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by R3V
Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is charging people to canoe & kayak and use equipment ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Re: Is charging people to canoe & kayak and use equipment ok

May be worth checking how the funds came for buing the club equipment in the first place. If it came from grants check that there weren't conditions associated that may preclude charging for use.
by R3V
Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trigger Thumb
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Trigger Thumb

Hate to see this but hink it is probable that the additional 30+ years you have (since you started paddling) might be a more significant contribution than the paddling.


DOI have trigger finger and didn't have it 30+years ago but had a 25+ year paddling gap so can't blame the paddling myself :(
by R3V
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nav light^
Replies: 13
Views: 5126

Re: Nav light

helpful suggestion for light. However on another note my understanding is that a sea kayak would classify as "a vessel under oars" and as such the only necessary light to have is either an torch or lantern to show a white light when necessary to be seen and avoid collision. The vessel may (but is no...
by R3V
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: France tideraces
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: France tideraces

the french tidal atlases for that part of the coast and the english channel as a whole are excellent if using them just remember they use Cherbourg as the standard port. I prefer them personally to the admiralty ones
by R3V
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: LOST- WERNER SHERPA PADDLE
Replies: 0
Views: 303

LOST- WERNER SHERPA PADDLE

On River Usk between Mill Falls and llangynidir bridge
by R3V
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found- Throw line on USK
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Found- Throw line on USK

Found Yak throwline o Usk just after the bridge on Glanusk Estate
by R3V
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bursitis of the elbow.
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: Bursitis of the elbow.

Bursitis of the elbow is common and gets commoner the older you are. Generally requires no treatment except if gets infected (red, hot and tender). Draining it is only temporary it will reaccumulate until the inflammation settles. The action of paddling is not an issue but knocking your elbow , or r...
by R3V
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: river access / trespass law
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

Re: river access / trespass law

Yotally unrelated to river access but related to trespass. I believe the current government recently passed a law which made trespass a criminal event at least in relationship to squatting empty properties. I could be wrong but think you might want to checlk.
by R3V
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on VHF Radio
Replies: 42
Views: 4001

Re: Advice on VHF Radio

Mick The there are three different issues. the radio itself and its licence (NB for UK users at least portable DSC radio's were not initially technically legal in certain EEC countries). the requirement of the user to hold a licence. As a yachtsman the requirement is to be licensed as legal in your ...
by R3V
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Opinions on large Nano
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Opinions on large Nano

Cheers and beers

Grumpy

PS-can you make soup out of a Nano?


DOnt know about Soup but you can make Nano chips.
by R3V
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ergonomic Study of Sea Kayakers and their Equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Ergonomic Study of Sea Kayakers and their Equipment

You provide a hypothesis for paddle surface area and length but then don't analyse for it why not? do you nit have the data although it appears from reading that ou do. If as you hypothesise SA and length 'cancel each other out' then an inverse correlation should apply. Did you correct for multiple ...
by R3V
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New 3 Star
Replies: 52
Views: 3130

Re: New 3 Star

From experience in other fields I think this is a good move. I don't think it can be described as 'progressive' simply because i think it should have been done years ago. It now appears to be to at least have relevance. Obtaining This new three star award, if assessed properly, means that a 3 star p...
by R3V
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coaching, Instructing & the Law
Replies: 9
Views: 1352

Re: Coaching, Instructing & the Law

Um are people over reading into this. The bottom line is the italian system is investigating the circumstances of this tragic death- it is a prosecuting magistrate conducting the investigation, if he finds sufficient evidence of negligence then a trial may ensue for manslaughter. In the UK there wou...
by R3V
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Wanderer helmet for skiing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: Sweet Wanderer helmet for skiing?

the temperature designed to be used in is different too. I suspect that the material in a kayak helmet would be more brittle at the sub-zero operating temperers a ski helmet is used in and hence likely to break easier on impact and offer less protection simply as a function of temperature
by R3V
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling without a PFD... Why?
Replies: 30
Views: 3067

Re: Paddling without a PFD... Why?

all i would add is when climbing do you alwats wear a helmet and always use a rope and protection? Peersonal choice once you know the risks and are able to assess them. I know if i make a mistake soloing a climb over about 20 mrtres the outcome will be serious;y detri,emtal to my health but i still ...
by R3V
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Calling Solent
Replies: 37
Views: 4325

