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by Barnacle Bill
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Alaw Bach
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Wanted Alaw Bach

We are selling two Alaw Bachs . Mine is 9 years old and has been well used.The gel coat is faded and it has lots of scratches and dings. It is sound and watertight. The hatches are watertight. And its £550 My husbands is newer and is in much better condition but still with plenty of scratches. This ...
by Barnacle Bill
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skeg-retro fit
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Skeg-retro fit

Apparently it was Craig Pinder in Weymouth-is he still around?
07795363679
Not sure if he is still doing repairs
by Barnacle Bill
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea paddling destinations for (relative) beginners
Replies: 40
Views: 1988

Re: Sea paddling destinations for (relative) beginners

Have a look at the trip reports on http://www.iopcc.org. Most of the trips are in the South West. You may find some ideas there and lots of pics to inspire you. We have a trip on 28 April to 2nd May (early May BH) based at Trewiston farm in North Cornwall (close to camel estuary) which has many poss...
by Barnacle Bill
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Public Meeting about Portland Coastguard Closure
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Public Meeting about Portland Coastguard Closure

There is to be a public meeting over the Portland Coastguard closure plan The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is holding the meeting at All Saints School in Weymouth on 8 March from 1930 GMT. The meeting will be independently chaired and will give people the chance to question MCA representativ...
by Barnacle Bill
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dorset report ..
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Dorset report ..

A member of Isle of Portland Canoe Club - lets call him Jim - recounts his experience: Riding from Overcombe to Greenhill along the beach path this morning 9 ish. Saw something in the bay but not sure what as was looking into the sun. Then saw others phoning police/coastguard not sure which. Went to...
by Barnacle Bill
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Steve Bowes
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Steve Bowes

To all of Stevies friends - It is with great sorrow that I bring news that Stevie has finally passed on. Steve has been battling a number of serious health problems on and off for a number of years now. Unfortunately after one battle too many, one complication too many, it was time for him to leave ...
by Barnacle Bill
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Yoga and paddling
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Yoga and paddling

I do yoga and think I have less aches and pains than when I don't do yoga. It has definitely strengthened my back and helped with flexibility. The relaxation techniques are useful too. If I can fall asleep on a hard dusty school hall floor then sleeping in a beach should be easy
by Barnacle Bill
Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Portland Coastguard assists 16 kayakers at Portland Bill^
Replies: 114
Views: 11960

Re: Portland Coastguard assists 16 kayakers at Portland Bill

Barbara - slightly different topic, but the photos on facebook showing the landing at Chesil Cove are from the same day?... the conditions there don't tie in with the "dumping surf" warning you were given. If I was leading a group and given that warning, then deciding to turn around and risk anothe...
by Barnacle Bill
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Portland Coastguard assists 16 kayakers at Portland Bill^
Replies: 114
Views: 11960

Re: Portland Coastguard assists 16 kayakers at Portland Bill

Everyone involved is now fine.
Glad everyone is OK. It must have been very scary
by Barnacle Bill
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Portland Coastguard assists 16 kayakers at Portland Bill^
Replies: 114
Views: 11960

Re: Portland Coastguard assists 16 kayakers at Portland Bill

Five paddlers from Isle of Portland Canoe Club paddled from Portland Harbour around the Island East to West. We heard the group of 15 paddlers from Hamble Canoe Club, call sign Yellow Kayak, check in with the coastguard at 10.30 as we were paddling across Portland harbour. We found conditions to be ...
by Barnacle Bill
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plastic not so Fantastic
Replies: 19
Views: 1702

Re: Plastic not so Fantastic

You can do your bit to reduce the plastic waste mountain by joining in with this Paddle and Pick event on the Dorset Coast.
http://www.iopcc.org/paddlepicknew.htm

Anyone wishing to join in should contact Terry at Secondwind Watersports http://www.second-wind.co.uk/home/
by Barnacle Bill
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Fresh blood for your group?
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Fresh blood for your group?

Hi Tom Isle of Portland Canoe Club are based in West Dorset. Our membership is mainly from the Weymouth/Dorchester area (but other people drive hundreds of miles to paddle with us!) - including folk from Bristol and Bath. We do stuff that would suit yourself and the girlfriend. Website is www.iopcc....
by Barnacle Bill
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Partner for Intermediate/Advanced Sea Kayaking
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Partner for Intermediate/Advanced Sea Kayaking

Isle of Portland Canoe Club are based in West Dorset. Our adults only membership is mainly from the Weymouth/Dorchester area (but other people drive hundreds of miles to paddle with us!) Website is www.iopcc.org. There are lots of trip reports and galleries to whet your appetite. Members area has a ...
by Barnacle Bill
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Nw paddler in West Dorset
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Nw paddler in West Dorset

Isle of Portland Canoe Club are based in West Dorset. Our membership is mainly from the Weymouth/Dorchester area (but other people drive hundreds of miles to paddle with us!) Website is www.iopcc.org. There are lots of trip reports and galleries to whet your appetite. Members area has a forum the sa...
by Barnacle Bill
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: # collarbone
Replies: 19
Views: 1685

Re: # collarbone

I fractured the greater tuberosity of my humerus (+ribs, +thumb) on February 14th 2010- high speed skiing crash. The x ray showed a little crack in the knobbly bit as the top of the arm goes into the shoulder. 3 - 4 weeks should fix it the French doctor said. After 9 weeks when I still could not lif...
by Barnacle Bill
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Eddystone 2010
Replies: 31
Views: 1475

