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    Generally no. Buying stock in bulk can get a...

    Generally no.
    Buying stock in bulk can get a discount from the manufacturer and reduces the shipping cost per boat, therefore there is a better margin for discount on boats that have been bought in...
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    Are you looking at Wenonah directly or just UK...

    Are you looking at Wenonah directly or just UK resellers of Wenonah?

    Unless I'm missing something, this would just about fit your requirements especially if you can run to one of the more exotic...
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    Thank goodness someone got there eventually! This...

    Thank goodness someone got there eventually! This is probably the best option for wiggly rivers, although I have to admit I normally do something more like counting grid squares and allowing a bit...
  4. Thread: Paddle speed

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    In a fully loaded sea touring kayak (say 17') I...

    In a fully loaded sea touring kayak (say 17') I would be aiming for 6kph without wind or tidal effects, and as an experienced paddler.

    If you are using something in 14-16' range, many of which can...
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    You now get a choice of time periods for the...

    You now get a choice of time periods for the chart too. I suspect it is more difficult to get them on mobile devices now, but not checked.

    Also, the data comes from SEPA, I haven't looked recently...
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    The great thing about having a lathe, is that you...

    The great thing about having a lathe, is that you don't necessarily need to find a ferrule that will fit, since you can turn an oversized thick wall tube down to make it fit, or if you can't find a...
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    Couple of heavy guys, I was up to about 20 stone...

    Couple of heavy guys, I was up to about 20 stone at one point but only really paddled solo, and always have always preferred kneeling...

    Lowering CG will help, but also when you kneel you make...
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    I was thinking about this tonight, but the...

    I was thinking about this tonight, but the forecast didn't seem to indicate thunderstorms so I went anyway.

    I use carbon fibre paddles in all my boats these days and I was paddling a carbon/kevlar...
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    I see you got loads of reccommendations but not...

    I see you got loads of reccommendations but not an answer to this fundamental bit - measurements are length, front to back or back to front depending on which way you are facing at the time.
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    Not all black shafts are carbon, glass shafts are...

    Not all black shafts are carbon, glass shafts are usually finished in black too! I have a C100 with a (black) glass shaft that I used to use as a spare.

    When I did the Spey a couple of years ago I...
  11. Thread: Altering plans

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    Actually, because the planks won't be parallel...

    Actually, because the planks won't be parallel and will curve a little, predicting the shape of the planks for the mid body extension will be quite tricky!
    It is all about how springy the ply is and...
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    The obvious answer is the Tay. If the weather...

    The obvious answer is the Tay.

    If the weather holds as it was here this morning (warm, mostly dry, no wind, no thunder and lightning), Loch Tay might be an option, but as soon as the wind gets...
  13. Thread: Altering plans

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    I haven't altered plans the way you describe, it...

    I haven't altered plans the way you describe, it may or may not work.

    If you alter the spacing of the stations without altering the shape of the station curves, you may find the waterlines are no...
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    Uninterrupted? Normally it goes off from 5pm Sat...

    Uninterrupted? Normally it goes off from 5pm Sat to 8am Sun?

    Unfortunately I am once again otherwise engaged that weekend or I would have come down for it, I always enjoy Washburn and have been...
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    That's a nice weight for what should be a decent...

    That's a nice weight for what should be a decent open water boat.
    If the bottom flex is too much of a concern you can try adding some 1-2" wide slats on the inside where it flexes. Adding some slats...
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    It's OK, I'm pretty sure I have only ever topped...

    It's OK, I'm pretty sure I have only ever topped 11kph (briefly) outside of the speed restricted areas, i.e. going from Duck bay to top of Inchmurrin with following wind/waves, never on the return...
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    Mmm, I thought the Comanche was 1970s design? My...

    Mmm, I thought the Comanche was 1970s design?
    My boats are in my garage (my car isn't). My big canoe is on a rack, I have kayaks and C1s hanging from the roof beams in various ways and a few boats...
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    If you are staying in Aberfoyle it is a no...

    If you are staying in Aberfoyle it is a no brainer - go to Inversnaid and avoid almost all the crowds! It is usually more sheltered than the Balmaha/Luss area being much narrower.

    That end doesn't...
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    When you posted this, nothing! I lost my key...

    When you posted this, nothing!

    I lost my key at the weekend (fortunately with the car unlocked) so I completely emptied it for a few days until an autolocksmith could come and sort it out. I now...
  20. Thread: Door stop canoe

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    Or put it in an unventilated greenhouse /...

    Or put it in an unventilated greenhouse / conservatory, some days mine exceeds 50C with the windows open.
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    May well be vinylester in the kit then, OLD MAN's...

    May well be vinylester in the kit then, OLD MAN's description of the viscosity didn't seem quite right for polyester...
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    I didn't realise the police had boats on the...

    I didn't realise the police had boats on the loch, AFAIK the rescue boat is manned by volunteers and the NP rangers apparently concentrate on soft targets rather than tackling people who might get...
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    Crikey, not the best way to work with resin at...

    Crikey, not the best way to work with resin at all!

    Did the instructions specify that the 2 parts were supplied in exactly the right ratios or were you meant to measure them out accurately?
    ...
  24. Thread: Door stop canoe

    by JimW
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    You really want to post-cure the epoxy to make...

    You really want to post-cure the epoxy to make sure there are no ongoing chemical reactions. Time for this will depend on temperature and exact resin system used, might take a month at 20C or a few...
  25. Thread: 3 piece paddles?

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    Depends on airlines. I made up 2 split paddles...

    Depends on airlines.
    I made up 2 split paddles before canoeing the canyon in case I had trouble checking in with 1 piece paddles which were right on the published length limit for the airline at the...
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