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    We have an Outwell Oakland XL which gives plenty...

    We have an Outwell Oakland XL which gives plenty of room for 5 with two inners - and has withstood some heavy rain OK. Pole bag is a bit big and heavy though
  2. Thread: Coleman Odyssey

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    I have the 15'6 version, and a friend has the 17'...

    I have the 15'6 version, and a friend has the 17' one. I can solo the 15'6" quite happily - I don't find the seats uncomfortable (bit slippy maybe) and I don't find the centre keel pole a problem...
  3. Thread: Quality kit sale

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    Hi is Kelly kettle still available? Any idea...

    Hi

    is Kelly kettle still available? Any idea how much postage would be?

    thanks

    JF-J
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    Mary Tend to agree one should not allow too...

    Mary

    Tend to agree one should not allow too much private info out onto the web. I do get annoyed when organisations ONLY post pictures etc on Facebook assuming everyone is on it (eg my old...
  5. Hi Hamsterchaos (??) I am in N Oxford - few...

    Hi Hamsterchaos (??)

    I am in N Oxford - few hundred yards from the Cherwell and only 20 mins (by river) to the Vicky Arms. Am working on the canoe at the moment but when its done we could meet up...
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    Donny thanks for the info Further question:...

    Donny

    thanks for the info

    Further question: when you installed the new seats how did you decide on how far to lower them into the canoe? I think the Pelican plastic seats sit you too high but...
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    One of my favourites is a misquotation of...

    One of my favourites is a misquotation of something St Francis probably didn't say in the first place, but here it is anyway:

    'Preach always, only when all else fails, use words'
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    Hi All Just back from doing Whitney Toll...

    Hi All

    Just back from doing Whitney Toll Bridge to Bycross on Saturday - all went well apart from the rapid after the bend above Bredwardine Bridge - the current there sets diagonally across the...
  9. Quick update: just spoke to a v nice lady at the...

    Quick update: just spoke to a v nice lady at the Toll Bridge - the campsite is still open and they have no problems with people putting in there (1 per boat) and leaving cars overnight (also for a...
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    Donny I have a Coleman/Pelican also (but no...

    Donny

    I have a Coleman/Pelican also (but no beer cooler on board - my beer cooler is called the Vicky Arms on the Cherwell :)) Regarding the eyes you have fitted for the lacing - Are these bolted...
  11. Thanks Doug - will give it a try JF-J

    Thanks Doug - will give it a try

    JF-J
  12. Put in with parking on the Wye above Bycross?

    Hi All

    We are taking two family groups (3 canoes, 2 kSMcensoredks) to the Wye at the end of July. We are booked into Bycross Farm for the Friday and Saturday nights and plan to drive upstream to a...
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    We encountered this last September, but at the...

    We encountered this last September, but at the time it was possible to pass under the left hand end (going downstream) with reasonable clearance, though there is an awkwardly placed tree just a few...
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    Likewise I wonder why the EA has not made more...

    Likewise I wonder why the EA has not made more noise about this canoe pass? I am in Oxford - so v close - and I had not heard about it - Must go and try it out!
  15. Thread: airbags wanted

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    Keith Could I have these if no-one else had...

    Keith

    Could I have these if no-one else had bagged them yet? Maybe PM me for address etc? Can I pay you via PayPal? Or??

    thanks

    James F-J
  16. Thread: Thames

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    Definitely wait and see closer to the weekend -...

    Definitely wait and see closer to the weekend - from what I have seen today from Wolvercote down the current is vv strong - I would not do it. Also note - the Walton Well Road car park is still free...
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    Barney many thanks for the info. I will give...

    Barney

    many thanks for the info. I will give it a try sometime and maybe post some photos of the result

    thanks again

    JF-J
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    Hi I have just acquired a big block of...

    Hi

    I have just acquired a big block of minicell foam in work and want to make a similar saddle from it - could you post or PM me some dimensions of yours? Looks good BTW

    thanks

    JFJ
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    At the risk of sounding like a complete pedant...

    At the risk of sounding like a complete pedant and humourless killjoy: Please Don't! It's illegal to put the rad symbol on anything that isn't and it could land you in serious trouble - Im agine...
  20. Thanks for the pics - looks idyllic. I have to go...

    Thanks for the pics - looks idyllic. I have to go up to Sellafield a few times every year and I always try to stay in Nether Wasdale - at the Screes or the other pub (forgotten name!), so I can walk...
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    Afraid as an ex (and hope to be one day again...

    Afraid as an ex (and hope to be one day again when I can afford it) motor boater I would strongly object to this. When I had a motor cruiser one place I really wanted to take it was Loch Lomond - and...
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    We did Loch Lomond a few years ago fairly early...

    We did Loch Lomond a few years ago fairly early in the season and had a great time (and saw no-one else) In fact it was our first wild camping trip in the canoe. Like others I am torn over this - I...
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    Totally agree re leaving kit at the Riverside...

    Totally agree re leaving kit at the Riverside Centre - not a good area to leave stuff at all - nor anywhere else on the Thames in central Oxford! The campsite behind Go Outdoors would be a better...
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    Hmmmm Male? Check! Overweight? Check! Beard?...

    Hmmmm Male? Check! Overweight? Check! Beard? Check! Middle aged? Is 48 middle aged? OK yes Check. Middle class? Check! But has no one considered that maybe its just that we are the ones sitting at...
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    To all contributors many thanks - all useful...

    To all contributors many thanks - all useful stuff. I think for my purposes (not just canoeing) a full jacket (Rab?) with eVent sounds likely - though I am tempted by a Param Velez smock for canoeing...
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