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by MarkB
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Mislaid Werner paddles at get out for Upper Guisane...
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Mislaid Werner paddles at get out for Upper Guisane...

Will try the facebook page. Joining eauxvives to post seems beyond me.
by MarkB
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Mislaid Werner paddles at get out for Upper Guisane...
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Mislaid Werner paddles at get out for Upper Guisane...

Left a pair of Werner carbon crank-shaft paddles near the public parking at Chantemerle access point for the Guisane.

Returned late but they had already gone and checked with nearby rafting centre to no avail.
by MarkB
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone paddled a L Burn 2 & Burn 3 XL?
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: Anyone paddled a L Burn 2 & Burn 3 XL?

I have just bought a Burn 3 XL, mainly due to sitting in it and immediately noticing I have more room than in my mark 1 Burn L (34" inside leg, size 11 feet). Having used it several times since, I can confirm that I felt considerably less cramped.
by MarkB
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vw beam deflectors
Replies: 18
Views: 10964

Re: Vw beam deflectors

Screwloose_LeTrack wrote:My Touran has clear lights. I got deflectors for france.
The Touran - at least for the past 5 years if not earlier - has adjustable headlamps as mentioned in the above post.
by MarkB
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dee Access Agreement
Replies: 236
Views: 22166

Re: Dee Access Agreement

The Dee makes a lovely summer evening run. Paddleable throughout the year excepting in severe drought, I recall reading somewhere. Equivocating about whether particular sections are worthwhile paddling at particular times introduces a personal viewpoint that distracts from this basic fact. Admittedl...
by MarkB
Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Free OS Maps?...
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: Free OS Maps?...

If you're reading this then you might find this of interest....

http://www.akadamia.co.uk/html/downloads.html



Mark
by MarkB
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What kayak to buy for.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: What kayak to buy for.....

Now I do like the look of the hoss but it comes down to the price, will have to keep looking Now I have just ben offerd a Pyranha Mountain 300 has any one eva had one and what are they like. Are they anything like the master's as I hate paddleing those things :) Just thinking if its cheap it might ...
by MarkB
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 37315

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

MikeB wrote:I'm MikeB not Mark B - I've no idea who he is or even if we have someone with that name.
Just for the record there are two Mark B ids on this forum so far as I know... me with no space and my namesake with a space. Now I'll get back to following this thread.
by MarkB
Thu May 21, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading by Mallaig / Loch Nevis ?
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Heading by Mallaig / Loch Nevis ?

Given my despair over their initial response, I am happy to post an update that Mountain Equipment have been very helpful in the end; after a followup email from me they changed tack, promised to get hold of the poles that I needed and sure enough these arrived this week.

Mark
by MarkB
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading by Mallaig / Loch Nevis ?
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Heading by Mallaig / Loch Nevis ?

Doesn't say much for ME's service if you can't get something that fundamental replaced! There is a chance I'll be up there over the May Day w/end so let me know if you've not got anyone else to do the recovery and I'll see if I can help. Regs, Mike. Thanks Mike, I'll be in touch. Also thanks to tho...
by MarkB
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading by Mallaig / Loch Nevis ?
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Heading by Mallaig / Loch Nevis ?

Scots_Charles_River wrote:Do you need someone to pick up a left item ?

Nick
Yes; a small bag containing tent poles that are now proving difficult to replace.
by MarkB
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading by Mallaig / Loch Nevis ?
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Heading by Mallaig / Loch Nevis ?

Long shot but it now seems more likely than getting replacement parts from Mountain Equipment :; ...if you are planning a trip in the near future heading along the south shore of Loch Nevis by Mallaig then you might be able to do me a big favour which I will appreciate. If this is you, please get in...
by MarkB
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found: Black 'thinsulate' glove - Bala carpark
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Found: Black 'thinsulate' glove - Bala carpark

Found on Sunday last in car park by egress from Lower Tryweryn just where a van load of kayakers had been parked minutes before.
by MarkB
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Big Ted Piper Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 12869

Re: The Big Ted Piper Thread

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by MarkB
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Big Ted Piper Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 12869

Re: The Big Ted Piper Thread

Amusing thread.... thanks to the then newly started 'paddling buddies' forum I paddled with Ted a couple of times when he was based up in Lancaster, along with forum members 'heybaz' and the little seen 'captainkirk'.

