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Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   09-11-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By yarnellboat
Very cool skills! Here's a more modern video...

Very cool skills!

Here's a more modern video of what's possible in a canoe, with more "rapid work":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87_qBovy9ag

Pat.

p.s. For those interested in river...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   09-04-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,083
Posted By yarnellboat
Again, surprised at what comes up on Craigslist...

Again, surprised at what comes up on Craigslist and the MEC Gear Swap - decent deals on good boats: Clipper Tripper, 17' NovaCraft Prospector, and a smokin' deal on a Wenonah Spirit II($650)!
...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,877
Posted By yarnellboat
Looks like it's worth the gamble, especially if...

Looks like it's worth the gamble, especially if you believe the reviews. On the other hand, the large size is $99 and the equivalent at MEC is $125, so its not that huge a savings.

3 Vets also...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   08-07-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,083
Posted By yarnellboat
Wow those are low standars jeffski! A...

Wow those are low standars jeffski! A Frontiesman? He's already tried the Pelican, but wants a better canoe.

Even for a few hundred bucks you should be able to do better than a faded, scratched,...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   08-07-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,083
Posted By yarnellboat
I recently saw a good comment about stability,...

I recently saw a good comment about stability, comparing canoes to tricycles...

A tricylce feels very stable when you're sitting on it, or going slow and straight (primary stability). But if you...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   08-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,083
Posted By yarnellboat
Just noticed there was recently a Tripper S on...

Just noticed there was recently a Tripper S on Craigslist, made me think of this discussion...

I've been surprised at the number & quality of canoes that have been available, and some at decent...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   07-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,083
Posted By yarnellboat
A 16' canoe can be better because 99% of the time...

A 16' canoe can be better because 99% of the time people are not going on 2-month wilderness trips! :)

Length does give a pretty good idea of speed & tracking (going straight), but it also depends...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   07-09-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,083
Posted By yarnellboat
If you want a bigger family canoe, I'd take a...

If you want a bigger family canoe, I'd take a very good look at the Tripper and Prospector that are currently on Craigslist! Somebody is going to jump on that good-looking Tripper for $975!!

But...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   07-08-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,083
Posted By yarnellboat
Yeah, that's where I was coming from with...

Yeah, that's where I was coming from with something like a 15' Bob Special - solo and weekenders is what was mentioned. I think of the Yukon as kinda a blah canoe for rental outfits, or maybe a...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   07-07-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,083
Posted By yarnellboat
I forgot to include Evergreen as a good brand...

I forgot to include Evergreen as a good brand name... this boat for sale in Squamish is probably along the lines of what you're looking for:
...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   07-03-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,083
Posted By yarnellboat
Great advice on the canoes and the canoe club! ...

Great advice on the canoes and the canoe club!

Something to think about is definitely the skill-factor when paddling a canoe solo - if you're paddling a big canoe, lightly loaded, in a strong...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-26-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By yarnellboat
You just beat me to posting this. I also saw it...

You just beat me to posting this. I also saw it through x-country circles and was very surprised I hadn't seen it here, considering all the discussion about the ski hill operations and parking...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   04-16-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,792
Posted By yarnellboat
FYI, registration is open for the club's upcoming...

FYI, registration is open for the club's upcoming basic canoeing course.

Dates are an evening on Wed Apr 23rd, and the following 2 Saturdays at Deer Lake - Apr 26th and May 3rd.
...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   04-10-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,792
Posted By yarnellboat
And David Middleton is a super nice guy who does...

And David Middleton is a super nice guy who does rentals and has put many people into their first new or used canoe...

http://www.middletonsboats.com/

The lessons are free with club membership,...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   04-08-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,792
Posted By yarnellboat
Canoeing and whitewater with Beaver Canoe Club

Hi canoeists & other outdoor enthusiasts,

As we catch our last ski and snowshoe adventures in the next few weeks, it's time to plan how to make use of that snow as it melts and fills the rivers! ...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   04-08-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By yarnellboat
I guess I didn't post about this last year, but...

I guess I didn't post about this last year, but there has been some mutual interest between Club Tread and the canoe club, so here's my normally-annual reminder as our lessons etc. are coming up this...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   12-05-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,874
Posted By yarnellboat
Aside from Canadian Canoe Routes, for "local"...

Aside from Canadian Canoe Routes, for "local" people/events/routes, the Beavers are the main show in town, even if your town is Kamloops, as far as I know. There used to be an active club in the...
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   05-27-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,691
Posted By yarnellboat
You could also try joining some related...

You could also try joining some related activities/communities that are a little better defined than hiking, like taking a canoeing course and joining some outdoorsy trips that way, check out what's...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   05-07-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,638
Posted By yarnellboat
As a father of 2 kids under 4, and a guy who...

As a father of 2 kids under 4, and a guy who loves/needs to paddle and ski, variations of this theme are on my mind all the time. Too often.

What makes you tick is what makes you tick. My kids...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-04-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,476
Posted By yarnellboat
I guess we were in a day-use area, on "North...

I guess we were in a day-use area, on "North Beach", on the north side of Gold Creek. We didn't doubt there was a valid reason for not camping, we were just frustrated that there'd been no way for...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-01-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,476
Posted By yarnellboat
Careful. I had a bad experience with a park...

Careful. I had a bad experience with a park operator there, but it was a few years ago...

On a little trip in the shoulder season, we camped, 3 canoes, on the attractive sand spit just north of...
Forum: British Columbia   01-27-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,037
Posted By yarnellboat
Thanks for updating this old thread. An...

Thanks for updating this old thread. An interesting read to see what my interests were exactly 6 years ago. Those were the days. An ankle injury and two kids later, and getting out my...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   08-16-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,102
Posted By yarnellboat
A different kind of paddling - ww canoe race

Hi hikers, paddlers, skiers and snowshoers,

If there's any interest in checking out a whitewater canoe race... Sept 15-16th the local ww canoes paddle the slalom gates on Tamihi Rapid on the...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   04-03-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By yarnellboat
Taking the course will set you up nicely for...

Taking the course will set you up nicely for geting the most out of a Bowron trip! Everybody seems to think they intuitively know how to canoe or that it's easy, but, like anything, it's not easy to...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   03-29-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By yarnellboat
Yeah, he did say cheap paddles. He also said...

Yeah, he did say cheap paddles. He also said that he's already busted 2. So maybe he's not the average casual user and will continue to be throwing money away if he continues to break cheap...
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