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    Booked onto Herdwick, thanks.

    Booked onto Herdwick, thanks.
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    Lake District - Lakeside Campsite

    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a quiet campsite with access to a Lake?

    Thanks,

    Mick
  3. Thread: Side Airbags

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    Thanks Dave, I'm just a bit concerned that the...

    Thanks Dave,

    I'm just a bit concerned that the airbags won't be fastened well enough.

    Although this boat is mainly for lakes and canals, I may occasionally take it on WW and the bags may get...
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    I don't think they use the Holt ones anymore. I...

    I don't think they use the Holt ones anymore. I have already asked their advice. Will update when they respond.
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    The bags in this video ( and the link in the...

    The bags in this video ( and the link in the previous post) are the Holt ones which had straps glued on. This made them easy to fasten to the boat.

    The boat rollers don't have these straps.

    I...
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    Side Airbags

    How is the side airbag debate going?

    Are people still using those yellow boat rollers?

    https://www.force4.co.uk/force-4-inflatable-boat-roller-400kgs-160x25cm.html



    How are they...
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    Sand and varnish seats/thwarts.

    Hi,

    I was thinking I should take off my wooden fittings and sand and varnish. (Old Town Camper).

    What varnish should I use?

    Mick
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    Coniston Water

    Hi,

    Can anyone suggest a place to park/launch?

    Mick
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    Fit a kneeling thwart?

    I want to add one to my Old Town Camper 16, for solo paddling.

    Do I just get the kit from Endless River and put it in place of the structural thwart?

    Mick
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    Stayed at waterside farm this weekend. Great for...

    Stayed at waterside farm this weekend. Great for access to the lake and family oriented site.
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    Nice, we have had ours a couple of months and are...

    Nice, we have had ours a couple of months and are loving it. Enjoy!
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    I think he found them much cheaper but the link...

    I think he found them much cheaper but the link doesn't work.

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    Hey Mike, Having seen these in the flesh, I...

    Hey Mike,

    Having seen these in the flesh, I think that they look great. I have bought some static rope (10.5mm) and am planning on drilling poor Musk Ox asap.

    Can you please post the link to...
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    Glanllyn was OK, it is a good family site and we...

    Glanllyn was OK, it is a good family site and we would go back.

    There was only one slight problem with a couple playing music after 2300.

    They did turn it off after I shouted at them from my...
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    Thanks guys, We were on Bala Lake, forecast said...

    Thanks guys, We were on Bala Lake, forecast said 10mph and it was OK. I just made sure that we headed upwind and then it would be easy to get back.
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    2 🌟 captain and 1 🌟 mate on Bala lake. Sent...

    2 🌟 captain and 1 🌟 mate on Bala lake.

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    I guess what I need is some experience! Sent...

    I guess what I need is some experience!

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    Safe wind speed.

    Hi,

    I know that there will be a lot of variables but, in general what is a safe windspeed for an intermediate paddler?

    Just looking at the forecast and trying to decide if it is a good weekend...
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    Booked into Glanlyn, will report back. Keep...

    Booked into Glanlyn, will report back.

    Keep the suggestions coming, plenty more trips planned.

    Yes, we like the Keswick one but they don't really like you arriving late (we usually travel up...
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    I got into this canoeing thing to keep the family...

    I got into this canoeing thing to keep the family happy. Something we could all do together, I thought.
    Now it looks like I won't be able to pay the mortgage, will probably lose my home and family....
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    It's too late. I've ordered a Pathfinder! Oh no...

    It's too late. I've ordered a Pathfinder! Oh no how can I explain to the missus.

    When will this addiction end? Why did nobody warn me?

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    Just reading this: ...

    Just reading this:

    http://www.canoekayak.com/gear/if-i-could-only-own-one-canoe-paddle/#yKhWs9qevjOVJWIm.97

    It is a bit more that I wanted to spend, but this may be the do-it-all paddle I am...
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    Bit expensive. Looking at the Grey Owl ones,...

    Bit expensive.

    Looking at the Grey Owl ones, what's the difference between the Voyageur and the Pathfinder? Blade area?

    Mick
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    I was just thinking that this would eventually...

    I was just thinking that this would eventually become my white water paddle.

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    What Paddle Next?

    I know it's a silly question.

    Just started paddling this year. The wooden paddles that came with my boat were too short.

    I tried a Decathlon one and I hate it, the blade is nowhere big enough....
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