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    If you are trying to push the cord through the...

    If you are trying to push the cord through the tube it's not surprising it is difficult. Cord tends to expand if pushed.

    My solution to getting cord through tubing is to put some cotton thread...
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    Well, this thread is a blast from the past, 2012....

    Well, this thread is a blast from the past, 2012. The Photobucket account was closed a few years ago after all the pictures were deleted.

    Good memories.
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    I started to watch but gave up quite quickly.

    I started to watch but gave up quite quickly.
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    If you are looking for a really, really smooth...

    If you are looking for a really, really smooth finish wipe the paddle with a damp cloth between sandings. This raises the damaged wood fibres which are sanded off on the next rub over. Repeat until...
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    The moult starts shortly after the breeding...

    The moult starts shortly after the breeding season, mid to late July, and the plumage stays the same over the winter hence the designation.
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    The guillemots in winter plumage have black on...

    The guillemots in winter plumage have black on top of head, white at the sides with a black line sweeping back from the eye.
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    Sounds even more like razorbills and guillemots.

    Sounds even more like razorbills and guillemots.
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    Razor bills and guillemots moult after breeding...

    Razor bills and guillemots moult after breeding and parts of them that were black become white. Very few reference books or pictures on the web show this. As this happens at sea that probably is the...
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    http://www.mwis.org.uk/home.asp short term...

    http://www.mwis.org.uk/home.asp short term forecast aimed at hill-walkers but readily interpreted for canoeists.

    www.yr.no A Norwegian site but has English version, good for longer term, and...
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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.
  11. 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.
  14. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
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    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...
  25. 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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