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    Hi Alan, I'm still around. I even managed to get...

    Hi Alan, I'm still around. I even managed to get out in a canoe last week! :sailing:

    Unfortunately my antique industrial sewing machine finally gave up the ghost, and due to lack of finances and...
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    Help Save Loch Arkaig Pinewoods

    Hi folks, remember me? :)

    I've just found out that The Woodland Trust are trying to buy 2500 acres of forest on the shores of Loch Arkaig, near the Great Glen. The plan is to restore it fully to...
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    Hi Chrish, Don't worry, there's still plenty...

    Hi Chrish,

    Don't worry, there's still plenty of paddling going on - in the duck pond at least ;).

    Oh, and I even made it out in the canoe a few months ago when the yard flooded! :D
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    Holy thread resurrection Batman!!! :D Er, yes,...

    Holy thread resurrection Batman!!! :D

    Er, yes, I did manage to get myself sorted with a kayak, but had to sell it again because I couldn't bear the slagging from Magikelly and Warthog any longer...
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    Well said. As the 'oldies' ;) will note, I've...

    Well said. As the 'oldies' ;) will note, I've been away from this forum for a couple of years, and back then it was always noteworthy on the web for its tolerance and inclusivity. Jim made some very...
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    LOL, I can't let that one go I'm afraid. The last...

    LOL, I can't let that one go I'm afraid. The last BCUK weekend I went on, half the folks turned up in transit vans to carry all their stuff (pre-prepared meals included!) :D.

    A while has passed...
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    Hi Everybody! Just had an email update re this...

    Hi Everybody! Just had an email update re this thread. The rumours of both my death and political career have been somewhat exaggerated :D.

    The truth? I just got busy, that's all! Moved to a...
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    Hi Folks, I'm afraid that due to life being...

    Hi Folks,

    I'm afraid that due to life being stupidly hectic at the moment, and my industrial sewing machine being utterly (and probably un-fixably) kaputt, I'm not able to make any sails at the...
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    Well hello at last!! :D

    Well hello at last!! :D
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    Hiya, A few suggestions: 1) Caolasnacon...

    Hiya, A few suggestions:

    1) Caolasnacon Caravan and Camping Park, Near Glencoe. Perfect as a stop off on your way North, as it's only a short detour from the main Fort William road. Good paddling...
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    Hi Steve, It was good to meet you the other day...

    Hi Steve, It was good to meet you the other day :sailing:, and I'm glad you made it out somehow, despite the drama!

    We did think of you later that day when the wind got up - thankfully we had the...
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    Just found this photo....... could be worth...

    Just found this photo....... could be worth remebering! :D

    http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv182/200904SOTPSPEY/P4050333.jpg

    And here we are proving that 6 into 4 does go!
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    From the spey guide website...

    From the spey guide website:



    We used Jake's service last year, and he was fine. Some slight concerns in that he turned up with a four canoe trailer for six boats SMbanghead, but all the boats...
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    But surely a Womble should make their own sail...

    But surely a Womble should make their own sail from stuff they find on the common? ;)

    Seriously though, Yes I can do designs and initials on the sails by special request. These work best if...
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    I used the rest of Chrish's tube of Sikaflex ;)....

    I used the rest of Chrish's tube of Sikaflex ;). It's awesome stuff - like bathroom sealant on speed!
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    Poll: Can we please have an option for "I cut out the...

    Can we please have an option for "I cut out the blank four years ago, but it's been sitting in the corner of the living room ever since, and haven't found time to finish it off yet!"? SMbanghead
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    Superb! How much do you think they weigh? (I'm guessing not a great deal?).

    By the way, I was in a cafe the other day, and couldn't help noticing that they were using those old Woolworths...
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    Just one wee hint - my Light My Fire Scout...

    Just one wee hint - my Light My Fire Scout finally broke last month after a few years of use (really abuse whilst I was learning to use the thing!). I bought the Army model to replace it, but really...
  19. Yes, I think we discussed this before, and...

    Yes, I think we discussed this before, and proposed that all lochs over a certain size be known as Kellys (or was it Blutacks?:)). The sport would then be known as Blutacking I suppose!!

    Seriously...
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    Hiya, Well, I can certainly help you if you...

    Hiya,

    Well, I can certainly help you if you want a sail a little bit like Mr Warthogs! SMwhistle

    I have refined the design over time (I think Warthog's was only about the second one I made,...
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    We did this trip a few years back. Launched from...

    We did this trip a few years back. Launched from the roadside near Elphin, which drops you into the river and onto the Cam loch. Then round the corner and down the river that joins into Veyatie....
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    Geof - just to say that Outward Bound tend to...

    Geof - just to say that Outward Bound tend to sell off a number of Auroras every year, so if you can hang on that long, there will probably be a load available come the spring, and I'm sure you could...
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    How true Zoe! And unfortunately it's getting...

    How true Zoe! And unfortunately it's getting even worse for you, since you have now become a kindof electric version of the Renault Clio.
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    All - thanks for your interest - you have PM! ...

    All - thanks for your interest - you have PM!

    Toptec - the sails are made to fit a standard split canoe pole (i.e. two sections, each approx. 6 feet long). They end up being about 1.5m x 1.5m,...
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    Hi Rab, Yes, I know folks who have done that...

    Hi Rab,

    Yes, I know folks who have done that trip as part of the "Loch Lomond Round" (Balloch to Helensburgh, then Rosneath, Arrochar, up 'n' over to Tarbet, then back down LL to Balloch again). I...
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