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by Pete C.
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: River Wnion - Bridge off A494 to Bont Newydd
Replies: 9
Views: 4567

Re: River Wnion - Bridge off A494 to Bont Newydd

Large, dangerous tree completely blocking the last rapid in the gorge at yesterday's low-medium levels. Not far upstream of the disused railway bridge. Had to climb up and out river right into a layby - emphatically recommend inspecting before paddling.
by Pete C.
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Evo Stik? Foam/Plastic
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Which Evo Stik? Foam/Plastic

You're best with Evostick Impact (red tin or tube). Don't buy the solvent free: it dissolves with water. Something like this. Make sure you apply it somewhere well ventilated!
by Pete C.
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Sidekick Kayak Paddle £75 (South East)
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Werner Sidekick Kayak Paddle £75 (South East)

Yes please! I'll drop you a PM...

Cheers,

Pete.
by Pete C.
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Sherpa
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Werner Sherpa

Yes please! I'll drop you a PM...
by Pete C.
Sun May 22, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: waterproof head torch
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: waterproof head torch

I've used the Storm for night-time WWR training. It also has a neat red light function if you want to paddle in ambient light and not muck up your night vision.
by Pete C.
Fri May 20, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: waterproof head torch
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: waterproof head torch

I bought one of these a while ago: Black Diamond Storm. It's been great.
by Pete C.
Thu May 05, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Old river racer for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Old river racer for sale

Your link isn't working, but if it's this one then it's a Baron Machete rather than a Delphin: the Delphin didn't have the cut-off stern. Good luck selling!
by Pete C.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Breakfast in Llangollen?
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Breakfast in Llangollen?

Of course, there's also the paddler-run Gradient Cafe on Oak Street - good food and they'll let you put kayaking DVDs on the TV while you eat.

Gradient Cafe
by Pete C.
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill
Replies: 12
Views: 3552

Re: Mile End Mill

Chalky, you've misread the listing. This plot is for the half of the mill building that used to have the bed refurbishment business (the downstream side). It has limited parking and no river access as its river frontage is a steep wall. It's been on the market for a while and has failed to sell at a...
by Pete C.
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill
Replies: 12
Views: 3552

Re: Mile End Mill

That listing isn't for the main mill building with car park etc: it's the block next door with limited parking and no river access.
by Pete C.
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Would it be possible to..........
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: Would it be possible to..........

Poke wrote:The Pyranha Trix ... don't remember how they attached the separate bits together, but that may well have been an issue too!
It was roof rack cam straps on the proto.
by Pete C.
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old Playboating UK magazines to give away
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: Old Playboating UK magazines to give away

Simon Westgarth wrote:Looks like Pete'll be digitalising the lot, what a community man, if he shares it all that is?
More than happy to do so for the first few issues. I'll need to check with the rights holders first, I suspect...
by Pete C.
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old Playboating UK magazines to give away
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: Old Playboating UK magazines to give away

Damn - pipped to the post by Simon! I've already got all the issues from no 5 onwards (Shaun in yellow Kendo). I keep them safely stored in my Mylar folders, including the A5 'playboating' insert that came with CKUK before the two publications merged. I've also got a very rare yellow plastic 'Playbo...
by Pete C.
Fri May 01, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has anyone paddled the river Deva in Northern Spain?
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Has anyone paddled the river Deva in Northern Spain?

Yep - I paddled a Rio Deva in Galicia about 15 years ago. We ran the section down to the confluence with the Miño - and it was a really fun grade III-IV section. The last couple of kilometres had some great bedrock slides and rapids on it. If you're in the area, there's also year-round playboating o...
by Pete C.
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weird ad
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Weird ad

Is it a Diesel?
by Pete C.
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport-type spanner wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Wavesport-type spanner wanted

Something like this should do you:

http://www.screwfix.com/p/security-bit-set-33pcs/96872

It's a security head rather than something specific to Wavesport - a security bit kit like that should do the bolt heads on pretty much every boat on the market.
by Pete C.
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Mega Squirt Boats
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

