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  1. Thread: Canoe days out.

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    Great site Keith. I referred to it more than a...

    Great site Keith. I referred to it more than a few times last week. Camped with the family at Hurley as a base, and used the info for 3 great days out Paddling. We camped at Mychett prior to that and...
  2. Great fun. Loved your pictures. I have 3 young...

    Great fun. Loved your pictures. I have 3 young sons myself and enjoy paddling with them all, although we paddle on the Basingstoke canal and the Thames so the water is probably less friendly for...
  3. Thread: Repellant!

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    I also use Avon skin so soft when I'm around...

    I also use Avon skin so soft when I'm around people. If I don't care about people I'll use Nordic Summer which strangley I've grown to not mind too much. If you've not used it before it can be a...
  4. Do know your limits. Have just watched...

    Do know your limits. Have just watched Waterwalker on Youtube again. The bit when the canoe capsizes in choppy water a few hundred yards from the shore is quite sobering. Was reminded even experts...
  5. Thread: Treachery!

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    Great thread. Bloomin' do gooders! Reminded me of...

    Great thread. Bloomin' do gooders! Reminded me of the time I was carrying my NovacraftSP perfectly balanced on my shoulders towards the car, and my wife without warning kindly helped by "holding up"...
  6. I did this trip in May 2010. No problem at all...

    I did this trip in May 2010. No problem at all with midges but it was a bit breezy. Would recommend leaving the car at Banavie (Neptune's Staircase) also, as the bus service back to Fort William is...
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    Poll: I had a go at making a paddle from scratch whilst...

    I had a go at making a paddle from scratch whilst on a bushcrafty type axe workshop course a few years ago. The process started with selecting your branch in the forest. The tools we had were a small...
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    You can camp at Rushbanks campsite. Never stayed...

    You can camp at Rushbanks campsite. Never stayed there tho' I'm hoping to stop off here when I do the Stour 2 dayer later this year, as it's more or less half way....
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    I've fancied a Filson Mackinaw vest for ages. You...

    I've fancied a Filson Mackinaw vest for ages. You can't beat the brand for quality. The only problem is the lack of European stockists and the import tax from the US.
  10. Heads Up: How Stuff's Made on Sky TV - Old Town Canoe

    Quick heads up. Old Town Canoes being made on Sky Discovery Science right now (Ch524). Can be caught on +1 at 17:00 (Ch549).
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    If you're still thinking about a Whiskeyjack you...

    If you're still thinking about a Whiskeyjack you can get a Goodsky in the UK for 50. I got mine at Xmas and am very pleased with it. I'm not affiliated etc.....
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    I did this one on Monday starting and finishing...

    I did this one on Monday starting and finishing at Sonning. A really lovely paddle, if a little too hot on the day. Next time I do it I'll make sure it's not a scorcher.
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    Sticky: Novacraft SP3 on Nissan X-Trail

    http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss293/franklind/DSCF0506.jpg
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    I can highly recommend the Stour. My wife and I...

    I can highly recommend the Stour. My wife and I are new to paddling also, and we paddled Nayland to Cattawade last October. A wonderful day out. You can also start further upriver at Sudbury which I...
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    Great blog Mal. I had my first paddle of the year...

    Great blog Mal. I had my first paddle of the year from the Barley Mo to the Water Witch (where I stopped for a welcome pint) and back. It really is a lovely stretch of the canal. I saw a kingfisher...
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    Really enjoyed your photos and view of this guys....

    Really enjoyed your photos and view of this guys. Not sure I'm ready for estuary paddling myself yet tho'. I'm certainly not brave enough after dark. Hats off etc...
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    I can highly recommend paddling from Nayland to...

    I can highly recommend paddling from Nayland to Cattawade. Me and the missus paddled it on Weds this week. We started at the Anchor at 08:30 and after a fairly leisurely paddle arrived at Cattawade...
  18. Thread: Tamar

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    I hired a couple of Discos and took the family...

    I hired a couple of Discos and took the family from Morwellham to Cotehelle in August. If you go as thetide is going out then you'll be in for a very easy paddle. Take a look at the "Canoetamar"...
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    Poll: I have the 1 pinter which is perfect for a quick...

    I have the 1 pinter which is perfect for a quick brew when fishing with a mate or canoeing on my own, or with the missus. If you need a bubbling pan of water it's great in conjunction with a pocket...
  20. The Battersea Canoe Club have a nice Wiki with...

    The Battersea Canoe Club have a nice Wiki with some sensible guidelines for navigational safety.
    http://www.batterseacc.org/index.php?title=Thames_Paddling_Guidance

    It's meant to be for the...
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    Thanks for the tip on the bars. I sport a pairs...

    Thanks for the tip on the bars. I sport a pairs of these myself now (8 from Wickes with a bit of boiled linseed oil slapped on). It's certainly solved my problem loading solo.
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    Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm definately...

    Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm definately hooked. Was on the Thames yesterday with the missus and Basingstoke canal again this morning solo. I ache like billy-o. My muscles are not quite used to it...
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    Apologies if this has been posted before, but...

    Apologies if this has been posted before, but this is a pretty amazing resource for live vessel movements:
    http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/
    Could provide some very useful information for anyone...
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    I'm a Felixstowe lad myself but I've never...

    I'm a Felixstowe lad myself but I've never paddled the Orwell being only a novice. All I can say is that it is very busy, and the estury is not that sheltered. Expect it to be choppy. Sailings can be...
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    Hello from North Hampshire

    I've been lurking quite a while. Have finally brought a canoe last week after a couple of years thinking about it. It was canoeing on holiday in Devon that made me decide. I can't believe I didn't do...
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