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by twopigs
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Lyn Tegid (Bala Lake)
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Lyn Tegid (Bala Lake)

Post on Song of the Paddle from 2019 suggests it is still in existence. https://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/bala-lake-t5995.html
by twopigs
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Environmental behaviours of canoeists and kayakers: Request for participants for online study
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Environmental behaviours of canoeists and kayakers: Request for participants for online study

Good luck with the research ..... Naturally it might be biased by those who consider themselves environmentally irresponsible not taking part :-(
by twopigs
Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fowey harbour permit scheme
Replies: 27
Views: 1094

Re: Fowey harbour permit scheme

We took a big boat into Fowey today and left it for a couple of hours on the visitors pontoon, having got permission from the harbour office (because one of the usual two pontoons was completely missing and the one we went on had diving operations going on at the far end.) No mention of any fees. I...
by twopigs
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fowey harbour permit scheme
Replies: 27
Views: 1094

Re: Fowey harbour permit scheme

I rang Fowey Harbour today as the published literature I viewed on-line does not mention kayaks in the pricing. (01726 832471, then press 1)The helpful lady said that each day a kayak is in the Fowey river, a £10 fee is charged, however it is launched. She explained that if a person is struggling i...
by twopigs
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fowey harbour permit scheme
Replies: 27
Views: 1094

Re: Fowey harbour permit scheme

At the risk of making myself hugely unpopular in this thread, and to paraphrase The Bard, " methinks that thou doest protest too much" ! It does seem to be a particularly British trait that hobbyists have a strong tendency to expect to be able to exercise their chosen activity without having to pay...
by twopigs
Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Sennybridge to Aberbran
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Sennybridge to Aberbran

Hi Just wondering if anyone has paddled Sennybridge to Aberbran Bridge a lately. WUF saying the section is closed due to unstable bridge but that was 2 years ago and it is still standing, not sure why WUF get to say what is closed and what isn't? Paddled Sennybridge to Brecon today passing under th...
by twopigs
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fowey harbour permit scheme
Replies: 27
Views: 1094

Re: Fowey harbour permit scheme

I wonder whether this will impact the Fowey River Canoe Club? The club organises a Hasler series race each year starting at Golant - requiring racers to pay for an annual registration, sticker - and if the scheme is be effective some kind of training or assessment by the Harbour Commissioners might ...
by twopigs
Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pogies for Greenland paddles
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Pogies for Greenland paddles

Thank you Seawolf I now remember you mentioned they were good on another thread. Carbon GP's seem to have relatively thinner looms than my wooden self build. I could shave some off but I may make another and customise that to suit. The cuff opening sounds very useful. I nearly ended up in some tree...
by twopigs
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pogies for Greenland paddles
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Pogies for Greenland paddles

I was out today and would not have enjoyed four hours of sea paddling without a pair of pogies. Which are a pair of Lomo neoprene pogies which I guess are virtually the cheapest out there. However from Lomo to Kokatat all pogies are ' one size fits all' both regarding hand size and paddle shaft dia...
by twopigs
Wed Dec 15, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wading boots
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Wading boots

Will they grip well on wet slippery rocks? I know nothing grips on wet seaweed :-D
by twopigs
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Winter paddling - Gloves/no gloves
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Winter paddling - Gloves/no gloves

Pogies - with big holes! I have used these https://www.chillcheater.com/aquatherm- ... ile-pogies pretty good for keeping the wind off your fingers!
by twopigs
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: River Usk - Talybont to Llangynidr
Replies: 27
Views: 8650

Re: River Usk - Talybont to Llangynidr

Just been told of a tree down across the width of the river just upstream of the gauging station at Llandetty. Not a problem at present with low flows, but might be if the river gets up.
by twopigs
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shed for kayak storage
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Shed for kayak storage

Racing K4s are 11 metres so this is probably a K6 ....... or a mistype.
by twopigs
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying a composite kayak on roofrack
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Re: Carrying a composite kayak on roofrack

Composite sea kayaks are usually carried on J-cradles rather than resting on the bars ..... composite racing kayaks are usually carried on V-bars. I have set my roof bars as far apart as possible on the roof rails.
by twopigs
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Sennybridge to Aberbran
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Sennybridge to Aberbran

