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by MarkEb
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 3 Star Touring
Replies: 0
Views: 310

3 Star Touring

Anyone have any 3 star touring assessments running who wouldn't mind me coming along for an observation? It would need to be at the weekend as I can't do week days but I am willing to travel so broadly speaking anywhere in the UK is fine.

Mark
by MarkEb
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 210 replacement battery
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: 210 replacement battery

For what its worth, mine has come back with a new battery expiry date of 2024.
by MarkEb
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 210 replacement battery
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: 210 replacement battery

Another shout for Spares Marine. They were recommended by a guy at McMurdo. Just had my battery replaced about two weeks ago. Posted the PLB to them on Saturday morning. It was back with me by Wednesday evening. Can’t fault them and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
by MarkEb
Sun May 14, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Four Star Sea Assessment Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Four Star Sea Assessment Needed

Thanks. I know about all of these and several others. None are offering assessments on said dates, at least not according to whats published on their websites.
by MarkEb
Sun May 07, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Four Star Sea Assessment Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Four Star Sea Assessment Needed

I'm looking for a four star sea assessment over the summer. Does anyone have / know of any assessments running within any of the following date windows: 9th - 15th July 28th - 31st July 12th - 31st August but not 27th. If anyone can offer an assessment on in these dates I'd be interested to hear. I ...
by MarkEb
Sun May 07, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Four Star Sea Assessment Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Four Star Sea Assessment Needed

I'm looking for a four star sea assessment over the summer. Does anyone have / know of any assessments running within any of the following date windows: 9th - 15th July 28th - 31st July 12th - 31st August but not 27th. If anyone can offer an assessment on in these dates I'd be interested to hear. I ...
by MarkEb
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chasing Niagara
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Chasing Niagara

Just in case you haven't clocked it, Chasing Niagara is now available here https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/c ... 79918?mt=6 on iTunes.
by MarkEb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Zet raptor for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Zet raptor for sale

I've sent you two messages. I'm not sure whether you are getting them as they are just sitting in the PM outbox and not showing in my sent messages folder. If they haven't got as far as you then I'm interested in the Raptor. I'm in Oswestry so quite close. If there is nothing in your messages from m...
by MarkEb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Zet raptor for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Zet raptor for sale

I'm interested. Will PM you.
by MarkEb
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKCC L3 White Water Kayak Discipline Specific Training
Replies: 0
Views: 317

UKCC L3 White Water Kayak Discipline Specific Training

Is there anyone out there would is looking to complete their UKCC L3 white water kayak discipline specific training? I need to complete mine and am looking for a course to go on. I am a teacher so for me it needs to be either at a weekend or during the school holidays. BC require a minimum of 2 peop...
by MarkEb
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Looking to complete BCU 1 star - Kayaking
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Looking to complete BCU 1 star - Kayaking

Where are you based?
by MarkEb
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water level app notification
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Water level app notification

Riverapp will let you do this.
by MarkEb
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Limoges White Water
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Limoges White Water

I will be going down to Limoges in France during the summer. Does anyone know of any white water in the area which would be good to do or any guidebooks or sites which cover the area? I can see plenty of blue lines on the map but just wondered whether anyone has any knowledge of the area from a padd...
by MarkEb
Thu May 26, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Coaching the Mind (Wanted)
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Coaching the Mind (Wanted)

I want to do the Coaching the Mind CPD modules. Does anyone have any running I could attend over the next month or two? All the ones listed on the BC website are on dates I can't make. I just wondered whether anyone knows of any running or whether any clubs are buying in a provider and have a space ...
by MarkEb
Thu May 26, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Making a blog site or coaching diary site ??
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Making a blog site or coaching diary site ??

You could just use blogger. Its Google and free. Good enough for what most people want.
by MarkEb
Sun May 08, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whitewater paddle feather
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Whitewater paddle feather

My advice would be to try and borrow a set of splits which allow you to vary the angle. Try paddling with them set to different feathers and see what you prefer.
by MarkEb
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha 9r Y/B/W
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: FS: Pyranha 9r Y/B/W

Has this boat now sold? Might be interested if not.

Mark
by MarkEb
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Zet Raptor for sale (N.Wales) £500
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: Zet Raptor for sale (N.Wales) £500

Is this Raptor still for sale?
by MarkEb
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel insurance.
Replies: 19
Views: 1640

Re: Travel insurance.

Have a look at Direct Line. Bought my winter ski insurance from them. I'm sure, from memory that their insurance covers everything up to G5. Might be worth a look.
by MarkEb
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Coaches Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: Coaches Wanted

Sent you an email.

Mark
by MarkEb
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tubular Tape / Sling
Replies: 16
Views: 2260

Re: Tubular Tape / Sling

Seem to recall that the yellow Palm tape is a 5m tape but the red one is only 4m. Might or might not be a factor which influence purchase. I have the yellow tape. I think it has a breaking strain of about 3MT. On this basis, even if a knot reduced the strength by a third that would still leave a bre...
by MarkEb
Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Everest on the Dee
Replies: 0
Views: 942

Lost Everest on the Dee

If anyone finds an orange and black Everest floating down the Dee then I'd be grateful if you could give me a shout. River was fantastic until I missed my roll. Spoke to someone in the town who said he had seen it floating down under the bridge in Llangollen about 10am. Has all my leading gear in it...
by MarkEb
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's the River Ceiriog Like???
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: What's the River Ceiriog Like???

Also on my to do list as I live locally. I haven't actually run it yet but just from having a quick look as I drive over it i think it probably needs to be at least on a 0.4 on the envionment gauge on the link mentioned. I have it set up with an alert on the River App app on my phone. Evan at 0.4 it...
by MarkEb
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo
Replies: 19
Views: 2683

Re: Mile End Mill micro hyrdo

The other side of the mill, which isn't /wasn't used for paddling has just been sold. The current site and the rafting operation which operates from it are not for sale so far as I am aware. As others have said, Mike has talked about this for a long time. Getting permission to abstract water is one ...
by MarkEb
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2 star - why canoe and kayak
Replies: 76
Views: 6588

Re: 2 star - why canoe and kayak

Likewise, I'd love to hear more. Maybe common sense has finally prevailed. Can you give any more info. For example, how reliable do you think your source is?
by MarkEb
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Kayak English channel 2016 space available
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Re: Kayak English channel 2016 space available

Any idea when in July.. Might be interested but am limited to school holidays.
by MarkEb
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Expo Coverage
Replies: 13
Views: 2561

Re: Paddle Expo Coverage

Certainly be something I'd go to if there was one.
by MarkEb
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: *Dagger Mamba For sale*
Replies: 9
Views: 1223

Re: *Dagger Mamba For sale*

Ok thanks. I have an Everest to get rid of. I think I probably need the 8.1.
by MarkEb
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: *Dagger Mamba For sale*
Replies: 9
Views: 1223

Re: *Dagger Mamba For sale*

Assume by large you mean the 8.6 Mamba rather than the Mamba 8.1 ?