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by Vulch
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Liquid Logic boat found in Blandford, Dorset
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Liquid Logic boat found in Blandford, Dorset

Found by a friend of mine - looks like it may have fallen off a roof rack onto the side of the road. Name 'Vicky Wright' inside with a phone number, but no reply when called...
by Vulch
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kimmeridge incoming...
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: Kimmeridge incoming...

I thought that the ranges were out of use in July and August - I was camping along there on Friday night! Has their policy changed?
by Vulch
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Waterside Series
Replies: 11
Views: 2506

Re: Waterside Series

Don't hang about. The boat should not really stop moving. The temptation will be - especially on the longer races and ultimately DW - to just sit on the side for a few seconds more before getting in the boat. This is the path to the dark side, young Skywalker. Those few seconds turn into a minute, a...
by Vulch
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Winter Wye accommodation/ camping
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: Winter Wye accommodation/ camping

Farmer Bowen's field river left just up from Yat Rock. Used to charge £1 pppnt. There is a Whetherspoons in Monmouth - cheap and fairly cheerful. Forget what its called.
by Vulch
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pool kayaks?
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Pool kayaks?

My club has some old pool kayaks - now pretty much beyond their sell-by date. We have a rotobat and some aquabats - if anyone remembers those! They were great back in the day, when the skills learned in them were easily transferable to boats on the river - which were usually Dancers or similar. I am...
by Vulch
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaker finds WW2 bomb
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Kayaker finds WW2 bomb

Thank Heavens for natural selection... http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/10419941.Do_you_recognise_men_carrying_unexploded_tank_shells_they_d_picked_up_from_Dorset_beauty_spot_/ I think technically that they would be required to have removed themselves from the gene pool, for natural selection to be...
by Vulch
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: wanted lefty whitewater paddle.
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: wanted lefty whitewater paddle.

Where are you based? I have a left handed robson green - in red.

Vulch
by Vulch
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: dwrace 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4702

Re: dwrace 2013

Does anyone know if the canal on the Waterside A course is frozen or not?
by Vulch
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Quastion on current access problems, North Wales?
Replies: 56
Views: 4209

Re: Quastion on current access problems, North Wales?

cathalferris, Negotiations with the access agreement on the Dee are going well. We are reaching the final stages of the agreement now which will enable more paddling and also use for commercial river operators on payment of fees. We are also organising tours and events. Mike Dalton and Pete Carol o...
by Vulch
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why are coaching awards so difficult? This is why.
Replies: 49
Views: 2634

Re: Why are coaching awards so difficult? This is why.

Huge buckets of irony in the second part of my original post. My point is that the alleged intention of the change in the coaching system, has not had the intended effect. The majority of paddlers entering the sport do not pay through the nose for coaching, instead learning from other, more experien...
by Vulch
Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why are coaching awards so difficult? This is why.
Replies: 49
Views: 2634

Why are coaching awards so difficult? This is why.

Historically it has been very difficult for more than a few people to MAKE A LIVING from coaching paddling. This was because coaching awards were fairly cheap and not very time-consuming. If you were a good paddler and did the Trainee level 3 course and paid attention and then did some coaching unde...
by Vulch
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Urban Myth???
Replies: 34
Views: 6883

Re: Urban Myth???

I remember hearing a tale about a guy who was banned from the BCU for life for somehting he did at the Washburn.... This guy supposedly put on at the resevoir above the dam when it was fairly high (water flowing over the spill way) and then paddled over it sliding down the very steep but smooth spi...
by Vulch
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Stour - Canford School to Christchurch Quay
Replies: 24
Views: 11562

Re: River Stour - Canford School to Christchurch Quay

Schools are a difficult one. They have a very obvious higher duty of care towards the kids. Most parents wouldn't expect random people to be wandering through their kid's school. The security guard was simply doing his job. Just like the secretary at the front desk of every primary school in the cou...
by Vulch
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER PIDDLE (Cuckoo Pound to Wareham)
Replies: 15
Views: 9069

Re: Wool to Lake pier (Poole Harbour) Via Wareham

Right of navigation runs as far up as the Wareham bypass - this is the tidal limit. But with the legal nicities out of the way, it doesn't get paddled much as far as I know! I have paddled up above the bypass (some time ago) I think about a mile. Legend has it that the fisherfolk about those parts a...
by Vulch
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: Kayaking the Thames - Cricklade to London... HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 6825

Re: Kayaking the Thames - Cricklade to London... HELP!

