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by matt_outandabout
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha S:6 200 for £220
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Pyranha S:6 200 for £220

Price drop to £190
by matt_outandabout
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha S:6 200 for £220
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Pyranha S:6 200 for £220

I am open to offers on this folks - do get in touch.

Matt
by matt_outandabout
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha S:6 200 for £220
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Pyranha S:6 200 for £220

Pyranha S:6 200 for sale. Fantastic condition - barely used by first owner, ours hardly used too. Worst scratch highlighted, as you can see its nothing really. Collection preferred from Dunblane, but could deliver with some patience around central belt further north as I travel for work. matt_outand...
by matt_outandabout
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for a kayak for a young child
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Looking for a kayak for a young child

I would really suggest am InaZone 212. It's a properly nice handling mini boat. It seemed much less prone to rear deck catches than a friends Rebel, but that may be a technique thing too. We loved ours, and moved kids up through various InaZone's https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15320930709_05779...
by matt_outandabout
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Inazone 232 + Werner paddle
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Inazone 232 + Werner paddle

Inazone 232 with club with club outfitting, in good condition. A great first boat - we have had three Inazone's as the kids grow bigger, and they are stable, responsive and comfortable boats. They also seem to surf quite well.... :) Looking for £130 for the boat. We also have: a purple Werner - not ...
by matt_outandabout
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: To the numpty...
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Re: To the numpty...

Sadly I see it all the time now - any slow traffic and someone is out texting on phone. I have a Galaxy and so am higher up, looking down onto people who have them on their laps typically. .You notice it even more when cycling in town. It just struck me that having the paddling stickers (one was a f...
by matt_outandabout
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: To the numpty...
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

To the numpty...

... In the red Vivaro van with sea kayak and Kokotat stickers on, on M74 at Hamilton today. Stop bloody using your phone to text on a motorway. You were alongside and behind for five minutes or more, and the whole time you had your phone in the air and clearly online or texting. So engrossed you did...
by matt_outandabout
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Kids Inazone 212 - £160 with paddle and kit
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Kids Inazone 212 - £160 with paddle and kit

This is a cracking little boat that our kids have loved having - but the smallest is a (tall) 10 year old with size 5 feet, and are just too big for it now. It is so good we picked up the next size up for them... Inazone 212, with Ainsworth paddle, my old PeakUK deck (keyhole, big waist, so not grea...
by matt_outandabout
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Inazone 232
Replies: 5
Views: 2504

Re: Pyranha Inazone 232

We have two (a 212 and 232) for the kids. Great boats, responsive, pretty quick and great alround river boats. As you learn, they won't be the thing that holds you back, it will be your skill and confidence levels. I don't think they are any worse for catching back deck than many river runners such ...
by matt_outandabout
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Oh dear
Replies: 22
Views: 3914

Re: Oh dear

No BA? check No helmet? check Not paying much attention? check So bite me. ;-) https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3814/19490089176_ea510e2ab1_b.jpg IMGP9202 by Matt Robinson , on Flickr It is not the gear, it is the user. There are way more things that will kill you more quickly available to us all in d...
by matt_outandabout
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Quotes from non kayakers :)
Replies: 30
Views: 4855

Re: Quotes from non kayakers :)

"It is Thursday. There is no canoeing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You cannot get on the river"

Apparently this was not the "correct" reply.

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by matt_outandabout
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SCA/BCU/Towergate Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Re: SCA/BCU/Towergate Insurance

That is my plan, to get it in writing. Interestingly, they could not still confirm one way or another for the initial policy, and only when pushed agreed that if we added clarity via an addendum in writing would they cover locked outside. Having had (many years ago) an insurer who 'covered cycles in...
by matt_outandabout
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SCA/BCU/Towergate Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Re: SCA/BCU/Towergate Insurance

Progress

Another phone call - Towergate will add an addendum to any policy (at policy owners request) to confirm the insurer knows the boat is locked outside - and is covered for theft and damage.
by matt_outandabout
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SCA/BCU/Towergate Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Re: SCA/BCU/Towergate Insurance

Sorry folks, you are missing the point - my mistake cutting and pasted did not help! Q. What cover is provided for canoes when they are not in use? A. Full cover, as long as the canoe is stored in a locked building. Craft stored in theopen are not covered for theft. I am more than happy (and already...
by matt_outandabout
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SCA/BCU/Towergate Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

