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by Terryg
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Camping power pack
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Camping power pack

I have one of these:

Higher rating than most at a very good price.
by Terryg
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 1735

Re: Gone very quiet

boater rich wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:28 am
Bring back usenet...

revisits memories of uk.rec.boat.paddle

or maybe not, there was a reason Mark setup ukrgb!
Sponson Man would liven it up a bit ;-)
by Terryg
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Drysuit?
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Which Drysuit?

Never understood people winging about DAM stuff not being breathable, I have a breathable long sleeve cag, and a breathable short sleeve cag. Not sure of the current range, as I have had DAM kit for years and not needed to replace any for quite a while, but Andi always used to do a drysuit called th...
by Terryg
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Paddle Length and width of grip
Replies: 16
Views: 872

Re: Kayak Paddle Length and width of grip

As usual, it depends what you are using it for, and what works for you. A few rules of thumb: Compared to gears in a car, a longer shaft is equivalent to a high gear, a shorter shaft is equivalent to a low gear. Are you wanting to accelerate or cruise? A large blade area is your higher gear, a small...
by Terryg
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Lechlade to London in 7 days - advice on B&Bs and stopping places along the way
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Lechlade to London in 7 days - advice on B&Bs and stopping places along the way

Check out Mark Rainsley's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Paddle-Thames-Guide-Canoes-Kayaks/dp/1906095590/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=river+thames+mark+rainsley&qid=1561875714&s=gateway&sr=8-1 There is a very good program available free for the Mac (but not available on Windows), calledRiverThames Guide. The...
by Terryg
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Help needed please!
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Help needed please!

Would agree with Image. Arrowcraft built them under licence.
Think Chris is about right with the age. Good boat in its day, but not worth much now.
Go paddle it, have some fun.
by Terryg
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: History of Slalom boats
Replies: 176
Views: 56613

Re: History of Slalom boats

Dave Manby wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:12 pm
SL7 also had knee bubbles if I recall correctly.
You do.
My message was in reply to the one above.
by Terryg
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: History of Slalom boats
Replies: 176
Views: 56613

Re: History of Slalom boats

Suspect the reference to Lowline with knee blisters was probably the KW7 rather than SL7.
by Terryg
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you break a boat?
Replies: 19
Views: 1601

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: 1601

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: 509

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: 1222

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: 1230

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: 573

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: 9
Views: 2538

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: 9
Views: 2538

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: 573

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: 573

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: 580

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: 264

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: 2666

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: 2070

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: 1152

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: 602

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: 369
Views: 38351

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.