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by PaddyW
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many boats fit in a jumbo van?
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: How many boats fit in a jumbo van?

Hi Dave, Your old club did this in 2013. We fitted 12 boats into Ciaran's Vivaro van, including some on roofrack. It took me and him 23 hours to drive out there, (heavy rain whilst driving through Germany), and 17 hours back in good weather and traffic. It would be safer with 3 drivers than 2 or to ...
by PaddyW
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club administration software
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Club administration software

1) get online community bank account which allows several users, (i.e. some committee members), to view statements/transactions. Only the Treasurer needs to have ability to make payments. You may need to update your club constitution if it still mentions two signaturies on cheques. 2) Second use goo...
by PaddyW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your best cock-up (not carnage)
Replies: 28
Views: 1617

Re: Your best cock-up (not carnage)

Several over several decades and can't decide which is best: 1) Setting off too late in the day for first ever run of Upper Dart in 70s in slalom boats. One boat written off near the start, two of us carried on and had to walk out in total darkness, carrying boats up steep bracken towards road on ri...
by PaddyW
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Planning a trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Planning a trip

Can anyone suggest a good range of water levels, (i.e. not too low and not too high), on the EA gauge at Cricklade for a paddle from Cricklade to Castle Eaton or Lechlade? I saw the river at Cricklade last week after walking from Thames Head, and it did not look paddleable from Cricklade at current ...
by PaddyW
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing a kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Choosing a kayak

If you really intend only to paddle on the flat you might like to consider one of the stable composite fast tourers like the Kirton Tercel available from Marsport. These are quite a bit lighter than the plastic alternatives and, whilst they don't have a hatch, you can easily store camping gear in b...
by PaddyW
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: kayaking+climbing UK adventure?
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: kayaking+climbing UK adventure?

Symonds Yat on the Wye - very scenic, easy rapid, several canoe hire shops, several campsites nearby and climbing.
by PaddyW
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123469

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Italy - Val Sesia (just guessing)
by PaddyW
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123469

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Far to sunny for Wales!

One of the upper sections of the Inn?
by PaddyW
Fri May 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?
Replies: 31
Views: 2324

Re: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?

Roofrack on all the time = poor fuel consumption. It depends how often you are using it and type of driving. I take it off if I am not planning on using it for a few weeks.
by PaddyW
Fri May 18, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?
Replies: 31
Views: 2324

Re: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?

Some simple checks every time I have a load on roofrack. 1) Try to rock the car by holding the bars. 2) Try to move bars forward or backward. 3) Check how secure load is on bars. Any movement means you need to make adjustments. I even do this at service stations on a long journey in case anything ha...
by PaddyW
Wed May 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pfunds, Austria - Kayak Hire
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Pfunds, Austria - Kayak Hire

http://www.sportcamptirol.at/kajak.en.html

Website says they still hire boats and only 30km away at bottom of Sanna and Landeck gorge sections.
by PaddyW
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Clubs and their Bank Account !
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Clubs and their Bank Account !

Your club constitution may specify two signatures on payments from your bank account. If that is the case then you could update your constitution to be more up to date with current banking. HSBC Community Account can be set up with one person, (i.e. treasurer), able to make payments online. You can ...
by PaddyW
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership management systems
Replies: 11
Views: 1348

Re: Club membership management systems

I have to disagree that accounts reconciliation is more difficult with WebCollect. It takes me under 15 minutes per month. I create and download the financial report from WebCollect to a spreadsheet, create a pivot table to show the categories of income against the payment methods and manually ente...
by PaddyW
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership management systems
Replies: 11
Views: 1348

Re: Club membership management systems

I had a quick look at webcollect today. You can do a 3 month trial period and if you have less than 50 members there is no annual fee. So you could try it out to see if it suits your needs. However I believe a bespoke spreadsheet solution is better for my needs as it is simpler to reconcile payments...
by PaddyW
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership management systems
Replies: 11
Views: 1348

Re: Club membership management systems

Google Forms for data entry/collation, (e.g. Membership forms, Bookings, Inventory). No charges. No ads. Easily customised for your particular club. Secure data which can be shared with those who need access. (e.g. certain club officials). Google Sheets as database - No charges. No ads. Easily custo...
by PaddyW
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Critique my roll?
Replies: 31
Views: 2244

Re: Critique my roll?

