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by Big Henry
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Replacement backrest for Dagger Honcho
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Replacement backrest for Dagger Honcho

The backrest on my Honcho isn't as comfortable as it could be, and it has very limited adjustment, usually slipping back to the original position pretty soon after I put any weight on it. So I am wanting to replace it with something more like the ratchet adjustable backrest in my Burn 2 (connect). I...
by Big Henry
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: If you had to pick one song to go on a playlist
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: If you had to pick one song to go on a playlist

Porcelain by Avalanche Party.

by Big Henry
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: SWALE (Catterick to Ure Confluence)
Replies: 4
Views: 4361

Re: SWALE (Catterick to Ure Confluence)

Paddled the section from Catterick Bridge to Great Langton (6 miles, exit river left immediately below the first bridge you come to) last week. There are quite a few trees down in the river, but all were navigable in the levels we had, although may cause problems in faster flows. Park at the overflo...
by Big Henry
Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Interesting read
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: Interesting read

One kayak club I used to be in a few years ago had an award called "Biggest Balls for a Girl." I can understand what was meant by in, again in a rather clumsy way, but was wondering what others thought?
by Big Henry
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How Long Do You Spend On The Water?
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

How Long Do You Spend On The Water?

Further to the thread on exactly how much it costs to go paddling, I thought I'd ask: How long, as a percentage, do you actually spend on the water when you go paddling? We liked to think we spend a long time paddling, but in reality we have to spend time sorting and packing our kit, putting the boa...
by Big Henry
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yes this is a challenge, bring your game face.
Replies: 22
Views: 2456

Re: Yes this is a challenge, bring your game face.

morsey wrote:
morsey wrote:Show us your silly summer micro edits.
These MIGHT be the microad edits! The originals may have both been 2 hours long!
by Big Henry
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: rescue knives and customs
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: rescue knives and customs

A few years ago my wife and I were on the way back from a diving holiday and were trying to get on an earlier connecting flight. We were about to go through to join the group of others waiting to be the lucky ones to be picked when we were asked if we had any dangerous objects in our bags. We said w...
by Big Henry
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pics on my thread.
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Pics on my thread.

Admin is now Mark Gawler, so contact him about it.
by Big Henry
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jackson Sweetcheeks repair help?
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Jackson Sweetcheeks repair help?

I had this same problem last month (although mine hasn't come off completely), so I contacted Jackson Kayaks who said I should use Aquaseal. I intend to use some neoprene cement called Aquasure as I haven't got round to doing it yet as I'm going to add more polystyrene beads to it first.
by Big Henry
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WARNING - dangerous local Briancon Gorge on Durance
Replies: 28
Views: 3506

Re: WARNING - dangerous local Briancon Gorge on Durance

I was actually thinking of getting some water soluble paint to write my name over large rocks by the side of lots of rivers. What harm can it do? It might spoil a few photographs for a while, but after all it'll just wash off after a few heavy rains, or if the river floods a bit. I don't see what an...
by Big Henry
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Teesdale - Getting back on the water
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: Teesdale - Getting back on the water

Probably better to ask on Facebook, on the 'North East Kayak Club' and 'N.E.SOULBOATERS' pages.
by Big Henry
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Ivel, Bedfordshire & Trespass.
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: River Ivel, Bedfordshire & Trespass.

You could apply to the Land Registry to find out who owns the land, but it will cost you £30 I think.
by Big Henry
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Barrier across the Dee
Replies: 33
Views: 4436

Re: Barrier across the Dee

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish or bulky items on land not licensed to receive it, so someone can be prosecuted for flytipping on their own land. Since it is highly unlikely that the landowner was issued with a license, can I suggest that you contact the relevant council who should at ...
by Big Henry
Tue May 31, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Barrier across the Dee
Replies: 33
Views: 4436

Re: Barrier across the Dee

EmilyH wrote:I wonder if someone should point out that fly tipping is illegal?!
You?
by Big Henry
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some of our US cousins getting their Darwin entry in.
Replies: 15
Views: 2034

Re: Some of our US cousins getting their Darwin entry in.

If I had to guess, I'd say he was intending passing the rock he hit on his left (viewer's right) and then head river right taking him just left of the boney bit and over the brown water section over the final drop. I'd also guess that he would never have been able to stick to that line, ending up at...
by Big Henry
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Petition to make waterways right of way.
Replies: 40
Views: 2116

Re: Petition to make waterways right of way.

