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by twopigs
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying a composite kayak on roofrack
Replies: 15
Views: 738

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: 11
Views: 226

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: 11
Views: 226

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: 11
Views: 226

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: 221

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: 165

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: 82

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: 92

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: 62

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: 125

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: 736

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: 187

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: 754

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: 736

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: 602

Re: 3 day River Wye trip.

by twopigs
Tue May 18, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Slow waters in Brecons for round trip in an inflatable?
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Slow waters in Brecons for round trip in an inflatable?

East of the Brecons ...... the River Wye? Be aware that there are difficulties with the launch point at Glasbury so you could start at Hay-on-Wye, but it is really a one way trip - downstream!
by twopigs
Mon May 17, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: River Wye Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: River Wye Trip

by twopigs
Mon May 17, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Best part(s) of the Wye for round trip on inflatable kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Best part(s) of the Wye for round trip on inflatable kayak

Just a reminder that the launch point at Glasbury is "closed" at the moment .....

See https://www.canoewales.com/update-on-th ... -river-wye

It would have been the obvious trip - get up to Glasbury and paddle down.
by twopigs
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Freezing pump system
Replies: 19
Views: 667

Re: Freezing pump system

Check out Google ..... CTX9-BS appear to be rated at either 8 or 9 Ah. I would have thought checking out the technical literature on the pump would tell you how much current it would draw - but it should just run down the PKCELL quicker than the CTX9-BS .......
by twopigs
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lifeboat shouts up 60% in 2020?
Replies: 32
Views: 1594

Re: Lifeboat shouts up 60% in 2020?

On BBC Radio 4 today. Despite, or even because of COVID. Apparently SUPs are a main reason? Was that the conversation with a guy from RNLI? He advocated wearing a leash - either waist or ankle. Did I not read of a drowning when the casualty could not reach his ankle leash to release himself?? Ankle...
by twopigs
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lifeboat shouts up 60% in 2020?
Replies: 32
Views: 1594

Re: Lifeboat shouts up 60% in 2020?

Ceegee wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:39 pm
On BBC Radio 4 today. Despite, or even because of COVID. Apparently SUPs are a main reason?
Was that the conversation with a guy from RNLI? He advocated wearing a leash - either waist or ankle. Did I not read of a drowning when the casualty could not reach his ankle leash to release himself??
by twopigs
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 132
Views: 4604

Re: Into strong head wind

Going back to the original post and all the contributions related to paddling into a strong head wind ....... I would suggest that it might be that the number of strokes per minute does not change or even goes down. If you consider forward paddling as made up of a period of time where the paddle is ...
by twopigs
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cold intolerance in longterm paddlers
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Cold intolerance in longterm paddlers

Hi I am Professor of Hand Surgery at the Pulvertaft Hand Centre https://pulvertafthandcentre.org.uk/ and we have had a long interest in cold intolerance after injury. There is increasing interest in cold intolerance after repeated exposure to cold water and a condition called Non-Freezing Cold Inju...
by twopigs
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rescue techniques (split from Introduction and looking for advice)
Replies: 33
Views: 1229

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

I especially agree with your last paragraph. I have a dislike of people saying there is only one way to do things and their way is of course The Way. This attitude stifles creativity, imagination and evolution of techniques. I have a dislike and doubt of some of the techniques I've seen promoted by...
by twopigs
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle length, not that old question...
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Paddle length, not that old question...

Probably the best way to decide paddle length is to go paddling with other people and borrow their paddles. I am about 180 cm tall and set my Celtic 4-way splits at 215 cm - the width of your boat has an impact as does how upright you sit .....
by twopigs
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Hou vs Nova Craft 16ft canoe
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Hou vs Nova Craft 16ft canoe

Try before you buy!
by twopigs
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch rim screws, catch fabric etc
Replies: 33
Views: 1247

Re: Hatch rim screws, catch fabric etc

Stainless dome nuts? You may still need to cut some screws to the right length to work in dome nuts. A cheaper alternative is plastic/rubber caps you can stick on the screws, but I don;t know where you get them and they always fall off anyway. You might be able to achieve a compromise using some of...
by twopigs
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Club payments
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Club payments

Dare I say this?? To make friends with young paddlers who will play their part in rescuing you as you get older and your skills wane! (Well works for me!)

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