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by Richard Moss
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Suiler?
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Valley Suiler?

Definitely a Nordkapp HS.
by Richard Moss
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Child paddle length
Replies: 18
Views: 1260

Re: Child paddle length

I've just looked at a couple of old video clips of mine at that age (also paddling dynamo and inazone 212) with a 1.84m paddle. The paddle was maybe a touch long to start with but not for long as they soon grew into it and this has been fine - note that it had a reduced blade area and a narrower sha...
by Richard Moss
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What do you do if better advice ignored
Replies: 30
Views: 2876

Re: What do you do if better advice ignored

It is always worth having a discussion beforehand about contingency plans and escape options. It is also worth having a frank debrief afterwards, as a learning exercise - avoiding blame and recrimination but explaining that you were uncomfortable about the decision and that your fears appeared to be...
by Richard Moss
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland to Scotland Exped Success - Olly Hicks and George Bullard
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Greenland to Scotland Exped Success - Olly Hicks and George Bullard

I couldn't see any mention of this on the forum (people may well be aware of it by other means). On Sunday 4th September (after over two months of paddling), Olly Hicks and George Bullard successfully completed their tandem kayak crossing from Greenland to Scotland, via Iceland and The Faroe Islands...
by Richard Moss
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak build plans for tandem
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Kayak build plans for tandem

What materials do you want to make it out of? One of the issues with tandem boats is that, with increasing length, a significant increase in material quantity/thickness is needed to retain stiffness. I've seen comments that strip-built kayaks can be quite a bit lighter, that may be worth investigati...
by Richard Moss
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Specs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: Pyranha Specs?

Specifications:

Length 206 cms / 6'8.9"

Width 65.5 cms / 25.8"

Height 35 cms / 13.8"

Weight 15 kg / 33 lbs.

Volume 193 l / 51 gallons

Cockpit Length 86 cms / 33.9"

Cockpit Width 49 cms / 19.3"

Paddler Weight Range 60 - 120 kg / 132 - 265 lbs.
by Richard Moss
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha Inazone 212 kayak (small adult/junior )
Replies: 5
Views: 834

FS: Pyranha Inazone 212 kayak (small adult/junior )

For sale: Pyranha Inazone 212 Price: £130 Location: South Manchester The smallest of the Inazone range, designed for 45-65kg paddlers, up to around 5' 3" (160 cms) to 5'4" (162.5 cms). Published specifications: Length 219 cms / 7'2.2" Width 60 cms / 23.6" Weight 15 kg / 33 lbs Volume 151 ltr / 39.9 ...
by Richard Moss
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Sept 2016 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge - kayak, run, mtb
Replies: 0
Views: 1534

Sept 2016 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge - kayak, run, mtb

A 'heads-up' for anyone interested. Entries are now open for the 2016 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge, a fantastic, well-organised and fun event, in aid of the Snowdonia Society. I did this event a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. 13 km Kayak stage from Conwy to Dolgarrog (same as for Con...
by Richard Moss
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Did you lose a canoe & bars on the A55 on Fri 13th
Replies: 0
Views: 852

Did you lose a canoe & bars on the A55 on Fri 13th

Did you lose an open canoe on Friday 13th November on the A55? Eastbound carriageway near Broughton, (heading towards Chester).
A friend saw it on the verge with roofbars still attached.
It was still there a few hours later so he reported it via the police and it was removed by the Highways Agency.
by Richard Moss
Thu May 14, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: How to get in
Replies: 1
Views: 1884

Re: How to get in

Perhaps take a bit of old carpet/karrimat and seal launch sideways off that after you put your deck on.
by Richard Moss
Thu May 14, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stopping overnight in France
Replies: 11
Views: 2274

Re: Stopping overnight in France

We stayed at the Formule 1 in Cambrai earlier this year - not the best night's sleep, but cheap and close to the peage. The hotel and parking was within a fenced compound, accessed by intercom to reception.
by Richard Moss
Thu May 14, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: MacGregor the Bulldog
Replies: 36
Views: 4692

Re: MacGregor the Bulldog

MacGregor the bulldog... ... discusses the BCU policy on access?



