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by adrian j pullin
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2015 Events and Symposiums etc
Replies: 48
Views: 6146

Re: 2015 Events and Symposiums etc

Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Race and BBQ http://www.liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk/hilbre/ It's in the estuary of the River Dee (Welsh one) ... Just to be pedantic, it is in the English River Dee. The boarder goes up the river and as marked on the OS map, it clearly has Hilbre Island in the English part of t...
by adrian j pullin
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Survey about Shoulder Injuries
Replies: 17
Views: 3572

Re: Survey about Shoulder Injuries

Done.

This is better than most surveys I have seen both on this forum and working as an academic. It is largely clear and appropriate to the task. Good job.
by adrian j pullin
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What would you do when......
Replies: 19
Views: 2175

Re: What would you do when......

Coming into Porth Dafarch on one occasion with a reasonable surf running, I had a very similar position. I capsized down the wave into the trough, went a full 360 and came up again behind the wave. This was of course entirely deliberate, fully controlled and due to my amazing rolling ability and the...
by adrian j pullin
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Motivation for Sea Kayaking
Replies: 13
Views: 1472

Re: Motivation for Sea Kayaking

I had no problem at all with Q3.
by adrian j pullin
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking with electric eels
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Kayaking with electric eels

Shocking idea. If you stick to the main(s) current you shouldn't get much resistance. Don't volt over the fences. At least you should make it ohm!

Been a slow day!
by adrian j pullin
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling without a PFD... Why?
Replies: 30
Views: 2544

Re: Paddling without a PFD... Why?

I do not have to wear a BA. I do not have to look before crossing the road. I do not have to see my wife & kids again.
by adrian j pullin
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: campervan rear door rack for boats
Replies: 16
Views: 2659

Re: campervan rear door rack for boats

Any chance of posting plans & other details?
by adrian j pullin
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The End of History?
Replies: 23
Views: 3676

Re: The End of History?

By BOPA do you mean the British Outdoor Professional's Association web site at http://www.bopa-sport.co.uk/index.htm ? I have not come across them (or this acronym if it is not them) before. Their web site looks very micky mouse and they do not seem to have anything to provide credibility. Who are t...
by adrian j pullin
Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy falls rescue
Replies: 56
Views: 4055

Re: Conwy falls rescue

Hopefully anyone paddling a river like this has some idea where they are on the river. In particular, this river has two grade 5 sections which are fairly easy to identify. Below the second grade 5 is a grade 4 rapid and the next thing of any significance is these falls. So, once you have done or po...
by adrian j pullin
Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Something faster
Replies: 10
Views: 1137

Re: Something faster

Mark R wrote:... What about bears...some have suggested that they defecate in wooded environments, what's your view?
Coming across said bears may improve your speed a little as well!
by adrian j pullin
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Disposing of flares^
Replies: 22
Views: 4020

Re: Disposing of flares

Thanks for this link, Mike. Most useful. At least we are not too far from a disposal site.
by adrian j pullin
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Emergency Contact Patches
Replies: 10
Views: 1173

Re: Emergency Contact Patches

Or you can use a novel technology called "writing" which is human readable with some training and conveys the essential information without needing any other technology (apart from reading glasses in my case!). Some motorcyclists have dog tags with the key details on. You can always write your detai...
by adrian j pullin
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Comfy drysuit
Replies: 26
Views: 2165

Re: Comfy drysuit

I have a Lomo that I have had for a few years and it is great for the price. It is not as flexible as a Kokatat but it costs half the price. The general opinion when I bought mine was to get Kokatat if you are a professional wearing it every day as it will last longer but get Lomo if you only use it...
by adrian j pullin
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry suit cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Dry suit cleaning

Big Ade wrote: Oh no! that means I'll have to cut down on my chainsaw collection!
Just keep the chain saw in the kids bedroom. Works for me!
by adrian j pullin
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry suit cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Dry suit cleaning

Rinse with fresh water and hang up inside out so it dries. Then turn it right way out to dry the (rinsed) outside. Do NOT hang up in a garage with any petrol in it. This includes petrol lawn mowers, petrol cans, the car (does anyone manage to get their car in the garage?) etc. The fumes will damage ...
by adrian j pullin
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I wonder how many canoeists ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2296

Re: I wonder how many canoeists ...

It's better than only kayaking in a swimming pool!
by adrian j pullin
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Stolen sea kayak - Wallasey, Wirral.
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Stolen sea kayak - Wallasey, Wirral.

