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by Unstabler
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Etain sea kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Etain sea kayak

I might be interested in selling mine if you are still looking? Let me know and I'll get you some pictures.
by Unstabler
Wed May 02, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: £600 0N0 2011 BURN MEDIUM WHITE BLUE
Replies: 34
Views: 1335

Re: £600 0N0 2011 BURN MEDIUM WHITE BLUE

Can you send me some pictures, and also where are you based?

stabler.paul@gmail.com
by Unstabler
Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe Clubs near Egham
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Canoe Clubs near Egham

You could also do a lot worse then to pop into Whitewater - The Canoe Centre and have a chat with the guys there. They will usually know whats going on in the area, and will also sell you shiny things that make your life better :-)
by Unstabler
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: China video blog
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: China video blog

That is seriously impressive stuff.
by Unstabler
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My writeup of the Lee Valley Olympic course assesment
Replies: 29
Views: 5026

Re: My writeup of the Lee Valley Olympic course assesment

I did my assessment on Sunday and would agree with the write up. Great course, and I fully appreciate the need to ensure people are up to standard.

Anyone know where to find information on course opening times and how to book once you are "qualified" to turn up and paddle?
by Unstabler
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley running kayaker course assesments
Replies: 105
Views: 5902

Re: Lee Valley running kayaker course assesments

I still struggle with the idea of a man-made course meriting all this fuss... I assume all the holes are designed to be played in rather than being terminal or feeding into siphoned-out caves... How would you grade it? Compared to HPP or the Tryweryn? Pictures would be cool... I had my assessment o...
by Unstabler
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: So, did you get Olympic tickets?
Replies: 41
Views: 4985

Re: So, did you get Olympic tickets?

So far - nothing (also asked for slalom as well as a few other bits and bobs). Technically they could still allocate them (up until the 10th) which really just means another 10 days without being able to touch a large chunk of my hard earned money :-(
by Unstabler
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bitches Tides weekends over the summer
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Bitches Tides weekends over the summer

Look HERE for all the info.

EDIT - This website isn't as easy to navigate as it used to be. So in case you missed it; you want to be on the water about 3 1/5 hours before Milford Haven high tide.
by Unstabler
Tue May 24, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: coccyx injuries?
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: coccyx injuries?

If you don't want to wait until Friday to find out if you have broken anything you could always go to A&E. I'd take a good book and comfy pillow with you though.
by Unstabler
Fri May 20, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: STOLEN!!!! Medium Burn, Blue/ White
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: STOLEN!!!! Medium Burn, Blue/ White

To be fair, I'm sure Pyranha would LOVE to sell 700,000 boats to every single person in the world :-)
by Unstabler
Fri May 20, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: STOLEN!!!! Medium Burn, Blue/ White
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: STOLEN!!!! Medium Burn, Blue/ White

About 5 quadrillion boats, sounds like Pyranha have quite ambitious sales goals. Totally OT, but I very much doubt that is how they use the serial number. Some of the letters will reference the colour of the boat, some the make, model and size. I'd guess the last 3 digits are to identify that parti...
by Unstabler
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who would Paddle Lee Valley if it could open this w/e
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: Who would Paddle Lee Valley if it could open this w/e

To clarify, my original plan was based on the course being open this weekend, and then open Thursday and Friday evenings and weekends as priviously stated on the website.
by Unstabler
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who would Paddle Lee Valley if it could open this w/e
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: Who would Paddle Lee Valley if it could open this w/e

My plan was to head over next Thursday evening (28th) as I thought it would be packed out with kayakers this weekend. If it won't be and you can sort something out I'll give it a go this weekend.
by Unstabler
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The perfect summer kayak shoe, maybe!
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: The perfect summer kayak shoe, maybe!

Admittedly I've not tried these, but then I wear a £20 pair of wetsuit boots that fit, despite the big feet/ small boat, are fine for the portages for both grip and comfort. I'll stick with them personally.
by Unstabler
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The perfect summer kayak shoe, maybe!
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: The perfect summer kayak shoe, maybe!

slowstroke wrote: ideal for big feet in limited space,
I've heard people say this before, but it makes no sense. A normal well fitted booty encases the whole foot with 1 layer of material. These have 2 layers of material between each toe. How can that be more space saving than a normal booty?
by Unstabler
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to go for roof rack "feet" for a Corsa
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Where to go for roof rack "feet" for a Corsa

I think Thule have always done the Aero style bars that have the slot, but they used to do a standard bar style (this is what I have) and the feet/ tower clamps over the whole bar. (I'm not an expert, but I think this is right)
by Unstabler
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Silverback no more
Replies: 32
Views: 3822

Re: Silverback no more

That is such a shame. Glad I got to go out there before it went. Any news on how/ if it has changed the rest of the river above/ below the dam?
by Unstabler
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: longer or shorter?
Replies: 19
Views: 1183

Re: longer or shorter?

morsey wrote: the hull and edges are the major asset of a play boat and scratching the heck out of them reduces its play performance.
This may explain why I suck at playboating ;-)
by Unstabler
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: longer or shorter?
Replies: 19
Views: 1183

Re: longer or shorter?

