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by tom_d
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Thule Roofrack for Car With Roofrails
Replies: 1
Views: 109

FS: Thule Roofrack for Car With Roofrails

Hi, After a change of car I want to sell my previous roorack. It will suit a wide variety of cars with roofrails. It was only used lightly for a year so in really good condition. The Thule part codes are: Rapid 757 and Square bars 760 The optional lock is also fitted (key provided!) for extra securi...
by tom_d
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha Stretch M/L £275
Replies: 1
Views: 110

FS: Pyranha Stretch M/L £275

Hi,

I'm selling my Stretch. It's the M/L size, Rapid + outfitting and in good condition in a nice orange colour.

It's a great all round boat, fun on the river and good for a bit of play. The boat is based in Hampshire / Berkshire.

PM me if you're interested.

Tom
by tom_d
Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: VERY CHEAP Playboat - Riot Astro 54 + deck £100ono
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: VERY CHEAP Playboat - Riot Astro 54 + deck £100ono

Pictures available, PM me your email and I'll send them to you.

Tom
by tom_d
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: VERY CHEAP Playboat - Riot Astro 54 + deck £100ono
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: VERY CHEAP Playboat - Riot Astro 54 + deck £100ono

Thanks for the interest, I'll stick some pictures up on Saturday, the boat is in storage at the moment but I'm clearing it out this week. I'll take some new pictures of it, including the damage so you can see what you're getting. I'm tired of paying to store stuff I never use hence the sale! It's ye...
by tom_d
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: VERY CHEAP Playboat - Riot Astro 54 + deck £100ono
Replies: 6
Views: 969

VERY CHEAP Playboat - Riot Astro 54 + deck £100ono

Hi, I'm selling a Riot Astro for £100ono. There is a snag and that is that it isn't in very good condition. Infact, it's in quite poor condition and has some welded up cracks. It is, however, watertight and comes with a decent deck so is really good value and £100ono reflects the condition. It's a g...
by tom_d
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyrahna Burn, weak bows?
Replies: 25
Views: 1671

Re: Pyrahna Burn, weak bows?

Sounds like you missed two from the extensive checks.
by tom_d
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyrahna Burn, weak bows?
Replies: 25
Views: 1671

Re: Pyrahna Burn, weak bows?

I've seen a group test of plastic thickness with one these gauges. One burn was <3mm (got sent back), versus between 6 and 8 for other burns and 10+ for a couple of dagger boats (up to 13mm for one, but then it weighs a ton). So, in short it varies massively but compare it to a few other boats and s...
by tom_d
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Paddles - Kinglas (Loch Fyne) Tuesday 5th April
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Lost Paddles - Kinglas (Loch Fyne) Tuesday 5th April

Hi,

Our group lost a set of cranked Werner Powehouses on the Kinglas, not far after the road tunnel, on the 5th April. They could be stuck in the river or washed to sea. If anyone finds them please let me know, the owner would really like to see them again.

Cheers,

Tom
by tom_d
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Costa Rica

I think towards the end of the rainy season and their spring i.e. November/December/Jan/Feb is meant to be the best for paddling. I was there in December and we weren't wanting for water, infact you can have too much. I think if you went in the height of the rainy season it could be a bit full on, b...
by tom_d
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyrenees Guidebook
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Pyrenees Guidebook

Hi,

Has anyone seen this in a shop recently or know who has one for sale? Amazon are out of stock and it doesn't seem to be listed on the publisher's website.

Thanks
by tom_d
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia next Easter
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Slovenia next Easter

Yeah we took a handirack and used that. If you search the forum there are loads of threads about how good (or not) they are. My own experience is that I used one for nearly two weeks with no damage, but that was with only two boats. Personally I wouldn't be happy taking more than two, but other peop...
by tom_d
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia next Easter
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Slovenia next Easter

I hired a car from Maggiore at Trieste airport and didn't personally have any problems, seemed to be reasonably priced as well.
by tom_d
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: LOST: Robson Reds on Perthshire Blackwater
Replies: 2
Views: 226

LOST: Robson Reds on Perthshire Blackwater

Lost on the gorge on 22nd November, if anyone sees a set somewhere in the Tay system give me a shout, they have a name and number on them.

