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by Anorak
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Guide to working with SAR helicopters
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Guide to working with SAR helicopters

The dog section is priceless... :-)

Caz
by Anorak
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Can kayakers learn from this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

Re: Can kayakers learn from this?

Thanks for the link Poke! Olli Grau has adapted the 3x3 method for paddling - see his WW book. Sorry haven't got details at hand.
Caz
by Anorak
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Water in ears
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Water in ears

As above, prevention in the form of earplugs is the way to go, Doc Pro-plugs can work fine but you get a better fit with custom made ones. You may want to add a surfmuff or a skull cap, especially when the water gets colder. It would be a good idea to get your ears checked by your GP, who can also g...
by Anorak
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who do you use to insure your gear..?
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Who do you use to insure your gear..?

Re 'E and L insurance' - if their pet insurance is anything to go by, in my opinion avoid at all cost

Caz
by Anorak
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Canoe - Alaska
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Canoe - Alaska

From researching Nahanni outfitters I know these people offer Alaskan trips: http://www.nahanni.com/tripsearch/?craft=Canoe and Blackfeather do custom trips to the Stikine. No personal experience.
by Anorak
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: River Spey with kids
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: River Spey with kids

Boots n paddles http://www.boots-n-paddles.co.uk/Menu/canoe-hire.html have an info sheet with all access points for the Spey. (Haven't used the company but was a L3 assessment student for one of their instructors, a very helpful guy).

Have fun!

Caz
by Anorak
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Insurance^
Replies: 23
Views: 5862

Re: Sea Kayak Insurance

Re Peter M's post - if my experience with pet insurance is anything to go by I would NOT touch E&L with a bargepole! They look ok on paper, in real life dreadful company.

Caz
by Anorak
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hall of Fame
Replies: 52
Views: 3593

Re: Hall of Fame

Louise Wigmore, Debs Pinniger and Flea Jarvie as freestyle ambassadors Brigit Thomas, Lara Tipper and Rosie Crips as inspirational expedition paddlers. Anna Hemingway for her outstanding racing achievements but especially for proving there is life after Chronic Fatigue. Debs Pinniger for her amazing...
by Anorak
Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Speedferries credit crunched (?)
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Speedferries credit crunched (?)

received this the other day: NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS Speedferries Limited (In Administration) (‘the Company’) On 12 November 2008 the Company entered administration and T Burton and I were appointed as Joint Administrators. The appointment was made by the Company's Directors under the provisions of ...
by Anorak
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You Know Your A Paddler If... (Now with 100 Reasons)
Replies: 148
Views: 11936

You're conscious of your trunkrotation whenever you open a door...
by Anorak
Thu May 29, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Liquid Logic SKIP, Dagger G Force 6.1 or Similar!
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Have pm-d you
by Anorak
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: E & L Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 990

On the basis of at least 10 years of experience of dealing with E&L as pet insurers I would not touch any of this company's products with a barge pole! On paper they may sound ok, in practice they are truly dreadful to deal with!
Caz
by Anorak
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cartwheeling for women
Replies: 30
Views: 3656

Here's my 2p worth: 1 - Core-stability is essential, core-strength certainly helps but doesn't matter so much if your boat is small enough. 2 - Boat makes a huge difference, I had no hope in an Infrared, I started to get the idea in a Wavesport Evo (front not slicey enough), got my first ends in a S...
by Anorak
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dealing with the worst
Replies: 18
Views: 3011

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/RightsAndResponsibilities/Death/WhatToDoAfterADeath/DG_066805 http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/ http://www.childbereavement.org.uk/ Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure by Maria Coffey May above info be superfluous to all of you....
by Anorak
Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dislocated Shoulder Advice needed...
Replies: 16
Views: 2166

Another usefull website: theupperlimb.com
by Anorak
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sold: Renault Laguna Diesel Estate 1.9 Alize
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Sold: Renault Laguna Diesel Estate 1.9 Alize

