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by Rogga
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xceed - anyone know anything about it?
Replies: 16
Views: 3124

Re: Tiderace Xceed - anyone know anything about it?

NELO produced boats will be available next year ... dates to be announced in due course :)
by Rogga
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Uprights for Rhino Roof bars
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Uprights for Rhino Roof bars

I have Rhino aero bars on my van – and the ladder roller is brilliant for loading sea kayaks on my own. The uprights help stop the boat sliding off the side so are pretty useful! I bought Karitek uprights from Reed: http://www.chillcheater.com/kayaks-and-paddles/kayak-uprights-for-x-bars . The uprig...
by Rogga
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Good boat for surfing and short coastal days?
Replies: 30
Views: 7963

Re: Good boat for surfing and short coastal days?

The Tiderace Vortex would fit the bill perfectly. A great fun boat to paddle - you should take one for a test drive!

https://kayakbute.wordpress.com/2013/04 ... -reviewed/
by Rogga
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace XPLORE M V P&H Cetus MV
Replies: 6
Views: 2290

Re: Tiderace XPLORE M V P&H Cetus MV

I can't comment on the Cetus but the technical specs for the Xplore regarding construction, speed, storage etc can be found on the Tiderace website http://www.tideraceseakayaks.co.uk/kayak-models/xplore/. But you probably already know that! Having paddled the Xplore I can certainly vouch for it.
by Rogga
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dart Estuary launch spot and parking
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Re: Dart Estuary launch spot and parking

Warfleet Creek is usually the best place to launch, on the castle side of Dartmouth. You can drop boats on the slipway but please don't obstruct the lane down to the slipway. Park for free on the road towards the castle. There's a footpath that cuts the corner back to the slipway/beach. Not too mudd...
by Rogga
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kokatat gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: Kokatat gear

AS Watersports in Exeter have a good range.
by Rogga
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Keeping gel coat looking fresh
Replies: 11
Views: 2152

Re: Keeping gel coat looking fresh

Great choice of boat!

Have you had a look at what Tiderace themselves recommend?

http://www.tideraceseakayaks.co.uk/abou ... -my-kayak/

Happy paddling!
by Rogga
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Parental advisory
Replies: 1
Views: 1074

Parental advisory

The latest Kayak from Japan. Warning - contains explicit imagery!

http://kotaku.com/yes-the-vagina-boat-f ... 5320553206
by Rogga
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Late Christmas Present?
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Late Christmas Present?

Should be in the stocking of every sea kayaker. Make sure you read the reviews....

http://www.amazon.com/Avoid-Huge-Ships- ... =ohmy0c-20
by Rogga
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart Access
Replies: 63
Views: 8858

Re: Dart Access

RDCP get-in/out: My understanding is that some people at the weekend removed the chain and drove to the waters edge underneath the high ropes course, thereby understandably upsetting the owner. This is an absolute no-no. Regarding the small layby (2 vehicles) on the road immediately next to the brid...
by Rogga
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart Access
Replies: 63
Views: 8858

Re: Dart Access

There is a sign by the small layby next to the ropes course saying something like "canoe loading and unloading only" so they are happy for the usual access egress to be used, but only room for a couple of cars at one time. Although not ideal, its also not too difficult to carry boats up to the car p...
by Rogga
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Finnish Kayaker saves owl
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

Re: Finnish Kayaker saves owl

Here's the Bing translation of the Owl article for your elucidation, education and entertainment: OWL Kylmettynyt distress crawled into the arms of the development of the Lake paddlers to warm themselves. Tuusulalainen P T was last Sunday, when he saw the development of the Lake canoeing in the mist...
by Rogga
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Dart - Buckfastleigh Steam Railway Car Park
Replies: 1
Views: 2089

River Dart - Buckfastleigh Steam Railway Car Park

The Steam Railway Company has withdrawn parking and access/egress from their property at Buckfastleigh Station (and Butterfly Farm). This has been a useful parking and egress point for the section from RDCP. The remaining get out is immediately downstream from the road bridge alongside the Moghul's ...
by Rogga
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with the SW?
Replies: 144
Views: 16369

Re: What's wrong with the SW?

