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by GaryM
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Toggles
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Toggles

by GaryM
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Brand New Palm Atom Drysuit
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Brand New Palm Atom Drysuit

PM sent
by GaryM
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Need 5 - 10 Whitewater Kayaks
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Need 5 - 10 Whitewater Kayaks

Have sent you PM.
by GaryM
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Prijon Kompressor Creek boat for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Prijon Kompressor Creek boat for sale

Prijon creek boat, good condition, no splits or welds.
Normal scratches on hull, nothing major.
8ft 3inches long, around 340litres, up to 125kgs.
£200 ono.

Link to pictures
by GaryM
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which replacement drain plug for a Robson kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Which replacement drain plug for a Robson kayak

Looks similar to the drain hole in the Soul Gonzo.
The Zen type 1 drain plug from Canoe and Kayak Store fitted fine and is completely watertight.
by GaryM
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Expression 11 / Dagger Katana - Suitable for tall paddler?
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: Expression 11 / Dagger Katana - Suitable for tall paddler?

Have a friend with 34/35 inch inside leg, size 11 shoes and around 85kgs who paddles a Katana, and has paddled a medium Fusion too.
Says both are the most comfortable boats he has paddled, this is after 10 mile sessions on rivers.
by GaryM
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder surgery - experiences of recovery time
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Shoulder surgery - experiences of recovery time

Hi, I had a similar issue 30 years ago, and had open surgery (long before keyhole was being used), and I can relate 100% with what is being recommended. My surgery was in the September of 1988, and by the late summer/autumn of 1989 I was back paddling the Tryweryn. Yes, it sounds a long time, but it...
by GaryM
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: [Wanted] The Art of Freestyle
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: [Wanted] The Art of Freestyle

Yes, they are the authors, and I do have a dust covered copy I'm happy to see go to a good home.
PM me.
by GaryM
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beaches South of Ardtoe - proposal to suspend access rights
Replies: 66
Views: 15061

Re: Beaches South of Ardtoe - proposal to suspend access rights

Sounds like this was a very expensive exercise for the company involved, £1.7 million loss, so maybe there will not be a further year of this project.
http://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-scott ... 8787845436
by GaryM
Tue May 10, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 41543

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

Definitely go on the PyB rolling course. Several years ago having paddled higher volume boats for a long time, I took the plunge and got a low volume boat, and my roll became rubbish. Instructors at PyB were great, realised the issue straight away and redesigned my roll completely. Best thing was on...
by GaryM
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED - Stretch, Axiom, MX or equivalent
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: WANTED - Stretch, Axiom, MX or equivalent

I have a Stretch X/XL if you are interested.
Pm me your email and I can send you pictures if this may be of interest.
by GaryM
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recovering from Sciatica
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Recovering from Sciatica

Hi Bob, My commiserations, as a long term sufferer I know what you must be going through. First thing to ask is, did they identify the cause, i.e. disc damage, or something other? My problem was damage to the Piriformis muscle through/under which the sciatic nerve passes. Just a few thoughts from th...
by GaryM
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 2535

Re: What would you do?

Having been on the receiving end of this "trick" resulting in ruptured tendons in my shoulder, I think this is a highly dangerous thing to do. Plenty of other options as soon paddler in front seen to be in trouble, but playing follow the leader?
by GaryM
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Looking for club boats
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Re: Looking for club boats

I have a Pyranha Stretch L/XL if that is of any interest.
by GaryM
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: LARGE BOATS - for club use
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: WANTED: LARGE BOATS - for club use

I have a Pyranha Stretch L/Xl in good condition if that is of interest.
Looking for around £200.
by GaryM
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wild Water River Racer
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Wild Water River Racer

Yes, I do have one. Have pm'd you with some details.
by GaryM
Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why do people still paddle a topo?
Replies: 64
Views: 3965

Re: Why do people still paddle a topo?

Because it's the boat they want to paddle. What does it do better than the new boats? Turn this round, what to new boats do better than a Topo? If you enjoy paddling what you have, why change it because someone who doesn't know you thinks it doesn't look as "cool" as his boat and kit? When I started...
by GaryM
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Canoeing in the Scottish Highlands
Replies: 0
Views: 1280

Canoeing in the Scottish Highlands

From the Guardian on the 10th of September.
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/video ... anoe-video
by GaryM
Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Permanent Mid river Hydro Barges proposed.
Replies: 21
Views: 3642

Re: Permanent Mid river Hydro Barges proposed.

Looks like they did indeed install and test one somewhere, but lots of music, no narrative as to how effective/efficient it is/was. Not sure I'd fancy going down a weir with one of these in the way. Also, does not look, from what little you can see from the video, like the water behind is very flat,...
by GaryM
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Werner paddles ARE destructable (with a volcano)
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Werner paddles ARE destructable (with a volcano)

Strong candidate for Darwin awards.
by GaryM
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Smallest paddleable drainage basin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Smallest paddleable drainage basin?

My wife recently went on her annual trek across Wales on horseback, using as many bridle-paths and tracks as possible, even wading through waist deep bogs, and paddling in the River Severn pretty close to it's source. Anyway, to annoy me this year she took this photo!!! http://i297.photobucket.com/a...
by GaryM
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmsdale
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: Helmsdale

Anyone paddle Helmsdale?
Yes, but back then, 70's we never had any problems. Passed many fishermen, always waited until waved through, never any hassles.
Maybe try Caithness Kayak Club for further info, they have details of trips on their site.
by GaryM
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Permanent Mid river Hydro Barges proposed.
Replies: 21
Views: 3642

Re: Permanent Mid river Hydro Barges proposed.

I agree, an interesting concept, but I wonder if it is in the same category as the Salter's "ducks"? Will the conversion of mechanical to electrical energy be the largest headache? I am not an engineer, but would think that it would be constant laminar flow you would seek to use for such energy capt...
by GaryM
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzit?
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Wezzit?

Hmmmm, not sure about "fun run" at this level. I'll take your word for it. Still looking at the Google Street view pictures it looks a very pretty river system. But, you will see from the short video I managed to stitch together, not for the faint hearted last weekend! https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by GaryM
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzit?
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Wezzit?

Quote was from first edition Welsh Rivers guidebook.
by GaryM
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzit?
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Wezzit?

Yes, you are right it is indeed the Gwynant.
It was steaming down yesterday, both river and road.
People staying in YHA were heading out in case the road totally flooded, and it was pretty close just below there.
by GaryM
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzit?
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Wezzit?

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by GaryM
Thu May 17, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best boating cafe in the UK?
Replies: 35
Views: 2025

Re: The best boating cafe in the UK?

Tempest Cafe in Thurso - just what you need while waiting for the Pipe to start ......
Sadly I can also remember it when it was the Ships Chandlers, an Aladdins cave for getting bits for fishing off the end of the pier there at high tide or at Scrabster.
by GaryM
Tue May 08, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for a GPS tracker to log trips
Replies: 15
Views: 843

Re: Looking for a GPS tracker to log trips

We have used the Garmin Foretrex units very successfully, including 2 4 day treks across Wales, once through the back end of a hurricane, so no worries about being waterproof, although they are. Initially we had the 101, and more recently the 401, which has a much greater battery life (17 hours on s...