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by Terryg
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Private hire of kayaks on Facebook 🤔
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Private hire of kayaks on Facebook 🤔

He has a legal duty of care to anyone he hires to. If anything happens to his customers he could be held responsible.
Lots of people around the country hire out boats, hopefully he knows what he is doing.
by Terryg
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: New To Canoes What Canoe?
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: New To Canoes What Canoe?

You are probably looking for a 15 foot Prospector type canoe. This is a good allround boat suitable for solo or tandem use. For lightness, you would be looking for composite construction, but for white water you really need plastic. If you are buying new, then look at the Silverbirch, Hou, Enigma, A...
by Terryg
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Grab handle on throwlines
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Grab handle on throwlines

In theory someone could get their hand caught in this, in practice it is very unlikely.
Current best practice is to adjust the size of the loop as small as possible, so you can get a crab through it, but not a hand.
by Terryg
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Get ins - Great Ouse, Brampton, Huntingdon, Godmanchester
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Get ins - Great Ouse, Brampton, Huntingdon, Godmanchester

The Brampton Mill (go in for a pint afterwards).
Houghton Mill (National Trust).
Public car park in Godmanchester High Street.
by Terryg
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1681

Re: A boat to start off with

You say you intend to join a club, this is your first step. Then use club boats until you know what is suitable for the paddling you intend to do.
by Terryg
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Looking for old skool slalom boats
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Looking for old skool slalom boats

Olymp on Facebook - Used kayak/Accessories UK
by Terryg
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old Etrex
Replies: 16
Views: 1101

Re: Old Etrex

The original eTrex range is not USB, it is RS232. You may be able to use it with a USB/serial adaptor.
by Terryg
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Camping power pack
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

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: 3171

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: 18
Views: 2416

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: 1846

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: 692

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: 775

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: 177
Views: 60465

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: 177
Views: 60465

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: 2102

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: 2102

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: 632

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: 1240

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: 1305

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: 641

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: 4540

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: 4540

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: 641

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: 641

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.