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by goliver
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: History of Slalom boats
Replies: 156
Views: 47342

Re: History of Slalom boats

Looks like a Valley Canoes boat from the 70's 80's. Venom?? Vixen?? possibly.

George
by goliver
Mon May 07, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Hi, advice wanted.. not sure what I'm after/where to look!
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Hi, advice wanted.. not sure what I'm after/where to loo

Contact Conwy Canoe Club who are not too far from you. They have a range of stable flat water boats both K1's and K2's that you may be able to try out. Several of their members have paddled D/W in the past and would be able to give advice on the race, training etc.

George
by goliver
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Urban Myth???
Replies: 34
Views: 6299

Re: Urban Myth???

I took an inexperienced club group to the Washburn some time in the eighties to do a river trip as the group were new to white water. There was a WWR on so we were limited to paddling before the race and after the WW racers had started their runs. We were just getting onto the river again at lunchti...
by goliver
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holme Pierpont
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Holme Pierpont

Wildswimmer Pete You can hire open canadians and sit on top kayaks as well as sailing boats on the main lake at HPP so long as it has not been booked exclusively for an event or such. Ring to check avaiability before travelling and press the 'Pay and Play' option on the telephone extension to reach ...
by goliver
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Survey into river water quality at Holme Pierrepont...
Replies: 57
Views: 4161

Re: Survey into river water quality at Holme Pierrepont...

Wildswimmer Pete We used to measure the air and water temperature of the Trent at Nottingham before our weekly 5 mile handicap race. The water temperature was invariably 2 degrees C above the air temp so we stopped doing it after about 2 years. The black and white film of winter swimmers in the Tren...
by goliver
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Survey into river water quality at Holme Pierrepont...
Replies: 57
Views: 4161

Re: Survey into river water quality at Holme Pierrepont...

Wildswimmer Pete Your geography is out a bit! Radcliffe on Soar power station outfall is about 10miles upstream of Nottingham. It's contribution to the Trent water temperature is also negligable compared to some of the older less efficient stations that used to discharge small rivers of bathwater te...
by goliver
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bothy bags, (again?)
Replies: 17
Views: 1445

Re: Bothy bags, (again?)

My wife ran mine up on a domestic sewing machine. It is a 1.5 metre cube of light ripstop nylon (1.5 was the maximum width of fabric available) with a heavier weight flourescent yellow top which gives a happy feeling glow inside whatever the weather outside! We have had up to 10 people inside but 8 ...
by goliver
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: knee tubes
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: knee tubes

pyb5a
The foam blocks are cut from a strip of the correct profile that come in a 2 pack, usually found stored alongside roofing sheets in builders merchants. The foam strips are normally used to close the air gap left at the wall when using corrugated sheeting.

George
by goliver
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: knee tubes
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: knee tubes

If it is the curved foam supports you want these are corrugated roofing sheet end profile block off pieces available from any builders merchant.

George
by goliver
Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help identifying/valuing 2 boats please
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Help identifying/valuing 2 boats please

Boat on the right is definately a sprint/ marathon k1 possibly a Jaguar. Still has its rudder.

George
by goliver
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V
Replies: 79
Views: 20048

Re: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V

Hi OldNick The reason the Espada is quite wobbly is that with the deck mostly cut off the hull will probably be flexing quite badly underneath you as you do each stroke. Enough to throw you about and need continual re-balancing. You could try to stiffen it up again by reinforcing the side deck that ...
by goliver
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Kayak conversion to a C1?
Replies: 47
Views: 15167

Re: Kayak conversion to a C1?

Hi OldNick I have just come across this thread looking for something else. What Hackworth above has forgotten to mention is that it is essential to get the paddle upright in the water at the catch. This will drive the boat forward without it turning so much. To illustrate look back in the thread at ...
by goliver
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: HPP

0115 9824716 Would think it would be closed. River Trent coming up again here.

