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    All their stuff is made above their workshop in...

    All their stuff is made above their workshop in Staveley so they can actually make it how you want/to order/to fit... I am always surprised that they don't make more of this on their website as I...
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    I don't think any of the pictures in this thread...

    I don't think any of the pictures in this thread are particularly sexy! To be honest I fell (quickly) in love with paddling it so perhaps my vision is clouded... but I do think my Quetico in a...
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    You have hit the nail on the head there - it...

    You have hit the nail on the head there - it really does! Odd isn't it?
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    BTW don't forget that in your budget you will...

    BTW don't forget that in your budget you will also need to think about paddles/buoyancy aids and probably a bailer and some bits of rope.
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    As a family of five (two adults and three...

    As a family of five (two adults and three children under 6) we went the two canoe route one a 16' and one a 12' with one adult and two children in the 16' and one adult and one child in the 12'.
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    I would agree with Mal. I have owned a couple of...

    I would agree with Mal. I have owned a couple of inflatables including a Gumotex baraka which in many ways is one of the better inflatables... even so the hassle of getting it off the water,...
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    Does the paracord not stretch when it gets wet?

    Does the paracord not stretch when it gets wet?
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    Really easy - unhook kicker, loosen outhaul,...

    Really easy - unhook kicker, loosen outhaul, rotate however many turns you need, rehook kicker and pull outhaul back - it can be done afloat, in heavy weather, in under a minute.

    I can't state...
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    I think all their standard sails are laced. I...

    I think all their standard sails are laced. I suppose there is no reason a downhaul couldn't be added to the oppi tri sail (as there is an eyelet) to stop it rotating.
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    Yes I thought it looked quite interesting as a...

    Yes I thought it looked quite interesting as a smaller paddle sailing sail.

    There is surprisingly little information online and I haven't seen it in the flesh! I did read somewhere that it is...
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    As this is a thread for "current sail options for...

    As this is a thread for "current sail options for expedition canoes" it would be remiss to forget to mention:

    - Aiguille Alpine who also make an endless river type sail:...
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    I thought it might be helpful to qualify the...

    I thought it might be helpful to qualify the above - the endless river sail looks great as a small auxiliary sail and they are certainly effectively used (for instance see Ray Goodwin on utube going...
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    I have also been toying with buying an Optimist...

    I have also been toying with buying an Optimist trisail https://www.sailingfast.co.uk/optimist-trisail-only with a view to working out a small/quick/light rig for canoes which is a bit more refined...
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    There is also the much more refined and...

    There is also the much more refined and controllable Expedition or Expedition Bermudan Rigs from Solway Dory. Granted they are more expensive but they are good value given that they completely...
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    Ah that makes more sense! They do look nice!

    Ah that makes more sense! They do look nice!
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    Do you mean: use a large D shackle with the curve...

    Do you mean: use a large D shackle with the curve as a handle and the straight running straight through the canoe or putting both loops of his paracord handle through from the outside and using a...
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    Pretty... but doesn't it make it quite difficult...

    Pretty... but doesn't it make it quite difficult to carry as there isn't a loop so you have to grip to bear the weight? Also I've found paracord stretches when wet.

    I would have thought it...
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    If you set up a tarp line and pre-attached the...

    If you set up a tarp line and pre-attached the tarp to it with slippery knots then it would just be a case of pulling it over and pegging if it rained... I do it quite a lot - not with a hammock but...
  19. That's a real shame. I had an Apache Tribe for...

    That's a real shame. I had an Apache Tribe for many years and it was heavy but it was manageable by one. A big part of it is technique and doing it step by step. Have you tried looking on utube...
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    Pot cosy is a great idea - you should definitely...

    Pot cosy is a great idea - you should definitely get onto Trangia HQ with that.
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    Just pure hard work and no "wonder spray" then......

    Just pure hard work and no "wonder spray" then... pity!:)
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    indeed.... although I suppose the answer to...

    indeed.... although I suppose the answer to "how?" could be "a lot of elbow grease" or "by keeping it all locked away from that dirty nasty outdoors" or (as I was secretly hoping) "this new...
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    How do you keep it all so sparkly clean?

    How do you keep it all so sparkly clean?
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    Thanks for looking into it John. As Adrian says...

    Thanks for looking into it John. As Adrian says there can be drawbacks to boiling water so it is good to have a decent alternative/backup.
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    While I have used filters (I freely admit there...

    While I have used filters (I freely admit there are plenty of filters I haven't used) my personal experience is that they don't quite live up to the marketing hype being a bit more bother than you...
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