RDCP to Buckfastleigh: Check the closing time posted on the entrance for the Steam Railway car park to make sure you don't get locked in. The car park isn't open every day during the week and is locked for security reasons when the railway isn't running and the Otter Sanctuary is closed . Alternativ...
by Rogga
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Important: Lower Tryweryn take out
Replies: 87
Views: 5960

Re: Important: Lower Tryweryn take out

What happens if the status quo continues? Public parking on these streets is not an absolute right - it can be withdrawn by the county council. In my town the county council introduced residents parking permits where there was similar conflict (for shoppers/tourists rather than kayakers). These cost...
by Rogga
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart, Staverton Access: call for evidence 20 years plus
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Dart, Staverton Access: call for evidence 20 years plus

Thanks Pete - PM sent.

Note that pics are useful, but not essential if you can vouch for access/egress at Staverton Mill prior to 1991.
by Rogga
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart, Staverton Access: call for evidence 20 years plus
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Dart, Staverton Access: call for evidence 20 years plus

Adrian, your point is correct but we have plenty of people locally who can show they have used the path in more recent years. Without some substantial evidence showing usage of over 20 years Devon CC will not recognise it as a public right of way. That's what the post was aimed at, sorry if it wasn'...
by Rogga
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart, Staverton Access: call for evidence 20 years plus
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Dart, Staverton Access: call for evidence 20 years plus

Totnes Canoe Club are in discussion with Devon CC to try and get the traditional access point immediately downstream of the Mill recognised as a public right of way. If you have used this access/egress for more than twenty years please get in touch. We have a form that you should fill in to help est...
by Rogga
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Tavy clean-up
Replies: 37
Views: 2845

Re: River Tavy clean-up

Edit: I posted this without noticing Simon had already done so. Oops. Great minds & all that...

>>
The article (and the excellent comments) has moved:

http://www.thisisdevon.co.uk/Angler-acc ... story.html
by Rogga
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Buckfastleigh to Totnes Raft Race, Sun 21st Oct
Replies: 0
Views: 2052

Buckfastleigh to Totnes Raft Race, Sun 21st Oct

Its the Buckfastleigh to Totnes Raft Race this Sunday 21st October. Totnes Canoe Club are providing marshals and will be marking various hazards with hi-viz tape on Saturday afternoon. The tapes will be removed as the last raft passes through. So a request - please don't remove any such markers if y...
by Rogga
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Totnes Weir - Revised plans for hydro
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Totnes Weir - Revised plans for hydro

A revised planning application has been placed for twin archimedes screws and a metal larinier fish pass on the weir, this time on river left. Sketchy details and a link for comments: http://www.southhams.gov.uk/spec_planning_apps_detail-m3.htm?SHORTID=1282/12/F I believe it will provide a better sh...
by Rogga
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plymouth rescue
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Plymouth rescue

See: http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/saved ... story.html

and see the comment underneath the article complaining about inaccurate reporting.
by Rogga
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Dart - Buckfastleigh to Staverton
Replies: 30
Views: 13547

Re: RIVER DART (Buckfastleigh to Staverton)

On a completely unrelated note, over the bridge and up the hill is a lovely little garden centre who do classy coffee and decent food. Worth a stop before your journey home? They have a little terrace overlooking the river just upstream of the bridge - perfect for shuttle bunnies to watch the river....
by Rogga
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dart Staverton Access hassles
Replies: 28
Views: 4208

Re: River Dart Staverton Access hassles

It is a communal area for all (eight?) flats in the old mill, but that's not the issue.

If a right of access based on historical useage can be established then the powers that be would be expected to ensure it is useable as a public right of way, albeit one of about 10 yards.
by Rogga
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dart Staverton Access hassles
Replies: 28
Views: 4208

Re: River Dart Staverton Access hassles

The argument is that the small beach in front of the mill has been used to egress the few yards to the road for many many years creating an established use. It is not a public footpath (as recorded by Devon County County Council), but the established use means it should be (from a kayakers point of ...
by Rogga
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Devon & Cornwall Police - Non-emergency number
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Devon & Cornwall Police - Non-emergency number

Devon & Cornwall Police have changed their non-emergency number to 101 (was previously 08452 777444).

One to remember for lost boats on Dartmoor & in the South West.