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by paddlersteve
Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: RIVER CLYWEDOG
Replies: 16
Views: 9262

Re: RIVER CLYWEDOG

Paddled on 19th Dec 2021 at 0.76. First rapid was pretty clear, with a tree trunk river right, but well off line. Loads of low trees and branches along the whole route. Around 1km downstream was a full river wide tree giving rise to an overgrown portage on river left. Plenty of other tree sneaks. At...
by paddlersteve
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: Allt a' Chaorainn
Replies: 2
Views: 3178

Re: Allt a' Chaorainn

Anyone know the current situation with water/hydro on this river. Heading north soon and it's on the list to revisit.
by paddlersteve
Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Traveling to o from EU with your kayak in the car?
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Traveling to o from EU with your kayak in the car?

That’s just goods purchased outside the UK, it’s fairly easy to demonstrate that you’re taking it both ways. You’ll have a car full of used paddling kit, camping kit etc.

A van full of new boats in the wrappers, would be less easy to convince the powers that be
by paddlersteve
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gorge Scrambling in Snowdonia
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Gorge Scrambling in Snowdonia

I thought I would consult the collective expertise of the forum! I'm up in North Wales for a week next week and doing some research on stuff to do. I'm looking for some small streams or rivers to do some fairly easy gorge scrambling or canyoning? Anyone have any recommendations? I've a good few deca...
by paddlersteve
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Eskimo Topo "Spud" FOR SALE
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Eskimo Topo "Spud" FOR SALE

Sorry, now sold
by paddlersteve
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Junior Kayak Paddle - Carbon/Glass - Ophion
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Junior Kayak Paddle - Carbon/Glass - Ophion

Sorry, I should also have said, they are right handed!
by paddlersteve
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Junior Kayak Paddle - Carbon/Glass - Ophion
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Junior Kayak Paddle - Carbon/Glass - Ophion

Kids Carbon/glass Kayak Paddle Would suit a junior paddler up to around 140cm tall. Our son has outgrown them at 9 years old. Originally around £180. Small profile asymmetric glass blades 26mm narrow gauge carbon (possibly glass) shaft - Perfect for smaller hands Bombproof Super lightweight, just 79...
by paddlersteve
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: kids BA vs spraydeck
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: kids BA vs spraydeck

I’ve not noticed a pool around the waist with him in a neoprene deck. My gut feeling is he doesn’t have one at all or it is insignificant in size. Certainly it doesn’t seep through if there is one
by paddlersteve
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: kids BA vs spraydeck
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: kids BA vs spraydeck

We've had exactly the same experience and used the same solution of putting the deck over the BA, similarly it also means he can continue with the leg straps. Almost by accident though in the last few months I've got him into a neoprene deck which has changed the game for him. One of my old decks, (...
by paddlersteve
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Drysuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3009

Re: Which Drysuit?

nippon: How comfortable/heavy/practical are the DamX ones? I think that's where my money will go next time round, but a few that I have seen appear to be bulky and restrictive.
by paddlersteve
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which replacement drain plug for a Robson kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Which replacement drain plug for a Robson kayak

My son lost the drain bung for his Robson Supersonic yesterday. I can't find anywhere that specifically sells Robson spares. Anyone know if the Pyranha, Dagger or other replacements available on the market will fit a Robson. The hole is molded / cut straight into the boat, rather than being a fitted...
by paddlersteve
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Eskimo Topo "Spud" FOR SALE
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Eskimo Topo "Spud" FOR SALE

Still available
by paddlersteve
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Eskimo Topo "Spud" FOR SALE
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Eskimo Topo "Spud" FOR SALE

Reduced again, 130 ono
by paddlersteve
Thu May 30, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ford Transit Folding Roof Rack
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Ford Transit Folding Roof Rack

Should I go for a standard set of roof bars or the fancy fold flat ones for my new Transit Custom Anyone have experience using the Ford Transit Custom folding / fold flat roof bars? Have you figured out an easy and quick way to fit uprights, J bars or similar? Alternatively, how quick and easy is it...
by paddlersteve
Wed May 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Eskimo Topo "Spud" FOR SALE
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Eskimo Topo "Spud" FOR SALE

Price dropped to £150
by paddlersteve
Wed May 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Kids First Kayak FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Kids First Kayak FOR SALE

Price dropped to £75
by paddlersteve
Mon May 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Kids First Kayak FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Kids First Kayak FOR SALE

Junior or Children's kayak Possibly Eurokayak from the stickers, but can;t be sure Old but plenty of life left. Suitable for up to around 135cm, perhaps aged 10 or 11 Very lightweight OK, it's no modern design but could be your little ones pride and joy as it has been ours £100 ono https://media.ukr...
by paddlersteve
Mon May 13, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Eskimo Topo "Spud" FOR SALE
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Eskimo Topo "Spud" FOR SALE

Excellent condition despite the age Bombproof construction Red Full Plate Footrest Full width rear airbag £175 ono Located in Cardiff but could deliver to Nottingham https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/2012/1557740241842-0578.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/2012/155774026...
by paddlersteve
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your best cock-up (not carnage)
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

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: 48
Views: 7455

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: 1458

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: 2027

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: 48
Views: 7455

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: 48
Views: 7455

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: 682

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: 1249

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: 1249

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: 922

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: 691

Anyone used www.ratchetshop.com?

Any purchased any straps from www.theratchetshop.com

They look good value, but are they any good?

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