September 17, 2007

2007 Colorado River 100 Official Results

Adventure Class, Solo

PLACE / ACTUAL FINISH TIME / TIME PENALTIES / OVERALL TIME / NAME / CLASS / SUB-CLASS / BOAT # / GENDER / AGE / STATE / BOAT MAKE/MOD / BOAT/TEAM NAME

35th (of 43) / 2:11 AM / MINUS 2 CP'S / 21:11 / WANG, WILLIAM / ADV / SOLO - MALE / 246 / M / 28 / TX / FUTURA II SURFSKI / DHL - "DOES HICCUP LOUDLY"

Posted by will at 01:33 AM | Comments (0)

September 05, 2007

100 Miles Later . . .

2007 Colorado River 100 Ultra-Marathon Canoe/Kayak Challenge
I finished! 19 hours, 11 minutes*.

(*My official time will be several hours longer due to 1-hour penalties I racked up because I didn't bother to get my waterproof passport stamped at various checkpoints along the way. I wasn't sure I had enough energy to turn the kayak around, paddle against the current until I could safely pull up to the river bank, secure my kayak, get out and then back in again to get my passport stamped . . . or whatever else it would've required -- without tipping my kayak over and falling into the water. So I just kept paddling.)

Unofficial Results from the CR100 website (with my time, John's time, and Louis's time appearing by themselves immediately below; start time was 7am for Adventure Class Solo):

http://www.coloradoriver100.com/Entries%20_page.htm or
http://www.coloradoriver100.com/results_page.htm

12:11 AM 245 PHOU, JOHN M 26 TX ADV SOLO - MALE HURRICANE TRACER 165 PHOUBAR KAYAKER 0/0

12:12 AM 251 TAPIA, LUIS M 26 TX ADV SOLO - MALE OLD TOWN NANTUCKET TBA 0/0

2:11 AM 246 WANG, WILLIAM M 28 TX ADV SOLO - MALE FUTURA II SURFSKI DHL - "DOES HICCUP LOUDLY" 0/0

2007 UNOFFICIAL FINISH TIMES
PLEASE NOTE THESE TIMES DO NOT ACCOUNT FOR MISSED CP'S
(FINAL RESULTS COMING LATER THIS WEEK)
(IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN YOUR ENTRY LISTING PLEASE EMAIL US AT CR100INFO@YAHOO.COM)

COMP CLASS SOLO

Finish Time / BOAT # / NAME / GENDER / AGE / STATE / CLASS / SUB-CLASS / BOAT MAKE/MOD / BOAT/TEAM NAME / PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS/FINISHES
7:52 PM 11 YONLEY, TOMMY M 28 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE HUKI S1-X UNLIMITED 3/3
7:55 PM 25 RASK, TIMOTHY M 28 TX COMP K1 - MALE KAYAK THE FASTER PASTOR 0/0
8:20 PM 13 HANSEN, WEST M 45 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE BAGNOIRE WEST 0/0
8:28 PM 22 KOELSCH, KIP M 41 FL COMP SOLO UNL - MALE HUKI S1-X WECEFAR 1/1
8:57 PM 31 RABURN, JERRY M 28 BEL COMP SOLO UNL TBA TBA 0/0
8:58 PM 18 STARTZ, KENNETH M 43 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE EAGLETT STARTZ 3/2
9:02 PM 24 ANGLIN, TIM M 41 TX COMP C1 - MALE J-203 124 2/1
9:10 PM 26 RASK, MICHAEL M 30 TX COMP K1 - MALE ORION K1 KARATE FIGHTING JUGGLER 0/0
9:13 PM 5 COX, PAUL M 37 GA COMP SOLO UNL - MALE RUAHINE FIREBOLT CHECK POINT ZERO GOLITE 0/0
9:17 PM 14 JOHNSON, SCOTT M 49 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE LANDICK ASLEEP AT THE KEEL 1/1
9:17 PM 19 MAGEE, ERIN F 44 TX COMP SOLO UNL - FEMALE SPENCER DSX JUST ONE WOMAN 3/3
9:20 PM 16 DUPONT, JOHN M 51 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE SPENCER EXSTREME LONE COWBOY 2/2
9:52 PM 12 WATERS, GOEFF M 39 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE SISSON ASTROLAB ATOLLMAN 1/1
9:53 PM 27 BINION, PETE M 58 TX COMP C1 - MALE C1 COTTONMOUTH RACING 3/2
9:54 PM 20 GORDON, MIKE M 45 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE SPENCER DSX SPLASH MAN 3/3
10:00 PM 7 WATSON, STEVE M 47 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE RAINMAKER KRYPTONITE 1/1
10:10 PM 23 DEGREY, HANNAH F 18 TX COMP K- 1 FEMALE K1 TBA 1/1
10:13 PM 29 BONNER, SCOTT M 33 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE WENONAH VOYAGER 6040 0/0
10:15 PM 9 MCHENRY, DIANE F 51 MO COMP SOLO UNL - FEMALE EXTRA FAST TOURER (WBS) TBA 0/0
10:19 PM 10 AZIZ, KARIM M 47 TX COMP C1 - MALE WENONAH TBA 0/0
11:03 PM 21 STINSON, MIKE M 46 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE SPENCER EAGLE HAW 2/2
11:25 PM 2 CURRY, TIM M 32 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE WENONAOH VOYAGER JOE KICKASS! 1/1
11:25 PM 17 STARTZ, LAURA F 41 TX COMP SOLO UNL - FEMALE TBA TBA 0/0
1:51 AM 15 TRAINUM, BRUCE M 41 TX COMP K - 1 MALE KAYAK PRO JET MAD MOOSE 1/1
DNF 3 HAMM, MATTHEW M 46 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE QCC 700 HAMMER TIME! 2/2
DNF 4 WILLIAMS, NATHAN M 27 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE CAPE ANN STORM ONE OCEAN SAWDUST 0/0
DNF 6 GOMEZ, LOUIS M 56 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE TBA POCO LOCO 1/1
DNF 8 BROWN, BARRY M 47 TX COMP C1 - MALE VAGABOND TBA 3/2
DNF 28 BALTZELL, JOHN M 43 TX COMP SOLO UNL - MALE VAMPIRE CEDAR PARK SWIMMING 3/1
DNF 30 DORAN, JIMMY M 42 TX COMP C1 - MALE C1 SNOT ROCKET 2/2

