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by lakesboy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Lower Clough
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: River Lower Clough

the very very large tree is still in the lesser rapids in the woods downstream of the main gorge section....and will not be moving for a long time.....but it does not cause any issues as there is a large flat section above it and it was sneakable in higher water on friday and saturday up against the...
by lakesboy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: upper duddon
Replies: 0
Views: 142

upper duddon

caught the upper duddon run off this morning at 90 on the gauge, there is a tree in wallowbarrow gorge, 'duckable' at the level this morning BUT defo no higher!!
by lakesboy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps levels
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: French Alps levels

you will have no worries, yes everything is high but all open! :)
by lakesboy
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Lower Clough
Replies: 1
Views: 178

River Lower Clough

there is a very very large tree blocking the entire width of the river below the gorge in the lesser rapids in the woods.....but it is nowhere near any major features or rapids and is easy to portage ... but a bit of a shame as its going to be there for sometime as its huge! easy to get out river ri...
by lakesboy
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 22638

Re: RIVER LEVEN

yes run that instead of anywhere else on that weir now and it goes totally fine and is by far the deepest channel with a good positive shoot with no stopper
by lakesboy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 22638

Re: RIVER LEVEN

I would like to know what tree hazard?? I have run this river weekly since july 3rd and the only hazards have been 2 trees that have been highlighted on here before by me and others, none are in the main flow at all for over a month now as they have all weakened and moved to the side of the river. I...
by lakesboy
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 22638

Re: RIVER LEVEN

paddled sunday afternoon 21st august at 132 on gauge, the 2 trees have moved and are not creating any major problems now as they have bent further down stream and both are passable centre of river and left now. there was another large tree section hanging off the top of the weir before backbarrow vi...
by lakesboy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wages for an instructor?
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Wages for an instructor?

only 3 ways of making any money in the outdoors 1)own your own outdoor 'company' - because you have good contacts or have found a niche 2)work for a LEA centre, group or charity run centre 3) go freelance (because you have loads of good contacts who will give you the work) anything else is always go...
by lakesboy
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 22638

Re: RIVER LEVEN

following on from gareths post above that tree has now weakened and has sagged somewhat leaving a gap down river left that can be taken, in higher flows i expect the tree will break off from the bank (roots still holding at mo) and head down stream possibly. also there is now another tree below the ...
by lakesboy
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm Drysuit Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Palm Drysuit Problem

i would just contact palm direct, looks like its a fabric problem
by lakesboy
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Hire in Briancon
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Boat Hire in Briancon

mmmm hiring boats is france is not easy really from what we have found...the only option we are aware of is the canoe shop at st crepin at the get in for the sunshine run on the durance. it is very expensive though as its only a seasonal shop. you could buy a boat and sell it back to them? or demo b...
by lakesboy
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Greta
Replies: 21
Views: 8507

Re: River Greta

simple really on the 25th Jan WE found the gauge saying medium on rainchasers BUT when we arrived at put in it was below white line indicating that the gauge was not showing the actual river level, and it was a scrape .....SO if it continued like that it would make a proper trip 5 cms above the whit...
by lakesboy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Greta
Replies: 21
Views: 8507

Re: River Greta

paddled saturday with group and the gauge is definately not working properly, it said 1.25 medium on rainchasers BUT upon arriving at get in the water was below the white marker on the bridge and the trip was scrape at best. with the new changes water needs to be at least 5cm above the white line to...
by lakesboy
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED - Zet Director
Replies: 2
Views: 411

WANTED - Zet Director

looking for a Zet Director before winter is over so any about let me know......via here or pm.

thanks,
by lakesboy
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Sedbergh Area Access/Egress Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2248

Re: Sedbergh Area Access/Egress Problems

am a afraid to say that the travellers have decided to ignore all signs and blocked laybys and have camped along the access/egress points of the rawthey just outside sedbergh both at straight bridge and the bridge used as get on for the lower. makes parking and shuttling more colourful, also a lot o...
by lakesboy
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE- PYRANHA MOLAN LARGE PLAY BOAT
Replies: 0
Views: 257

FOR SALE- PYRANHA MOLAN LARGE PLAY BOAT

FOR SALE - Pyranha Molan Large Playboat - Good Condition, Hardly Used, Looking for £350 ono, based Lakes, can post at cost or meet up.
email me for Pics- wadsworthmark@live.co.uk
by lakesboy
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER RAWTHEY
Replies: 28
Views: 8754

