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by mpooleman
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: New Mountain Hardwear Down Jacket Size L
Replies: 0
Views: 264

New Mountain Hardwear Down Jacket Size L

Anyone want to buy new Mountain Hardwear down jacket (no tags). Size L, it's just a bit big for me. RRP is £200, looking for £115. Comes with stuff bag. It's this one http://www.mountainhardwear.com/mens-blayman-jacket-OM5731.html I can send pics if wanted, only worn for about 5 min, mint condition....
by mpooleman
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accident on Tees
Replies: 9
Views: 5360

Re: Accident on Tees

For those who aren't on facebook:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1 ... _accident/

Thoughts go out to the family,

Mark
by mpooleman
Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice: best car/van for paddling?
Replies: 37
Views: 3338

Re: Advice: best car/van for paddling?

-No boats but loaded up going to south of france with 3 ppl got 70mpg @ 65mph -4 boats 3 people fully loaded going to austria got 38mpg @ 95mph -2 boats 2 people normally gets about 50mpg @ 80mph My statistical analysis determines that you drive faster the more boats you are carrying and that the c...
by mpooleman
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice: best car/van for paddling?
Replies: 37
Views: 3338

Re: Advice: best car/van for paddling?

Diesels generally better than petrols with boats on the roof in my experience, something to do with torque at lower revs or something?? Ive got 1.6tdci focus estate: -No boats but loaded up going to south of france with 3 ppl got 70mpg @ 65mph -4 boats 3 people fully loaded going to austria got 38mp...
by mpooleman
Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Slow moving small rivers
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Re: Slow moving small rivers

Hi there There are several sections of the Wear and the Lower Swale that are fairly easy, how experienced are you? I would recommend getting in touch with a local club if your new to the sport, but if you're a bit more experienced and just need somewhere to take your son, check out the guides for th...
by mpooleman
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dam x 3000 cags
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Dam x 3000 cags

Can't recommend them enough. Sent my 6 year old cag for a seal replacement and they strengthened the underarm seams for free without me even asking.

Amazing customer service.
by mpooleman
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps conditions
Replies: 76
Views: 15067

Re: Alps conditions

Anyone got any updates on the Briancon levels? Heading out tonight!
by mpooleman
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Ouse - Linton Weir
Replies: 20
Views: 8551

Re: RIVER OUSE (Linton Weir)

Whilst the ladder is ok to paddle, I would be careful about taking groups with youg kids there as the contractor has left the area in a very poor state. -The hardcore working area has been left with sharp rock and bits of metal rebar sticking out -The Archimedes screw casing at the top doesnt tie in...
by mpooleman
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling to/from Whorlton on the Tees Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Paddling to/from Whorlton on the Tees Issues

If you park in the layby river right you need to cross the bridge and walk up the hill to the 'elbow' of the road and take the public footpath there which leads down to the river (all in all about 0.5k with about 40m of up assent) There is no access on the river right any more due to it being a pri...
by mpooleman
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling to/from Whorlton on the Tees Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Paddling to/from Whorlton on the Tees Issues

I tend to park on river right and walk over the bridge. Might be slightly further than parking in the village but at least the walk is downhill.

There's an actual layby there these days too to try and stop the verges getting chewed up.

Mark
by mpooleman
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak friendly flights to Western Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Kayak friendly flights to Western Canada

We flew with Thomas Cook and they took boats for £30 each way I think no hassle going out, a bit coming back but no extra charges.

Time before I flew with flyglobespan who were very cheap and very good good but they went bust.

Regards

Mark
by mpooleman
Mon May 14, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is boat theft a problem?
Replies: 23
Views: 1818

Re: Is boat theft a problem?

May seem daft but how encouraging manufacturers to mould one of those microchips that you use to identify dogs into all boats, you would just have to ensure it didnt cause a weak spot when choosing location, maybe under the security bars or near drain bung. Its like a tiny ball-bearing, lasts for ye...
by mpooleman
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ever used a knife?
Replies: 19
Views: 1394

Re: Ever used a knife?

Yes. When we're in Uganda on Nile special, the kid controlling the tow on rope flicked it to get it to my mate, but it basically ended up wrapped round his lower chest and both arms, he capsized and swung out into the main flow of the nile. Luckily we had been warned about mishaps with the rope so a...
by mpooleman
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accident in Cumbria
Replies: 21
Views: 14906

Re: Accident in Cumbria

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9451870 ... man_named/

Condolences to the family and all involved
by mpooleman
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Tees kayak permit. Should I pay ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2473

Re: Upper Tees kayak permit. Should I pay ?

Jim Pullen wrote:Err think he was talking about the problem of eddy hopping up the barrage there Alan.....

