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    Beautiful, as always, but doesn't look like he...

    Beautiful, as always, but doesn't look like he water level would have been good to carry all your camping equipment with you.
    We had planned a decent of the Tarn for the last week of may but ended...
  2. Thread: Hi from Holland

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    My build is documented here:...

    My build is documented here: http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/51745-Stewart-River-Unity-Slooooooooow-build
    And here: https://albums.2qd.nl/Kano/Unity_bouw/index.html
    Being my...
  3. Thread: Hi from Holland

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    Hi Nienke, Welcome to SOTP from another dutch...

    Hi Nienke,

    Welcome to SOTP from another dutch member.
    I built my own wooden canoe recently but that was a wood-canvas-ish kind of build and not with the lapstrake way of building as you are...
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    Yes indeed. I started reading from the post you...

    Yes indeed. I started reading from the post you pointed to :)

    two options are described, both directly accessing the dam (access forbidden) and descending a metal stairs to the water.
    One is to...
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    Hi John, That thread only talks about access...

    Hi John,

    That thread only talks about access to the river just below the dam (20 minutes walk on a 4x4 track with a few fences to pass and then access through the bushes to the river 500 meter...
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    Blocking copyrighted materials (like the musical score behind a lot of amateur videos) is getting more common every day, with the big music companies putting pressure on the hosting sites and...
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    I think Souris also do glass + kevlar layups.

    I think Souris also do glass + kevlar layups.
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    Hmm. Youtube is blocking your video in the...

    Hmm. Youtube is blocking your video in the Netherlands, for violation of UMG copyrights...
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    Another SMjumping for Algonquin. We had planned...

    Another SMjumping for Algonquin.
    We had planned a trip in Algonquin for the first week of September but health issues kept us off the water, doing other stuff tourists do when not canoeing... Like...
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    I have a whole range of Fjallraven trousers but I...

    I have a whole range of Fjallraven trousers but I never bothered to wax them. When you buy these G-1000 trousers they are already waxed but that only holds until the first time you wash them (for me...
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    Wow, what a difference with how it was last june:...

    Wow, what a difference with how it was last june:
    https://images.2qd.nl/Ardeche_Drome_Alpen_2018/small/20180528154521_01.jpg

    It looks you had good weather to go for a swim :)
  12. Thread: Ally canoe

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    Have a look at the review section:...

    Have a look at the review section: http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/forumdisplay.php/41-Ally-Folders
  13. Thread: Ally canoe

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    Folders are always slower (read: less efficient)...

    Folders are always slower (read: less efficient) because some of the energy of a paddle stroke is absorbed by flexing of the hull. The flexibility of a folding canoe has an adverse effect on stroke...
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    A moderator could help you with that.

    A moderator could help you with that.
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    I'm not familiar with the British rivers (being...

    I'm not familiar with the British rivers (being from "mainland Europe") so hopefully someone with local knowledge can help you with that.
    The only river on your side of the water that I've been on...
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    "more likely to get nicked" I don't think so. I...

    "more likely to get nicked" I don't think so. I don't think the average thief knows the difference between a royalex canoe or any of the available and often more expensive composite lay-ups.
    My main...
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    Off season the Dordogne is a beautiful river (In...

    Off season the Dordogne is a beautiful river (In season probably also, but then you don't see it for all the "tourists" on it).
    Good you didn't hurt your self. Flying across a canoe that suddenly...
  18. Thread: Tung oil spill

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    I believe that, like linseed oil, Tung oil...

    I believe that, like linseed oil, Tung oil produces heat when "drying" and Tung (or linseed) oil saturated cloth are known to auto-ignite if left in a pile so the heat can't get out.

    With linseed...
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    The Tarn is always a good destination in spring....

    The Tarn is always a good destination in spring. We went there in 2016 ("interesting" water levels but nothing compared to this year) and already put it back on our "should go there soon-ish" list....
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    Thanks for your advice. I think you are right...

    Thanks for your advice. I think you are right about not wanting to fight a big lake shortly after my recovery if the wind starts blowing.
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    How could I have missed that one. Lake Opeongo...

    How could I have missed that one. Lake Opeongo indeed looks like good option.
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    no (or easy) portage day trip tips Canada

    Hi,

    First week of september my partner and I had planned an 8 day trip into Algonquin. Unfortunately I broke my collarbone last week and we decided that it would be wise to change our plans...
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    Except for the road signs nothing much will...

    Except for the road signs nothing much will change. Most french drivers will just continue driving 100kmh on these small country roads anyway... SMwhistle
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    No problem with the vids here. Looking forward...

    No problem with the vids here.
    Looking forward to your blogg. Your pictures of snow on your way to the Tarn made me curious to what you would find. Don't suppose there was snow in the gorge also?...
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    Wow. I've been there a few times but never saw...

    Wow. I've been there a few times but never saw the Tarn with that much water.
    This is a good time to visit the Pas-de-Souci view point and see how the water boils through the rocks. (and I would...
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