George
by goliver
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Keel strip patch-up
Replies: 29
Views: 1408

Re: Keel strip patch-up

Try putting some tension on the strip as you roll it out. Masking tape the strip up and over onto the deck, keep tension on the tape as you roll it out and pull tight at the other end before taping up onto the deck. Wet out the ends well and trim when cured with a sharp knife. An additional dab of g...
by goliver
Tue May 18, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: FS: Thermarest £35
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: FS: Thermarest £35

You have PM

George
by goliver
Fri May 07, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: WANTED: Marathon K1
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: WANTED: Marathon K1

Two of the Blenheims now sold. Still have 1 Blenheim and two Espadas plus an old Stiletto K2 and a Class 3 Dart.
George
by goliver
Wed May 05, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Protecting inside of composite hull from foot wear?
Replies: 28
Views: 1890

Re: Protecting inside of composite hull from foot wear?

This is a very common problem in marathon racing boats where paddlers heels are constantly moving as you pedal on the footrests during the stroke. We generally paddle in bare feet or socks but you still find that you wear through the hull eventually. It is also noticeably quicker to wear away a Kevl...
by goliver
Tue May 04, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Nottingham slalom access
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Nottingham slalom access

Hi
The NWSC has a new phone system and the number has changed to 0115 9824716.

George
by goliver
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: WANTED: Marathon K1
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: WANTED: Marathon K1

Hi Craig
Have 3 Blenheims and 2 Espadas plus a Dart Class 3 racer.

George
by goliver
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: WANTED: Marathon K1
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: WANTED: Marathon K1

Hi
I am in Nottingham and have 5 stable boats of differing designs for sale at £60 to £100. All need some work to get on the water ranging from small cracks to re- rivetting a rudder back on, but are all more or less servicable. Most are missing seats but new ones can be sourced.

George
by goliver
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: K1: Jaguar versus CLeaverX?
Replies: 17
Views: 3437

Re: K1: Jaguar versus CLeaverX?

The boat is not a Tiger. The original Kirton Tiger mould had a comparatively small cockpit with a flat infill piece about 9" long in front of the point of the opening.

George
by goliver
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Antiquity paddle wozzit?
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: Antiquity paddle wozzit?

Definately Lendals. The end of the blade is stamped with the blade length and there was usually a code letter(s) to indicate the organisation or retailer who ordered them. This model of blade had a round orangy red lendal logo at the top third of the blade on the front spine.
George
by goliver
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Running with a K2
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Running with a K2

If running with the boat on its side make sure that you and you partner are carrying on opposite shoulders. The boat sits more vertical and it empties through the front cockpit better as you run. Carrying on the same shoulder the boat tries to roll right way up and the water stays in the boat.
George
by goliver
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: DW training - aching "hips"
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: DW training - aching "hips"

You could also get aching from a low seat. A higher seat would give a better seating position but will alter your stability though.

George
by goliver
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Waterside series - ICF rules for C boats?
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Waterside series - ICF rules for C boats?

They can be seen on page 5 (part 1)of the Paddlepics spread accessed by the link from the Watersides website. Sitting so low in a K2 must have been quite uncomfortable and their blades look to be far too long. Their winning margin against the other crews was not as great as on Waterside 1 when they ...
by goliver
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Waterside series - ICF rules for C boats?
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Waterside series - ICF rules for C boats?

They were paddling a Condor K2 with understern rudder.
by goliver
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Devizes to Westminster - 2009
Replies: 431
Views: 49126

Re: Devizes to Westminster - 2009

Dan Second the advice to take the seats out for a time to get the hang of the balance thing. The only problem here though is after a few minutes it becomes incredably painful not having a seat. Getting some closed cell foam block and carving a very low seat out with an angle grinder helps though. Al...
by goliver
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Devizes to Westminster - 2009
Replies: 431
Views: 49126

We only had 27 out last night for our weekly handicap race. No ice here though, except on the puddles outside the club at the finish.

George
by goliver
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: DW madness?
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Richmond Canoe Club would be a good bet www.richmondcanoeclub.com
A large club with a good coaching setup.
by goliver
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 4* trainers notes
Replies: 2
Views: 506

The BCU site still routes you to the 4* Surf Training Notes. Still not fixed.

Do the BCU take any notice of members complaints.