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by nutterboy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jizzy helmets
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Jizzy helmets

Agree with above, but if that doesn't work, try that baby sterilizing stuff "Milton" is it? I have no kids, but surely that wouldn't be any more than a temporary solution? Babies are predisposed to soil themselves frequently aren't they? Not necessarily. Milton is basically a really mild bleach so ...
by nutterboy
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Repair tapes
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Repair tapes

What is the currently recommended repair tape for jackets, waterproofs, drybags etc? Choices of tenacious tape, gorilla tape clear gloss finish or stormsure? Or is there anything else which is recommended?

Cheers

David
by nutterboy
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Using a throw line!
Replies: 29
Views: 2757

Re: Using a throw line!

Back on topic, I reckon the minimal gains from going under the shoulder vs over the shoulder arent worth the extra faff it takes to get it there, never mind the chance of the rope slipping out your hands as you try to tuck it under your shoulder. (this is just my opinion made through lots of practic...
by nutterboy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gorge walking round 2
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Gorge walking round 2

I asked last year about gorge walking for a scout camp near Selkirk and got some useful advice. I'm back to ask again this year about potential gorge walking sites near Aboyne. I help at an annual scout camp running gorge walking and this year we are holding the camp near Aboyne. Does anyone know of...
by nutterboy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tubular Tape / Sling
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

Re: Tubular Tape / Sling

When we were looking at slings and tapes n a WRT course we actually looked at the palm tapes and discovered that they only have a 10kn breaking strain, compared to 22kn for plain tape off the reel. Obviously it depends what you want to use the tape for and 10kn will be plenty strong enough for the m...
by nutterboy
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dam X contact details
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: Dam X contact details

nice one cheers!
by nutterboy
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dam X contact details
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Dam X contact details

Does anyone have up to date contact details for Dam X drysuits. I've seen a couple of threads from 2014 but wondering if that email address is up to date because I know he changed email address a while back but not sure when

Cheers

David
by nutterboy
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pulleys
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Pulleys

Realistically you would need to put at least 3 people on a 3:1 system before you got anywhere near 5kn force on the pulleys. The other thing to look at is whether its 5kn on each side (10kn total) or 5kn on the oulley in general. The petzl ones normally have this stamped on them. I would be happy to...
by nutterboy
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yarrow, Etrick and that neck of the woods
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Yarrow, Etrick and that neck of the woods

Cheers Dave. I think you'll be right about the levels but even just to see what the actual geography is like would be handy. When we're down having a look we'll definitely look at manse gorge and the gorge section of the Yarrow. We looked at Talla but as far as we know/can find out its probably a bi...
by nutterboy
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yarrow, Etrick and that neck of the woods
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Yarrow, Etrick and that neck of the woods

Hi Everyone Looking for a bit of advice/knowledge. Has anyone paddled/looked at the rover Yarrow near Selkirk or the Etrick. I'm looking for a suitable place to take scouts gorge walking so somewhere with a bit of flow and preferably a gorge a rather than a wide river of that makes sense. The Struck...
by nutterboy
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Special quick release features'
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: 'Special quick release features'

I did notice that most of the belt was covered but I didn't think it wouodncountnas a special quick release feature The only problem I can think of is that it could make rethreading the belt a pain. In peak river guide, the belt passes through 2 small loops if fabric then into the buckle The new yak...
by nutterboy
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Special quick release features'
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

'Special quick release features'

I was looking around with a view to maybe getting a new buoyancy aid at some point in the future and i came across yaks new range of whitewater BAs. One which particularly interested me was the hallertau which seemed to fit the requirements I was looking for. However one thing caught my eye. It clai...
by nutterboy
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety course for non paddling partner!
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: Safety course for non paddling partner!

If Your looking at moving water then the rescue 3 swift water first responder may be suitable Obviously your moving towards more professional rescue courses rather than recreational but the course is aimed at keeping yourself safe and basic bank based rescues. I reckon the course would involve getti...
by nutterboy
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: making kaying into college work
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: making kaying into college work

Google Scholar is really good for finding papers and research online, however, some if them want you to pay for access so see if your college has openathens access prnsomething similar to allow you to view the papers Especially if you have authors names then you could search scholar for them as well...
by nutterboy
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water tennies
Replies: 12
Views: 1891

Re: Water tennies

Not had mine for long but they're super comfy and grippy. No sign off wear yet either. Only issue is the laces sometimes come undone but just make sure you tie a double bow and tick them in and it's fine

David
by nutterboy
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grants etc for clubs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Grants etc for clubs?

