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  1. Thread: Rucksacs

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    There are some pretty good "portage packs" out...

    There are some pretty good "portage packs" out there these days too. Effectively a roll-top drybag with proper rucksack straps (and even frame) attached.

    Maybe kill two birds with one stone?
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    Helmet mount cameras and low branches do not play...

    Helmet mount cameras and low branches do not play well either.
  3. Someone did the Tay descent in one a few years...

    Someone did the Tay descent in one a few years back. Proper bullhide covering too.

    None but the brave!
  4. What are snake river knocking out these days? ...

    What are snake river knocking out these days?

    When I enquired about their 12ft boat a while back, he replied saying he could make them with a lighter or heavier layup as required. Reckoned he...
  5. What about a homemade stich and tape? My...

    What about a homemade stich and tape?

    My Peterborough is 24kg, complete and that's including epoxy inside and out and fibreglass sheathing. You could probably forgo the sheathing for open water...
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    While paddling tandem on Loch Shiel last summer...

    While paddling tandem on Loch Shiel last summer in an open canadian, my GPS log shows my wife and I were averaging 3.2km/h. That includes occasional stops for a feed/stretch/explore but also includes...
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    A lot of canoe hire businesses will be thinking...

    A lot of canoe hire businesses will be thinking about rotating out old boats at the end of the season. Chance of a bargain second hand one if you look/ask around. You get some big Old Town...
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    You can add a pigment to the resin too if you're...

    You can add a pigment to the resin too if you're using kevlar/fibreglass.
    https://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/category/pigments-polyester-epoxy-polyurethane
  9. Found a good rubber insert for roof bars

    I've got a set of vanguard aero roof bars which have a slot in the middle (for attaching uprights etc on captive nuts). I wanted to fit a rubber strip in the slot to protect the gunwales and help...
  10. We used to do this all the time in the summer in...

    We used to do this all the time in the summer in tractor inner tubes when I was a kid. Down what I now know is a grade 3-4 rapid I wouldn't even consider running in an open Canadian. The trick was...
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    I just shoved wine-corks in the ends of my...

    I just shoved wine-corks in the ends of my tubular aluminium mast to make it float. End caps I suppose are up to yourself although I suspect the un-capped tubular aluminium end might be quite grippy...
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    The Dumfrieshire Dee after a release is a bit...

    The Dumfrieshire Dee after a release is a bit that way. Areas of big, bouncy waves interspersed with calm, moving green water (admittedly more of the lattewr than the former). It reminded me of the...
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    Polyurethane adhesive will stick most things to...

    Polyurethane adhesive will stick most things to most other things. I've not used it for that exact application but it works well enough for scarf joints, hardwood laminates and holding gunwales on....
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    Repellants and such are all well and good but I...

    Repellants and such are all well and good but I think a simple physical barrier of tucking your trousers into your socks (or blousing them over your boots) works incredibly well as a prevention. In...
  15. You could stick it in the Foss above the lock...

    You could stick it in the Foss above the lock where it drops into the Ouse. You can go a fair way up the Foss before you run into any significant current. Roughly as far as Hungtington Road bridge...
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    On the other hand, I've seen some beautiful...

    On the other hand, I've seen some beautiful builds with relatively inexpensive ply. As I recall Flo-Mos gorewoods were made using "normal" (albeit quite specific in terms of ply thicknesses) exterior...
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    But ultimately, yes, small batches are the way...

    But ultimately, yes, small batches are the way forwards unless you are doing something like rolling a filler coat onto a boat and will be applying a lot of resin very quickly. The larger the volume...
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    You can lift the pack with one arm but you need...

    You can lift the pack with one arm but you need both to brace effectively...
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    The former. You get some slim, light ones with a...

    The former. You get some slim, light ones with a very wide gape that will go quite some distance over the stem of a canoe, especially a pointy wooden one.

    I was going to use them for that exact...
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    You'd probably get a wide D- shackle through that...

    You'd probably get a wide D- shackle through that hole.
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    Recovery paddle on the Upper Derwent

    First time for a long time that I've posted.

    Been having a bad year. A detached greater trochanter of the humerus (where the rotator cuff and muscles that allow the arm to go over shoulder height...
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    Also consider making a ply canoe? In terms of...

    Also consider making a ply canoe? In terms of cost:weight, they are pretty good. Tougher than you'd imagine, especially when glass sheathed.
  23. Thread: Aigas again

    by stinkwheel
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    The Hydro carpark was open when I went in...

    The Hydro carpark was open when I went in October.

    That Gorge is very unique, so unexpected in the River type. There is a dam release so it can vary from pushy to scrapey as the day progresses....
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    Here in Cumbria, there is an active open coaching...

    Here in Cumbria, there is an active open coaching group. Free to come and go, pay per session and very tea and cake orientated. One of the ladies who runs it is older than you.
    ...
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    Regarding kelly kettles, meths burners work well...

    Regarding kelly kettles, meths burners work well in a swiss volcano stove which is a very similar idea. I initially bought one to use with my borde bomb but it just started melting the alloy.
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