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by Martyn Hartley
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Moving currents in swimming pools (eg Welshpool!)
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

Re: Moving currents in swimming pools (eg Welshpool!)

Pendle Paddlers have for many years used Wavelengths in Nelson, Lancashire. It has a good wave machine. Doesn't create eddy lines, but produces waves that are good for surfing, and great for a more realistic rolling/rescue practice
by Martyn Hartley
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Standard open boating techniques - videos / DVD's?
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Re: Standard open boating techniques - videos / DVD's?

Becky Mason's "Classic Solo Canoeing" was good
by Martyn Hartley
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Level 2 Mentoring, who can do this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Re: Level 2 Mentoring, who can do this?

Adrian Cooper wrote:
Isn't there a mentoring 'module' for prospective mentors?
Indeed there is - it's one of the 10 Foundation modules
http://www.canoe-england.org.uk/tests-i ... n-modules/
by Martyn Hartley
Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Five ten Canyoneers UK 9.5
Replies: 1
Views: 240

FS Five ten Canyoneers UK 9.5

I have a pair of little used canyoneers for sale. Only used a couple of times
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Looking for £50
by Martyn Hartley
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Grey Owl Paddle
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: Grey Owl Paddle

Danish Oil is a blend of different oils - usually a mix of boiled linseed and tung oil, but could contain others with added driers and fungicides. There are other suitable blends too - eg Garden or Hardwood Furniture Oil - I think both Ronseal and Cuprinol have variants Apply multiple coats to get a...
by Martyn Hartley
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club equipment insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Club equipment insurance

We use Towergate Mardon. They have a Marine division based at their Shrewsbury office and they are quite flexible. Their standard wording doesn't seem to fit our world, but they simply put any amendments we needed into the schedule
by Martyn Hartley
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Halton Rapids near lancaster new facilities
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Halton Rapids near lancaster new facilities

Access is currently restricted following construction delays allegedly caused by poor weather

Further details here:

http://www.northwest-paddlesport.org.uk/
by Martyn Hartley
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Boat Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: Dagger Boat Advice

I have bought Dagger Gt's and Karnali's for Club use, as well as personally paddled a GT for a few seasons. They are all solid boats and should give years of reliable service whatever you choose. My only minor negative on the GT, is that the rear of the cockpit is quite low. This can be an issue if ...
by Martyn Hartley
Sun May 20, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How Do get yours. (boating that is)
Replies: 31
Views: 1798

Re: How Do get yours. (boating that is)

What you need is either an industry relevant job, or Coaching quals - then you would have to "work" that weekend

Simples...
by Martyn Hartley
Wed May 02, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pool hire- insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Pool hire- insurance

I would disagree with that. If you have a novice go over suddenly in the pool and they are too near the side walls they could hit their head. That could be a major injury. And when playing polo I have seen people getting too eager and come crashing into you side on, you can very easily get a broken...
by Martyn Hartley
Tue May 01, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pool hire- insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Pool hire- insurance

I suspect the bottom line, is that they don't want you to hire the pool. The reality is that they should hold insurance against accidental damage by users, although many local authorities choose not to pay for that type of cover, however they should all hold public liability cover.That said the chan...
by Martyn Hartley
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle repair advice
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Paddle repair advice

2 part epoxy glue works well
by Martyn Hartley
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKCC coaches Vs old style BCU coaches
Replies: 41
Views: 3527

Re: UKCC coaches Vs old style BCU coaches

I too haven't seen much disagreement at Club level between old and new Coaches. That said there aren't that many UKCC Coaches operating in Clubs, and in the main the majority that are are at the lower levels. That said we are now starting to see a few MW holders coming through. If there is a problem...
by Martyn Hartley
Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: FSRT
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: FSRT

28th Jan but in Lancashire
by Martyn Hartley
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: FSRT December?
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: FSRT December?

Phil Hadley is running one 15th Dec in the West Midlands
by Martyn Hartley
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First Aid
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: First Aid

by Martyn Hartley
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The mind game?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: The mind game?

