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by Adrian Cooper
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Water Consultancy - Technical Problems ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2013

Re: White Water Consultancy - Technical Problems ?

And it looks as if you must collect on Wednesday 20 Feb so you might need to take time off work. This doesn't look like the way to maximise sale prices.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: Church Beck

Wasn't the Gambler an Eskimo boat or did Prijon make it as well?
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: Church Beck

The guide includes from the copper mine down.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1182

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

I saw a GoPro of the Fairy Glen the other day. I could absolutely do that in my trad canoe. Every now and they there was a glimpse looking back upstream which looked a bit challenging but then I'm not going that way.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Left-handed paddlers

Off-topic Actually Jim, I am a poor example for this stuff. I have a badly damaged right arm so my forearm doesn't swivel nor my wrist bend as much as it should. Using chopsticks is really awkward since they go in sideways rather than point first, really makes my wrist ache. Note to self, investigat...
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Left-handed paddlers

The correct one. :-)
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Left-handed paddlers

Jim wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:11 pm
holding my fork in my right hand instead
Probably the least excusable quirk! *
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Just for fun........
Replies: 15
Views: 1066

Re: Just for fun........

I recall a friend broke an ankle here so maybe a bit more money than that for the off-work.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 38
Views: 1826

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: 38
Views: 1826

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: 832

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: 832

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: 832

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: 832

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: 2512

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: 38
Views: 1826

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: 1577

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: 2512

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: 2512

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: 2512

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: 38
Views: 1826

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: 38
Views: 1826

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: 486

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: 728

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: 621

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: 343

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: 123256

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: 647

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: 911

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.