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  1. Thread: Dilemma.

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    Very kind of you , thank you for that. It is a...

    Very kind of you , thank you for that.
    It is a great little lake.

    Andrew.
  2. Thread: Dilemma.

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    Thanks chief, I have a plan which encapsulates a...

    Thanks chief, I have a plan which encapsulates a great deal of what you say. My physiotherapist has given me a regime to follow.
    To compliment the stretching, I have weights, as you describe, and...
  3. Thread: Dilemma.

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    Yes m'lad, as a fit an fairly active chap for...

    Yes m'lad, as a fit an fairly active chap for nearly sixty-five years the problem is adapting to the new reality.
    A fair few of the replies are little more than kind reminders that the main problem...
  4. Thread: Dilemma.

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    I'm sure I could do something similar. Cheers...

    I'm sure I could do something similar.
    Cheers bud.
  5. Thread: Dilemma.

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    That's a good idea! What I shall have to get...

    That's a good idea!
    What I shall have to get used to, when fitter, is a job to move the canoe will take 5 minutes instead of 2.
    I do have to admit to impatience!!!!!!!
    Accepting change is going...
  6. Thread: Dilemma.

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    Aye, the canoe is light enough. I'm not going to...

    Aye, the canoe is light enough. I'm not going to spend a fortune on saving the odd kilo, it's still a 15ft unwealdy beast choose what.
    I think it's fitness, that's the answer.
    I will have a word at...
  7. Thread: Dilemma.

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    There's summat in that bud, I have finished work...

    There's summat in that bud, I have finished work now, not retired, perhaps but not at work.
    Maybe , as you say, it ain't the canoe that's the problem!

    I may have to wrestle with an inconvenient...
  8. Thread: Dilemma.

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    Thanks for the input chaps. I have organised a...

    Thanks for the input chaps.

    I have organised a trip out with a buddy on Sunday.
    I will see how I go on.

    Ironically I sold my OT Pack three months ago.( Dumbo).
  9. Thread: Dilemma.

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    Too many tight turns to negotiate for a trolley...

    Too many tight turns to negotiate for a trolley that's t'other problem.
  10. Thread: Dilemma.

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    Thanks for the idea Ewan but the main problem is...

    Thanks for the idea Ewan but the main problem is getting the canoe from the shed to the car,quite a distance and then to the put-ins I use.
    I have been used to just shoulder it to the motor, quick...
  11. Thread: Dilemma.

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    Yes, you are right. What I should have said...

    Yes, you are right.

    What I should have said is, to go accompanied with another paddler, with their canoe. I can get two on the roof.
    I prefer to paddle solo.
    Sorry for the confusion.
    It just...
  12. Thread: Dilemma.

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    Dilemma.

    In September '17 my good lady bought me a beautiful, new Nova Craft , Bob Special in TuffStuff, Desert White. First time out on Rudyard lake I could not believe what a superb craft it was. It has...
  13. Thread: 12 foot canoe

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    Hi bud, there's a OT 119 just come on eBay in...

    Hi bud, there's a OT 119 just come on eBay in west London.

    A thought.
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    My local spot. Not over big but the wildlife when...

    My local spot. Not over big but the wildlife when it's just coming light, stunning.
    You are not treated like a child , you can goe beyond the view of the "office", not like some nanny lakes.
    Ray...
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    Loved it from stem to stern!!!!:davy:

    Loved it from stem to stern!!!!:davy:
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    Endless River do brilliant handles. I have done...

    Endless River do brilliant handles. I have done what you intend. Makes very useful learner paddles.
    Go to them on-line , not eBay , it's cheaper .:davy:
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    A sorry tale bud. l hope things improve.:davy:

    A sorry tale bud.
    l hope things improve.:davy:
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    Nova Craft Prospector 15', Royalex,just appeared...

    Nova Craft Prospector 15', Royalex,just appeared on eBay.
    Grangeover Sands.
    Maybe worth a look.
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    Not exactly the Peak District but Rudyard lake is...

    Not exactly the Peak District but Rudyard lake is nice. Around a mile and a half long, loads of wildlife, Ray ,the warden is brilliant, l went on Sunday, on the water for 0715. 7 put in, usually a...
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    OK bud, you win. It looks lovely.:davy:

    OK bud, you win. It looks lovely.:davy:
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    Hobie make those kayaks you can pedal, not cheap....

    Hobie make those kayaks you can pedal, not cheap.
    It is back on ,same price.
    Must be a bargain , surely? :davy:
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    In the year I have been paddling, on canals I...

    In the year I have been paddling, on canals I have loved my GO Sprite; on lakes, I use a Whiskey Jack beaver tail and a one piece, walnut, Endless River otter tail,as well as the Sprite.
    All light,...
  23. Thread: Old Town Pack

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    A Pack was my first canoe, this time last year....

    A Pack was my first canoe, this time last year. Bought a 15 ft Bob Special and expected to sell the Pack but somehow I just can't seem to bring myself to do it.
    The Bob is manageable solo but...
  24. A good second hand is a choice over new. Higher...

    A good second hand is a choice over new. Higher up the spec. Sort of, used Merc or new Kia , no offence intended.:)
  25. I bought a Bob in September, 25kg. More than...

    I bought a Bob in September, 25kg. More than advertised, but still manageable.
    Great in the water, would recommend.:davy:
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