Good discussions. I'll elaborate on my thoughts, not to be argumentative or try and change anyone's mind, but just to let you know how I feel about it. The ankle thing is my main concern. I look at the river/ the drop/ the rapid and I ask myself "do I think there is a real risk of me breaking my ank...
by Unstabler
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: longer or shorter?
Replies: 19
Views: 1183

Re: longer or shorter?

I only have the play boat and have yet to look at anything and say "I'd run it if I had a creek boat, but I won't run it in this". I've always said I'll get a creeker when I feel I have to walk round something my mates get to paddle because they have the "right" tool for the job, but as yet, that da...
by Unstabler
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Securing kayaks
Replies: 25
Views: 1883

Re: Securing kayaks

I use a Rack Gaurd to deter the opportunist in a hurry, although I have heard (on this forum) of an incredibly easy way of getting past this . I won't repeat it as it caused some contention last time it was mentioned (some folks thought that the knowledge shouldn't be made even more available). Othe...
by Unstabler
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sell or kill?
Replies: 14
Views: 1208

Re: Sell or kill?

If this is an ethical question about if it is ok to sell a boat that has been damaged, I'd say as long as he is honest about the condition of the boat it shouldn't be a problem. If it is more a question of if he should keep the boat and use it to destruction or sell it and start again this comes dow...
by Unstabler
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flying with boats
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: flying with boats

Flown with easyjet twice with kayaks. Both times from Stanstead to Slovenia. Never had any issues. I book the boats in as sports equipment (the website does not have kayaks as an option but it does have windsurfs. I've e-mailed Easyjet to ask about this and they insists that kayaks are not allowed b...
by Unstabler
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your 2010 Boating Stats
Replies: 36
Views: 1864

Re: Your 2010 Boating Stats

Number of days on the water - Probably about 60 Number of different rivers paddled: I think only 9. That's pretty poor :-( Number of rivers/sections paddled for the first time: 4 (but 1 of them was the White Nile, and I paddled all of Day 1 and 2 and most of the back channels) Most rivers in one day...
by Unstabler
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ICE Wake Kayaking video...
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: ICE Wake Kayaking video...

Ha ha! Excellent video. Great commitment guys.
by Unstabler
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burly looking run in Siberia...
Replies: 32
Views: 2699

Re: Burly looking run in Siberia...

That is amazing. Loved the line:

"In the west the most extreme rapids are class 6; in Russia, the scale goes to class 10"

Very Spinal Tap.
by Unstabler
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uganda jabs
Replies: 14
Views: 790

Re: Uganda jabs

Ok, might be wrong (so as said, best to see a GP) but my understanding is yellow fever is only mandatory if enterring from a yellow fever infected country (which the UK is not).

The link above seems to confirm this.
by Unstabler
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uganda jabs
Replies: 14
Views: 790

Re: Uganda jabs

Not sure Yellow Fever IS a legal requirment to travel to Uganda. It is recommended, but I think it's your call. Best visit your GP as you can get the typhoid, hep A & B, etc on the NHS. Yellow fever cost something like £50 Then you have maleria tablets - that cost me £10 for a private prescription f...
by Unstabler
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bujagali Hydropower Project Update
Replies: 23
Views: 2657

Re: Bujagali Hydropower Project Update

I've just come back from Uganda. So glad I did it before it was too late. Regarding what rapids will go, Sliverback is the location of the dam, but the dam will surely flood upstream and cover at least some of the best rapids on the river; 50/50, Bugagali Falls, Ribcage and the Hump, Brickyard, Esca...
by Unstabler
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Somewhat cheeky
Replies: 86
Views: 5633

Re: Somewhat cheeky

For the sake of not ruining what could be a great idea for a new site, please change the name to anything sooner rather than later (my vote, for what its worth goes to UKRIVERMAPS). (And why, oh why, after being told the logo is similar to UKRGB but red instead of blue, have you now changed it to bl...