Re: RIVER RAWTHEY

its definately not the best grade 4 trip in the north, its more grade 3 with short sections of harder rapids upto grade 4, also there are long sections of flat in between. still a good run but needs good water on the rawthey bridge to sedbergh section to make it a good trip. its a good warm up for h...
by lakesboy
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Kent - Rock throwing natives
Replies: 147
Views: 12628

Re: River Kent - Rock throwing natives

errrr its the fishing season!! best to stay away from the kent this time of the year, there are plenty of other rivers locally that do not attract the same silly fisherman problems during the summer months. the lower kent will always be a problem as its a major local fishing area, and especially bel...
by lakesboy
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Lower Clough - Tree Hazard Found
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

River Lower Clough - Tree Hazard Found

did a cheeky solo late run of the clough yesterday evening in good late run off conditions, tree found on river left on the third drop after the get on at bellow end roadbridge, usually the river left is the best route over the last drop of the three, you now need to take the river right route which...
by lakesboy
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Mk 2 Burn For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Mk 2 Burn For Sale

boat sold
by lakesboy
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Mk 2 Burn For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Mk 2 Burn For Sale

FOR SALE - MK 2 Burn Good overall condition, although seat is split. paddles totally fine and has been used on many rivers with no problems. Due to possible seat replacement or repair issues - £250 or sensible offers considered. Based south lakes, can courier, buyer pays or meet within 100 mile radi...
by lakesboy
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 6Ft 4 and looking a good drysuit
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: 6Ft 4 and looking a good drysuit

if you want info on dam drysuits i can send you the spec sheets and prices etc....
by lakesboy
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UK Summer White Water
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: UK Summer White Water

...nothing runs in lakes at that grade in the summer months unless we get rain, even then after 24 hours it will run off and go. the Leven will only come up with substantial rainfall filling windermere and then 'draining' into the Leven, so really its not a great summer option either. Also its the f...
by lakesboy
Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: tree on lune - feature above lincolns inn bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: tree on lune - feature above lincolns inn bridge

having paddled the lune again over the weekend this time not in the dark, the tree i mentioned is still there.... you can shoot it just right of the vertical branch sticking clear of the water on river centre right, there is definately debris and something underneath, and this is BEFORE the 'main dr...
by lakesboy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: tree on lune - feature above lincolns inn bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: tree on lune - feature above lincolns inn bridge

the one you are referring to is not the hazard at all, there is currently a vertical branch over a metre high sticking out of the water centre right and tree debris, or other branches across as well on the right i rode over. the tree you are looking at in those pictures is never a hazard unless dog ...
by lakesboy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: tree on lune - feature above lincolns inn bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

tree on lune - feature above lincolns inn bridge

after a quick solo night paddle there is definately something in the feature just above lincolns inn bridge (the main m6 junction to sedbergh road bridge in new money) there is a tree branch sticking vertically from the water in the centre, you can shoot right across whatever else from the tree is s...
by lakesboy
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to stow a throw line?
Replies: 15
Views: 2972

Re: Where to stow a throw line?

have a longer line in the holder between my legs in the boat (20 metres) and also carry a waist mounted weasel (18 metres) on me, have never found it a hazard and have the best of both worlds then. i sometimes only use the waist version and leave the other one out completely, i also carry knife, saw...
by lakesboy
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: river rawthey - tree hazards
Replies: 1
Views: 1527

river rawthey - tree hazards

sat paddled rawthey and there are 3 tree hazards in the trip we found, one after loup falls blocking the entire river, we portaged river right up the muddy bank one in the rawthey gorge blocking a river right main route around a boulder, the left route was open but would not be in lower conditions a...
by lakesboy
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: found helmet at river leven get out cumbria
Replies: 1
Views: 485

found helmet at river leven get out cumbria

upon finishing today on the leven, got out at haverthwaite and when walking up the current closed road/bridge section found a kayak helmet and skull cap on the grass verge.

please describe the items to me and i will send back! :)
by lakesboy
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why do people still paddle a topo?
Replies: 64
Views: 3239

Re: Why do people still paddle a topo?

another way to put it is in twenty years time will we all be saying that the stomper, recon, everest, raptor etc etc are old designs and why would you want to paddle them now with all the latest designs out!!!

the topo was good for its day, lets leave it at that! :)