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by Adrian Cooper
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kokatat Maximus Centurion Quick Release Threading
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Kokatat Maximus Centurion Quick Release Threading

I was once told that the point at which the buckle would give way was a little less than the point at which your ribs would break. No evidence but it sounded good.
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Times article
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Times article

It's a shame they kept calling it trespass
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!

The Kent one is complicated by tributaries; East Stour, Great Stour, Little Stour and there is a Stor running into the Arun.
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 5:10 canyoneers
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: 5:10 canyoneers

Those not been made for 5 years or so. I had three pairs and were all good, I have the latest with laces although now discontinued, also have water tennies which are good but I guess these are also no longer available.
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Phoenix
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Phoenix

A chap in our club has one and seems happy with it. He changes his boats quite often and he wouldn't have it if it wasn't up the job. He's a good paddler (L5K and all that)
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Transport - Height Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Kayak Transport - Height Issues

My son used to transport a 9R in the back of his Navare
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Falls of Balgy
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Falls of Balgy

Algy met a bear
A bear met Algy
The bear was bulgey
The bulge was Algy
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED Sit On 8 foot
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: WANTED Sit On 8 foot

Your best bet is to learn to paddle a sit in kayak. The Eskimo Topolino is 2.2m long albeit an old design could be had second hand. The other option is an inflatable

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by Adrian Cooper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Falls of Balgy
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Falls of Balgy

It's in the second edition, says it's runnable even though the last hole looks sticky.
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kokatat Maximus Centurion Quick Release Threading
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Kokatat Maximus Centurion Quick Release Threading

In the early days of these things, there were two alternative ways of threading. If you were wanting to secure yourself to a solid object on the bank to ensure you were not dragged into the river when belaying, you used the metal plate since this was secure. If you were doing a live-bait rescue, you...
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!

Four R Couze in France and two R Auze
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck, Coniston. Dangerous Water Releases!
Replies: 30
Views: 8977

Re: Church Beck, Coniston. Dangerous Water Releases!

Very interesting in this health and safety conscious world
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Avon in Salisbury
Replies: 30
Views: 1155

Re: River Avon in Salisbury

Regarding access to SSSIs, the government responded to a report on the subject as follows "Recommendation 13 Public access to SSSIs is important if their condition is to matter to more than a few dedicated conservationists. Of course, it is vital that visitors should not damage the sites but we beli...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Avon in Salisbury
Replies: 30
Views: 1155

Re: River Avon in Salisbury

You might like to refer to the Salisbury Avon Navigation Act 1665 which specifically makes the river a public navigation from Salisbury to the sea. It is still in force and his solicitor should have picked it up in searches at the time of purchase.

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by Adrian Cooper
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Split paddles
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Split paddles

Try Paul at PK Paddlesports

http://www.pkpaddlesport.co.uk/
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is this the best time ever to go paddling?
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Is this the best time ever to go paddling?

Agreed Mike, course fishing closed season.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri May 29, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is this the best time ever to go paddling?
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Is this the best time ever to go paddling?

I've seen several anglers posting pictures proclaiming that the government have now let them out. Even though I thought it was still the closed season!

Out last evening on the Thames, never seen so many rowers, not even at weekends! Only one collision with an SUP!
by Adrian Cooper
Wed May 20, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: kielder paddling
Replies: 21
Views: 2366

Re: kielder paddling

I know its a water supply to Newcastle but I'm sure they've all drunk worse than my pee off the side of my boat. It's not as if you drink it without treatment. Just in case anyone was worried, all the birds crap in it, the fish too and when the level increases it washes in the dog, fox, deer crap a...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Question for Ethos 10 owners
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Question for Ethos 10 owners

"easy white water"

Go onto the Wavesport site for this product and there is a video of the boat in use. It's a bit long and rather a lot of chat but some really nice video of the boat handling some fairly challenging water.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Question for Ethos 10 owners
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Question for Ethos 10 owners

Sometimes you need to consider what your range of compromises comprise ( ;-) ). The Ethos is a similar length to the Perception Overflow which was used on the first expedition down the Zambezi. Indeed, you might argue it has better whitewater profile with a good front rocker profile and progressive ...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 2578

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

We won't convince Government to make a new law by arguing that there already is one, particularly as they have increased the stakes by proposing to make trespass criminal. I'm suggesting we don't try for a new law, we continue to argue the existence of a right. Do you have a source for that (it wou...
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 2578

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

The 4% statement reinforces, for the objecting user groups, the validity of their argument that they have the rights and we do not. The 4% is the exception to their general interpretation. We should move to the 100% argument with vigour.

Please excuse the 'us and them' but it is relevant.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 2578

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

Access the petition and scroll down, poster reads "less than 4% of rivers in England and wales have clear access or uncontested right to paddle". You might argue that this is fact insofar as the rights are contested but it gave the much more prominent and vocal George Mombiot the opportunity for an ...
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 2578

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

The latest petition asks for a "review of current policy towards access on waters in England and Wales, including consideration of new legislation to establish a public right for fair, shared ... access". Is this really what paddlers have been asking for? I thought we had moved on from this about 10...
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone tried a pyranha ozone yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 1843

Re: Anyone tried a pyranha ozone yet?

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by Adrian Cooper
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Talla Spillway
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Talla Spillway

I understand that the term 'low head dam' is simply an American expression for 'weir'. The nature of the risk needs to be assessed on an individual basis
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC consultation
Replies: 47
Views: 3769

Re: BC consultation

Whilst they are described and describe themselves as the governing body, this is really only in relation to competitive sports. As far as recreational paddling is concerned, there is no need for government and this is where members get wound up by their imposed rules. If you weren't a member of BC, ...
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: NERDS! Rapids whose line changes drastically with levels
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: NERDS! Rapids whose line changes drastically with levels

When Mill Falls gets really big you end up going where the water wants you. Really quite tricky to control your line in a traditional boat

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by Adrian Cooper
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha 9R '2' - what's the difference?
Replies: 15
Views: 3097

Re: Pyranha 9R '2' - what's the difference?

It would be possible to measure the speed of a boat, or at least to provide a measure which would convey this. But, since the speed is ultimately determined by the engine, you need to take this out of the equation. What you need is a combined drag coefficient. Now, it would need to be conducted at a...