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by Phil_Mac
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Barle Re-opened
Replies: 229
Views: 19623

Re: River Barle Re-opened

We paddled this weekend from Dulverton down and it was fine on Saturday but had dropped further by Sunday. We did not encounter any problems / hassle on the Barle. Paddled the Exe on Sunday. I also think that the issue is with the one landowner that caused the withdrawal of the original agreement la...
by Phil_Mac
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: insurance for boats in a lockup?
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: insurance for boats in a lockup?

This may be slightly different but we insure all our club kit which is stored in a lock up (by any other name!) with NW Brown. They can do it as you say earlier probably more of a problem finding the person that actually knows they do it.
by Phil_Mac
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CRANK PADDLE ADVICE WANTED
Replies: 14
Views: 1740

You really have to look around as not all cranks are the same. My wife has a pair of double dutch blades on a galsport cranked shaft and loves them, I did not like them. I decided to go for the cranks due to pains in my wrists and went for Werners. I like these, she doesn't. As I said before not all...
by Phil_Mac
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Touring Three Star
Replies: 22
Views: 1540

Any one know where you can download the registration form from?
Funnily enough I am having trouble finding it on the BCU website!
by Phil_Mac
Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WWPF
Replies: 41
Views: 4127

Sorry I do not have emails from the BCU about the insurance as speaking to them on the phone was easier. Here are extracts of emails to the organiser of the LASER event with names of people spoken to and advice given: "I have just spoken to Ben at BCU and received an update on my query. Originally h...
by Phil_Mac
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WWPF
Replies: 41
Views: 4127

We had a similar query following the London and South East Region event at nottingham. Our club members were charged the event fee despite our protests that they should not be. I rang the BCU and at first got told that they were not covered but I should check with someone else who confirmed we were ...
by Phil_Mac
Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lost paddles - Soja Norway
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Lost paddles - Soja Norway

Hi

if anyone finds a pair of Watersticks that are lonely in Norway they are probably missing Luke.

They were last seen on the Soja - Asengjuvet section.

Luke has phone with him 07961325258.
by Phil_Mac
Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking is Not a Crime photo competition
Replies: 20
Views: 2483

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As it is the Welsh Canoeing association taking the lead again.
by Phil_Mac
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CT Access Policy - A WCA contradiction
Replies: 237
Views: 26200

The only time I have been to the Tryweryn to kayak apart from competitions is with club paddlers. They already know about the BCU, part of their club membership goes towards club BCU membership. That should count as membership as far as costs of facilities go at the Tryweryn. Proper incentives shou...
by Phil_Mac
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CT Access Policy - A WCA contradiction
Replies: 237
Views: 26200

People who just want to paddle the Lower Tryweryn should pay less, say 50% less, for the parking. So what about when we stay at the campsite at the bottom of the course, use their car park and their access to paddle down to Bala? Should we still be paying CT? The campsite owners (please do not desc...
by Phil_Mac
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Too much, too little or just right???
Replies: 50
Views: 5268

Quoting from the resus guidelines for the UK 2005 ( http://www.resus.org.uk/pages/bls.pdf ) "The same modifications of five initial breaths, and 1 min of CPR by the lone rescuer before getting help, may improve outcome for victims of drowning. This modification should be taught only to those who hav...
by Phil_Mac
Mon May 26, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Split Boats & Plastic Quality
Replies: 27
Views: 3303

Funny topic this. Most people seem to be focusing on the negative! I agree with the point above but I suspect that was the intention. Apart from the Gruman open canoe mentioned before I have also failed to break a boat. Am I missing out on something? To add to the list I have also observed a (note ...
by Phil_Mac
Mon May 26, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Split Boats & Plastic Quality
Replies: 27
Views: 3303

On the note of it is not possible to get any meaningful info from all this: I managed a few years ago to right off an aluminium Gruman open canoe at Rhayader on the Wye (I know beardy paddling). Does this mean they are rubbish plastic, sorry metal??? Or did I get the small fall slightly wrong! I hav...
by Phil_Mac
Wed May 21, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm Sidewinder Repair
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

I am expecting my suit back from Palm this week. It always seemed a bit 'leaky' but I was unsure if there was a fault until recently it started to get much worse. I sent it to Palm who have been very helpful ensuring it is back before going to the Alps. They have retaped it at no charge even though ...
by Phil_Mac
Sun May 18, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Martin at it again.
Replies: 69
Views: 8071

Garth I do not post here often but I need to point out your views are the same as I have heard for over 20 years of paddling from some anglers. In the past I have deliberately chosen not to paddle certain rivers as I knew it might upset agreements or the chances of agreements. However, guess what, t...
by Phil_Mac
Wed May 14, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: There is not enough love - Post photos
Replies: 230
Views: 37291

Ali - man of the canyon found his true LOVE on this trip

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by Phil_Mac
Wed May 14, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginners boat for my girlfriend
Replies: 21
Views: 2508

If you can find a second hand one, can I throw in the Dagger Showdown (the smaller version of the Outlaw).
by Phil_Mac
Wed May 07, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Car damaged on the dee
Replies: 211
Views: 19118

I would like to echo Morsey's comments about access in Wales. I started paddling at University in Bangor over 20 years ago. It is only this year that I have felt the freedom to go and paddle without having to tip-toe around the legal greyness. I have avoided certain rivers for years for risk of upse...
by Phil_Mac
Tue May 06, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Car damaged on the dee
Replies: 211
Views: 19118

Sorry to hear about the damage. We had a lovely run on the Dee on Sunday. I had heard of 'problems' so paid our dues at JJs to use the car park and access point there (I do not agree with it being a water access fee!). We did not get any comments apart from light hearted jokes about carrying our boa...
by Phil_Mac
Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Seiont wires and nets
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Seiont wires and nets

I know this has probably been posted before but went for a lovely paddle down the Seiont yesterday and there are 3 notable hazards. Most people met were very friendly particularly a dog walker pointing out an excellent surfing wave on the way down! LLanrug bridge - a pair of wires across both bridge...
by Phil_Mac
Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Major developments at the RDCP
Replies: 131
Views: 43566

We have just been informed by RDCC that our booking for this weekend and in February has been cancelled. No reasons were given.
We have organised many trips to the Dart and stayed at this facility without incident.
It is obviously difficult when a few can again spoil everything for the many.