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Old 09-05-2013   #631
 
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After a season of collecting, assembling, tweaking, my 156D did an admirable job taking a a family of 6 for a 4-day expedition. I loved the way the boat handled even with such a heavy load. My absolute favorite part of the gear was the barney bag in the stern. It made loading and unloading so simple. I carried some of my gear unprotected, and the bag did a marvelous job keeping gear dry.

Paco pad on top of the deck provided a very comfy seat for my lady. All the chairs and light gear in the front hatch, the whole kitchen in the drybox, tents, sleeping bags, drybags, with 2x6gal water jugs inside the barney bag. A clean setup good for a week-long trip.

The boat has the profile of a 14' so had no problem navigating through rock garden. I was a bit worried about the capacity, but am glad I went with the diminishing instead of round boat.
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Old 09-05-2013   #632
 
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My soviet made 12' paddle cat.

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Old 09-06-2013   #633
 
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[QUOTE=Bruce from Canmore;333909]

I did learn that I now need 11' oars with the 10" towers and cooler for a seat. It was a bit hard reaching the water sometimes.

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Just an FYI, I thought similar things on my 16' with regular NRS oarlocks. I had to cant the tall towers way down because I had similar "reaching" issues. This led to other weird problems. The cause for me was that the NRS oar locks are too tight and your oar can't move up and down very well in them. Looks like you're running oar rights, are you running NRS locks? You may find Sawyer Cobra oar locks to be cheaper than swapping your oars, oar towers, etc. They give you a ton more play with the angle of attack on your sticks. Downside is it feels like they work your shoulders more. With them you can have a more upright oar tower and get the clearance you're looking for while still reaching the water.
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Old 09-06-2013   #634
 
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You may find Sawyer Cobra oar locks to be cheaper than swapping your oars, oar towers, etc. They give you a ton more play with the angle of attack on your sticks.
Hmmm...maybe! Thanks for the suggestion. My buddy has a set, I'll borrow them for a test run.

My main problem is that I've got my oar handles a comfortable width apart, but when I reach for a power stroke, I have to pull the oars up very high to fully engage the blades. If I dropped back to 8" towers I'd be hitting my knees, and if I rotate the towers out more I'd have some wide grips on my oars.

I picked up a set of Carlisle extenders to play with the length. I'll try those and/or the Sawyer Cobras.
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Old 09-09-2013   #635
 
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Old 09-18-2013   #636
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Soup asked for pics of my floor: It is 1/2" polycarbonite with hardwood rails to hold the ammo cans in place. It holds four cans: two in front and two as captain boxes. The can covers were made by Tough River Stuff. I drilled holes in the floor to make it lighter, provide grip, and to let water flow out. Drilled too many and it cracked running the canyon. Still works but I am probably going to aluminum. It is also quite heavy.
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Old 09-19-2013   #637
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Eddy surfing in style................Equipped with cup holds what else can you ask for......
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Old 09-19-2013   #638
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After a season of collecting, assembling, tweaking, my 156D did an admirable job taking a a family of 6 for a 4-day expedition. I loved the way the boat handled even with such a heavy load. My absolute favorite part of the gear was the barney bag in the stern. It made loading and unloading so simple. I carried some of my gear unprotected, and the bag did a marvelous job keeping gear dry.

Paco pad on top of the deck provided a very comfy seat for my lady. All the chairs and light gear in the front hatch, the whole kitchen in the drybox, tents, sleeping bags, drybags, with 2x6gal water jugs inside the barney bag. A clean setup good for a week-long trip.

The boat has the profile of a 14' so had no problem navigating through rock garden. I was a bit worried about the capacity, but am glad I went with the diminishing instead of round boat.
I am curious to see your camera stand up close. How do you attach it and is it just standing on the tubes or glued to it? Do you have any videos to share to see the perspective?
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Old 09-19-2013   #639
 
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That additional thort in front is a crucial add-on! I will be stealing this idea.
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Old 09-19-2013   #640
 
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I am curious to see your camera stand up close. How do you attach it and is it just standing on the tubes or glued to it? Do you have any videos to share to see the perspective?
Alex, I am on a business trip, so can't take any pictures at the moment. But, it's a pretty simple set up. From top to bottom, it goes like this. PVC cap - PVC pipe, 3' to 2" reducer, toilet flanger. I screwed the cap onto the top of the PVC, then used a 2" clip pin on the reducer to attach the pipe. I drilled 4 holes so that I will have two difference config (parallel to the length of the boat or cross the tubes) depending on where I'd mount the stand. Then, I run a strap around the tube feeding it through the hole on my laced floor. Unfortunately I don't have a video clip yet as I flipped the boat on my first rapid and broke off the adhesive on my mount. My GoPro survived the flip, but the next time I will certainly put a leash on it. The set up is easy to break down with a pin on the bottom, and very simple to set up. The perspective would be very similar to the one on your video. I can mount this on the tube or on top of my barney bag. I have two sets of pipes depending on where I want to mount the camera. All for less than $10. If you want more details, I will take some photos when I return.

BTW, love your boat set up. It's one of the cleanest set up I've seen on the board. I am very anal when it comes to gear organization. I am pretty dialed in right now, but can always learn from other setups.
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