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    Hi guys, Spotted the thread, and been meaning...

    Hi guys,

    Spotted the thread, and been meaning to write something down for a while.
    So here goes.


    I first bumped into Downcreek paddles when they knocked on the door after spotting my boats...
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    Fabulous, I always love paddling under the...

    Fabulous,
    I always love paddling under the bridge, it can get a little tricksy in a swell as there's a rock guarding the Westerly entrance to the channel.

    Still must get out and give sup a go!
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    I'm across from N.Ire to the Welsh Open Canoe...

    I'm across from N.Ire to the Welsh Open Canoe Symposium if anyone wants any smallish items bringing back.


    Owen
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    Booked on today, with camping, see you there....

    Booked on today, with camping, see you there. SMbanjo

    :Smilie_tent:
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    I have a dd hammock lying around in near perfect...

    I have a dd hammock lying around in near perfect condition which you are more than welcome to as I never use it.
    I think it's the travel hammock.

    Sorry for your loss, hope it turns up somehow...
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    Hi Bill, Toome to Coleraine is a fair slog of...

    Hi Bill,

    Toome to Coleraine is a fair slog of a paddle.
    As a large group we would paddle Newferry to Drumaheglis over 2 days.

    The lower Bann is a lovely, but quite exposed paddle, and being...
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    I have one of the old versions of this tent...

    I have one of the old versions of this tent,

    Mine is the backpacker 210ts -been on the go for around 11 years now and was bought for 40.

    Mine is not totally waterproof in swamp-like...
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    How about a piano hinge?

    How about a piano hinge?
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    Big Bann Canoe Challenge link 2012...

    Big Bann Canoe Challenge link 2012

    This year it is planned for the 16th & 17th August.

    The dicey bits are conditions dependant,
    The lower bann is the 'drainage ditch' for all the water that...
  10. Thread: New toy

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    Sorry for bidding against you, you obviously...

    Sorry for bidding against you, you obviously wanted it more!!!
    SMwhistle

    She looks in lovely condition tho!
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    Chatts, I help out on the water on the Big Bann...

    Chatts,
    I help out on the water on the Big Bann Canoe Challenge every year,

    We go from Newferry to Drumaheglis over two days.
    I could explain all the ins and outs of the river, but it would be...
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    Royal mail charges the same from here for postage...

    Royal mail charges the same from here for postage as from anywhere else, so I'll let you call it.

    Owen
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    I have a Pyranha centre bag in grey, 43" x 50"...

    I have a Pyranha centre bag in grey, 43" x 50" yours for a charity donation plus postage.

    Owen

    http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z347/owenmcauley/Centre%20Bag/DSC01475_zps891a6327.jpg...
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    Many software platforms have a problem with files...

    Many software platforms have a problem with files over 2Gb, this could well be your issue.
    There may be an option in the camera to limit the file size.
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    Welcome to a great corner of the WWW. I'm...

    Welcome to a great corner of the WWW.

    I'm based in both Coleraine and Belfast,
    and paddle anywhere and everywhere on the island in a variety of silly boats.

    Good to have you on board

    Owen
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    Depends on the OC1, I've easily managed a trad...

    Depends on the OC1, I've easily managed a trad boat and spanish fly on the roof of my Clio with standard width bars! It's one boat more than trying for two trad boats!
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    There's a fair amount of sea kayaking/climbing...

    There's a fair amount of sea kayaking/climbing routes to be had round the West Coast of Ireland, some beautiful sea stacks and islands.

    Meet the odd climber in an inflatable dingy every now and...
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    I feel that I naturally have better posture in my...

    I feel that I naturally have better posture in my oc1 than in a kayak.

    I currently don't run whitewater rivers in the OC1 (due to a serious medical condition)
    but do take it into the pool and...
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    I use a Mitchell Blades Mustang, which has too...

    I use a Mitchell Blades Mustang, which has too large a blade for my trad boating (works fine in the bubbly stuff tho), but great for my spanish fly.
    I would get the Luxor next time.

    VE Paddles...
  20. Re: Float switch option. My pump (poor wee...

    Re: Float switch option.

    My pump (poor wee thing) would have burnt out trying to empty a whole open canoe when completely swamped.
    With water sloshing from side to side in the boat the pump was...
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    They look like a Perception Dancer or Perception...

    They look like a Perception Dancer or Perception Mirage, I can't quite tell from the photos.
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    Look forward to seeing the new one Chris.

    Cheers for the update.

    Owen
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    Thanks for a great day out lads, Nice to see a...

    Thanks for a great day out lads, Nice to see a pic of me looking relaxed!!!

    See you on the next one.

    :)
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    Welcome to the family Paul, I'll maybe tap you...

    Welcome to the family Paul, I'll maybe tap you for fishing advice from time to time.... my skills are somewhat basic....

    Happy Paddling, hope to see you on the water.

    Owen
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    That actually looks pretty fair, the whole kit...

    That actually looks pretty fair, the whole kit with undersuit and everything still comes in at a good price.


    On a 2nd string to this someone I know who paddles in a fladen floatation suit (I'm...
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