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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: 2
Views: 126

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: 407

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: 165
Views: 55239

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: 165
Views: 55239

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: 1470

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: 1470

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: 489

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: 1213

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: 1182

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: 556

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: 2134

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: 2134

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: 556

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: 556

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: 527

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: 258

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: 2549

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: 1979

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: 1132

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: 572

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: 366
Views: 36646

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: 1712

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: 1798

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: 1841

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...