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    I've used 'SBK' brushwood and stump killer in...

    I've used 'SBK' brushwood and stump killer in situations like this with great success. Expose as much bare root as possible and brush on the solution. Cover with black polythene or similar and...
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    Have faith in your SF plans, and tape both inside...

    Have faith in your SF plans, and tape both inside and out. 4mm ply can get floppy when damp, ie if building in an unheated garage. It will stiffen considerably when wired up, but keep it well...
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    Good to see you managed a trip, Sorry I couldn't ...

    Good to see you managed a trip, Sorry I couldn't join you both this time.
    Paul
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    Agreed, slogged through the survey, almost to the...

    Agreed, slogged through the survey, almost to the end, then it all went blankSMbanghead opened it up again and everything I'd written was gone.
    Paul
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    I'll second all of that, My first stitch tape...

    I'll second all of that, My first stitch tape boat was a 16ft 4 plank per side SF Pete, I used the best exterior 6mm ply I could find at the time, and used polyester (no epoxy involved) and 2" taped...
  6. Here's an idea, using some plaster, take an...

    Here's an idea, using some plaster, take an outside mold from the diagonally opposite (and undamaged) section of the boat. Stiffen the mould up by including some steel mesh or similar. When this is...
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    I've built both, and the stitched boat was way...

    I've built both, and the stitched boat was way easier to build than the stripper. Having said that, in the end the stripper was far better to look at, and a better paddle than the panel boat and It's...
  8. I caned my seats with real cane (also a Gill...

    I caned my seats with real cane (also a Gill Patrick boat) with real cane and it sagged when wet then split after a couple of years. It was replaced with synthetic cane which faded from 'natural' to...
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    Hello David, There are several blogs on the...

    Hello David,
    There are several blogs on the Torridge and Taw if you do a search. Ignore all the stuff about limited access and access agreements though.
    Things have moved on since 2009, and we...
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    Hi TB, We were down on the Fal a couple of weeks...

    Hi TB, We were down on the Fal a couple of weeks back chatting to a local commercial fisherman, it seems despite conditions being perfect, the mackerel have failed to show all around the coast.....
  11. Thanks for the replies folks. Sounds like it...

    Thanks for the replies folks. Sounds like it would be worth updating, but looks like it'll be too late for this year's trip. I'll keep a look out for the print date announcement. Thanks again.
    Paul
  12. I have a copy of the 'old' book, is the new...

    I have a copy of the 'old' book, is the new version much different? Do I need to update, ie does it cover more rivers or extend further south? Anyone have both versions to compare.
    Thanks,
    Paul
  13. We paddled to Upton from Worcester a few weeks...

    We paddled to Upton from Worcester a few weeks ago. We asked nicely at the marina in Upton and they let us use the slipway and park the car. As there was plenty of space they didn't charge us...
  14. River Teme near Worcester, worth a paddle?

    I'll shortly be staying at the Ketch Campsite in Worcester (on the bank of the river Severn) for a couple of days or so. I noticed on google earth that we are almost opposite the confluence of the...
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    Hope you've all bought your permits, ready for...

    Hope you've all bought your permits, ready for tomorrow. :D
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    It very much depends on which section of coast...

    It very much depends on which section of coast you're thinking of paddling. Also your own understanding of the effects of wind and tides, and their combined effect on sea conditions. Be well...
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    You have a pm

    You have a pm
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    Hurley Riverside has all the facilities you need,...

    Hurley Riverside has all the facilities you need, and access to the Thames. It's on an interesting stretch of river, between Henley and Marlow,
    Here's a link.
    Paul
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    Hi Paul, Yes we've got some now, not much...

    Hi Paul,
    Yes we've got some now, not much though, around 25mm. I think the worst of it went over us and fell elsewhere. The roads are an icy no go, last night watched neighbours's car sliding down...
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    Noshowsnowmageddon

    Well we're waiting. Nothing so far here in North Devon, despite schools and businesses shutting down and mild panic at the supermarkets. The high wind forecast has been downgraded and so far no snow....
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    Is it just a coincidence that this all starts on...

    Is it just a coincidence that this all starts on April 1st?
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    Hi folks, sorry I couldn't make this one and meet...

    Hi folks, sorry I couldn't make this one and meet the new Torridge paddlers. That weir at Taddiport has become a real problem in the last couple of years since some willows washed down and took root...
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5406151/De...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5406151/Devon-cottage-collapses-UK-earthquake.html
    Here in Devon we had a proper earthquake.
    Linky

    Paul
  24. Looks like a useful rallying set up. My mate had...

    Looks like a useful rallying set up. My mate had an Enfield 250 'cafe racer' and it was the first bike I ever rode, along the front at Beaumaris. Always thought that was a bullet but could have been...
  25. Blimey, didn't know the Dragon rally was still...

    Blimey, didn't know the Dragon rally was still going. Did it back in the late 70's in Force 10 (tent not wind) what's the interesting looking bike?
    Paul
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