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by paddlersteve
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your best cock-up (not carnage)
Replies: 28
Views: 1535

Re: Your best cock-up (not carnage)

Many, many moons ago, paddling in the Alps as a University Club trip , although I forget the river. It was the clubs first trip out there and I was the only one who had paddled out there before. I would diligently read the guidebook each morning and push everyone else to, though they rarely did. I m...
by paddlersteve
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 43
Views: 3376

Re: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

I'd echo that, from the demonstration I saw, the CG will not actively monitor any vessel and not react to an overdue or battery alert. They will ONLY respond to a summons for assistance from a vessel or a concerned point of contact and then use the data they can see to assist in launching assets to ...
by paddlersteve
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak adventure book
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: Kayak adventure book

Not Sea Kayaking, but my favourite read is "Barbed Wire and Babushkas"

by paddlersteve
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tall and advice needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1159

Re: Tall and advice needed!

Hello Stuart, A few questions, to let us help you: What sort of kayaking experience to do have? Are you looking at trips of a few hours, all day, over night? What sort of budget are you looking at? The best advice is always to find a local club near you and pop along to meet the people there. Not on...
by paddlersteve
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 43
Views: 3376

Re: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

Two updates: I was fortunate enough to visit the Ops Room at Milford Haven Coastguard at the weekend, who gave me a demo on the system. They seem impressed with it and can see all live journeys taking place. There were a couple of vessels inland that appeared to demonstrate someone had a boat on a r...
by paddlersteve
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 43
Views: 3376

Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

I've stumbled across this today: http://hmcoastguard.blogspot.com/ App based registration, route plan and tracking system. It appears to be due to replace the CG66 registration scheme and although previously only free for RYA members, now appears to be free for the general public. Has anyone used it?
by paddlersteve
Tue May 15, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Campsite in Teesdale
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Campsite in Teesdale

Fallen out with Slenningford again Dave?
by paddlersteve
Thu May 10, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Giving an aging boat a new lease of life
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Re: Giving an aging boat a new lease of life

Thank you all, that give's me a route forward to start investigations. I'll be sure to be back here for advice depending on what I can find.
by paddlersteve
Wed May 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Giving an aging boat a new lease of life
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Giving an aging boat a new lease of life

Hi all, I'm pretty new to the salty stuff and boats that aren't made out of Tupperware. I purchased my first sea kayak, a Valley Nordkapp HM a few months ago and now the weather is warming up, I'm beginning to get out it in more. After around 90 minutes on the water, I get anywhere between a shot gl...
by paddlersteve
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thames levels next week near Abingdon?
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Thames levels next week near Abingdon?

I’m spending a week away with the family on thames next week. We’re staying between Dorchester and Abingdon. With current water levels, is it worth taking may sea kayak or open boat. Will we make any headway upstream or will the flow be too strong?
by paddlersteve
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone used www.ratchetshop.com?
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Anyone used www.ratchetshop.com?

Any purchased any straps from www.theratchetshop.com

They look good value, but are they any good?
by paddlersteve
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Experienced paddler but new to Sea Kayaking
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Experienced paddler but new to Sea Kayaking

Thank you both.

I'd had a search for a Facebook group like that as I was certain there would be one, but hadn't found it. Many thanks!
by paddlersteve
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Experienced paddler but new to Sea Kayaking
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Experienced paddler but new to Sea Kayaking

I've been a recreational white water paddler for 25 years and whilst I still enjoy it, my foot is off the pedal and I'm looking at diversifying my interests in paddlesport. I live in Penarth, just outside Cardiff so the South Wales, Gower, Pembrokeshire area is on the doorstep. Just bought myself a ...
by paddlersteve
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Children's Kayak Paddle
Replies: 0
Views: 227

WANTED: Children's Kayak Paddle

I have a little one who seems to be getting into paddling. I'm after a reasonable paddle for him. Ideally with a narrow shaft, 175 to 185cm in length, the lighter the better. Anyone got anything their little ones have grown too big for: Lendal Gremlins? Streamlyte Kidstyx? Robson Eddy? Haven't got s...
by paddlersteve
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps Trip Advice 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Alps Trip Advice 2013