Re: Eddystone 2010

Trip report and photos on http://www.iopcc.org - ( tabs - trip report and galleries for photos!) If anyone wants photos sent send me a pm from here or contact me off the iopcc website (e mail chairman off the contacts page) The paddle out was fine though it was an interminable slog to get back. I wa...
by Barnacle Bill
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fowey free parking
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Fowey free parking

We have parked at Golant and launched at various states of the tide from the slipway after the level crossing. We have parked for free down there. On the other side the drive through the lanes to get to Polruan is interesting. Launching at Polruan is easy once you are down there but it is a very big...
by Barnacle Bill
Wed May 27, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mike Webb, Rockpool Kayaks, Top Bloke
Replies: 20
Views: 2394

Re: Mike Webb, Rockpool Kayaks, Top Bloke

My poor Alaw need a bit of repair work. Not only did Mike repair my boat perfectly with no notice at all despite being very busy, he also taught me how to do repairs myself and supplied me with the necessary materials - all for the price of a couple of pints! Rockpools are fantastic kayaks and Mike ...
by Barnacle Bill
Wed May 27, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Explorer?
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Explorer?

Paddle as many boats as you can before making a decision. I was pretty well set on an Explorer until I paddled a Rockpool Alaw Bach. Also compare the build quality of boats you are considering as well as the performance. I have not regretted choosing the Rockpool and have received first class custom...
by Barnacle Bill
Mon May 04, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lulworth Cove.
Replies: 11
Views: 3452

Re: Lulworth Cove.

Good to see you at Mupe today. That was a splendid bass . We had rather a bumpy paddle back to Kimmeridge as the wind freshened in the afternoon. I hope your journey back to Hastings wasn't too slow.

BB
by Barnacle Bill
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SW/ South Devon get-together 09?
Replies: 139
Views: 10974

Re: SW/ South Devon get-together 09?

Marks do that covers it
by Barnacle Bill
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lulworth Cove.
Replies: 11
Views: 3452

Re: Lulworth Cove.

Lulworth Cove is only a small part of this spectacular coastline and if it turns out to be a sunny bank holiday I would avoid aproaching it by road at all costs. The launch from Ringstead is very easy. The car park will be £5 but you can bring your car though the gate (says residents only ) and park...
by Barnacle Bill
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Well done IOPCC ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1594

Re: Well done IOPCC ...

Isle of Portland Canoe Club will be starting regular Club nights on a Thursday starting on Thursday 23 rd April at Sandsfoot beach on Portland Harbour. There will be a pre booked group of 8 paddlers being coached by one of our Level 4 coaches but other members will also be there to paddle informally...
by Barnacle Bill
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Helford River Canoe and Kayak Club
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Helford River Canoe and Kayak Club

http://www.iopcc.org This is the new website of Isle of Portland Canoe Club. Have a look - lots of nice pics! All info concerning the club can be found here and further info can be obtained from any of the contacts. We have a couple of weekend trips planned - one in the South Hams 30/31 May and one ...
by Barnacle Bill
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Well done IOPCC ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1594

IOPCC camping weekend

Hi cj thanks for your interest. http://www.iopcc.org . the Isle of Portland Canoe Clubs wonderful new website. There are two camping weekend planned . The first is in the Burgh Island area in the South Hams of Devon over the 30/31 May. The second is on the longest day 20/21 June . This will be Lyme ...
by Barnacle Bill
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cornish Creeks
Replies: 11
Views: 4361

Looe Rivers

To explore the West and East and Looe rivers. Park at SX251538 - pay and display car park with a slipway. Launch 2 hours either side of HW to be able to reach tidal limits of both rivers. The West Looe becomes very narrow and you may not be able to turn your 17' sea kayak to come downstream! The Wes...
by Barnacle Bill
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Too many kayaks to chose from
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: Too many kayaks to chose from

[ I was there last year for their Symposium and was able to meet the Rockpool guys and paddle their boats as well.[/quote] I paddled everything I could lay my hands on over a period of 6 months and had almost settled on an NDK Romany and then I got in Sea Kayaking Cornwalls Rockpool Alaw Bach and my...
by Barnacle Bill
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Well done IOPCC ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1594

Re: Well done IOPCC ...

The link seems to have changed to http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/4225064.Climber_injured_in_30ft_cliff_plunge/#show When we were off the water after the incident the Coastguard was keen to reassure us that we had behaved correctly and that he was delighted that we had called in to report the incid...
by Barnacle Bill
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A new Rockpool GT
Replies: 20
Views: 3095

Re: A new Rockpool GT

Do you mean the New WWR boats that they have developed - the Spark and the Demon. 'The Demon is a stable and highly manoeuvrable WWR kayak. We are pleased with the speed of the DEMON; it is faster than we originally intended but still with high levels of manoeuvrability and stability! ' 'The SPARK i...
by Barnacle Bill
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NEW Paddler down Portland
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Isle of Portland Canoe Club. IOPCC

Isle of Portland Canoe Club are based at Weymouth /Portland and you are very welcome to come and join us. http://www.iopcc.org. All contacts are on the website. We welcome all paddlers of 1* and above We paddle most weekend mainly at sea but we also do a bit of river stuff. We have occasioinal skill...