- Hey Joel, That s really cool! I finished my Snowshoe Arrow 14 last December and have been paddling it for almost a year now. I built this boat for soloMessage 1 of 44 , Nov 8, 2011View SourceHey Joel,
That's really cool!
I finished my Snowshoe Arrow 14 last December and have been paddling it for almost a year now.
I built this boat for solo flatwater tripping but haven't had a chance to go on such a trip just yet and, now that winter's starting to set in here in Canada, I'm not sure I will this year.
Can't wait to hear about the other projects, either planned, ongoing or completed!
AaronSent from my BlackBerryFrom: "jm_silverman" <jm_silverman@...>Sender: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.comDate: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 02:42:39 -0000To: <Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com>ReplyTo: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.comSubject: [Airolite_Boats] Coming up on 5 years
I just realized that it was almost 5 years ago when I started this group. We are almost 600 members strong. I have not yet started my boat but someday soon I will have the time to get started.
As inspiration I would like to know how many in the group have completed or are currently building a GA boat.
Joel in Minneapolis
- Hi Scott! The stoves are great, no question. I don t use one. They re especially good when cooking vs. cooking over an open fire. The fire was just for warmthMessage 44 of 44 , Nov 19, 2011View SourceHi Scott!
The stoves are great, no question. I don't use one. They're especially good when cooking vs. cooking over an open fire. The fire was just for warmth for me so open fire is ok.
Tent or some sort of shelter is necessary this time of year here. Its very wet with frequent rain. I use a small tent.
AaronSent from my BlackBerryFrom: 2scott@...Sender: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.comDate: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 17:00:22 -0000To: <Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com>ReplyTo: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.comSubject: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Recent trip in my Arrow 14
Do you burn your wood in an open fire pit or did you bring
any kind of collapsable stove ? The stoves consume much
less wood and make your wood go a lot farther.
Also, did you bring a small tent or did you sleep in the open ?
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> Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Recent trip in my Arrow 14
> Hey all!
> Just thought you all might enjoy the pics and notes from this trip I just finished. Â Since finishing my boat I've wanted to take it on a trip to see how it is to actually use compared to my other boats. Â
> This was a solo trip through a park here in Ontario named Killarney. Â 50+ kilometers total over 3 days with almost 7 km. of portaging. Â Didn't baby the boat, but brought duct tape expecting to need it. Â Ran it up on beaches, on rocks also while fully loaded (this accidentally!) and dragged over beaver dams. Â Driving with it on my car has always worried me especially when in windy conditions. Â Over 900 kilometers of driving on this trip, almost half in super windy crosswind conditions, at normal highway speeds. Â All this without any damage whatsoever beyond paint scuffs. Â The fabric (only single layer on my boat) is fine. Â I'm very impressed!!
> Pictures and comments here.
> Cheers all!
> P.S. If I get a chance I'll post a pic of the hull bottom, including the worst of the scrapes, soon.