Thanks

Tom
by tom_d
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: House share wanted Reading area
Replies: 1
Views: 176

House share wanted Reading area

Hi,

I'm looking for a room in a paddler friendly house in the Reading area. If you have something or know anyone who might please let me know.

Tom
by tom_d
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trip to Fort William
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Trip to Fort William

Hi, The UK Met Office has good forecasts this area, just look at that and see where the rain is forecast. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/he/he_forecast_weather.html At the moment they are forecasting more unsettled weather toward the end of the week so you might be in luck. If we get one or ...
by tom_d
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Costa Rica

Thanks Mark & River Honey that sounds like the sort stuff I'm after. I'm still in the early stages of planning it but you've given a good head start.
by tom_d
Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Costa Rica

Thanks for the replies, I'll follow them up. What did people think of the place paddling and culture/scenery wise? I'm looking at it because it sounds like there's some decent paddling and it supposed to be an interesting, but reasonably safe at the same time.
by tom_d
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Costa Rica

Does anyone know any good companies doing trips & guiding out in Costa Rica? Looking at getting out there in the Autumn, any other tips or experience appreciated!
by tom_d
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Handirack hints, tips and experiences
Replies: 17
Views: 5280

Re: Handirack hints, tips and experiences

Yeah I saw that too absolute quality! So just find some logs and you're good. We had a handirack on the car when I saw the car with the wooden rack. All I would say is that I was very happy with two boats on it but not for more. Playboats would be better than creekers of course! Don't blow it up too...
by tom_d
Fri May 29, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low insurance paddle wagon.
Replies: 19
Views: 3083

Re: Low insurance paddle wagon.

Adding my dad onto my policy as a named driver brought it down by £200 for some unknown reason so make sure you try that. I think it works with anyone who is over 50 and has loads of years no claims. Really useful to have someone else who can drive the car so a win all round.
by tom_d
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dams are they right
Replies: 49
Views: 1602

Re: Dams are they right

can we be apposed to dams fro power production? Driving halfway across the UK and Europe for the sake of tourism will soon become a luxury. Enjoy the next 10 years or so as much as you can......see http://www.dieoff.org/synopsis.htm (it's an old site but covers all the bases). That website is writt...
by tom_d
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Method Air
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

I disagree with that quite strongly - I find the stretch much more confidence inspiring on whitewater than old school/first generation falt hulled boats like inazones, necky glisses and the like. It is much less inclined to backloop and a bit less edgy. I loved my necky gliss, and even liked inazone...
by tom_d
Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warning signs at jj's No more bandit runs
Replies: 135
Views: 18999

Is fraud not quite a serious criminal offence? Not quite sure how that fits with paddling through JJs. Quite ironic that a place that makes it's business from rafting, kayaking etc. is pushing the boundaries for new ways to criminalise those sports.
by tom_d
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Method Air
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

The stretch is a nice boat. It's a good all rounder, the edges and deck seem make it surface and handle well on solid whitewater. It plays ok on most things, can be flat water catwheeled with a bit of grunt. I would say it's a better river runner than play boat though. The switch might be a bit the ...
by tom_d
Mon May 19, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Martin at it again.
Replies: 69
Views: 7916

This chap is my local MP. I wasn't aware of what he's like, is he a reasonable person to talk to or will he make me angry if I walk into his surgery?
by tom_d
Thu May 15, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SCA Guides, in 7 years no funds to THE ACCESS TRUST. Why?
Replies: 37
Views: 4424

It just sounds very slack on the part of SCA. I think you're right to follow this up Chris - they should be able to account for this.
by tom_d
Tue May 13, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Playboat
Replies: 10
Views: 922

WANTED: Playboat

Hi,

I'm looking for a second hand playboat, I'm flexible on models so long as they're halfway modern, would fit me (5'10" 12.5st) and are £300ish or less.

I'm based in Reading. Let me know what you've got kicking about...

Tom