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    The Voodoo is a nice paddle. I recently sold one...

    The Voodoo is a nice paddle. I recently sold one that I rarely used to a young man that uses it often and appreciates it. For a lower cost paddle I agree that the Grey Owl Scout is a fine choice....
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    I don't know if Bending Branches paddles are...

    I don't know if Bending Branches paddles are readily available in the UK but if so I think they make nice midrange paddles that work well and are enjoyable to use. Perhaps the Explorer Plus for you. ...
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    No but if you stop by the house I'll buy you...

    No but if you stop by the house I'll buy you dinner SMnana
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    I've used 303 for years. I don't know if it's the...

    I've used 303 for years. I don't know if it's the very best UV protection but it seems ideal for your needs since it is so easy to apply. In the US people use ArmorAll on their vehicle interior...
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    I think it's a key point...there is always some...

    I think it's a key point...there is always some way to turn a negative into a positive...the mindfulness audios are a perfect example. I had regular hole (not keyhole) hernia surgery about 2 years...
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    Strange that the exact same post was on a different forum 2.5 years ago and strange that the post includes a link to a "10 best" summary written in poor English from someone with zero dog paddling...
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    Rimfire is right in that you do not want to rush...

    Rimfire is right in that you do not want to rush your recovery, this is a situation where "less is more".

    https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Health/aftercareinformation/pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=ug3573
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    In my experience the seat bolts on Bells loosen...

    In my experience the seat bolts on Bells loosen up more than most canoe brands. If you have wood gunnels they are soft and the fasteners dig in and you lose clamping force. Same with bottom of the...
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    But if you use a potato cannon it sounds like the...

    But if you use a potato cannon it sounds like the cops might go after the potatoes instead of you.
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    You might take a video of the jet ski behavior...

    You might take a video of the jet ski behavior and parked police boat and send it to your local television station. It may have no effect and just make you more angry and frustrated but if all goes...
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    The dog is definitely required to lay down if we...

    The dog is definitely required to lay down if we are about to get hit with a powerboat wake or if we are making a u-turn in windy/wavy conditions. She's tall for her weight so the effect on center of...
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    You're right. You're also making me do math early...

    You're right. You're also making me do math early in the morning. I'm a little over six feet and around 13 stone. In my composite Yellowstone I often take the dog and she's around 4 stone. The boat...
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    I bought a used composite Yellowstone Solo and I...

    I bought a used composite Yellowstone Solo and I agree that it's a great boat that does everything well. It cruises well, turns sharply and works great on both lakes and rivers and the depth gives a...
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    Sticky: Yes, all good points from everyone. I'd like to...

    Yes, all good points from everyone. I'd like to mention that the family that recently swamped in Lake Superior looked to be paddling a long and straight Wenonah. Those boats can be very hard to turn...
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    Sticky: Hello Teej, There are warning signs at launch...

    Hello Teej,

    There are warning signs at launch points even on southern Lake Superior that tell you that only sea kayaks are appropriate for Lake Superior. If you go to the Pictured Rocks website...
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    Sticky: Sorry. See next post.

    Sorry. See next post.
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    Sticky: I just wanted to keep this discussion going and...

    I just wanted to keep this discussion going and share some comments from over here since it is now summer so many people are out paddling.

    There were 117 deaths due to drowning in the Great Lakes...
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    New Swift Prospector 14 - I paddled one a couple...

    New Swift Prospector 14 - I paddled one a couple months ago at a Swift demonstration day in Madison, Wisconsin. I was curious since it has only 25 mm of rocker at each end which is small for a...
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    I think moosemap captured the essence of the...

    I think moosemap captured the essence of the Shearwater perfectly (impressive for a one day paddle). I like the Shearwater enough that I bought another after having had to get rid of my first one due...
  20. Thread: Dilemma.

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    I hope I'm not giving you more input than you...

    I hope I'm not giving you more input than you want or need Moomoo.

    I think an investment of one hour five days a week is plenty and within 1-2 months your investment will be paying off. There is a...
  21. Thread: Dilemma.

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    I've had back problems that made it impossible to...

    I've had back problems that made it impossible to lift a 15 kg solo canoe and also shoulder injuries. Since retiring I have put priority on exercise and improving my health and can now handle heavier...
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    Great discussion. A few comments from across the...

    Great discussion. A few comments from across the pond...

    I do a lot of paddling on rivers. In general I'd suggest that you go in the difficult direction first! It's also good to remember that...
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    I think that Gordon and Chris are spot on. I've...

    I think that Gordon and Chris are spot on. I've had several fiberglass boats and still have one. They will take plenty "normal" abuse like scraping rocky bottoms and bumping stuff but they are not...
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    In the states they call that "camo" and it costs...

    In the states they call that "camo" and it costs extra
    SMwhistle
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    Hello Bill. The bobbin style versus the truss...

    Hello Bill. The bobbin style versus the truss style will not make a big difference in the overall strength of your boat...but it could make a small difference in how solid/secure your seat feels when...
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