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  1. Thread: Morar, Loch

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    At the bothy last autumn neither orange or 3 any...

    At the bothy last autumn neither orange or 3 any reception !

    Tim
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    You're behind the times david if you're talking...

    You're behind the times david if you're talking about Pinkney's the estate has changrd hands and the bothy closed and demolished. Shame on all those who abuse them. Spent lots of time in scottish...
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    Thanks folks

    Thanks folks - that helps a bit. We forgot about bst /gmt. Does slack water last longer when on neap tides than spring ?

    Tim
  4. It certainly is - many famous routes Tim

    It certainly is - many famous routes

    Tim
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    slack water times

    Anybody know a way of finding out the amount of slack water at either end of a tide for any particular location. Myself and her indoors decided to paddle the Lune estuary from Sunderland point to the...
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    Easy to solve - just move to lancashire - we...

    Easy to solve - just move to lancashire - we never have any sun !!

    Tim

    PS looks great fun - I wonder if they'd allow us to try it on the log flume at Blackpool ?SMpirate
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    Also in lakes 3 nice sites on Ullswater . 2 at...

    Also in lakes 3 nice sites on Ullswater . 2 at Pooley bridge, 1 at glenridding

    2nd site down road at pooley probably nicest

    All can get busy in high season

    Tim
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    They cant just say "not covered by warranty"...

    They cant just say "not covered by warranty" according to european consumer protection legislation products you have bought have to be "fit for purpose" ie holding up tents. I've spent hundreds of...
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    Decent sail area - it will take some keeping the...

    Decent sail area - it will take some keeping the right way up !!

    Tim:sailing:
  10. Thanks for the information - sorry cant make...

    Thanks for the information - sorry cant make Monday either (still on call SMbanghead )will try and do it another time .It sounds great I've never been to the boatlift.

    Tim
  11. Cant make this weekend as on call for work, but...

    Cant make this weekend as on call for work, but interested in the Weaver for another time Where can I find information on the canoe trail Cant find any on here

    Cheers

    Tim
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    editting blogs

    How do i edit my blog ? Its let me in once but now there's no edit button although it says at the bottom that edit's are allowed

    Thanks

    Tim
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    Loch Etive whitsun 09

    Bear with me folks this is my 1st blog so pics may or may not appear

    The plan was to drive up to the kingshouse fri night camp over behind the pub and then paddle down the loch to cadderlie bothy...
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    great to see

    We've seen a couple in scotland they're great to watch, nice to see they're present in the Lake's too.
    We were on Ullswater about dinner time on Sun but we didn't see any other canoeist's. Did you...
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    prospectors

    Brookbank at Stockport probably your best bet -they had one in earlier in the year. We have a 16 footer and reguarly carry well in excess of 200kg. A 17foot will be faster on flat water but obviously...
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    good news

    Steve finally recieved his new boat from the US - the hulls much more rigid as in the older boat. Full marks to Brookbank Lancaster (and Old Town) as they have changed the boat without any problems...
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    Ferry

    Sailed by the ferry many times - you would have to be within feet of it to snagged by cables in a canoe. Its no big deal you have lots of time to cross while ferry is loading / unloading
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    Thinking of doing the same to my prospector -...

    Thinking of doing the same to my prospector - where did you get your p clips from ?:nice_hat:

    Cheers

    Tim
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    sounds ok

    Haven't made any firm decisions yet, we're just looking for ideas - Dartmoor area sounds interesting
    Tim:mosquitos:
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    Loch quich

    Great loch to paddle - straight into the heart of knoydart but Very Very exposed - had the worst night in a tent ever at the head of this loch

    Tim:Smilie_Tea:
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    Ideas for paddling in south west

    Any recomendations for nice flat water paddling in the south west ? Heading down there for a Jolly in August. Somewhere not too touristy would be ideal

    Tim:sailing:
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    old town v pelican

    Friend of mine had loads of problems with recently bought old town discovery 158 hull distorting (see earlier post) Venture boats look ok but seem to be hard to source - we tried to buy a prospector...
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    Dodgy Discovery's

    Anyone come across any sub standard old town discovery 158's ? A friend of mine just bought one from Brookbank Lancaster. We thought they had altered the hull profile when he came back with it...
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    sleeping outside

    As long as she's used to being outside she should be fine. My old collie used to happily sleep in the snow. I was also reading a book last week by a guy that spent a year on the yucon river after...
  25. Thread: Morar, Loch

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    Thanks

    Thanks for info Ray - how long is the portage ? . We had a bit of wind over tide experience on loch Etive last week. Good trip though.

    Tim:davy:
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