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by steveg
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best advice that you have been given.
Replies: 23
Views: 1971

Re: The best advice that you have been given.

Look up and in the direction you want your boat to go - Instantly transformed my paddling from terrible to just quite bad.
by steveg
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Environment Agency Consultation
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: Environment Agency Consultation

The fishing lobby have in the North West District
by steveg
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big Dog Kayaks
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Big Dog Kayaks

I'll second that. I've had replacement grab handles and drain bung - fully expected to pay but 'no charge' not even for postage!
by steveg
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Kayaks scare fish"
Replies: 20
Views: 2776

Re: "Kayaks scare fish"

We were paddling at HPP one evening and they were closing early to reconfigure the course. Out of curiosity we hung around until the course had been drained. We couldn't believe the number of fish, and the size, that were clearly visable in the shallow pools which were left. Paddling certainly doesn...
by steveg
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Protection Bargains...
Replies: 27
Views: 4698

Re: Sweet Protection Bargains...

steveg wrote:I ordered a few things not long after the original post on this thread. They arrived when they said they would, all good.
I've ordered some more bits that based on the dates indicated should arrive in time for christmas (I hope).
Order arrived. Two separate deliveries but all present and ok.
by steveg
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Protection Bargains...
Replies: 27
Views: 4698

Re: Sweet Protection Bargains...

I ordered a few things not long after the original post on this thread. They arrived when they said they would, all good.
I've ordered some more bits that based on the dates indicated should arrive in time for christmas (I hope).
by steveg
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Permanent Mid river Hydro Barges proposed.
Replies: 21
Views: 3618

Re: Permanent Mid river Hydro Barges proposed.

Lemonroyd Weir is on the River Aire and is the weir that forms the 'Aire Wave'. This trial will have serious implications for the playboaters who use (or used!) this weir.
by steveg
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lomo spraydeck sizing
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Lomo spraydeck sizing

I have a keyhole size for my Big Dog Force. I emailed them the measurements of the cock pit and they sent me a bigdeck. It was way too big so sent it back. The key hole deck still isn't that tight.
Great deck for the money though!
by steveg
Fri May 04, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trent lock is running!
Replies: 22
Views: 4287

Re: Trent lock is running!

River right tends to be best at between 1.55 & 2.0 after that it's one long stopper.
River left comes in at about 2.2 and closes in at around 2.6

The levels are somewhat unreliable though as what is a good level one day isn't that good on another. Don't know why that is??
by steveg
Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS. Wavesport D65 with ratchets
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: FS. Wavesport D65 with ratchets

Sorry, sold a couple of weeks ago.

Steve.
by steveg
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS. Wavesport D65 with ratchets
Replies: 4
Views: 292

FS. Wavesport D65 with ratchets

I am selling my D65 in red which has ratchet backband. 1 year old and only had light use so in good condition.
Can send pics.
Travel a lot so could arange meeting or delivery.
Cheers
Steve.
by steveg
Sat May 07, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Wavesport Diesel 65 or D65
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Wanted: Wavesport Diesel 65 or D65

Where are you based?
by steveg
Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 38 degrees river access campaign
Replies: 100
Views: 5731

Re: 38 degrees river access campaign

I've just counted 22 people who have commented but not actually voted, thats potentially another 66 votes!
If you have commented please check to see if that you have in fact voted as well.
Steve.
by steveg
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE Liguid Logic Trigger
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: FOR SALE Liguid Logic Trigger

Hi,
Any news on the length of the paddle?
Cheers
Steve.
by steveg
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE Liguid Logic Trigger
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: FOR SALE Liguid Logic Trigger

Could you provide more details of the paddle please - model, length, feather & condition.

Cheers
by steveg
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Aquabound Shred Carbon - Comment?
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: Aquabound Shred Carbon - Comment?

