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    I modified a Mottez cycle hoist, can find them in...

    I modified a Mottez cycle hoist, can find them in Halfords, B+Q, Screwfix etc for less than 15
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    Hi and welcome, you're not far from Clunie Loch...

    Hi and welcome, you're not far from Clunie Loch near Butterstone then. It's a nice easy place to paddle with really easy access to the water and some good spots for parking. The only problem with it,...
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    Suggestion from samB above. Plank of wood and a...

    Suggestion from samB above. Plank of wood and a stack of books either side, sat and watched tv for 20 minutes at a time and raised or lowered height of plank by adding or removing books until I found...
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    Many of the places I go camping and fishing have...

    Many of the places I go camping and fishing have ticks. I have found that ALWAYS using gaitors regardless of how hot it is works well, along with trousers tucked into long socks and wearing long...
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    Thanks I'll be in touch

    Thanks I'll be in touch
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    After an unscheduled trip to A+E put me out of...

    After an unscheduled trip to A+E put me out of action for a few days I managed to get round to fitting a kneeling thwart to the canoe. I played about with the height until I got what felt right and...
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    paddling companions Scotland

    Looking for people to go paddling with, preferably in and around Perthshire but more than willing to travel further.
    Needing to start building up my experience and knowledge as I'm pretty much a...
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    To be honest they weren't really added for...

    To be honest they weren't really added for carrying but the knot is quite thick and chunky, more than adequate for the weight of the boat. They were really intended as tie down points when on the...
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    thanks for the link and the info Duck Feet, that...

    thanks for the link and the info Duck Feet, that looks pretty interesting.
    The kneeling thwart I had intended is only for some extra support to take some weight off the crunchy knees along with knee...
  10. Absolutely stunning!!! Assynt is on my bucket...

    Absolutely stunning!!!
    Assynt is on my bucket list for some wild fly fishing.
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    No problem Sam, I am hoping to have that complete...

    No problem Sam, I am hoping to have that complete before the end of the weekend. I'll make sure to take photos and report back.
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    loads of fantastic links in this and very...

    loads of fantastic links in this and very helpful, all stuck in my favourites now.
    I was looking at buying a spokeshave for my next paddle, what size would be appropriate?
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    I've just completed my first build and I taped...

    I've just completed my first build and I taped the insides after filleting and taped the outside. I then put a layer of cloth over the bottom up to the top of the first plank. The plans only called...
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    Thanks Sam Yess I am very pleased with it...

    Thanks Sam
    Yess I am very pleased with it despite the paint being a slap dash but I intend to sand it down during the winter and do it again with a bit more care!!! It's immensely satisfying buiding...
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    thanks John I have managd to post it in the...

    thanks John I have managd to post it in the section I intended and all is good.
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    and it worked trhis time without me trying!!!

    and it worked trhis time without me trying!!!
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    I have two to choose from and tried both. ...

    I have two to choose from and tried both.

    "https://vimeo.com/353968723"

    <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/353968723" width="640" height="564" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay;...
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    I managed to kneel upright and that was as far as...

    I managed to kneel upright and that was as far as I got, maybe next time I'll give the standing up a try just to see. He always has his camera ready unfortunately for me! He is actually pretty good...
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    https://vimeo.com/353968723

    https://vimeo.com/353968723
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    insert video from Vimeo help

    I've tried using the "insert video" and pasting in link given by Vimeo but I just can't get it to work.
    Can anyone help with some info please?

    thanks

    darren
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    Maiden Voyage

    The stars eventually aligned and I was able to go for my first test paddle with the new canoe on Tuesday. I had my friend and canoe instructor (Dave) paddling with me in case anything went wrong and...
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    I ended up using some 6mm paracord and made a...

    I ended up using some 6mm paracord and made a Solomon bar with a loop at each end, looks a bit neater and easy to remove when needed.
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    I found a sliding double fisherman's knot on...

    I found a sliding double fisherman's knot on animated knots which will do the trick. Cheers for the replies
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    No grab handles fitted during build and I took...

    No grab handles fitted during build and I took the idea from my kayak. Tying the knots on the inside would have been near impossible after I had epoxied the bulkheads and deck plates in so I went...
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    Knots for bow/stern loops

    While building my canoe I installed a piece of broom handle drilled through the centre so I could put rope through it. The main reason was for extra tie down points when on the roof rack. The holes...
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