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by Mzee
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Mamba, Large (8.1?), Old style. £150
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Dagger Mamba, Large (8.1?), Old style. £150

This old boat has been much used but still has its shape. It has a crack under the paddlers right heel which has been welded. Even before the crack was repaired the boat survived 2 weeks in the Alps with a tape repair. Nic Burne Doncaster 07940 373493 https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/58...
by Mzee
Wed May 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Nomad 8.1
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Dagger Nomad 8.1

£370 An old favourite. This is an old boat but not much used by a lady driver so it is in very good condition. It may have shed its cargo more than she would have wnated but it has not been used on hard rivers. Kept in a garage all its life. (Just been out to take photos - It is in remarkbly good co...
by Mzee
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why do people still paddle a topo?
Replies: 64
Views: 4225

Re: Why do people still paddle a topo?

No joke! I am Nic. It's historical. Over 40 years ago I dropped the 'K' to differentiate me from the other Nick in the Uni Canoe Club. If there is a joke it is on me as it is only 2 years ago I found out that there was a gender difference with the two spellings - but was there 40 years ago? Thinking...
by Mzee
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Matt Parker
Replies: 61
Views: 15040

Re: Matt Parker

Dear Matt’s Dad Fifteen months ago I was very nearly in your position. If we had lost our son, I doubt if I would have had the presence of mind and courage to post as you did. Thank you for the brave gesture. You have given us a focus for our grief and sadness. The paddling community is small and, e...
by Mzee
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found - River knife
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Found - River knife

River knife found in carpark in Hebden Bridge at take out of Hebden Water on New Years Day.
Text 07940373493 if it is yours.
Nic
by Mzee
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking with kids
Replies: 22
Views: 3983

Re: Kayaking with kids

Hi See Canoe England website for nearest club. http://www.canoe-england.org.uk/findaclub.aspx See this thread about involving children from this forum if you have missed it. http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=92936&p=646600&hilit=kid#p646600 Also from this thread you will s...
by Mzee
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?
Replies: 43
Views: 6447

Re: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?

A late response but it has taken me this long to work out how to attach photos but hav enot masteres how to make them a moer sensible size - no boys are at home to help! Most of my comments have been made before but, as I have been asked specifically, I thought would add my pennies worth and ignore ...
by Mzee
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?
Replies: 43
Views: 6447

Re: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?

Justin
Your boy better hone his skills fast to keep up with this lassie. I would hate to be her had and have to lend her my car when she is older.

Nic
by Mzee
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access to flooded land.
Replies: 17
Views: 1723

Access to flooded land.

Near us there is a flood basin. It is an area with high banks that is designed to be flooded if the local rivers get too full. At other times it is agricultural farm land and currently is planted with a crop of some sort, ie a farmer is hoping to get some income from the land. As it is now flooded I...
by Mzee
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Action in an electrical storm
Replies: 20
Views: 2177

Action in an electrical storm

What is the safe course of action if you are caught out in your kayak in an electrical storm … on a lake? … on a wide river? … on a narrow river with overhanging trees? … on a slalom course with wire pole carriers? Group up, separate, stay close to someone with a metal shafted paddle, get off water,...
by Mzee
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dislocated Knee - the Road to Recovery
Replies: 38
Views: 13848

Re: Dislocated Knee - the Road to Recovery

Dave wrote
Peeing on my socks is always a low
Man up, son. It gets worse as you get older and there is no hope for improvement.
by Mzee
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lessons learnt
Replies: 30
Views: 2288

Re: Lessons learnt

Lots of interesting points in this thread. I hope this is useful to someone. Sideways momentum across a drop. The drop is just under 2 meters high and the width of the tongue of water is about 3 meters. The stopper is one to avoid. I had to get to the safe water to the left at the immediate bottom o...
by Mzee
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What is going wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 7635

Re: What is going wrong?

Ian_Montrose . Thank you for your challenging questions. He wrote ... I can't see anything amongst those various learning points that should be news to anyone who's completed the 4-star leader training and prerequisites. Might I ask, what formal training had you completed at the time you wrote up th...
by Mzee
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What is going wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 7635

Re: What is going wrong?

Sorry for the lenght of the post but it is really two in one. I thought very carefully before posting my original question and tried hard not to cause offence. Also I quite understand and applaud Mark for withholding the post for a while. It seems that there is a common consensus that paddling is a ...
by Mzee
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What is going wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 7635

What is going wrong?

Two deaths and one critical casualty in one week end! What a terrible way to start the year for three families. In the last three years my small circle of kayaking contacts has reduced by two in kayaking accidents and my family very nearly by one at the end of November. See http://www.ukriversguideb...
by Mzee
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Is more safety cover needed for Wild Water Raceing?
Replies: 50
Views: 3872

Re: Is more safety cover needed for Wild Water Raceing?

Sandra I can see why you are where you are with parents like that. My boys got much the same treatment and it worked with them as well. It is not the number of swims compared to older paddlers that is the issue but whether a 12 year old has the strength to turn a long boat quickly enough in a critic...
by Mzee
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Is more safety cover needed for Wild Water Raceing?
Replies: 50
Views: 3872

Re: Is more safety cover needed for Wild Water Raceing?

Now, I mean this in the best possible way (accepting that what follows is rather blunt); but frankly in that comment you come across as needlessly self-important* I think you have missed the point there. I do not think Andy H sounds self important at all. How else can he indicate succinctly that he...
by Mzee
Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe and kayak mag - Am i expecting to much
Replies: 42
Views: 2604

Re: Canoe and kayak mag - Am I expecting to much

I think Jason does a brilliant job! There is no way one magazine can satisfy the needs of the whole canoeing community as this thread emphasises. The BCU Coaching Handbook index lists seven “Disciplines – Specific coaching”. For each of these I can think of two or more subgroups which may be the onl...
by Mzee
Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Can I get out of Thames at Westminster Bridge in kayak?
Replies: 13
Views: 1144

Re: Can I get out of Thames at Westminster Bridge in kayak?

now I'm thinking that the planned run through the city for a couple of miles with boat on shoulder could be even more entertaining than trying to find an exit point from the river I know you are a lady but perhaps you should "man up". Your comment reminded me of this... http://www.ukseakayakguidebo...
by Mzee
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Those who keep kayaking regardless
Replies: 81
Views: 7004

Re: Those who keep kayaking regardless

I want to add my pennyworth to this thread though most has already been said. I am a bit worried by some contributors. They seem to consider themselves old at the age of 30. They may well feel old if they have a young family to look after, I know I did at that time of my life! However now that I am ...
by Mzee
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Photo thread....
Replies: 137
Views: 14262

Re: Photo thread....

Missed the river - fail! http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1201.snc4/155367_1704784189209_1526158162_31738274_2240800_n.jpg Missed the photographer - fail! http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1207.snc4/155904_1704784349213_1526158162_31738275_7896245_n.jpg Never say die - have ...
by Mzee
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uniyaker 2011 - the way forward?
Replies: 31
Views: 2472

Re: Uniyaker 2011 - the way forward?

I too think that, given the time scale, doing more that an adventure expedition is verging on being over ambitious however I here is my pennysworth in no particular order if more is to be done. Doing a project when pushing ones paddling to the limit bothers me. One or other would suffer and I would ...