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    I carried a cheap full size bike in my canoe and...

    I carried a cheap full size bike in my canoe and did a shuttle back for my car each evening. Was pleasant and enjoyable. Approx 15 miles per day would take an hour on bike and 30 minutes driving. I...
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    .... too much hard work .....
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    I think it’s best if I withdraw from this one....

    I think it’s best if I withdraw from this one. Other commitments are taking over ��.
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    I might be able to get along to this in some...

    I might be able to get along to this in some fashion. Will keep in touch by PM

    Ian
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    If anyone is considering painting a Royalex canoe...

    If anyone is considering painting a Royalex canoe - I’d definitely be avoiding ‘303 ing’ it.

    Probably for a year or two before painting.
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    If you look closely John, there is a ‘weegie’ in...

    If you look closely John, there is a ‘weegie’ in there ! And a ‘pretend’ Yorkieshireman also .... SMwoolyhat


    I will add that the other one (Elveys), wears a kilt, eats haggis - and answers...
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    I wouldn’t lose sleep over any perceived loss of...

    I wouldn’t lose sleep over any perceived loss of strength either way. I think the seat will be much stronger using the braces type rather than the bobbin though. If you wanted to change the ‘fit’...
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    My friend painted his scabby auld Dagger Caption...

    My friend painted his scabby auld Dagger Caption with Halfords Flexible Paint as used on car bumpers. Not sure how it looks visually long term, but it is better overall. Used a LOT of rattle cans of...
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    Hey Andy, I didnít know you were a Trekkie ! ...

    Hey Andy, I didnít know you were a Trekkie !

    SMwoolyhat
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    From helping carry various of my mates canoes I...

    From helping carry various of my mates canoes I found that having the yoke up to about 200mm forwards of centre frees up useful space for trim etc. The boat still carries well enough as you can use...
  11. I stuck a patch of kydex sheet on the outside of...

    I stuck a patch of kydex sheet on the outside of my red Gatz Raccoon after doing something similar. Used Tigerseal or similar as adhesive.

    Repair still holding .....
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    I found the Gard to be quite underwhelming after...

    I found the Gard to be quite underwhelming after the Ardeche, Tarn, Dourbie etc. - but it does have the Pont Du Gard aqueduct which is a mega attraction !
  13. The weight would be a big problem for me. 3.4kg x...

    The weight would be a big problem for me. 3.4kg x 2, in the ends of the boat. I find the solid polystyrene buoyancy blocks heavy at approx 1 kg each.
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    I put the seat in 13” behind the centre of canoe....

    I put the seat in 13” behind the centre of canoe. Ideally perhaps it should be nearer the centre.

    If the carbon fibre end decks are broken or needing replacement, I found the Novacraft Sp3...
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    I set my two up in the style of a Novacraft...

    I set my two up in the style of a Novacraft SuperNova with two thwarts 60” apart and a kneeling seat to suit my 350 lbs weight. Works well for me. I use the seat as the yoke - it rests nicely on my...
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    Thatís a major name in water sports and a...

    Thatís a major name in water sports and a significant presence at the various Big Meets I have attended disappearing.

    This makes me a little sad ....
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    +++ 1 for Manchester Canoes and their staff. As...

    +++ 1 for Manchester Canoes and their staff. As Impcanoe has stated, they can be a bit hard to find ,even if you know where they are !
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    Looks like all the necessary ingredients for a...

    Looks like all the necessary ingredients for a proper Sotp group paddle (except for not having Impcanoe there) !

    Nice to see my auld burgundy SuperNova (aka Titanic) still getting out and about -...
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    It sounds like the Pocket Canyon may another one...

    It sounds like the Pocket Canyon may another one to consider then, perhaps heavier than you’d like but available in T Formex.
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    Yes, it’s a Thanks from me also SMwoolyhat ...

    Yes, it’s a Thanks from me also SMwoolyhat

    PS. I’ve stuck another 50 pence in the meter. Should help towards keeping the ‘lights’ on ....
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    I would also add to the discussion the f word. F...

    I would also add to the discussion the f word. F for finesse. In the blog I referred to earlier, the MR Guide paddler (Saarlak) demonstrated a fair amount of it, both on and off screen. It can make...
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    I like the compact tandem ‘take’ on solo canoes...

    I like the compact tandem ‘take’ on solo canoes myself, especially in a ww context. I’m a big guy and none too subtle so I use an Evergreen Sunburst which is effectively a converted OC2. Also...
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  24. Go on then, tell us where you are based a bit...

    Go on then, tell us where you are based a bit more specifically! I have a MR Reflection 15 sat here doing nuffink. It is even set up as a solo with one seat and no yoke. Same as NC Fox.
  25. I also think Silverbirch’s Firefly 14 will be...

    I also think Silverbirch’s Firefly 14 will be quite ‘Foxy’, there may be a composite hull out soon. IDK.

    There are other rather good UK supplied composite solo boats too.


    The Mega 16 seemed...
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