for the heavier paddler. It has bow rocker of 6", and stern rocker of 5". A beginner in this boat will have more opportunity to perfect his/her swimming skills. The XL13 has 3&...
by Steve S
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: WW Canoe paddles
Replies: 4
Views: 1523

Spooned Blade

Aquabound makes some good paddles at a reasonable price. Check http://www.aquabound.com/ for the Edge paddle which comes in carbon or fiberglass. Once you get used to a spooned blade, it's hard to go back to a flat blade. The spooned surface is simply more efficient than a flat surface. Think about ...
by Steve S
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Mohawk XL13
Replies: 30
Views: 6614

XL13 is a great 1st open boat

I agree with Arthur that the XL13 is a great boat to learn the basics of solo whitewater canoing. I paddled one for two years before graduating to a shorter, quicker OC1. But I kept the Mohawk to loan to family and friends who want to experience paddling whitewater solo without constantly swimming. ...
by Steve S
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Bell Ocoee
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Bell Ocoee

Bell only purchased the Ocoee mold from Dagger.

My daughter has a Prodigy which handles much like an Ovation, but you can tell that they didn't come from a similar mold.
by Steve S
Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Bell Ocoee
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Bell Ocoee at Ozark Outdoor Supply

Paul, Ozark Outdoor Supply is now a Bell dealer and has an Ocoee in stock. You could stop by and check it out.

You don't have your location on your post so I don't know if a store in Central AR is easy for you to get to..