Some nice people took a liking to a friend's perception essence 16-sea kayak at his home in Wallasey, Tuesday 17th September at 22.30hrs. They where so impressed they stole it, along with the locks and covers! Should you see a blue and white perception essence being advertised for sale, please post ...
by adrian j pullin
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof Rack Aerodynamics
Replies: 37
Views: 2730

Re: Roof Rack Aerodynamics

I certainly find that having the roof rack on without boats add about 10% to fuel consumption. This based on how far I get per tank until the warning light comes on, giving about 500 miles with the rack on and 550 with it off fairly consistently. Having boats on the rack does not make the fuel consu...
by adrian j pullin
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has it EVER happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 2291

Re: Has it EVER happened?

As Jim says, it depends on your definition of up and down stream... The River Dee at Chester comes up over the weir regularly on high tides and can generate an "upstream" flow that is bigger than the usual "downstream" flow. On the actual weir, it creates an interesting standing wave right across th...
by adrian j pullin
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of?
Replies: 70
Views: 6057

Re: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of

We have the richest language on the planet. There are multiple words to chose from for just about everything in English. Why is it that some people still can not express themselves without resorting to foul or offensive language? It is ignorance or just laziness? Specifically, for having a rough tim...
by adrian j pullin
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Geography Q?
Replies: 16
Views: 1546

Re: Geography Q?

You could be right, Jim. Now that I look at the map again, the Firth of Lorn seems to end somewhere around Kerrera. Certainly, Loch Linnhe is marked north of Lismore. Not sure where Lynn of Lorn fits in to this ramble either.
by adrian j pullin
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Geography Q?
Replies: 16
Views: 1546

Re: Geography Q?

No matter what the "official" definitions are, I bet there are places named "incorrectly". For example, the Pentland Firth is not really a firth. The word firth is related to fjord and implies a cutting into the land. See Moray Firth, Firth of Lorn, and the FIrth of Forth which are both "proper" fir...
by adrian j pullin
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Resignations from SCA Board of Directors
Replies: 137
Views: 11422

Re: Resignations from SCA Board of Directors

Although I do not live in Scotland, so cannot be a member of the SCA, the BCU and Canoe England are getting into very similar messes, with regular calls (on these forums as well as elsewhere) for alternatives, so I feel eligible to pass general comment. I agree with Jim, paddlesport needs a single r...
by adrian j pullin
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Close encounters.....
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Close encounters.....

Douglas Wilcox wrote:Do they bite?

Douglas :o)
I don't think so. Don't they just swallow whole?
by adrian j pullin
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of?
Replies: 70
Views: 6057

Re: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of

Well said Morsey et. al. I also agree that the name is totally inappropriate. The fact that a certain sad section of society who spend too much of their lives in excessively violent computer games might use it does not make it acceptable. Rather, t shows how out of touch with the real world those pe...
by adrian j pullin
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Where to go in North West region in current dry weather?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Where to go in North West region in current dry weather?

Might be time to look at the sea.

Lots of great paddles around the N. Wales coast, some of which can be "interesting" for WW addicts as well.
by adrian j pullin
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking popularity vs skiing and similar adventure sports
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Kayaking popularity vs skiing and similar adventure spor

Try mentioning motorbikes and see the reaction! There are a lot of similarities between riding a motorbike and kayaking. Expensive kit, lots of safety kit, cold, wet, generally regarded as anti-social by some sectors of society, reasonable level of skill required, (for leisure bikers at least) going...
by adrian j pullin
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU ukcc level 3 vs ukcc level 2 with MWE
Replies: 17
Views: 1176

Re: BCU ukcc level 3 vs ukcc level 2 with MWE

Why does UKRGB do BCU's work all the time answering these questions which should be down to BCU to make clear on their website? #pissupinabrewery Because we are nice people who love to help paddlers develop in what ever way suits their interests and we do not have hidden agendas to do with governme...
by adrian j pullin
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Relationship between sea kayaking and the environment study
Replies: 15
Views: 1483

Re: Relationship between sea kayaking and the environment st

Done.

In general a well constructed survey but the focus was very much on wild camping and toilet activities rather than sea kayaking. I know a lot of people do wild camp from kayaks but I do not, so a lot of it was not relevant to me. I did say this on the relevant boxes.
by adrian j pullin
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Inflatables - just say NO
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

Re: Inflatables - just say NO

'gaters are a huge issue round Hilbre as well...


oh, no....they're "Mersey Goldfish".