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by JohnV
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal- realistic itinerary?
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: Nepal- realistic itinerary?

You could readily plug in two days on the Madi Khola from Pokhara, plus some laps on the Upper Seti. Get your transport to the Balephi sorted ahead of the trip so you can get up there on day 3 at least. KTM and Pokhara are great, you'll have plenty of time there, and it's all too easy to spent too l...
by JohnV
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rio Tumbes- Peru
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Rio Tumbes- Peru

Yes that is the link which has given me the inspiration... but I would like to know a bit more about this Canyon Del Tigre for example, as I'll probably be doing this alone.

Looks like I can finish at the bridge close to the centre of Tumbes- 10km from Tumbes airport- ideal!
by JohnV
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rio Tumbes- Peru
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Rio Tumbes- Peru

Long shot, but has anyone paddled the Rio Tumbes in the last few years? Any beta would be super- times / distances, grades, are crocodiles a realistic risk, contact of someone who could drive me to the get in from the airport...

Cheers in advance,

John
by JohnV
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking/Rafting near Cusco, Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Kayaking/Rafting near Cusco, Peru

Seconded for Amazonas Explorer, very professional outfit.
by JohnV
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Pyranha Carry System
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Pyranha Carry System

Bump. £40
by JohnV
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Pyranha Carry System
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Pyranha Carry System

As new boat carry system- turns your boat into a enormous awkward backpack for long portages / carry-ins.
Here’s the product:
https://m.go-kayaking.com/1138/products ... oldid=1138

£40 posted.

Thanks!
by JohnV
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Replacement rope for throw bag
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Replacement rope for throw bag

Hi all,

Where can I get replacement rope for a throwbag? Surely it is cheaper off the reel somewhere rather than buying a new bag?
Cheers!
by JohnV
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Disguising a kayak for a flight
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Disguising a kayak for a flight

I'm flying a kayak (WS Project) with KLM soon, who take windsurf, kite surf and surfboard equipment, but not kayaks. The plan is to wrap it and say it's a windsurf or surfboard. Any tips on where I could get a bag big enough, or what to wrap it in? Best I can think of is a plastic bag which a mattre...
by JohnV
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboat suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Playboat suggestions

I'm after a secondhand playboat for use in the surf. I've enjoyed slicey boats- Prozone / Session in the past and bouncy boats- eg. Super Star (too big for me so couldn't do much on the flat). I'd like something I can throw around on the flat and will bounce in the surf. I'm 75kg and 6ft. G-Force 6....
by JohnV
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboats in Lima
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Playboats in Lima

Long shot, but does anyone know how I might be able to get hold of a playboat for use in the surf in Lima? Borrow / rent / buy...
by JohnV
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Wye Valley Canoe Rental
Replies: 1
Views: 1553

Wye Valley Canoe Rental

Hi all, I'd like to buy a voucher for my sisters birthday for one of these canoe rental float trips down the wye. Is there a company which anyone has had a good experience of this with? There seems to be multiple companies offering similar things- the rental and the return shuttle so I'm not sure wh...
by JohnV
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sit-on-top wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Sit-on-top wanted

I'm looking for a secondhand sit-on-top, ideally 2 person. Can collect from Somerset / Devon / Bristol, or further afield if something good comes up. Anything out there?

Cheers,

John
by JohnV
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worlwide Cheap Locations With Good Water
Replies: 22
Views: 1845

Re: Worlwide Cheap Locations With Good Water

Not Europe, but what about Tena in Equador? I've no idea if there are any established meditation centres if that is what your looking for, but the area is lovely, cheap and the water is warm. We swam in some side streams at the get ins for the Jatunyacu and Jondachi-Hollin guidebook sections- clear ...
by JohnV
Tue May 13, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Free- Old Peak Salopettes
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Free- Old Peak Salopettes

I have an old pair of Peak UK salopettes, size large, to give away, superseded by my dry suit. Neoprene ankle cuffs with an adjustable elastic strap. Blue and black. I've fitted a pee zip which leaks badly. They are well used and have served me well- would be good for a beginner or for use caving et...
by JohnV
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Corsica easy rivers?
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Corsica easy rivers?