No, didn't think so.
by Richard Moss
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Anyone got a squirt boat for sale?
Replies: 2
Views: 1821

Re: Anyone got a squirt boat for sale?

My ProJet is still for sale - see the squirt for sale section if interested.
by Richard Moss
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Style Rolling Awards - some potential or bad idea?
Replies: 38
Views: 4412

Re: Greenland Style Rolling Awards - some potential or bad i

I could be wrong Douglas, but aren't those epaulettes upside down? Or have I unwittingly revealed an unwritten club rule:-)
by Richard Moss
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Dynamo Junior Kayak for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: Dagger Dynamo Junior Kayak for sale

Pre- Easter bump as weather and water temps warm up
by Richard Moss
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Dynamo Junior Kayak for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: Dagger Dynamo Junior Kayak for sale

A Friday night bump to celebrate that I've worked out how to post larger image sizes. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7547/15809517470_274c404f9a_c.jpg IMG_6011 https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7577/15811045317_1f6263bd53_c.jpg IMG_6010 https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8623/15809399998_dab0c28ffa_c.jpg I...
by Richard Moss
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Dynamo Junior Kayak for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Dagger Dynamo Junior Kayak for sale

Red Dagger Dynamo for sale. It's in excellent condition with only mild superficial scratches on the hull. Has had light use - mainly in pool & lakes. Has always been stored in the garage Fitted with rear airbags, back rest, hip pads, adjustable keeper footrest. Published specifications: Length 220 c...
by Richard Moss
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating Gear For Sale
Topic: Pro Jet Squirt Boat For Sale, Manchester
Replies: 0
Views: 1506

Pro Jet Squirt Boat For Sale, Manchester

My ProJet squirt boat has spent another year confined to the dryness of the garage, so its up for sale if anyone's interested here. Photos available here . It's had a few repairs but is still sound and watertight. Suitable for paddler weight of around 70kg, inside leg 32", shoe size up to 8.5 Price ...
by Richard Moss
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks for Kids
Replies: 16
Views: 2136

Re: Kayaks for Kids

Mine have had fun in the Dagger Dynamo (my nearly 11 yr old daughter,152cms tall, isn't far off growing out of the dynamo though) and Pyranha Inazone 212. There is also the Liquid logic Remix (Remix 47?) which I've seen but have no experience of...
by Richard Moss
Tue May 13, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Whitewater boat conversion to C1
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Re: Whitewater boat conversion to C1

Its also worth having a look a http://www.cboats.net
by Richard Moss
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak paddles for younger children.
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Kayak paddles for younger children.

My kids have been happy with the Ainsworth Junior range paddles. Durable and not too heavy. They seem to happily switch between various feathers angles using paddles with 90 and 45 degrees quite comfortably.
by Richard Moss
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing
Replies: 123
Views: 11991

Re: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing

We've all missed the bigger point. On the webpage it says "The BCU is launching a new look & feel for canoeing". So we've all seen the Emperor’s new logo. Yes, it's amateurish, but we all know that the modern world isn't about branding and logos, it's about values and integrity... So, the thing I ca...
by Richard Moss
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: American here, with a few a questions.
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

Re: American here, with a few a questions.

Do you know it is called a 'Spud'? That may help you with google searching. People used to really rate them as tough creek boats - probably before the term creek boat came into use. Have a look here for a start http://www.unsponsored.co.uk/press/?tag=topolino.
by Richard Moss
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vintage access sticker - can anyone date this ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Vintage access sticker - can anyone date this ?

I remember printed flyers with those images in support of CRACK (Campaign for Rights of Access for Canoes and Kayaks?), being distributed at a Mile Jones Rally on the Dee. They would have been from 1987/88. The Seiont mass demonstration paddle was around that time. I've still got a bit of kit with t...
by Richard Moss
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Buoyancy aid lifespan
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: Buoyancy aid lifespan

It depends on so may variables that it is hard to say. The best thing would be to look at the condition of the material and to do a float test to see if it still provides the required buoyancy. There's a previous thread here which may help, with links to a useful discussion on Song of the Paddle her...