COMP CLASS TANDEM

Finish Time / BOAT # / NAME / GENDER / AGE / STATE / CLASS / SUB-CLASS / BOAT MAKE/MOD / BOAT/TEAM NAME / PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS/FINISHES
7:47 PM 122 STEPPE, RICHARD M 40 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE TBA TBA 3/3
7:47 PM DAHL, JOHAN M ? TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE TBA TBA 3/3
7:59 PM 116 RENDON, MIKE M 40 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE SPENCER PATRIOT SILLY RABBITS 3/3
7:59 PM GLOCK, JEFF M 28 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE SPENCER PATRIOT SILLY RABBITS 2/2
8:18 PM 117 MYNAR, FRED M 48 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MIXED ICF C2 TBA 1/1
8:18 PM ORR, HOLLY F 24 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MIXED ICF C2 TBA 3/3
8:30 PM 118 RASK, STEPHEN M 21 TX COMP K2 - MALE ICF K2 PINK PUFFY CONFECTION OF LOLLIPOPS 0/0
8:30 PM FEASTER, MAX M 15 TX COMP K2 - MALE ICF K2 PINK PUFFY CONFECTION OF LOLLIPOPS 0/0
9:01 PM 103 RASK, PETER M 18 TX COMP C2 - MALE CROZIER PRO BOAT ROSCO 1/1
9:01 PM ZEEK, JOHNATHON M 18 TX COMP C2 - MALE CROZIER PRO BOAT ROSCO 1/1
9:12 PM 114 BERG, DOUG M 64 MN COMP C2 - MALE WENONAH V1 BEST OF THE MEDIOCRE 2/2
9:12 PM DAHL, DAVE M 58 MN COMP C2 - MALE WENONAH V1 BEST OF THE MEDIOCRE 2/2
9:24 PM 108 HARLAN, KENT M 48 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE SPENCER C3 KEEP ON KEEPIN ON 1/1
9:24 PM LOCKE, JASON M 34 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE SPENCER C3 KEEP ON KEEPIN ON 1/1
9:39 PM 115 MCFERREN, STEPHANIE F 25 TX COMP C2 - FEMALE CRUISER TBA 1/1
9:39 PM NORMAN, JAMIE F 16 TX COMP C2 - FEMALE CRUISER TBA 1/1
9:41 PM 121 WUESTE, JEFF M 47 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE TBA MIAKA-WUESTE 1/1
9:41 PM MAIKA, JOHN M 51 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE TBA MIAKA-WUESTE 0/0
9:43 PM 102 MEYER, PHIL M 41 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE TBA TBA 1/1
9:43 PM DEVINEY, LEE M 45 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE TBA TBA 0/0
9:55 PM 110 SIMMONS, MIKE M 48 TX COMP C2 - MALE WENONAH JUST SAY MOE 0/0
9:55 PM SIMMONS, MARK M 44 TX COMP C2 - MALE WENONAH JUST SAY MOE 0/0
9:59 PM 104 ZEEK, DON M 52 TX COMP C2 - MALE USCA C2 TBA 0/0
9:59 PM ZEEK, DANIEL M 14 TX COMP C2 - MALE USCA C2 TBA 0/0
10:00 PM 101 STAUSS, GINSIE F 48 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - FEM TBA GATOR GIRLS 1/1
10:00 PM TIPTON, MARY F 46 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - FEM TBA GATOR GIRLS 0/0
10:03 PM 107 KOCHER, WAYNE M 70 CA COMP TANDEM UNL - MIXED OC-2 WAYNE & ANN 1/1
10:03 PM KOCHER, ANN F 66 CA COMP TANDEM UNL - MIXED OC-2 WAYNE & ANN 1/1
10:26 PM 113 KOHUT, GARY M 51 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MIXED TBA WATERBUGS 2/2
10:26 PM KOHUT, MORGAN F 22 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MIXED TBA WATERBUGS 1/1
10:54 PM 119 KITTLE, ABIGAIL F 22 TX COMP C2 - FEMALE C2 BLUE - EYED MONSTER 1/1
10:54 PM THOMPSON, RACHEL F 20 TX COMP C2 - FEMALE C2 BLUE - EYED MONSTER 1/1
10:55 PM 112 RASK, ABIGAIL F 22 TX COMP C2 - FEMALE CRUISER TURTLE HUNTING 1/1
10:55 PM DEGRAY, RUTH F 17 TX COMP C2 - FEMALE CRUISER TURTLE HUNTING 0/0
11:21 PM 106 WILKES, PAUL M 35 TX COMP C2 - MALE ALUMACRAFT REBAR 1/1
11:21 PM VOIERS, MICAH M 37 TX COMP C2 - MALE ALUMACRAFT REBAR 1/1
12:32 AM 109 WARD, JAMES M 45 TX COMP C2 - MALE WENONAH C2 DO WORK 1/1
12:32 AM BROWN, ANDY M 21 TX COMP C2 - MALE WENONAH C2 DO WORK 0/0
3:42 AM 111 BRENNEN, DAN M 37 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE BUGGE TANDEM TEAM HARD HEAD 0/0
3:42 AM HATSWELL, GARY M 34 TX COMP TANDEM UNL - MALE BUGGE TANDEM TEAM HARD HEAD 0/0
DNS 1 105 WALKER, SANDIE F 44 TX COMP C2 - MIXED ALUMINUM BAD LATITUDE 0/0
DNS 1 WALKER, DAVID M 33 TX COMP C2 - MIXED ALUMINUM BAD LATITUDE 0/0
DNS 2 120 GUERERRO, ROLAND M 46 TX COMP C2 - MIXED ALUMACRAFT FARTONAH - 2 1/1
DNS 2 GUERERRO, KENZI F 23 TX COMP C2 - MIXED ALUMACRAFT FARTONAH - 2 0/0


