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by HarryWats0n
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof racks - do these products exist?
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Roof racks - do these products exist?

Product #1 -

Folding upright bars that are max 2 inches thick/ wide

Product #2 -

Extendable roof bars. Something which has a tool-less lever that allows you to extend the width of the bars beyond the car to get that extra boat on - but you can retract them when done.

Thanks!
by HarryWats0n
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whitewater raft WANTED!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Whitewater raft WANTED!!

What size raft are you looking for? What is your budget? Will you be running a paddle raft or be using a rowing frame? Do you want to keep the boat and bring it back to the UK? As has been suggested your best option is to rent something locally - that is if you can find somewhere. Lomo is an option ...
by HarryWats0n
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drilling holes in minicell foam
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Drilling holes in minicell foam

A 4inch forstner drill bit, with an extension bar on it?
by HarryWats0n
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: any lifeguards for hire?
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: any lifeguards for hire?

Is there an option to hire lifeguards who already work at the pool? I might suggest making up a poster and dropping it to the local recreation centers asking if they can put up in their staff rooms. Lifeguards are often employed on 0 hour contracts and always keen for a little extra work. Good luck ...
by HarryWats0n
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Kayakers needed!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

Re: Kayakers needed!!

Where? And what time will this be?
by HarryWats0n
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Hyundai I10 Roof bars
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Wanted - Hyundai I10 Roof bars

Hi there - I am after roof bars for this vehicle.

Please let me know if you have any - I can collect or arrange a courier for them.


Many thanks - Harry
by HarryWats0n
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: East Lyn thanks...
Replies: 26
Views: 2407

Re: East Lyn thanks...


Probably not the footage you're looking for, but this was on Saturday as well. There is a log in the top drop which pushes more current to the left. The boils below can certainly catch you out!
by HarryWats0n
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "best" 18 to 20m throwbag out there?
Replies: 30
Views: 3065

Re: "best" 18 to 20m throwbag out there?

The Palm Alpine has been the bag of choice for me for a while now. It's comfy to hold, easy to pack and on target when you need it most! Don't just take my word for it..



by HarryWats0n
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Knife Rope or Nothing
Replies: 42
Views: 3446

Re: Knife Rope or Nothing

I had a search for 'knife' in the fairly comprehensive American Whitewater database (Summary box of accident section). https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Search/view/ A very rough look at the data reveals... 1 clear incident where a knife was used to cut a spraydeck and free the person. Prob...
by HarryWats0n
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Things I see on the river during my travels.
Replies: 26
Views: 2460

Re: Things I see on the river during my travels.

I saw the Americans use the same technique below Husum Falls. Paddler > Cowtail > Throwbag > Belayer. It seems to make sense for grabby holes which might hold a swimmer. Particularly those that are potentially hard to throw a rope too, but a paddler can paddle back up into. You buddy swims in a hole...
by HarryWats0n
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Small Jackson 2010 Star FOR SALE
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Small Jackson 2010 Star FOR SALE

http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228373_10150184011891376_4528472_n.jpg Come with Happy Feet and Seat. It's used but not abused, it's scratched, but only has surface scratching. £450 // Postage available for £35 // Collection from BR6 (Orpington,Kent) welcome or I will be at the Dee Ri...
by HarryWats0n
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whitewater Turkey
Replies: 11
Views: 2402

Re: Whitewater Turkey

I did the Beautiful grade 3 Dalaman river, rafting in Turkey but it's only a day trip. Could be worth checking it out if you are there. The local guides would be desperate to buy any of your old kit you bring with you. Possibly speak to Dave Manby or Chris Eastabrook as they have both participated i...
by HarryWats0n
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Throwlines
Replies: 26
Views: 1319

Re: Throwlines

I agree with everything that has been said here. Get a 20m bag and get one with a decent sized rope. Then, learn to throw it. When I got my first throwline I would spend hours throwing it round the garden or on the river bank whilst people are running shuttle. I have been using the Palm Alpine for t...
by HarryWats0n
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PINNED
Replies: 17
Views: 2294

Re: PINNED

Was that all the same day/group or were you throwing empty boats in to practice rescues? Nope, these were real scenarios. Despite the strength of a modern WW boat, I wouldnt intentionally pin my kayak in that spot! When we arrived to the raipd the first boat was already pinned across the drop. The ...
by HarryWats0n
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PINNED
Replies: 17
Views: 2294

Re: PINNED

by HarryWats0n
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Strongest Airbags
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Strongest Airbags

We are using Palm Infinity airbags as a club. Just cable tie them in so they don't get borrowed by anyone!
by HarryWats0n
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost - Palm Throwbag East Lyn
Replies: 0
Views: 359

Lost - Palm Throwbag East Lyn

Hi Guys, I managed to loose my 15m Palm Bag on the Lyn. £10 to the charity of your choice and big karma if you find it!

Many thanks,
by HarryWats0n
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129336

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Fairy Glen?
by HarryWats0n
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GoPro tethers?
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: GoPro tethers?

The very best thing I have found is a Nintendo wii remote strap. It is of a decent strength that it won't break. It is also thin enough to go through the metal hinge on the bottom.
by HarryWats0n
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with The South East?
Replies: 21
Views: 1175

Re: What's wrong with The South East?

Of course there's always Lewisham's stunning Ravensbourne. Start at Ladywell park (in monsoon+ conditions) and get carried over, under and round the shopping trolleys before negotiating a surprisingly fun (IIRC) rapid under Lewisham station (complete with a surprisingly large dirty-grey hole where ...
by HarryWats0n
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: inflable roof bars
Replies: 21
Views: 974

Re: inflable roof bars

For £26 I picked up some second hand Thule bars from eBay, they're decent. Keep looking around and you will find something cheap enough.
by HarryWats0n
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where can i get pink blades?
Replies: 21
Views: 1439

Re: Where can I get pink blades?

Werner Twists.
by HarryWats0n
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ICE ICE Baby - would this save your life?
Replies: 25
Views: 1926

Re: ICE ICE Baby - would this save your life?

by DaveBland » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:26 pm Most folks paddle with a reasonably tight group of buds most the time. Maybe them knowing your partner/parents/whoever's phone number and if you have any unusual allergies etc is enough for most folks. I know that's what 'our group' does. Blood group is a goo...
by HarryWats0n
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hand Paddles
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: Hand Paddles

by tobym » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:18 am D'you think webbed gloves would be useful for learning to hand roll, though? I have no idea to be honest, but I have successfully coached many people to hand roll at a pool using a kickboard, you can also use two different sized ones to make it harder/ easier fo...