I think it is the wrong time to be doing this, mainly because too many members of the present government are some of the landowners along water courses, or are too entangled/mates with others who are. If Corbyn gets into power I have no doubt that he would have a more sympathetic ear to the cause. C...
by Big Henry
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?
Replies: 26
Views: 2834

Re: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?

I had a quick look, and for a search that is just for an area of land on a map it costs £30. I'm considering using the argument "it's Ok, I own the land" so when they say "no you don't" I can tell them that I don't believe they do either until they prove it! I may also consider using the Stephen Fry...
by Big Henry
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?
Replies: 26
Views: 2834

Re: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?

Alan, I think I told you we had a discussion with the same group a few years ago. Wish I had came last week now, I would have given him the same argument I gave the others last time . I listened to them up till the point they tried to shout us down and threaten us. Then I think you can guess how it...
by Big Henry
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking instructor in court following fatal River Tees trip
Replies: 4
Views: 4850

Re: Kayaking instructor in court following fatal River Tees trip

The case was in court on Wednesday, with this article in the Northern Echo on Thursday.
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by Big Henry
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?
Replies: 26
Views: 2834

Re: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?

SimonMW wrote:Henry, you should have asked him if they owned the fishing rights or the actual land itself. Anglers always seem to get confused about the two totally different things!
I believe they own both.
by Big Henry
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?
Replies: 26
Views: 2834

Re: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?

Am I correct in remembering that during the Kinder Trespass a technicality was used in that you can walk side by side along a Public Footpath/RoW, and that it doesn't actually state a maximum limit walking side by side? A group of 16 could walk side by side and it is still considered everyone is on ...
by Big Henry
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?
Replies: 26
Views: 2834

Re: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?

http://www.thebarbelsociety.co.uk/?s=canoe+access Deja vu! try this: http://www.thebarbelsociety.co.uk/?s=canoe (We...were intending getting on at Whorlton and passing through all the way to (probably) Piercebridge, which he didn't seem to have a problem with . Thanks for the replies so far, but th...
by Big Henry
Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?
Replies: 26
Views: 2834

Re: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?

(We...were intending getting on at Whorlton and passing through all the way to (probably) Piercebridge, which he didn't seem to have a problem with . Thanks for the replies so far, but the link to the document just refers to passage along the river, which didn't seem to be an issue for him (they've...
by Big Henry
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?
Replies: 26
Views: 2834

Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?

Yesterday I was at Winston Bridge on the River Tees waiting for some other paddlers to arrive when a small van arrived and an older man got out and came to speak to us. He was associated in some way with Stockton & Thornaby Angling Club, who (he said) "own both river banks from above Winston all the...
by Big Henry
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fish tank stopper
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Fish tank stopper

Theh theh theh theh theh theh Boutros Boutros-Ghali, theh theh theh theh Glenn Hoddle. Scorchio!

Actually, this is an interesting and useful demonstration of hydrodynamics, despite not understanding a word he said. Thanks for posting.
by Big Henry
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kite for canoe
Replies: 17
Views: 1401

Re: Kite for canoe

Don't all power kites require both hands to fly them? And you'd also need at least one hand (preferably two) to control the canoe, so I would think it would be a no go when you're on your own. Since you'll be flying it over water, you'll probably need a water-relaunch-able kite (unless you already h...
by Big Henry
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Specs or contacts?
Replies: 24
Views: 2188

Re: Specs or contacts?

I've never been able to tolerate contacts, my eyes are too dry, and used to paddle wearing an older pair of specs with a band to keep them on. After consideration, and realising that there is always the potential of a face full of rock during a swim that could result in eyes full of broken glass/pla...
by Big Henry
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking instructor in court following fatal River Tees trip
Replies: 4
Views: 4850

Re: Kayaking instructor in court following fatal River Tees trip

Article from newspaper a few days ago, click for larger version:

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by Big Henry
Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Happy Christmas

A pair of Palm Gradient shoes.
by Big Henry
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Firm' Waterproof Mobile Phone Case?
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

'Firm' Waterproof Mobile Phone Case?

At the moment I keep my mobile phone in a tough Peli case in the back of my kayak, but I'm aware of the problems this could cause should I become separated from my boat! The next choice seems to be keeping it in the front of my BA, but I've only seen soft waterproof cases that would fit in the pocke...