Needs new owner with mechanical expertise - recently replaced clutch is starting to slip again, poss 2ndary to small but persistent oil leak. 183000 miles, grey, 4 new tyres, mot due November, tax runs out this month. Lovely car to drive, very economic to run esp for size, huge amount of space for b...
by Anorak
Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuits - has yours worn well - I'm thinking of buying one.
Replies: 30
Views: 4370

Hi Tim I'm a big fan of DamX as their service is truly excellent and the suits are very well priced. My present suit, non breathable yellow 3000 fabric is now in it's fifth year and not showing much signs of wear. It has been back to Andi for various latex seal replacements over the years, at which ...
by Anorak
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scud alternatives.
Replies: 34
Views: 3854

Tom wrote: The Hero looks a bit like a torpedo, and if the ammo didn't turn quick enough for you, the hero will be like an oil tanker in comparison Despite its long length and long water line the Hero is extremely easy to turn. As it is fairly narrow and has rounded sides it transfers very easily fr...
by Anorak
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Raising Seats
Replies: 12
Views: 1822

Raising seating postition for me has made a big difference. Increased reach, easier to stay forwards, easier to roll, much easier to double pump. I use it in both my play boat and my creekboat. You don't need to pad the whole seat, only the area directly under your bum. I use swim floats (q cheap fr...
by Anorak
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Dee phone number
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Today Dee just to the top of the new gauge, Serpents still flushed out.
by Anorak
Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted EZG 42
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Thanks guys, but there are too many problems with the EZG hulls cracking for me to be happy to buy one unseen off ebay...
by Anorak
Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted EZG 42
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Wanted EZG 42

EZG 42 wanted. Am based in the Northwest but willing to travel.
by Anorak
Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Mid Wales Water levels
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Haven't seen Conwy/Llugwy but the Dee was at 9 on the Mile End Mill gauge. Dropped to 8.8 by 3pm, it had been dry all day
by Anorak
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big boat advice please
Replies: 57
Views: 7153

Hi Red I am shorter but of similar weight to you, my playboat is an EZG 42. I had an H3 235 which I eventually sold because it was just too heavy for me to carry safely. I struggled controlling it on the water too until I raised my seating postition by about 3 inches. I have paddled the small Mamba ...
by Anorak
Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Car Seat Covers
Replies: 20
Views: 3850

Ask Delia Ellard, Canyongear. She can make them to measure and they last for ever!
by Anorak
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboating Teaching Material
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

If you want just the basics and are more into pictures recommend Olli Grau's beautiful book 'Rodeo' (and video if you can still find one).

Cz
by Anorak
Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling problem........any ideas?
Replies: 13
Views: 2044

My rolling went to pieces about 2.5 yrs ago, I am slowly getting there but still have a lot of work to do. I was orignally taught a C-C roll as I couldn't get to grips with the sweep but have now converted to a sweep roll. Rolling lots everytime I am out in a boat is important, especially rolling at...
by Anorak
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spraydeck issue & request for help/inf
Replies: 3
Views: 824

I paddle an EZG 42 and use a Pyrhana Fishdeck. It is a tad large but works well.
Presuming you have checked/tightened/covered all screws, have you checked your cockpit rim for cracks? Some of the earlier large EZG's had problems in this area.
Hope you find a solution for your problem!

Cz
by Anorak
Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low Brace Turns - hot or not?
Replies: 120
Views: 14994

I don't like the low brace turn as you are passive on what is often the squirreliest bit of water on the river, I much prefer to have an active blade when crossing eddywalls. I don't teach it to beginners.
by Anorak
Thu May 11, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKCC
Replies: 91
Views: 10510

Tried to find out from the BCU website who is on the Coaching Committee, could only find Graham Lyon, Mike Devlin and Richard Ward. Presume there are more. Does anybody know / know where I can find out on the BCU website? Does anybody know what above committee member's paddling backgrounds are (flat...