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    I could quite happily spend a week down and back...

    I could quite happily spend a week down and back on Loch shiel, no need for portage or car shuttle's that way..
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    I sometimes use a double paddle and yes you do...

    I sometimes use a double paddle and yes you do get soaked, so what I do is to cable tie a piece of catapult elastic or silicon tube at each end, around the shaft as far apart as is possible which...
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    Chicken...His buddy did it ok.. looks deep enough...

    Chicken...His buddy did it ok.. looks deep enough by the blackness.
  4. Some things in life money can't buy. Well done...

    Some things in life money can't buy.
    Well done guys, makes us all proud..
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    Good bags, tougher than the price would suggest

    Good bags, tougher than the price would suggest
  6. I have just been looking for an email which I...

    I have just been looking for an email which I received via a petro company but it seems to have legged it into cyberspace!
    The gist of the message if I remember correctly was about buying fuel at...
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    I was there a fortnight ago. There are charges...

    I was there a fortnight ago. There are charges and no overnight parking on the visitor centre
    All the above with regards to the hotel are still current and it includes use of there slipway which is...
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    Dont quote me.. Many years ago I read an article...

    Dont quote me.. Many years ago I read an article where if no specific notice is shown, then you would be allowed to fish untill challenged with the provision, that you payed the going day rate if...
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    Whatever you decide try not to get one that...

    Whatever you decide try not to get one that collapses flat every time you let go of the damn thing.
    Mine came with a canoe I purchased and it is the most frustrating piece of junk I own but...
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    One thing I think maybe worthy of a mention is...

    One thing I think maybe worthy of a mention is 5ltrs of epoxy weighs around 5kg so 10 ltrs applied during the whole build is a greater weight than all of the other materials used during the...
  11. Good question. Would be interesting to know if...

    Good question. Would be interesting to know if there is a scientific answer.
    My first thought would be toward your own paddling efficiency after a week of continual canoeing and of course...
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    I dont know how to do links n stuff but the...

    I dont know how to do links n stuff but the original thread was "canoe build on a budget"
    Most of the pictures are missing now ( dont know why that is either, Hey Ho)
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    The boat has had lots of outings on both flat and...

    The boat has had lots of outings on both flat and slight bumpy stuff through last year and has been faultless apart from the initial launch where a seam cracked, but that was due to lack of...
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    Bin there.. Lots of rest in the early stages and...

    Bin there.. Lots of rest in the early stages and mild excersise after that or it will come back and haunt you in later life.. And the last thing you want is quarterzone injections trust me.. Getting...
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    I think that most of the aforementioned craft...

    I think that most of the aforementioned craft will allow a little leeway when placing the centre strut so the listed width can be modified slightly so I would'nt make this a permenant fix untill...
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    Epoxy floor paint is non slip and very strong.. I...

    Epoxy floor paint is non slip and very strong.. I built a wood strip canoe last year and used nothing else but plywood in the whole process
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    Good info guy's

    Good info guy's
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    FWIW. I have just returned from Loch Sheil were I...

    FWIW. I have just returned from Loch Sheil were I was set up with hammock and 3x3 Tarp(not DD) which I have used many times in tree cover to great effect.
    However this time I was set up on an open...
  19. Damn heck, yet another on my door step and cant...

    Damn heck, yet another on my door step and cant make it as packing for Scotland trip on Tue..
    If I may make a suggestion, Wolesley Bridge - Canal to Milford Aquaduct- 10mtr drop to River Sow- return...
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    Poll: My tendency is to agree with Quercus. The right...

    My tendency is to agree with Quercus.
    The right to roam is fragile enough and does not include any right to harvest , steal or destroy.
    Even fallen, dead and rotting is part of the ecology.
    If you...
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    I don't think the number of joints is to important just as long as you stagger them, plus they look better that way when completed.
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    Most yoke's are fairly simple to retro fit and...

    Most yoke's are fairly simple to retro fit and there would be plenty of folks on here able to make one for you.
    Just a note, I don't ever try to lift my craft off the ground in one go as shown in...
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    "Why do I love my Canoe?" Because it represents...

    "Why do I love my Canoe?" Because it represents all that the Rat Race is not..
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    Try the ex army roll mats. Cheap as chips and...

    Try the ex army roll mats. Cheap as chips and make good kneeling mats in the boat or on the land and easy to wash and wipe clean.
    If I carry mine in a rucksack I put that in first as a tube like...
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    Sorry guys think you will find they are plastic...

    Sorry guys think you will find they are plastic gunnels.. All above still applies.
    Possibly a down side to plastic/unbreakable craft. Fibreglass or wood would have self destructed I would imagine.....
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