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  1. Thread: Kneeling advice

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    LOL!! Yes, it's a question of longitude, of...

    LOL!! Yes, it's a question of longitude, of course... :D I actually can kneel - I did this when we'd had some wine, and someone mentioned freestyle paddling..... :p
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  2. Thread: Kneeling advice

    by sk8r
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    Not to offend the purists on here, but I seldom...

    Not to offend the purists on here, but I seldom kneel while paddling, and pretty much never on flat water. I do on fast water, but that never lasts for very long. Been doing it that way for 60-odd...
  3. Thread: Paddle speed

    by sk8r
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    There was a discussion of paddling speed some...

    There was a discussion of paddling speed some years ago. Some of it here:

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/31771-Paddling-Speed
  4. It's quite popular on some of my local rivers,...

    It's quite popular on some of my local rivers, over 'ere. :)


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48671107166_67033d6bda_c.jpg
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    I hate jetskis. Period. I never paddle anywhere...

    I hate jetskis. Period. I never paddle anywhere they could get one in the water, but I can't even stand the sound of them. I know it's harder because you have an ocean, not a small lake, but why...
  6. I remember the only cricket match I ever...

    I remember the only cricket match I ever understood (even a little bit) was a test match (?) that was on TV at The Invincible pub in Portsmouth, just up the road from the Navy Yard, when we were on a...
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    And delightful it is when it takes this...

    And delightful it is when it takes this particular form. SMbigthumb
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    Seems a lovely, very English sort of place. :) I...

    Seems a lovely, very English sort of place. :) I can't imagine (but how grand if it were to happen...) just coming across 2 ladies, with cold beverages to hand, along any of my routes......;)
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    Just remember that life changes, and so do we....

    Just remember that life changes, and so do we. When I was 14 years old I could easily flip my 14' canvas-and-cedar boat over my head with no effort at all. Now, at 72, I don't even try that with my...
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    Nothing ever goes quite right with a plastic...

    Nothing ever goes quite right with a plastic boat........:D ;)
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    I haven't noticed any damage to the deck plates...

    I haven't noticed any damage to the deck plates even after hundreds of lifts on rocks, even concrete. Maybe if they're wood - dunno. One of mine has some kind of steel alloy, and the other one has...
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    Haven't done that sort of thing since my mid 50's...

    Haven't done that sort of thing since my mid 50's (20 years ago.....:rolleyes: ). Now I just teepee it - SOOO much easier on old bones... ;)
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  13. That is SO wonderfully Brit!! A combination of...

    That is SO wonderfully Brit!! A combination of Last Night of the Proms, Glastonbury, and a touch of VE Day.... I strongly suspect that this could only happen in the UK..... "...no wrecks, and nobody...
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    The look on that lad's face is flippin'...

    The look on that lad's face is flippin' priceless!! SMbigthumb :D
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    This will work pretty well..... ...

    This will work pretty well.....

    https://throwflame.com/products/xl18-flamethrower/


    :D
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    From their website... "Safe and effective...

    From their website...


    "Safe and effective for vinyl, gel-coat, fiberglass, carbon fiber, synthetic/natural rubber, plastics and finished leather"

    Since Hypalon is a synthetic rubber, I'm...
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    What he said. I've used it for years. :)

    What he said. I've used it for years. :)
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    Well, it wasn't an appendix, but some years ago i...

    Well, it wasn't an appendix, but some years ago i did have abdominal surgery and (sorry....) I was 5 months getting my core strong enough to get back to stuff like lifting my boat. :(
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    Lotta work!! Mine just hang in the garage...

    Lotta work!! Mine just hang in the garage rafters, suspended from the carry-handles & go up and down with a simple block system. :)
  20. Thread: Yoke pad

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    Interesting, but I hope the boat isn't too heavy...

    Interesting, but I hope the boat isn't too heavy and that you don't have to carry it very far - there's not much padding there. I gave up on actual yoke pads (having tried God-knows how many...
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    I have. I just assumed he has sherpas. :D ...

    I have. I just assumed he has sherpas. :D






    That's about double my food and cooking gear put together!! :eek:
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    Wow!! How much does all that hardware (sorry,...

    Wow!! How much does all that hardware (sorry, ironmongery....;) ) weigh?? :eek:
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    Fortunately 95% of my paddling is in places where...

    Fortunately 95% of my paddling is in places where nobody could bring any sort of powered craft. But, it has happened locally, here in my local Harbor where I sometimes go for a quick paddle. It can...
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    What you have there is some kind of Rob Roy canoe...

    What you have there is some kind of Rob Roy canoe I think. It looks as though it may have been equipped to step a mast at one time, and there appears to be the remains of rudder pintles/gudgeons at...
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    Everything's in there. All my food, all the...

    Everything's in there. All my food, all the cooking gear, all ropes, pegs, shotgun, literally everything except my tent, clothes & sleeping bag. Wouldn't want to be carrying anything with a...
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