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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...
  4. 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?
    ...
  8. Thread: Door stop canoe

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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...
  9. 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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    If you want to seal exposed fibres use a...

    If you want to seal exposed fibres use a polyester flowcoat, either pre-pigmented or buy a little pigment of your choice to mix in first. Polyester is probably the same stuff the boat is made from.
  11. Thread: Weir Assessments

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    I call mine "Risk management plan", and the...

    I call mine "Risk management plan", and the actual assessment is only part of them.
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    Personally I add stainless dome nuts (not...

    Personally I add stainless dome nuts (not inexpensive) to the ends of bolts rather than cutting them flush to a regular nut, where snagging is likely to be a problem (goes for air bags as well as dry...
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    We originally used it more than people realize...

    We originally used it more than people realize though, many people wrongly consider all ize endings to be americanizations. There is a technical reason depending on whether a word originally came...
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    You paid too much! A friend of mime had a...

    You paid too much!

    A friend of mime had a double PE touring kayak (excursion?) which came without the optional rudder. He built a fully working one himself but on a week long camping trip in the...
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    Many people find it difficult to kneel for long...

    Many people find it difficult to kneel for long periods without some sort of support for their butt to keep the weight off their feet and ankles - all a kneeling thwart is really doing is providing...
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    I don't think I have ever come across the idea of...

    I don't think I have ever come across the idea of tailoring the paddle to the length of the boat before.
    I know a lot of people use different paddles in short WW canoes than long flat water canoes,...
  17. Thread: British canoeing

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    Might I suggest that you probably should not be...

    Might I suggest that you probably should not be using that laptop, or indeed your office network, for personal internet access if it holds sensitive information like that...
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    Well in combination with Quercus links it is a...

    Well in combination with Quercus links it is a help!

    Note that due to the flow of the river, the curve for wadebridge is highly skewed, whilst Padstow is normal. You only have about 2 hours of...
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    My first reaction was - Noooo! a kayak paddle...

    My first reaction was - Noooo! a kayak paddle blade will be too small for a canoe!

    Then I looked at Kober's website and can only see X-dream SF as a canoe paddle - if someone has make a kayak...
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    Ken's course will most likely be on the Tees...

    Ken's course will most likely be on the Tees rather than the Tyne, I think we will be too far apart (still not decided to go, going to try my C1 later and see how my knee is, and keep watching the...
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    Apparently there is nothing completely new, and...

    Apparently there is nothing completely new, and when something similar was tried years ago, this was one of the findings.
    These are intended for top level racers who rarely if ever need to leave...
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    Brilliant Peter! Clearly what you really need is...

    Brilliant Peter!
    Clearly what you really need is a PeakUK Racer ST or a Hiko Jackpot - Cag/deck/BA all in one solution, but I don't think they come in your size or budget!
    The idea is that the BA...
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    I am as yet undecided whether or not to enter...

    I am as yet undecided whether or not to enter Wark slalom this weekend (sore knee, non paddling jobs to catch up), if I do I will be in C1 and I could try to remember to send you a PM if you were...
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    It is going to depend a lot on your own paddle...

    It is going to depend a lot on your own paddle style/techniques.
    Of the 3 Ainsworth's I have only used C100, and I first encountered it in the early 1990s. It does the job.

    There still seems to...
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    I think it really depends on your use. When I...

    I think it really depends on your use.
    When I was sea scout we had a couple of ply canoes, I couldn't say for certain but I think they were 4mm (or inch equivalent). Pretty sure they were built...
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