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by sub5rider
Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Restoring a Sea King^
Replies: 51
Views: 12975

Jim wrote:... Mine has an orange deck on an orange hull.Jim
Not that much of it is ever visible ... ;)

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by sub5rider
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaking Incident - Anglesey
Replies: 25
Views: 6486

Mark R wrote:I don't think you've been reading very carefully, Nigel.

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You're right, I hadn't read that thread, nor had I seen the report on NWSK, either, even tho' I'd looked for one....
by sub5rider
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaking Incident - Anglesey
Replies: 25
Views: 6486

I never did learn any more about this major incident - anyone involved/ with knowledge able to shed light?
Cheers,
by sub5rider
Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nine kayakers rescued
Replies: 88
Views: 28567

If you honestly can't judge why that is, nothing I can answer can help you. Nope, sorry, I can't see how it's acceptable for you to probe for further details of one incident whilst castigating others for enquiring (insensitively, possibly) about another incident The very same incident txt reports o...
by sub5rider
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nine kayakers rescued
Replies: 88
Views: 28567

Mark R wrote:I never did learn any more about this major incident - anyone involved/ with knowledge able to shed light?
Cheers,
How is it acceptable to pose this question here, but not here Hmmmmmmm ... ??
by sub5rider
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lundy "closed"
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Lundy "closed"

by sub5rider
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Aggro on the Dee
Replies: 53
Views: 6802

The event now logged with WCA website.

As to why I didn't call the cops, well my phone wasn't handy - and if it had been they'd be on youtube by now ....

Arguments used:
1. We were breaking the law
2. "We pay millions for this..."
3. Errrrr, that's it.

I think I'll do the trip again next weekend.
by sub5rider
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Aggro on the Dee
Replies: 53
Views: 6802

Aggro on the Dee

A colleague and I egressed the Dee at Ty Mawr Country Park at 6-ish this evening, to be met with a tirade of abuse from two anglers who insisted we were breaking the law etc, etc.... (yawn). One was looking to have a fit, quite apoplectic. I'm afraid I couldn't resist a few choice ripostes - I even ...
by sub5rider
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Swanage Lifeboat shout
Replies: 5
Views: 903

runswick2000 wrote:There is a photo of the rather fortunate mangy curon the blog now.....
Looks suspiciously like a Border Terrier, most of the breed would have no problem at all chasing anything small brown and furry down a cliff ....
by sub5rider
Tue May 22, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Severn Bore is no more!
Replies: 7
Views: 2749

...It's bad enough having all those wind turbines on the skyline - - Mike Well, someone's designed a wind and tide generator, that's basically a wind turbine plonked on the sea-bed with a water turbine bolted to the upright bit.Underwater, of course. It does make some sort of sense if you think the...
by sub5rider
Tue May 22, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Severn Bore is no more!
Replies: 7
Views: 2749

Corryvreken, that's the place for some turbines !!
by sub5rider
Mon May 21, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Naming of boats
Replies: 48
Views: 7299

NickB wrote:su5rider:I thought you called it/her 'Onion'
Onion is, AFAIC, a generic nickname fior the design. Summat about bring tears to your eyes, I think ....

(It int really, the script-type font used for the "Orion" logo on the hull reads like "onion". is all)
by sub5rider
Mon May 21, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Naming of boats
Replies: 48
Views: 7299

No, my boat doesn't have a name - as such. I do refer to it under my breath sometimes, in times of stress or when I can't get the skeg just so, using the same moniker as applied to B52 bombers.

It even has a sticker on the bow ....

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and it's an Orion
by sub5rider
Tue May 15, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Purbeck Gannet
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Gannets are pelagic; they lead an oceanic existance only congregating around their breeding colonies during the breedingf season. Immature (<5 years)and non-breeding individuals can be seen around our coasts at any time of year ....
by sub5rider
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Warrizzit
Replies: 24
Views: 3502

....but Geoff, are they true English bluebells in the background, rather than the continental interlopers .. ??
by sub5rider
Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flags on kayaks on roof racks^
Replies: 35
Views: 9632

I think a marker that flutters in the breeze I use old nylon spraydecks, cut in half across the beam. They have a convenient loop to thread the toggle thro'... All of this is to protect the stern of the boat. A certain paddler who shall for now be nameless dented a panel van (on the A74?) with the ...
by sub5rider
Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: "Pommy anti-rudder sentiment"
Replies: 26
Views: 3914

and Nigel yet again regretting that he had only intellectual copyright of that image..Phil Everyone knows Nigel doesn't have any intellect worth bothering about .... but I believe that he's in favour of the widest possible distribution of his images ... he just wishes he'd been there that day on th...
by sub5rider
Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Blog feedback please
Replies: 32
Views: 4514

This isn't going to help you much Mark but personally I never read blogs, for some of the reasons you list for doing it, but life really is getting too short!
by sub5rider
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stanley Embankment Suggestions Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

Re: Stanley Embankment Suggestions Please

whitewaterbean wrote:Hi I am looking for a quick and easy way to get to the embankment to take pictures by foot.
Unless you can walk on water there isn't one.
by sub5rider
Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lendal Cranks
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Lendal Cranks

....specifically the distance between the cranks.... When I went to Knoydart for mine i was asked to repeatedly pick up a pair of straight shafetd paddles. The thumb seperation was measured and an average/conclusion reached. After I'd paddled with them for a few hours I decided that the cranks are ...
by sub5rider
Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Podcast - Sea Kayak Photography and Photoshoppery
Replies: 35
Views: 5089

Hello David - It must've taken hours of Photoshoppery to add in all that mist ... was certainly worthwhile tho' ! ;)

Nigel
by sub5rider
Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The UKRGB Advent Calendar 2006
Replies: 55
Views: 9867

Advent calendars ?

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by sub5rider
Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Island kayaks Qaarsut
Replies: 28
Views: 6683

Re: Somebody will jump...

Ceegee wrote:... What hatches are fitted ....
No hatches, hence the deck cargo ..... ;)
by sub5rider
Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Island kayaks Qaarsut
Replies: 28
Views: 6683

Re: Thanks Jim

a pic. of your boat would be much appreciated if you get a chance. Someone will jump at the chance to re-post some classics I'm sure!Jim Ohhhhhhhh, go on then .... :) http://www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk/~nigelc/images/si_2005_pt1/IMG_2630.jpg [/img] http://www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk/~nigelc/summer_isles/Images/2...
by sub5rider
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea shanties!
Replies: 11
Views: 3407

Eurythmics - "Here comes that sinking feeling" should be a certain Sea King's theme tune. ;)
by sub5rider
Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cranks
Replies: 13
Views: 2743

Re: Cranks

No paddle shafts. Are they just an expensive fad like eliptical chainwheels, justified by very dubious science, a means of overcoming poor paddling technique, or a usefull addition to the kayakers arsenal? This sounds like one of Geoff's post-pub-posts to me.... You are quite welcome to take mine t...
by sub5rider
Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: add to toy box or tip it into the Optio drawer?
Replies: 82
Views: 14072

MarkR wrote:Optio drawer...sorry?
Optio = useless tat ...
by sub5rider
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Jura at Easter, photo journal style.^
Replies: 11
Views: 6958

For those students of the Archimedian Principle as applied to salt water and a mass known as Wallis, further photo's of this trip can now be seen here.
;)
by sub5rider
Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is the damage to my tent my fault?
Replies: 31
Views: 7135

Re: Grammar Police

Shandy wrote:You can then preach to your hearts content.
No, NO! .... Must resist...