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by Sayno2playboats
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Forum problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2815

Re: Forum problem

Big Henry wrote:What's this "view first unread post" button!?!
Yeah, first I knew about it too.

It makes life so much easier.

In the right hand, 'Last post' column, beside the name of the last poster, click on the little square with the arrow in the bottom right corner. M.
by Sayno2playboats
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cranked vs Straight
Replies: 32
Views: 3469

Re: Cranked vs Straight

If the science behind cranked or straight seems too complicated, try the following practical test. Cut two lengths of broom handle about 45cm long. Hold one quite tightly in each hand. Swing your arms and shoulders about like a dafty while NOT thinking about what you're doing. Close your eyes and im...
by Sayno2playboats
Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha I:3 222 or Juice 6.9 wanted in Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Pyranha I:3 222 or Juice 6.9 wanted in Scotland

I've got a Juice 6.9 in Ayr. Blue and white, well scratched up but outfitting very good condition. No repairs. No problem with you having a test paddle. Cheers, M.
by Sayno2playboats
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grants etc for clubs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: Grants etc for clubs?

[quote="nutterboy"]The canoe foundation offer grants to clubs where the money will benifit found people Also, wind farms nearby have grant schemes based on how much juice they produce (hey that rhymes :L) Windfarms ( A verse inspired by Nutterboy) How much juice d' they produce? I really couldn't sa...
by Sayno2playboats
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chilly - in fact really freakin cold!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 2444

Re: Chilly - in fact really freakin cold!!!!

DaveBland wrote:
Have you changed your pre-paddling diet? I find what I eat makes a huge difference.


I'd be interested in hearing more of your thoughts on this Dave. Cheers, M.
by Sayno2playboats
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chilly - in fact really freakin cold!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 2444

Re: Chilly - in fact really freakin cold!!!!

It sounds a bit like you could be anaemic. Wrth getting it checked. M.
by Sayno2playboats
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: adventure sports private sales..... massive overvaluation...
Replies: 40
Views: 4017

Re: adventure sports private sales..... massive overvaluatio

[quote="dundun1958"]It normally works like this with me.
Whenever I want to buy something there are none for sale and I end up paying way too much.
When I come to sell something there are loads available for no money and give it away.

A bit like your screen name; you get done and done again!
by Sayno2playboats
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: adventure sports private sales..... massive overvaluation...
Replies: 40
Views: 4017

Re: adventure sports private sales..... massive overvaluatio

the product guarantee is worth at least 30% of the value. Maybe to you it's worth 30%. Obviously not to others. I apologise. this is something that really gets my goat. ...and it will continue to do so until you accept that if the majority of people are willing to buy second hand kit for an "inflat...
by Sayno2playboats
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: adventure sports private sales..... massive overvaluation...
Replies: 40
Views: 4017

Re: adventure sports private sales..... massive overvaluatio

Markthespark wrote:Re: adventure sports private sales..... massive overvaluatio

by Markthespark » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:07 pm

I blame ebay people get seriously carried away

'Auction Fever' has been around for as long as auctions have; not any fault of Ebay!
by Sayno2playboats
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013
Replies: 90
Views: 8163

Re: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013

My Mamba 7.6, 2012, (non Ergo outfitting) weighs 17kg. What's heavy about that? I love it.
Regards, M.
by Sayno2playboats
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Tree In the Nith Gorge
Replies: 2
Views: 2592

Re: Tree In the Nith Gorge

The main channel mentioned by m-watson is now clear; there's now a different tree lying across the right hand (rarely used) channel.
by Sayno2playboats
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW paddling - would be better if it carried less risk...
Replies: 34
Views: 3685

Re: WW paddling - would be better if it carried less risk...

Everybody knows - You're not a proper kayaker until you've had a religious moment on the river... ...The thousand-yard swim stare. A Paddler gets it after he's been swimming for too long. It's like... It's like you're really seeing beyond. I got it. All proper paddlers got it. And you'll have it to...
by Sayno2playboats
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Repairing nose dent - help needed
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: Repairing nose dent - help needed

A steam wallpaper stripper to supply a constant source of steam? Take the plate attachment off and use the bare hose.
£30 at B &Q.
by Sayno2playboats
Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where is the Water Survey
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: Where is the Water Survey

Thanks Eoghain,

I hadn't realised there was 2 surveys running. Does the SCA now own/operate Where's the Water?

