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by Adrian Cooper
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peak whitewater one Vs Dam x
Replies: 4
Views: 369

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: 734

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: 424

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: 970

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: 2395

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: 436

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: 611

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: 436

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: 277

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: 503

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: 503

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'
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Medway advice needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: River Medway advice needed.

http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/27737-A-Trip-around-Darnet-Fort?highlight=fort http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/4094-Hoo-Island?highlight=fort http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/50994-In-the-Wetlands?highlight=fort Hope these will be usef...
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2741
Views: 120205

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: 345

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: 871

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: 8
Views: 715

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: 479

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: 479

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: 687

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: 871

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: 871

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: 687

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: 3333

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: 368

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: 368

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: 3333

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: 3333

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: 1096

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: 18
Views: 1704

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: 2186

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...