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    They are welcome to their secret life - it's...

    They are welcome to their secret life - it's their public one that irritates me.

    I wonder if the BBC does a bite sized version of the programme.
  2. Thread: How windy ???

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    For my solo paddles I work on the following: ...

    For my solo paddles I work on the following:

    Force 1 - 2, 1-7 MPH no problem with or against wind.

    Force 3, 8-12 MPH Starts to get harder into the wind, nice assistance down wind

    Force 4, ...
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    This site might be useful...

    This site might be useful https://www.wood-database.com/wood-finder/
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    Bell no longer make canoes - so second hand is...

    Bell no longer make canoes - so second hand is the only option if you can find one for sale.
  5. Did you copy the music on the USB to a folder on...

    Did you copy the music on the USB to a folder on the laptop?
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    The sale of sodium chlorate as a weed killer was...

    The sale of sodium chlorate as a weed killer was banned in the EU in 2009.
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    My solution would be to just cut down to ground...

    My solution would be to just cut down to ground level then treat the new shoots to doses of Roundup (it is most effective on vigorously growing shoots and is translocated and kills roots) until no...
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    They and the surrounding farm are owned by the...

    They and the surrounding farm are owned by the National Trust and are stocked for trout fishing so there may be some issue with canoeing. NT website only refers to walking and fishing there.
  9. Thread: Roof racks

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    I have loaded direct to the roofrack, used foam...

    I have loaded direct to the roofrack, used foam pipe lagging and finally bought the Thule canoe carrier attachments (pricey).

    Direct loading damaged the gunwales of the canoe as it tended to slide...
  10. http://www.lucksallpark.co.uk/lucksall-seasonal-pi...

    http://www.lucksallpark.co.uk/lucksall-seasonal-pitches/
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    That's interesting because I have occasionally...

    That's interesting because I have occasionally had white spots appear on my canoe which is never covered. The spots have appeared where water drops have settled and then evaporated. A wipe over with...
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    They look fairly simple to construct. Some metal...

    They look fairly simple to construct. Some metal strip, some plastic or metal tube over a nut and bolt for the strap to rest on, all available at a DIY store.
  13. I'm only 5ft 2in and I do mine by getting the...

    I'm only 5ft 2in and I do mine by getting the canoe yoke on my shoulders and standing along side the car place the gunwale on the roof-rack, then duck out of the canoe and slide it on.

    My new car...
  14. Have a look here for the Thule make,...

    Have a look here for the Thule make, https://roofracks.co.uk/Thule-Fit-Guide/_-/?make=Skoda&model=Octavia&version=III&type=4-door-Saloon&modelYear=2013-plus&id=35

    The above supplier does part...
  15. A useful guide...

    A useful guide https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/301603/gemi1011bujd-e-e.pdf and some updates which may be out of date by now...
  16. Thread: Roof Bar Noise

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    My Skoda Octavia estate's roof rails hum in a...

    My Skoda Octavia estate's roof rails hum in a cross wind when it's standing still but my square bars don't make much extra wind noise at 70mph.
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    Tidal curves Wadebridge...

    Tidal curves

    Wadebridge https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_and_sea/tide_tables/10/545a#tide-details

    Padstow https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_and_sea/tide_tables/10/545#tide-details
  18. Thread: What3Words

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    and they have a phone that can handle it.

    and they have a phone that can handle it.
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    I don't like August it's the wettest, midgiest...

    I don't like August it's the wettest, midgiest month of the summer here in the west.

    Perthshire has about half the average days of rain so the Tay seems like a good choice.
  20. Thread: Knifes

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    This sort of thing?...

    This sort of thing? https://www.force4.co.uk/currey-bosun-s-mate-knife.html
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    Loch Dunvegan is good for seals.

    Loch Dunvegan is good for seals.
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    There isn't much in the way of inland water of...

    There isn't much in the way of inland water of any size except Storr Lochs which at best only offer a couple of hours of leisurely paddling. That leaves the sea lochs most of which dry out in their...
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    There's a review here which may be a help....

    There's a review here which may be a help. https://www.explore-mag.com/The-Happy-Camper-Nova-Craft-Fox-Solo-Review
  24. Thread: Relocating! :)

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    Tax Rates and allowances easily found on...

    Tax Rates and allowances easily found on https://www.gov.uk/income-tax-rates

    You can also get tax relief on certain things as an employee https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employees
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    I have wanted to have the licence element too and...

    I have wanted to have the licence element too and have in the past contacted Canoe England/BC and SCA to ask about it. I was told that if I wanted the licence for the English and Welsh canals and...
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