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    Royalex is the same 5 layers, vinyl, ABS, foam

    Royalex is the same 5 layers, vinyl, ABS, foam
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    I usually lace my boats full length and then, in...

    I usually lace my boats full length and then, in the centre section, thread bungey cord which can be pulled out to hold a paddle or the like.
  3. From C&RT website "Current members of BC can use...

    From C&RT website "Current members of BC can use our canals and rivers for free as part of their membership." Navigation down to Hanham Lock is part of their network.
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    "Where are you?" 'River Severn'...

    "Where are you?"
    'River Severn'
    "River.Severe.Than? - that's in New Zealand!"
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    Yellow flower - asphodel Campion might be sea...

    Yellow flower - asphodel
    Campion might be sea campion
  6. Very nice! My figure of eight for the Avon is...

    Very nice! My figure of eight for the Avon is from Bradford, down the river, transfer to the canal at Dundas and return to the tithe barn.
  7. My father died when I was 10 years old and he...

    My father died when I was 10 years old and he never told me anything about his time on the war, I suppose i felt it was his story to tell. He was REME so probably not on the blunt end of weaponry. My...
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    Even without the logo, a trained eye can see it...

    Even without the logo, a trained eye can see it is Royalex from the pictures. Should justify a better price than TT.
  9. My dad was at Arnhem

    My dad was at Arnhem
  10. You can eat your dinner in a fancy restaurant

    You can eat your dinner in a fancy restaurant
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    I'm allowed to drop litter in my own garden. ...

    I'm allowed to drop litter in my own garden. It's not far from the railway track.
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    If you were canoeing, it wasn't unnavigable?

    If you were canoeing, it wasn't unnavigable?
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    The 'TT' refers to Triple Tough which is a...

    The 'TT' refers to Triple Tough which is a different material from Royalex.
  14. There is nothing wrong with the ash strip...

    There is nothing wrong with the ash strip construction and they shouldn't be discarded as not being traditional, they've been around a long time. I had one for a few years, the chap who made it...
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    Vertige, so it won't be a direct comparison for...

    Vertige, so it won't be a direct comparison for the trad boats.
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    If you pop across to Emsworth your options will...

    If you pop across to Emsworth your options will be better around Thorney Island
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    Picking a new one up at the weekend. I'll let you...

    Picking a new one up at the weekend. I'll let you know in a year or two
  18. What surprises me is that people make huge...

    What surprises me is that people make huge compromises with craft paddling solo, boats designed as tandems and then get really picky about little things.
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    No offence here. I generally kneel, always on...

    No offence here. I generally kneel, always on moving water, usually on flat water but, interestingly, when we were in Canada paddling laden canoes, I mostly sat. It must be a hemispherical thing.
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    You could tilt the seat so the front edge is...

    You could tilt the seat so the front edge is lower to suit your leg length
  21. On end or on its side? Make sure you avoid...

    On end or on its side? Make sure you avoid standing water inside which will rot any wooden fittings.
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    I have a map measurer wheel. Actually I think I...

    I have a map measurer wheel. Actually I think I have two!
  23. My Swift solo canoe comes in at 12.5kg but...

    My Swift solo canoe comes in at 12.5kg but judging by your response #13, it is likely too dear for you. Swift available in Austria, come up second hand very infrequently.
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    You could just spray them with an appropriate...

    You could just spray them with an appropriate colour car bodywork paint and touch up as needed
  25. I agree up to a point. If you want a top class...

    I agree up to a point. If you want a top class composite boat and you don't want to damage it, make sure you only paddle on deep flat water. If you want a boat for rocky rivers buy another one....
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