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by Jon_Brown
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Neoprene repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: Neoprene repair

Bike puncture repair kit, ok with just the cement but better with a patch to reinforce it.
by Jon_Brown
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER TEIGN (North and South Teign Confluence to A382)
Replies: 10
Views: 6457

Re: RIVER TEIGN (North and South Teign Confluence to A382)

Paddled from the stepping stones down on 6th Dec 15. On shuttle we bumped into an older local lady who was very anti ("I don't care what that guidebook says there isn't any access agreement...') Here main issue was with people getting on South Teign just above confluence, causing erosion to the bank...
by Jon_Brown
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Werner Powerhouse on the Loop river Dart
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: Lost Werner Powerhouse on the Loop river Dart

May have seen it already or not be your paddle but have you seen this message on FB? https://www.facebook.com/groups/3458605 ... 122560490/
by Jon_Brown
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good work from Ashburton SRT
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Good work from Ashburton SRT

A Petzl e-lite isn't a bad 'just in case' light, as it's water resistant (IP67), light (27 g) & compact enough to fit in BA/dryish pocket. Its white light isn't super bright (26 lumens up to 29 m) but good enough to see where you are walking and its red strobe is supposed to be visible at 300 m for ...
by Jon_Brown
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3073

Re: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?

I'm right behind you on this one Andy I have a guarantee claim in with my manufacture as despite being born with hair on my head it has now started (well perhaps mainly) to fall out. I've always looked after it well, never combing or brushing it, keeping it short so gravity wouldn't pull it out and ...
by Jon_Brown
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Serious incident reporting and analysis or just unlucky?
Replies: 45
Views: 4908

Re: Serious incident reporting and analysis or just unlucky?

CE/BCU have the incident reporting form for coaches (although not sure how many are aware) 'is important that details of any known incidents or injuries that occur to students while undergoing coaching or taking part in canoeing or kayaking activities are recorded......Sharing this information with ...
by Jon_Brown
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A word of warning if buying from the US!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 5032

Re: A word of warning if buying from the US!!!!!

Asking supplier to put gift on the declaration would be asking them to commit fraud. As stated in my email I was referencing this, not stating they follow suite! I'm posting this so others are aware they could be hit with similarly ludicrous over bloated charges (Plus the UK shipping company taking...
by Jon_Brown
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A word of warning if buying from the US!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 5032

Re: A word of warning if buying from the US!!!!!

I was also a bit confused by the insurance value bit? From HMRC website- If you're ordering goods online for your own personal use, you may have to pay Customs Duty, Excise Duty or Import VAT on top of the advertised purchase price. What's due, if anything, depends on the type of goods and where the...
by Jon_Brown
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Everest Kayak Expedition On BBC 4 Saturday 28th Dec At 22:00
Replies: 72
Views: 6991

Re: Everest Kayak Expedition On BBC 4 Saturday 28th Dec At 2

I have located average salary levels for years since then, £25 would equate to about £250 now so not silly money. And if you look at the price of petrol '76 0.17p/l against today's 132p/l the paddles would be £195. So using the paddle price index - petrol not as expensive as we think but house pric...
by Jon_Brown
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Everest Kayak Expedition On BBC 4 Saturday 28th Dec At 22:00
Replies: 72
Views: 6991

Re: Everest Kayak Expedition On BBC 4 Saturday 28th Dec At 2

£25 paddles - if you compare to the average house price in 1976 of £12,704 and today's at £242,415 bumps them up to £477. After all they'd have spent all their money on petrol, even if it was just 17p/litre and mars bars were the size of double beds and cost 1/4p.
by Jon_Brown
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tavy egress in Tavistock
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Tavy egress in Tavistock

Not relevant to this section but I did notice the big house rr just before Denham bridge is up for sale, so if anyone has a spare £1.1M we could have a boating friendly landowner (with nearly a mile of river bank - it has a big chunk of land). So the happy ex-solicitor or his family is selling up. D...
by Jon_Brown
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Knife Rope or Nothing
Replies: 42
Views: 3457

Re: Knife Rope or Nothing

Randy Fandango wrote:I once watched a group of guys hot-top a car park -- all wearing hard hats.
It made me smile :-)
Giles
Have I blundered into Giles's big book of double entendres ?
by Jon_Brown
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Saw?
Replies: 11
Views: 1543

Re: Which Saw?

I'm also a cheap folding saw user <£4, sharp when new, silicon grease (huge tube bought for dry suit zips) keeps it rust free and usually lost before they go blunt. Small and light enough to sit in back of boat permanently. If paddling a club trip on the woodiest river from hell I often stick a chea...
by Jon_Brown
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: To Paddle or not?
Replies: 23
Views: 2127

Re: To Paddle or not?