Regards, M.
by Sayno2playboats
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where is the Water Survey
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: Where is the Water Survey

Eoghain,
Click on any river on the 'Where's the Water' map; when the sepa level graph appears, the survey will appear also.
Cheers, M.
by Sayno2playboats
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuits!
Replies: 29
Views: 3795

Re: Drysuits!

Palm appear to have stopped putting braces in theirs; a retrograde step in my view.
They now have a constricting internal waistband to hold them up.

Cheers, M.
by Sayno2playboats
Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale pyrahna karnali £350
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: For Sale pyrahna karnali £350

Hi Paula,

What size and outfitting is the Karnali ? What size ,and price, is the h3 ?

Cheers, M.
by Sayno2playboats
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: sweepy boof thing
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: sweepy boof thing

I'm hopeless at doing links ..... The Chris Wing video is on Wavesports website; 'How to:keeping the bow dry, boofing waves and holes'. Cheers, M.
by Sayno2playboats
Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Three Seasons in the UK
Replies: 21
Views: 2753

Re: Three Seasons in the UK

It makes a very pleasant change to watch a compilation video where the editor has bothered to put the river names on the screen, instead of the usual guessing game. Excellent. M
by Sayno2playboats
Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weight of New Boats
Replies: 24
Views: 2134

Re: Weight of New Boats

One has to wonder why you would want to use models at all when a clear and accurate method would be to weight the boat for its mass and measure how much water it can hold to get its volume! Come on Kayak-Bloke, get with the programme; that would be way, way too simple for this day and age. At the V...
by Sayno2playboats
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish kayaking
Replies: 18
Views: 1935

Re: Scottish kayaking

It doesn't look like a lot of fun at 6:55, and 25:48 isn't much nicer. M
by Sayno2playboats
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2014 Burn
Replies: 21
Views: 3226

Re: 2014 Burn

Based on that short video, it sounds like the Burn's getting a Mamba makeover.
Cheers, M.
by Sayno2playboats
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of?
Replies: 70
Views: 7959

Re: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of

scottdog007 wrote:Morsey you are a sad ucker!
Mark Dixon wrote:I dont think the OP deserves the critisism he has been given and referring to him as a schoolkid is questionable.
You do?
by Sayno2playboats
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: HELP!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: HELP!!!

Euanodd, it's probably worth being patient. Since Wavesport have announced their new playboat, the Mobius, i would think there will be more shops cutting the price of a Project X. I don't think you'd get much use out of a 48 before you outgrew it. Cheers, M.
by Sayno2playboats
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thule Roof Rack Slide Bar - anybody tried them ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4651

Re: Thule Roof Rack Slide Bar - anybody tried them ?

Dave28 wrote:Just a thought - but three years ago I spent £7 on a 3m (or it might be 2m) black rubber runner from B&Q.

I put it on the car so that it runs from underneath the front bars, down over the windscreen and bonnet; and then just slide the kayak up and down on it.
10/10 for simplicity and cost.
by Sayno2playboats
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone paddled a Nano?
Replies: 29
Views: 5002

Re: Anyone paddled a Nano?

Adrian Cooper wrote:The small Burn is 238, the medium 245, I'll admit the large is an enormous 253
238L , 279L and 304L respectively according to the Pyranha website.
by Sayno2playboats
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Single ticket to Campbeltown please.
Replies: 32
Views: 4814

Re: Single ticket to Campbeltown please.

Hi Douglas,
Do you happen to know what the small watermill was used for?
Regards, M.
by Sayno2playboats
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommended decks for a Mamba 7.6?
Replies: 9
Views: 2440

Re: Recommended decks for a Mamba 7.6?

Hi Jenny, Two decks which fit mine nicely without ripping your finger nails out by the roots are, - Palm Sport R5 and Pyranha Snappy Large (not keyhole). The Snappy is very easy to put on and also fits my Burn which has a larger cockpit so I don't understand you having trouble with yours. Dagger's o...
by Sayno2playboats
Sat May 04, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Dry bow
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: Dry bow

Hi Ieuan, It might not be any use to you but the words ''Keeping the Bow Dry- Boofing Waves and Holes'' appears on screen (therefore a reference?) on a Youtube video by whitewaterdreams ; titled 'Kayak How To: Boofing Waves and Holes'. Sorry that i don't know how to do a link. The video is certainly...