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  1. I just had a "Eureka!" moment: Next year we plan...

    I just had a "Eureka!" moment:
    Next year we plan to do a loop in Algonquin and are considering renting a tent (or maybe full package) from our outfitter. Nothing wrong with our own tent and we know...
  2. Most of the times my camera only gets wet because...

    Most of the times my camera only gets wet because I keep it in a (sometimes) wet PFD pocket, or from the rain. Apart from diving and snorkling I never took it for a swim. A lens cover would be useful...
  3. water droplets on water proof camera lenses (or: is the Olympus Tough TG-6 worth it?)

    After my old Olympus waterproof compact camera decided to stop working some years ago I bought a Canon Powershot D30 because it had such great reviews. I have never been really happy with it. The...
  4. Thread: Suprise

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    You bought an 80-year old slalom kayak?

    You bought an 80-year old slalom kayak?
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    And my WW kayaks and the Ally are stored in the...

    And my WW kayaks and the Ally are stored in the attic of the garage SMwhistle
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    I'm glad we have a garage that we don't use as a...

    I'm glad we have a garage that we don't use as a garage, so lots of space for a rack against the wall:
    https://images.2qd.nl/Unity_bouw/small/20180106113323_01.jpg
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    You could have a look at:...

    You could have a look at: https://www.faltboot.org/wiki/index.php?title=Loire,_Gew%C3%A4sserbeschreibung
    Or directly in google translate if your knowledge of the german language isn't that great:...
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    Beautiful, as always, but doesn't look like he...

    Beautiful, as always, but doesn't look like he water level would have been good to carry all your camping equipment with you.
    We had planned a decent of the Tarn for the last week of may but ended...
  9. Thread: Hi from Holland

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    My build is documented here:...

    My build is documented here: http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/51745-Stewart-River-Unity-Slooooooooow-build
    And here: https://albums.2qd.nl/Kano/Unity_bouw/index.html
    Being my...
  10. Thread: Hi from Holland

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    Hi Nienke, Welcome to SOTP from another dutch...

    Hi Nienke,

    Welcome to SOTP from another dutch member.
    I built my own wooden canoe recently but that was a wood-canvas-ish kind of build and not with the lapstrake way of building as you are...
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    Yes indeed. I started reading from the post you...

    Yes indeed. I started reading from the post you pointed to :)

    two options are described, both directly accessing the dam (access forbidden) and descending a metal stairs to the water.
    One is to...
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    Hi John, That thread only talks about access...

    Hi John,

    That thread only talks about access to the river just below the dam (20 minutes walk on a 4x4 track with a few fences to pass and then access through the bushes to the river 500 meter...
  13. Blocking copyrighted materials (like the musical...

    Blocking copyrighted materials (like the musical score behind a lot of amateur videos) is getting more common every day, with the big music companies putting pressure on the hosting sites and...
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    I think Souris also do glass + kevlar layups.

    I think Souris also do glass + kevlar layups.
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    Hmm. Youtube is blocking your video in the...

    Hmm. Youtube is blocking your video in the Netherlands, for violation of UMG copyrights...
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    Another SMjumping for Algonquin. We had planned...

    Another SMjumping for Algonquin.
    We had planned a trip in Algonquin for the first week of September but health issues kept us off the water, doing other stuff tourists do when not canoeing... Like...
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    I have a whole range of Fjallraven trousers but I...

    I have a whole range of Fjallraven trousers but I never bothered to wax them. When you buy these G-1000 trousers they are already waxed but that only holds until the first time you wash them (for me...
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    Wow, what a difference with how it was last june:...

    Wow, what a difference with how it was last june:
    https://images.2qd.nl/Ardeche_Drome_Alpen_2018/small/20180528154521_01.jpg

    It looks you had good weather to go for a swim :)
  19. Thread: Ally canoe

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    Have a look at the review section:...

    Have a look at the review section: http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/forumdisplay.php/41-Ally-Folders
  20. Thread: Ally canoe

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    Folders are always slower (read: less efficient)...

    Folders are always slower (read: less efficient) because some of the energy of a paddle stroke is absorbed by flexing of the hull. The flexibility of a folding canoe has an adverse effect on stroke...
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    A moderator could help you with that.

    A moderator could help you with that.
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    I'm not familiar with the British rivers (being...

    I'm not familiar with the British rivers (being from "mainland Europe") so hopefully someone with local knowledge can help you with that.
    The only river on your side of the water that I've been on...
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    "more likely to get nicked" I don't think so. I...

    "more likely to get nicked" I don't think so. I don't think the average thief knows the difference between a royalex canoe or any of the available and often more expensive composite lay-ups.
    My main...
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    Off season the Dordogne is a beautiful river (In...

    Off season the Dordogne is a beautiful river (In season probably also, but then you don't see it for all the "tourists" on it).
    Good you didn't hurt your self. Flying across a canoe that suddenly...
  25. Thread: Tung oil spill

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    I believe that, like linseed oil, Tung oil...

    I believe that, like linseed oil, Tung oil produces heat when "drying" and Tung (or linseed) oil saturated cloth are known to auto-ignite if left in a pile so the heat can't get out.

    With linseed...
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