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by heybaz
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Explorer 16 Royalex Mad River Canoe £600 ono
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Explorer 16 Royalex Mad River Canoe £600 ono

Hi - have PM'd you, thanks
by heybaz
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Rawthey - hazard reported March 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Rawthey - hazard reported March 2018

Hi all Just received the following info regards a tree obstructing the Rawthey: "Saturday 10th March Rawthey 1.5 on gauge at Brigflatts. Just after the grade 4 rapid at the end of the gorge, the river curves right past a small Island. Hidden from the top a river wide tree." Stay safe folks Barry Cur...
by heybaz
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley skeg slider -serious skeg post for once
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Valley skeg slider -serious skeg post for once

Hi Peter Not upgraded one of these but have replaced the slider (black knob) on an Aquanaut, having obtained a new knob & grub screw one direct from Valley. The old one had started to disintegrate as the grub screw corroded - I drilled the grub screw out and effectively destroyed the old knob in doi...
by heybaz
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reed Chillcheater Aquatherm Dry Trousers
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: Reed Chillcheater Aquatherm Dry Trousers

I have a fair bi of Reed kit. Love the compactness of the salopettes & tops but will not buy any more of their gear with feet - it is just not sufficiently durable. I use a change mat and sequence is - sit in boot of estate car; mat down, trainers off, trews off, salopettes on, Lomo paddle boots on....
by heybaz
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: 4 piece Carbon/Carbon Lendal NordKapps
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: 4 piece Carbon/Carbon Lendal NordKapps

Paddles now sold, thanks.

Barry
by heybaz
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: 4 piece Carbon/Carbon Lendal NordKapps
Replies: 2
Views: 378

4 piece Carbon/Carbon Lendal NordKapps

Following more (!) surgery I'm having to look at using smaller blades and give up on my Lendal Nordkapps. These are 4 piece Lendal originals, straight carbon shaft and blades fitted with Varilok joints so adjustable for length and feather and may be set up for left- and right-handers. Length is adju...
by heybaz
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H Quest in carbon / kevlar
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: P&H Quest in carbon / kevlar

This boat is now sold - thanks for all the interest.

Barry
by heybaz
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H Quest in carbon / kevlar
Replies: 1
Views: 629

P&H Quest in carbon / kevlar

My Quest needs to find a new home! Around 5 years old with a few superficial scuffs reflecting how little she's been used, this is a very competent sea kayak for the larger paddler - and looks stunning! I'm 6' tall and weighed in at the top end of 15 stones when I bought the boat from P&H but recent...
by heybaz
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please
Replies: 60
Views: 5522

Re: Proposed Canoe Trial - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please

Vested interest declaration - I am a volunteer Waterways Adviser for British Canoeing, across in Cumbria. I have no knowledge of what might or might not be proposed - so apologies if I'm missing something - in this proposed trail and would be surprised and disappointed if it included "musts" and "mu...
by heybaz
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 23906

Re: RIVER LEVEN

Thank you for this David

I'll arrange to have your message posted on British Canoeing's national and regional sites.

Barry Curley
British Canoeing Cumbria Regional Waterways and Environment Adviser
by heybaz
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Morecambe Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 2057

Re: Morecambe Bay

hi Monty Many locals paddlers use Walney Island, Roa Island / Barrow Channel / Leven and Kent estuaries as well as the wider Morecombe Bay - though I don't have much info regarding the southern side of the Bay. Commercial providers use east and west Walney and Roa Island areas for kayak tours and as...
by heybaz
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Caution after Flooding
Replies: 6
Views: 2319

Re: Caution after Flooding

Hi all I'm in regular contact with the EA Hydrometry and Telemetry team up here in Cumbria in my voluntary role as British Canoeing's Cumbria Regional Waterways Adviser. We have, over the past couple of years developed a good relationship, visiting several of their structures and held very open disc...
by heybaz
Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: South Lakes Clubs/Groups
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: South Lakes Clubs/Groups

Have messaged you Matt : )
by heybaz
Wed May 20, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing Access & Environment Workshops
Replies: 25
Views: 2011

Re: British Canoeing Access & Environment Workshops

a recent one in Cumbria had to be cancelled due to a lack of interest. Perhaps a little disingenuous; I think Barry will admit that posting the wrong date and giving short notice might have contributed to the lack of response. Notwithstanding that, it may have been due to a lack of interest. I cert...
by heybaz
Tue May 19, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing Access & Environment Workshops
Replies: 25
Views: 2011

Re: British Canoeing Access & Environment Workshops

I'm glad to see that our Waterways and Environment Team are posting on this forum. Waiting to see, the answers they give, to decide whether this is just a Ctrl C & Crtl V exercise or an actual willingness to engage with the forum... For my part they are already trying to engage with paddlers and by...
by heybaz
Tue May 19, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing Access & Environment Workshops
Replies: 25
Views: 2011