No too low for these guys , looks like they are even walking around on the river bed and they are 'local' the horror. To flip this on its head if people are suggesting a red/green indicator shouldn't we go further and have a red/green/red indicator, as too high = more likely to go badly wrong requir...
by Jon_Brown
Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Levels - very useful site
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: River Levels - very useful site

The historical data is useful for club trip organisers (who sometimes forget to log the level of every trip) I've never spotted it on other sites, so thanks for posting Stewart. Had hoped to scrape down the Loop with some first year improvers but 15cm lower than a fortnight ago is a no (for us, not ...
by Jon_Brown
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nikon AW1
Replies: 0
Views: 521

Nikon AW1

So to Mark, SimonMW and all the other camera experts out there; to us less able photographers is the Nikon 1 AW1 worth getting? To give you a base line I’m looking for a replacement for 5+ year old Olympus u850 that spent its life in my BA pocket (I appreciate that the AW1 will live in the back of m...
by Jon_Brown
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pinkston Paddlesports WW course in Glasgow
Replies: 22
Views: 3079

Re: Pinkston Paddlesports WW course in Glasgow

So this course has a 1.5m head over 90m, a 1.6% gradient compared to the Lee valley legacy loop at 1.6m and 160m for 1% or 5.5m over 300m for the olympic loop 1.83%, and 3.9m over 260m for cardiff 1.5%. I reckon that this means it ought to have the potential for some decent drops despite being shor...
by Jon_Brown
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Christmas presents???
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Christmas presents???

Big Henry wrote:I've just done a quick search on my phone and saw on a bike site that those rumours stayed in August, and that another company may have taken them over. These could just be rumours, though.
Or possibly not and also?
by Jon_Brown
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart Access
Replies: 63
Views: 8725

Re: Dart Access

The site benefits from a valuable consent for an office development. The planning consent was recently renewed - reference 0161/08 for erection of two storey office building 10,205 sq ft (948 sq m) with associated landscaping and parking. No record of this on the local authority website The permiss...
by Jon_Brown
Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart Access
Replies: 63
Views: 8725

Re: Dart Access

I hadn't realised it was for the whole site; the Moguls Palace and the land to the right (adjacent to the river). Another 10 years to run on the restaurant lease currently reduced to £22k pa.
more details scroll down to pdf.
by Jon_Brown
Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)
Replies: 3
Views: 3711

Re: RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)

The cables were repaired after 2012/13 winter, when they were ripped out by trees, that then went on to take out the clapper bridge. As Mark said they were installed in 1952 to protect the bridge.
For those that haven't seen the video , fairly uncomfortable viewing (parts 1 & 2 are similar).
by Jon_Brown
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Senni
Replies: 4
Views: 3383

Re: Afon Senni

Paddled final section today 03/11/2013) from Trephilip bridge down - the two trees below Gr3 ish fall are (no surprise) still there. We cut a few branches so that boats can be easily passed through on far river left. There is a nice rock ledge above and below tree that makes task simple at the level...
by Jon_Brown
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart Access
Replies: 63
Views: 8725

Re: Dart Access

Had a look at the weekend for a club Lower paddle and noticed the strip of land on the river side of the Moguls Palace is up for sale. It appears the plot is bordered by the restaurant, the Dart and the river Ashburn and has been cleared of trees, apart from the bank. Not sure if it is on the market...
by Jon_Brown
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stanley embankment
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Stanley embankment

Tide times from Easytide for Holyhead. Times will probably be shown for GMT/UTC, if so adjust for daylight saving.

Canoe Wales has advice on parking, no idea how up to date it is
by Jon_Brown
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Told to Put up or Shut up and Respect the law
Replies: 37
Views: 4982

Re: BCU Told to Put up or Shut up and Respect the law

Interesting article that popped up when I was searching for something else. Good to see a few anglers are becoming aware of the wider issues and not just suffering tunnel vision in pursuit of their 'prey'. It does always make me laugh when the angling community pat themselves of the back because ri...
by Jon_Brown
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Told to Put up or Shut up and Respect the law
Replies: 37
Views: 4982

Re: BCU Told to Put up or Shut up and Respect the law

Interesting article here that popped up when I was searching for something else. Good to see a few anglers are becoming aware of the wider issues and not just suffering tunnel vision in pursuit of their 'prey'. It does always make me laugh when the angling community pat themselves of the back becaus...
by Jon_Brown
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Commercial provider charge at Tryweryn
Replies: 28
Views: 3599

Re: Commercial provider charge at Tryweryn

Is it just me or has one of you taken down the ukrafting website in protest?
by Jon_Brown
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Leptospirosis (Weils Disease)
Replies: 45
Views: 10932

Re: Leptospirosis (Weils Disease)

As well as printing out a copy of the Leptospira Reference Unit form (the HPA link on page 1) as MarkBa did, it could be worth downloading and printing out a copy of the HSE INDG84 'Leptospirosis Are you at risk?' document and then cutting out/laminating the 'To the doctor' panel on second page? Fro...
by Jon_Brown
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stunning rivers
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Stunning rivers

I always thought Melburnians or Melbournians called the Yarra the river that runs upside down, hardly stunning?