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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead59 View Post
    Same width as the old town pack!

    I.e. 32 inches.

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    So what sort of price is a kitted out, ready to paddle 12ft'er in todays money??

    I'm thinking may be a nice starter solo boat for a 10 yr old...any thoughts????
    If I could only paddle like a doggie oughta paddle

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    Tbh, I'd be looking at the venture (or hou) 13fter over one of these.

    I've got a 12ft Snake river and my boys find it a bit wide.
    To Canoe is to be moved!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead59 View Post
    Tbh, I'd be looking at the venture (or hou) 13fter over one of these [...] I've got a 12ft Snake river and my boys find it a bit wide.
    Assuming they're now putting the seat in the right place (should be) the Hou 13 should be the budget solo of choice for most folk in the UK. It's not a stunning boat... but the proportions will at least work for most adults.

    Bigger folk may want something bigger than a Hou 13... but unless storage considerations / some other non-paddling reason dictates a 12' length... I'd recommend moving up to a ~ 14' x 30 boat such as the Solway Dory Little Egret.

    In some circumstances we might go bigger than that, opting for a 32" beam... but the only really good 32" beam design I've encountered is the (currently unavailable) Swift Raven.

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    Thanks for your thoughts chaps
    If I could only paddle like a doggie oughta paddle

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    Hi
    Looking to drill my bow & stern of my new Snake River to add grab rope and I like the idea of these fitting to finish it off.
    But can someone please tell me what they are called and ideally where I can get them.
    All Ive come up with so far are tank connectors and bulkhead connectors which are similar but not the same thing and don't have this neat near flush mounting.
    Many thanks







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    Pretty sure 'Stuttieboy' machined these up for himself.

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    Came up with these.
    https://www.ukpumpsupplies.co.uk/buy...411-21#enlarge

    Seems similar but needs to be cut down.
    About 20 for 4 delivered !

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    They are skin fittings, from a chandlers

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    getting back to this review (snake river 12) had a short notice meet up with Mel yesterday, very impressed with the 12 only one available to view at present, and not enough time to have a test paddle. Mel very obliging to finish the canoe however you wish. Any of you src12 owners going to the Ripon big meet on sat, sun. if so would be great to get your opinion and a look at your craft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronp View Post
    Thanks

    Came up with these.
    https://www.ukpumpsupplies.co.uk/buy...411-21#enlarge

    Seems similar but needs to be cut down.
    About 20 for 4 delivered !
    Try googling snap eyelets/snap grommets. Apparently you can get them from camping shops.

    Good luck and report back!
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    Well, finished off the 12' Snake River.

    I took it from this:



    To this:



    There's a snapshot of the development here:
    http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/ro...how/Mine-Ha-Ha


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    Hi ronp, pm sent regarding your Snake River canoe.
    Chris

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    Hi Chris, just sent you a pm, but to all others potentially interested in buying it, it just sold earlier on this evening.
    thanks all for interest.
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    A few pics of my recently finished Snake River 12. Ash gunnels with cherry deckplates inspired by Barney. Paracord seat inspired by Stinkwheel. Fitted a sliding seat as I could not decide on a seat position (also inspired by another SOTP thread). Really enjoyed fitting her out. Very pleased with how she has come out and how she performs. Just need to lace her up and get some airbags. Mel was very helpful and a great guy to deal with.
    https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1iE5Av
    Last edited by sweats; 23rd-May-2017 at 10:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweats View Post
    A few pics of my recently finished Snake River 12. Ash gunnels with cherry deckplates inspired by Barney. Paracord seat inspired by Stinkwheel. Fitted a sliding seat as I could not decide on a seat position (also inspired by another SOTP thread). Really enjoyed fitting her out. Very pleased with how she has come out and how she performs. Just need to lace her up and get some airbags. Mel was very helpful and a great guy to deal with.
    https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1iE5Av
    Possibly one of the best snake 12's I've seen!!
    To Canoe is to be moved!!!

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    That Sir , is as pretty as a pretty thing, at the height of the pretty season.

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    Lovely looking canoe, nice one!

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    Thanks for the +ve comments

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    I know Mel sold off a few of his moulds a little while ago, has he got a new range or just cutting back on the work load?
    Its difficult to reach your toys once you've thrown them from the pram.

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    Previous posters on here have stated Mel is now only producing the 12ft model, having sold the other moulds to a SOTP member, based in Norfolk.

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    I've got a 12' in metallic damson red that I'm selling in Sussex now the kids have grown a bit. Lovely boat - super easy for solo car topping.

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