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by Adrian Cooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 37
Views: 1395

Re: Warm When Wet

Chris Bolton wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:57 pm
My body is poorly heated or poorly insulated
Ah! If only!
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 37
Views: 1395

Re: Warm When Wet

You North American continentals, I really don't know. :-)
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC's new Access Charter
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: BC's new Access Charter

I agree that the word 'believe' can appear equivocal and certainly in terms of faith but I really don't think the 'strong case to demonstrate looks better. It sounds as like the opposing viewpoint in a legal argument. I feel it needs something more positive and that is my point. Many paddlers have b...
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC's new Access Charter
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: BC's new Access Charter

My preferred wording:


"British Canoeing believes there is an existing right to navigation on rivers"
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC's new Access Charter
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: BC's new Access Charter

Steve Agar wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:24 pm
However, if it were subject to European law........
We'd be paying the anglers several billion pounds for us to stay off the rivers.
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC's new Access Charter
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: BC's new Access Charter

I'm impressed with the intention, but worried about the practicality. If this does eventually go to Parliament through a private member's bill, you can bet your bottom dollar that the compromise will end up that riparian owners will be able to limit access at certain times in a way that leaves us n...
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2196

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

Excellent post TinyPaddler.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 37
Views: 1395

Re: Warm When Wet

DaveBland wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:53 pm
have had a "double digits" rule for several years now.
I assume that's double digit C not double digit F
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charges at Mile End Mill
Replies: 20
Views: 1407

Re: Charges at Mile End Mill

And just to reinforce Simon's point, the tenants are at liberty to charge whatever they like; if they chose to charge £50 per day, my guess is they wouldn't get any customers and would go out of business, people on this forum would complain bitterly but that would be just tough. Market forces dictat...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2196

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

BoofandSwim wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:00 pm
To my knowledge, access to car parks is implicit by their nature (unless stated otherwise).
I would be interested to understand your legal basis for this.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2196

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

Sorry, should have said 'gender'.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2196

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all members of the public can enter/exit the car park using the implied right of access. The 'land owner' has the right to withdraw the implied right of access, but must do so clearly and in advance. I might be a bit rusty, but I think I know a little about land ...
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 37
Views: 1395

Re: Warm When Wet

I think for the average drysuit, you get quite a well engineered product, sure there are some cheap alternatives available but if you consider the 'normal' Palm, Peak, Nookie, IR, you cannot get much under about £500. If you go to separates, you can select from cheaper alternatives within the produc...
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 37
Views: 1395

Re: Warm When Wet

It wasn't so very long ago that the 'normal' combination was a long-john wetsuit and a dry cag and everyone put up with that. Not so great for canoeists with legs exposed to the elements so we usually used dry trousers. Indeed, if you saw the Shaun Baker video posted a couple of days ago, you would ...
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club liability insurance from BC
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Club liability insurance from BC

Thanks for taking this up Dave, very useful.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Replacement rope for throw bag
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Replacement rope for throw bag

Jim wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:41 pm
or want/need to get them to the bank sooner than 15m downstream (next fall or something...)
I have my ropes marked off at 5m intervals so I can dump a length and still have a good idea as to how much is left in the bag
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Related Questionnaire
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Kayak Related Questionnaire

Well, it shut down quickly!
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Information on Pyreness
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Information on Pyreness

Any use?

by Adrian Cooper
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 121778

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Would it be the Findhorn above Dulsie?
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peak whitewater one Vs Dam x
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Peak whitewater one Vs Dam x

I can confirm that the breathable section does not last as long as the rest. Mine started leaking through the fabric during an AWWSR
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Rapids' on OS map
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: 'Rapids' on OS map

I'm struggling to remember the issue but I am sure I wrote to them once about how rivers were denoted on maps and I got a very detailed explanation with all the logic behind it. Probably best looking in contacts or just to customer services.
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak without channels (chines)
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Kayak without channels (chines)

I agree that a round hulled boat will sit more stably in a stopper but I guess it is also more difficult to extricate. Yes seam height but I think maybe also volume along the length. The Axiom mentioned earlier as difficult may be because the low volume stern is catching the flow, this might also ha...
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vid. ...there are no words adequate
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Vid. ...there are no words adequate

I'm thinking a seat belt might prove inadequate if it goes wrong.
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2613

Re: Insurance and qualifications

c) Leader/Coach not having British Canoeing membership & insurance. Insurance then comes from clubs affiliation insurance to BC I think. But if insurance company feel not obliged to cover this for some reason, then THE COMMITTEE IS LIABLE TO PAY COMPENSATION AND LEGAL COSTS. Only if the claimant ca...
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What trousers?
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: What trousers?

Whilst the fundamentals of outdoor clothing might be the same, there are a number of significant differences between the design of clothing for sailing and kayaking/canoeing. First off, sailors seem to expect to stay on board and clothes are not necessarily designed to exclude water during immersion...
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Would you paddle alone Glasbury to Hay
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Would you paddle alone Glasbury to Hay

You might find a group getting on who you could paddle with. I like the social aspect.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What trousers?
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: What trousers?

When I started out I used lightweight trousers from Palm and they lasted years, really good but for canoeing they just weren't up to the job. If you are sitting in a puddle of water you would want built-in feet so there are options to consider
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trolley Q
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Trolley Q

C-Tug is easy to take apart, all plastic so reasonably light, can be put into a sea kayak hatch.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Medway advice needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: River Medway advice needed.

Whilst there is concern for the wellbeing of the OP do we not think it is a bit demeaning to interrogate him on his abilities when he is merely asking for some simple advice. Presumably this information is available if he were to access a tide chart for the area so it's not as if some kind of masoni...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Medway advice needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: River Medway advice needed.

I did this stretch in canoe a few years ago, we were fighting a headwind for most of the way but we didn't have any problem with 'big boats'