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by carpyken
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Nordy RM Skeg
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Valley Nordy RM Skeg

Looking for a Valley Nordcapp skeg (just the skeg blade) if anyone has one knocking about? Cheers..
by carpyken
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: So.. The Yorkshire Derwent..
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: So.. The Yorkshire Derwent..

Thank you all, can anyone else add to this, we are thinking of bringing a group down from Malton to Stamford Bridge in the next couple of weeks. Is the tree still over the river above Howsham?

Again many thanks
by carpyken
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: DERWENT (Malton to Stamford Bridge)
Replies: 5
Views: 4732

Re: DERWENT (Malton to Stamford Bridge)

Any up to date information of this stretch please?
by carpyken
Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fastfinds & VHF in Hand Luggage
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Fastfinds & VHF in Hand Luggage

Thats good advice,yes I'll remove the antenna, cheers Graham
by carpyken
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fastfinds & VHF in Hand Luggage
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Fastfinds & VHF in Hand Luggage

cheers Fozzy, good to know.
by carpyken
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fastfinds & VHF in Hand Luggage
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Fastfinds & VHF in Hand Luggage

Does anyone know of any issues with taking a portable VHF or a Fastfind onto a plane as hand luggage within the EU?

Cheers

Ken
by carpyken
Sun May 15, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: So.. The Yorkshire Derwent..
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

So.. The Yorkshire Derwent..

I know this has been done before but who has first hand experience of running this river? What really are the access agreements, easy put ins and take outs? I understand there are issues / legal problems above Stamford Bridge but what about the lower river? It would be really good to start getting s...
by carpyken
Fri May 13, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solar Panel for Exped
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Solar Panel for Exped

Hi Geoff, apologies I missed your question, we do a few simple expeds most years, this next one in a week or so is hopefully going to be up in the very north west, Handa, Cape Wrath etc :-) Just looking at the Choetech gear now, very nice ..
by carpyken
Fri May 13, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solar Panel for Exped
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Solar Panel for Exped

Ha ha, excellent Jim, thank you :-)
by carpyken
Fri May 13, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solar Panel for Exped
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Solar Panel for Exped

Cheers guys, I'll look into all of these.
by carpyken
Wed May 11, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solar Panel for Exped
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Solar Panel for Exped

Can anyone recommend me a solar panel for a boat based expedition?

Cheers Ken
by carpyken
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please
Replies: 60
Views: 5157

Re: Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please

But British Canoeing - Richard Atkinson - are still pushing ahead with this Trail. The tactic seems to be contacting individuals via phone.... So from an office in Nottingham (yes landlocked Nottingham) individuals are making decisions on how and where we, as Yorkshire Coast paddlers, should plan ou...
by carpyken
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Canoe Boys - on BBC TV 17th April 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2909

Re: The Canoe Boys - on BBC TV 17th April 2016

Thanks Nick :-)
by carpyken
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Canoe Boys - on BBC TV 17th April 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2909

Re: The Canoe Boys - on BBC TV 17th April 2016

I'm probably being thick but I'm struggling to find this on BBC Iplayer?
by carpyken
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: So For Something Completely Different - Sea Kayak Venice
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: So For Something Completely Different - Sea Kayak Venice

Ha ha Robert, yes I think you are quite right, we stuck out like sore thumbs :-)
by carpyken
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: So For Something Completely Different - Sea Kayak Venice
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: So For Something Completely Different - Sea Kayak Venice

Wrong place for it I know but we even got to SUP

by carpyken
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: So For Something Completely Different - Sea Kayak Venice
Replies: 4
Views: 791

So For Something Completely Different - Sea Kayak Venice

So all this access rubbish is wearing me down. In April we Visited Venice, we had never been before and it was on the bucket list, a lovely break but four days was enough. Anyway we got to have a little paddle trip, make a good trail this one...

by carpyken
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please
Replies: 60
Views: 5157

Re: Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please

So last Sunday a few friends of mine went paddling under Bempton cliffs. It was quite lumpy so they stayed quite a way off. One of the paddlers wifes walked the cliff tops to take photos as she's not a paddler herself. At the RSPB reserve a female warden was telling paying customers how the three ka...
by carpyken
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please
Replies: 60
Views: 5157

Re: Proposed Canoe Trial - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please

Ken - presumably this is the same RIchard Atkinson you met to discuss the restrictions Yorkshire WIldlife Trust placed on sea kayaks at Spurn Point, just down the coast? (http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88581). Did anything ever come of that? I think this is relevant becaus...
by carpyken
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please
Replies: 60
Views: 5157

Re: Proposed Canoe Trial - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please

Mark has nailed this. It doesn't bring in money, but the waterways advisers time really needs to be focused solely on the abysmal situation re access to inland waterways. Regarding disturbance of wildlife, a best practice guide re interacting with wildlife, and a website of key sensitive times is a...
by carpyken
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please
Replies: 60
Views: 5157

Re: Proposed Canoe Trial - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please

Thank You Chris, these are some of the most sensible words I have actually heard regarding this whole fiasco so far. I have in my possession one of the original draughts regarding this Trail and handed out by Heather Davison (Flamborough Head SAC) at the first meeting. Sadly it is full of 'don'ts', ...
by carpyken
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please
Replies: 60
Views: 5157

Re: Proposed Canoe Trial - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please

Do please email Richard Atkinson to express your views and concerns, the more feedback he receives from paddlers the better!!

richard.atkinson@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Regards Ken
by carpyken
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please
Replies: 60
Views: 5157

Re: Proposed Canoe Trial - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please

Many thanks for your thoughts and views guys, I hope you don't mind me quoting them at the next meeting. I would still love to hear from more paddlers, especially those local to the area. I have my own opinion but to keep the discussion un-biased I will refrain from commenting. John (PSK) I have con...
by carpyken
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please
Replies: 60
Views: 5157

Proposed Canoe Trail - Flamborough Head, Yorkshire - Your Thoughts Please

Hi all, for my sins I volunteered as the Yorkshire regional Coastal Advisor for British Canoeing. I have recently been invited to a meeting by Richard Atkinson who is the British Canoeing Waterways and Environmental Manager. The meeting is for the proposal of a National Canoe Trial between Flamborou...
by carpyken
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Romany Surf
Replies: 0
Views: 318

Wanted: Romany Surf

Anything considered, many thanks
by carpyken
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking in Brittany
Replies: 14
Views: 1798

Re: Sea Kayaking in Brittany

If that's the case Kevin, I would highly recommend this boat, for its length it is quite low volume, and my 10 year old took to it like a duck to water. :-)
by carpyken
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking in Brittany
Replies: 14
Views: 1798

Re: Sea Kayaking in Brittany

Hi Kevin, it's an RTM Disco, It suits him well for the time being, he paddles a short ww boat normally. Are there any junior sea kayaks our there, I don't know?

Regards Ken
by carpyken
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking in Brittany
Replies: 14
Views: 1798

Re: Sea Kayaking in Brittany

Glad you enjoyed, thanks for the kind words all.

Ken
by carpyken
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking in Brittany
Replies: 14
Views: 1798

Re: Sea Kayaking in Brittany

Thank you Richard, its really nice when you get positive feedback, we love the place and will be going back :-)