...I'm planning the same route over the Easter weekend 2013... The Easter weekend is usually the Devises to Westminster Canoe Race: http://www.dwrace.org.uk/ , so it'll be very busy. To be fair, its not actually that bad. By the time everyone gets down onto the Thames, its not actually that busy. L...
by Vulch
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Meridian seaboats
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Meridian seaboats

Got one in my club. What do you want to know? Needs a rudder or skeg - not always fitted as standard, as I recall. Pleasantly quick. Characteristic upturned nose. flattish stern. Looks like it was designed from scratch by Kirton - not as much greenland influence as more popular designs. Hope this he...
by Vulch
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do clubs and youth groups paddle on 'restricted' rivers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Do clubs and youth groups paddle on 'restricted' rivers?

Yup.

All rivers are restricted.

Just to different extents.
by Vulch
Tue May 15, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Best GPS watch for marathon training?
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: Best GPS watch for marathon training?

Right! I've purchased a Garmin Forerunner 405 from fleabay. Seems pretty good so far, but I do need to fashion a deck mount for it. Like the idea of tethering it to the rudder cables too!

I will let you know the highs and lows. Just in case anyone ever reads this stuff.

Vulch
by Vulch
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Best GPS watch for marathon training?
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Best GPS watch for marathon training?

Which is the best GPS watch for marathon training? I intend to mount it on the deck of the boat, so bulky shape is not really an issue. It obviously needs to be waterproof, and the screen needs to be readable at that distance. I also want to have actual speed on the display. Some watches apparently ...
by Vulch
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: DW 2012
Replies: 195
Views: 12363

Re: DW 2012

Has anyone paddled the Thameside 1 course this week? There are more flowing sections so it is unlikely to be as frozen as Race A, especially given the recent increase in temperature...

Any ideas?
by Vulch
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New car time (old car)
Replies: 19
Views: 1710

Re: New car time (old car)

My first car was a Mini - excellent. Everything has been said above. My current car is a 110 Defender - excellent. Everything has been said above. You clearly know about them too. I've got a 200tdi in mine and swear by it. However, I have always wanted a Volvo Amazon. Link below. MPG is probably not...
by Vulch
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Quick questionnaire :-)
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Quick questionnaire :-)

'Tis done.
by Vulch
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Long distance training base
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: Long distance training base

Yukon 1000 ? :) I don't think this post is really about Shaun and Sharon doing the Yukon, I'm afraid. Look at the other posts from the same person. This should be in the commercial adverts section. To be fair, it is probably just another paddler trying to make a living out of paddling, but veiling ...
by Vulch
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 87603

Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Was a few inches off the ledge when we left yesterday. It was the busiest I have ever seen the Loop in 20 years. Perhaps I just haven't paddled at weekends much, or perhaps people just don't search out other, quieter rivers any more.... Or perhaps the Loop was the only thing running yesterday... Vulch
by Vulch
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Tyn Cornell
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: Tyn Cornell

Mark Gawler wrote:See also:
Bal Camping
Which Campsite for the Tryweryn?
;-)

Elegantly done.
by Vulch
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mainstream Christians in Canoeing new web site.
Replies: 45
Views: 3150

Re: Mainstream Christians in Canoeing new web site.

When I read this thread I bristled slightly. Not sure why. For some reason I felt that someone was ramming religion at me. So I had a think about it. If it had been someone linking to a Buddhist canoe club I would not have bristled. Why? It seems that I am a 'religionist' - or at least I was until I...
by Vulch
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Knysna Stiletto X K1
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Re: Knysna Stiletto X K1

Most Knysna boats are - how should I put this - a similar hull shape to that of a boat made closer to home... I'm not sure what the stiletto x is similar to, but I'm sure someone does! It might even be a Jaguar!

Vulch
by Vulch
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: K2 crew boat - which division to enter?
Replies: 3
Views: 587

K2 crew boat - which division to enter?

This from the BCU: 28) COMPETING IN A CREW BOAT A paddler is normally ranked on singles performances. When competing in doubles events the competition ranking shall normally be an average of the individual paddlers’ rankings (all halves rounded down). "all halves rounded down" - does this mean down ...
by Vulch
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: High-backed seat in racing K1 what's the crack
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: High-backed seat in racing K1 what's the crack

Sprint, I believe. High backed seats prevent your arse moving back too far when you leg drive, providing you with a bit more leverage and reducing the 'give' between the paddle blade and the boat. I reckon. Some of my guys prefer them for marathon too though, paddling DW this last year with them. HT...
by Vulch
Sat May 28, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Sea Kayak Racing
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Sea Kayak Racing

Hi Glyn (Glyn B?), Malcolm Acreman is the chap who masterminds the Poole Harbour Race each year, or at least he used to. You can almost certainly contact him through the PHCC website. He is a good man who has been involved in racing of many sorts over the years. If you can't find him, let me know, a...