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by jmmoxon
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River East Lyn - Watersmeet to the Sea
Replies: 159
Views: 39814

Re: River East Lyn - Watersmeet to the Sea

The few trees that are currently in this section can all be avoided, apart from the one in Crux 2 (photo - Joshua Pattinson): https://scontent.fbrs1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/86724322_10157205828221267_3882449315150430208_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_eui2=AeF85sIWmdU2whi6igmmnELiBpVLxMp7acgrEtqV7vi...
by jmmoxon
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence
Replies: 99
Views: 30928

Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

From facebook: New tree (in leaf and moderate size but needs to be avoided), river center about 50m below Tarr Steps just out of sight on Saturday 15th Feb.
It is likely to have moved with the 2m level this morning (Sunday).
by jmmoxon
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bit of Alaskan rafting
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Bit of Alaskan rafting

Copper River from about 4 mins: https://www.itv.com/hub/river-monsters/1a7358a0056

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anas acuta still in production?
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Anas acuta still in production?

They may be producing them to order, rather than building to stock shops.
by jmmoxon
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dreamline video - Kickstarter
Replies: 21
Views: 2223

Re: Dreamline video - Kickstarter

Although he hasn't posted on that FB account since autumn 2017 (trip to Bali for Ben Brown's wedding).

Zambezi then Nile were a bit like the goldrush with most employed paddlers blowing their money as soon as they earned it & I doubt he got any compensation for the island that's now under the dam.
by jmmoxon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dreamline video - Kickstarter
Replies: 21
Views: 2223

Re: Dreamline video - Kickstarter

The ninja website & FB page have both disappeared and he's lost his sponsorship deals: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Fisher_(kayaker_and_filmmaker) Blind was produced just before it all went quiet: https://www.amazon.com/Zambezi-Dreamline-Blind-Steve-Fisher/dp/B07FN8BBZR There was also Pat Kel...
by jmmoxon
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: french alps snow levals
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: french alps snow levals

Some resorts have been shut down due to TOO MUCH snow in last 24 hours!
by jmmoxon
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best thing Bradley Walsh has ever done...
Replies: 1
Views: 323

The best thing Bradley Walsh has ever done...

Duckies on the Chattooga (Deliverance is apparently one of his favourite films):
https://www.itv.com/hub/bradley-walsh-s ... a5906a0006

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Searching for the Finmen
Replies: 22
Views: 5240

Re: Searching for the Finmen

This website also suggests they were Sea Sami from Lapland, rather than Greenland: http://www.elisabethgifford.com/blog/2014/5/3/the-secret-history-hidden-in-the-selkie-story http://www.strangehistory.net/2013/02/02/inuit-in-orkney/ Although I'm also not aware of any proof that they definitely had k...
by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EJ resigns
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: EJ resigns

by jmmoxon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EJ resigns
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: EJ resigns

Yes, it's a number of years since they took it over from Coleman - however, they won't be looking to compete with themselves...
by jmmoxon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EJ resigns
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: EJ resigns

A couple of other thoughts - several companies are now owned by conglomerates that need to make more profit to cover their costs than the original owners (who started up for the love of the sport).

& 20 years ago most outdoor centres used low spec ww boats - now many are using sit on tops & SUPs...
by jmmoxon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vids
Replies: 18
Views: 1735

Re: Vids

Waterfall Kayak:
by jmmoxon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EJ resigns
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: EJ resigns

With every product there is a "sweet spot" price where you make the most profit - too cheap & you don't make enough money, too expensive & you don't sell enough units... Will be interesting to see what effect Pelican's recent buy out of Confluence will have: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/...
by jmmoxon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EJ resigns
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: EJ resigns

It does depend when & what you start with.

The cheaper boats are using old moulds that otherwise would be on the scrap heap, so do cost the manufacturer less.
by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EJ resigns
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: EJ resigns

Like for like the prices probably have followed inflation, although lowest nowadays are slightly less as production methods are generally better. Most products are either made from more expensive materials (paddles & composite boats) or require more man-hours per boat for outfitting, or stitching on...
by jmmoxon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Checking PLB Accuracy
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: Checking PLB Accuracy

GPS doesn't always work in the hills as you may be shielded from the satellites that are circling over the equator. Or it may not have had a GPS receiver:
http://www.mountainsafety.co.uk/EP-PLB.aspx

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EJ resigns
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: EJ resigns

Well, it was never his company & he's spending more time fishing nowadays ;-)

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Canoeing in Norway - any recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Canoeing in Norway - any recommendations?

As they are glacially formed many rivers in Norway seem to have sections of gr1 & of gr6. Sweden has much more scope for multi day easy runs - so depends where in the country the wedding is...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Almost Lofoten
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Almost Lofoten

Main bit of kayaking from 23 mins: https://www.my5.tv/ben-fogle-new-lives- ... n-7/norway

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Cameron McNeish on the Spey
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Cameron McNeish on the Spey

He's actually in a pack-raft, but David Craig is in a canoe, from 30 mins:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... ial-part-1

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short clip of Falls of Lora
Replies: 1
Views: 912

Re: Short clip of Falls of Lora

Available as a stand alone clip:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05dq9cn
by jmmoxon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Etive makes "Best Carnage"
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Etive makes "Best Carnage"



Looks like there were a couple of UK clips in last year's as well...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Across Rannoch Moor
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Across Rannoch Moor

The pilot:

by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Molokai to Oahu
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Molokai to Oahu

Although outrigger canoes feature in all 3 episodes, it's the final part that has them racing from c. 29 mins:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... 1-3-hawaii

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Across Rannoch Moor
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Across Rannoch Moor

Tonight's final episode is cycling the north coast (which may be of interest to seayakers)
by jmmoxon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Across Rannoch Moor
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Across Rannoch Moor

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... r-the-moor

Next episode is pack-rafting on Loch Morar.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jet Kayak...again
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Re: Jet Kayak...again

Showing again in Top Gear - Winter Blunderland at 28 mins:
https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/top-g ... 0858692001