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by Yellow boat
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What have you found in the river while paddling
Replies: 31
Views: 4929

Re: What have you found in the river while paddling

A garden trampoline about 8' up a tree on the river Mole it's been there since Christmas 2013 A mobility scooter and a push bike side by side in the Wey the weekend before last. A car complete with roof rack and straps in the Rio Noguara Palerisa about half a km from any possible track? One very col...
by Yellow boat
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Somewhere to leave the car
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: Somewhere to leave the car

Junction 7 is the M23 junction so you would have to park a long way from the junction. 8 is the A217 there is a car park on the top of Reigate Hill by the cafe and foot bridge there are also lay-bys on either side of the duel carriageway on the Lower Kingswood side. Don't be tempted to use the car p...
by Yellow boat
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fixing/Replacing cracked paddle shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Fixing/Replacing cracked paddle shaft

If the split is between your hands you may get away with a wrapped repair but if it's under a hand or between a hand and the blade I would defenitly replace the shaft. A repair could cost as much as a replacement shaft.
Contacting Robson would be a good start.
by Yellow boat
Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?
Replies: 20
Views: 2330

Re: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?

Beermatt, sounds like a sound course of action to me. May be look for a second hand pair of split slalom blades with the adjusting clamp in the middle. You may even still find an old pair of Lendals around with the Vari-lock joint. You can then try all angles of feather and see what works best for y...
by Yellow boat
Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Overhang
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Overhang

Mmmmm. Or could it be said that the roof rack bar is part of the vehicle not the load?
by Yellow boat
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?
Replies: 20
Views: 2330

Re: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?

Adrian, a Sharpie was used in the construction of the prototype. But I will say no more. . . . Franky. I did have my mates daughter try it. She had never paddled a kayak and her reading was around 25deg where as her dad who has been a div 1 C1 slalom paddler and raced with me in C2 was closer to 15d...
by Yellow boat
Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Overhang
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Overhang

by Yellow boat
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?
Replies: 20
Views: 2330

Re: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?

Chris, exactly my starting point. Then after lots of observation and even more pondering it was clear to me that there are so many variables, my idea of coming up with a set of measurements that I could use to calculate a feather angle was way way beyond me. So I went for the more impirical approach...
by Yellow boat
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?
Replies: 20
Views: 2330

Re: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?

Dave is right. I've built a prototype gauge to measure people's natural feather. I've only had about 15 different people/paddlers try it so far but from my small sample their natural feather range is between 15degs and 45degs. As a test I've measured a couple of slalom paddlers natural feather and t...
by Yellow boat
Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any changes, at all?
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

Re: Any changes, at all?

Welcome back Rich
Nothing much changed sorry to say on the legal front. But in my experience more paddlers are just paddling where they want if there is water.

Cheers

Paul
by Yellow boat
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe

I met my better half through paddling. She beat me in a race.
by Yellow boat
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Rivets
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: Rivets

4.8mm x 20mm or longer, aluminium are what I use.
Putting a washer on the inside is a good idea but there is not always enought room to get in there to do it.
by Yellow boat
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Steamed up glasses!
Replies: 29
Views: 2428

Re: Steamed up glasses!

I've also been hit in the face a few times, paddles, rocks, trees and other boats. Usually just scratched lens and a bent frame at worst the frame might break and you will lose the glasses. I think you can still get glass lenses but they are rare. If you think about it, if you work in an environment...
by Yellow boat
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Steamed up glasses!
Replies: 29
Views: 2428

Re: Steamed up glasses!

I've worn glasses for all my paddling career (40yrs) I've tried all sorts, nothing works for more than an hour or two at best. I just wipe them or paddle by touch. Worst I've had recently was at LV in the summer in a rain storm. Warm water, rain and me with a hot face. Couldn't see a thing had to st...
by Yellow boat
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Unusual Boat storage
Replies: 11
Views: 2092

Re: Unusual Boat storage

Join a club with a boat shed and store there.
by Yellow boat
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavehopper technique?
Replies: 24
Views: 2636

Re: Wavehopper technique?

Well done Jim. Have fun.
by Yellow boat
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavehopper technique?
Replies: 24
Views: 2636

Re: Wavehopper technique?

Jim.
With all this online coaching you must try and get a video of your run and post it here.
by Yellow boat
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavehopper technique?
Replies: 24
Views: 2636

Re: Wavehopper technique?

Spoken like a true "canoeist" :-)
by Yellow boat
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavehopper technique?
Replies: 24
Views: 2636

Re: Wavehopper technique?

Wow! I've not seen the Pinkston course but that sounds TIGHT. :-0 . . . I think proper technique should be chucked away and whatever works will win the day. Are you going to get chance to practice? Not sure what to suggest for the start, reverse ferry perhaps? You might be surprised at how well it w...
by Yellow boat
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavehopper technique?
Replies: 24
Views: 2636

Re: Wavehopper technique?

Jim WW racers are not designed to break in or out. So don't worry if you are having difficulty. I know wave hoppers are slightly shorter and more stable than the full on competition craft but if you are breaking in and out and crossing the current without going over. Give yourself a pat on the back....
by Yellow boat
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety course for non paddling partner!
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

Re: Safety course for non paddling partner!

Bank based FSRT. Would cover all the basics including throw line. Bank based is still a "wet" course but no paddling involved.
Just a bit of swimming.
by Yellow boat
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Converting Paddles to Splits
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Converting Paddles to Splits

I can convert your paddles and I'm based in Surrey.
Contact me via my website (at the bottom of this post) or PM me with details of what you want and I can give you a price.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thames trip advice wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: Thames trip advice wanted

Get in's around Reading would be at the waterside centre/Marsport. Or a bit further down stream at the St George and Dragon pub Wargrave. Camp on Hurley lock island. You will probably need to book the site as is gets full quickly in the summer hols. Paddle on down to Maidenhead/Bolters lock you can ...
by Yellow boat
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: pyranha I:3 spares required. Please help!
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: pyranha I:3 spares required. Please help!

Chris you can contact me and post a photo from my website. Click on the little world symbol under my profile picture or follow the link from my signature.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Approach Skeg repair & Airbag advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: Dagger Approach Skeg repair & Airbag advice

Don't the Approach's have a water proof hatch in the rear deck? If they do, don't they have a bulkhead behind the seat? If they do rear air bags aren't needed.
by Yellow boat
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: pyranha I:3 spares required. Please help!
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: pyranha I:3 spares required. Please help!

If you can post a photo of the busted one as well because if you can't get a replacement I may be able to repair it for you.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: bcu 2 star
Replies: 21
Views: 1256

Re: bcu 2 star

Lora
I totally agree with Chris there is no problem. Use a swim line or use others on the water with you to help with the canoe swim.
Again I would have no problem with these modifications on any of my assessments.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 38 - too old to start working in outdoor pursuits?
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: 38 - too old to start working in outdoor pursuits?

38 - to old - No, I started at 41 as freelance have also been an employee in the industry and am now back to freelance and running my own business doing canoe and kayak repairs. Great life. But it is "a way of life" it's never 9 to 5 and I hope you made your millions before you join us cos if you ar...
by Yellow boat
Thu May 15, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Pyranha ranger repair
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Re: Pyranha ranger repair

No problem hope it all goes well and you get back on the water.

Cheers

Paul
by Yellow boat
Sat May 10, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Pyranha ranger repair
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Re: Pyranha ranger repair

Gareth.
I don't know of any Rangers made in Roylex so I would expect it to be PE. It will weld no problem.
I don't know you location but I am in the South East and could do the job for you if it's not something you want to tackle your self.
PM me.

Cheers
Paul