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by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in Pyrénées (June/July)
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Paddling in Pyrénées (June/July)

It doesn't go quite far enough but you might like to store this site for later use

http://www.kajaktour.de/frankreich.htm
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Briancon Gorge power plant incident - what would you do?
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Briancon Gorge power plant incident - what would you do?

Some advocate wearing a smallish throw line on a belt but under their spray-deck waist tube which limits its 'snagginess' (not easy to quick release from there?). As a canoeist I usually wear a throwline on a QR belt.

Whetman Orosi and HF Little Fish are square, flat bags.
by Adrian Cooper
Wed May 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

The Granate is available as a composite boat but I would have thought most were poly.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue May 28, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

The usual recommendation for polyethylene is Evo Stik Impact adhesive
by Adrian Cooper
Fri May 24, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Somewhere to park a vehicle during a trip to Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Somewhere to park a vehicle during a trip to Scotland

Have you tried the AirBnB sites for parking such as 'parkonmydrive' or 'myparkingspace' ?
by Adrian Cooper
Tue May 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fence crossing river Dee, Corwen
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Fence crossing river Dee, Corwen

Presumably the local paddlers will be on to the EA or Welsh equivalent to get this removed. A couple of trees up against that and you have a flooding issue that's apart from the H&S issue, maybe get the local HSE involved, there could be fines or prison involved!
by Adrian Cooper
Fri May 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Getting a Kayak down a narrow alleyway
Replies: 14
Views: 666

Re: Getting a Kayak down a narrow alleyway

This seems like a bizarre discussion to me but I'll chip in anyway. How about a harness so you can carry it on your back in a vertical manner and maybe you need to duck a bit where the height is restricted.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri May 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport transformer (T1)
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Wavesport transformer (T1)

Interestingly I think Doug had a LL Skip before but it was the ZG which made the big step up for wave paddling with much better speed.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri May 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport transformer (T1)
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Wavesport transformer (T1)

I'm not sure it was really so hateful. Deb Pinneger paddled one and, without the bolt-ons it is not dissimilar to more modern short playboats. Being short it would spin and cartwheel well which was the order of the day back then
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...
Replies: 12
Views: 756

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Water by Nature do Morocco, they may be able to help.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing on the River Dart
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Canoeing on the River Dart

On the basis that a permit is not required or offered, it not being permitted in neither here nor there.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport transformer (T1)
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Wavesport transformer (T1)

The Transformer was released about 15 years ago so you might struggle to get useful info. My son paddled one back then and enjoyed it but has progressively moved on to the ZG, Project, Project X and now paddles a Pyranha Jed. You might just find a second hand Transformer in an old shed somewhere but...
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: British Canoeing in the News
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: British Canoeing in the News

I think the background to this was a reason why we now have Ivan Lawler at the helm, he made a big deal of athlete welfare when he first put himself forward. The article talks about a new management but this was in place before 2017.
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 3844

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

If there's no moving gate (automatic or permanently manned) on entrance to a car park, there's a reasonable assertion that there is public access. That is absolutely not the case. All land is private and you may only enter it within strict legal parameters; rights of way would be one which will be ...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access officers
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Access officers

And I guess 'individuals' is a subjective term which we should interpret sensibly. If there are three mates, that sounds fine, if there are 20 people from your club, that doesn't sound like that was intended. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020

I think we stayed at Mrakic where they have several large apartments so you could book more than one. Few minutes walk from the town square.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020

Last time I booked I had the benefit of a brochure of accommodation from the tourist board listing hotels, hostels and apartments. Would be worth contacting them if they still offer this.
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

For many people wanting to 'get into' canoeing or kayaking, what they are after is the very independence described in the first three awards. They don't need a list of fancy strokes to be performed to perfection, they just need to be able to get about the river in a controlled manner. The awards des...
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

Are we still talking about the Explore Award? This is aimed at 'sheltered water' defined as still or slow moving which you could paddle against and wind conditions below force 3. We are not considering grade 2, this is for the first level of the white water awards.
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

The syllabus is entirely knowledge based on the subject of paddle strokes. It does not appear to state that you need to be able to paddle at Explore level, merely that you are in control and that you 'know' how to control your boat, not that you can.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Newbie Needing Advice On Kayaking Licence and Magnet Fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Newbie Needing Advice On Kayaking Licence and Magnet Fishing

Whilst we would argue that you have a right to navigate the river, parts of rivers may be owned by those owning the adjacent land. The law surrounding magnet fishing would probably be similar to the law relating to metal detecting insofar as you will likely need the permission of the land owner to s...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Water Consultancy - Technical Problems ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2451

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: 1173

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: 1173

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: 1552

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: 29
Views: 1571

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: 29
Views: 1571

Re: Left-handed paddlers

The correct one. :-)