Did you get your panties bunched up a little on this?
So sorry but once you get your them out of your crack you will realize that you are whining about something after listening to your buddy whining about something so you decide to do a group whine on the buzz and then you get some other whiners to join in.
I folded five or six of these boats once a week for 10 to 13 weeks a year for five years. And yeah if you are inclined to view the cup half empty you could probably find lots of reasons to hate folding or rolling or patching or .....life.
Your buddy has trouble patching. And you want to share. Great. You did.
Now sit down and STFU.
If you have the ratio correct, the patching is easy. If not then you will have trouble.
You would think that if he had several Maravias that he would be a good enough rower to not need to patch ......or he would learn how to patch.
While you try to impune my skills on the sticks - you fail because you assume I put the holes in the boat. I am pretty generous with my gear and have loaned it out lots. That is where most of the serious holes have come from.
My boat is 20 years old now, 10 years of full time commercial service and it has about 50 low water Middle Forks under her. So yes there have been some holes ground into the floor. But don't you worry, I do miss all the rocks that I can. One day I will be gooder enough I won't have to patch.....
Originally Posted by wildh2onriver
I didn't realize that this was a court of law Your Honorable Carvemutt. However, the source of the hearsay that you mentioned was from an owner of several Maravia's in regards both patching and d-ring additions. Glad to hear that with your immense knowledge and skill level in patching your boat, this is a non-issue for you. Perhaps this will allow you more time to focus on rowing skills in an effort to avoid the root cause of what caused you to become so skilled in repairs to your boat, namely: lack of rock avoidance.
This has not been my experience with these boats. They have been a complete bitch to fold, both in Alaska and Idaho (coolers air temps), and marginally less so on warmer trips.[/QUOTE]