Thanks Harry, it's good to get comments from someone with first hand experience. Most of the reviews I've read are for their sea paddles but reflect your own experiences (as long as you buy a 1 piece). I'm trying to find somewhere local to the East Midlands who stock them so I can go and have a look...
by steveg
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Aquabound Shred Carbon - Comment?
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: Aquabound Shred Carbon - Comment?

Thanks for your advice guys. It didn't take long for the Werner brigade to make an appearance! I'm a bit dubious about using price as a guide to quality, a couple of weeks ago one of our group snapped the shaft of his AT2 Flexi's and at £400 you would think they'd be indistructable. So the jury's st...
by steveg
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Aquabound Shred Carbon - Comment?
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Aquabound Shred Carbon - Comment?

Does anyone have any experience of these paddles? I'm looking for reasonably priced lightish paddles (for mostly grade 3 but hoping to progress) and the Aquabound Shred Carbon seems to fit the bill. Especially as you can get one for about 130 quid. There aren't many reviews around though so I was wo...
by steveg
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: Newark weir water levels
Replies: 10
Views: 6161

Re: Newark weir water levels

We've had a few 'discussions' with the Bailif and fishermen and made the point that the Trent is a navigation. No-one has argued with that too strongly but the banks are private so we seal launch off the wall in to the main Trent/Canal and paddle under the bridge to the wier. If there are fishermen ...
by steveg
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: dam x dry suit plus more kit
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: dam x dry suit plus more kit

Hey Wopo,
I know you don't paddle in the snow, but not working in it either?!!?!

As discussed yesterday I'll have the paddles.
Will give you a ring sometime to collect & bring the money.

See you around

Steve.
by steveg
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: For Sale

Hi,
Amazed to see you live in Sturton. I also live there and suprised I haven't seen another 'boat on car roof' as it's such a small place.
Regarding your questions about the G-Force 6.1, My son has one, I'm almost 6ft and I can't get in it!
Possibly see you around
Steve.
by steveg
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport Fuse or Jackson Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Wavesport Fuse or Jackson Fun

It's got to be the 4Fun every time!
Oh and did I mention, I'll be selling one in August.

Steve.
by steveg
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha ratchets advise
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Pyranha ratchets advise

I've just ordered a pair over the internet from 'Up and Under' e-shop.
£15.94 inlc postage.

Hope this helps.
by steveg
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED ; Dagger nomad 8.5
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: WANTED ; Dagger nomad 8.5

There was a Nomad for sale outside the Centre building at the Tryweryn this weekend. Can't remember the size or price but maybe worth giving them a call.
by steveg
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale- Citroen Saxo roof racks
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: For Sale- Citroen Saxo roof racks

Thats good cos its a 3 door I need the bars for.
I live in Lincoln so not that far away from you. Would it be ok if I come & check them out.
You can PM me a contact number & we can sort something out.
Steve.
by steveg
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale- Citroen Saxo roof racks
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: For Sale- Citroen Saxo roof racks

Hi,
What model saxo are these for (3 door/5 door) + what year, & where are you based?
Cheers
Steve.
by steveg
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Don - Stocksbridge to Oughtibridge
Replies: 10
Views: 6923

Re: RIVER DON (Stocksbridge to Oughtibridge)

Hi,
We're thinking of running the Don this weekend. Does anyone know if the tree is still a problem?
cheers
Steve.
by steveg
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: RIVER TRENT (Holme Pierrepont Artificial Whitewater Course)
Replies: 19
Views: 9507

Re: RIVER TRENT (Holme Pierrepont Artificial Whitewater Course)

Does anyone know if the recent sewerage & chemical spill into the Trent in Staffordshire will find it's way to HPP?
by steveg
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted bigger boat
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Wanted bigger boat

I wouldn't automatically go for a bigger boat. I too had a juice and swam a lot. Traded it in for a Jackson 4Fun which has proved to be much more forgiving resulting in far less swims.
by steveg
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: paddle found
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: paddle found

bump