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    I called in to the Waterside Inn yesterday with a...

    I called in to the Waterside Inn yesterday with a view to planning a canoe hire day in the Spring. I was informed that York City Council had closed down the enterprise on Health and Safety grounds....
  2. Sevylor Pointer - new model

    Thank you for your comment.

    Just be aware that in 2014 Sevylor changed the design of the Pointer. Apart from the change of colour from yellow to orange and some other minor issues the boat no...
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    Thank you all for these helpful comments. I now...

    Thank you all for these helpful comments. I now feel more confident to undertake the task.

    For the record the boat is a P&H Scorpio LV which my daughter assures me is plastic and does have a...
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    Deck compass fitting

    I realise that this is not directly related to open canoeing but I would be grateful if I might tap into the combined knowledge of the paddlers here.

    My daughter has a sea kayak and I have...
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    I too have adapted half a split kayak paddle into...

    I too have adapted half a split kayak paddle into a single ended canoe paddle mainly for use in narrow waterways on the Norfolk Broads. See my earlier post:
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  6. Inflateable tubes

    We have not had any problem with the tubes bursting though like you I had read reviews were this had been a problem. I have the manometer supplied by Sevylor with the boat and use that rather than...
  7. The map shows it to be 4km from where we launched...

    The map shows it to be 4km from where we launched at the N end of Machrie Bay where there is a small jetty to the stony beach in front of the caves.To be honest we did not quite make it as the wind...
  8. Arran

    I am sorry I missed this thread earlier - we were on holiday on Arran!

    My wife and I have used our Sevylor Pointer K2 on the sea off Arran over a number of years and I can only agree with what...
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    Inflatable on the Norfolk Broads

    First apologies if this is a repeat reply. I thought I had already posted but it seems to have disappeared.

    My wife and I have used our Sevlylor Pointer K2 on the Broads a number of times whilst...
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    C-tug wheels - pumping up

    I have had a C-tug trolley for a number of years and found it just what was wanted in terms of overall size and the ability to dismantle it for carriage on the boat. The only problem was difficulty...
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    Replacing a valve

    I have a Sevylor Pointer K2 which uses two different styles of valve.

    The side bladders each have a Boston valve which work well both when inflating, as there is large inlet tube, and deflating,...
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    Thank you for all these helpful replies. We...

    Thank you for all these helpful replies.

    We now feel fairly confident we did the right thing and it certainly has not put us off paddling.

    I did search for swan attack on this forum but did not...
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    Atacked by swan

    Yesterday on the Leeds Liverpool canal between East Marton and Greenberfield Bottom Lock my wife and I were attacked by a swan near bridge 159.

    It was a lovely bright day and we had parked in the...
  14. Peter Thank you for your comments. You...

    Peter

    Thank you for your comments.

    You perhaps should be aware that the current 2014 version of the Sevylor (orange hull) is different from the one I described (yellow hull). I have only seen...
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    Thanks to all concerned for the informative...

    Thanks to all concerned for the informative replies to my original question

    Alan
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    Beaulieu River

    I have just received an email from BCU regarding "Go canoeing week" and advertising guided trips on the Beaulieu River.

    The relevant website is:
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  17. Thanks to all for the various comments regarding...

    Thanks to all for the various comments regarding the photos etc.

    One matter I forgot to include relates to a modification to the wheels on the C Tug trolley and may apply to other similar wheels....
  18. This is not an easy one to answer as only you can...

    This is not an easy one to answer as only you can make the judgement call at the time depending on the conditions and your experience, size of party etc.

    I will say that we have used our Pointer...
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    Sorry I had not realised they came in a variety...

    Sorry I had not realised they came in a variety of diameters. I have just measured the ones I bought on ebay and they are only 60mm dia. I assume most of the others I saw listed will be the same
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    There seem to be plenty on eBay Alan

    There seem to be plenty on eBay

    Alan
  21. Outfitting an inflatable kayak (Sevylor Pointer K2) Part 1

    My wife and I have paddled both canoes and kayaks on and off on various holidays over the years but until recent retirement have not owned our own boat. Issues with storage and transportation meant...
  22. Not a B&B but a houseboat! We have just...

    Not a B&B but a houseboat!

    We have just returned from a week on a houseboat on a side broad just upstream from the road bridge at Wroxham. It was simply furnished but clean and tidy with...
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    A further thought to my earlier email following a...

    A further thought to my earlier email following a visit to a canoe shop whilst on holiday - I saw a Sevylor Quick Pac which seemed to answer your problem as it opened out flat for ease of loading and...
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    When I first read this post I thought of...

    When I first read this post I thought of suggesting an old fashioned packfame to which you could strap the existing Z Pro bag but the I realised you wished to store it if the boat when not in use....
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    As a cheaper alternative to a purpose designed...

    As a cheaper alternative to a purpose designed paddle bag I use a bag designed for a garden rotary clothes drier. I got one from ebay which turned out to have very weak material which I have now...
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