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by johnwoods
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Mega Edge Carbolite Pro spec
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: Mega Edge Carbolite Pro spec

Now sold.
by johnwoods
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Any interesting surf kayaks for sale in the Cornwall/Devon area?
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Any interesting surf kayaks for sale in the Cornwall/Devon area?

My Edge is for sale viewtopic.php?f=39&t=127402. Not in Cornwall but might be able to get there if you are serious, alternatively you'll probably drive past on your way home.
John
by johnwoods
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Mega Edge Carbolite Pro spec
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Mega Edge Carbolite Pro spec

Mega Edge Carbolite Pro spec weighing just 8kg. You can have this rarely used boat for only £900 (would cost over £1,600 new). It’s very quick and turns oh so fast and tight. I love its performance. The only downside is that with 33” legs and size 14 feet I really struggle to stay in it for long en...
by johnwoods
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How stretchy are latex socks on drysuit ?
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: How stretchy are latex socks on drysuit ?

Thanks very much everyone. I must say, the idea of getting them replaced with larger ones is such a simple idea I wish I'd thought of it :)
John
by johnwoods
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How stretchy are latex socks on drysuit ?
Replies: 7
Views: 983

How stretchy are latex socks on drysuit ?

Hi I'm looking at finally investing in a drysuit. Trouble is I have big feet. There are few Yak Titans around at a good price at the moment and I'm an XL but the foot size for the XL is 10-12, XXL is 12-13 but way too big waist & chest. Any thoughts on whether the XL latex sock would comfortably str...
by johnwoods
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Keys!!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

I also have a proximity key (Renault) which is great but as you say can be a problem if the key is inside the car. Solution - just take the battery out of the key and then leave it and the key in the car. Works for me but it is easily accessible on the Renault key.
by johnwoods
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Residential surf kayak courses?
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Give Skern a ring. Ask for John Watson, he's very helpful.

John
by johnwoods
Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Residential surf kayak courses?
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Skern Lodge, already mentioned, is worth a try. They have coaches & residential facilities, whether they run residential coached weeks is another matter but I guess they'll do whatever you want to pay for. I've not used them yet though did have a half day booked that we cancelled due to lack of surf...
by johnwoods
Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: river runner/creek boat....advice needed?!!
Replies: 7
Views: 711

I've got a LL Remix 79 and am not really that experienced but I think it handles white water very well, definitely very comfortable, easy to paddle in a straight line and a fast hull. Also surfs river waves well (I struggled with it in the sea so also have a surf boat now). I find it very easy to ro...
by johnwoods
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on Novice rivers near Brecon
Replies: 7
Views: 760

http://www.yatrapids.co.uk/index.html says the work on the Yat will start in September. I emailed them earlier in the week to try and find out how accurate this is and when in September but not had a reply yet.
by johnwoods
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddles found on M5
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Paddles found on M5

Amazingly, still in usable condition though slight bend in shaft on one. Anyone lost some. Send me the details of the paddles & where lost and I'll arrange to reunite you. I'm away 21st to 29th June so if you contact me then please be patient for the reply.
by johnwoods
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I'm 6ft 5in,Advice on a suitable River Runner?
Replies: 23
Views: 2326

My vote goes to the LiquidLogic Remix 79. My 6'4" and size 13's fits fine and it performs great. I found it more comfortable than the large Burn which also performs very well.
by johnwoods
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on Demoing
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

If you're looking for a boat for winter use it may be wise to wear what you would in the winter, just to check for fit - it's easier to add padding than to cut down the originally fitted pads. I bought my last boat in the winter and I was a good fit, now I'm paddling in just board shorts I've had to...
by johnwoods
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bad press
Replies: 14
Views: 2142

Two interesting points come to mind here. Firstly if Bob Nudd's main interest is slow moving rivers and they are 'used to' us, why is he making a fuss? Good question, just anglers sticking together I guess. There is now an organisation Angling Unity bringing together 6 angling associations includin...
by johnwoods
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bad press
Replies: 14
Views: 2142

As this subject keeps cropping up, I'll again state my view which I consider to be the "bleedin' obvious". Unless I'm mistaken Bob Nudd is primarily a coarse fisherman and therefore his main interest is in slow flowing or still water. Many of these have navigation rights and fishermen are used to en...
by johnwoods
Thu May 29, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anti Malarials
Replies: 67
Views: 5930

Another thing against Doxy, as stated by my practice nurse though not actually on sheets of side effects, is that the increased light sensitivity can also damage your eyes. Especially if you are in a situation where there is added glare like on the water. She advised me against it for Africa (Zambia...
by johnwoods
Thu May 22, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Olympus MJU 850sw
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