ADV CLASS SOLO

Finish Time / BOAT # / NAME / GENDER / AGE / STATE / CLASS / SUB-CLASS / BOAT MAKE/MOD / BOAT/TEAM NAME / PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS/FINISHES
7:26 PM 201 SNYDER, BOBBY M 39 TX ADV SOLO - MALE RAINMAKER KAYAK POWER.COM 3/3
8:44 PM 211 THOMAS, BILL M 52 TX ADV SOLO - MALE EPIC 18 MR BILL 0/0
8:57 PM 222 NELSON, ROGER M 52 TX ADV SOLO - MALE SOLO UNL GOLDEN ARROW 2/2
9:09 PM 225 JOHNSON, GEORGE M 42 TX ADV SOLO - MALE PAX 18 TBA 1/1
9:26 PM 223 LEEF, ROB M 33 TX ADV SOLO - MALE 19 FT STRIP BUILT SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY 3/3
9:28 PM 231 TURNER, KEVIN M 30 TX ADV SOLO - MALE COBRA EXPEDITION TBA 2/2
9:43 PM 227 PENNING, PAUL M 51 TX ADV SOLO - MALE KAYAK KAYAK 2/2
10:21 PM 205 LOGAN, STEPHEN F M 42 TX ADV SOLO - MALE SPENCER/STOCKWELL RED DAWG II 2/2
10:28 PM 204 REITZER SMTH, ANN F 52 TX ADV SOLO - FEMALE PRIJON KODIAK TBA 2/1
10:30 PM 203 REITZER SMTH, WILLIAM M 47 TX ADV SOLO - MALE QCC 700 TEAM WITHOUT A WITTY NAME 3/1
10:50 PM 219 GLOWKA, DONALD M 46 TX ADV SOLO - MALE WOODEN CHESAPEAKE LIGHT YOWZA 0/0
10:54 PM 235 GOERING, BRANDON M 32 TX ADV SOLO - MALE WILDERNESS SYS 145 KEELED OVER 0/0
10:54 PM 248 MIKULIN, MARK M 25 TX ADV SOLO - MALE KAYAK LEGOWOOKIE 0/0
11:19 PM 255 ERSKINE, JOHN M 37 TX ADV SOLO - MALE SOLO TRAVESTY 0/0
11:27 PM 214 KENNEDY, GERALD M 60 TX ADV SOLO - MALE TBA TBA 2/1
11:44 PM 218 MIDDLETON, JASON M 28 TX ADV SOLO - MALE PRIJON TBA 0/0
11:48 AM 228 POSTELL, SUSAN F 37 TX ADV SOLO - FEMALE PERCEPTION CAROLINA WHERE'S THE BEACH 2/1
11:56 PM 252 KOONZ, JOHN M 44 TX ADV SOLO -MALE FEATHERCRAFT K1 ASTERIX THE CELT 2/2
12:11 AM 245 PHOU, JOHN M 26 TX ADV SOLO - MALE HURRICANE TRACER 165 PHOUBAR KAYAKER 0/0
12:12 AM 251 TAPIA, LUIS M 26 TX ADV SOLO - MALE OLD TOWN NANTUCKET TBA 0/0
12:14 AM 206 POOL, DANIEL M 27 TX ADV SOLO - MALE PERCEPTION CAROLINE 13.5 DESPITE DIGNITY 0/0
12:14 AM 224 BRALY, DANIEL M 49 TX ADV SOLO - MALE CLC PAX 20 AR ZOMBIE 3/3
12:50 AM 237 JOHNSON, LELA F 33 TX ADV SOLO - FEMALE KAYAK MOLASSES 0/0
12:52 AM 247 STARZ, LOUIS M 66 TX ADV SOLO - MALE HOME BUILT THE OLD MAN 2/2
1:09 AM 202 COLE, NORM M 54 TX ADV SOLO - MALE PLASTIC DEER POOL RANCH 0/0
1:12 AM 213 DOUGLAS, LIAM M 51 TX ADV SOLO - MALE WILD SYS TSUNAMI 145 DIRTY DEEDS 0/0
1:32 AM 239 GRONA, BRYAN KEITH M 44 TX ADV SOLO - MALE WILDERNESS SYS FREEDOM DRIFTER 2/1
1:35 AM 221 ROLLEN, ROBERT M 54 TX ADV SOLO - MALE WENONAH ADVANTAGE TEAM R 2/2
1:50 AM 229 DOUGHERTY, SUSAN F 46 TX ADV SOLO - FEMALE TBA TBA 0/0
2:11 AM 246 WANG, WILLIAM M 28 TX ADV SOLO - MALE FUTURA II SURFSKI DHL - "DOES HICCUP LOUDLY" 0/0
2:16 AM 207 FREEMAN, MARVIN L M 54 TX ADV SOLO - MALE WILD SYS TARPON 140 WATERLOGGED 1/1
2:18 AM 208 FREEMAN, LYNN F 56 TX ADV SOLO - FEMALE COBRA ELIMINATOR WATERLOGGED 0/0
2:26 AM 253 BURSMITH, STEVE M 38 TX ADV SOLO - MALE RIOT KAYAK BACK 4 MORE 1/1
2:27 AM 254 HUGHES, SHAWN M 35 TX ADV SOLO - MALE RIOT KAYAK BACK FOR MORE TOO! 1/1
2:32 AM 234 MOORE, JOHN M 31 TX ADV SOLO - MALE SIT ON TOP ONE MORE TIME… 3/3
2:47 AM 236 MARTISEK, DAVID M 30 TX ADV SOLO - MALE HOBIE MAUI SOT TEAM MARTISEK 1/1
3:33 AM 232 KRAMER, JASON M 32 TX ADV SOLO - MALE TBA WATERLOGGED 1/1
3:56 AM 217 BODINGER, MICHAEL M 36 TX ADV SOLO - MALE TBA FLYING WASP 0/0
4:14 AM 240 HODDE, RUSSELL M 23 TX ADV SOLO - MALE KAYAK URANUS-1 0/0
4:14 AM 242 CULVERHOUSE, JASON M 33 TX ADV SOLO - MALE KAYAK DNF 2006 1/O
4:36 AM 243 MECREDY, HENRY M 60 TX ADV SOLO - MALE SPENCER-LANDICK MUMFORD'S FERRY 3/O
5:38 AM 250 DANIEL, MATTHEWS M 32 TX ADV SOLO - MALE PERCEPTION VIZCAYA SLOW MOTION 1/1
5:39 AM 249 SHETTI, VISHWANAND M 26 TX ADV SOLO - MALE LIQUID LOGIC SLOW MOTION 0/0
DNF 210 TAYLOR, TIM M 57 TX ADV SOLO - MALE 07 S&G KIT - NIGHT HERON NECHES EXPRESS 0/0
DNF 226 ODEM, MELISSA F 34 TX ADV SOLO - FEMALE TBA BLISTER 0/0
DNF 233 GOOD, MIKE M 50 TX ADV SOLO - MALE TBA WATERLOGGED 0/0
DNF 238 HOGUE, DAVID M 36 TX ADV SOLO - MALE BIG RED BARGE SABAN'S THE ANSWER 1/1
DNF 241 HODDE, RICHARD M 46 TX ADV SOLO - MALE KAYAK FORD (FAT OLD RED NECK DUDE) 0/0
DNS 209 WEBBER, JASON M 36 TX ADV SOLO - MALE SOLO KAYAK NECHES PADDLER 0/0
DNS 212 PANKHURST, RICHARD J M 41 TX ADV SOLO - MALE JET USCA TOURING SOUTHERN CROSS 0/0
DNS 215 BRINKLEY, TODD M 40 TX ADV SOLO - MALE TBA DUKE PADDLE 0/0
DNS 216 TYNDALL, GREGORY M 32 TX ADV SOLO - MALE SIT ON TOP TICKETHEAD.COM 1/1
DNS 230 ZEMER, KIM F 39 TX ADV SOLO - FEMALE TBA TBA 0/0
DNS 244 SOUTHWELL, PAM F 47 TX ADV SOLO - FEMALE TBA SYD'S G UNIT 0/0


