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by Frank B
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Pogies lost on Lune
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Pogies lost on Lune

I lost one of my pogies on the Strid on the Lune today. Made by Palm, two tone Black and Gray, beer tokens if found
by Frank B
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you break a boat?
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

Re: How do you break a boat?

Split the nose on my Burn when running into the face of Backbarrow Bridge with me inside several years ago. Had it welded a couple of times but it kept opening up. Sold it for spares
by Frank B
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Town Falls river Dee Llangollen Boat Stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Town Falls river Dee Llangollen Boat Stuck

Most about it was on the Slightly White Water Kayaking groups page
by Frank B
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Town Falls river Dee Llangollen Boat Stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Town Falls river Dee Llangollen Boat Stuck

now cleared by some clever guys in a raft, well done chaps
by Frank B
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Town Falls river Dee Llangollen Boat Stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Town Falls river Dee Llangollen Boat Stuck

A boat is stuck in the Town Falls rapid and is likely to be there for some time, lots about it on Facebook. Probably wise not to run it tll the boat comes out. Paddler was safe
by Frank B
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: River Dee lost paddle
Replies: 0
Views: 199

River Dee lost paddle

friend lost a Werner paddle on Trevor rapids today, name marked Paul Duffy on it,please pm if found
by Frank B
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spraydecks & Macno's
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: Spraydecks & Macno's

Sorted now thanks, sold the old (new) deck and bought a supersize playboater deck>

Thanks for all the suggestions
by Frank B
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: [Wanted] Bigdeck L/XL waist Spraydeck
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: [Wanted] Bigdeck L/XL waist Spraydeck

Hi

Did you get a deck ? I have one for sale, Playboater Workdeck Big Deck large/ XL waist . Only used once so as new cost £76, yours for £50 inc postage

Deck is good but not quite big enough for my new Machno
by Frank B
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spraydecks & Macno's
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Spraydecks & Macno's

I recently bought a medium Machno and a big deck Playboater spraydeck I ve tried allsorts to get the deck to fit, its been on the boat for 3 weeks + in the garage, its to been taken off &wettedr from time to time and I have tried to stretch it using my trailer as an anchor. First time I tried to use...
by Frank B
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: LOST Werner Powerhouse paddles + Pogies Tryweryn
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: LOST Werner Powerhouse paddles + Pogies Tryweryn

Wow that was quick, paddles found,

thanks for reading post
by Frank B
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: LOST Werner Powerhouse paddles + Pogies Tryweryn
Replies: 1
Views: 302

LOST Werner Powerhouse paddles + Pogies Tryweryn

Lost my red Werner Powerhouse paddles with black pogies attached just above NRA bridge at Tryweryn today. Paddles have two yellow stickers where my phone number was before it giot washed off !

Would be very grateful for their return, all costs reimbursed
by Frank B
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Very sad news
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Re: Very sad news

Frank, please be assured that 999 calls are treat exactly as sean_soup has described above and that while the operator is asking for those extra details, they will have already despatched the emergency response on receipt of the location and nature of the call; and subsequent questioning will not d...
by Frank B
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Very sad news
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Re: Very sad news

I started this thread because I was one of the many bystanders who watched this dreadful event unfold. Three main things learned I was stood by one of the walkers ringing 999, as mentioned above it was hard for the caller to convety the sense of urgency, the call handler wanted to know too much irre...
by Frank B
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Very sad news
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Very sad news

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-w ... e-14140570


Good report on Can U Kayak on Ffacebook

Even "easy" rivers have their dangers
by Frank B
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Vyrnwy
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: River Vyrnwy

Paddled today @.46. Nice level for a first time trip on river. Ran from Pont Llogel down to Pont Robert. Dolanog Gorge was interesting. Beautiful autumn day
by Frank B
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Vyrnwy
Replies: 1
Views: 610

River Vyrnwy

The river has been running @0.46 for about a week now which Rainchasers interprets as low. Never paddled this river before but would like to give it a go. Isit a worthwhile trip at this level ?

