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  • Impcanoe's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 PM
    From my sailing background, the technical term missing so far is "sucking speed". And now some non sequential point. Properly fitted, generally they...
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  • Tyger's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 PM
    UPDATE. Finally managed to get a day off together, so off we went to the river Dee, we did five miles in total but had to reluctantly turn back...
    3 replies | 267 view(s)
  • Tyger's Avatar
    Today, 11:52 AM
    HI, :) Just wondering if any paddlers are doing the Conway ascent 18th June this year? or have you any experience of doing it before? hoping to...
    0 replies | 17 view(s)
  • Peter R's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    Hi Keith, I've just been re-reading these threads as I was wondering about a self-bailer on my next sailing canoe and need to decide at a fairly...
    8 replies | 1929 view(s)
  • worosei's Avatar
    Today, 10:38 AM
    worosei replied to a thread 18 month canoe trip in How do I ?
    Thanks Nick I'll have a look at that, any scraps of info will prove very useful I plan to use a prospector 17,but will have to modify along the way,...
    4 replies | 213 view(s)
  • worosei's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    worosei replied to a thread 18 month canoe trip in How do I ?
    Hi, I intend to paddle until the Danube Estuary then coastal hop, weather permitting, using a portable sail I made using the remains of a dome tent...
    4 replies | 213 view(s)
  • MultiMark's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    Adrian, I completely agree, on-line has been a great thing for many and is here to stay. I'm a big fan of Aldi and on-line. My point was, that...
    13 replies | 524 view(s)
  • Mal Grey's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    Mal Grey replied to a thread Loch Maree camping in General
    Each year the advice will vary, depending on where the birds are thought to be nesting. I don't think there are constructed nest sites. The Nature...
    1 replies | 44 view(s)
  • Climber1953's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 AM
    Climber1953 started a thread Loch Maree camping in General
    I am planning a trip in late May, with luck just before the midges! I hope to camp on one of the islands but I have read of some restrictions due...
    1 replies | 44 view(s)
  • Adrian Cooper's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 AM
    Let's not berate all 'on-line' retail. I know an excellent bespoke paddle craftsman who is primarily 'on-line'.
    13 replies | 524 view(s)
  • Adrian Cooper's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    Adrian Cooper replied to a thread Roof racks in How do I ?
    If you look at roofbox.co.uk and enter your car make and model it will give you a number of options. My guess is the man in Halfords just didn't...
    18 replies | 321 view(s)
  • Adrian Cooper's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    Adrian Cooper replied to a thread Ardèche Descent in Places
    You might like to post on ukriversguidebook.co.uk sea kayaking section for information about the west coast. They will be able to advise on French...
    4 replies | 85 view(s)
  • firedfromthecircus's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    It is a shame when anyone who loves what they do, and is good at it, has to stop due to the all consuming financial reality of modern life. SMdog I...
    13 replies | 524 view(s)
  • Chris_B's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 AM
    Everything but the membership card can be sent by email now. If you live in the wrong place relative to the country you identify with or where you...
    7 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Chris_B's Avatar
    Today, 07:35 AM
    Chris_B replied to a thread Roof racks in How do I ?
    Bungees to tie down the ends would be the worst possible thing. The point is to prevent the boat moving IF the rack or the straps allow any movement;...
    18 replies | 321 view(s)
  • kmac's Avatar
    Today, 07:20 AM
    No problem David
    46 replies | 1263 view(s)
  • adamhoward's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 AM
    Hi, OK - I know the best in Swarovski....and a few others. But, I cannot justify the cost of them. So, I would like to purchase a good spotting...
    0 replies | 67 view(s)
  • MultiMark's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    Ivory is the colour of choice for composite canoes. Any scratches tend to be very shallow compared with the gouges of moulded canoes and the ivory...
    6 replies | 431 view(s)
  • MultiMark's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    The general trend in retail has been downwards in recent years, driven in large part by the likes of Aldi and Lidl, as well as on-line retailing in...
    13 replies | 524 view(s)
  • JimW's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    JimW replied to a thread Glencoe / Loch Leven tips in General
    Ha ha - beautiful and unspoilt is blackwater reservoir (which is of course spoilt but once out of sight of the dam you soon forget). It is not...
    5 replies | 174 view(s)
  • OLD MAN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:25 PM
    OLD MAN replied to a thread Roof racks in How do I ?
    Too much stretch in bungee cords, if you're going to tie down the front and back of the boat, it needs to be tied down reasonably tight or it's not...
    18 replies | 321 view(s)
  • JimW's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    You can do a test if you want, try to join the wrong association, and based on your postcode they will redirect your membership to the correct one -...
    7 replies | 294 view(s)
  • JimW's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:13 PM
    JimW replied to a thread Which resins? in General
    If it is cracking I should imagine it is drying out in your workshop causing the timber to contract. A moisture meter might be of some use to...
    23 replies | 675 view(s)
  • Fhaggis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Fhaggis replied to a thread Roof racks in How do I ?
    Just ordered some cam straps!
    18 replies | 321 view(s)
  • Fhaggis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    Fhaggis replied to a thread Roof racks in How do I ?
    Cheers! Why not the bungee cords? My only worry with the rope is it coming loose when driving! I don't know what a cam strap is but I'm about to...
    18 replies | 321 view(s)
  • OLD MAN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    OLD MAN replied to a thread Roof racks in How do I ?
    Use rope, NOT bungee cord. Many people use ratchet straps, but be careful how much you tighten them as it's very possible to damage the canoe. Many...
    18 replies | 321 view(s)
  • Fhaggis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    Fhaggis replied to a thread Roof racks in How do I ?
    Thanks for all the be advice. wen into Halfords today and can't get roof racks for my car (Chevrolet Cruze) as its not very common basically, the...
    18 replies | 321 view(s)
  • Aj9372's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    Aj9372 replied to a thread Ardèche Descent in Places
    Thanks Impcanoe
    4 replies | 85 view(s)
  • Impcanoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Impcanoe replied to a thread Ardèche Descent in Places
    Surfing all down the lower west coast Try Lacanau Ocean for starters. Ive done the Ardeche Gorge a couple f times, once by kayak and again by...
    4 replies | 85 view(s)
  • Matto's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    Matto replied to a thread Ardèche Descent in Places
    Quite a few Ardeche trips been blogged over the years. Here's or trip from last year. ...
    4 replies | 85 view(s)
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