Indeed, reading it back I should have probably made it clearer the 2nd line onwards was relating to Upper Tees not barrage...
by mpooleman
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Tees kayak permit. Should I pay ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2473

Re: Upper Tees kayak permit. Should I pay ?

Not to mention Tees Barrage To be honest I have never had a problem there, if we leave a car there I pay for that, but dont normally pay for anything else, they are very good at letting you get changed there and not pay for cars that are just there while getting changed etc. Maybe I've just been luc...
by mpooleman
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123455

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Arkaig?

Looks low if it is
by mpooleman
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Easky 15 Sea Kayak ***For Sale***
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Easky 15 Sea Kayak ***For Sale***

Apologies, it is the normal one, NOT the LV.

As I said I posted this on behalf my mum and I know know nothing about sea boats and didn't know there were two so just linked to the first one I saw : )

Correct link is here
by mpooleman
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Easky 15 Sea Kayak ***For Sale***
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Easky 15 Sea Kayak ***For Sale***

Hi there My mum is selling her Easky 15 Sea Kayak, Very good Condition. RRP is £750, she is looking for £450ono DETAILS HERE Either email b.pooleman[at]talktalk.net or ring 01904 704131 (or pm me but remember its not mine so may take a little time to respond) Any Questions Please Ask, Collection is ...
by mpooleman
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Are we getting tighter when it comes to 2nd hand kit?
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: Are we getting tighter when it comes to 2nd hand kit?

some were downright rediculous offers (£400 below what I was looking for).................. Are we getting too tight to pay a fair price for kit? You get this selling anything, anywhere on the internet in my experience. Most things I have sold on ebay with a Buy it Now I have had silly offers for -...
by mpooleman
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pool Sessions - qualifications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1236

Re: Pool Sessions - qualifications?

We are not and never have been required to have NPLQ, the requirement has always been for lifeguards to have "National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches" The Training and Test can be done in 1 day and lasts a couple of years. I used to hold my NPLQ and it is just a slimmed down version ...
by mpooleman
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Ouse - Linton Weir
Replies: 20
Views: 8551

Re: RIVER OUSE (Linton Weir)

As of last week the fishladder is now clear, floods washed out the remaining trunk. At last!!! Good work to the several groups who helped remove bits of the tree as I dont think it would have moved for years as it originally was! (We spend a day there but I know there were plenty of others who did ...
by mpooleman
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wedding ring... snag hazard?
Replies: 71
Views: 3793

Re: Wedding ring... snag hazard?

Does anyone know the common mechanism of injury in the 'outside world' - presumably heavy machinery etc? I know of someone who caught it on a tiny weld splinter while climbing down from the back of a lorry after a delivery, the the lorry started pulling away, thankfully someone with a good shot thr...
by mpooleman
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS
Replies: 297
Views: 30489

Re: River Tees water levels

Middleton is a bit below the upper section you are talking about but gives you a bit of an idea

I think it will need some more rain before sunday

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=8138
by mpooleman
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: low water kayak syphon on Chateau Queyras
Replies: 26
Views: 3421

Re: low water kayak syphon on Chateau Queyras

and in high water, you are very unlikely to pin, but stay away from the sides, and the middle, plus keep her busy too, speed, determination and more speed are your ingredients. Indeed, we had two swimmers on it in high water this year, zero chance of getting kit out until the end rapid (you could b...
by mpooleman
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Canada

Depends if your after steeper more 'creeky' rivers towards the west coast or big water playboating towards the east coast.

Check out some of the 'Reports' on this website (link at top right of this page)
by mpooleman
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees Barrage White Water Course Latest Pics
Replies: 92
Views: 13167

Re: Tees Barrage White Water Course Latest Pics

Adrian Cooper wrote:I'm surprised you auto-correct has the word omnifloat in it. ;-)
Me too, just googled it and its some sort of castor for transportation, somone at my work must have added it to the dictionary.

Hopfully the course will be open soon!!

Mark
by mpooleman
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees Barrage White Water Course Latest Pics
Replies: 92
Views: 13167

Re: Tees Barrage White Water Course Latest Pics

Jon_Brown wrote:Or Omniflots maybe?
Well spotted, bloody auto correction on my browser!
by mpooleman
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees Barrage White Water Course Latest Pics
Replies: 92
Views: 13167

Re: Tees Barrage White Water Course Latest Pics

GlennT wrote: I have seen how quickly the staff at Nottingham have been able to move the rapid blocs .....
This may sound pedantic but to avoid confusion, Nottingham does not use Rapid Blocs, it uses Omnifloats because Rapid Blocs hadnt been developed by then, they serve a similar purpose though.