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  1. My dad was at Arnhem

    My dad was at Arnhem
  2. You can eat your dinner in a fancy restaurant

    You can eat your dinner in a fancy restaurant
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    I'm allowed to drop litter in my own garden. ...

    I'm allowed to drop litter in my own garden. It's not far from the railway track.
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    If you were canoeing, it wasn't unnavigable?

    If you were canoeing, it wasn't unnavigable?
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    The 'TT' refers to Triple Tough which is a...

    The 'TT' refers to Triple Tough which is a different material from Royalex.
  6. There is nothing wrong with the ash strip...

    There is nothing wrong with the ash strip construction and they shouldn't be discarded as not being traditional, they've been around a long time. I had one for a few years, the chap who made it...
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    Vertige, so it won't be a direct comparison for...

    Vertige, so it won't be a direct comparison for the trad boats.
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    If you pop across to Emsworth your options will...

    If you pop across to Emsworth your options will be better around Thorney Island
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    Picking a new one up at the weekend. I'll let you...

    Picking a new one up at the weekend. I'll let you know in a year or two
  10. What surprises me is that people make huge...

    What surprises me is that people make huge compromises with craft paddling solo, boats designed as tandems and then get really picky about little things.
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    No offence here. I generally kneel, always on...

    No offence here. I generally kneel, always on moving water, usually on flat water but, interestingly, when we were in Canada paddling laden canoes, I mostly sat. It must be a hemispherical thing.
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    You could tilt the seat so the front edge is...

    You could tilt the seat so the front edge is lower to suit your leg length
  13. On end or on its side? Make sure you avoid...

    On end or on its side? Make sure you avoid standing water inside which will rot any wooden fittings.
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    I have a map measurer wheel. Actually I think I...

    I have a map measurer wheel. Actually I think I have two!
  15. My Swift solo canoe comes in at 12.5kg but...

    My Swift solo canoe comes in at 12.5kg but judging by your response #13, it is likely too dear for you. Swift available in Austria, come up second hand very infrequently.
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    You could just spray them with an appropriate...

    You could just spray them with an appropriate colour car bodywork paint and touch up as needed
  17. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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