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by tape34
Thu May 31, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomendations for Latex Seal replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: Recomendations for Latex Seal replacement

Thanks for the feedback
by tape34
Wed May 30, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomendations for Latex Seal replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: Recomendations for Latex Seal replacement

Mark Gawler wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 7:50 pm
Thanks for the replies, I went with Typhoon. ......
Hi Mark,

I have a Multisport which needs seals replacing so just wondered how you got on with Typhoon?

Pete Ball
by tape34
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 28
Views: 1508

Re: Advice Please

Your son could find out if his Scout area (county) has a water activities group. This should be a great place for him to get experience paddling, learn latest best practice and try different boats. They have the opportunities he needs to progress in coaching at less expense than commercial courses. ...
by tape34
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weight to boat volume
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Weight to boat volume

I'm around 11st / 70kg body weight and paddle a medium Burn 2. By the time I have paddling gear on I'll weight a fair bit more. I carry one bag with small first aid, gaffer tape and some warm things in winter. I can tell the difference in handling if I also carry splits in the back, it will try and ...
by tape34
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Map Case recommondations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: Map Case recommondations?

I'm surprised to hear that your map case has split, my Ortlieb A3 document holder is still going after at least seven years, totally waterproof, just sits under the deck elastics.

Pete
by tape34
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing - Trespass Policy
Replies: 41
Views: 4047

Re: British Canoeing - Trespass Policy

They could at least 'support the view' that there is a historical PRN on our rivers. People don't run campaigns by saying we can't do this. we can't do that ..... we're better off without that sort of help (in my view!)

Pete
by tape34
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing - Trespass Policy
Replies: 41
Views: 4047

Re: British Canoeing - Trespass Policy

As Adrian has posted we do have a policy document online covering the legal position, accessible from the link Adrian posted above. This is in the process of being reviewed with a view to how we further strengthen the initial part regarding the background to the legal situation. chris.page@britishc...
by tape34
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing - Trespass Policy
Replies: 41
Views: 4047

Re: British Canoeing - Trespass Policy

Trespass policy - you've got to be kidding?
Why do we not have a 'right to paddle policy'

Pete Ball
by tape34
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: New to canoeing
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: New to canoeing

No don't even think about what to buy - join a local club and go paddling with them.
Pete Ball
by tape34
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ladder Access
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Ladder Access

Sounds a great place to live but It's difficult accessing a kayak from a ladder. Much easier from a platform or inflatable dinghy ...... but then you might not use the kayak!
by tape34
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access to Water in New Welsh Government Consultation
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: Access to Water in New Welsh Government Consultation

This would not be as free as the Scottish Outdoor Access Code but if that's not a realistic option then some certainty over access would be a good thing for many paddlers and perhaps more so for visitors than for locals. Negotiations with landowners and angling associations have always been a proble...
by tape34
Tue May 02, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER TEES (High Force to Wynch Bridge)
Replies: 33
Views: 13067

Re: RIVER TEES (High Force to Wynch Bridge)

It's in the guide but worth highlighting .... We've had a few nasty swims below Horseshoe Fall, the small rather simple looking drop above Low Force. If you get the line right it's a breeze, get it wrong and it can be very retentive even at the low levels that have been keeping this section as an op...
by tape34
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Upper clough tree hazard
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Re: Upper clough tree hazard

March 2017 There's a small tree right across the river about 500m below the road bridge at Low Scale (about 1km below Garsdale Station), grid reference SD 77576 90774 and can be inspected from the road. When the river is high enough to paddle I suspect the tree will be nicely at throat height! Thank...
by tape34
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Croatia Sea Kayak Trip Advice Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: Croatia Sea Kayak Trip Advice Needed

Few years ago a group of us drove out and paddled round Losinj early season. Were originally going for Rab / Krk area but recommended to go further from the Croatian coast by a sailing friend because of the Bura, a Katabatic wind from the Northeast. We found plenty of places to wild camp at the back...
by tape34
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)
Replies: 22
Views: 8521

Re: RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)

Paddled the Greta yesterday at medium levels and tree is still there but has moved to face downstream so isn't so much of an issue. http://i60.tinypic.com/149y5gg.jpg Paddled Saturday 31/10/2015 This tree just upstream of Greta Bridge is still in the same position as photo Feb 2014. At 0.66m on the...
by tape34
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: North Shore Calypso Double Sea Kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: North Shore Calypso Double Sea Kayak

Now sold - thank you
by tape34
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: North Shore Calypso Double Sea Kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: North Shore Calypso Double Sea Kayak