ADV CLASS TANDEM

Finish Time / BOAT # / NAME / GENDER / AGE / STATE / CLASS / SUB-CLASS / BOAT MAKE/MOD / BOAT/TEAM NAME / PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS/FINISHES
7:32 PM 317 STEWART, CHARLIE M 62 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE STEWART SCEPTER T-BONE 3/3
7:32 PM MILLER, RICHARD M 59 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE STEWART SCEPTER T-BONE 3/3
8:10 PM 337 SLATEN, CURTIS M 42 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED SPENCER RAPTOR AUSTIN ADVENTURE RACERS 1/1
8:10 PM RICHARDSON, DEBBIE F 40 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED SPENCER RAPTOR AUSTIN ADVENTURE RACERS 2/2
8:27 PM 321 CASTILLO, RALPH M 49 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE JENSEN V-1 PROBOAT TBA 2/2
8:27 PM FLESHMAN, TOM M 45 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE JENSEN V-1 PROBOAT TBA 2/2
8:53 PM 319 GIBSON, GARY M 38 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE ALUMACRAFT VOYAGER IT'S ABOUT TIME! 1/1
8:53 PM GIBSON, AARON M 16 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE ALUMACRAFT VOYAGER IT'S ABOUT TIME! 1/1
9:06 PM 340 RHUDE, DOUG M 45 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED HOMEMADE CLC RHUDE DOG 3/3
9:06 PM RHUDE, LEE F 36 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED HOMEMADE CLC RHUDE DOG 2/2
9:12 PM 333 MENDENHALL, THOMAS M 45 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED HOME BUILT HMS DETERMINATION 2/2
9:12 PM MENDENHALL, KATHRYN F 16 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED HOME BUILT HMS DETERMINATION 2/2
9:16 PM 326 ARDOIN, JULIE F 42 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED NECKY AMURAK KAYAK SAVEOURLAKE.ORG 0/0
9:16 PM RIVET, JOSHUA M 33 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED NECKY AMURAK KAYAK SAVEOURLAKE.ORG 0/0
9:20 PM 339 CHOKHAWALA, AMIYA M 38 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE CHOKHAWALA-THOMSEN 0/0
9:20 PM THOMSEN, AXEL M 41 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE CHOKHAWALA-THOMSEN 0/0
9:30 PM 343 GIARDINA, CHAD M 32 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE NECKY KAYAK USA FIT AR - WEREWOLVES 0/0
9:30 PM EDWARDS, ASHLEY F 35 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE NECKY KAYAK USA FIT AR - WEREWOLVES 0/0
9:33 PM 330 FINLEY, HELENA F 40 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED TBA OASIS RACING 0/0
9:33 PM KITCHEN, BOBBY M 38 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED TBA OASIS RACING 0/0
9:43 PM 348 HUDSON, LOREN M 42 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED WENONAH 3 MYNOTS 0/0
9:43 PM SELLER, JASON M 36 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED WENONAH 3 MYNOTS 1/1
10:33 PM 329 PARKER, MARVIN M 57 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE ALUMICRAFT PARKER & PARKER 0/0
10:33 PM PARKER, CHARLES M 54 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE ALUMICRAFT PARKER & PARKER 0/0
10:36 PM 314 COHEN, KELLY F 42 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED SOURIS RIVER 17 CANOE TEXAS THRILL SEEKERS 0/0
10:36 PM FREY, KARL M 58 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED SOURIS RIVER 17 CANOE TEXAS THRILL SEEKERS 0/0
10:50 PM 313 PERLAKY, GERGO M 23 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE RIVER RASCALS 0/0
10:50 PM FRIEDLEIN, STEVEN M 23 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE RIVER RASCALS 0/0
10:50 PM 349 MCCORMICK, RICHARD M 55 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE ALUMACRAFT DYNAMIC HEALTH 0/0
10:50 PM MCCORMICK, CHRIS M 22 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE ALUMACRAFT DYNAMIC HEALTH 0/0
10:53 PM 327 WYNN, GREG M 40 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE SAWYER CRUISER CANOE WYNNS 0/0
10:53 PM WYNN, WESLEY M 37 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE SAWYER CRUISER CANOE WYNNS 0/0
11:24 PM 305 POMEROY, CAIT F 57 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED NDK TRITON ARE WE THERE YET? 1/1
11:24 PM DIAL, TONY M 48 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED NDK TRITON ARE WE THERE YET? 1/1
11:42 PM 324 HERTEL, JOHN M 37 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED PLASTIC TANDEM RED ROCKET 0/0
11:42 PM ELLIS, CINDY F 53 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED PLASTIC TANDEM RED ROCKET 0/0
11:52 PM 304 SHORTER, LAWERNCE M 43 MD ADV TANDEM - MALE ALUM CANOE TEAM ZIGZAG 3/3
11:52 PM AUDETTE, MATTHEW M 36 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE ALUM CANOE TEAM ZIGZAG 3/3
11:58 PM 311 JOHNSON, SKIP M 64 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED HOMEBUILT SOT BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2/1
11:58 PM VANNATTA, SUE F 47 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED HOMEBUILT SOT BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 1/1
12:06 AM 328 INNES, WILLIAM M 44 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE TBA WATER DUDES 0/0
12:06 AM DAGIAN, DAVID M 21 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE TBA WATER DUDES 0/0
12:17 AM 308 HUTSON, JEREMY K M 24 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE KAYAK WORLD WRECKERS 0/0
12:17 AM HUTSON, CHAD M 26 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE KAYAK WORLD WRECKERS 0/0
12:17 AM 323 PICKLE, DREW M 34 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE PICKLE MAKER 0/0
12:17 AM SHUMAKER, DERON M 33 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE PICKLE MAKER 0/0
