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by Will.S.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Plym - Shaugh Bridge to Bickleigh Bridge
Replies: 24
Views: 8083

Lower Plym (trees and friendly fisher folk)

Just to mention there are a few river wide trees on the Lower. One was in the grade 3/4 part at the top. Approx 300m after the start. Had a great level today. Big and bouncy - Lucky for us the level permitted a boof over said tree. Could be a significant obstruction with less water though. Fishermen...
by Will.S.
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER PIDDLE (Cuckoo Pound to Wareham)
Replies: 15
Views: 8791

Re: RIVER PIDDLE (Cuckoo Pound to Wareham)

Nice report! I have now been inspired to do the local home run! Any issues with access/parking give me a call and IF I'M IN you can park where I live 07929349329, 01929472726. The river runs past the house I rent right near cuckoo pound. Small numbers though as I live in the annex of my landlords ho...
by Will.S.
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Emergency calls from the river bank.
Replies: 31
Views: 2285

Emergency calls from the river bank.

Just pondering what people have for communications back up

Any idea if a VHF radio would be of use? Many paddling locations have no mobile signal and so I wonder what the alternatives are to carrying a mobile in a pelicase.

Suggestions please?!

Thanks
Will
by Will.S.
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyrana Burn for sale 35pounds. (Damaged)
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Pyrana Burn for sale 35pounds. (Damaged)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pyranha-Burn-Kayak_W0QQitemZ180460853765QQihZ008QQcategoryZ36122QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286.m7QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D2%26ps%3D6 Out fitting in good condition. I broke it on the East Oakment - 6m drop after a swim through trees. Was in good nick before the ...
by Will.S.
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do I fix a leaky dry suit?
Replies: 7
Views: 635

How do I fix a leaky dry suit?

My palm stikine dry suit has now got a bit of a leak on the left bum cheek. Having had a good look, there is no obvious hole, but a slightly worn area of fabric which I suspect is where the water gets in. I have previously fixed small holes with storm sure and bike puncture patches but this area is ...
by Will.S.
Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we really need to wear helmets?
Replies: 134
Views: 7896

There has been quite a lot of personal opinion on this thread and very little fact. Here are some evidence based facts I have learned from the Advanced Trauma and Life Support which I have trained in. 80% of serious head injury admissions to hospital can be prevented by cyclists wearing a helmet. In...
by Will.S.
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has anyone had any issues with the playboater workdeck?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

I had a bit of bother with my work deck as there was no waterproofing where the waist tubing met the deck itself. Lots of water was getting in. Then I put aqua seal all the way around the inside stitching and its now much drier. Now I'm very happy with it.
by Will.S.
Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How feesable is a short trip to Nepal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1541

How feesable is a short trip to Nepal?

Im planning on going to Nepal to join some friends for some WW, the only problem is I have a total of 11 days holiday total (including the flights)! Is this feesable? Arriving 26th Oct, Returning 3rd Nov. How long would it take me to get to the main area for paddling/ transfer cost? How easy is it t...
by Will.S.
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 81932

Are we likely to have a runnable Upper dart/ other fun grade 3-4 rivers in Dartmoor/Exmoor this weekend?
by Will.S.
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Hawaii Sur Rhone in Lyon
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Hawaii Sur Rhone in Lyon

Does any one know how I can find out the levels of HSR. Ive found a French website but my Francaise is terrible.

I'm thinking of going out 10th of march for about a week. Will it be worth it this time of year?
by Will.S.
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Forget surfer prejudice...
Replies: 88
Views: 12996

I think the major difficulty for a uni club is trying to arrange a surf trip for 60 people in June when the trip is in October. Most of the time you can't predict accurate surf +1 week in advance. I think it is fair to say kayakers are a social bunch so they surf in groups and surfers enjoy a more i...
by Will.S.
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best malaria tablets for Uganda?
Replies: 50
Views: 6856

Looks like he made a mistake... I wish the same had happened to me.

His practice budget will have paid for the remaining cost.
by Will.S.
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Forget surfer prejudice...
Replies: 88
Views: 12996

I don't see the problem in these photos.

Wasted shoulder? How can you be so sure the wave didnt close down on him? Playboats aren't the best at holding the shoulder!

