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by Terryg
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW advice for a sea kayaker?
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: WW advice for a sea kayaker?

Not a simple answer boat wise, lots of different choices, with different characteristics.
Best advice is get involved with a club and try out their boats, then get advice from members related to your size, weight, and aspirations.
by Terryg
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendations for a creek boat please - small paddler
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Recommendations for a creek boat please - small paddler

EXO T-Rex, in small, also suits your weight.
by Terryg
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice please - pfd quick release strap, yes or no?
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Advice please - pfd quick release strap, yes or no?

Looking at the Fxr, I would say it is necessary to ensure good fit.
by Terryg
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rainbow Kayaks
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Re: Rainbow Kayaks

Some strange responses, considering the original poster has not said what type of boat he is looking for. Rainbow are an Italian manufacturer who have been around for some time. They have made a range of boats, as most manufacturers do. I had a Rainbow Mephisto river running playboat for many years,...
by Terryg
Thu May 27, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Weather Conditions for newbie .
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Weather Conditions for newbie .

Would recommend joining your local canoe club, https://www.ppca-canoe-club.org.uk/ , who can give you some basic training and advise on local conditions.
by Terryg
Wed May 26, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Axiom 8.0 or GTS
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Axiom 8.0 or GTS

Axiom 8.0 for sale on Facebook marketplace.
by Terryg
Tue May 25, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Axiom 8.0 or GTS
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Axiom 8.0 or GTS

Just moved on a GT I have been paddling for several years, I would say the Axiom has more long term potential.
by Terryg
Sun May 16, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: patching latex socks
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: patching latex socks

Yes, you can.
by Terryg
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Difficulty Removing footrest
Replies: 22
Views: 982

Re: Difficulty Removing footrest

You need a puller that hooks behind the aluminium bar, and screws down onto the bolt.
Had the same issue with a boat I passed on recently. Didn't have much room behind the bar, so used a car windscreen wiper puller.
by Terryg
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha Inazone v. Perception Java v. Wavesport Habitat 80
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Re: Pyranha Inazone v. Perception Java v. Wavesport Habitat 80

Did you get your boat?
Can't comment on Inazone and Habitat, but here is the thread from when I was asking about the Java: viewtopic.php?t=52174
by Terryg
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart loop BCU access/egress point.
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Dart loop BCU access/egress point.

Still ongoing, but close to completion.
by Terryg
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Private hire of kayaks on Facebook 🤔
Replies: 1
Views: 512

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: 684

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: 775

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: 452

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: 1915

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: 1235

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: 1264

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: 1141

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: 3496

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: 2744

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: 2153

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: 6
Views: 1094

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: 941

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: 185
Views: 63736

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: 185
Views: 63736

Re: History of Slalom boats

Suspect the reference to Lowline with knee blisters was probably the KW7 rather than SL7.