Thanks
by Frank B
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A bit of career advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 1484

Re: A bit of career advice?

Dont wish to pour cold water over your plans but making a decent living in outdoor education / coaching in the UK is very difficult.I know several well qualified coaches who have had to change careers to make a living. I dont think there as a living to be made in paddling unless you make or sell boa...
by Frank B
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn
Replies: 91
Views: 5694

Re: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn

Where is the access point which you can use to paddle through the site without using the facilities ?

I think the £14 fee for non BCU members stops a lot of people using Tryweryn (including me) whereas I would be happy to pay £7. Sometimes charging less per user brings in more money overall
by Frank B
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access in Llangollen
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Access in Llangollen

Interesting that there is now an "official" seal launch point into the Dee just below Horseshoe Falls and a get out out at the car park behind the Ponsonby Arms but according to Midland Flyfishers we can only paddle with their consent. I for one (of many) will not be waiting for consent or following...
by Frank B
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Ogwen
Replies: 1
Views: 670

River Ogwen

I read somwhere that there is some work being carried on in the river, is it clear now ? thinking of going down the Gunbarrel to A5 bridge

thanks
by Frank B
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thanks, Trywern 23/10/16
Replies: 0
Views: 554

Thanks, Trywern 23/10/16

Thanks to the unseen paddlers who rescued my green Karnali from just below the campsite bridge and the other unseen paddlers and walkers who rescued my red Werners and got them back to the office.

It was great to be re united with both.

Very grateful to all involved
by Frank B
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Half a paddle lost at Tryweryn
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Half a paddle lost at Tryweryn

My mate broke his paddle in half on the graveyard section of the Tryweryn yesterday, dont know the make but it has a greenish blade and will have half a cranked shaft attached. Would welcome a message here if found.Thanks
by Frank B
Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found ,wet kit Llangollen Car park
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Found ,wet kit Llangollen Car park

Was it your kit ?

Would have been good if you had let me know
by Frank B
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found ,wet kit Llangollen Car park
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Found ,wet kit Llangollen Car park

It think its Langollen Outdoors

07928 278036
by Frank B
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found ,wet kit Llangollen Car park
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Found ,wet kit Llangollen Car park

We found a bag of wet kit, wetsuit & some thermals on a bench in the car park behind the Ponsonby Arms (After Town Falls) @ about 2 45 pm 27/03/16. Left it in the shop at Mile End Mill. It probably belongs to a lady, it was all very neatly folded !
by Frank B
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ottawa river advice
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Ottawa river advice

Wilderness Tours are the big operators here but there are others such as Owl and River Run. Nearest big town is Pembroke, nearest village is Beachburg.Not paddled or rafted it myself but have watched Freestyle there. Its a huge river with a lot of dams and flat sections so local advice required
by Frank B
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spraydeck for large Pyranha Karnali
Replies: 17
Views: 1798

Re: Spraydeck for large Pyranha Karnali

I started this thread over 4 years ago !

I use a playboater work deck and its given me no problems but is is now showing a few signs of wear around where it fits over the cockpit rim, probably too many trips upside down in rocky rivers
by Frank B
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Pogie Llugwy
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Re: Lost Pogie Llugwy

Found it buried at the bottom of my dry suit. Thanks for looking
by Frank B
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Pogie Llugwy
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Lost Pogie Llugwy

Left a black Palm pogie behind at the Ugly House egress on the Llugwy today. The other half of the pair is pining for its mate.Please contact me if found

Thanks
by Frank B
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Rodeo is dead, long live...
Replies: 2
Views: 1633

Re: Rodeo is dead, long live...

I'm not a poet
unlike others
I know it


But rodeo looked very alive at the ICF World Freestyle Championships held in Canada last week. Good crowds, live streaming to www, lots on You tube, even better, I was there