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by Brendan J Moore
Fri May 02, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thanks for all the support
Replies: 49
Views: 7123

Thanks

Outstanding work on getting it this far. My thanks too to all involved. Let's hope it goes all the way!
by Brendan J Moore
Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: posh air bags
Replies: 8
Views: 1968

I'm glad this subject cropped up again, as I'd given up on finding any of these type of bags- I've now found several posibilities, though most in the US: The Watershed Futa (as Simon W mentioned) or in the UK (cheers John) Wildwasser Overnighters - Simon B Pacific Outdoor Sea Bags- I found these all...
by Brendan J Moore
Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Evenlode Access
Replies: 15
Views: 2701

Blimey, how did that one get resurected?! Thanks for the tips guys.

As it happens I'm quite keen on stupid and not worthwhile ditches that I've paddled just because they were near my house, but I'm a bit odd like that ;-) Maybe not the best as a fun intro for my nephew though.
by Brendan J Moore
Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: posh air bags
Replies: 8
Views: 1968

The Yak versions were indeed great- they were made from three layers, so had two chambers, one airbag, one drybag, each stretching the length of the whole. So you could put them in the boat, add your kit in the dry bag chamber, then inflate the airbag chamber which would then hold your kit in place ...
by Brendan J Moore
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Portable Cookers/Ovens
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

FireSpout

Not plans for your own I know, but you could try one of these from John O'Connell:

http://www.occuk.co.uk/outdoor

He's more often found on the Yahoo open canoe group, but I think he posts here occassionally.
by Brendan J Moore
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn Campsites/bunkhouses
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Tyn yr Erw

Have you tried this: http://www.tynyrerwbunkhouse.co.uk/ It's a blinder! Nit the closest, but brilliant value.
by Brendan J Moore
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accommodation in Llangollen
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

http://www.tynyrerwbunkhouse.co.uk/home.htm

Hi All, Thanks for the various suggestions- much appreciated. Star prize however must go to the people who came up with this little gem: http://www.tynyrerwbunkhouse.co.uk/home.htm where I stayed several years ago, but have never been able to find since. It’s a great, if simple (I prefer that), litt...
by Brendan J Moore
Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accommodation in Llangollen
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Accommodation in Llangollen

Anyone got any ideas for CHEAP accommodation in Llangollen? I’m doing my L3C training there next weekend.

Cheers,
Brendan
by Brendan J Moore
Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel insurance (I have researched, honest ....)
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Try Explore Worldwide

http://www.explore.co.uk/cycle/insurance.jsp Probably more than Direct Line but significantly cheaper than Snow Card or Dog Tag. (I have worldwide annual multi trip for a couple) Claimed about £270 for a pair of cranked Werners I dropped and never saw again while swimming S-bend on the upper Guisan...
by Brendan J Moore
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Split paddles
Replies: 15
Views: 2173

Lendal splits

Simon, you really need to find out more about Lendal splits before you go around telling everyone they're cheap and heavy. It simply isn't true; as Jim says they'll make pretty much any combination from their extensive range, right up to very pricey and noticeably lighter than the Werners, and the P...
by Brendan J Moore
Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New paddle bus!
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

by Brendan J Moore
Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Drill Time - Solo Playboating (OC1 spec boat) Video £10 ono
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Drill Time - Solo Playboating (OC1 spec boat) Video £10 ono

Perfect condition specialist whitewater canoe drills video- don't have a playboat or a video, so don't have a use for it. The bumpf says: Drill Time! Is one of the highly acclaimed Solo Playboating series with a format this is sure to improve the paddling of any solo canoeist. Drills are the foundat...
by Brendan J Moore
Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Evenlode Access
Replies: 15
Views: 2701

Evenlode Access

Anyone got experience of access or paddling in general on the Evenlode between Finstock and Long Hanborough in Oxfordshire? Can't find any reference to it on the BCU site (can't find much on there in fact ;-P) Just looking for a quiet stretch to take my nephew who lives up that way on. Cheers, Brendan
by Brendan J Moore
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Single solo Canoe Which one
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Mad River Explorer 14 TT

Hi Taz, I suspect I'm the friend Adrian's refering to. I bought the Explorer 14 just before Christmas, and have to say I'm chuffed to bits with it. List price is £650, but I negotiated a 10% discount, so got it for £585, and it's an absolute bargain for the money. It's actually 14'6" with a bit of r...
by Brendan J Moore
Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddles?
Replies: 54
Views: 5418

Lendal make a range of paddles, from entry level to expert, and reasonable to very pricey, all of which are excellent at their level. They will custom make pretty much any combination of their blades, in various materials and colours, on any choice of shaft material, straight or cranked shaft, to yo...
by Brendan J Moore
Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: AGM - BCU leadership rattled. [Posted Your Proxy Form Yet?]
Replies: 146
Views: 35468

James, in answer to your question, no, the form that came with Canoe Focus is correct and valid. It does need to be signed by the individual member concerned, and posted in it's own envelope marked Proxy Form etc, as per the notes on the form. It is only if someone has not got that form, then they c...
by Brendan J Moore
Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: AGM - BCU leadership rattled. [Posted Your Proxy Form Yet?]
Replies: 146
Views: 35468

Good man James; mine's going in the post tomorrow. Cheers.
by Brendan J Moore
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: peli case alternatives
Replies: 16
Views: 2453

Otter boxes

Have to disagree with the negative comment regarding Otter boxes.

No dispute that Patrick C may have had a bad experience with them. I on the other hand have had one for about five years and it's still going strong- pretty much good as new despite much abuse, and no leaks.
by Brendan J Moore
Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: To the Massif Central
Replies: 12
Views: 3572

Massif

Take a look here for rentals: http://www.canoe-france.com/indexa.html . They will hire boats for use on other rivers, but you need to build up a relationship with them first, by maybe going on a standard trip, and shuttles etc will be down to you on non-standard trips. A lot of the boats they hire, ...
by Brendan J Moore
Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Anyone want to do 4* Trg & Ass?
Replies: 15
Views: 4092

Hi Nige,
Definitely interested, but can't commit to much at this stage- depends on cost and timing, but I'll keep an eye out for you posting any possibilities back.
Cheers,
Brendan
by Brendan J Moore
Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: almost an slr cameras...
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

I'd second the Canon. I've got the previous S1 model which is excellent, the S2 which a friend has just bought is even better. It can be as point and shoot as you like, yet also gives you almost as much manual control as an SLR if you want it. Zoom is fast and big, with very effective image stabilis...
by Brendan J Moore
Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mad River / Dagger Legend 15
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

White Water Consultancy...

...have them listed under versatile canoes section. £846.81 + VAT for the 15.

Anyone paddled one of these? I was looking at the Explorer 14 TT as a mostly solo / occasional tandem boat for up to grade 3. A Legend 15 is very tempting, but can I justify the extra £300?
by Brendan J Moore
Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha Attak
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Pyranha Attak

Pyranha Attak £200

Yellow. Good condition. Great beginner’s whitewater boat. Full whitewater spec.

Based in Slough / Thames Valley.

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