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by mharrall
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Converting Kirton Tasman from rear to front steer
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Converting Kirton Tasman from rear to front steer

Have you tried asking Kirton if they have the parts available to do this? It could be that the footrest and tiller bar arrangement from another K2 model would fit into the Tasman without chopping anything about? At the very least you'll need to get some longer rudder cable (Kirton or Marsport), and ...
by mharrall
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 9R demo boats?
Replies: 1
Views: 406

9R demo boats?

Hi all,

I want to try a 9R and I'm looking for a demo boat. To save me ringing around, anyone know of any shops that have one? I'd be looking for one relatively local to me, I live in Wiltshire so south west of England, Midlands, and most places in Wales are fairly accessible.
by mharrall
Fri May 26, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED K2 Racing Kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: WANTED K2 Racing Kayak

Nick, I think there might be an old boat needing a little TLC at Chippenham. I think it's an old Falcon K2. Floats-ish but needs rudder repair and possibly seats if it's still there. I can find out if you're interested.
by mharrall
Thu May 25, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED K2 Racing Kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: WANTED K2 Racing Kayak

Could Exeter CC maybe help you out then?
by mharrall
Thu May 25, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED K2 Racing Kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: WANTED K2 Racing Kayak

Hi Nick. How'd it going?

I know someone selling a really nice boat in Melksham but it's £1200.

Cheers
Martin
by mharrall
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Exe - Bolham Weir to Bickleigh
Replies: 21
Views: 8329

Re: River Exe - Bolham Weir to Bickleigh

You can get in at The Anchor Inn at Exebridge and get out at the Bolham access point, it's a fairly long paddle the first half is grade 1 - 2, but the second half is pretty flat. As I recall there are a couple of weirs on it too but they're not a problem.
by mharrall
Tue May 10, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER AVON (Malmesbury to Great Somerford)
Replies: 3
Views: 4465

Re: RIVER AVON (Malmesbury to Great Somerford)

A recent email trail between myself and a gentleman called Hugh, glean what you can from it. On 9 May 2016 12:03, Hugh wrote: Hello Martin Harrall, I'm in Bristol, and have been slowly exploring upriver. So far, I've got as far as Melksham. I've found your Avon Blog invaluable - though I'm a slow ol...
by mharrall
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Liffey Descent - anyone done it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Liffey Descent - anyone done it?

Do it in a K1 or K2, using any other craft is quite clearly cheating! :-)
by mharrall
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Exe (Silly Bridge to Bridgetown)
Replies: 1
Views: 2340

Re: River Exe (Silly Bridge to Bridgetown)

Paddled this section on 2nd Jan 2015 in relatively high conditions. Great fun providing you don't mind ducking through overhanging branches etc. I would suggest that the best access point is actually from the public carpark in Exeford as there are no sheep fences or stretches of barbed wire from her...
by mharrall
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Splitting 2* CW facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 5942

Re: Splitting 2* CW facebook

It's also quite interesting that your 3 star awards outpaced your 2 star awards, presumably indicating that some paddlers simply bypass 2 star altogether to avoid engaging with the discipline that doesn't interest them?
by mharrall
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Splitting 2* CW facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 5942

Re: Splitting 2* CW facebook

My observations and experiences since 2 star was combined as part of UKCC roll out, some good, some not so good. I was a kayaker who happened to own an open canoe, which I occasionally used on sunny days along with my wife and our dog(s). When the combined 2 star was introduced I realised that I wou...
by mharrall
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: 16 foot Old Town Penobscot
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: 16 foot Old Town Penobscot

Sorry. Sold.
by mharrall
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: 16 foot Old Town Penobscot
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

16 foot Old Town Penobscot

16 foot Old Town Penobscot open canoe for sale. Manufactured in Royalex, so is tough but lightweight. Weighs around 65 lbs, so it is 'car topable' by one person. Well sized for both solo and tandem paddling. Makes very good progress through the water, yet is agile enough for grade 2 to 3 water. Much...
by mharrall
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing is not a sport
Replies: 90
Views: 8295

Re: Canoeing is not a sport

......and I cant believe you dug up a thread from 2007!!
by mharrall
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing is not a sport
Replies: 90
Views: 8295

Re: Canoeing is not a sport

I did try to tell you, but you just kept insisting that it was a passtime! :-)
by mharrall
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Niagara Falls
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Niagara Falls

I was wondering the same Jim, I'm sure there would be a few ice climbing enthusiasts out there seeing this as an opportunity.
by mharrall
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: race bibs
Replies: 7
Views: 2773

Re: race bibs

Imp do them You can also google ski bibs as we have used the ski companies to make WWR bibs in the past. Sizing is always an issue. Very stretchy Lycra is great. As the normal race bibs we use they are nylon with webbing straps and a buckle, very robust Hi, Who are Imp? I'm after the same thing for...
by mharrall
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lake District Itinerary
Replies: 21
Views: 1793

Re: Lake District Itinerary

morsey wrote:
Lancs_lad wrote:after paddling the Eden you may of lost the will to live! ;-)
It's not that bad, paddle down, get out river right, walk up the side gulley, bosh back down, back into the main river, down a weir and out!
How does it compare to the Barle? :-P
by mharrall
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: News
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: News

Quick update: Power issues are behind us know and we got the pumps up and running for the first time yesterday! Bit more snagging and configuration to play around with in the new year but it's starting to take shape... Hopefully see some of you in 2014 but in the mean time enjoy festivities and hop...
by mharrall
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dane Jackson 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2296

Re: Dane Jackson 2013

Never mind the tripple, what about the single with no paddles!!!?
by mharrall
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slippery Shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Re: Slippery Shaft

I once watched a multi world champion get in his boat, scoop up some dirt from the river bed, rough it up and down his paddle shaft a bit, and then go out and compete.
by mharrall
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swim of the year!
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: Swim of the year!

Haha, Barny seems to be in there :-)
by mharrall
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: To swap or not!
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: To swap or not!

I'm no flooper but I believe an overthruster might help you. Supposed to give you more bounce.
by mharrall
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Lomo drysuit - warning!
Replies: 15
Views: 7199

Re: LOMO Drysuit - Warning

I have a mate who had a problem with his LOMO renegade zip a few years back. Suit was only a few months old. The zip derailed one day when we were getting on the river. It was absolutely impossible to move in either direction, luckily it wasn't fully zipped up at the time! I don't know if he ever go...
by mharrall
Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAS Hurley Classic Event Video
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: SAS Hurley Classic Event Video

The video mentions a boato-cross and an 8 ball event.
by mharrall
Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAS Hurley Classic Event Video
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: SAS Hurley Classic Event Video

What's the 8 ball event all about then?
by mharrall
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Changes to Level 2 from 1st January
Replies: 42
Views: 3500

Re: Changes to Level 2 from 1st January

And part of the reason to split the 2* award is the drop in income they have suffered due to the combined star awards, although CE hiked the price they did their income predictions on the same total number of tickets being issued - no one thought that the inevitable consequence is that only half th...
by mharrall
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Changes to Level 2 from 1st January
Replies: 42
Views: 3500

Re: Changes to Level 2 from 1st January

I think this change has been put in place at least partly to help a number of clubs in the country that are racing kayak biased. It's often a major turn off for a potential racing kayak coach to have to learn to paddle an open canoe (even up to 2 star level) just so that they can enter the coaching ...
by mharrall
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boom! Best two minutes of your day, right here.
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: Boom! Best two minutes of your day, right here.

Is that the section that they race over?