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by mole
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020

Try having a word with Extreme Slovenia http://www.extremeslovenia.com The Chalets they have are between 10-12 people each but they have loads of local knowledge and Bevan and Jo are great. If there something to meet what you need they'll be able to find it for you. They are based around Zaga just s...
by mole
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Doing Norway
Replies: 13
Views: 1639

Re: Doing Norway

Impressive!
by mole
Sat May 21, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Massif Central rivers (Dordogne, Lot, Tarn) at half-term
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Re: Massif Central rivers (Dordogne, Lot, Tarn) at half-term

The Cele valley is lovely and the river smaller than the Lot which is pretty massive where the Cele joins. Excellent cheap camping at municipal sites and lovely scenery, ancient cave paintings and troglodite houses. Go to St Cirque de Popie in the Lot for an amusing afternoon. Neill nb spelling may ...
by mole
Tue May 17, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Barrier across the Dee
Replies: 33
Views: 4478

Re: Barrier across the Dee

Hmmm, seems Natural Resources Wales and the Police are aware and investigating.

lets see how this distills out shall we.

Neill
by mole
Mon May 16, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weirdest Grading System Yet
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Weirdest Grading System Yet

Its perfectly simple, you go to the river taking your anemometer to assess the wind and then take the water temperature with your thermometer. Walk the river measuring the wave heights using your theodolite and the width with your laser measure, whilst counting the miscellaneous hazards. Add another...
by mole
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Specs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Pyranha Specs?

I've still got one and it is a great wave boat and carves lovely, don't look at the top end of that quoted weight range though. I reckon 100-110kG is the max you want to put in there (though others may disagree). It gets pretty frisky with over 100KG in it, plenty of room though its got a lower deck...
by mole
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Artificial courses
Replies: 58
Views: 4509

Re: Artificial courses

The carbon footprint will depend on the amount of work required to complete the project but a small hydro built alongside an existing drop in a river so little engineering to take place will pay back its CO2 in less time than almost any other form of generation except onshore wind. Adding small scal...
by mole
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Lake District Squirt Boating
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: Lake District Squirt Boating

Wish you were here is supposed to be good and I'm sure I've seen worthwhile exploration on the Eden, though getting boats there could be a mission.

Neill
by mole
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Lake District Squirt Boating
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: Lake District Squirt Boating

I'm in Huddersfield but would be keen to meet up in the lakes later in the year. Not been in my squirt boat for at least 2.5 years but would love to get it in the water again.

Neill
by mole
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder dislocation dissertation
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Shoulder dislocation dissertation

Erm, yeah. What Mike said. I saw the survey a while back and would be happy to help but a trip to Loughborough is not on the cards. Sorry.

Neill
by mole
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER KENT (Sprint Confluence to Force Falls)
Replies: 30
Views: 11748

Re: RIVER KENT (Sprint Confluence to Force Falls)

The left hand side of the island at Force falls is now very dry at lower levels and most water going down the right hand weir. No problems getting round the island at the downstream end. There is a sweeper branch hanging into s bends but avoidable. Also some interest to be had seeing the scoured ban...
by mole
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grade 3 classics?
Replies: 29
Views: 6241

Re: Grade 3 classics?

Nith - totally awesome and different in character as you go down the run.

Neill
by mole
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo
Replies: 19
Views: 2620

Re: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo

Just had a thought, there might be a requirement for a fish ladder to go in as part of the final application. This would affect the HoF required for the river at the bottom end as water would be required to maintain flow in the fish pass. Is that covered in the application pack? should we raise it a...
by mole
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo
Replies: 19
Views: 2620

Re: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo

So with a HoF of 5.866m3/s the Kaplan Turbine will probably only start to abstract at 30%-50% capacity so... The river will fill up to a minimum of (7*0.3-0.5)+about 6 = about 8-9 Cumecs before the turbine is started, this will reduce the flow in the river to a Minimum of about 6 Cumecs and the flow...
by mole
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo
Replies: 19
Views: 2620

Re: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo

I'd ask Does it say what type of turbine they are thinking of? Is there a proposed Hands off Flow in the documentation and how does that level of flow compare to levels in the river as is? With that info it should be possible to understand the likely impact on the river if we can look at the existin...
by mole
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo
Replies: 19
Views: 2620

Re: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo

Fair enough, To be honest its a brave decision to be pressing on with hydro given the reductions in available financial support and the fact that the schemes can't be pre registered for a set level of feed in tariff anymore. The financial case could collapse half way through construction! Financial ...
by mole
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo
Replies: 19
Views: 2620

Re: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo

Yes, but its this application that will set the HoF if granted. The planning application is for the physical construction and planning authority is unlikely to be able to interpret the flow data properly to be able to set operating restrictions appropriately.

Neill
by mole
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo
Replies: 19
Views: 2620

Re: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo

It won't be able to take 7 cumecs all year and if it does go ahead there will be a "Hands off Flow" that must be maintained in the river channel. Suggest you read all the feasibility stuff to find out what that will be and engage with the EA to have some say on any mandated HoF requirements to ensur...
by mole
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new look UKRGB
Replies: 63
Views: 11205

Re: A new look UKRGB

Very nice, like the dropdowns!

Just as an FYI though, the intermediate rivers in the southern uplands bit of Scotland seem to have disappeared.
by mole
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Women's drysuits: Literally, taking the p***
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Re: Women's drysuits: Literally, taking the p***

The Peak Creek drysuit has a leg zip entry system that works with female toilet requirements.
by mole
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: oooof beatdown
Replies: 25
Views: 3028

Re: oooof beatdown

Numb in the f'kin head!
by mole
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: can you surf a Burn 2 in the sea?
Replies: 21
Views: 4265

Re: can you surf a Burn 2 in the sea?

Another vote for the Jive. At 115KG you should really look for the big long jive, 8'10 is it?
by mole
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6260

Re: Access Rights

I assume you mean ride your bike down a bridleway not a footpath. Obviously footpaths are not for riding on and I make sure I apologise profusely if I am ever caugh... erm accidentally stray onto one.

Neill
by mole
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommend me a rescue knife please
Replies: 17
Views: 2500

Re: Recommend me a rescue knife please

Lomo do a rescue knife; Cheap, blunt tip, locks into sheath and releases one handed. Ticks all your boxes as far as I can tell. I have one and its great, slices tomatos and cheese well and stays on my BA the rest of the time. Blade nice and sharp!

Neill
by mole
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Play boating for giants
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: Play boating for giants

Project 64 is Mahoosive. well worth a look.

Neill
by mole
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheapest outfitting foam?
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Cheapest outfitting foam?

found some on Alibaba.com US$350 per cubic metre buying from wholesaler. Its not going to be cheap wherever you get it though and manufacturers minimum order looks to be 10M3. http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/PE-foam-sheet-Polyethylene-foam-various_1728603386.html Just how many club boats do yo...
by mole
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rivers 'oop north' this weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: Rivers 'oop north' this weekend

Throw the Lune and the Crake into that mix and I think you're about right unless there is some welcome rain.

Neill
by mole
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe to borrow in Aviemore?
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Canoe to borrow in Aviemore?

Fair enough:) good luck with the quest
by mole
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe to borrow in Aviemore?
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Canoe to borrow in Aviemore?

Why don't you ring up Glenmore Lodge and ask if you can borrow or hire a boat. They are pretty helpful and even if they can't let you have a boat they will know who in the area can help. They do suggest that if you are in the area but not on a course they can help with Kit and or advice if you need ...