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by d.e.hill
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many boats fit in a jumbo van?
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: How many boats fit in a jumbo van?

Thanks chaps - seems like between 12-15 is reasonable target!
by d.e.hill
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many boats fit in a jumbo van?
Replies: 8
Views: 790

How many boats fit in a jumbo van?

Hi all, We’re off to Slovenia in the summer and are trying to work out how many people we can bring. Title sums it up really! We’re trying to hire a high roof, extra long wheelbase Mercedes sprinter (or similar) and need to work out how many white water (probably creek) boats we can fit in. Best gue...
by d.e.hill
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Czech Republic for our summer trip?
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Czech Republic for our summer trip?

Thanks both. That video. I’ve seen some tree filled ditches in my time, but that was carnage.

I should have said, it’s an **early** summer trip. So what’s running in May/June?
by d.e.hill
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Czech Republic for our summer trip?
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Czech Republic for our summer trip?

We’re thinking of heading off the beaten track (slightly) this summer for a club trip. I’m looking into the Czech Republic, but can’t find much info about the WW paddling except: 1. It’s a fairly early season (how early?) 2. There’s a single trip report on here (albeit from 20 years ago) 3. The Devi...
by d.e.hill
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Etive beginner trip
Replies: 8
Views: 1726

Re: Etive beginner trip

This made me smile more than any paddling video in a long time!
by d.e.hill
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where runs in March?
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Where runs in March?

Thanks for your thoughts guys, much appreciated.

We're currently aiming for a fortnight in Nepal, with a backup option of a week in Portugal. Will let you know how it pans out!

Dave
by d.e.hill
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where runs in March?
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Where runs in March?

Hey all, A group of us have some time during the first 2 weeks of March for an overseas paddling trip, but are wondering where is running. Any tips? We're a decent group of 4 boaters looking to paddle grade 4. Distance and cost not necessarily an issue. Top suggestions so far are: Nepal - a bit earl...
by d.e.hill
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Aquapac levers
Replies: 0
Views: 503

Aquapac levers

Somehow I managed to snap one of the levers on my aquapac closing clip this weekend. No idea how! Anyway, aquapac have insisted on sending me a completely new pouch, which is very kind of them (great customer service, recommended!), but it seems like a shame to bin the old one. Anyone know of a supp...
by d.e.hill
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stranded in Solent - Something for the rubbernecking kayaker
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: Stranded in Solent - Something for the rubbernecking kay

I had a fly around today in my little plane - it's still there! Apparently they were planning to shift her today, but were kyboshed by the same high winds that cut my jolly short. Pics below: http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah296/dehill2/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4f32319d.jpg http://i1383.photob...
by d.e.hill
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Day trip from Bristol to Llangollen tomorrow (27th)?
Replies: 0
Views: 987

Day trip from Bristol to Llangollen tomorrow (27th)?

Hey all,

I'm in the market for a day trip from Bristol to Llangollen tomorrow to meet some mates. The Dee should be in lovely condition. Anyone fancy joining for a share in fuel?

Planning to leave Bristol around 7am.

Call or text: 07729 214142

Dave
by d.e.hill
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Burn Medium (mk1) for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Burn Medium (mk1) for sale

Now sold! Thanks for all the interest.
by d.e.hill
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Burn Medium (mk1) for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Burn Medium (mk1) for sale

For sale is my medium Pyranha Burn (mark 1) in blue. Generally in decent condition for it's age, with all the usual scratches. I've tried to capture these as well I can in the photos. A couple of the scratches are slightly deeper than the rest, but nothing serious and no deep gouges or dents. It's n...
by d.e.hill
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: ZET RAPTOR, blue, nearly new £600 inc. hip pads and air bags
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: ZET RAPTOR, blue, nearly new £600 inc. hip pads and air

Hi mate, is your boat still for sale? Will you consider offers?
by d.e.hill
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Torrent Drysuit (L) For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Palm Torrent Drysuit (L) For Sale

Now sold.

