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by michielv
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Competition Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Kayak Erg
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: Wanted: Kayak Erg

My erg is sold now..
by michielv
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Advice on small paddles for polo
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: Advice on small paddles for polo

Both Double Dutch and Bracsa make smaller blade sizes of polo legal paddles. A less stiff shaft (higher glass content) will also help preventing injuries.
Also proper technique will help ;-)
by michielv
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Competition Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Kayak Erg
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: Wanted: Kayak Erg

Are you still looking for one? I am selling my KayakPro Speedstroke erg en good condition. Pictures etc.: http://www.kanubox.de/articles/barendrecht-kayak-egometer-kayakpro-speedstroke/ Depending on where you are located I could try to find someone willing to take the erg with them when visiting the...
by michielv
Fri May 30, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: solo C1 wanted and advice!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2998

Re: solo C1 wanted and advice!!!

Anyone selling a solo canoe such as the wenonah voyager or souris tranquility? I live in North Wales (from Northern Ontario) and miss paddling single plade and marathon canoe racing. I figure my best bet is getting a solo boat so I can get out on the lakes. Anyone have any advice on where I might b...
by michielv
Sat May 10, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Training high kneeler to sit and switch c1
Replies: 6
Views: 1527

Re: Training high kneeler to sit and switch c1

A Delta would make a reasonable sitter, indeed in the late 1980's it was a common conversion in the short period when the ICF created a sub class for sitters within the International races in a (failed) attempt to get the North Americans to come out to play in the ICF's version of Canoe Racing. ......
by michielv
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Ivan Lawler smashes the Great Glen Paddle Race
Replies: 3
Views: 1374

Re: Ivan Lawler smashes the Great Glen Paddle Race

@OldNick: ROFLMAO!

Perhaps if you would provide some extra muesli bars and a bottle of water? ;-)
by michielv
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Fluid Element **WANTED**
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Fluid Element **WANTED**

Looking for a fluid element if anyone has one / knows of one for sale ? There's one for sale overhere in The Netherlands: http://link.marktplaats.nl/m789158206 Perhaps you can get a deal with Lennart and/or Jouke (Dutch members of this forum who will paddle DW 2014) to bring the boat to the UK. Che...
by michielv
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: [review request] DW portage list
Replies: 11
Views: 2147

Re: [review request] DW portage list

So this year, who is going to take notes during the race? You or Koen? Just kidding of course, I really respect what you guys are doing!

:thumbsup:
by michielv
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 62
Views: 31961

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

Hi Merijn, Funny, I noticed the add too an was thinking of you right away. When I got round to sending you a PM it was already reserved so I figured it wouldn't help. Chances are it was your wife who actually got it reserved ;-) Congrats on your new toy and I hope you will enjoy your new toy! Cheers...
by michielv
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 62
Views: 31961

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

Hi Merijn, I found the Vajda Accelero quite stable, even though I am not the most stable K1 paddler. To be honest, I found its stability close to that of the Civet cat and way more stable (especially with choppy waves coming from the sides) than the Nelo Vintage. Perhaps you could give the Accelero ...
by michielv
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Shaft length for canoe erg?
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: Shaft length for canoe erg?

@ Eliza. No worries all is fine. We are just 2 strange Dutchies that like posting. It is confusing. *LOL* Somehow it is funny to see how people can confuse us. No worries Liz, I'm kinda like a dog in this sort of thing: as lomg as you say things in a nice tone of voice I'll wiggle my tail. Besides,...
by michielv
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Apache 17 Sit and switch C1 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Apache 17 Sit and switch C1 for sale

Hi Colin, This sounds very tempting. Would it be possible to ship to Holland (Rotterdam area but I can drive around if this is easier/cheaper)? I would pay for shipping etc. of course. If possible, how much would shipping cost? There's no rush on my side. I could try to persuade Lennart to join in a...
by michielv
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Shaft length for canoe erg?
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Shaft length for canoe erg?

Hi all, Last week I modified my KayakPro Speedstroke kayak erg into a canoe erg by removing the kayak bits, adding a floorboard/footrest etc. and replacing one of the rope attachment points with a simple home made t-grip. Pictures will follow once I get some decent ones ;-) Anyway, I seem to like it...
by michielv
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Pull bars are they worth it ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Pull bars are they worth it ?

the fact that they add contact points thus increasing stability is the main thing people had said as well as the fact that they aid/encourage good rotation the cost had been the main downside with marsport only selling one with a footplate attached and I don't want to change that out or buy somethi...
by michielv
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Pull bars are they worth it ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Pull bars are they worth it ?

It's a personal opinion of course but I like pullbars. They seem to give me more contact-points, thus increasing stability as well as power transfer. Do not expect your speed to drastically increase but every little bit helps. BTW: the same goes for a locking system for the rear leg in C1. I found o...
by michielv
Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Outriggers
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Outriggers

To get started in a very simple way, look at the ama for Dave Gentry's Splinter sailing outrigger canoe:
http://gentrycustomboats.com/Splinter.html

It's just a 2*4 piece of wood basically.

