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    Actually, looking back, it's only been 2 years....

    Actually, looking back, it's only been 2 years.
    About the time I've been tussling with a now moderately sorted allotment....It may have been the hat that was responsible.

    I kind of reviewed the...
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    Oi, Badger! That's me in the hideous...

    Oi, Badger!

    That's me in the hideous Dreadnought. It is a bit "slabby" to be fair, but a goot flatwater solo boat.

    My 16'6 Ally river boat is less aesthetically challenged.

    Glad you like the...
  3. Thread: Ally 16.5' DR

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    Sail rig

    I've got a mast-step and a clamp on sailing thwart wot I built for the 13'7.

    Only used with a pole mast downwind sail so far.

    Still working on rudder, leeboard and, probably, some stabilisers!...
  4. Thread: Ally 13.7' DR

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    Had my 13 footer for a couple months now. It...

    Had my 13 footer for a couple months now.

    It has around a 1" NEGATIVE rocker, so it doesn't like to turn, tracks like a beauty and draws/pries like a steel pile driven into the lake bed...
  5. I take your point (inferred) about having paid...

    I take your point (inferred) about having paid for it with the sweat of your brow. Also that it's a point of principle and not about the "type" or person involved.

    (terrifyingly I have nearly all...
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    Treated myself to one a few weeks back when I...

    Treated myself to one a few weeks back when I passed Tamarack (my parents live in Garstang, SMcensored costs me a mint in gear whenever I go see them...)

    Got the biggest, fattest down 'un (in for...
  7. Agree about the damage, but those sorts will...

    Agree about the damage, but those sorts will cause probs whether camping or not. Look in any layby in Cumbria or the Dales.

    As to the other point, depends on your philosophical approach to land...
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    Ally tension the skin by making it smaller than...

    Ally tension the skin by making it smaller than the frame and it goes rigid as you batter the ribs in with a BFO rubber mallet SMyikesannim.

    The first time I assembled it I was petrified it would...
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    My Ally 16'6" now has exactly 2 wire joints still...

    My Ally 16'6" now has exactly 2 wire joints still working.

    Bloke from SPS had no joy sourcing replacements (dunno how hard he tried)

    Boat still works fine and just takes a bit longer...
  10. Thread: Ally 13.7' DR

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    As it happens, the 16'6" Ally has a couple of...

    As it happens, the 16'6" Ally has a couple of inches of rocker and turns on a sixpence solo. The rocker is reduced 2 up, more so if the seats are near the ends of the boat.

    I have a 16'6" for 3-4...
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    It could include some if you don't SMcensored...

    It could include some if you don't SMcensored them off by assuming they're not paddlers too:p

    I find I get most work cleaning up on canals. Not exactly "wilderness" in the conventional sense.
    ...
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    Pah! My DJ is all electric junk on the GOOD days,...

    Pah! My DJ is all electric junk on the GOOD days, you jammy git;)

    On the bad days it is 8 hours of meetings SMbanghead

    See you in a couple of weeks.

    Jim.
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    Naah, Though it's getting a tad shabby... In...

    Naah, Though it's getting a tad shabby...

    In fact, despite a proper sized car now[1], I'm seriously considering a 13'7" one as a pure solo boat, as I've still no storage for a rigid.

    May see...
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    Since I'm up at Windermere or Ullswater most...

    Since I'm up at Windermere or Ullswater most weekends, I'll likely make it.

    TGB is being ever so coy. I know a secret...SMwhistle

    (not much of one, tho', now as I've read the rest of the...
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    Mine used to be obscure... It is the cover...

    Mine used to be obscure...

    It is the cover drawing of 'V' from the collected edition of Alan Moore's book V for Vendetta.

    'Cos I'm a bit of a 40yo anarchist (slow learner, I guess:rolleyes:)...
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    I think I'm knackered for that weekend anyway,...

    I think I'm knackered for that weekend anyway, now, as pre-Christmas work frenzy has now taken over my life.

    Apologies to Chris and the organisers for the late notice.

    I hope things dry out a...
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    Well, Jac, Reece and I have a tentative plan to...

    Well, Jac, Reece and I have a tentative plan to do a run up your way - LL like last year - between Christmas and NY, so we may be tempted to drop in on you (or you on us...)

    Jim.
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    Having ordered just such a firebox from Chris in...

    Having ordered just such a firebox from Chris in October, I've used it a bit, including a very wet/haily/windy weekend in Cumbria. Worked like a dream, and campsite owners seem happy to regard it as...
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    I'd love a stab at the Ure or Wharfe. I know...

    I'd love a stab at the Ure or Wharfe.

    I know both moderately well in places, but as an angler not a paddler.

    Not sure I'm free that w/e, but can check.

    Jim.
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    Count me in, if you'd be so kind. Jim.

    Count me in, if you'd be so kind.

    Jim.
  21. Thread: Paddles

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    My lake paddle is a Grey Owl ottertail. It's...

    My lake paddle is a Grey Owl ottertail.

    It's pretty much the dearest flattened stick I ever bought:rolleyes:

    But for Indian/Canadian stroke I've found nothing better, it's almost knife thin...
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    Got plenty of that from bike/no earplug madness...

    Got plenty of that from bike/no earplug madness :rolleyes:

    Jim
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    IT project management. At least it's for a...

    IT project management.

    At least it's for a University, so I can look like a hillbilly and get decent holidays when I can act like one, too :D SMopencanoe .

    Money could be better.

    Ideal?...
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    I guess I'm lucky in some respects. As I live...

    I guess I'm lucky in some respects.

    As I live on the Western edge of the Dark Peak, there's plenty of scrub birch and spruce/pine plantation most places, as well as a lot of ash.

    That's the...
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    I make biltong in a 25 quid Tchibo food dryer. ...

    I make biltong in a 25 quid Tchibo food dryer.

    Also I dry fruit, veg and whole cooked meals (chilli and rice or summat else fairly granular)

    You lose some of the subtler flavours, but I've...
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