Apologies in advance for posting on here instead of doing any research myself... Might pop down to Corsica next week for a few days, never been, know nothing. Will be with my girlfriend who is a beginner. Are there any nice grade 2 sections, preferably in the north so we don't have to drive too far ...
by JohnV
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Something loose inside my paddle shaft...
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Something loose inside my paddle shaft...

Only once I'd glued the blades on when making a paddle did I realise I hadn't thoroughly cleaned inside each piece, now there is something small and annoying tinkling around inside. If I were to drill a tiny hole in the shaft, inject some glue of some sort and shake it around in the hope that the er...
by JohnV
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: European snowpack
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: European snowpack

Of note in Chamonix and surrounds is that this winter had felt warmer that the previous few, with the snowline higher than normal and thin snowpack low down. There has been plenty of fantastic skiing despite this. Might this mean a short window for low altitude snow-fed rivers- the rivers in the Jur...
by JohnV
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coastal currents map
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Coastal currents map

Hi folks,
Are there any online resources detailing sea currents around the UK, specifically near Bournemouth?

Cheers in advance.
by JohnV
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying to Nepal
Replies: 12
Views: 1266

Re: Flying to Nepal

Further to this, what strategy do people use when packing- everything in the boat, paddles on the side and all padded and taped up? 3 separate items- boat, kit and paddle? What have people found successful? I'm flying with Jet...
by JohnV
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sandbanks to Brownsea advice
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Sandbanks to Brownsea advice

I'm thinking of paddling to Brownsea to meet up with some friends in a week or so, crossing from Sandbanks. When is the ideal time of tide to make the crossing, for both the outward and return journeys. Many thanks!
by JohnV
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal multi-day sleeping bag choice
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Nepal multi-day sleeping bag choice

What rating of sleeping bag is recommended for overnight trips in Nepal? Hoping to do the Tamur and Humla.
by JohnV
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Severaisse Levels?
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Severaisse Levels?

Does anyone happen to know current levels on the Drac, Bonne, Severaisse and Soulouise?

Cheers!
by JohnV
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Strong swimmer rescue
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Re: Strong swimmer rescue

Live bait rescue of the paddler stuck in the hole- the rescuer just grabbed what he could after jumping in and the paddler ended up being pulled out by his helmet, successfully. Not cylinder...
by JohnV
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Strong swimmer rescue
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Strong swimmer rescue

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 2539_n.jpg

Hopefully Bjarne will put a film up on his Endlessflow facebook page soon: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Endlessf ... 6141445411
by JohnV
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps conditions
Replies: 76
Views: 15297

Re: Alps conditions

Gyronde was brilliant fun at 4pm-ish today, chunky, fast and the sloping weir went without touching the bottom. Have recently paddled the Briancon gorge and Durance gorge at 8.5 on the DG put on gauge- just enough to cover the central rock at Slot and Drop. Both stretches free from significant tree ...
by JohnV
Fri May 24, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swiss Rivers, Info Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Swiss Rivers, Info Needed

Depending on which part of switzerland ... http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... 3&t=102387

Apparently it has just snowed to the valley floor in cham- mad for this time of year! May give an extra boost to levels if things warm up.
by JohnV
Fri May 17, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Siam River adventures - Thailand
Replies: 14
Views: 2125

Re: Siam River adventures - Thailand

Make sure you check out the Thailand videos on Jake's blog as well...
by JohnV
Thu May 16, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rhone Alps levels update.
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

Rhone Alps levels update.

We've been getting some great early season paddling in the Rhone Alps- all within an hours drive of Chamonix. The guidebook runs of the Vieze and Drance in Switzerland have good medium / above medium flows at the moment and are free of significant tree hazards. We did the full Drance run from Orsier...
by JohnV
Mon May 13, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Offered: Lift to UK from Val Sesia festival
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: Offered: Lift to UK from Val Sesia festival

Bristol, not Briatol- never heard of the place.
by JohnV
Sun May 12, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle shaft recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Paddle shaft recommendations

I have a pair of paddle blades and want a replacement shaft to make up a set of paddles- just want a cheap glass shaft. Looking at the streamlyte standard glass shaft- any other options out there?

Cheers,

John