12:22 AM 346 SMITH, BRIAN M TX ADV TANDEM - MALE TBA TBA 1/1
12:22 AM FINCHER, JEFF M 51 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE TBA TBA TBA
12:50 AM 309 PAGE, ALLEN M 24 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE KAYAK GIG EM BEARS 1/1
12:50 AM RUSSELL, BENGAMIN M 24 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE KAYAK GIG EM BEARS 0/0
12:51 AM 303 SHANNON JANA F 31 NC ADV TANDEM - MIXED SEAWARD PASSAT G3 RABBITPADDLE 0/0
12:51 AM MASSEY, MIKE M 44 WA ADV TANDEM - MIXED SEAWARD PASSAT G3 RABBITPADDLE 1/1
1:04 AM 301 PETERSEN, JOHN W. M 29 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE GRUMMAN CANOE 17 TEAM WIND RIDGE 0/0
1:04 AM GERBE, BRET M 29 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE GRUMMAN CANOE 17 TEAM WIND RIDGE 0/0
1:10 AM 320 DARILEK, SHANNON F 36 TX ADV TANDEM - FEMALE TBA JUST HAVIN' FUN 1/1
1:10 AM SANDS, MINDY F 37 ID ADV TANDEM - FEMALE TBA JUST HAVIN' FUN 0/0
1:23 AM 318 MURRIN, DAN M 45 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE ALUMINUM CANOE DRIFTERS 0/0
1:23 AM MURRIN, BEN M 16 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE ALUMINUM CANOE DRIFTERS 0/0
1:33 AM 332 KRENTZ, CINDY F 44 TX ADV TANDEM - FEMALE CANOE CHICKS WITH STICKS 0/0
1:33 AM MCGARRAUGH, LAURA F 33 TX ADV TANDEM - FEMALE CANOE CHICKS WITH STICKS 0/0
2:12 AM 352 MUNGUIA, JOEL M 32 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE WENONAH CANOE WATER BANDITS 0/0
2:12 AM JONES, TIM M 23 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE WENONAH CANOE WATER BANDITS 0/0
2:26 AM 322 JANES, MARCUS M 29 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED WENONAH SUNDOWNER CAP'N MORGAN 2/2
2:26 AM JANES, ERIN F 29 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED WENONAH SUNDOWNER CAP'N MORGAN 1/1
2:48 AM 351 KOZAK, CAMERON M 24 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE WENONAH CANOE TBA 0/0
2:48 AM SUFFIELD, JEFFE M 24 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE WENONAH CANOE TBA 0/0
3:45 AM 341 QUITTA, PETE M 49 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE DOES IT MATTER 2/2
3:45 AM CARNEY, TED M 49 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE DOES IT MATTER 2/2
3:59 AM 325 HOPPER, BOBBY M 36 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE 17FT ALUMINUM CANOE PLAYITBYEARII 3/3
3:59 AM BYLER, SCOT M 36 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE 17FT ALUMINUM CANOE PLAYITBYEARII 3/3
4:07 AM 335 STARZ, KATRINA F 38 TX ADV TANDEM - FEMALE HOMEBUILT LUCKY STARZ 1/1
4:07 AM STARZ, KARI F 41 TX ADV TANDEM - FEMALE HOMEBUILT LUCKY STARZ 1/1
5:38 AM 342 HSU, ALLEN M 26 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE KAYAK SLOWMOTION FOR YA 1/1
5:38 AM YU, KEVIN M 26 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE KAYAK SLOWMOTION FOR YA 1/1
5:39 AM 344 GEORGE, JASON M 27 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE KAYAK SLOW MOTION 1/1
5:39 AM SHIN, DAVID M 26 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE KAYAK SLOW MOTION 1/1
DNF 338 WELSH, SUSAN F 51 TX ADV TANDEM - FEMALE CANOE TWO S'S 0/0
DNF MOORE, SYLVIA F 58 TX ADV TANDEM - FEMALE CANOE TWO S'S 0/0
DNF 1 302 JOHNS, ALAN M 36 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE STANDARD CANOE NINJACRAFT 0/0
DNF 1 JONES, CY M 33 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE STANDARD CANOE NINJACRAFT 0/0
DNF 2 306 BRIGGS, MATTHEW M 25 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE S - FACTORY 0/0
DNF 2 LEACH, JOHN M 24 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE S - FACTORY 0/0
DNF 3 310 RICHES, PAM F 42 TX ADV TANDEM - FEMALE CANOE PUNTERS 0/0
DNF 3 COX, WENDY F 40 TX ADV TANDEM - FEMALE CANOE PUNTERS 0/0
DNF 5 334 SEXTON, MARCOS M 39 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED PERCEPTION SUNDANCE 15 TEAM U-BOAT 0/0
DNF 5 SEXTON, LESLIE F 35 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED PERCEPTION SUNDANCE 15 TEAM U-BOAT 0/0
DNF 6 336 FUNDERBURG, STEVE M 58 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE PRECEPTION SUNDANCE 15 TREE HUGGERS 0/0
DNF 6 SAMPLE, RICHAED M 41 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE PRECEPTION SUNDANCE 15 TREE HUGGERS 0/0
DNF 7 350 NESLONEY, GINA F 50 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED KAYAK RED FISH RODEO 1/1
DNF 7 CARROLL, DR LANCE M 36 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED KAYAK RED FISH RODEO 1/1
DNS 1 307 ELMORE BROC M 32 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE TBA BEERFEST 0/0
DNS 1 JENSEN, MATT M 32 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE TBA BEERFEST 0/0
DNS 2 312 COURTNEY JESSE M 30 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED TBA PADDLE FOR POP 0/0
DNS 2 COURTNEY JULIE F ? TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED TBA PADDLE FOR POP 0/0
DNS 3 315 WIESE, CLIFF M 43 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE S.S. MINNOW 0/0
DNS 3 GORE, GARRY M 44 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE CANOE S.S. MINNOW 0/0
DNS 4 316 ACKERMAN, CODY M 28 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE ALUMACRAFT CANOE WE BOAT PADDLE 0/0
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DNS 4 331 NEELEY, MICHAEL M 25 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE TBA WHORE AND OARS 0/0
DNS 4 HECHT, JONATHON M 26 TX ADV TANDEM - MALE TBA WHORE AND OARS 0/0
DNS 5 347 EDWARDS, ASHLEY F 35 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED SEA KAYAK WEREWOLVES 0/0
DNS 5 MURPHY, PAUL M 40 TX ADV TANDEM - MIXED SEA KAYAK WEREWOLVES 0/0

