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by Seedy Paddler
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Duncan Winning - RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Duncan Winning - RIP

Duncan was a genuine gent and a very supportive mentor and guide in my tenure of SCA President. Not only a sea paddler it should be remembered that Duncan offered and undertook the SCA role during the initial concordat for access to Loch Lomond discussion and proposals that subsequently provided the...
by Seedy Paddler
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Gerry Moffatt Presents "The Tenth Step"
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Gerry Moffatt Presents "The Tenth Step"

the man must be barely alive - 15 in the 1080s ;-)
by Seedy Paddler
Fri May 05, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Flat water slalom, longer boats better?
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Flat water slalom, longer boats better?

Nope the shorter new boats are faster, the old boat basically had length to meet regulations, they didn't conform to Naval Architecture to provide additional speed for the width/length ratio.
by Seedy Paddler
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Much needed Advice from BC
Replies: 20
Views: 1247

Re: Much needed Advice from BC

Yes share the lower Dee with Rowers, generally winter training and next to harbour board water so we have the additional discipline of wearing lights... Doesn't help in seeing rowing blades in the dark though so keep a good separation.
by Seedy Paddler
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SCA Touring Survey
Replies: 39
Views: 5031

Re: SCA Touring Survey

So the survey report is to appear in Paddler and the following update http://canoescotland.org/news/new-2016- ... eing-tours

£5 for members/£10 for non-members for effectively a voluntary peer lead trip. I am sure there will be those that take them up on it.

CD
by Seedy Paddler
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sneaky BCU Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1904

Re: Sneaky BCU Changes

Calling Notice and papers are available - https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/about/governance/AGM-2016/ There is no right of veto rather a name change to remove Union and replace with Company - lets face it we were never a Union and they are the Articles of a Company. Name change to British Canoeing...
by Seedy Paddler
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Word of Warning for Trips to North scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 1889

Word of Warning for Trips to North scotland

Please note the following article : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-34413696

May have potential for use of GPS navigation during the Exercise.
by Seedy Paddler
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Proposals for Wind Farm South of Aberdeen
Replies: 0
Views: 1129

Proposals for Wind Farm South of Aberdeen

The following abstract is from a document recently submitted to work as we are reported as having marine traffic transiting the site. Looks to be a fair distance offshore so may not impact on paddling activities but thought I would share with you so you have an opportunity to raise awareness and see...
by Seedy Paddler
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old Canoe Clubs
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

Re: Old Canoe Clubs

Also worth chasing up Forth Canoe Club http://www.forthcc.com/
by Seedy Paddler
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old Canoe Clubs
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

Re: Old Canoe Clubs

With regard to Clyde Canoe Club - speak to Graham Mackereth as I know he was in touch with them when they ran the Europa Cup series many years ago, assuming Graham still keeps his ICF sailing canoe in racing nick.

Craig Douglas
by Seedy Paddler
Wed May 27, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet rocker delamination
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: Sweet rocker delamination

However it is still only a "detached liner" rather than delamination. The carbon shell is comprised of carbon laminates - if the start separating then it becomes delamination.
by Seedy Paddler
Wed May 27, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps River Levels
Replies: 23
Views: 4070

Re: French Alps River Levels

You could always check the daily flow at L'Argentiere : http://www.crfck.com/pages/webcam_live.php
by Seedy Paddler
Thu May 21, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: TNT the dumbest company in the Land?
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: TNT the dumbest company in the Land?

Harry can you get the creeker to Llangollen/Bala 6th-7th June and I can bring it back up to Aberdeen from the Tryweryn slalom

Craig D
by Seedy Paddler
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A Canoeist in the House of Lords??
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: A Canoeist in the House of Lords??

That would be at least two then as former SCA Hon Vice President Jamie Earl of Marr & Kellie is a life peer

http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/lo ... ellie/1860
by Seedy Paddler
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Louise Jull -RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

Louise Jull -RIP

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6726560 ... ar-rotorua

Tragic accident, may her legacy live on in the young paddlers she started.
by Seedy Paddler
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU AGM 7th March
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

BCU AGM 7th March

Your opportunity to look at the accounts and perhaps ask some questions... http://www.britishcanoeunion.org.uk/abo ... m/agm2015/
by Seedy Paddler
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The problem with BA sizing...
Replies: 19
Views: 2643

Re: The problem with BA sizing...