Re: Mega Squirt Boats

Not just any boats - the latest Jim Snyder designs from the US. The Slip and the Ninja are whole new machines compared to any of the older shapes that have been made in Britain. Fingers crossed they keep the Jimirim cockpit rim to keep you totally dry - if so, I can't wait to get hold of a Slip and ...
by Pete C.
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 9555

Re: dee access

Given the hassle they used to give even if we dared to stop off at their cafe en route down river to give them money for tea and cake before going onto Town Falls, I wouldn't put it past them to inspect wrist bands of everyone! It's a different business run by different people. Nothing to do with t...
by Pete C.
Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 9555

Re: dee access

Site fees are here , and I have no problem with them now that it feels like someone's taking an active role in maintaining the site again... I see they say they have regular wristband inspections. I take it they mean whilst your on the bank at their site? I'd have thought so - that's the only way i...
by Pete C.
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 9555

Re: dee access

Buck - Mile End Mill is open again and being run by Josh and his team at Llangollen Outdoors . They update levels every day on their Facebook and Twitter pages, they're paddlers themselves and they're putting a lot of effort into the site - which it sorely needs. Site fees are here , and I have no p...
by Pete C.
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: IR ROYALE doing its job!
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: IR ROYALE doing its job!

StillNewish wrote:Which river was this?
Looks like the Ayasse out in Italy. Nice lines Sam!
by Pete C.
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger Nomad 8.5 (large) - £500
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: FS: Dagger Nomad 8.5 (large) - £500

Now sold pending collection tomorrow. Thanks for looking!
by Pete C.
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger Nomad 8.5 (large) - £500
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: FS: Dagger Nomad 8.5 (large) - £500

I will do! I've had a few people asking about, but it's still available at the moment...
by Pete C.
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger Nomad 8.5 (large) - £500
Replies: 4
Views: 313

FS: Dagger Nomad 8.5 (large) - £500

It’s time to sell my Dagger Nomad 8.5 in orange. As you can see from the pics, it hasn’t had a huge amount of use: I think I’ve only done about ten rivers since I got it! No big hits or anything like that – it’s spent most of its life tucked away safely in the shed. I’m looking for £500 for it, and ...
by Pete C.
Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What paddling car - update
Replies: 45
Views: 3691

Re: What paddling car - update

Glad it worked out for you - I hope she'll do you as well as she's done me!

Back on topic, you can just about fit a Dagger Ego into a Suzuki Swift Sport, if you're really desperate. You won't be wanting to take any passengers, though...
by Pete C.
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What paddling car - update
Replies: 45
Views: 3691

Re: What paddling car - update

If you can stretch the budget a bit I'd say that a Skoda Octavia estate with the 1.9 diesel engine is pretty much the perfect paddling car. It'll take a couple of playboats inside, and either four creekers or an awful lot of squirt boats on top. It's both frugal and easy to drive on those long dista...
by Pete C.
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Shred-cut for my bigfoot
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

Re: Shred-cut for my bigfoot

The Bigfoot's definitely harder to do vertical cartwheels in, but you can work your way up through the angles gradually. I spent ages working on 'the test', which is this sequence: two ends at 45 degrees two ends at 60 degrees two vertical ends two past vertical ends two vertical ends two ends at 60...
by Pete C.
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: What boat for beginner?
Replies: 8
Views: 2691

Re: What boat for beginner?

Great points from Chris - you'll sometimes hear it called 'looking for future water'. Two more things I found really useful in the long boats - both practice drills of their own rather than more things to concentrate on in your cartwheels: 1. get comfortable in both your 'stations' - your bow statio...
by Pete C.
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Spray deck problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2891

Re: Spray deck problems

What's the boat? It's pretty rare for a Riot deck to seal well on a composite squirt. As Chris says, PeakUK is a good bet, or I've always bought my separates direct from Phoenix of Nottingham which work well too. Make sure you get a drylip and latex on the inside too.
by Pete C.
Fri May 31, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Beeston Weir
Replies: 15
Views: 4284

Re: Beeston Weir

Well - sounds like the 'improvements' to HPP may not have the effect on local squirt boating we'd been anticipating!