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by Whitey1
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flare disposal.
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Flare disposal.

Thanks guys. No longer in the Pyrenees, must remember to change location. I've contacted the local coastguard so just waiting to hear back from them now. Much appreciated advice.
by Whitey1
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flare disposal.
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Flare disposal.

I have 2 Red Handle Flare Mk. 8 that have an expiry date of 05/11. How and/or where can you safely dispose of these, assuming they would not be reliable to use now?
by Whitey1
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big lad Kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Big lad Kayak

Check for pm Stuart.
by Whitey1
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Medium Nomad
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Medium Nomad

Check pm.
by Whitey1
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted large playboat
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Wanted large playboat

Bump... Can't believe I'm struggling to find a large playboat... This is a first 😳😂 Think about it. Most popular playboats are Jacksons, then perm any options from a few others. Jacksons have now gone up in price by 25%....so have Dagger, Liquidlogic (though very rare in playboat world anyway) I gu...
by Whitey1
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is it true that.........?
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: Is it true that.........?

waverley610 wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Bad news of this story came my way today grrr
What happened?
by Whitey1
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Liquid Logic Jefe Grande for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Liquid Logic Jefe Grande for sale

Tell you what, last thing I need is another creek boat but if you lived nearby I’d have it in a shot. £200 ? That’s almost giving it away mate. The market must be dead if that doesn’t shift but if my fears are justified re price of new boats going sky high then that’s almost like a future investment...
by Whitey1
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Liquid Logic Jefe Grande for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Liquid Logic Jefe Grande for sale

Tell you what, last thing I need is another creek boat but if you lived nearby I’d have it in a shot. £200 ? That’s almost giving it away mate. The market must be dead if that doesn’t shift but if my fears are justified re price of new boats going sky high then that’s almost like a future investment...
by Whitey1
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is it true that.........?
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: Is it true that.........?

That's the point I'm making. Are Daggers and Jacksons brought in from America going to be subject to this tax? Wavesport and Pyranha of course are manufactured in the UK so won't be subject to a retaliatory tax. You make a good point though. Some Daggers are made in the UK under licence ( Mamba I gu...
by Whitey1
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is it true that.........?
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Is it true that.........?

Kayaks, canoes paddles etc will become subject to the EU retaliatory Trump tax. Rumours of kayaks costing £1600 and who knows what else? Could be good short term for the second hand boat sales but disastrous overall. Wavesport and Pyranha should do well locally but Dagger, Jackson, etc etc.
by Whitey1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendation for kayak to help teach son
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Recommendation for kayak to help teach son

What’s a Digger at heart?
by Whitey1
Wed May 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rams butting cars Isle of Mull
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Rams butting cars Isle of Mull

No real answer to it. I've known it happen to two friends' cars on Cumbrian fells. It's not only the Rams, ewes do it too. Farmers should have public liability insurance to cover it but it's never a smooth claim and it would be far better not to have to worry about it. I'd say if there's two cars th...
by Whitey1
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Professional welder'
Replies: 5
Views: 791

'Professional welder'

What's a professional kayak welder? You see a lot of split boats advertised as professionally welded. If fact I don't think you ever see a non-professionally welded boat. So is there a standard qualification or do you just get to call yourself a professional after completing so many repairs. That ca...
by Whitey1
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: From rock gardens to rivers - advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: From rock gardens to rivers - advice please

This is exactly the tread I was going to start, same interests and same choice of boats. I’ve tried the fusion and the stratos and would lean towards the stratos however prefer the idea of a boat along the dimensions of the Jackson but as said it’s expensive. My local shop in the SW only appears to...
by Whitey1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Buoyancy bags for Mamba bow
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Buoyancy bags for Mamba bow

Wine bags. Perfect. Come in combination of sizes, usually 3 or 5 litre. Pack them in to fill as much space as possible.......once empty of course.
by Whitey1
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: From rock gardens to rivers - advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: From rock gardens to rivers - advice please

If I were to choose one boat from the list it would be the Jackson........but it's expensive! Have you seen this video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y1aLHlwerkE So since RG is for rock garden it should be good in.....rock gardens. And since the hull is the same (exact same?) to their Karma unlimited...
by Whitey1
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Only Allowed 2 Boats
Replies: 29
Views: 2436

Re: Only Allowed 2 Boats

Just demo a Nomad Gordon. As you said, they're popular for a reason. Seriously, I spent ten years avoiding it for much the same reasons as yourself then finally paddled one and realised I'd wasted too much time on Hoss/Diesel/Habitat/Diesel 80/Shiva......and loads of others. I'd describe it as a boa...
by Whitey1
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nose cones |?
Replies: 21
Views: 1501

Re: Nose cones |?

[quoteI know I've rather hijacked this thread. I apologise.][/quote] Don't apologise Simon, it's just moved onto something more interesting. I'm far more inclined to agree with Clarky's thoughts than your own though I have to say. I think a huge part of the Sickline attraction is the standardised fo...
by Whitey1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nose cones |?
Replies: 21
Views: 1501

Re: Nose cones |?

From Colin C. you change the nose or tail in case of damage. seems a good idea to me. http://www.soulwaterman.com/pages/impactprotection . Agreed, looks a clever idea and he's actually applied for a patent. Corran is doing a lot of complaining about his boats not being allowed in extreme races since...
by Whitey1
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta
Replies: 33
Views: 2851

Re: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta

Burny-Lugs ! Hint, work it out from this !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KShjB5jyjM
by Whitey1
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nose cones |?
Replies: 21
Views: 1501

Nose cones |?

Just spotted the worst attempt of all time to repair a split nose on what was otherwise a really good boat boat. It did make me wonder why don't more (or any) manufacturers these days offer a double layer up front, maybe with some softer, absorbing sandwich material between inner and outer. It might...
by Whitey1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some lessons learned from a swim.
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Re: Some lessons learned from a swim.

Morsey [Swimming = type 2 fun[/quote]

Disagree. Swimming = Type 3 fun. NOT fun at the time, NOT fun looking back on it either.
by Whitey1
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: R.I.P. Tom Petty
Replies: 1
Views: 605

R.I.P. Tom Petty

I 've lost one of my best paddling buddies this week. Tom Petty.......the theme track of so many paddling adventures, especially for 6 years of Alpine action. On the way to the get in it was something upbeat like American Girl, when we were really scared, and we were often enough, it was Freefallin'...
by Whitey1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: What to get?
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: What to get?

Almost every paddler in the country will give you the same advice. Join a club, even if you're not normally a 'club' person. You'll get to try a variety of boats and you'll get safe coaching until you decide what sort of paddler you want to be.
by Whitey1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best boat in the WORLD!
Replies: 67
Views: 7201

Re: The best boat in the WORLD!

Whitey1 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:58 am In the last month I have tried the Machno, 9R, Tuna, Zen, Nirvana, Granette and a few others. Conclusion, I like my old boat better! which is.........? Flying Squirel So as SPL said earlier in the thread, the best boat in the world is probably the one sat in...