Re: British Canoeing Access & Environment Workshops

Hi all I'm glad to see that our Waterways and Environment Team are posting on this forum. As one of British Canoeing's volunteer Waterways Advisers (in Cumbria as it happens) it is something that I have hoped to see for a while. For me, communication is key. I'm constantly taken aback by the number ...
by heybaz
Mon May 18, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Washburn Releasing Sunday 17th May
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: River Washburn Releasing Sunday 17th May

A big thank you to York CC for running Sunday's Washburn cruise. A few of us from south Lakes headed over; two developing youngsters had a whale of a time gaining experience and hitting smaller eddies on faster whitewater than they had previously experienced and - a real bonus - their parents had a ...
by heybaz
Wed May 06, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Environment and Access in Cumbria, May 10th
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

Re: Environment and Access in Cumbria, May 10th

Hi All Regretfully I have taken the decision to cancel this event due to no expressions of interest in attending other than a very few local paddlers who are already engaged in or aware of the issues that were going to be aired at the Symposium. Please share this message with anybody who may have be...
by heybaz
Sun May 03, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Environment and Access in Cumbria, May 10th
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

Re: Environment and Access in Cumbria, May 10th

If anyone is thinking of heading back up to the Lakes following this weekend's rainfall, please don't forget that this free symposium is happening next Sunday morning, just off Junction 36 of the M6 at Crooklands Hotel. As well as hearing on environmental and other issues from the Environment Agency...
by heybaz
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Environment and Access in Cumbria, May 10th
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

Environment and Access in Cumbria, May 10th

"Cumbria Canoeists", British Canoeing's Regional Development Team in Cumbria are pleased to invite you to our Environment and Access Symposium. The event is free to attend and will be held at the Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands, Cumbria LA7 7NW, (5 minutes from M6 J36) on Sunday May 10th 2015 9am – 1pm...
by heybaz
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: FSRT SIGNATURES NEEDED
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: FSRT SIGNATURES NEEDED

Am I missing something glaringly obvious? I have had a look at the document linked to above and can't find any mention of FSRT providers needing to have attended moderation before being able to sign an aspirant provider's logbook. Is there something specific out there stating this to be the case ple...
by heybaz
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Valley Aquanaut composite almost new condition £1000
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Re: Valley Aquanaut composite almost new condition £1000

I checked under the dust covers today - this boat really wants to be paddled....
by heybaz
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: North Water Turtleback deck bag
Replies: 1
Views: 472

North Water Turtleback deck bag

Brand new, never been on a boat. This handy deck bag is great for a VHF, sunnies and snacks and can be quickly unclipped from your deck and used as a bum-bag once ashore.

£27 posted in the UK please.

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by heybaz
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Ocean Pro 10m towline for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 498

Palm Ocean Pro 10m towline for sale

Used only a few times and now surplus to my needs. No damage, quick release buckle, loop to clip the Krab to ready for deployment:

£35 posted in UK please.

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by heybaz
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rhino roofbars for Transit or other vehicle with gutters
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Rhino roofbars for Transit or other vehicle with gutters

I've taken a pair of Rhino bars off my Transit Hi-top in order to install a full roof rack which will let me carry more boats than just the bars (OK, that's the link to sea kayaking!). The bars & uprights are virtually brand new - can send photos if interested - but no longer needed. They will go st...
by heybaz
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Valley Aquanaut composite almost new condition £1000
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Valley Aquanaut composite almost new condition £1000

This kayak is the Standard version of the Aquanaut with yellow deck over a white hull. Designed, Valley say, for “average” sized paddlers between 95 – 105kg paddler weight. I weigh in at 135kg, 5’11” and find the boat to be very comfy and, as a day boat with minimal kit, she is stable, straight trac...
by heybaz
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 23906

Re: RIVER LEVEN

Thanks Phil B

I have passed this onto my contact at the Environment Agency who I know are keen to receive this kind of information.
Much appreciated and hope you enjoyed being on my favourite river,

Barry
by heybaz
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EA request to share information (River Leven, Cumbria)
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: EA request to share information (River Leven, Cumbria)

Fair question Brian I was hoping to meet one of the EA Fisheries guys today and grab some photos of the redds at Newby Bridge but the river was murky and light very poor - they were not visible. I hope to try again once the river clears or drops. Meanwhile a quick Google search "salmon redds" comes ...
by heybaz
Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone experience with Silva 58K compass?
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

Re: Anyone experience with Silva 58K compass?

I have fitted one directly to my foredeck hatch lid which can then be exchanged between whichever boat I'm using (or borrowing). If I only had the one boat I would do the same to avoid faffing with the elastics (which can always be refitted if needed). Using a disc of plastic breadboard as a backing...