And Joe L is absolutely right about aerated water, this is the reason why a c-c pool roll (so popular a few years ago) does not transfer to white water. Interesting how opinions vary. Here is a quote from "Kayak Rolling" by Loel Collins - first published 2004 - "The C to C Roll is by far the most r...
by PaddyW
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling with shoulder injuries
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Paddling with shoulder injuries

"Screw" roll and "Sweep" roll are alternate names for the same roll. So there is no need to have them as different choices in your survey.
by PaddyW
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chlorinated swimming pools and neoprene
Replies: 19
Views: 2793

Re: Chlorinated swimming pools and neoprene

Going back a few years, I had a BA that got smaller and smaller due to using it in a pool for polo. The foam got eaten away by whatever was in the pool. Never had problem with decks or subsequently with BAs. Manufacturers probably changed the type of foam used for polo BAs. I always rinse and dry al...
by PaddyW
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta
Replies: 33
Views: 2696

Re: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta

Desmond's Descent
Desmond's Design
Desmond's Destruction
Desmond's Destiny

Or text speak for the kidz/youf:

ZZZ - Easy Rapid
LOL- Fun Rapid
GFETE - Thrilling Rapid
OMG! - Scary Rapid
OMFG!! - Very Scary Rapid
by PaddyW
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta
Replies: 33
Views: 2696

Re: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta

Desmond's Spawn/The Spawn of Desmond
Desmond's Scar
Desmond's Fury
Desmond's Drop/Desmond's Droppings
by PaddyW
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta
Replies: 33
Views: 2696

Re: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta

"Stormy Waters"

or simply

"The Storm"

and a section above could be "The Lull before the Storm"
by PaddyW
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Missing British woman in the Amazon
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Re: Missing British woman in the Amazon

She came to a pool session earlier this year and spoke of her plans. I hope all turns out ok.
by PaddyW
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn
Replies: 91
Views: 5328

Re: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn

But it is a 'normal' river which is why we are discussing it. Most rivers are not dam released with release times tailored to benefit the paddling community. Most rivers do not have such great facilities on private land to benefit the paddling community. Facilities cost money and as such it is not ...
by PaddyW
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn
Replies: 91
Views: 5328

Re: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn

CIWW - Cost to me: £17 for a day on an overcrowded course plus have to waste half an hour filling out forms in triplicate every time I go with the exact same information that I entered last year and have to pay £5 for the privilege of doing so. Not worth the hassle or expense. Do you go to Lee Vall...
by PaddyW
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn
Replies: 91
Views: 5328

Re: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn

Tryweryn: Great facility and well worth £7 for a day's paddling, (driving, walking, parking on their land and having access to the river, hot showers, toilets, cafe). CIWW - Cost to me: £17 for a day on an overcrowded course plus have to waste half an hour filling out forms in triplicate every time ...
by PaddyW
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 350
Views: 33218

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

gp.girl wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:32 pm
PaddyW wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:21 pm
The more tools you have in your toolbox..................

Can I get the hammer to work first please!? ;)l
You need to "nail" the "screw" roll before adding the "hammer" to your toolbox!
by PaddyW
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 350
Views: 33218

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

Who on earth is still teaching you the skulling brace in this day and age? Surely that stroke was consigned to history along with the slap support 20 years ago. EJ - recently made video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QIgRfskQvY Sculling during a brace or roll keeps or gets the paddle back into c...
by PaddyW
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How Do Clubs Communicate to it's Members?
Replies: 21
Views: 1428

Re: How Do Clubs Communicate to it's Members?

We do have a "news" section and an events calendar which are updated regularly which automatically post links to the news/events to our FB page and Twitter feed. Which calendar do you use that enables you to do this? I thought that FB only allows FB events and won't allow links to Google Calendar e...