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by JohnK
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Exe - Exeter to the Estuary
Replies: 4
Views: 2906

Re: River Exe - Exeter to the Estuary

Heads up from Exeter Canoe Club: St James Weir in Exeter has collapsed. There has been a large hole for some time and now the weir has been breached. The river is now flowing through a horrible section of broken concrete. We don’t know yet how safe it is to paddle through the broken section of the w...
by JohnK
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Perception Java
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Perception Java

£200. Located in Frome, Somerset. Usual scratches but nothing more. It's had quite an easy life. Ideal first creek boat. Posting for a friend - phone Andy Lyall 01373 302472. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VSSPE-B7DfMmoAiwkzMsMTV8FCkj_YFOYRIo76adn06y3jkT7FuicyZnmdK5sB1ZGQbLKoAf9FFVOBUsFr-KMRNrDOb...
by JohnK
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Lynher - Kerney Bridge to the Sea
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

Re: River Lynher - Kerney Bridge to the Sea

You can launch at Wacker Quay. There is a height barrier on the track down to the picnic area so depends how high your vehicle is. If necessary you can park up near the road. Launch a couple of hours around high tide otherwise you risk getting stuck on a mud bank. You can launch at Jupiter Point if ...
by JohnK
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Aquatic First Aid Course 30th July Somerset
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Aquatic First Aid Course 30th July Somerset

There are some places left on the following course: Aquatic First Aid, 30th July, Frome Canoe Club, BA11 1BE. An 8 hour qualification which covers incident management, resuscitation, hypothermia and many other aspects of first aid. 9am-5pm. £50. Please contact pam@dixon.org.uk
by JohnK
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Four Star River Leaders Assessment
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Four Star River Leaders Assessment

Four Star River Leaders Assessment 26th/27th November. Likely to be on the Tryweryn. Accommodation will need to be arranged by candidates. Leadership Registration (LR) form needs to be completed and sent to BC with the pre-requisites and admin fee well in advance of the course, as it needs to be sta...
by JohnK
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 4 Star White Water Kayak Leader Training on the Tryweryn
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: 4 Star White Water Kayak Leader Training on the Tryweryn

Dates should be 12th and 13th - the weekend.
by JohnK
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 4 Star White Water Kayak Leader Training on the Tryweryn
Replies: 1
Views: 692

4 Star White Water Kayak Leader Training on the Tryweryn

4 Star White Water Kayak Leader From the British Canoeing website: “This course delivers the skill level required to lead a group of paddlers in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions and to judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions along...
by JohnK
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: cutting down a fiberglass slalom boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

Re: cutting down a fiberglass slalom boat?

You need to say why you want to shorten the boat. A 3.5m boat is a different shape to a 4m boat. You could cut a foot off the back and round the edges and squash and glass them together. It will mean you don't scrape against the concrete at Cardington but it will still be a 4m design.
by JohnK
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: Frustration

Crikey. It takes some getting used to the fish eye lens. A couple of small points which might give you a little bit more control. - Your hand position on your paddles seems too close the the blade. Think in terms of one thirds - your hands dividing your paddle into three equal lengths. That applies ...
by JohnK
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tavy pollution
Replies: 37
Views: 5849

Re: Tavy pollution

So far today I know of one third of our group of 15 who did this stretch on Sunday have gone sick. I told them to keep their mouths shut below the discharge if I can call it that, but there is a bouncy wave train further on which catches you out. I think I saw your group get on. I'm suprised the se...
by JohnK
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tavy pollution
Replies: 37
Views: 5849

Re: Tavy pollution

So far today I know of one third of our group of 15 who did this stretch on Sunday have gone sick. I told them to keep their mouths shut below the discharge if I can call it that, but there is a bouncy wave train further on which catches you out.
by JohnK
Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale LL Lil' Joe
Replies: 1
Views: 178

For Sale LL Lil' Joe

For Sale Liquid Logic Lil' Joe river runner. Scratched but nothing deep. It hasn't been used for a couple of years, stored in a garage. £300. Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Click here for specification from the LL website. http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/JohnK123/DSCF1932_small.jpg http://i...
by JohnK
Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale Dagger GT7.5 (GTS)
Replies: 2
Views: 267

For Sale Dagger GT7.5 (GTS)

For Sale Dagger GT7.5 (GTS). Length 229cm width 60cm paddler weight 35-65kg. River runner suitable for small adult or young teenager. It's in good condition. Ususal scratches on the bottom. It hasn't been used for a couple of years, stored in a shed. Trowbridge, Wilts. £250. http://i45.photobucket.c...
by JohnK
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Severn Bore - What Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 1661

Re: Severn Bore - What Boat

Hi Mike. It depends on where you are planning to surf it and when. Below Gloucester, unless you are planning to surf a short stretch of breaking wave eg. from Newnham to Broad Oak I would say Axiom. You are then more able to surf the green wave and if (when!) you lose it you stand a chance of gettin...
by JohnK
Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Dagger GTS
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Wanted - Dagger GTS

Steve Here are some pictures. I don't know the age of the boat. I believe it was purchased by a previous club member and the daughter of the current owner has used it once in the last 2 or 3 years. Current specs I see are River and Action. The boat would have been purchased when there was only one s...
by JohnK
Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Dagger GTS
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Wanted - Dagger GTS

Hi Knights where are you? I have a friend who is selling a GTS (badged as a 7.5). It's in good condition. There are the ususal scratches on the bottom. It hasn't been used for a couple of years, stored in a shed. It's in Trowbridge, Wilts. She wants £250 for it. I'll take some pictures.
by JohnK
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Still having fun but it's getting frustrating...
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Still having fun but it's getting frustrating...

