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Any wood boats racing in 2017? (Read 1446 times)
07/28/17 at 17:47:14

NautiWoody   Offline
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I'll be paddling my CLC PAX20 and am wondering if I'll have any other wooden boat family on the river with me.  1st year for me, so I just want to finish  Wink
 

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Reply #1 - 07/30/17 at 07:42:42

19shady69   Offline
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Nice looking boat!
 
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Reply #2 - 07/31/17 at 10:25:58

healthy heart   Offline
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Kindred soul, I too will be sitting in a home built kayak. This is a self designed boat I built a couple years ago. Never been in a race, let alone a looooong race like this. I will be sure to look for you on the water. Wood boats tend to stand out. I built a 2 person CLC years ago. I am sure we will be able to share some good stories during the many miles before us. See you next week....yikes next week!
 

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Reply #3 - 07/31/17 at 10:42:06

NautiWoody   Offline
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Looks fantastic!  I can't wait to paddle with you!  Hopefully there are more of us out there.
 
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Reply #4 - 08/03/17 at 23:35:38

Hannah   Offline
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Healthy Heart, would you happen to be from the Prairie Village area?  My mom was out on a walk the other day and happened upon a neighbor who was polishing up a homebuilt kayak.  She mentioned the MR340 and the kayak owner/builder said he was participating this year.

I remembered this thread and thought it might be one of those "small world" happenstances.  Smiley
 

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Reply #5 - 08/04/17 at 13:46:11

healthy heart   Offline
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I was out cleaning the boat, but I am up in Naperville IL. There must be another woodie out there ready to join us.
 
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Reply #6 - 08/06/17 at 08:02:04

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We'll be there!
 

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Reply #7 - 08/06/17 at 09:00:57

NautiWoody   Offline
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That is one fantastic rig!!!  We are up to 3 boats and 9 paddlers.   That is quite the ratio of boats to paddlers! As Scott said on his last update, we are on schedule.   All sunshine this morning in the Kansas City area.  Safe travels to all of you and see you tomorrow at the meeting.
 
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Reply #8 - 08/07/17 at 15:30:33

NautiWoody   Offline
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Found another wood boat when down at Kaw Point this afternoon.  I like the ingenuity!
 

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Reply #9 - 08/25/17 at 10:04:24

kingcrab   Offline
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NautiWoody,  I would like a report of your results.  I bought a PAX 20 for 2018 hopefully, so any thoughts would be great.

You can PM if that is your style.  Thanks!
 
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Reply #10 - 08/25/17 at 12:05:29

NautiWoody   Offline
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My report is DNF at Waverly.  Boat performed fantastic, but I crushed both my Sciatic Nerves within the first 10 miles. By Waverly it was excruciating and my legs weren't working because of it. Bad seat pad choice on my part.  I'm shooting for a finish in the next three years.  Work schedule will be the determining factor of the next time I attempt the 340.  Did you buy a completed boat or are you building?  Be sure to do plenty of stretching before you climb in.  I'm 6' 3" at 180 lbs.  Not a lot of knee room in the PAX, but definitely fast.  It combined with a wing paddle and my upper body still felt 100% at Waverly.  I was averaging over 7.5 mph on the water with minimal effort.
 
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Reply #11 - 08/25/17 at 12:51:45

KY Paddler   Offline
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Oh, how true.  A fast boat with a seat not quite fitting can be a killer.  Finished last year and decided to upgrade the kayak.  Should have paid more attention to the seat.

This year was my first DNF in 40+ years of sport.  Had to pull out at the sand island at the Osage confluence.

Well, the river’s not going anywhere – see you next year.
 
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Reply #12 - 08/26/17 at 06:44:35

kingcrab   Offline
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Sorry about the DNF.
I'm not that tall, and the kayak was built open for better knee room. 
My first MR340 I spent hours making a seat for comfort, and it still wasn't comfortable.  Something about sitting for 60-70 hours at a time...

Thanks for the reply!
 
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Reply #13 - 08/26/17 at 07:39:50

NautiWoody   Offline
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If you have pictures to share, it would be interesting to see the open cockpit design.  What area of the country are you in?
 
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