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by Mark Gawler
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^
Replies: 23
Views: 5838

Re: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^

The images have now vanished..this seemed like a great resource..is there any way to restore the images to this thread ? If the original images can be located the can now be hosted on this site. Unfortunately photo bucket stopped allowing images hosted on there site being shared to other sites. Mar...
by Mark Gawler
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Washed up Kayak - Swanage Area
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Washed up Kayak - Swanage Area

WASHED UP KAYAK
The Coastguard Team is currently attending to a washed up kayak north of Ocean Bay.
Is it yours? Do you know who owns it? Any information would be really helpful.

by Mark Gawler
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 1900

Re: Gone very quiet

Another forum i use not water related was on yahoo for years but have migrated to groups.io much better not sure if it would facilitate all that is on here. I've not come across groups.io before, It probably would do all we need if we chose for the Enterprise version at $2200/year! I have no plans ...
by Mark Gawler
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: community forum for coaching and committees
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: community forum for coaching and committees

Thankyou for posting, this is the best place to post pending the creation of a "Clubs, Coaching and Bureaucracy" section. There as been talk of a "General Discussion" / "Cross Discipline" forum to catch these "don’t quite fit" topics, but the issue previously was the additional moderator workload it...
by Mark Gawler
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 1900

Re: Gone very quiet

I think it needs to be a group rather than a page. I deliberately did not set up a group to avoid creating yet another place to post thus splitting the content. I automatically post from the forum to the page to give visibility of the UKRGB on FB. I do not encourage commenting on the automatic post...
by Mark Gawler
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 1900

Re: Gone very quiet

by Mark Gawler
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 1900

Re: Gone very quiet

Without a doubt Facebook has taken a significant proportion of traffic from specialist forums like this one. The strength of Facebook is it makes it simple for a group of paddles to start a Group and live in there own isolated paddling bubble. Facebook Groups are great for exchanging banter and cont...
by Mark Gawler
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: River Avon - Avon Tyrell to Christchurch Harbour
Replies: 13
Views: 7338

Re: River Avon - Avon Tyrell to Christchurch Harbour

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Avon,_Hampshire The "Act for making the River Avon navigable from Christchurch to the city of New Sarum" was enacted in 1664 under Charles II.[6] This act has not been repealed, hence remains in force and might provide a legal right of navigation. Body armour requ...
by Mark Gawler
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lighter weight plastic whitewater boats
Replies: 23
Views: 1410

Re: Lighter weight plastic whitewater boats

jmmoxon wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:47 am
20 years ago, we'd see hardly anyone else on the Upper Dart - now you're unlikely to have it to yourselves when it's running.
I think this was largely down to the highly restrictive access agreement (two groups of max eight paddles a day? and pay for the privilege) that people used to accept.
by Mark Gawler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Aerials?
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Aerials?

by Mark Gawler
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: River Blackwater - Greys Mill to Langford
Replies: 2
Views: 4517

Re: River Blackwater - Greys Mill to Langford

I have received reports via a third party of issues between paddlers and the landowner at one of the portages in the Kelvedon to Langford section. The landowner claims that they have been physically threatened by paddlers, if this is the case it is obviously unacceptable. The incident (or incidents)...
by Mark Gawler
Fri May 31, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Marine Conservation Zones
Replies: 1
Views: 330

New Marine Conservation Zones

New wave of protection for the sea announced today

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/new ... nced-today
by Mark Gawler
Mon May 27, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommend me a river?
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Recommend me a river?

Paddle the Thames: A Guide for Canoes, Kayaks and Sups
by Mark Gawler
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayakers rescued from Bitches Reif in Ramsey Sound.
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Kayakers rescued from Bitches Reif in Ramsey Sound.

Sr Davids lifeboat assistec four kayakers in difficulties in Ramsey Sound. The lifeboats were launched after coastguards at Milford Haven received a call from the kayakers to say that one of the kayaks had been holed by rocks on the Bitches reef and was rapidly filling with water - they would be una...
by Mark Gawler
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which way North
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Which way North

If you rely on your compass this is worth a read...

Magnetic north continues its march to the east
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2 ... -the-east/
by Mark Gawler
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Play the sea
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: Play the sea

Billy g wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:44 pm
As I'm only 5'6" and seventy kg I'm looking for a boat with small cockpit, lowish volume. Most boats seem to be designed with bigger people in mind.
You should look out for an Avocet LV, my wife paddles one, she is a simalar size. A Rockpool Isel may be worth a look.
by Mark Gawler
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plan B
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Plan B

Having the correct equipment makes a big difference...

Falmouth RNLI crew rescue kayaker from the Carrick Roads

by Mark Gawler
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1950

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

I guess my point is if you could paddle a river youve not seen or heard of before, would you rather see a vid of it to get an idea or heat that its a grade x of whatever character? As the exploration side of running a new river is the main goal for me, I would go with the aproxiamte grade and chara...
by Mark Gawler
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 29
Views: 2136

Re: Left-handed paddlers

I'm generally confused when it comes to dominance hand, foot and eye, so the fact that I am right handed (mostly) and use a left handed blade seems quite natural to me. I learnt with a 90 degree feather, so there was not coaching bias in my case. I would recommend people learn with a right handed bl...
by Mark Gawler
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry suit zip/latex fluid
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Dry suit zip/latex fluid

Jockel wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:22 pm
Metal zips need fat (spray, oil, grease).
Do not use petroleum based lubricants on the zip , it may damage the fabric, use Beeswax.
by Mark Gawler
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Perth - New Zealand
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: River Perth - New Zealand

Thanks for posting, I have fond memories of paddling the West Cost 10+ years ago. Looking at the video reminds me my choice of boat back then was sub-optimal (Pyranha I3), which did mean I portaged at least one drop.
by Mark Gawler
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: River Severn - Shrewsbury to Ironbridge
Replies: 24
Views: 3336

Re: River Severn - Shrewsbury to Ironbridge

I do not know the area, but back in March 2018 I was forwarded ( vi Ben Seal - BC Places To Paddle), a message from a director at Merrythought. The message was regarding access to a river somewhere. I can only guess that the access issue is related to this section as the business contact address for...
by Mark Gawler
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Universities Kayaking Expedition Philippines 2017 - Video
Replies: 0
Views: 353

British Universities Kayaking Expedition Philippines 2017 - Video

Final video of the series feat. The Ibulao River in Ifugao Province. Taking some of Steve's old boats out for a rip on the Chico and getting deep in a canyon near Sagada. (If you cant see the video its because you web browser is protecting you from Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/groups/440413479...
by Mark Gawler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bulgaria for our summer trip?
Replies: 8
Views: 941

Re: Bulgaria for our summer trip?

Mantaray wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:59 am
I suspect he's too young for that one, Dave.

Probably not as he joined the forum nearly 17 years ago.
by Mark Gawler
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Old Prijon or Eskimo kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Wanted: Old Prijon or Eskimo kayak

This ticks the Eskimo box and it's cheap...

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