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  1. I agree up to a point. If you want a top class...

    I agree up to a point. If you want a top class composite boat and you don't want to damage it, make sure you only paddle on deep flat water. If you want a boat for rocky rivers buy another one....
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    Email address in first post

    Email address in first post
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    As Jim suggests, all that glistens is not gold,...

    As Jim suggests, all that glistens is not gold, all that is black is not carbon. The Nantahala comes with a glass shaft
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    To expand; bulbs are stem bases; corms are like...

    To expand; bulbs are stem bases; corms are like very shortstems; rhizomes (like you get on irises) are also stems; cooch grass hasunderground stems. You will see in eachof these, signs of nodes from...
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    Plants generally sprout from stems, not roots. ...

    Plants generally sprout from stems, not roots. The wispy bits you have left are unlikely to grow, it's the thicker bits which look lie bamboo stems which will re-grow.
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    The underground 'roots' of bamboo are actually...

    The underground 'roots' of bamboo are actually stems and will grow up from even short pieces left in the ground (like cooch grass). I'm with Paul, I'm not sure if SBK is exactly the right product...
  7. Ah yes, the ubiquitous duct tape. Unfortunately...

    Ah yes, the ubiquitous duct tape. Unfortunately the bottles are made of siliconso nothing seems to stick to them. Outin the field I was lost. Notwithstanding, I would be tempted to buy one again...
  8. I think there was an earlier problem with bottle...

    I think there was an earlier problem with bottle splittingat a seam or junction which seems to have been remedied. Mine had a small split next to a seam. Boiling water is great if it is...
  9. I used the smaller bottle on a trip for two weeks...

    I used the smaller bottle on a trip for two weeks with noaccess to any other water than lakes. Itworked well although the water does not taste great once filtered but wasOK. By about day 10 my...
  10. Mal's comment about the depth needed for the...

    Mal's comment about the depth needed for the paddle makes sense to me (as a previous coracle owner). A coracle paddle blade is about 18inches so that should be your minimum. Paddling and hitting the...
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    I'm agreeing with the other two posters that a...

    I'm agreeing with the other two posters that a sit-on-top might probably be the way to go. My general recommendation is that if it looks more like a sea kayak than a bath toy, it's likely to perform...
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    Hi Garth, no harder than the upper section. ...

    Hi Garth, no harder than the upper section. Trevor is the only testing bit but it really is only grade 2 rock dodge. Last time I went that way we got out at Newbridge up a high bank.
  13. In peak season, parts of the river get busy,...

    In peak season, parts of the river get busy, mainly towards the end of the tourist section at La Roque Gageac and Beynac but the upper sections would not be 'busy'.
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    Sticky: Matt mentioned tidal water. Let's say you...

    Matt mentioned tidal water. Let's say you misjudged the tide and it was sweeping you out to sea faster than you were able to paddle against it. I think a PLB might just come in handy. Vary few sea...
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    Paddle from Canada was an extra $60 for an...

    Paddle from Canada was an extra $60 for an oversize bag. If you are doing much portaging, being able to stow a spare in a pack could be useful.
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    I know it's a whitewater paddle but I have a...

    I know it's a whitewater paddle but I have a three piece carbon paddle from Steamlyte which would easily fit into ones luggage. Blade is 54cm overall plus a short spigot for the connector.
  17. Mark L, being local, will give you sound advice. ...

    Mark L, being local, will give you sound advice. Just as a reinforcement to my Dordogne proposal, what I do is pick a picturesque town to stay in and then give myself a range of about 50-60km, 30km...
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    For a while Powerhouses were red and Sherpas were...

    For a while Powerhouses were red and Sherpas were green but there has been some variation. I think this is a Sherpa
  19. Just to give you options, can I suggest that your...

    Just to give you options, can I suggest that your proposal for the Dordogne is also an excellent choice. There is some interesting water from Argentat down to Beaulieu and after this is becomes more...
  20. On UKRGB people usually only respond if they have...

    On UKRGB people usually only respond if they have something useful to contribute. They are mostly a friendly bunch. Some on here too.
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    One of the problems with the form is that it...

    One of the problems with the form is that it allows you to average significant risks identified with lesser risks. At the risk of being glib, if you have identified a '5' on the form, maybe that...
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    No, don't like the form at all.

    No, don't like the form at all.
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    This can be very dependant on the hull shape. ...

    This can be very dependant on the hull shape. Some 15' canoes, like prospectors, can be full in the middle and fine at the ends so might trim like a short boat. The Bob Special might fall into this...
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    I have a tilted kneeling seat in a solo canoe...

    I have a tilted kneeling seat in a solo canoe with no yoke. It carries reasonably well on my shoulders but if I wear a helmet, the boat sits partly on my head as well and it is quite stable. I...
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