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August 26, 2007

White Rock - Kayak Training, August 26, 2007 - Night Trial

Saw bats. Very cool. Paddling seems faster at night , but it's really not.

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Got nearly 10 bug bites on my back. Arrgh.

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10 hours later:

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White Rock - Kayak Training, Saturday, August 25, 2007

Futura II
15.0 miles
4.0 mph moving average
(in the kayak from around 8am to 12:30pm)
(about 3.5 hours in motion)
consumed: 3 orange Gatorade A.M. 20-oz. bottles; 1 Jack Links cheese & jerky; 1 peanut-butter Power Bar

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August 21, 2007

White Rock - Kayak Training, August 21, 2007

Futura II. 4-something miles. 4.10 mph avg. Pretty windy in the middle of the lake. Only had to drink 1 Gatorade A.M. this morning. I think having my legs wet helps keep me cool, so I don't sweat as much.

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Weather this morning, from Weather.com:

85°F
Feels Like
90°F
Updated Aug 21 11:00 a.m. CT
Watch the Dallas Forecast

UV Index: 4 Moderate
Wind: From S at 13 mph
gusting to 20 mph
Humidity: 60%
Pressure: 30.04 in.
Dew Point: 70°F
Visibility: 10.0 miles

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August 20, 2007

White Rock Kayak Training -- Futura II -- August 19, 2007

7.12 mph (with help from the wind). Yay!

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August 13, 2007

CR100 Training - August 11, 2007

Smithville to La Grange, TX
35 miles. The river was flowing at about 2.0 mph. 90+ degrees. hot hot. Took about 7 hrs; 5 mph average (paddling 3 mph relative to the current). Ouch.