The weight range is far more likely to relate to the potential extension and is not related to the buoyancy. Buoyancy aids must meet EN393 with a minimum of 50N uplift, the uplift is the force applied by the buoyancy and excludes body weight. Personal choice if you want a little more buoyancy suppor...
by Seedy Paddler
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Steve Fisher tour cancelled
Replies: 47
Views: 7636

Re: Steve Fisher tour cancelled

Well that wouldn't stack up against his requested speaker fees that are double what I have paid Erik Boomer/Deb Pinnegar/Doug Ammons in the past. He admits his decision has lost him thousands of dollars income over the 2 week tour...
by Seedy Paddler
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Steve Fisher tour cancelled
Replies: 47
Views: 7636

Re: Steve Fisher tour cancelled

So in place of the trip from Aberdeen to London, he is off to the Zambezi, why do I have the sensation that smoke is being blown up my backside....
https://www.facebook.com/SteveFisher
by Seedy Paddler
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Broken C2 WWR
Replies: 4
Views: 1877

Re: Broken C2 WWR

Over by Wrexham but Jim often travels to NE England, have you tried JEM Racing:
Contact: James McConnachie
Phone: 01978 710659
Mobile: 07807277104
Email: sales@jem-racing.co.uk
by Seedy Paddler
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SCA drama
Replies: 36
Views: 4286

Re: SCA drama

Gents The SCA has for a number of years run as a single financial account with integrated accounts, the issue is that in the past we did have Tech Comm Treasurer Reports but we often had disputes as Central accounting would allocate costs to tech Committees. I believe I have alluded to the fact that...
by Seedy Paddler
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SCA drama
Replies: 36
Views: 4286

Re: SCA drama

Jim The question that was raised for detailed accounts, as per previous requests in previous years, including details on income/expenditure at Grandtully Centre and with the Technical Committees. It was raised in the Meeting that such accounts were available on the website amounted to circa 40 pages...
by Seedy Paddler
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SCA drama
Replies: 36
Views: 4286

Re: SCA drama

Yes the block proxy votes ensured that the debate was dead before it started and the Special Resolutions submitted by the Board were defeated. Interesting little aside as Board members attempted some blatant subterfuge to re-elect an old friend only to raise the issue that much of the SCA Business, ...
by Seedy Paddler
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River gauge map
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: River gauge map

gt900uk wrote:Seems to be a district lack of gauges in Scotland in comparison.
Circa 360 gauges available on the SEPA site - http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/river_leve ... _data.aspx
by Seedy Paddler
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SCA drama
Replies: 36
Views: 4286

Re: SCA drama

Reminder to all that Proxy Votes need to be returned to the office Friday, so get them in the post pronto as with SAE on 2nd class it is getting too close to miss the post...
by Seedy Paddler
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Steve Fisher - Aberdeen 27th November
Replies: 1
Views: 1498

Re: Steve Fisher - Aberdeen 27th November

With regret we would note that as Steve Fisher is unable to travel to UK in November we have had to cancel the above show. Various organisers remain in discussion with Steve on potential future dates and on potential speakers to provide replacement shows. However given the remote distance of Aberdee...
by Seedy Paddler
Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advise on light weight boats
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: Advise on light weight boats

Like I said above, these are not suitable for what the OP wants. They're not really appropriate for river-running -- definitely not class III scrapey UK ditches -- and they're not going to be 'comfy' either. That being your opinion and not related to any fact! Hull shapes are similar but cast in co...
by Seedy Paddler
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Steve Fisher - Aberdeen 27th November
Replies: 1
Views: 1498

Steve Fisher - Aberdeen 27th November

Ladies and Gents, getting close to a visit to our shores by none other than Steve Fisher. Time to get excited and ensure you have procured tickets to participate in this momentous opportunity. Steve will visit Aberdeen Thursday 27th November 2014 Gather at Tiso 7pm for 7:30pm start. Tickets @ £10/pe...
by Seedy Paddler
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: On the subject of storage....
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: On the subject of storage....

Another on the rinse and dried then hung up on a hanger in the cupboard, not being getting as much use of late as I have been taking the loon out in slalom boats. So shorts, bare feet and top deck, rather than drysuit and wet boots.