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by James T
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Carbon Kevlar Fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Carbon Kevlar Fabric

Thanks both IThe boat is made from weave rather than twill. Reskinning the hull as the damage/wear is more extensive than first thought. I was hoping you guys would know somewhere a bit cheaper but £20 seems to be the going rate. Any thoughts on peel ply v release film to get the best hull finish wi...
by James T
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Carbon Kevlar Fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Carbon Kevlar Fabric

Hi All

I am look for 3 metres of carbon kevlar fabric to repair the hull on a Radical Moves Giro. Does anyone know a the best/cheapest place to get this from?

J
by James T
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: FUSE: video
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: FUSE: video

Cool it's like Tron
by James T
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camping Austria
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Camping Austria

The campsite by the brail gorge in Switzerland further up the inn is also great and you can have campfires if you pitch up by the river. Seconded, it's great campsite. Lots of Dutch paddlers last time I was there. It's good for the Swiss sections of the Inn. Brail, Gairsun, Ardetz, and Schouls etc.
by James T
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Removing corroded footrest bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Removing corroded footrest bolt

Thanks for advice both, it worked a treat.

James
by James T
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Removing corroded footrest bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Removing corroded footrest bolt

Thank you for the advice. I was using water, but I guess not liberally enough and I was probably drilling too fast. The bolts seemed pretty hard so I just blasted at them with the drill. I will try again more carefully/slowly next time/tonight. Any advice on removing the exterior kevlar seam tape - ...
by James T
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Removing corroded footrest bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Removing corroded footrest bolt

Any ideas on the best method to remove a corroded footrest bolt from a carbon kevlar hull. I have tried WD40 but it has had little impact - steel bolt in alumunim rail and a lot of corrosion I tried driling out one bolt which worked effectivley but not in teh way I was intending - the bolt got so ho...
by James T
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance for perpetual river bums?
Replies: 7
Views: 1522

Re: Insurance for perpetual river bums?

Sickboy wrote:Blimey, they just more then halved the quote I got from snowcard, £31! Thanks
That's why I went to them initially. They also seemed reliable as payed out when I, ahem, left my boat in a cave. Although they are only the broker, not sure what underwriter they are using at the moment.
by James T
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing
Replies: 123
Views: 13360

Re: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing

British Canoeing is modern and relevant and reflects an organisation that is paddler focused.
So paddler focused they failed to consult with us on the new logo and name... ...fail!
by James T
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps question - club trip
Replies: 30
Views: 2563

Re: Alps question - club trip

I went out to Alps at a simialr time a few years ago. We started off in Switzerland, near the Itallian border paddling the Hinterrhein, Vorderhein, Lanquart etc. Then headed over to Engadine enjoying various section of the Swiss Inn Braile, Gairsun, Ardez, Schouls etc. We then headed into Austria to...
by James T
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Beginner gear for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Beginner gear for sale

Hi, Where are you based?
by James T
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why do I keep going back to Chris Sladdens old book?
Replies: 14
Views: 1932

Re: Why do I keep going back to Chris Sladdens old book?

On the back cover of the old book is a picture 'Isolation "The Hidden Gorge", located in North Wales and left for the paddler to discover.' Has anyone "discovered" it yet? I am still looking!
by James T
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Briançon in June
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Briançon in June

Easy to meet up with other paddlers, or to be more independent take a bike for the shuttles.
by James T
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anodised Carabiners - any point?
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Anodised Carabiners - any point?

All crabs will be anodised, as its main purpose is to decrease corrosion by increasing a oxidised layer on the metal. It just so happens that it is also good for making colours still to the metal. Even if you see a metallic coloured crab, it will still probably be anodised but have no colouring put...
by James T
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anodised Carabiners - any point?
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Anodised Carabiners - any point?

Is there any value to had from purchasing carabiners that have been anodised, such as those offered by Palm? Does it provide a greater level of corrosion resistance over other carabiners that makes them more suitable for use in a water environment? Or indeed, are all carabiners anodised - just that ...
by James T
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Planned Hydro Schemes in Wales
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Planned Hydro Schemes in Wales

Patrick, Have you paddled the Upper Ystwyth since the scheme was installed, is so what impact has it had?
by James T
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: more Hydro
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: more Hydro

On facebook someone found the following link: http://www.naturalassets.com/pdf/news/Welsh-Hydro-Project-2013-03.pdf If that link is the scheme that is going ahead, it looks to me like it is purely diverting water around Rhaeadr Mawddach (they talk about using a traditional wheel as used by the old ...
by James T
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Fairy Glen Log"
Replies: 59
Views: 11293

Re: "Fairy Glen Log"

I'm always intrigued by the use of language to paint a picture rather than to provide factual information: What we are proposing A modest-sized run-of-river scheme ( no dam or impoundment would be required ), Summary of the main components of the scheme A new weir approximately 2m high So is anyone...
by James T
Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm winter paddling destinations
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: Warm winter paddling destinations

Buy the guidebook and go to Ecuador - great paddling, cheap food and accommodation, and easy logistics.
by James T
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your First Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 2257

Re:

geyrfugl wrote: Image
Andy
Great picture by the way
by James T
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your First Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 2257

Re: Your First Drop

North Wales options would include: - laps of the Arddu below Llanberis Falls to get your boofing sorted - Pont Cyfyng falls (1 and 2) on the Llugwy - the top fall on the Gamlan - the first waterfall on the Mawddach, and maybe the second, plus the smaller fall around the boulder above the Eden conflu...
by James T
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: T-rescue
Replies: 94
Views: 10672

Re: T-rescue

And, sorry, yes, stoopid 'Brown Claw" hand gesture. Still don't get that. A proper rail grab (grab the rail on the opposite side) mid air is much cooler, it is difficult to do and demonstrates complete commitment - a chance of of screwing up your trajectory and if you land on rock by mistake also a...
by James T
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: Pont Cyfyng, Third Drop Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: Pont Cyfyng, Third Drop Photos

You don't really need a photo to identify the hideous third drop, as it looks hideous and is the third one. The main flow drops into a bolder and it is full of syphons. A swimmer drowned there a few years back. http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/photos/canoe/4/65/ Here is a photo in low water from t...
by James T
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Suffolk Ferry Film
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Suffolk Ferry Film

Great film, brought back some great memories of using the ferry during our summer holidays, which were usually spent in Southwold. The ferry crosses the estuary of the River Blythe, and when the tide is running can have a significant current. There is often some surf around the harbour mouth at low ...
by James T
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: New Hydro on Afon Ystwyth
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

Re: New Hydro on Afon Ystwyth

Noooo! Looks like one of my favourite runs has been impacted. From the picture it looks like it just above the old dam structure that has the syphons on river right, is that right?

Was there any consultation?

Kind regards

James
by James T
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzizditch?
Replies: 59
Views: 2836

Re: Wezzizditch?

A seriously high Lliw?
by James T
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Brookbank is in administation
Replies: 49
Views: 8205

Re: Brookbank is in administation

I expect you spend more on a night out!! I'm sure you will get over the loss very quickly, unlike some of the former employees. As I have a young family to support and a mortgage to pay nights out are a thing of the past. The money for top represents a significant proportion of my dispoable income....
by James T
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Brookbank is in administation
Replies: 49
Views: 8205

Re: Brookbank is in administation

I had a thermal top on order from Brookbank Warwick, for which they already taken payment - money was on account as they had provided an incorrect item first time round (a birthday present from my father-in-law). Anyway I visited the store last Friday to chase up the order and was told that the orde...
by James T
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Photos from The Coe - literally
Replies: 23
Views: 4045

Re: Photos from The Coe - literally

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