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About ricknriver

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    Washington NC
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    Small craft sailing, power boating, canoe and kayak paddling, travel, USCG Auxiliary Crew/Instructor. BSA paddlecraft safety instructor.

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  1. ricknriver

    Sail Battens

    Just noticed my second batten (CS15) fits about 1/2" short allowing a curl too. Going to just add stitching to the front of the pocket to shorten it a bit & try for a better fit. Rick
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Many thanks for all the information and pictures on the details of your build(s). Like taking boatbuilding classes. She's looking great. Rick
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    B&B's first annual "Capsize Camp" July, 20-22

    Hi, Planning to come with our CS15 #153, and shared info with a really nice, new to them, CS17 owners/neighbors on the Pamlico so hope they'll join us too. Rick n MickZ Leaving the boat home but coming Sat to watch and learn and see new stuff. R Ooops, family stuff now overrides our coming to the camp. Have safe fun. R
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Hi, Becoming snowbirds. Winters near Cape Canaveral at Viera, FL summers NC. Found a nice batch of big gators 8-10's+ paddling at a county park lake & campground near Plant City. Probably be out your way this summer visiting Grandson's in Asheville. Keep sanding :-). Rick
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Great to see you back building Chick and looking forward to seeing her evolve. Still finishing up the Amanda in FL for gator chasing and exploring. Hoping to go electric for quiet. Will be back in NC in April for summer. Watch those fingers. RickZ
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    CS17 #339 launched

    Fine work, fun sailing. Hope to sail our CS15 more on the Pamlico come summer. We're in Washington about 7 miles east of town on the Pamlico from mid-April to late fall. See you on the river. Rick
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    Motor Canoe project

    Thank you Chick and Graham for the cautions and great build tips. RickZ
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    Carlita's new adventure

    Smooth sailing Graham. I'll be in FL month of Feb around Titusville, but free to go anywhere down there if you need any help. 252-945-4472. Mick n RickZ
  9. ricknriver

    Sailing Kayak

    Good thoughts. I believe Dawn Stewart, aka Sandy Bottom, sails her Diva, and has done some long hauls, and son Allan's expedition yak is really neat. R
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    Expedition Canoe

    Me too, for our "senior's explorer". Maybe with removable and "folding" ama bars and trolling motor mount. Strong ama mounts on/in hull would add a bit of weight but hopefully only a couple of pounds to hopefully keep bare hull weight ~40# for cartopping/truck bed. R.
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    Official Watertribe EC/UFC 2016 event discussion.

    Wishing you all fine winds and kind seas! Rick
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    Mocasin 2 Square Stern for Trolling Motor?

    Graham, Alan and your Mom and Dad, Mister Moon, and all other sailors & paddlers - Safe sailing and great fun in the EC. Rick
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    Mocasin 2 Square Stern for Trolling Motor?

    Good thoughts. Only challenge I see with a broader, deeper stern is efficiency in reverse exiting long narrow dead end sloughs (too narrow to turn around). That's why I thought the wine glass stern - keeping the canoe stern at the waterline with motor mount above - kind of wherry-like, and shifting my weight forward? I'm sure Graham and Alan are busy with the EC. No hurry. Tks, Rick
  14. As we age, would like a very light, stable, tandem electric canoe (<50#) with wine glass square stern to mount a trolling motor, carry a deep cycle battery or two midships, and 400# load. Hoping a 40-50# thrust 12v trolling motor will push her 4-5 mph to quietly explore wildlife on sheltered rivers, streams, and lakes. Think the 47#Moc 2 can be modified to meet the need? Have a canoe side mount for a trolling mtr that I could use, but hoping a stern mount will have less chance to hangup weaving through narrow obstructed waterways. May I should just create a extended motor mount plate on the normal stern of the Moc II? Thanks, Rick
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    Sport Boat

    Thanks Chick for the info and thoughts. Have a decent connection tonight. Been thinking the Moc II with a small square stern for the trolling motor, battery in the middle, but aging joints calling for more upright seating for us. Also saw a small dory type with ~6" wine glass stern for motor and minimum drag but probably less stability and more complex build than the Moc II. Only has to go paddling speed 3-4 mph and can supplement with paddles. Maybe a wide beam square stern tandem canoe would be simpler if I can find a good used one in kevlar or carbon at a fair price. Going to finish the Amanda when we get back and see how she goes with electric. Need to contact Graham on the Washington Marine Market coming up April 30 and will mention my dreams/schemes. TSCA/Raleigh considering something like a one-sheet/one day build at the Market and then selling/raffling off to help our new Washington Maritime Museum. Keep safe, Rick
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