SCA/BCU/Towergate Insurance

Hello all I asked over on SoTP, but perhaps someone on here could help answer... I need to insure some boats, but Towergate have inconsistencies in their documents, and a phone call and email have not led to an answer from them! Will they insure boats stored outside? Has anyone had experience of cla...
by matt_outandabout
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Scotland - Central Highlands
Topic: River Lyon
Replies: 6
Views: 4787

Re: River Lyon

You didn't inspect carefully then!
Hidden at Gallin is a series of grade3-4 drops, over about 400m, ending in the weir marked on OS maps.
In higher water it is ace, and reminds me of triple falls on Etive.
by matt_outandabout
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Beginner Kayak Help
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Beginner Kayak Help

Also- which degree? IM Marsh?
by matt_outandabout
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Beginner Kayak Help
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Beginner Kayak Help

30cm waist Skinny lad then.... Don't buy a boat until you have had a few weeks out in them - on flat and moving water. Even then, I would buy cheaper than that, with the idea that if you really get into it and *need* a boat, you will choose one that is well suited, rather than a guess from some str...
by matt_outandabout
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: WTD: Thule 753/751 or Exodus FP3 and J bars
Replies: 0
Views: 348

WTD: Thule 753/751 or Exodus FP3 and J bars

To fit Ford Galaxy Mk3, t-track roof.

Thule 753 or 751 and fitting 3033
OR
Halfords FP3

Also a pair of uprights/Jbars.

IN central Scotland

matt_outandabout AT hotmail.com
by matt_outandabout
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: WTD: Thule 753 or 751 or Exodus FP3
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

WTD: Thule 753 or 751 or Exodus FP3

To fit Ford Galaxy Mk3, t-track roof.

Thule 753 or 751 and fitting 3033
OR
Halfords FP3

IN central Scotland

matt_outandabout AT hotmail.com
by matt_outandabout
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: WTD: Smallish canoe paddles
Replies: 0
Views: 509

WTD: Smallish canoe paddles

I need a trio of canoe paddles - for 5' wife and other two 5' sons, robust and cheerful for riverwork and kiddy use...

Based in Dunblane and travel all over Scotland for work, so either post, or pick up as I likely pass through.

matt_outandabout AT hotmail.com
by matt_outandabout
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WTD: WW paddle, small helmet, airbags
Replies: 0
Views: 160

WTD: WW paddle, small helmet, airbags

Decent paddle, RH, around 195-205 in length (I am 6', shortish arms),£50-80max. I also need a helmet for my 12 year old son - smallish head, likely S-M. His money, so needs to be good value! Airbags - two sets, one for BigDog creek boat and one set for sons Inazone. I also need a trio of canoe paddl...
by matt_outandabout
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: How heavy is an 15' open canoe?
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

Re: How heavy is an 15' open canoe?

For what it is worth, I don't think those bars would hold in properly in an emergency stop or accident. A canoe heading off the front of your vehicle, into vehicle/pedestrian just doesn't bear thinking about.
by matt_outandabout
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Scotland - Central Highlands
Topic: River Dochart - Falls of Dochart
Replies: 2
Views: 2987

Re: River Dochart - Falls of Dochart

The falls vary massively with volume - low and high levels being unpleasant. I lived overlooking the falls for 6 years, and in that time saw two unpleasant down times in the main fall. Please exercise caution here, and the larger drop below again. EUCC doing it at a great level. https://www.flickr.c...
by matt_outandabout
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Whitewater solo canoe
Replies: 19
Views: 3101

Re: Whitewater solo canoe

email me - I may have a very cheap (£250) Prophet going...
by matt_outandabout
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: PSA: Shuttle service on Loch Tay and Loch Earn
Replies: 0
Views: 946

PSA: Shuttle service on Loch Tay and Loch Earn

http://www.kingshousetravel.com/ring_of_breadalbane/ If you are thinking of paddling Loch Tay or Earn in the near future, this could be really useful! Shuttle service for you - no canoes allowed, but lock it up and head back with the car. Also useful for family bike trips (downhill from Glen Ogle to...