I have the 790sw the first few times I used it the battery didnt appear to last so well but as it was cycled a few times the capacity appeared to improve significantly. I hope that's the case with mine. On the river was the first cycle, Scotland was the second. I've just bought 2 more batteries tho...
by johnwoods
Wed May 21, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Olympus MJU 850sw
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

I've got the 790 and that battery doesn't last very long. I'm afraid I can't tell you how many shots as I've deleted a lot of them now. But, a mix of photos (probably about 30) & videos (about 10 mins) on the river and the indicator went red after about 2 hrs, still got a lot more photos & videos ou...
by johnwoods
Mon May 19, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone got a Megatron or Scarab I can try for size ?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Anyone got a Megatron or Scarab I can try for size ?

I'm based in North Somerset and am trying to find some kind soul with a Megatron or Scarab within a sensible distance that will let me sit in it and try it for size. Would be excellent to try it on the water but at this stage I would be happy just sitting in it on dry land. I've paddled a Large Impu...
by johnwoods
Mon May 12, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surf boats for big blokes
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Surf boats for big blokes

Last year I had a Pyranha G3 which surfed ok but I've upgraded that to a Remix 79 which is great on rivers. I took it surfing for the first time yesterday - great paddling out in the surf but I found it extremely difficult to control when surfing in. Time to get a second boat. I'm 6'4", 15st with si...
by johnwoods
Tue May 06, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof Racks and Creek/Big Kayaks
Replies: 20
Views: 2244

So I'm not the only one. I now have a Remix, great boat on the water but a pain to put on the roofrack. I have a Renault Scenic with fixed position roof bars. By myself the boat goes inside but with a passenger I have to try and get it on the roof. I like to have it upside down with the stern to the...
by johnwoods
Sun May 04, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Arthroscopy
Replies: 16
Views: 1917

As has been said it depends on what you've had done, how you react to it and how you treat it. I had a bit shaved off the cartilage at 9am and walked out of the hospital about 3pm. Felt good the next day and possibly stupidly walked about a mile on it. Had to give up and limp home. The following day...
by johnwoods
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Recreation Strategy for SW England (Brighton Uni)
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Not had time to read it yet but after printing it off I did look at the maps and noticed something odd. Map 2 - Accessibility to rivers for game fishing pay to access. This doesn't show the River Tone (near Taunton) or all of the Rivers Axe and Yarty (Axminster). I fish all these and pay for the pri...
by johnwoods
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance - Sorry but I'm confused!
Replies: 4
Views: 697

The BCU are now offering cheap boat insurance when you renew your membership. I can't remember the full details but think it was £27 for a boat up to £750 value. Very annoyingly they won't let you take it up part way through your membership year, as I am.
by johnwoods
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterproof camera cases....
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Well mine is the c-180 although from a quick google they do look similar. I'm afraid it isn't going to fit. I've got the PT-16 case which fits Mju 300, 400, 410, Stylus 300, 400, 410. All the buttons on the camera are replicated in the casing so looking similar isn't good enough they have to be exa...
by johnwoods
Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterproof camera cases....
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Hi Ruari

What model is it? I've got an Olympus case for a mju410 that I don't need any more so would sell fairly cheaply. Takes good underwater photos provided the subject is fairly close. Used it kayaking to keep camera dry, worked great but a bit bulky.

John
by johnwoods
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anti Malarials
Replies: 67
Views: 5930

Good thread. I'm just trying to decide what to take for a trip to Africa later this year. It will be different for what was required for India in January. It's already been said, but it really does depend where you are going. Different areas have different strains of malaria, even within a country s...
by johnwoods
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Liquid Logic : Lil' Joe - Paddlers View
Replies: 19
Views: 2123

I've not paddled the Lil Joe/Hoss but I have just bought myself a Remix. As I understand it this is a development of the Lil Joe/Hoss. I loved it first time out, once I'd got used to the slightly rollier shape. The lack of slab sides and hard rails reduce the primary stability but the secondary is g...
by johnwoods
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Team India still alive and well
Replies: 94
Views: 30107

Mark R wrote:I should warn folk who are already zoned out by this stuff that I have at least a years' supply left ...
Far from it. Keep them coming. I'm seriously jealous and suitably inspired. Hopefully get there next year.
by johnwoods
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Team India still alive and well
Replies: 94
Views: 30107

Mark R wrote:I should warn folk who are already zoned out by this stuff that I have at least a years' supply left ...
Far from it. Keep them coming. I'm seriously jealous and suitably inspired. Hopefully get there next year.