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by Dave W
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

Re: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

Have had an annual policy with LV before, was about £130 from memory
by Dave W
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help Kayak needing delivered
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Help Kayak needing delivered

I can get it up to Northumberland next weekend, if that's at all helpful.
by Dave W
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: LOST: Half Werner Powerhouse Carbon Cranked
Replies: 0
Views: 887

LOST: Half Werner Powerhouse Carbon Cranked

Snapped my paddles on the strid on the Wharfe. Wouldn't mind the right blade back if someone happens to find it.

Might be wedged in the riverbed on river right, I didn't go back to look as my face was hurting after faceplanting.

Cheers
by Dave W
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sheffield kayak clubs?
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Sheffield kayak clubs?

Get in touch with Hallam. They've got a few non-student members and are a friendly bunch.
by Dave W
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendations for boat carry set-up pls
Replies: 16
Views: 1509

Re: Recommendations for boat carry set-up pls

For cycling to rivers in the past I have put all my soft gear in a rucksack then put the rucksack in the cockpit of the boat and strapped around the whole package. Paddle then strapped to the frame of the bicycle.

This set up works surprisingly well.
by Dave W
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: after advice jed or 4 twenty
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: after advice jed or 4 twenty

The jed is a newer design, in theory it should be better. However, this is entirely up to you. The standard advice would be to paddle both and see which you get on better with.
by Dave W
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do people still paddle ditches anymore?
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Re: Do people still paddle ditches anymore?

Whitsundale Beck makes a lovely warm-up for the Swale when it's high.
by Dave W
Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GoPro found in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: GoPro found in Australia

You can also just put a text file on there with your contact details on.
by Dave W
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Throw line recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 1468

Re: Throw line recommendation

Another vote for HF.

I use the Alpin, purely for the fact I prefer the thicker rope
by Dave W
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling - what it's really about...
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: Angling - what it's really about...

I'm sure the same title would be applicable on a paddling publication in some cases.
by Dave W
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Bit cheeky but...
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Bit cheeky but...

There's a lot more being sold through facebook groups these days.
by Dave W
Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: WHITEWATER INJURIES?
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

Re: WHITEWATER INJURIES?

In terms of injuries, do you want all which have occurred? Or just pick one? I found myself ticking a lot of boxes!
by Dave W
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Coming Through Wrist Seals on Cag
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Water Coming Through Wrist Seals on Cag

Pushing the seal further up the arm works for me, although sometimes I forget to do this and end up with soggy sleeves on my thermals.

I also seem to remember seeing some kind of cuff (potentially neoprene) which divers used to create a better seal on the wrist?? Though I could be making this up....
by Dave W
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New to paddling and the forum! Based in Newcastle upon Tyne
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: New to paddling and the forum! Based in Newcastle upon T

Head for Prudhoe train station. Theres a car park between the railway and the river, it's called Prudhoe Riverside Park. There's a fairly obvious path to the river and a nice beach to put in on. Tyne Valley Canoe Club paddle there on a Friday evening.
by Dave W
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trying to find work in Chile (gap year)
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: Trying to find work in Chile (gap year)

I had a look at the Visa situation, it looked like you don't need one for the first 90 days in chile but I am not sure what happens after that. I think you are probably right and it get expensive... but it will something I look into more cheers! 90 days is a common length of tourist visa, you'll ju...
by Dave W
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet - I know this has been questioned before but.....
Replies: 16
Views: 2006

Re: Sweet - I know this has been questioned before but.....

My Rocker has Trooper printed on the inside of it...
by Dave W
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha moan
Replies: 104
Views: 14115

Re: Pyranha moan

Down hpp the other day and I thought ill just check the seat bolts. And............they were very loose. would a wing nut on top of another wingnut work? Try some Loctite, should keep your bolts from coming loose http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_1015...
by Dave W
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bing home page
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Bing home page

Adrian Cooper wrote:I guess you need to be quick. It's currently showing an albatross
That's a booby. A blue-footed booby.
by Dave W
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Blisstick Specialist playboat for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Blisstick Specialist playboat for sale

Modelmakerman wrote:Pics not working
Work fine for me...
by Dave W
Fri May 30, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ideas Saw-t
Replies: 14
Views: 2033

Re: Ideas Saw-t

I have one of these http://www.silkyfox.co.uk/folding/pocketboy.html It is quite compact and comes in a little plastic case In my kit bag I also carry a larger cheap saw from B&Q which can be used for clearing debris, the little one is for rescue only and remains sharp. Silky saws are really very g...
by Dave W
Wed May 21, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn Spraydeck
Replies: 16
Views: 2123

Re: Burn Spraydeck

Burn (original but someone above says Mk I and II the same) cockpit is enormous, very tight fit for a normal 'bigdeck' sized deck that fits a proper boat like a topo. That said, I do manage with my old decks. Alternatively make sure your airbags are properly inflated, and forget about the deck. Sor...
by Dave W
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Liquid Logic Freeride
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Liquid Logic Freeride

How much? Where are you?
by Dave W
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak and Paddle Locks
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: Kayak and Paddle Locks

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_categoryId_202502_productId_751117_langId_-1?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Bike+Racks+&+Cycle+Carriers-_-Cycle+Carrier+Accessories-_-176043&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=lipapp&istBid=tzwt&_$$...
by Dave W
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha moan
Replies: 104
Views: 14115

Re: Pyranha moan

A misprint on a Molan?
by Dave W
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Van insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Van insurance

Try A-plan, nice guys.
by Dave W
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Marking your paddles
Replies: 21
Views: 1985

Re: Marking your paddles

Old skool Dymo label maker embossed labels are holding well so far.
by Dave W
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Briançon in June
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Briançon in June

I have done a trip with one car before where we took dropped boats and kit at the get-in, then a couple of people would take the car to the get-out and hitch back up. Worked fairly well really.
by Dave W
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Help with Project X 48
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Help with Project X 48

The only way to really answer how you're going to get on with either is to try them both out if you can.
by Dave W
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Help with Project X 48
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Help with Project X 48

I think you'll be better off with the 56x. If you can squeeze yourself into the 48 you're at the top of the weight range whereas you are more in the middle of the 56 and you'll have more leg room.