Mad River Screamer - Want information
Posted by: thebob.com on Jun-16-13 12:29 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
What I "think" I know:
It was a down river racing canoe designed by Jim Henry. It was made in fiberglass layup from 1975 to 1979, and in 1984, and was made in kevlar layup in 1984.
I want any/all information you might have to offer regarding the Mad River screamer........specs, number made, pricing, negative/positive handling aspects, your experience paddling a Screamer, have any old photos?
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Posted by: pblanc on Jun-16-13 12:54 PM (EST)
Jim Henry racing a Kevlar Mad River Screamer in 1973:
Can be found on the Hemlock Canoe site.
The Mad River Traveler that I have (and you have seen) is said to be a redesign of the Screamer. Judging from the photo, it looks pretty similar.
The Traveler is a large volume solo boat. It is straight-keeled and doesn't like to turn much unless heeled to the offside. It is deep, dry, and seaworthy and would certainly handle a large load.
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Posted by: thebob.com on Jun-16-13 1:12 PM (EST)
Yes, have copy of that photo; Hemlock was first place I looked.
They have some great old photos on their website, and some really nice new/used boats to boot.
Should have never sold that red (Pete dumper) Hemlock SRT I had! Same one I dumped on long Buffalo river trip, while ogling sun bathing, bikini clad "river sirens" in middle of river, on fast, rocky shoal.
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Posted by: loon on Jun-16-13 10:22 PM (EST)
Here's what I've found...
Depth at Center: 15"
Bow Height: 22"
Average Fiberglass Weight: 60 lbs.
Average Kevlar Weight: 48 lbs
Specifications: Screamer - V shaped hull design, all cloth layup made with flexible resins, ask rails, center thwart, Royalex spray decks, flotation tanks filled with polyurethane foam.
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