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by bigdave17
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Zet director £225 near Glasgow
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Zet director £225 near Glasgow

As above. Had a pro weld job after a bump. Good nick otherwise. More details and pics in the ad. Would make a great bargain creeker for the larger person.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks- ... 1328301826
by bigdave17
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Play-wave or death-trap?
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Play-wave or death-trap?

Yeah there used to be a gap (or "Slap") in the middle where as you say all the water came through. not a brilliant play spot but ok.
by bigdave17
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Play-wave or death-trap?
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Play-wave or death-trap?

Extensively played on this at lower levels and is fine if a little gnarly. Gets quite grippy when its bigger.
by bigdave17
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: An t-Suileag (Fassfern)
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Re: An t-Suileag (Fassfern)

Ran this last weekend (17-7-2016) great river. Sadly though there seems to be a Hydro scheme under construction (although it didn't seem to be taking a huge amount of water at the time).
by bigdave17
Wed May 06, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmets - need big a fitting (XL)
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Helmets - need big a fitting (XL)

I suffer from the same issue but more so as I'm 62cm around the head. Enormous bonce, and none of the ususal suspects fits. I wear the XXL Gath Gedi and have done for about 7 or 8 years now and I've had no issues. Easy to get comfortable in and protect well. They're certificated and on the approved ...
by bigdave17
Wed May 06, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Wire On The Yarrow
Replies: 7
Views: 4467

Re: Wire On The Yarrow

..........and is now back in the same place. Difficult to see, but you can get around on the right.
by bigdave17
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yarrow, Etrick and that neck of the woods
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Yarrow, Etrick and that neck of the woods

Hi david - i suspect most of the kayaking film is not at levels that you'd want to be gorge walking! i would guess that the manse gorge section of the ettrick would be what you're after - Ettrickbridge upwards for a mile or two. The ettrick will get very low after a dry spell, but has a short gorge ...
by bigdave17
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Play boating for giants
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: Play boating for giants

Another big boy here. I have always had wavesports and thought they were very comfortable. i currently have the biggest fuse and used to have the superEZ both of which i love(d) to bits. With 100Kg+ they both play OK.
by bigdave17
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Deck to fit medium Burn
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Deck to fit medium Burn

Try this http://www.skirtfit.com/- comprehensive cockpit size chart with (some of ) the manufacturers translations to deck size. If you're still unsure Pyranha make decks specifically for their boats.
by bigdave17
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Evan Water
Replies: 2
Views: 3572

Re: Evan Water

New tree above the final gorge - about 300m below the permanent one. Just about possible to squeeze past on left at the level we paddled it at.
by bigdave17
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Tree in Yarrow
Replies: 1
Views: 1994

Re: Tree in Yarrow

Now gone.
by bigdave17
Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Tree in Yarrow
Replies: 1
Views: 1994

Tree in Yarrow

A lot of people seem to have found this now - but just in case: theres a mahoosive tree in the Yarrow downstream of the roadbridge at the first twisty turney shingley bit. Its big enough that it won't be going anywhere in a hurry, and would be a serious job to remove. Not a hazard at normal levels (...
by bigdave17
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat on Tummel Linn
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Boat on Tummel Linn

Boats can be recycled - even if they couldnt its still completely unacceptable to just chuck them into the loch (or anywhere else). In general the Tummel has avoided the problems that have plagued Glen Etive etc despite being heavily used- and we should keep it that way. I can appreciate that the fi...
by bigdave17
Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Burn worth £200 more than the Kanarli?
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Re: Is Burn worth £200 more than the Kanarli?

I love the Karnali! I went from a MKII Burn to the Karnali when I wanted something slightly more forgiving for pushing things thought about the usual suspects mamba etc etc - but for my money the connect 30 version for (at the time) £500 squid was a bargain. Very under-rated boat. But yes, its perso...
by bigdave17
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Immersion Research Spray Decks
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Immersion Research Spray Decks

Yep - marks good for checking sizes. Theres also a cockpit sizing link from the IR website whcih listss most of the commonboats and their cockpit size.
by bigdave17
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Crawick Trees (Oct 2013)
Replies: 1
Views: 2111

Re: Crawick Trees (Oct 2013)

We were there yesterday. sounds like about the same levels. Both of those trees still there, but no more have joined them. Managed to paddle over the first tree - we found a route hard left, went sweet. This isnt obvious from the river and would be VERY EASY TO GET WRONG. The second went fine as wel...
by bigdave17
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost paddles on perthshire blackwater 27/10
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Lost paddles on perthshire blackwater 27/10

Posting on behalf of colin coupar. Werner sherpa in black carbon with yellow flashing. Last seen in the triple drop gorge . Owners phone no is on them or contact colin c on here. It goes without saying that copious quantities of beer or intoxicant of choice will be provided to the finder.
by bigdave17
Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of?
Replies: 70
Views: 6690

Re: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of

Surely it doesnt matter what these techniques are called as long as everyone knows what you mean?
by bigdave17
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof rack straps
Replies: 28
Views: 2691

Re: Roof rack straps

I like the black 5m ones from hellfrauds.
by bigdave17
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Large Burn (2010 onwards) For Sale Edinburgh
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Large Burn (2010 onwards) For Sale Edinburgh

Boat now sold! Thanks for looking.
by bigdave17
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Have you got a screw loose....?
Replies: 16
Views: 2496

Re: Have you got a screw loose....?

......or indeed threadlock! Quite why its beyond the wit of most kayak companies to apply less than 1ps worth of threadlock per kayak when they're putting boats together has always stumped me.
by bigdave17
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Large Burn (2010 onwards) For Sale Edinburgh
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Large Burn (2010 onwards) For Sale Edinburgh

Large Burn for sale - its the new type (2010+) in what I think is the WHAM! colour scheme. Its in good nick with the usual white water bumps and scrapes. Selling due to new boat. Boat can be seen in Edinburgh/ Scot. Borders. £495 ONO. PM me if interested. I've tried to put piccies up but if it hasn'...
by bigdave17
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: River Ettrick upper section guide
Replies: 4
Views: 3082

Re: River Ettrick upper section guide

Mark was asking for someone to take charge of the Scottish guides recently. Good news that you've done a guide - its a class paddle!
by bigdave17
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Are the new Palm cags poor quality?
Replies: 39
Views: 6419

Re: Are the new Palm cags poor quality?

Palm quality seems to swing wildly. About 6 years ago the drysuits went through a dodgy period - friends with them were constantly going back to palm for repair. I got one of the dry tops from the range before the current one and its been bombproof.