G7AFM wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:57 pm
Think you will find you are not supposed to paddle these stretches until after 17th October anyway
I restrained myself knowing Jason would be along to say something like "Who says?" After all the work over the last ten years to get paddlers to stop doffing their helmets to fishing interests....
by twopigs
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Sennybridge to Aberbran
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Sennybridge to Aberbran

Thanks Jason and twopigs, very helpful. I agree with the water level. Sort of hoping the rain due this week may change this for Friday. Would you know what level on the brecon scale would make this section paddleable? Thanks Matt I tend to use the Trallong NRW guage - 0.6 metres gives a good paddle...
by twopigs
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Sennybridge to Aberbran
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Sennybridge to Aberbran

Apart from the fact that the Usk is dog low at the moment and it would be no fun to paddle ..... I'm sure this is down to the usual "it is not safe to be on rivers, land owners might get sued if paddlers hurt themselves" scaremongering. As soon as there is enough water I'm sure folks will be paddlin...
by twopigs
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Square Hatch Capella Foot Peg
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Square Hatch Capella Foot Peg

You could always try replacing the whole lot https://store.phseakayaks.com/index.php ... trest.html

Bet the fixing holes on the hull will be different!
by twopigs
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: River Wye - Glasbury launch point
Replies: 0
Views: 207

River Wye - Glasbury launch point

Latest update from Powys County Council https://swoapg.com/canoe-launching-habi ... ont-common

Essentially "Powys County Council are looking for the money to do the Habitat Regulations Assessment, but still no launching."
by twopigs
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: River Wye - Glasbury launch point
Replies: 0
Views: 160

River Wye - Glasbury launch point

Latest update from Powys County Council https://swoapg.com/canoe-launching-habi ... ont-common

Essentially "Powys County Council are looking for the money to do the Habitat Regulations Assessment, but still no launching."
by twopigs
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: River Wye - Monmouth get out/get in
Replies: 0
Views: 147

River Wye - Monmouth get out/get in

I was told earlier this week that the road access to the area by Monmouth Rowing Club will be closed off on Tuesday 21 August and Friday 3 September between about 10.00 and 13.00 to allow the flood prevention doors to be removed and refitted. It seems the rubber gaskets on the doors need to be repla...
by twopigs
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: River Wye - Monmouth get out/get in
Replies: 0
Views: 122

River Wye - Monmouth get out/get in

I was told earlier this week that the road access to the area by Monmouth Rowing Club will be closed off on Tuesday 21 August and Friday 3 September between about 10.00 and 13.00 to allow the flood prevention doors to be removed and refitted. It seems the rubber gaskets on the doors need to be repla...
by twopigs
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: River Dove - Doveridge-Tamworth
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: River Dove - Doveridge-Tamworth

The only thing I could find in writing was to not disturb the fish at the Fish Passes/Free Gaps, which only appears to include Tamworth Weir, which arguably we were careful not to do (I'm not sure how far up or downstream from a fish pass a fish could be considered to have been "scared, hindered or...
by twopigs
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: River Wye Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: River Wye Trip

https://swoapg.com/river-wye-glasbury-hay-update-on-launching-prohibition-at-glasbury-bont until this is sorted launch at hay on wye instead. I understand that with the closure of Glasbury launch point the traffic has diverted to Hay-on-Wye with understandable reaction from Hay residents! Extracted...
by twopigs
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Canoe paddle length sizing
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Canoe paddle length sizing

Tricky - as Chris says the shaft length is the critical dimension - the blade area is the other important dimension. As a first step sit in the canoe and take a stroke. The blade should be covered, but not the shaft. The tricky bit is where you sit or kneel, whether you are paddling solo so the cano...
by twopigs
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rainbow Kayaks
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Rainbow Kayaks

Paddled one of their expedition sea kayaks a couple of years ago - the plastic seemed a bit soft compared to P&H plastic, it felt wide and sluggish compared to a Scorpio but very stable as you might expect of a "wider" boat. I guess you get what you pay for!!
by twopigs
Thu May 20, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: River Wye Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: River Wye Trip

by twopigs
Thu May 20, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 3 day River Wye trip.
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: 3 day River Wye trip.

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