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by rich_b
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ferry Gliding - Bad form - Let's stamp it out
Replies: 40
Views: 4818

Re: Ferry Gliding - Bad form - Let's stamp it out

morsey wrote:Ferry gliding is not a term used in boating
As an RYA powerboat instructor, we teach ferry gliding and call it just that. It works the same way as in canoes and kayaks just with an engine.

The same term is also used in Yachting and sailing.

Sorry.
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by rich_b
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good places to paddle near Chingford - E4 7QW
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Good places to paddle near Chingford - E4 7QW

Other that the white water course which will be closed, there's the river lee (or lea) and quite a few canals such as regents canal.

I've not paddled there really, but I do live fairly close and know Gilwell Park very well.
by rich_b
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Quals codes on BCU cards.
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: Quals codes on BCU cards.

I was under the impression that that AB was Any Boat as that's what UKCC L1 and 2 can do, K for Kayak, C for canoe, etc.

Might be wrong though
by rich_b
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: DofE paddling expeditions
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: DofE paddling expeditions

If it helps I know a guy that alternates between the Severn and Wye each year for his groups expeds. All in opens of course.

Let me know if you want and I'll send you his details.

Rich
by rich_b
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which kit - scouts grant application
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Which kit - scouts grant application

Speak to Paul at Kent Canoes, he always does us a good deal.
by rich_b
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale – Werner Powerhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: For Sale – Werner Powerhouse

Hi Peter,

I'm interested in these, have PM'd you my email addy for pics.

Rich
by rich_b
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Werner Paddles for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Werner Paddles for sale

PM'd re the single blade.
by rich_b
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Has anyone got size Mens size 13 feet????
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Has anyone got size Mens size 13 feet????

That'll be me too and I could use some new ones, what are they?
by rich_b
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Boat advice
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Boat advice

I'm in the same position as you, just not with the playboating background.

Take a look at the Liquid Logic Stomper.
by rich_b
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat advice for a fat bloke
Replies: 26
Views: 2964

Re: Boat advice for a fat bloke

Thanks for all the advice, I've now got a much more managable list of boats to try out and then find one at a reasonable price. Thinking about it I might give the GT Max another try, I think I'd need raise the seat first which is why I didn't really get on with it. The G3 is good but I think I'd pre...
by rich_b
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat advice for a fat bloke
Replies: 26
Views: 2964

Re: Boat advice for a fat bloke

I'm in London, when I get some time I'll probably head up to a shop to demo some boats but at the moment I just don't have the spare weekends to do it. I've paddled the burn, everest, jefe grande and a few others, I know that the everest and jefe grande are right for my weight but they just feel too...
by rich_b
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat advice for a fat bloke
Replies: 26
Views: 2964

Boat advice for a fat bloke

I've decided that I want to get my own boat, instead of the ones I've been borrowing. I'm not looking to spend too much so a brand new or nearly new boat is out, I need something that's comfortable enough to spend all day in that will support my lower back and I'll be using it for flat water coachin...
by rich_b
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teaching people to roll.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: Teaching people to roll.....

I need to sort out my roll and learn to do it properly so reading this has been pretty interesting, especially as I'm one of those "Strong but fat blokes who have no articulation around the middle" so its good to know that others with my build and lack of movement have the same issues. Now to get so...
by rich_b
Fri May 27, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Connect 30 foam foot plate
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Connect 30 foam foot plate

I put it back in your boat 2 weeks ago (SRA weekend).

I'm guessing you've asked George too.
by rich_b
Mon May 09, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ?? WW Kayak for BIGGER paddlers
Replies: 22
Views: 1199

Re: ?? WW Kayak for BIGGER paddlers

Hi Doug,

If David doesn't want it then I'd be interested (Assuming I fit in it). Where in Somerset are you? The GF lives in Bristol so shouldn't be too difficult to come down and collect.

Rich
by rich_b
Mon May 02, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Kit Sale many things less then a season old
Replies: 26
Views: 1532

Re: Kit Sale many things less then a season old

Have you got some details and pics of the paddles?
by rich_b
Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Kit for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Kit for sale

I've PM'd you my email address.

Rich
by rich_b
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Kit for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Kit for sale

Can you upload some photos of the paddles?

Also where are you based?

Rich
by rich_b
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Lendal Manias... 197 / carbon shaft / 45º / RH
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: FS Lendal Manias... 197 / carbon shaft / 45º / RH

Hi Pete,

PM'd you, hope it worked.

Rich
by rich_b
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Random bits for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Random bits for sale

Hey Mash,

Just bought a new aquavest yesterday in blue, shame I didn't see this first.

Passed my L1 too :)

Much love.

Rich
by rich_b
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED broken paddles
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: WANTED broken paddles

I was thinking about it last night and was going to ask the same thing but you beat me to it.

Be interested to see the responce you get.

Rich
by rich_b
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Lendal Manias... 197 / carbon shaft / 45º / RH
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: FS Lendal Manias... 197 / carbon shaft / 45º / RH

Hi Pete,

Have you still got these for sale, I'm interested.

Rich
by rich_b
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: SWEET STRUTTER helmet 53-56cm
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: SWEET STRUTTER helmet 53-56cm

I so would have bought this if I saw it this morning!