Many thanks to Chris, a quick transaction and a gentleman to deal with.
by d.e.hill
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Axis Extreme BA/PFD
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Palm Axis Extreme BA/PFD

Ok, you've twisted my arm. I'll PM my bank details!
by d.e.hill
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Axis Extreme BA/PFD
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Palm Axis Extreme BA/PFD

Bump!

Don't be put off by the size, I bought the largest as it's got the max buoyancy. As far as I'm aware, it's the same physical size as the rest of the range, albeit with slightly longer straps.
by d.e.hill
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Torrent Drysuit (L) For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Palm Torrent Drysuit (L) For Sale

Yep Chris, still for sale.

I'm in Portsmouth at the moment, but will be back in Bristol next weekend, if you want to pick it up (preferable for me as I know you're happy with it)?

Or would you rather post it?

Dave
by d.e.hill
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Torrent Drysuit (L) For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Palm Torrent Drysuit (L) For Sale

Thanks for your reply Neil - sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I was paddling all weekend! The photo of me wearing the suit was during throwline practise, and was taken (literally!) seconds after getting out of the water (the throwline is still being packed behind me and there's a stream o...
by d.e.hill
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Helmet and Buoyancy Aid
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: WANTED: Helmet and Buoyancy Aid

Mine's here! It is fairly well used, but in decent condition...

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... 3&t=115850
by d.e.hill
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Axis Extreme BA/PFD
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Palm Axis Extreme BA/PFD

Photos below!

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by d.e.hill
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Torrent Drysuit (L) For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Palm Torrent Drysuit (L) For Sale

For sale is my Palm Torrent drysuit in size large. Bought a couple of seasons ago, and used fairly lightly as I've been out of the country for at least 50% of each season! Has kept me warm and dry at every opportunity, and (like all my gear) has been washed out in fresh water, dried and stored out o...
by d.e.hill
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Axis Extreme BA/PFD
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Palm Axis Extreme BA/PFD

For sale is my Palm Axis Extreme buoyancy aid in XL-XXL. This is for anyone above 70kgs, and has the maximum buoyancy. Generally good condition, as everything works and is original, but it is used (as per the pics). Still floats and has plenty of life left in it! As with all my kit, it has been wash...
by d.e.hill
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wrist Pain
Replies: 18
Views: 1697

Re: Wrist Pain

I'm not a doctor or qualified in any medical sense, but have had a similar experience. A few years ago I would get serve left wrist pain after any extended (4hrs+) paddle (interestingly enough, first noticed on the Tryweryn). It go so bad that it started reoccurring after most paddles (even short on...
by d.e.hill
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn pay and play
Replies: 153
Views: 16354

Re: Tryweryn pay and play

Well I never used the Tryweryn before it was free, and I always paid for parking once I started using it. My only effective form of protest now is to refuse to pay anything whatsoever to CT, in the hope that they do indeed go out of business. Morally, to accomplish this, I will simply not use the T...
by d.e.hill
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Companies that rock
Replies: 521
Views: 86536

Re: Companies that rock

Just had some great service from Mark Mulrain at IR- getting an IR Union suit to me in 18 hours at half the price I've seen it in shops. All because I forgot to order it in time! Excellent customer service.
by d.e.hill
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Werners lost on the Upper Dart!
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: Werners lost on the Upper Dart!

Now found! Many thanks all.
by d.e.hill
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Werners lost on the Upper Dart!
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Werners lost on the Upper Dart!

Hey all,

My set of cranked Carbon Werner Powerhouses lost on the upper Dart today.

Named with my phone number - reward for safe return!

Let me know if you come across them!

Dave Hill
07729214142
by d.e.hill
Fri May 14, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Unrealistic expectations of kit?
Replies: 22
Views: 1941

Re: Unrealistic expectations of kit?

Fair points all, I deserve a hard time for niggling! I guess I should be more grateful to them for sorting it so cheaply.

Thanks again for the replies!