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by Terryg
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you break a boat?
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

Re: How do you break a boat?

Jim wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Terryg wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Sliced through the hull on sharp rocks (x3)
Creek boats or slalom boats?

Creek boats. One on East Lyn, one on Gyr, and one on Claree.
(One slalom boat torn apart in a stopper at Shepperton).
by Terryg
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you break a boat?
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

Re: How do you break a boat?

Sliced through the hull on sharp rocks (x3)
by Terryg
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Custom drysuit for female?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Custom drysuit for female?

DAM X do breathable, but the non-breathable will last a lot longer.
by Terryg
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: BOAT SALE!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: BOAT SALE!!!

How did you manage to split a Java? they are bomb proof!
by Terryg
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1089

Re: Drysuit issue

Get a new seal fitted, it doesn't cost much.
by Terryg
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WTD topo duo / jackson duo
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: WTD topo duo / jackson duo

The Baldock & District Topo has now been sold.
by Terryg
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riber Kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Re: River Kayaks

Just seen your other post.
by Terryg
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riber Kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Re: River Kayaks

No personal experience with these boats, but have just checked out their website and they appear to be very basic starter products. So the answer to your question is probably yes, you get what you pay for. A good second hand boat is probably going to be a better investment than a cheap new one that ...
by Terryg
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WTD topo duo / jackson duo
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: WTD topo duo / jackson duo

seanmc wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:09 pm
If you don't find a second hand one, I see that eskimo seem to be back in business in Germany.
http://www.eskimo.de/kajaks/4/topo-duo
That site hasn't been updated since 2015.
by Terryg
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WTD topo duo / jackson duo
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: WTD topo duo / jackson duo

Topo Duo available at Baldock & District Canoe Club, bit of a drive from Plymouth though. Let me know if you are interested.
by Terryg
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Kayak found - red dagger nomad
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Kayak found - red dagger nomad

A colleague lost a red Nomad on the Conwy today, will give him your number.
by Terryg
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Palm Alpine 20m throwline
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Palm Alpine 20m throwline

I'm sure someone in B&DCC would be interested in this if you advertise it on the onelist.
by Terryg
Fri May 05, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit brand that last longest
Replies: 29
Views: 2346

Re: Drysuit brand that last longest

DAM X. Will last forever (as with all drysuits, it will need cuffs and neck seals from time to time, but the material is bombproof).
by Terryg
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Ivel, Bedfordshire & Trespass.
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Re: River Ivel, Bedfordshire & Trespass.

If you get in from public land, and get off on public land, there is nothing to stop you paddling at anytime.
The closed fishing season should be pretty safe, but every now and then you may run into an idiot who wants to be awkward. Just be polite and paddle anyway.
by Terryg
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Evacuation from Mills Falls on R Usk
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

Re: Evacuation from Mills Falls on R Usk

The lady in question is now recovering from a sprained shoulder.
Thanks to all who helped, or gave advice.
by Terryg
Fri May 20, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger outlaw repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Dagger outlaw repair?

If it is just a scratch, ignore it.
If it is a split, going most of the way through the hull, then you will need to get it looked at by a plastic welder.
If you are worried, a layer of Duct tape will help protect it.
by Terryg
Wed May 04, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 351
Views: 33548

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

Option 4: take a break from trying to roll for a while.

Most people who struggle with something end up overthinking it and get confused. Let it go for a while and just enjoy paddling.
Come back in a few months time when you have stopped thinking about it.
by Terryg
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Robson Moonster for grade 4/5??
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: Robson Moonster for grade 4/5??

Java just gone up for sale on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kayakingriverdart/
by Terryg
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat choice
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Boat choice

I have no trouble paddling my GT in a straight line on the flat. I am also more than happy paddling on Grade 3 rivers. probably not the best boat for a beginner though. I would not recommend a Mamba for someone starting out, it is a bit lively. As mentioned earlier, the Axiom is a good all-round boa...
by Terryg
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in flooded rivers – specific dangers
Replies: 12
Views: 1799

Re: Paddling in flooded rivers – specific dangers

Speaking from experience Dave? This is a very good description of a swim I once took on a flooded river. Yes, it was on the Ogwen. I don't think that I was in the water for that long, maybe only a couple of minutes, but it took all my effort to drag myself out of the water and I had to lie down for...
by Terryg
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in flooded rivers – specific dangers
Replies: 12
Views: 1799

Re: Paddling in flooded rivers – specific dangers

[quote="davebrads"] "No, it's more than that. On a flooded river the water is moving so fast that it doesn't matter how strong a swimmer you are, plus you can't really swim fast in kayaking gear anyway. It's just a matter of keeping yourself out of trouble until by some lucky chance there is a safe ...
by Terryg
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New toy :)
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: New toy :)

by Terryg
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New to kayaking, new to the forum..
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: New to kayaking, new to the forum..

First port of call is here: http://www.canoe-england.org.uk
Then: http://www.canoe-england.co.uk/findaclub.aspx

Find yourself a local club. They will help you get started, and advise on local paddling venues.