Nice of you to make the effort to speak to them and ensure it was all ok when you had the chance!
by Will.S.
Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best malaria tablets for Uganda?
Replies: 50
Views: 6856

"Is it true there is no longer 100% treatment due to recent new resistance?Holiday companies dont seem to realise this. Could a doctor comment?" Yes there are resistant malarial parasites in Uganda/ East Africa. From my clinical experience I have seen resistance to both doxycycline and mefloquinine ...
by Will.S.
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: for sale ::::::::::::::::::: wavesport project 45 ::::::::::
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Hi- I've emailed you- really interested in the boat!
Thanks- Will
by Will.S.
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Project 45
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Wanted: Project 45

I'm based in the Southampton area, but can travel far and wide.
by Will.S.
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in India
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Does anyone know if its worth taking dry trousers to India at this time of year?

Also is it ok to take out sterling and just change it into Rupees in the banks. Or is it better to have Dollars?

Thanks.
by Will.S.
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trapped in NHS Admin nightmare
Replies: 12
Views: 2083

Try the Sheffield Sports Medicine Institute near the Royal Hallamshire hospital.

My friend did a years research on shoulder injuries in freestlye kayaking at the facility there. I hear the england rugby physio there is very good especially with shoulders.

Will.
by Will.S.
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: *Wanted* Cheap beginner boat - £200 or less
Replies: 2
Views: 751

*Wanted* Cheap beginner boat - £200 or less

Looking for any cheap beginner type boat for a friend who is starting out. Anything like an inazone or slightly older type. 200 or less. Need any old paddle, deck and helmet included. Will settle for well used but no cracks/must be water tight - its only for use on the sea. Mobile: oh seven nine 2 9...
by Will.S.
Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spean Gorge Take Out (Mucomir)
Replies: 11
Views: 2041

We paddled the Spean gorge this New Year and parked the extra 200m down the straight bit of road.

The chap at the house took his time to drive down to us and thanked us for our consideration! I was really taken back by this!

I hope good relations and the peace continues!
by Will.S.
Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Session
Replies: 34
Views: 4310

PKY - why would you find it poor for some one to have interpreted that as non PC?

Does it not just show that we all see things from a different perspective?
by Will.S.
Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Session
Replies: 34
Views: 4310

I think if I had seen the title outside of this post then I would not have seen issue with it. Especially in the mag when the content can be read. Whether you interpret the darkness as people, poverty, malaria or whatever it certainly shouldn't take away from her work or what she has to say in the i...
by Will.S.
Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Session
Replies: 34
Views: 4310

I must agree that the title is strikingly odd! Im not sure what kind of double meaning the editor is trying to portray but judging from everyones reaction it does not appear to be clear. I helped with Jessie's malaria prevention programme and at her health clinic this summer. I am wondering if the "...
by Will.S.
Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Rocker for snowboarding
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Sweet also do the Sweet Trooper, made especially for snow sports.

Looking at the differences in a shop I couldnt see much other than a google clip on the back of the trooper.

It's certainly worth wearing one than not at all.
by Will.S.
Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travelling in Uganda/Tanzania/Kenya
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Sorry having just read it through again, I should carify this point. Take high denomination cheques! Some £20 cheques are not accepted and will carry an even lower exchage rate. With sterling cash, (in some places) lower than £20 is not accepted for exchange. Make sure you take the reciept for the t...
by Will.S.
Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travelling in Uganda/Tanzania/Kenya
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

I went to all 3 on my way to the Zambezi this summer. I had some sterling in cash and most money in travellers cheques in sterling! Sterling is as widely recognised as the dollar and you will not loose money changing it twice. But as already mentioned take £50-100 bill cheques. I had 200 dollars in ...
by Will.S.
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Space hoppers and over-thrusters
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Space hoppers and over-thrusters

Do you use a space hopper as an over-thruster?

I am curious to know what diameter sized hoppers people use so I can order one online.
Any recommendations would be appreciated too!

Thanks
Will.
by Will.S.
Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lost nikon camera at newark weir
Replies: 0
Views: 368

Lost nikon camera at newark weir

In my haste to leave I possibly left a nikon cool pix camera (silver case), which had a few night out photos and ball photos on the memory card. It is in a small lowe pro case

If by any chance someone has found it I will collect it and give you plenty of beer money.

Thanks.
Will.
by Will.S.
Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Emirates - Uganda Tax
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Emirates - Uganda Tax

Hello, a quick message from Uganda. I apologise if this has already been posted but I dont use the website out here. Apparently Emirates has been try to tax people for taking their boats out of the country. This has varied from US$40 to US$70. This is a little off, given how good I hear they normall...
by Will.S.
Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well over the limit
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

Well over the limit

I'm fairly sure Im going to be many kilos over my 23kg limit for a BA flight this thursday to Entebbe. My boat and blades come to about 16kg leaving me with nothing once ive added paddling kit and a tent. I need a lot of equiptment as I'll be travelling and working in Africa for 3 months. Has anyone...