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by DaveCC
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roofrack advice sought
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Anything vote for Thule - expensive, but more flexible in the long-term.

I got my from www.skidrive.co.uk - cheapest with free next day delivery..

David
by DaveCC
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Furniture/Ornaments
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Lovely bookcase - how did you make it?
by DaveCC
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many boats HAVE you owned? In total?
Replies: 215
Views: 24668

Prijon Hurricane
Pyranha Storm
Dagger Medieval
Riot Glide
Pyranha I4

So a mere 5 in 12 years... Need to do some catching up. Favourite was the Storm (off the wall choice I know, but I liked it, just weighed a ton)
by DaveCC
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Round the World Kayaking Trip
Replies: 22
Views: 1945

Aus is definately not flat. However unless you are very lucky there is not much boating there in their summer time (and winter) unless you go up North for a bit of an explore. I lived in Melbourne between Jan - Apr one year and did not manage to go boating on a river once (I did drive 6 1/2 hrs to ...
by DaveCC
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Chester weir
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Having previously been a member of Deva (lapsed due to work), they seem very approachable and enthusiastic with regards coaching etc. Well worth a look...
by DaveCC
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Car Wear & Tear
Replies: 41
Views: 4675

Generally went a long the lines of split the fuel and the passengers brought the driver/car owner beer/food. But most of my longer trips were in mini-buses hired by the Uni which made life easier.
by DaveCC
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Demoing a Burn: Am I being a numpty or is it the boat?
Replies: 16
Views: 3361

I had a very similar problem with my I4 with my roll... Fairly bombproof roll in my old boats (Dagger Medieval, Glide, Storm etc) + pool boats - but find, like you, that as I sweep it has to be an all or nothing.... May try Dave's idea of a booster seat (though at 6ft, surprised I need it)
by DaveCC
Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fuel consumption with boats on the roof.
Replies: 48
Views: 5867

Scuba Dave wrote:So have I got the worst car on UKRGB?

The only person who comes close to my 22mpg Astra is Giles's Discovery.
Nope - 25-30mpg on norma driving (no bars etc on roof) - down to unmeantionablely low figures with boots etc...

Should go diesel, but love my Subaru!!!

Edited for typo
by DaveCC
Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I want you back!
Replies: 25
Views: 3781

I think that I must be the only person who would happily have their Pyranha Storm back!!

Also wouldn't mind a paddle in my old Hurricane again...
by DaveCC
Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Collar Bone
Replies: 35
Views: 4554

I have broken my collar bone ( and a bit more as well at the same time ) My bone was shattered and would never have fixed its self I had bone grafts ( which gave the chance to pin my pelvis at the same time ) I could use my arm straightaway and it has been a 100% fix Pining is always an option but ...
by DaveCC
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Send me to Singapore, please
Replies: 80
Views: 10986

Voted
by DaveCC
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Car Roof Bars
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

I used skidrive.co.uk - quick and cheapest I could find for Thule
by DaveCC
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ???PLAY SPOTS IN OR AROUND EDINBURGH???
Replies: 31
Views: 3942

I believe legend has it that Jay Sigbrandt got downtime in a Corsica at Campsie Linn whilst in spate, though this could just be Glasgow Uni chat from many years ago....
by DaveCC
Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Companies that rock
Replies: 521
Views: 88940

Just brought some thule roofbars from www.skidrive.co.uk....

Cheaper than anyone else and next day delivery included free of charge - ordered at 1400 on Tuesday, here before midday the next day. Couldn't have been more helpful
by DaveCC
Sat May 12, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Roof Bars for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Someone must want these!!
by DaveCC
Tue May 08, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Roof Bars for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Bump.....
by DaveCC
Mon May 07, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Roof Bars for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Roof Bars for Sale

Hi... I have 2 sets of roof bars for sale. Both are the proper manufacturers bars for the car. 1 set for a BMW 3 series (last model) - previously on a compact, but look as if they will fit a 3-series 4 door as well. Good condition with special coded spanner to attach to gutters. Always padded when u...
by DaveCC
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trapped in NHS Admin nightmare
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

In defence of the GP - every hospital has different protocols and he may not be totally fimiliar with the local ones if he is only there a few days for referring. Anyhow, more than local so middle management in the hospital took it upon themselves to be difficult. There are lots of jobs worth in the...
by DaveCC
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rough Stuff Tempest Carbon or Werner Player Carbon
Replies: 15
Views: 2689

I've got Tempests and found that they felt better for my paddling than Werner's. Also bits could be easily replaced, but no problem with wear. Finally, I got mine about £50 cheaper than the similiar Werner's!
by DaveCC
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is your kit worth its weight in gold?
Replies: 41
Views: 5406

Kogg shortie cag - brand new, just smelt of smoke following their fire a few years ago, cost me a tenner
by DaveCC
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Not Another Roofrack Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2057

You can also buy J bars for aero bars - I ended up buying them as I brought VW own roof rack for a Golf which has aero bars. I was unable to get up rights at that point, so brought J bars for a Merc A-class from MB UK which were about £20...... Never had any problem with them - held 4 boats with no ...
by DaveCC
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Contact lenses?
Replies: 42
Views: 5921

Be warned - it is very odd being able to see where you are going..

I've used them on rivers - mainly when river running rather than play spots as that is when I feel I need to see well!

Also use them for other sports - no problems...

Laser surgery - see an opthamologist first!
by DaveCC
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Awe help
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

The wave in variable depending on how high the loch is and what they are doing with the dam.

The wave surfs, but there is not really enough depth for cartwheels etc.
by DaveCC
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ford Focus roof rack - how can I stop it wearing my paint
Replies: 15
Views: 5449

Re: laminating tape

Sounds like laminating tape might be a good idea and £18 less than the bike patches I'll give it a go - perhaps under the hatch back to start with where it won't be seen if it makes a right mess. ps I assume you mean a strip of plastic cut from a laminating pouch Cheers Guy I used sticky laminating...
by DaveCC
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ford Focus roof rack - how can I stop it wearing my paint
Replies: 15
Views: 5449

I use to use a piece of laminating tape stuck to the car under the roof rack mount. When I sold the car, just took it off when I sold the car and polished it out....
by DaveCC
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A Career in the outdoor industry!?
Replies: 41
Views: 6776

Okay - I suppose that I had better say something. I am a qualified medic. One thing to remember is that if you quit uni - that is a life-long decision. Is it worth stopping now for the sake of 'only' 4 more years, then go and work as an outdoor instructor with a Doctor's qualification to fall back o...
by DaveCC
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Looking for a pool session in Herts/North London area
Replies: 1
Views: 922

www.thecanoeclub.co.uk

for Baldock and District

There is also one in Hatfield + I think a club in St. Albans
by DaveCC
Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: StoneWeasels Old School Photo Competition
Replies: 125
Views: 26629

Re: Old Skool - New School

Someone must have the photo of Brendan Emery doing a huge pop-out at Stanley Weir from the one and only SUSF rodeo (2000). He was in a Gliss..... and I think he was giving the victory sign...... Classic Old Skool. My memory is a bit hazy as it was my 21st the night before and I was still coming to ...
by DaveCC
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: FROZEN SHOULDER - anyone had one?
Replies: 22
Views: 3004

Hi, I am not a shoulder specialist but I do see a fair few shoulders for other things along with their owner. To me this does not sound particularly like a frozen shoulder and sounds more like an intra articualr problem. I would go to the physio but go back to the GP and ask to be referred immediat...
by DaveCC
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bridges..
Replies: 75
Views: 9831

The bridge at GrandTully on the Tay used to be jumped a lot (especialy by the slalom people). Not sure if it is still done much.