Ah, OK, that might give an indication of how long its been since I was out there!
by paddlersteve
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps Trip Advice 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Alps Trip Advice 2013

Get in touch with PGL. They've got a base in Embrum, just down the road from Briancon. If you can get a place with them you can coach and they'll pay you (albeit not very much) and put you up, then on your spare days you can get out paddling as well.
by paddlersteve
Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale - Surf Ski
Replies: 0
Views: 146

For Sale - Surf Ski

I've got my surf ski for sale on ebay - take a look here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320885974224? ... 1586.l2649

Located in Cardiff
by paddlersteve
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Are you within your remit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Re: Are you within your remit?

It is imossible to to pass udgement on scenarios where you say "If person X hurts themselves, is it my fault?" or "If person hurts themselves, can they sue me". If t were that simple there wouldn't be lawyers! For an individual to successfully prove to a civil court that they are owed compensation f...
by paddlersteve
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Pelican Explorer DLX
Replies: 1
Views: 1095

Pelican Explorer DLX

I've just spotted a Pelican Explorer DLX for sale in Costco at the moment for for £295. Having kayaked for 20 years but now with a young family we'll be looking to bring them into paddle sport with some lazy canoe trips on the Wye. Is this boat a bargain or a case of "you get what you pay for" Any t...
by paddlersteve
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short Term Car Insurance for Alpes
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Short Term Car Insurance for Alpes

I've found on a number of occasions that it is cheaper to add an additional driver to the policy until it expires, or even get car insurance for any driver than to add someone for a short period. You just update your policy and then update it again after the trip to removre them. It will probably af...
by paddlersteve
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: So, did you get Olympic tickets?
Replies: 41
Views: 4447

Re: So, did you get Olympic tickets?

We're also not sure what it is but from the price it seems likely to sprint kayak semi finals for four of us.
by paddlersteve
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whats the weirdest thing you have seen whilst paddling
Replies: 60
Views: 5693

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you have seen whilst paddling

More European nakedness. I think it was the Tosens section on the Inn is good high water levels on our uni club trip. Having brought our group through one of the huge wave trains that had many a heart pumping we'd pulled in to take a breath. A few moments later two merry naked Austrian (or Germans w...
by paddlersteve
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale - Thule 755 Foot - Single
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: For Sale - Thule 755 Foot - Single

The one on ebay has gone, but still two more available. Just drop me a message if interested
by paddlersteve
Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale - Thule 755 Foot - Single
Replies: 1
Views: 157

For Sale - Thule 755 Foot - Single

Have you lost or damaged a thule 755 foot? Well I did and ended up buy a whole new foot pack, so now I have 3 spare 755 feet, selling them individually or as a set. There's one listed here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Thule-755-Roof-Rack-Bars-Single-Foot-Feet-/260719495954?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarPart...
by paddlersteve
Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale - Thule 760 Bars
Replies: 0
Views: 67

For Sale - Thule 760 Bars

Listed here on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :MESELX:IT

Available for delivery or collection from in or around Cardiff, also travelling every now and then to Nottingham and York

Steve
by paddlersteve
Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thule 755 and 784 Feet packs
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Thule 755 and 784 Feet packs

Does anyone know the difference between the two? I assume there must be one but I've pourder over descriptions and photos for them and can't seem to find any difference at all? I'm asking as I need to replace one of the feet on my current roof rack for my car that has factory fitted roof rails after...
by paddlersteve
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cardiff Paddlers
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Cardiff Paddlers

PM sent...
by paddlersteve
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling equations
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Paddling equations

Distance of travel + remoteness of river + distance from kayak shop or other paddlers is directly proptional to the likelihood of forgetted to pack your helmet
by paddlersteve
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling equations
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Paddling equations

Number of people x (severity of hangover x distance to travel) = FAFF

FAFF to the the power of (number of minibuses x trailers) = students FAFF