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      pblanc replied to the thread Spirit II vs. Prospector 17.
      It has also been my impression that as the three-layer polyethylene canoes age, the material becomes softer.
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      pblanc replied to the thread Spirit II vs. Prospector 17.
      My gut feeling is that polyethylene is probably a bit more abrasion resistant than T-formex. I have never owned a T-formex boat but I...
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      pblanc replied to the thread Spirit II vs. Prospector 17.
      The Spirit II will have the edge in terms of straight ahead efficiency. The Prospector will have a slight edge in maneuverability. The...
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      pblanc replied to the thread Happy Independence Day!.
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      I have no idea what that brown, crumbly-looking stuff is but I suspect it was some rather inexpensive material, the sole purpose of...
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      pblanc replied to the thread Rigging Tarps.
      Sorry to hear yours ripped but thanks for the info. I had mine up for several days including two that rained and one with fairly stout...
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      pblanc replied to the thread Rigging Tarps.
      I have a rectangular CCS Tundra Tarp and I like it a lot. But I agree with Mike that a catenary cut tarp has distinct advantages in...
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      Then there is the "bushcrafter". Travels in a dugout canoe he took seven years to carve out using a handmade stone-headed adz. Adz...
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      Yes, the easiest solution is just to carry a bent shaft and a straight shaft which is what I usually do on rivers with no, or only mild...
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      pblanc replied to the thread Flotation.
      Yes, good point. I overlooked the trolling motor. That could possibly be enough to overcome the inherent buoyancy in the canoe.
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      pblanc replied to the thread Flotation.
      I am not at all certain that much styrofoam would provide enough flotation to get both gunwales above the surface over the full length...
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      pblanc replied to the thread Flotation.
      Well, it won't go to the bottom of the lake unless you load it with a bunch of stuff that is denser than water that is attached to the...
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      pblanc reacted to Tsuga8's post in the thread Knots with Like Like.
      Amen to all that! The body of arborist knot/rope knowledge has lots of applications, including Z-drags and rescues. For my climbing...
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      pblanc replied to the thread Knots.
      No, I do not climb. But I have found that the asymmetrical friction hitches used by arborists and climbers tied with eye to eye Prusik...
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      pblanc replied to the thread Knots.
      If you want a friction hitch for guy lines that is extremely easy to undo, the Farrimond friction hitch is worth knowing. It is a...
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