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    Interested, will see what wood my suppliers have...

    Interested, will see what wood my suppliers have in stock on Tue next week, they're shut on Mondays. Do you have any particular species of wood in mind?

    Best regards

    Mark
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  2. Thread: Tay tomorrow

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    Hey Guys, Dead keen to pop out for a paddle....

    Hey Guys,

    Dead keen to pop out for a paddle. One shoulder has recovered to "pretty/reasonably" effective and the other shoulder at roughly the "square-root of diddlysquit" effectiveness. I think...
  3. Fellow Scottish River Paddlers - Where's the Water Survey

    Folk who use the "Where's the water" website to access river level data, might like to take part in....

    Consultation on Where'sTheWater.com river levels site.
    Feedback/suggestions sought from...
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    I've been down this route twice, both times I...

    I've been down this route twice, both times I decided that a good scarf joint was too much work for what I was trying to do. I have to scarf joints very rarely, so I'm likely be pretty slow.
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    BA vs Lifejackets

    I utterly agree with you.
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    Slightly closer to the original question: From...

    Slightly closer to the original question:

    From the AALA website
    http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/guidance/701-equipment-selection-and-checks.htm

    Buoyancy aids

    Fittings such as zips,...
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    Thats pretty much the method we've used...

    Thats pretty much the method we've used previously for testing the BA. Its also worth bearing in mind, that the "weight" will also displace water, and thus create less downwards force in water than...
  8. Thread: Tay decent

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    Jim, yes I think Cathole Corner and Fishermans...

    Jim, yes I think Cathole Corner and Fishermans Bend are the same place. I didn't know that there was a cave there until I was told on Saturday.

    I think as you say 95% of our rescues the...
  9. Thread: Tay decent

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    tay Descent 2013

    Well done to all the competitors and participants who took part in this year’s Tay Descent. Hope you all had a great day on the Tay, we certainly did.

    If I'd may, I'd like to pass on a few...
  10. Rendevous rocker

    Taking this thread another paddle stroke or two away from the original posting....

    Ezwater, I agree with your view.
    Here's a couple of images, a Supernova and Rendevous taken from manufacture...
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    Hi Nick, I'll be unlikely to be able to attend. ...

    Hi Nick, I'll be unlikely to be able to attend. If recovery is good though, it might make a good gentle re-hab trip.
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    Hey Nick, Oh great! I was up on the banks...

    Hey Nick, Oh great! I was up on the banks Kenmore - Aberfeldy at the weekend, Sat the Tay was looking at a great level

    My shoulder is still not strong enough for me to paddle. I can at least now...
  13. Lost Canoe pole. Loch Tay, Kenmore beach

    Apparently a fiberglass canoe pole was left at the layby beside Kenmore beach, eastern end of Loch Tay. I don't have any more details, though I suspect that there arent many abandoned poles in the...
  14. Thank you! River Tay, missing canoe returned.

    On behalf of Venture Scotland can I say a huge "Thank you" to the anonymous paddlers who found the missing Canoe and returned it to the top of Grandtully this weekend. It looks remarkably unscathed...
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    Perhaps somewhere like this?...

    Perhaps somewhere like this?
    http://users.cot.net/~beduval/sail.html

    hope this helps.
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    Landy, There may be something on the Inveralmond...

    Landy,
    There may be something on the Inveralmond Industrial estate. Weekdays there are at least a couple of vans. If the vans are not open at the weekend, there's a Greggs next door to Go Kayaking...
  17. Abuse-claim-prompts-canoe-ban-call-on-Spey-03

    Just come across this article;

    http://www.strathspey-herald.co.uk/News/Abuse-claim-prompts-canoe-ban-call-on-Spey-03102013.htm
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    Hi, I've used T6061-T6. It certainly works. We...

    Hi,
    I've used T6061-T6. It certainly works. We selected T6 temper because it was available. I've not used any other alloys or tempers so I cannot say whether T6 is optimum for canoe poles.
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    I too am committed to rescue duties at the wier...

    I too am committed to rescue duties at the wier on Descent day. If anyone is in the area and fancies joining a paddle down the Tay, Kenmore to Grandtully on the Friday, it would be good to have you...
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    Hey Nick, I am already committed this weekend...

    Hey Nick,

    I am already committed this weekend so cannot join in. Realistically it will be October before I'm out to play much.

    In reply to your request for views,

    Yes I'm up for some Open...
  21. For a more relaxed approach to canoe sailing....

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/p480x480/970327_721713627844425_1311690486_n.jpg

    Enjoy!
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    Fuel store and easy pour.

    What about the plastic Trangia fuel bottles. available in several sizes.
    As in http://www.outdoorgear.co.uk/Vango-Trangia-1-Litre-Fuel-Bottle-sku53901801.asp?
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    Hey waveclound, I'm a little unclear, SUPs are...

    Hey waveclound, I'm a little unclear, SUPs are not my thing. Whats wrong with the existing paddles? What difference are you wanting to achieve?

    cheers

    Mark
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    The Novacraft Supernova has a similar though...

    The Novacraft Supernova has a similar though non-adjustable kneeling / sitting thwart. Will take a picture and post it for you. Though Mitch posted this which shows the general arrangement....
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    Inflatable Canoe Incident Loch Lochy

    Brief outline here;

    http://greatglencanoetrail.info/news/inflatable-canoe-incident-loch-lochy/
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