Oh, and my supposedly 'waterproof' (waterproof to IPX7 standards -- ability to successfully operate for at least 30 minutes while continuously submerged at a depth of 1 meter) Lowrance iFinder GO2 died soon after I noticed water and condensate accumulating behind the screen.

The locals in La Grange are way cool. Their hospitality and congeniality are as big as Texas.

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August 08, 2007

White Rock - Kayak Training, August 8, 2007

Rested three days, then paddled 9.6 miles this morning. A slow pace of 3.6 mph. I guess I'll have to live with a measly self-propelled speed of 3 mph for the CR100 (plus whatever speed the current carries).

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It was pretty windy today. It was fun paddling against the wind, over, and through the waves, some of which were as tall as the upturned bow of the kayak. Hull-slapping, wave-hopping fun. Going the other direction (with the wind), it's almost like you're not moving -- if you paddle at the same speed as the swells, you can actually ride atop a tiny water hill. Cool. It feels like there's no wind, though, when you're going along with it, and it gets hot much faster. Not so comfortable. But it's easier to cover more ground. Always such a trade-off. Argh.

Current Conditions
Updated: 32 min 33 sec ago
» Disable Rapid Fire — About Rapid Fire
Observed at: Dallas Love, Texas
Elevation: 486 ft / 148 m

94 °F / 34 °C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 49%
Dew Point: 72 °F / 22 °C
Wind: 15 mph / 24 km/h / 6.7 m/s from the South
Wind Gust: 18 mph / 30 km/h / 8.2 m/s
Pressure: 29.90 in / 1012 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 102 °F / 39 °C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 11 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4600 ft / 1402 m
(Above Ground Level)
Raw METAR Aviation
Flight Rule: VFR (KDAL)
Wind Speed: 15 mph / 24 km/h / 6.7 m/s
Wind Dir: 180° (South)
Ceiling: Unlimited


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August 05, 2007

White Rock - Kayak Training, August 5, 2007

I went back to paddling the Perception Shadow. I like the Shadow much better than the Futura II. It takes less effort for me to keep it at 4 mph. When it's hot outside like it was this afternoon (95F), the heat wears me out -- even if I'm sitting still and resting. I underestimated how much the weather would affect my ability to paddle my kayak. I can see now that it's a pretty big deal.

So far, I've paddled a total of 49.97 miles (which includes 11 miles along the Trinity river between Lake Ray Roberts and Lake Lewisville), which took about 15 hours, cumulatively.

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August 04, 2007

CR100 Training - August 4, 2007

This morning, I tried adding some ballast to the Futura II to see if it would help me sustain a slightly higher cruising speed. I think it does. My goal was to average 5.0 mph for the full 4 miles back and forth between the bridge and the boat house, but I was only able to maintain that speed for the first 1.5 miles. Ugh. I started feeling nauseous, so I figured I probably shouldn't push any harder. By the end of my outing, my average was around 4.24 mph, which is better than the previous few times out with the 19-ft monster.

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My impression so far is that the Futura II feels like it has more drag at my ideal cruising speeds (about 4-5 mph) than the Perception Shadow, which is significantly shorter. Not only is the Perception shorter bow-to-stern, I think it has an even shorter actual waterline length, as opposed to Futura II, which has very little bow- and stern-, out-of-water hangover. So the Futura's 19-ft waterline vs. the Shadow's 15-something-ft waterline -- that's a lot more wetted surface area to drag around. Maybe that's why I feel like I haven't been able to paddle 4 miles as quickly as I expected. I still think the Futura II would be capable of a faster top speed in a short (reallly short) race, but I guess my realistic cruising speed is too far below the Futura II's hull speed to justify dragging around that extra length of kayak for touring.

Hopefully when I go back to paddling the Perception Shadow, my 4-mile paddles won't be such a struggle. Futura II -- she might be hot, but she's too high-maintenance.

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August 03, 2007

CR100 Training - August 3, 2007

Body feels beaten. Average speed has suffered.

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August 01, 2007

White Rock Kayak Training -- Futura II -- August 1, 2007

Like John speculated, my average speed wasn't any faster in the Futura II. It feels faster, but it's really not. And it scratches very easily. Very disappointing. Anybody want to buy a used Futura II kayak?

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July 31, 2007

Futura II -- this better be fast . . .

Picked this up in Austin from a very experienced paddler who knows some big names in kayaking. She's good friends with the founder/main-organizer of Texas's Colorado River 100 (CR100), she hangs with the likes of Carter Johnson, who recently set the new world record 24hr distance paddled in a kayak on calm water (152 miles! well, unofficially; officially, 150 miles, with a moving-average speed of 6.55 mph!), and she knows some very well-respected boat builders. (she mentioned a guy named "Steppe" at North-Texas-something here in DFW, I think; apparently he owns an auto shop and a boat store) She (I'll just say E.M.) even remembered the names of the previous two owners of the boat I just bought.

EM is hard-core. She recently completed the Missouri 340, and she's "kinda-sorta" obligated to run the CR100 (I think she's one of the organizers. That's a lot of paddling.

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(notice how the Ser. No. starts with "FT ASS . . ." I'd love to know the story behind that one. Lol. Get it -- the story 'behind' the 'FT ASS'?)

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Random tidbits I learned from EM, while I paddled in small circles around the river next to the Cesar-Chavez Holiday Inn and inadvertently drained my car battery by leaving my lights on to light up my paddling path (yes, I had to thank EM several times -- for the advice, and then for jump-starting my battery-dead car):

1) The close-fitting, leather, Footjoy golfing gloves I just bought to use while paddling -- I'm not the only one! Many other paddlers have come to the same conclusion, according to EM! So I'm not totally goofball . . .