The canoe foundation offer grants to clubs where the money will benifit found people Also, there's is something about landfill tax grants up here in Scotland. Basically instead of the govt getting it, it goes to charities (I think but I'm not 100% sure quite how it works). Also, wind farms nearby ha...
by nutterboy
Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rescue Course Obstruction at Holne Bridge
Replies: 23
Views: 2073

Re: Rescue Course Obstruction at Holne Bridge

Makes sense Josh

I think the one thing that the group could have done better though is have the upstream watch further up and a contingency plan for if paddlers/rafts/whatever did come through
by nutterboy
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rescue Course Obstruction at Holne Bridge
Replies: 23
Views: 2073

Re: Rescue Course Obstruction at Holne Bridge

They were inconsiderate idiots. Speaking as someone who regularly runs SRT courses for the Emergency Services, it is a golden rule that you don't string a line across the river that you can't remove quickly. I completely agree. One of the 15 principles of whitewater rescue Were it a group I were in...
by nutterboy
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rescue Course Obstruction at Holne Bridge
Replies: 23
Views: 2073

Re: Rescue Course Obstruction at Holne Bridge

So you would be happy with paddlers without the ability to get out of the way going under a boom that was artificially put in on a river that is really popular with learner kayakers on a busy weekend because that might happen in real life? They had no upstream lookout and we only saw them when it w...
by nutterboy
Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rescue Course Obstruction at Holne Bridge
Replies: 23
Views: 2073

Re: Rescue Course Obstruction at Holne Bridge

Would you have had as much of an issue if this was a real rescue? When people train, especially in potentially lifesaving situations, it is important to train as if it was the real thing so they would not have stopped just to let paddlers through If I've read your description of the rapid correctly,...
by nutterboy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scuba Oxygen mask
Replies: 20
Views: 2517

Re: Scuba Oxygen mask

Agreednthere Jim. Just can't imagine it being able to filter the air anywhere near fast enough to keep up with breathing rates either. Possibly a good idea in concept but the technology isn't pratica/feasible yet
by nutterboy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scuba Oxygen mask
Replies: 20
Views: 2517

Re: Scuba Oxygen mask

Early April fool? Filtering enough oxygen for a human to function is one challenge, but oxygen is only 20% of air (and we absorb far less than that from each breath) so surely a bigger challenge will be to convince yourself you don't need to hoover in a full lungful of air each breath, because I do...
by nutterboy
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pin situation and its remedy
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: Pin situation and its remedy

fair enough. Theres times when its not easy or possible and better just to give it a heave

David
by nutterboy
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pin situation and its remedy
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: Pin situation and its remedy

Awful to hear about the fatality On another note, when you were pulling the boat, did you try pulling upstream, i.e. the way it went in. The way I'm thinking here is that you know theres is a path to that position so you could follow the path in reverse possibly? Perhaps you tried that and I just co...
by nutterboy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Latex-free Drysuit
Replies: 13
Views: 1821

Re: Latex-free Drysuit

I'm not sure but cant Palm do neo seals on the spark?

David
by nutterboy
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First aid
Replies: 20
Views: 2487

Re: First aid

Seadoug, I completely agree with you. Remember, FAW doesn't qualify you as a full first aider for scouts because it doesn't include paeds and children, extremes of temperature or nosebleeds. I don't even think it should be on the BCU list because it is basically a "stop them dying till the ambo arri...
by nutterboy
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First aid
Replies: 20
Views: 2487

Re: First aid

I would have thought being a qualified paramedic/tech/eca/aca would be acceptable but a doctor maybe not depending on their speciality, I.e. if they're an a&e or trauma doctor then maybe it would be fine but if theyre a maternity doc then maybe not. Not saying this is right, just speculating

David
by nutterboy
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First aid
Replies: 20
Views: 2487

Re: First aid

Thanks Adrian. It really annoys me when an organisation puts out a list like this. I can think of at least 4 or 5 other courses that easily fit the bill but aren't on the list. Also, things like putting the Basp EMT course on the list but not the Basp outdoor first aid or advanced first aid which ar...
by nutterboy
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First aid
Replies: 20
Views: 2487

Re: First aid

Seadoug I hadnt even realised there was a BCU list of approved courses. I don't actually need one for my UKCC level one but I'm hoping and assuming that the FPOS-I course I've done will cover me for level 2, and if not the BASP outdoor emergency first aid at work. Do you know where I can get a copy ...
by nutterboy
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First aid
Replies: 20
Views: 2487

Re: First aid

16 hour First Aid courses are hard to find, probably require some significant travel, and can be costly ...and to retain even "old" L3 you need this every 3 years. I wish to disagree. There will probably be a 16 hour first aid course available in most, if not every city and/or town in the UK. REC, ...