HTH, Cheers, Michiel
by michielv
Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Outriggers
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Outriggers

Also read this thread on SOTP:
http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/ ... trigger%29

Cheers, Michiel
by michielv
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V
Replies: 79
Views: 20923

Re: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V

I think there is just one word for this: wow! Coincidently there are some developments overhere too. However, they are completely the opposite: 1/ sit&switch racer 2/ gotten for free out of a stack of old boats 3/ glass/polyester construction, but still stiff 4/ based on an old Delta 5/ wood trim (n...
by michielv
Fri May 17, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V
Replies: 79
Views: 20923

Re: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V

Wow, it looks pretty impressive! I am currently pondering on boat choices. I'd love a sit & switch boat but also like to be able to (practice) high kneeling every now and then. When (if ..) the weather improves I think I'll have a got at the Struer Aspida (C2) with a foam seat, just to see if that w...
by michielv
Sun May 12, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V
Replies: 79
Views: 20923

Re: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V

Hi Michiel, .... Have patience Michiel, The Darkness will soon come into the light! Nick Ah, patience. Those who know me know that I have a couple of nice qualities (well, at least good enough to put up with me every now and then ;-) but patience sure isn't one of them *lol* Then again, my newfound...
by michielv
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Paddle Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2555

Re: Paddle Advice

Like a boat a paddle is highly personal but my personal favorite is the Jantex Gamma, Medium-Large blade size. Don't go too big for marathons unless you're Manuel Busto ;-) Actually the Jantex and Epic paddles are both really nice but I do not like the Epic shaft, it is too slippery for me. I used t...
by michielv
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Victoria 17 - C2, change proposals
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Victoria 17 - C2, change proposals

Funny, I just across this video:

Would that be the nose of a Victoria at about 1:27? It looks similar in colour.
by michielv
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Victoria 17 - C2, change proposals
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Victoria 17 - C2, change proposals

Hi Nick, Good to see you're tinkering again ;-) How do you plan to paddle the C2? Sitting down or high kneel? One thing that comes to mind is: I do not think it will be easy to convert a touring canoe that is rather heavy (with no obvious bits to remove to save weight) to a more speed oriented model...
by michielv
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Longest one-day canoe/kayak race in Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Re: Longest one-day canoe/kayak race in Europe

I'd say that could be the Elfstedentocht in a seakayak: 200 km of paddling non stop over the Dutch Frisian Waters. A route similar to the famous ice skating race Elfstedentocht is paddled in sea kayaks but I'm not sure if there is a 24 hour limit. It could also be 36 hours but a friend of mine set t...
by michielv
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Mount for watch/garmin
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Mount for watch/garmin

From experience I can tell that adding some foam so your watch floats can be a big plus. I once flipped and managed to lose the watch (it stayed on on previous swims, though not frequently but they happen from time to time). I was very happy I added some foam to my watch so I found it floating a met...
by michielv
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V
Replies: 79
Views: 20923

Re: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V

Hi Nick, As I am looking at a few options to convert myself a canoe from my collection into a sit and switch trainer (most likely the old Ranger hull but I might even settle for a big foam seat in my Struer Delta) I was wondering how things are going with The Darkness now? Also, I have been looking ...
by michielv
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Stability exercises / drills
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Stability exercises / drills

As it stands, I'm stable in the boat when stationary and slow moving. I' don't feel like I'm going to tip in all the time, but as soon as I start to try to use a full stroke I get very ragged and I can barely use any hip rotation at all. I have pretty good core strength already so I don't think it'...
by michielv
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Replacement for Lendal Powermaster Paddles
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: Replacement for Lendal Powermaster Paddles

Hi Jon,

So basically you need at least one good lefthand side blade, preferably carbon? I'll see if I can find something decent for you.

BTW: have you tried ordering a new blade from Lendal? Perhaps they have some left in stock?

Cheers,
Michiel
by michielv
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Replacement for Lendal Powermaster Paddles
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: Replacement for Lendal Powermaster Paddles

Just curious: in what areas are the blades damaged? If it is the outer edge, perhaps you can glue the laminates (if some bits delaminated) back together with epoxy (Araldite will do I guess?) and cover the entire edge in kevlar tape, just like they used to do with canoepolo blades? Like the one on t...
by michielv
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Struer Ranger K1
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: Struer Ranger K1

Hi Jon, Most likely the answer will be epoxy. A few years ago I had an old Cleaver X with some damage to the nose. At first I wanted to repair it with veneer (mahogani) etc. but ended up with building a new nose-edge with epoxy. I carefully sanded (actually, filed) everything into shape and finally ...