We did runs on the Leven and the Tees.
by MarkB
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 1 Car Rivers North Wales
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: 1 Car Rivers North Wales

The Dee (at normal levels) ... put on at Chainbridge, above or below Serpent's; paddle down to LLangollen - take out before the run in to town falls, river right by the rocky reef that extends into the river at lower levels you can portage on the path, cross the bridge and up to the canal to paddle ...
by MarkB
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 23170

Re: RIVER LEVEN - tree hazard at Fisherman's Island

River left of 'Fisherman's Island', the channel is blocked by a substantial tree across the entire width about half way down. It was reported some time ago and I saw it about 12 months ago, not looking like it was going to be moving any time soon. The old fisherman's bridge reported to be a hazard o...
by MarkB
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lune - Found my car key
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Hi Andy, it was my car you saw with the FOA sticker, one of the group I was with found your key. Glad to hear that you recovered it.
by MarkB
Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many boats HAVE you owned? In total?
Replies: 215
Views: 23711

Snipe (left languishing in ICCC's boat cellar long ago) Mountain Bat ... the peak of my early paddling was in this boat; 'borrowed'; found(thanks for UKRGB!); lent and finally sold this year. Mountain 300 ... my re-starting paddling boat. P&H Revenge (polo) H3 255 .... once owned by someone at Canoe...
by MarkB
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha H3 255 (Liverpool) £290. [SOLD]
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Hello ... yes, still for sale. I'm based in Liverpool.

Mark
by MarkB
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha H3 255 (Liverpool) £290. [SOLD]
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Still for sale....
by MarkB
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha H3 255 (Liverpool) £290. [SOLD]
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Now in colour.

Bumping this up.... finally had time to load some pictures.
by MarkB
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha H3 255 (Liverpool) £290. [SOLD]
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

colinmason18 wrote:hi. I tried sending you a pm but not sure if it got to you. ..

Yes, just picked it up and replied.
by MarkB
Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha H3 255 (Liverpool) £290. [SOLD]
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

FS: Pyranha H3 255 (Liverpool) £290. [SOLD]

H3 255 in orange. £290. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/2987591254_b927171e9c.jpg Generally good condition... light-medium use since 2005. Synchro 3 fittings refurbished and 2 minor professional plastic weld repairs 2 years ago. See more pictures here . With neoprene deck if wanted for another £...
by MarkB
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 667

If you're interested in second hand...I have my old Mountain Bat still serviceable which you might want to consider if you want a bargain.

Drop me a PM to find out more.

You can get still higher volume (and length) going to the Pyranha G3 and Everest.


Mark
by MarkB
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I Like Big Butt(y)s
Replies: 36
Views: 3164

The cafe in the petrol station on the left just before Newby Bridge is a good one for breakfast before the Leven or rivers further west.
by MarkB
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Lost Kit..wetsuits
Replies: 1
Views: 384

another lost wetsuit

While we're on the subject, I recently (last two months) lost my daughter's wetsuit (Palm, age 13-14). Probably mislaid in Trearddur or anywhere between there and Liverpool.
by MarkB
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Telegraph 9 August - Wild Swimming
Replies: 13
Views: 1566

Adrian Cooper wrote:
The simple truth is that local rivers and lakes are not designed for swimming
An intriguing observation.
Particularly amusing when contrasted with the unqualified exhortation to 'enjoy the sun, enjoy the heat'.
by MarkB
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginners' luck ?
Replies: 0
Views: 548

Beginners' luck ?

Bumped into a couple of guys at the get out for the gr II section of the Ribble yesterday. Curious about their inflatable kayaks it soon became clear they were completely new to the sport and had had (IMO) a lucky escape trying to shoot the weir. It hadn't damped their enthusiasm but seeing how high...