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    I know Mel sold off a few of his moulds a little...

    I know Mel sold off a few of his moulds a little while ago, has he got a new range or just cutting back on the work load?
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    Sticky: Blacks has some good discounts on Wild Country...

    Blacks has some good discounts on Wild Country tunnel tents at the moment, 140 for a Hoolie 3 ETC, they sold out on the web but found one in the local shop.
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    That's very strange, most aluminium pole failures...

    That's very strange, most aluminium pole failures happen at the female end, normally because they end up with little chips that create the initial weekeness for a split to start, my guess is that the...
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    My VE has been great, although I swapped the...

    My VE has been great, although I swapped the shaft when I changed boats so its now a bit more flexible, plenty of grunt although the sharp tips are not to everyone's taste (I like mine) but VE will...
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    Just an update, the paddle worked a treat, only...

    Just an update, the paddle worked a treat, only the slightest vibration when pulled super ard SMpirate
    The only thing is that the cedar is pretty easy to damage, the first time I used it was on a...
  6. Thread: We Love Aldi!

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    Aldi have their dry bags at 6.99 now ;)

    Aldi have their dry bags at 6.99 now ;)
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    Hired an SUP board on holiday in Portugal week...

    Hired an SUP board on holiday in Portugal week before last, it was at least twice as unstable as I thought it'd be, not helped by a nice chop and swell, plus the odd jetski.
    Got up and going a few...
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    Here we go, no idea where the cameras gone, so...

    Here we go, no idea where the cameras gone, so phone shot it is :rolleyes:
    https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3841/18211136454_81b3f7dd04_z.jpgDSC_0656 by drpussy666, on Flickr


    My only real reason...
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    Found myself without anything on the bench last...

    Found myself without anything on the bench last week, so headed into the wood yard for a piece of timber for a canoe paddle. looked at red cedar and ash, the ash was nice but a bit heavy for my...
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    Some good ideas here, been battling with plans...

    Some good ideas here, been battling with plans for the garden myself, the garage needs rebuilding badly so may do some sort of garage/carport creation, but the need to future proof for longer canoes...
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    As above, works well with a dry dead tree or a...

    As above, works well with a dry dead tree or a really resinous one, I had a spare afternoon last year and gave it a go after a lot of youtube research.
    It was a nightmare to start and needed so much...
  12. Thread: Paddle making

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    I really wanted to do the whittling thing, maybe...

    I really wanted to do the whittling thing, maybe with a good plane it would have happened, but the Stanley one I bought for the job really struggled and in the end I caved in and bought a power...
  13. Thread: Paddle making

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    Your right with the hook knife, also known as a...

    Your right with the hook knife, also known as a crook knife I believe.
    If I was carving/whittling a paddle I'd be tempted with a spoke shave, maybe even a curved one. I bought a very cheap one to do...
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    What he said, if they didnt want to be seen then...

    What he said, if they didnt want to be seen then there is a sure fire way of doing it that's been used for centuries by thousands of forces all over the world which is obviously very secret so I...
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    I really didn't get much paddling done in the...

    I really didn't get much paddling done in the latter half of last year myself, not even LV, the dart loop just before xmas was the first time I'd paddled since france in july!
    Feeling the burn...
  16. Can't help thinking wrapping it round a post box...

    Can't help thinking wrapping it round a post box with two trucks and trying to get it sea worthy again would be a better test. Nicely put together video though.
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    Sorry for not spotting this many months ago and...

    Sorry for not spotting this many months ago and posting in a timely manner.

    First, the defense :p
    Lea valleys eddies are as far removed from a real river as its possible to get, the...
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    Five nights of this in Norway a few years ago was...

    Five nights of this in Norway a few years ago was enough for me (-5 to -10).
    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2337/1601123075_ba2c29f086_s.jpgSTA70632 by drpussy666, on Flickr

    But the coldest...
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    Grim stuff indeed. The report says no risk...

    Grim stuff indeed.
    The report says no risk assessment had been done on the oven, that's very strange, surely they had visits from the HSE who would have flagged it up or was it a new oven? Poor...
  20. Thread: Paddle wagon

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    Here's my thoughts, feel free to totally...

    Here's my thoughts, feel free to totally disregard.
    I'm not sure I'd want to stump up 4 grand on a secondhand van, most will have been company vans, serviced but thrashed, you'll be wanting a cast...
  21. Poll: With regards to the junk rig looking board like....

    With regards to the junk rig looking board like.
    I'm no expert but having read all I can I believe that most junk rigs were built flat assuming that the materials used would stretch to give the...
  22. Poll: As Lil Idea looks like he wants a bit of a...

    As Lil Idea looks like he wants a bit of a project my vote for other would be a junk rig. Plenty of help out there on various websites and books. And this from duckworks...
  23. Thanks, duly noted, lucky our shuttle bunny likes...

    Thanks, duly noted, lucky our shuttle bunny likes drivingSMwhistle
  24. Should point out that any single bladers are...

    Should point out that any single bladers are welcome, we may well have some butt boaters with us for some of the day :D
  25. OC1's on the Loop and Walkham/Tavy this Sunday

    A bit last minute but myself and Steve are going to do a quick blast to Dartmoor this Sunday, Early doors run round the loop then a blast down the Walkham/Tavy, we have a shuttle bunny with us to...
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