Hi Kayaks'N'Beer I was going to comment on the video you posted on 30th October but it didn't happen. So, I will comment now. It'll take a while for you to learn to take off on the right waves and in the right place but once you are on the wave ie. planing, think in terms of always being in the low ...
by JohnK
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Boat and kit needed!!! WILTSHIRE/HAMPSHIRE AREA
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Boat and kit needed!!! WILTSHIRE/HAMPSHIRE AREA

If m/l is too much volume I have a Lil' Joe collecting dust in my garage. I have recently offered it within my club for £300. It's in Trowbridge. http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/JohnK123/DSCF1932_small.jpg http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/JohnK123/DSCF1933_small.jpg http://i45.photobucket...
by JohnK
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Narrow paddle grip
Replies: 39
Views: 3902

Re: Narrow paddle grip

No where on this thread has anyone suggested what a narrow (or any sort of) grip is. Well apart from davebrads normal 80cm. And the likes of Shoulder Width and Elbow Span sound a bit rough and ready although may be quite suitable for someone's first time on the water. Neither has there been mention ...
by JohnK
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Axiom 8.5 and long legs
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Dagger Axiom 8.5 and long legs

I have an 8.5 and I am 6’1 and fit comfortably in it with water shoes with 2 holes to spare. If you are concerned you could always shape a piece of foam to replace the footrest.

With your weight 70kg the 9.0 will be too big.
by JohnK
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Surfing Alphabet
Replies: 56
Views: 7876

Re: Surfing Alphabet

More vans. Constantine before they covered over the car park.

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by JohnK
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coaching Vid showing use of a Dynamic Active Blade
Replies: 33
Views: 3239

Re: Coaching Vid showing use of a Dynamic Active Blade

garya wrote:Here is some footage filmed by others, I found of some good paddlers on the Olympic course at Lee valley which has some good learning points.
Blimey, did I just see a cross-bow stroke in a kayak! Green boat at 0:06 and 0:50.
by JohnK
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Here she is, my 'new' P&H Surfer MkII...
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

Re: Here she is, my 'new' P&H Surfer MkII...

Da Cat wrote:...and to surf it for what it is I'd have to leave the 9" fin alone too, wouldn't I?
Nooooo you'd never have used a 9" fin. Put in a Thruster.

Glad to hear you've got a selection of boats.
by JohnK
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Here she is, my 'new' P&H Surfer MkII...
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

Re: Here she is, my 'new' P&H Surfer MkII...

...Mk III I didn’t think there ever was a Mk III. Interest evaporated when the Surf Ski 79 came onto the market. There's one on eBay at the moment, badged as a Mk III if I can read it correctly, but it looks like a copy of a Mk II. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Surf-Kayak-/251265375253?pt=UK_Sporting_G...
by JohnK
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Here she is, my 'new' P&H Surfer MkII...
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

Re: Here she is, my 'new' P&H Surfer MkII...

...replacing the fin box I agree with Denzil. You’re better off putting the effort in to modifying the fin. With 30 plus year old fibreglass, the bonding to new resin isn’t going to be great, and with the stresses on the fin you run the risk of the new fibreglass delaminating. Also with a 9” fin yo...
by JohnK
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Dry bow
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: Dry bow

If you had watched the 2012 Olympic Slalom you would have heard Helen Reeves repeating two phrases, almost mantra-like, dig deep, and keep the boat dry.
by JohnK
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repair/Refurb Advise
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Repair/Refurb Advise

To be honest... Put it in the skip. I assume you didn't pay anything for it. You're going to have problems of delamination, excessive weight, and it's going to cost you more than buying another one. Get yourself over to eBay.
by JohnK
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger The Green Boat For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Re: Dagger The Green Boat For Sale

I should have posted before, this boat is now sold.
by JohnK
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Surfing the Severn Bore..?
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: Surfing the Severn Bore..?

The Surfer II is a good choice for the Severn Bore. It is less edgy than more modern craft so you stand a better chance of staying on the wave. A good place to get on is at Hempstead. Looking at the map leave Rea Lane at 810165 and there is a footpath to the river. Don't drift down too close to the ...
by JohnK
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Two fins or three?
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: Two fins or three?

This is what I got up to on Sunday.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udfyl-FFtAU&list=UUzXUC9Tn0rYiwB5uVZ1is9g&index=1 Hi The Shiner, good to see you're having fun. I don't know if you're looking for any feedback? I'm not sure what's going on with your right paddle at 1:17, 1:36, 2:08, 2:59 and s...