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by Goopsdad
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Typhoon multi sport 4
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Typhoon multi sport 4

For sale Typhoon multi sport 4.
I have stopped paddling. The seals are untrimmed and in good order, fabric is in excellent condition, good as new.

It's not seen water for a year.

Size is medium large.

£250
by Goopsdad
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted! Playboat
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Wanted! Playboat

I have a medium Molan
£350

Cambridge.
by Goopsdad
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: 2 play boats for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 431

2 play boats for sale

Pyranha Molan

Blue and white. Medium. Usual scratches.
£350



Perception Full Tilt

Red and orange. Old school playboat, nice slicey ends. Usual scratches.
£250

Based in Cambridge.
by Goopsdad
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill?
Replies: 16
Views: 5565

Re: Mile End Mill?

Back on topic.....

I can't get up there this week after all!

Carry on talking chemistry.....
by Goopsdad
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video observation
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Video observation

And you don't hear "awesome dude" in too many British films, thankfully.
by Goopsdad
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill?
Replies: 16
Views: 5565

Mile End Mill?

Can one of you kind souls tell me the state of the Dee at Mile End Mill please?
I might just be in the area this coming Thurs/Fri and wouldn't mind a quick paddle.

Thanks.
by Goopsdad
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginner University Club Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 964

Re: Beginner University Club Trip

The Derwent at Matlock. Get on at Darley Dale for a couple of hours at G1-2, a tiny bit of G3 under the town bridge, a little old surf wave at artists corner and the slalom site to finish. You can get out and run the slalom site time and again.
Not too far from Stafford.
by Goopsdad
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Molan S suitable for beginners?
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Molan S suitable for beginners?

Join your local club, use their boats, then decide what you like/want/need.
by Goopsdad
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The friendliest place to paddle WW in the UK is...
Replies: 22
Views: 1953

Re: The friendliest place to paddle WW in the UK is...

Tees! This November, just got off at Abbey rapid and I'm walking up the hill to get the car that is parked in the lay-by opposite farm. there is a 4x4 parked as traffic lights are red. I see the window coming down and think ".....here we go!" The old lady inside (70 ish) says "have you had a great d...
by Goopsdad
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyn Cornel for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 3839

Re: Tyn Cornel for sale

My father in law owns a caravan park and was looking to purchase another with a view to me & the Mrs running it. I was only too keen for him to buy it, this was 2 years ago now. When we looked at it he thought it wasn't viable at that price, the very nice and sizeable house off sets the income poten...
by Goopsdad
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Second Sport'
Replies: 34
Views: 1944

Re: 'Second Sport'

Newbridge carpark in the daylight= Paddling

Newbridge carpark after dark= Dogging

That's not me you understand, it's erm.... a mate!
by Goopsdad
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club attendances.
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: Club attendances.

We had a feeling that we were massively down on last year, but upon counting we are just up on last years figures, though we've done more kids club based activities. Since the olympics we've been really busy, lots of email enquiries, having to tell people that our courses are full etc..... We put on...
by Goopsdad
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley Improvements
Replies: 36
Views: 2756

Re: Lee Valley Improvements

I'd like to see a more secure drop off area for boats. I usually go with my son or mates, so at least one person can be around the boats while the driver parks the car in a different county..... Lone paddlers are potentially leaving kit unattended for 10 minutes at the drop off, plenty of time for s...
by Goopsdad
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?
Replies: 43
Views: 6440

Re: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?

NEVER introduce your kids to paddling. Within 3 weeks they'll make you look a bit pants!
by Goopsdad
Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on new boats & kit for new club
Replies: 19
Views: 842

Re: Advice on new boats & kit for new club

I would second talking to Desperate Measures. In the last 2 years they have sorted us out with two large orders.
Nice people to do business with.

Dave.
by Goopsdad
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: pins - a breathing tube??
Replies: 17
Views: 3467

Re: pins - a breathing tube??

Most of us already carry them in our boats- airbags. Cut the end of your airbag off in an emergency, the bag plus the tube is about 3' long. Should do in a pinch.
by Goopsdad
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: No Water!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: No Water!!!

Lee valley!
by Goopsdad
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak shoulder/carry pad for pfd
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Kayak shoulder/carry pad for pfd

I FIND A SANITARY TOWEL AROUND THE SHOULDER STRAP WORKS WELL, gets bigger as you go down the river too!

I'll get me coat.....
by Goopsdad
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jeremy Vine 31/10/2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1783

Re: Jeremy Vine 31/10/2011

I enjoyed the angler who warbled on about these awful canoeists," because they row past me in 8's and just snap my pole"

Jezza replied "Surely the cox should see it and tell them to avoid it...."

The only cox were Jezza & the fisherman.
by Goopsdad
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted- Perception full tilt
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Wanted- Perception full tilt

Would anyone happen to have a perception full tilt that they are willing to sell at all?

Thanks,

Dave.
by Goopsdad
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: R Dart - Last weekend
Replies: 27
Views: 4084

Re: R Dart - Last weekend

I reckon that the average trip from Cambridge to the Dart would be £80 in fuel split ..... ways £50ish to stay at RDCP £20ish for 2 evening meals £10 for 2 breakfasts £5 for ginsters & mars bar on river I'm having trouble owning up to beer spends.... between £10-£30 depending on how I feel! When I g...
by Goopsdad
Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: We need rain...FAST!
Replies: 1
Views: 445

We need rain...FAST!

Ok, so things are looking dull in the world of paddling but people have got really desperate now....

by Goopsdad
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What happened next....
Replies: 18
Views: 1584

Re: What happened next....

Did a thread appear on UKRGB saying " Uni clubs shouldn't let freshers do this kind of thing". Then the Daily Mail prints a story about irrisponsible risk taking jiggery pokery by "canoeist lunatics- Princess Diana wouldn't have approved", and to round it all off the angling community said "See, tol...
by Goopsdad
Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone for the Glen?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Anyone for the Glen?

It was in the second hour of his show. Good old "listen again".
by Goopsdad
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone for the Glen?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Anyone for the Glen?

As Ryan hinted, Richard Bacon was waffling on about how the weather was stopping people from doing things on his show. Your name was mentioned, and that you couldn't get on the water as it's gone all solid.
by Goopsdad
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone for the Glen?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Anyone for the Glen?

Was this thread started by THE Lowri Davies of Radio 5 fame?
by Goopsdad
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Our extreme sport....
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Our extreme sport....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b0 ... 01_10_2010

At 21:57 you'll start to hear about the risk we take!
by Goopsdad
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Moving to Cambridge??
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Moving to Cambridge??

Cambridge canoe club are a fine upstanding bunch. Plenty of trips, always something going on, on and off the water. And you'll get to meet Charlie.
Callum doesn't like the cold, so he stays in!