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    I always use the handles

    I always use the handles
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    Must have been a rush on them...nearly all the...

    Must have been a rush on them...nearly all the reduced ones are now OS.
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    It's in solo configuration. Hoping to outfit it...

    It's in solo configuration. Hoping to outfit it this week if the weather isn't too awful and then practise falling out on some flat water to begin with. Think it's gong to be a steep learning curve...
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    Horrible day...

    ...to pick up my new canoe...Covert 10.5
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3669/32683359442_b8b13a6cdd_c.jpgIMG_0669 by Ian McDowell, on Flickr
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    thanks for the info. On the canoe front...afraid...

    thanks for the info. On the canoe front...afraid I've just dropped a huge heap of change on an OC1...so I'll need to wait some before I buy my next "last" canoe.
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    Don't have a strap on mine just lacing. Use a...

    Don't have a strap on mine just lacing. Use a carabiner to attach the bags to lacing at the pointy ends so they arenae tempted to float away...
  7. Thread: Hello

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    Love my Apache Tribe. My OH is a bit of a...

    Love my Apache Tribe. My OH is a bit of a snatcher, so wobbles inevitably result...always feels perfectly fine. My only criticism is that it can be a bit of a pig to change direction when paddling...
  8. Thread: Middle Earth

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    Middle Earth

    My last bimble of the year in the Apache Tribe...
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6XGMHpjDoNg
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    Gillespie Road is now Arsenal. The original...

    Gillespie Road is now Arsenal. The original Gillespie Road tiling is still on the platform walls
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    Yes it is...although I wouldn't know about the...

    Yes it is...although I wouldn't know about the coming laser bit...yet. Unfortunately I couldn't do the Cambridge race on the 11th due to bronchitis, which was a bit of a downer.
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    DW - anyone done it?

    So my recent dipping of the toe into flat water racing has piqued my interest in mildly competitive paddling and I'm hoping to do some more in 2017 and beyond once I've shaken off the cough I've had...
  12. Thread: Kent canoes

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    No, will still have it in single configuration....

    No, will still have it in single configuration. The reason is 2 fold: my physical size makes me close to the maximum recommended weight for the 9 and when I kneeled in the demo boat it was a little...
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    My first race in a canoe

    Hello,
    On Sunday I took part in my first canoe race. It was the Flatwater winter series meet on the River Roding in Barking. Raced in the Touring Open Canoe 2(TC2) class with a guy called Conor from...
  14. Thread: Kent canoes

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    Only downside...having to wait for ~3 week...

    Only downside...having to wait for ~3 week delivery time. :(
  15. Thread: Kent canoes

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    Hello, now sitting in the rose and crown in...

    Hello,
    now sitting in the rose and crown in wrotham having visited ice station zebra, aka Kent Canoes. Very friendly in there and they persuaded me not to get a Covert 9.3. Got a 10.5 instead!
  16. Thread: Kent canoes

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    No...that's alright. :D There's a paucity of...

    No...that's alright. :D
    There's a paucity of paddler shops where I am (i.e. Harlow) so it's good to have a bit of local knowledge when spending a lump of lettuce. SMyikesannim

    Thanks for for all...
  17. Thread: Kent canoes

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    Cool...looks like a trip down to Wrotham is in my...

    Cool...looks like a trip down to Wrotham is in my future...
  18. Thread: Kent canoes

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    Thanks. ian

    Thanks.

    ian
  19. Thread: Kent canoes

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    Kent canoes

    Hello,
    anyone here have any experience with the company Kent Canoes? I'm only asking because I'm intending on dropping a chunk of change on a new boat and they have the boat in question at about...
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    Hi, Thanks that's very encouraging. I doubt I'll...

    Hi,
    Thanks that's very encouraging. I doubt I'll be too small for it - I'm 6'2" and weigh about 105kg (although I'm hoping to be nearer 90-95 by the time I buy the thing).

    Cheers
    Ian
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    Thanks. I have never seriously paddled in a Kayak...

    Thanks. I have never seriously paddled in a Kayak - the sitting position flares up my back pain and sciatica. I also don't like the thought of being trapped in one. So getting a WW OC1 I see as...
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    Thanks. So do I have to be notifiably insane to...

    Thanks. So do I have to be notifiably insane to think about it, or would it just be an advantage?
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    Silver Birch Covert

    Hello, anyone here got a SB Covert? Seriously thinking about getting one to keep my Apache Tribe company. What are they like to paddle? How long before you don't fall in every time you look at it?
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    Please can I have a Silver Birch Covert. Pretty...

    Please can I have a Silver Birch Covert. Pretty please.
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    Kevin Callan has a slightly longer vid of this on...

    Kevin Callan has a slightly longer vid of this on his YouTube channel.
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