The Inner Game of Skiing - Authors Gallwey and Kriegel
by Martyn Hartley
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rusty Coaching
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Rusty Coaching

Glad to hear you were helping the guy out. For beginners - I say very little. Make sure they fit in the boat, and all their gear fits OK, then send them out to "have a go". Most folks pick up the basics naturally. You only need to intervene if they have something wrong. (eg Paddle wrong way round) o...
by Martyn Hartley
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Wanted: Level 2 Assessment & 3 Star Canoe
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Wanted: Level 2 Assessment & 3 Star Canoe

We are running both of those.

Details on the website (link below)
by Martyn Hartley
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advanced Water Endorsement
Replies: 23
Views: 2139

Re: Advanced Water Endorsement

This sounds like sacrilege Simon! Surely you agree that a grade 5 whitewater kayak paddler and coach also needs to be able to paddle a canoe to a moderate standard in order to have any credibility at all. Well Adrian I for one would disagree with that. I don't see why they wouldn't have credibility...
by Martyn Hartley
Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club Insurance Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Club Insurance Wanted

I have one quote from Towergate Mardon (£530 per year for £30k worth of boats plus kit)....The only other thing on my list of things to do is email them to find out how flexible their packaged insurance product is. I have used them for the last few years and pay a similar amount. They are not very ...
by Martyn Hartley
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New BCU First Aid requirements
Replies: 37
Views: 1837

Re: New BCU First Aid requirements

I was one of the providers who was consulted by the BCU as part of the review process. Speaking personally I don't agree with all of what they have decided, but I do think it is a step in the right direction. All of the discussion I was involved in was solely concerned with "best practice". Sadly th...
by Martyn Hartley
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Coleman canoes
Replies: 11
Views: 4731

Re: Coleman canoes

I think you found yourself a bargain.OK you know it's not as classy as your dog, but it should serve you well as a first boat.

You might want to upgrade in a couple of years, but you will get most of your money back even then

See you on the water...
by Martyn Hartley
Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do BCU affiliated Clubs need a Level 3 coach?
Replies: 53
Views: 2067

Re: Do BCU affiliated Clubs need a Level 3 coach?

Martyn, is the 4* leader only allowed to leads his/her peers though, in which case what defines ones peers? How I understood it when discussing this question with Andy the other month, peers are those at the same level/qualification as the leader. Or have I got completely the wrong end of the stick...
by Martyn Hartley
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do BCU affiliated Clubs need a Level 3 coach?
Replies: 53
Views: 2067

Re: Do BCU affiliated Clubs need a Level 3 coach?

To be a BCU affiliated Club does it need a Level 3 coach? No. You just need to pay the BCU an affiliation fee. They don't have any requirements for Club Officials. In practical terms, it depends on the type of paddling Club members want to do, and whether they want to be Coached. There are good Clu...
by Martyn Hartley
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whats the weirdest thing you have seen whilst paddling
Replies: 60
Views: 5889

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you have seen whilst paddling

A few years back we had just got off the Etive, and on climbing back to the road were very surprised to see mist or fog swirling around. A few seconds later we were even more surprised when a horse emerged from the mist carrying a Knight in full shiny armour. Things became a little clearer as the mi...
by Martyn Hartley
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thoughts on giving fluids to shock/hypothermia person!
Replies: 65
Views: 4218

Re: Thoughts on giving fluids to shock/hypothermia person!

OK thanks for coming back with some more constructive comments. As a Trainer, one conclusion I have drawn is that it is pointless relating stages of hypothermia to degrees celsius. (Few 1st aiders would be carrying a thermometer in their boat) Surely we need to teach people to recognise the symptoms...
by Martyn Hartley
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What to have in First Aid Kit
Replies: 145
Views: 6012

Re: What to have in First Aid Kit

[quote="Pete the kayaker"]So put simply you are saying; We don't teach the best first aid as we have to cover our arses from the law. That is not my understanding of how the current protocols are agreed upon. They are developed from historical data - ie what worked! However they use a broad brush ap...