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    SOLD Tentipi Safir 9

    Now Sold: a lightly used Tentipi Safir 9 and comfort floor.

    This was used for a season and then we bought a caravan so has had very little use, maybe 10 trips maximum. The tipi can be used with a...
  2. I have paddled a similar 17’ Hou canoe on...

    I have paddled a similar 17’ Hou canoe on Windermere, it was made from plastic, so as heavy as they come.

    I started with a 16’ Wenonah Aurora in Royalex while my kids were small, as they grew we...
  3. I’ve just bought a 17’ Novacraft prospector. I...

    I’ve just bought a 17’ Novacraft prospector. I wouldn’t want to paddle it solo in any kind of a wind. It needs a bit of a load to get the trim right.
  4. I have a canoe and a sit on top kayak, both have...

    I have a canoe and a sit on top kayak, both have their benefits. You will be drier in a canoe as the kayak paddle constantly drips water over your legs. This is fine in summer but can be cold and...
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    Wouldn’t this proposal also put a stop to U.K....

    Wouldn’t this proposal also put a stop to U.K. consumers importing knives from outside the U.K.?
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    I have signed it, the laws around ownership and...

    I have signed it, the laws around ownership and carry of knives are daft. The government got it wrong last time when they restricted the use of lock knives as they re-interpreted their own...
  7. I think I paid about £40 for enough ash to make 2...

    I think I paid about £40 for enough ash to make 2 paddles. It wasn’t so expensive that I felt the need to make the first one from softwood. It’s quite a time consuming process if you are using hand...
  8. I made mine from ash bought from...

    I made mine from ash bought from http://www.arbortimber.co.uk/, if you are not in the North East this might not be that helpful! I laminated mine so less waste and no need for such a large piece of...
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    I usually paddle with my wife and three kids and...

    I usually paddle with my wife and three kids and so try to minimise risks and carry what is sensible. I have a red 40L Ortlieb dry bag that is always packed with stuff in case of emergency and a blue...
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    I’ve hired canoes from...

    I’ve hired canoes from http://derwentwatermarina.co.uk/ at Portinscale and https://www.windermerecanoekayak.com/ near the ferry landing on Windermere. I doubt either would let you hire for more than...
  11. Thanks Ian, I’m looking forward to taking it for...

    Thanks Ian, I’m looking forward to taking it for a paddle!
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    Thanks, I had looked at the pictures but would...

    Thanks, I had looked at the pictures but would like to see the underside of the canoe, the bit that usually gets scraped and bashed. I’ll send barelyafloat a pm with my email address.

    Cheers!
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    I’m interested, but have a few questions. What...

    I’m interested, but have a few questions.

    What kind of condition is it in?

    When was it made?

    Has it been stored outside or inside?

    Do you have any photos of the bottom of the canoe?
  14. Thread: Canoe Two?

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    Hi guys, thanks for the advice. For the paddling...

    Hi guys, thanks for the advice. For the paddling I do the only issue will be gradual wear from putting in / getting out. The cost of cedar and canvas is not that much more than a Novacraft prospector...
  15. Thread: Canoe Two?

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    Canoe Two?

    The kids are getting bigger so itís time to buy a second canoe to go with my Wenonah Aurora. Mostly for paddling flat water in the Lake District and Scotland.

    So, am I daft in thinking about...
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    Hi Dave, Welcome! There is a lot of good...

    Hi Dave,

    Welcome! There is a lot of good advice here, I have been canoeing for a few years and still have loads to learn. If you haven't already seen it, have a look at this excellent thread from...
  17. Thread: My New Pal

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    Beautiful work, thanks for taking the time to...

    Beautiful work, thanks for taking the time to document your build. It looks like it's coming along very quickly but that could just be the nature of threads on a forum!
  18. At the moment this is purely to improve our...

    At the moment this is purely to improve our skills and knowledge so that we can move from paddling on flat water in good conditions to moving water. Whenever I'm paddling I have the family with me,...
  19. Thinking about getting some canoe training band qualifications.

    I've been paddling on flat water for a few years and have made the odd solo river trip. I'm looking to get some training and qualifications and am looking for a bit of advice from people who have...
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    I have always carried a knife, often a Benchmade...

    I have always carried a knife, often a Benchmade mini Griptilian in my pocket and a Mora or some other fixed blade knife in a dry bag. In addition I usually have a Swiss Army Knife with a saw in my...
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    Thanks Terry, it's a kind offer but I'm in...

    Thanks Terry, it's a kind offer but I'm in Durham, so maybe a bit of a treck!


    I'm working on finding a space big enough to build and then store a 16 ft Pal. I might have to remodel my garage...
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    I just thought I'd say thanks for writing such an...

    I just thought I'd say thanks for writing such an inspirational blog. I've been talking about building a cedar and canvas canoe for a while now, I think it's time I got started!
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    We bought the comfort floor, it's pretty thin as...

    We bought the comfort floor, it's pretty thin as tent floors go. I also bought a cheap plastic tarp and made a footprint that I put down first to protect everything. It adds a little time to the set...
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    An excellent thread with lots of useful...

    An excellent thread with lots of useful information. Thanks!
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    I'll take one as well please.

    I'll take one as well please.
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