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  1. Thread: New boat day

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    Cat 0 are the full on ocean racing yachts, the...

    Cat 0 are the full on ocean racing yachts, the ones rated to be further than 150nm from safe haven, same classification applies to sail and power
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    Decathlon (well at least the Nottingham one last...

    Decathlon (well at least the Nottingham one last time I was there) sells them
  3. Thread: New boat day

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    Well anything that gets me out on the water is...

    Well anything that gets me out on the water is good be it canoe, kayak, RIB or cat 0 offshore race boat but the wind is there to help so why not introduce it to the kayak
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    Interested date dependent and if you don’t me...

    Interested date dependent and if you don’t me coming along in my Klepper.
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    Yep, as I'm a sailor (mostly big boat offshore...

    Yep, as I'm a sailor (mostly big boat offshore racing) as well as canoeist/kayaker a sailing rig is certainly on the agenda. Klepper basically say why mess with a design that just works and is still...
  6. Thread: New boat day

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    New boat day

    Off to pick up my new (secondhand) boat shortly, a klepper aerius 450. Should be a fun addition to the fleet for where the Orca Mayfly canoe isn't quite up to the job and having a 16ft kayak that...
  7. Thread: Blow up bed

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    Cheap and cheerful, Aldi have a traditional...

    Cheap and cheerful, Aldi have a traditional airbed in the camping specials at the moment.
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    If you don't mind a bit of boat building work...

    If you don't mind a bit of boat building work that a look at diypackrafts.com
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    On my Advanced Frame I've gone with the backbone...

    On my Advanced Frame I've gone with the backbone after trying that and the dropstich floor. Has the advantage of putting a slight V into the hull which helps with tracking, the floor on the other...
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    Go for it folks, great things these are, mine...

    Go for it folks, great things these are, mine from a group by years ago is still going strong
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    I've got a Sevylor Colorado (a few years old, the...

    I've got a Sevylor Colorado (a few years old, the modern ones have cut a few corners) and that is a good little boat, yes the high sides mean it is a little prone to the wind taking it but on a calm...
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    Good to hear. Yep temperature can have a huge...

    Good to hear. Yep temperature can have a huge effect on cure times
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    Cold will slow it down, also a bit much hardener...

    Cold will slow it down, also a bit much hardener can mess things up as a not quite enough.
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    Assuming it isn't too stupid cold in your...

    Assuming it isn't too stupid cold in your workshop sounds like something amiss with the chemistry, too much hardener can mess things up as well as too little, I'd be tempted to leave it a bit longer...
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    Did it set in the pot? Never had a problem with...

    Did it set in the pot? Never had a problem with flour.
  16. Thread: We Love Aldi!

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    The 5.99 self inflating pillows seem rather...

    The 5.99 self inflating pillows seem rather good, got one to give my daughter a bit of luxury on her DoE awards expedition in a couple of weeks. It would make a handy pad to sit or kneel on as well
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    Here is a bit of a post about my build there...

    Here is a bit of a post about my build there http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/49930-A-busy-weekend-(quite-a-few-photos)-at-Orca-Adventures?highlight=orca+mayfly and painted...
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    Welcome, take a look at Orca Adventures in the...

    Welcome, take a look at Orca Adventures in the Lake district, built my little canoe with them and had a great time, might have to go back and build one of their new prospector models.
  19. Thread: We Love Aldi!

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    I have several Aldi/Lidl dry bags from last year...

    I have several Aldi/Lidl dry bags from last year dating back to whenever I first came across them way back when, all perform perfectly and last years duffle has done the job keeping my kit dry...
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    Carsington you are restricted to a tiny area, its...

    Carsington you are restricted to a tiny area, its only about a mile and a half from home but still I much prefer Rudyard.
  21. Thread: Photobucket

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    I ended up refreshing all the links in the one...

    I ended up refreshing all the links in the one post of mine that has lots of photobucket photos
  22. Thread: Photobucket

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    Big Al, exactly my approach, only logged on...

    Big Al, exactly my approach, only logged on yesterday as I was looking for a particular photo I knew I had on there but couldn't find at home.
  23. Thread: We Love Aldi!

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    The gas heaters seem to be in again (well loads...

    The gas heaters seem to be in again (well loads in my local one today)
  24. Thread: Photobucket

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    Handy as a temporary fix though and for $20 (the...

    Handy as a temporary fix though and for $20 (the email says the same each year with no provision to change it) for the relevantly low res pics I use in forum posts does the job.
  25. Thread: Photobucket

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    Photobucket

    Photobucket seems to have come to its senses, just logged in and an offer popped up for more storage with 3rd party hosting for $19.99 a year. So all my forum posts hopefully have their pics back!
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