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  • #1688
    Howell
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    I just bought my first C1, a LL airhead, and I’m pumped! it doesn’t have airbags, though, and I think I should get a couple smaller ones for when the boat inevitably goes down river with me clinging to an upstream rock…I like to think of the needs of any potential resuers who may help m,e out :smile: As an open boater, I know nothing of kayak sized airbags, and wuold love some feedback! The most exciting thing about this is that my old mantra ‘ keep the open side up’ will no longer apply, and I will reduce the amount of time I spend in eddies with a boat over my head getting raind on.Cheers!

    #18150
    PaulyO
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    get some inflateable toys and stuff that bidness up in der
    like balls
    or ghosts
    or ducks
    or water wings

    preferably for a buck at devil WALLMART :evil:

    word

    #18151
    Open Gate
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    I have small kayak air bags bought at Bushtuka a few years ago in both ends of my C1 + all the floatation of the minicell foam of my bulkhead and seat. Make sure everything is held in place solid otherwise you’ll be picking the pieces in the pools at the bottom of the rapid.

    Small plastic objects are NOT a good idea. If you’re swimming, I’ll assume you were in a reasonnably powerfull water feature, therefore anything not solidely in place in your boat will float away and you C1 will sink.

    Buy small air bags and attach them solidely.

    SUPPORT THE CANADIAN PADDLING INDUSTRY, PLEASE DON’T GO TO WALLMART FOR WHITE WATER EQUIPMENT.

    CORRECTION, DON’T GO TO WALLMART PERIOD !!! :!:

    #18152
    PaulyO
    Participant

    I guess sarcasm is hard to catch on a computer!

    sory to stress anyone out
    hahaha
    anyhooo
    have a good one

    #18153
    Open Gate
    Participant

    Competence level on a paddling board is harder to figure out then sarcasme :wink:

    #18154
    Howell
    Participant

    thanks for the discussion…got the sarcasm…liked it…word from behind your mom pauly…what’s a good way to secure the airbags in? drill a hole or two to tie in some thin bungee cord a-la open boat? is the bulkhead going to be enough to hold the front bags in?

    #18155
    PaulyO
    Participant

    If your floatbags are formed around the rear bulkhead than they should stay in if not you can glue them in or clip them to your seat if it has loops at the bottom. I wouldn’t go drillin holes in yer boatski for some floatskis that’ll cause some leakskis.

    Usually floatbags displace water in such a way that they almost hold themselves in especially if they are behind the seat
    wid ah dat bidness back tying your anus in ( sorry I meant backband)
    But if you get a pair of incompetent airbags you might have to knock them around and tell em whose boss
    get innnnn there you
    get back
    Sit
    I said sit now…
    Stayy
    Good bag heres a cookie and some glue

    front bags I’d gueess the bulkhead would hold it in if you tied them around it

    Dunno if that was helpful but I have too much time on my hands and not enough Physio till I can paddle

    Word

    #18156
    Howell
    Participant

    physio pauly-o? wha happened? wrist injury? or a knee injury maybe… :lol: when are you back on the river?

    #18157
    PaulyO
    Participant

    Knee… smashed my patella into bitsies. been audi 5000 since march two an a half months on crutches gotta get better for the bungee tower. huckin backies in march is bad for the knees. Not the ol wrist or elbow this time. full blown atrofied leg action. Luckley I’m hardcore and I don’t need a leg anyhoo. just chop it off i said but they wouldn’t listen so I’ve been doing physio and its getting better. Gotta get better for my job next week bungee and raft guide.
    gonna go paddle tomorow hopefully
    gonna cut a hole in my skirt and duct tape a gasket so I can stick it straight out hope it doesn’t get snagged on any rocks. Just kidding
    have fun with your fun bags!

    word to your mother

    #18158
    spencer
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    I had a couple tiny air bags from bushtukkah, they were meant to go in the bow. But i figure, that the foam in my C1 has enough flotation, so if i do swim, that will keep it up <img loading=” title=”Very Happy” />

    Spencer

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