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    I agree with previous comments. Fixed bars, as...

    I agree with previous comments. Fixed bars, as good as you can afford with tie downs front and rear as per sk8r's photo.

    If possible I would also separate the bars as much as is possible on your...
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    I must admit their website does make out that...

    I must admit their website does make out that this is open software and free to use so that is a bit naughty however they have put in the effort so why shouldn't they be rewarded for their efforts?
    ...
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    Having been on a Scout first responder training...

    Having been on a Scout first responder training course this week it appears that they are advising the use of What3Words through most of the emergency services now. I can definitely see the benefits...
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    Excellent blog as usual. You must be running out...

    Excellent blog as usual. You must be running out of blue lines by now?

    Mal and Lynne keep trying to persuade Liz and I that we should do this route with the Pirates at Easter but we keep resisting...
  5. Looks like it could be fun and a little bit...

    Looks like it could be fun and a little bit different. SMbigthumb
  6. Great blog Lynne and compliments Mals perfectly...

    Great blog Lynne and compliments Mals perfectly giving the more human element of the trip.


    Yes it was and yes it has but it was still brilliant all the same.


    I agree 100%, it's not about...
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    You can count on that! We were going to Shiel up...

    You can count on that! We were going to Shiel up until the week before when you dropped that bombshell on us. :eek:
    I think it was the better choice though and I thoroughly enjoyed it even though I...
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    Andy Personally I would avoid using them on...

    Andy
    Personally I would avoid using them on anything other than cotton tarps. The attachment points or eyelets on nylon tarps have reinforcement around them to prevent them tearing. If you put these...
  9. Over the hills to where they'll float. The Pirates go portaging.

    As some of you may know Easter is traditionally the time of year where the young Pirates and their motley crew head north of the boarder for a wilderness adventure. It started many years ago and has...
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    Another great Shiel blogg. It looks like our...

    Another great Shiel blogg.
    It looks like our favourite camping spot is seeing a lot of traffic with signs about lighting fires! :eek:
    Whatever happened to leave no trace? It only takes a few to...
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    Excellent blogg, I do like the Shiel Circuit. ...

    Excellent blogg, I do like the Shiel Circuit.
    We were planning to do this again over Easter so might have seen you but decided to head further north to Inverpolly instead.
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    Nice one Mark. As a Group Scout Leader I will...

    Nice one Mark.
    As a Group Scout Leader I will definitely pass on this information for anyone who may be interested.
  13. How have I not seen this previously? Woohoo,...

    How have I not seen this previously?
    Woohoo, good luck Billy.
    It's nice to Know that should anything happen to my Kingfisher and Big Dipper all is not lost.
  14. There's a royalex Old Town Charles River in the...

    There's a royalex Old Town Charles River in the classifieds at the moment. A pretty solid and dependable canoe for a family.
  15. Hi Bonefish. I may be in a good position to...

    Hi Bonefish.
    I may be in a good position to answer this one for you based on my own family adventures.
    We have two boys who are now almost 8 and 10 years old and have been paddling with them since...
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    Enjoyed that, looking forward to the next leg.

    Enjoyed that, looking forward to the next leg.
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    Some great photos there Nick, looks like a lovely...

    Some great photos there Nick, looks like a lovely paddle.
    Glad you are recovering well, long may it continue and Happy 60th Birthday for whenever it is. SMbirthday
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    Mark, Not so straightforward for me but I have...

    Mark,
    Not so straightforward for me but I have regular places.

    My favourites are Tamarack and Alpkit.
    Cotswold outdoors and Go-outdoors for consumables such as gas plus I get to use my 20% Scout...
  19. But will that apply to us after we leave?

    But will that apply to us after we leave?
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    The lacing has been on there for 5 years now and...

    The lacing has been on there for 5 years now and as far as I can tell not caused any problems with mold. I did fill the holes with linseed oil before lacing though. I am more concerned about the...
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    Going back to one of the original question of...

    Going back to one of the original question of this thread re. possible ways to lace a composite canoe.
    When I bought the Swift Prospector 17 I didn't want to lace the whole length so ended up just...
  22. Done. I don't fancy the three day drive around,...

    Done. I don't fancy the three day drive around, not to mention the need for visas, driving permits etc. etc. for all the countries
    if we leave the EU next month.
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    Interesting that I was only speaking to Logger158...

    Interesting that I was only speaking to Logger158 about his at the weekend. He was complaining about his Alpkit stove taking 5 to 10 minutes to boil enough for a cuppa compared to the Jetboil's 2mins...
  24. My mouth is drooling just looking at those photos...

    My mouth is drooling just looking at those photos again. Glad I was there to sample it first hand.
    A great weekend, thanks again to everyone.
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    Nicely done. SMbigthumb

    Nicely done. SMbigthumb
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