Our best price £800, a lot of boat for the money. We want to trade up to a split double for convenience but this is an excellent boat and we'll hang on to it if it doesn't sell this week.
by tape34
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: North Shore Calypso Double Sea Kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 748

North Shore Calypso Double Sea Kayak

Calypso II for sale, a few years old, our club boat from new. Well looked after with one small repair on the hull and the usual surface marks on the bottom. Has not had a lot of use but has done some great trips and will easily take enough gear for two people on a week rough camping. It's proven to ...
by tape34
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Keswick Greta today
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: Keswick Greta today

Well oin the rare occasions I do paddle rivers at low levels it leaves me with a nagging doubt about the environmental responsibility of paddling such low conditions where there may be Salmon Redds to pass on the way. For a long time all I knew about Redds is that they are gravel banks where Salmon...
by tape34
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Keswick Greta today
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: Keswick Greta today

On levels - I think the general agreement amongst the folk I paddle with is that perhaps the ideal level for the most fun is round about the white line. However at different levels the river is of course different and in my humble opinion nearly as much fun. ........ My previous trip to the Greta w...
by tape34
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Keswick Greta today
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: Keswick Greta today

We paddled the Greta today after looking at the gauges and 0.75 Low Briery this morning which equated to Low on Rainchasers website, not scrape. The river was lower than we expected and about a foot under the white line at the get-in. The mark applies only to the months of November and December and ...
by tape34
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust - More Saber rattling, or serious this time?
Replies: 89
Views: 9174

Re: Angling Trust - More Saber rattling, or serious this tim

Fish Legal are clutching at straws, they obviously don't have a legal case against the Public Right of Navigation which has been invoked and publicised or they would have used it by now.

Pete Ball
by tape34
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accident on Tees
Replies: 9
Views: 5366

Re: Accident on Tees

We were the group who attended the accident at the Whorlton Lido on the Tees.......... Many thanks for posting this information Ian. It was a very sombre end to a great day out when we got off the river at Whorlton. We had seen lots paddlers on the River Greta (a Tees trib.) and the Tees would doub...
by tape34
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: VW T5 roofrack
Replies: 17
Views: 2079

Re: VW T5 roofrack

Hi I use the Thule Aero bars both very good. I know Karatek are good but if you clamp it onto an ordinary roof rack it sits very high from the roof. Although I know the peak uk van it sits straight onto the rood of their T5. We Rhino racks are pretty bomber and affordable, depending on your use. Ro...
by tape34
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Matt Parker
Replies: 61
Views: 14536

Re: Matt Parker

It was a beautiful day on the top of the Yorkshire Dales, so much snow had disappeared but it stayed in the gullies so the hills were picked out in fine detail. The rivers lower down were all full of meltwater from the rapid overnight thaw but by mid-morning many of the higher tributaries were dropp...
by tape34
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Tees - Middleton in Teesdale to Barnard Castle
Replies: 13
Views: 7298

Re: RIVER TEES (Middleton in Teesdale to Barnard Castle)

NOV 2012 BARNARD CASTLE WEIR IS NOW VERY DANGEROUS We've paddled past this ongoing work in recent weeks and there hasn't been a problem. Yesterday it was all different. The river right flow and the centre slot are completely blocked off so now all the water goes river left. The change in flow has ma...
by tape34
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dee Access Agreement
Replies: 236
Views: 22211

Re: Dee Access Agreement

The BOPA doesn't even claim to be looking after other paddlers interests, only professionals. From their website 'BOPA was founded in 1994 by four activity instructors who felt there was a void in the market for an association to look after the interests of individuals such as themselves.' Their ass...
by tape34
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angut - show your support
Replies: 59
Views: 4858

Re: Angut - show your support

Whilst others talked Angut did.... Please support the fighting fund. It is a real chance to show we care for someone who has actually done what we have all talked about .......... I've never talked about sueing and angling club .... are you mad? Pete Ball There might well be a sueing and angling cl...
by tape34
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angut - show your support
Replies: 59
Views: 4858

Re: Angut - show your support

[quote="quicky"]Whilst others talked Angut did....
Please support the fighting fund. It is a real chance to show we care for someone who has actually done what we have all talked about ..........
[quote]

I've never talked about sueing and angling club .... are you mad?
Pete Ball
by tape34
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Inuk
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Inuk

Kirton Inuk fast sea kayak, old boat donated to my canoe club. One owner, fitted out for long distance touring with rudder, pump and keel strip. Hull and deck in very good condition. Very nice to paddle. Open to offers. Contact for pics.
Pete Ball