Re: Calling Solent

Which brings me back to my question above. If you assume a shore contact who knows your plan and ETA exists (as happens with fishing trips/dive trips/sailing etc on water and walking/climbing backcountry skiing off) why radio in to the coastgaurd?
by R3V
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Calling Solent
Replies: 37
Views: 4325

Re: Calling Solent

Realtively new to sea kayaking but not watersports on the sea- yacht and dinghy sailing+ windsurfing in none of these have i ever despite making numerous 'crossings' reported a planned solent crossing (windsurfer & dinghy ) or further coastal cruises to the CG. I have called for a radio check why is...
by R3V
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What gear can I keep outdoors?
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: What gear can I keep outdoors?

i would be more concerned about mice nibbling them than cold damage
by R3V
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: An Article All Kayakers Should Read (Heuristic Traps)
Replies: 17
Views: 2523

Re: An Article All Kayakers Should Read (Heuristic Traps)

Along the same lines- cant find the link ATM but think something which people need to be aware of about risk taking behaviour and age. Elegant study from america looking at taking behaviour in a simulator three groups, Teenager, Young adult, mature adult( >35) demonstrated that no statistical differ...
by R3V
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Level six emperor suit.
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Level six emperor suit.

Always been a bit suspicious about Emperors new clothes after what my Nan told me when I was little.
by R3V
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: To Pin or to Broach
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: To Pin or to Broach

A broach ie unintened turn acrooss a flow/current /wave etc does not have to have dangerous consequences but always has the potential of dangerous consequences but that is as a consequence of the UNINTENTIONAL nature of it. A PIn is simply a desription of being stuck somewhere neither term was inven...
by R3V
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Where do you get your wind/tide into?
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Where do you get your wind/tide into?

I use magic seaweed: I hang out out ther window if its wet its rainy, if it moves its windy, if i cant hold it its blowing a gale.
The angle it moves tells me wind direction. Kelp is best (although others disagree.
by R3V
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creek boats to demo suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Creek boats to demo suggestions

Developed a shortlist to demo over the coming weeks at LVWWC. Raptor, mamba,burn,jackson Karma, villainS any others people think ishould add to my demo list (i'm 6 ft and 12 stone).
by R3V
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PLB Registration ... HELP!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2590

Re: PLB Registration ... HELP!!!

Is there not a registration process with the unit it's self. I would like to think that some one would come and look for me if I had to press the panic button! even if I hand not filled out the MCA on-line form, and what about international travellers in UK waters? will the Coast Guard second guess...
by R3V
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF Short Range Certificate course wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: VHF Short Range Certificate course wanted

Dave I disagree i think it does tell you the difference
Mayday should only be used for Immediate and Imminent threat to life and vessel.

Pan-pan for urgent non lifethreatening or no imminent risk to vessel
by R3V
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dee Access Agreement
Replies: 236
Views: 22211

Re: Dee Access Agreement

Jeopardising the whole agreement? Well to my mind as the agreement seems to really have been written with the interests of a few commercial operators of others (BOPA) at its heart and not the majority of paddlers in North wales if the "agreement " is jeoppardised and hence not "honoured" by the vest...
by R3V
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Add a Heli Deck to Your Kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Add a Heli Deck to Your Kayak

"The pilot has to be able to tell at a glance if the heli-deck is big enough for his helicopter to land on"

I hope most pilots would be able to tell at a glance whether there it might not be big enough for his helicopter to land on!!
by R3V
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of?
Replies: 70
Views: 6813

Re: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of

Oh and innocent lil ol me thought the term "live baiting" was usedto show our affinity with a good friends and colleagues in the angling community
by R3V
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Effectiveness of CPR in drowning cases
Replies: 18
Views: 2974

Re: Effectiveness of CPR in drowning cases

I would echo the previous comments but make the following observations. The predictor of outcome in adults is time to first defib. However this is predicated on the fact that by far the majority of adult out of hospital arrests are arrythmias. Whislt arrthymias may (and do) occur with drowning given...
by R3V
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good tent for kayaking?
Replies: 23
Views: 5824

Re: Good tent for kayaking?

As pr previous posts You need to decide what you are using it for and also hopw important standing room is (not an option if planning on taking it in a kayak). My experience with my girls and car camping is that being able to stand to do there hair is important. So deciede who will use it and what i...