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Old 01-09-2007, 08:40 PM   #256
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Last Saturday KLR Barry and I went to Lake James to do a 10 mile trip and it was the maiden voyage of my new boat. I love this boat.







Barry's new Liquid Logic Pisgah 14



















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Old 01-09-2007, 08:58 PM   #257
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:52 PM   #258
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:07 PM   #259
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Looks nice...sort of a canoe-kayak hybrid?

Bell calls it a "Decked Canoe" and is called the Rob Roy in honor a guy that wrote pulp novels about his kayaking adventures about a hundred years ago.

John MacGregor (1825-1892)

John MacGregor, through his extremely popular books and magazine articles from 1865 to 1892, practically invented the sport of canoeing (or kayaking, we would call it today).

One correspondent tells us MacGregor spent part of his youth in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where his father was stationed in the '30s in a fort. He may have picked up some canoeing experience there.

He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, earned an M. A., and became a barrister-at-law in the Temple, London. He formed and became Captain of the Royal Canoe Club, England.

From reading his books you will notice he carried in his canoe a number of religious tracts (in this movement called "Muscular Christianity") written in the local language and was always ready to hand them out. He did not travel on Sundays, but did lecture on his travels and gave much of the profits to charities, especially to boys in the inner cities.

He published accounts of several other canoe cruises, including one to Scandinavia and another to Jordan and Egypt. We have seen the Baltic cruise book but haven't had time to scan it yet. The appendix to that book gives some construction details for his canoe designs.

A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on Rivers and Lakes of Europe, [1866,] 1892
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:07 PM   #260
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Very nice pics DirtDog. What are you using for a camera and how are you waterproofing it?
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:16 PM   #261
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[QUOTE=2whlrcr]Very nice pics DirtDog. What are you using for a camera and how are you waterproofing it?[ /QUOTE]

Sony DSC H5, just keep it in an inflated dry bag but other than that it's up to me to keep it out of the water. Get's interesting when passing it from one kayak to the other. :whoops
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:42 PM   #262
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I found a Manitou 14 to paddle, and some similiar boats. One of these weekends we will go try them. I kinda like the sound of that Prijon Yukon Expedition too. Have not located one to try out though.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:47 PM   #263
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I found a Manitou 14 to paddle, and some similiar boats. One of these weekends we will go try them. I kinda like the sound of that Prijon Yukon Expedition too. Have not located one to try out though.
http://www.brown-web.net/kayak/Revie...Expedition.htm
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:10 PM   #264
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:18 PM   #265
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My son on the Bow River here in Calgary. Kyaks are Q-Stars made by the Western Canoe Company in Abbotsford BC. Weight 24 lbs.

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Old 01-11-2007, 12:56 AM   #266
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Very pretty, DirtDOG.

Very vibrant.

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Old 01-11-2007, 02:41 AM   #267
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Bell calls it a "Decked Canoe" and is called the Rob Roy in honor a guy that wrote pulp novels about his kayaking adventures about a hundred years ago.

John MacGregor (1825-1892)

John MacGregor, through his extremely popular books and magazine articles from 1865 to 1892, practically invented the sport of canoeing (or kayaking, we would call it today).

One correspondent tells us MacGregor spent part of his youth in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where his father was stationed in the '30s in a fort. He may have picked up some canoeing experience there.

He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, earned an M. A., and became a barrister-at-law in the Temple, London. He formed and became Captain of the Royal Canoe Club, England.

From reading his books you will notice he carried in his canoe a number of religious tracts (in this movement called "Muscular Christianity") written in the local language and was always ready to hand them out. He did not travel on Sundays, but did lecture on his travels and gave much of the profits to charities, especially to boys in the inner cities.

He published accounts of several other canoe cruises, including one to Scandinavia and another to Jordan and Egypt. We have seen the Baltic cruise book but haven't had time to scan it yet. The appendix to that book gives some construction details for his canoe designs.

A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on Rivers and Lakes of Europe, [1866,] 1892
That's interesting.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:54 PM   #268
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I was perusing some smugmug accounts and found this report about the Etowah River in N. Georgia. Evicta and I along with my brother and his wife did this trip about 20 years ago. It's really cool because there is a tunnel through a mountain that extends about 1/4 mile and at the half way mark there is a shaft that goes to the summit of the mountain. Pretty freaky doing whitewater inside a tunnel. There is a rock shelf that blocks half of the exit at certain water levels and makes for an interesting finale if you hit it wrong. We spent a whole week doing the Etowah, the Hooch and a bunch of lakes. Sure was a fun time.

Check out the album
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/1330947
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:35 PM   #269
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Found a Prijon Yukon Expedition in NY, the problem, I live in Oregon. He said I could drive by and pick it up though.
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:53 AM   #270
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I just stumbled across this thread looking for ideas for towing my sea kayaks behind my WeeStrom. Here's a shot from some surf time last summer in my NDK explorer:



And one of my favorite shots:



Still looking for trailer options -- so far the best seems to be a Rack & Roll setup, which is a bit pricey, though.

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