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    Thumbs up Hi

    I am pleased to say, as of today I am the proud owner of a 15' We no nah Prospector. For a long time I have been a casual Kyaker but have had some recent experience in an open canoe, only up front except for two hours in a barge of a thing belonging to my canoe club. I would like to say how helpful the Forum has been especially the canoe reviews, very helpful in making my choice of the We no nah. All I have to do now it get the knack of handling it.

    I am an aged paddler! retired 4 years ago, what is amazing, my wife who is a none swimmer seems quite keen to have a go, so she has her own paddle. So now I am looking forward to getting on the water with a bit of leg room and a brew kit.

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    Welcome to the forum Ken.

    I am sure you will have many happy adventures in your prospector.

    Now you need to carve yourself a paddle.

    Bushcraft Survival and First Aid Training.

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    Thumbs up welcome

    Hi Ken, first a warm welcome to the forum, I too could be described as an aged paddler at 69 well will be in December, but I love it as I cant hike very far now carrying the loads I used to, now I can carry plenty of gear for camping out, glad to see that you have got your priorities right about the brew stopsI'm not a million miles away from you perchance we may meet on the water one day, keep your eye out for any midland meets, in fact see the post on pie supper Nov 4th get along if you can, forgot to say I live in Stoke-on-Trent in the mean time Welcome and Happy paddlingBill

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    Welcome to SotP, Agedpaddler.

    I can't think of a better thing to do in retirement.
    Keith

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    Greetings and welcome, and a fine choice of boat.
    Cheers
    Tim.
    Cheers
    Tim


    Paddles a Prospector

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    Welcome.

    The more I hear of the opportunities for retired people paddling the more I look forward to growing up
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagiKelly View Post
    Welcome.

    The more I hear of the opportunities for retired people paddling the more I look forward to growing up
    Like myself, I expect you will grow older, but I doubt we will ever grow up

    Welcome to the forum Agedpaddler, we look forward to hearing about your adventures.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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    Thank you all for the welcome, I am not sure of my way around the site and where to put responses etc. I did gather a lot of very useful information from the site before I became a member, hopefully I shall be able to add some of my own in the future. Who is the "Webmaster?"

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    There's a few moderators who look after things and his lordship is MagiKelly who rules with an iron hand and keeps his Muck Boot firmly on our necks!

    only joking about the last bit

    Cheers,

    Alan
    Cheers,

    Alan


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    Cheers Alan, now I understand and also know what Moderators are too. The little open canoeing I have done up front has established a 'custom and practice' of a brew and a bacon sarny, something I fully intend to maintain.

    Regards Ken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw View Post
    and his lordship is MagiKelly who rules with an iron hand and keeps his Muck Boot firmly on our necks!
    I like to think as myself of more of a benevolent dictator
    John

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    Default Welcome

    Good to have you along for the trip.

    Dear me. He mentioned a 'brew kit', sounds like you'll fit right in.

    TGB
    May the gentleness of morning, greet your silent passage through endless waters...

    May all your winds be gentle. And for ww - May it rain the night before.

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