2) Resist the urge to sports-tape your hands and blisters in the middle of the race, and DO NOT duct-tape any part of your skin, either! What may act as a second- or substitute-skin in the middle of the race may very well become one with what was left of your original skin, and if you try removing the "second" skin, you might be left with no skin at all. Very gruesome sight.

3) if you start blistering, try not to stop for very long breaks, because it may become too painful to start again after giving your wounds a chance to start healing.

4) peeing in your boat? get over it. Everybody does it. Let yourself do it during training so that you can perfect whatever plan you develop, and so that you can get used to your own, uh, 'aroma.' EM has seen some hard-core stuff . . . catheters, urination condoms, etc . . . she didn't address any specific feminine solutions, and I wasn't about to ask, either. Her friends have noted that urination condoms (that's what I call them, dunno the proper term) don't really work for long distances, especially if you get in and out of your boat.

5) keep your hands as dry as possible. some people actually coat their hands with Vaseline or other water-repelling agent. Some even use whatever they use on babies' bums to keep their hands dry.

6) have a crazy-tired-and-sensitive-hands-safe plan for removing any water that may undesirably collect in your boat. For example, wringing out a sponge may become too difficult over time, especially when your hands and arms already feel like they're about to fall off.

7) when it's uber-dark and you're trying to navigate down-river, there is apparently a temptation to head for where there appears to be light. EM recommends to aim, instead, for the darker parts rather than the grey parts. The lighter, grey parts are usually obstructions that are illuminated by the available light, whereas the water (except for reflections, I'm guessing) will be dark.

8) something (seemingly) always goes wrong with one's bow and/or stern lights, so be prepared to moonlight it. (okay, so EM didn't say "moonlight it." I'm the editor, though, so I gets to sezs what I wants to be sez)

9) EM recommends placing your insulated camel-back hydration pack on the surface of your 'yak rather than on your back b/c it may get in your way if you fall in the water and have to swim (extra weight, plus it tends to chafe your sides with constant torso twisting). PFD's can be irritating, too, but I didn't get a clear answer on whether to actually wear your PFD or just have it on the kayak somewhere.

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July 29, 2007

Lake Ray Hubbard, July 28, 2007

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July 26, 2007

White Rock - Kayak Training, July 26, 2007

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July 24, 2007

White Rock Kayak Laps, July 22 and 24

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Sunday, July 22 -- straight across the lake and back

Tuesday, July 24 -- a lap along the perimeter of the lake
(consumed: two bottles of water -- Fiji and Nestle; a Power Bar; and a granola bar)

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The Hurricane Tracer 165 is a fast kayak and is easier to paddle than my Perception Shadow. Too bad the Tracer 165 isn't mine.

So far, my max paddling speed in the Perception Shadow is 6.18 mph, and my max in the Hurricane Tracer 165 is 6.30 mph. I think John was able to hit 6.6 mph in the Perception Shadow, if I remember correctly.

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July 19, 2007

First Few Paddles in a Touring Kayak on White Rock Lake

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July 12, 2007

Trimaran Fishing

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July 04, 2007

White Rock Lake -- Trimaran boat testing

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I woke up really early this morning -- 6am -- and took my home-made trimaran watercraft to a popular nearby lake, White Rock, and successfully paddled for about an hour. I mounted my GPS and digital camera (placed in Tupperware to keep the water out) so that I could track my paddling speed and review it later (which would be at this very moment, as I write this entry).

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Side note: I should exercise early in the morning more often. There are so many healthy and beautiful-looking people (ahem, with particular attention to the ladies) out there jogging, biking, etc.

I wore my trusty PFD ("please-keep-me-floating" device) in case my ride fell apart . . . like it did once during pool testing.

I really like how my watercraft is super-narrow and allows me to keep my paddle strokes very close to my body. Unfortunately, I think I underestimated the amount of drag that would be introduced by the various protruding and/or blunt shapes throughout my otherwise-narrow craft. On the positive side, the waterline was pretty much where I expected it to be. Basically, my butt stayed wet the entire time, which I figured would happen if I wanted the two center pontoons to stay submerged in the water. I like the custom seat I fabricated to conform to my very own behonkas.

No matter how hard I paddled, I couldn't get my craft to move faster than 2.5 mph. Arrgh. Maybe my butt dragging in the water caused too much, uhh, drag. What a drag. Dag-nabit.

At rest, 0.0 mph:

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about 2.5 mph:

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almost 3 mph? I couldn't quite tell what the GPS was reading:

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I noticed that the foam blocks in the front and on top of the primary (center two) pontoons were creating lots of disturbance. I could see lots of water being pushed forward and to the sides.

I guess it's time to build version 4 of my personal watercraft. Or is it already version 5 or 6?

Back to the drawing board.

Oh, another side note. Here's my first lawyer-joke T-shirt:

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July 01, 2007

Trimaran pool test #1

First watercraft -- catamaran -- fell apart and sank in the pool.

After redesign to a trimaran, I finally got a craft that floated well and was stable enough for me to paddle around the pool for an hour.

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Here's a short video of my paddling session in the HOA's pool:

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I fixed some leaks. I tried to further reduce weight (from 26 lbs) and also tried to move the outriggers further back to give me room to paddle, but that didn't work. I took the modified version to White Rock Lake (the perimeter roads of which were infested with bicyclists, making driving around them a real pain. arggh!). The outriggers weren't sturdy enough, which I could tell as soon as I tried sitting on the craft in the boat-launch area, so I didn't bother trying to paddle anywhere and simply packed up and went home. I dunno what's in the water, but it certainly made me smell funny afterwards. I think I've fixed the outriggers, but I'll have to try it in the pool first before taking it to the lake again.

I think I've got the weight down to a mere 20 lbs. When I'm done (need to add some kind of a seat), it'll probably weigh 25 or 26 lbs again, but maybe this time those few extra pounds will be worth it.

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