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by Adrian Cooper
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2699
Views: 116919

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Well I haven't a clue but had already discounted the Colorado, if I were guessing I'd suggest somewhere in Iran but I have no idea on a river.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: J Bars
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: J Bars

Demondave wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:27 pm
I have a pyranha Z One and a big dog.
I wouldn't bother
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Performance Awards
Replies: 18
Views: 706

Re: Personal Performance Awards

I agree that picking and choosing is good from one perspective but it makes it potentially difficult for commercial providers to obtain all the 'necessary' qualifications to offer a full spectrum of courses; but maybe it was always like this?
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition

jriddell wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:14 pm
cooperate profit.
I'd just like to point out that I am not taking any profit from this book in any way.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing a kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Choosing a kayak

You don't have to get the top spec; the lowest spec is less than half the cost of the top spec.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing a kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Choosing a kayak

If you really intend only to paddle on the flat you might like to consider one of the stable composite fast tourers like the Kirton Tercel available from Marsport. These are quite a bit lighter than the plastic alternatives and, whilst they don't have a hatch, you can easily store camping gear in ba...
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Plastic Welding
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Plastic Welding

I don't know what these car body repairers can do but a Novacraft canoe is likely made of Royalex which comprises five layers of plastic and foam. Each layer is quite thin with the outer vinyl layer being 1-2mm and the ABS layer beneath this being 2-3mm. Welding would be quite tricky and these boats...
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Performance Awards
Replies: 18
Views: 706

Re: Personal Performance Awards

Hopefully the waste of money that was the UKCC has now been consigned to the scrap heap.
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Performance Awards
Replies: 18
Views: 706

Re: Personal Performance Awards

Looks like a good dose of common sense. I understand that these are all performance awards which extend to 'advanced conditions' which was previously the realm of 5* so the leadership awards now stand separate which many have argued for in the past. Whether there will be much demand for, for example...
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Plastic Welding
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Plastic Welding

You might just be better contacting your local canoe shop. I've heard Don Paddler who makes canoe paddles can also repair boats so he is worth a call; contact him through his website
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well Done Canoe Wales!
Replies: 51
Views: 3116

Re: Well Done Canoe Wales!

So often a simple matter is distorted with arguments which throw in allsorts of spurious issues which don't bolster the counter-argument but just obscure it. I raised an issue about rights of way, I get an argument about showers. Who uses showers in the layby at the Aberglaslyn Gorge and who checks ...
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: KENTISH RIVER STOUR
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: KENTISH RIVER STOUR

it covers almost all the inland waterways in England and Wales Just to clarify Mal's point, the licence covers most of the inland waterways for which you need a licence. For the majority of natural rivers no licence is required. (The Beaulieu River was the exception which prompted my use of the exp...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: KENTISH RIVER STOUR
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: KENTISH RIVER STOUR

If you are on the tidal section of almost any river, there is no need to register a small boat. Besides, who would you register it with?
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well Done Canoe Wales!
Replies: 51
Views: 3116

Re: Well Done Canoe Wales!

We aim to please ;-)
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well Done Canoe Wales!
Replies: 51
Views: 3116

Re: Well Done Canoe Wales!

There is a general rule which I think is common law that 'once a highway, always a highway'. Prior to the creation of the reservoir there was a road up the valley broadly on the line of the road through the CT site which takes you to the base of the dam. Now, when the whole of the village and the va...
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What river comes up quickest?
Replies: 19
Views: 954

Re: What river comes up quickest?

The Findhorn has form on flash flooding with the Muckle Spate of 1829, the water level almost up to the top of the arch at Dulcie Bridge (that's absolutely huge for those who do not know the area). It caused massive devastation.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Foot entrapment
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Foot entrapment

The former graveyard rapid currently known as the Graveyard, up near the top. I'm guessing there are enough boulders in the river for this to have happened in any number of places, Phil was just unfortunate
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PFD - Do you ever paddle without one?
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

Re: PFD - Do you ever paddle without one?

Do you wear a helmet when playing tennis doubles? Might parents or youngsters see people wearing helmets and think it is a dangerous sport? At the club they usually wear helmets for playing polo and shooting the weirs. I use either when I think it is necessary / appropriate. Just got back from two w...
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gd 2-3 in the Oetz area early August
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Gd 2-3 in the Oetz area early August

This map is quite a useful resource and, being non-interactive, can be easier to read :-)

http://www.kajaktour.de/oesterreich.htm
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 1591

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

Mark, the Dreamline Ninja linked by Mike above is Mr Fisher. Big issue around crowd funding an instructional video which appears to have been delayed inordinately. Two and a half years in the making since all the money was raised.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seal entry etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Seal entry etiquette

I suspect quite a few on here have seen the video short of EJ backwards seal launching, summersaulting and converting into a loop doing the rounds on Instagram. If not, you should hunt it down, it is impressive.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Define Canoeing
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Define Canoeing

Can I add kayak to your list, Greg? Or is this also a canoe? The discussion really only arises when paddlers want to distinguish between canoes and kayaks not when they want to distinguish between canoes and yachts. Although, saying that, sailing canoes might have their own particular peculiarities.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norfolk broads/ coast. Should I use a helmet?
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Norfolk broads/ coast. Should I use a helmet?

Get one which fits well. They are al built to a minimum standard but they only work if they stay put on your head where they are supposed to. Go to your local store and try them all on, don't balk at spending a little over your budget if you find one that fits, it will be so much better an investmen...
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Iconic' paddlers [part two]
Replies: 12
Views: 1108

Re: 'Iconic' paddlers [part two]

Bob Ottley
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: South East Kayak trail- least portage?..
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: South East Kayak trail- least portage?..

It sounds as if you need a copy of Pub Paddles by Pete Knowles Anyway, Great Ouse is good, get in at Huntingdon, no portages, use a map to navigate. There is an old mill where you can get lunch. I have done Cam from Granchester into Cambridge, one short portage I have planned the Suffolk Stour, agai...
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seal entry etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Seal entry etiquette

I think you need to make your own assessment as to whether you are likely to cause damage through your actions. You wouldn't think that an edging to a mooring would be anything other than robust but maybe. I am sure that BC would be thinking of damage to vegetation and again, if you have one or two ...
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyn Cornel Camp Site
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Tyn Cornel Camp Site

And the mozzies?
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?
Replies: 31
Views: 1949

Re: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?

Modification or accessory?

What about a tow bar?

What about beam deflectors?
by Adrian Cooper
Thu May 24, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well Done Canoe Wales!
Replies: 51
Views: 3116

Re: Well Done Canoe Wales!

Says who?

That description sounds entirely made up. One might reasonably imagine that a public footpath running along a river bank was originally designed to run along the river bank not some unspecified distance away from the bank.