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by Steve Agar
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED Jackson 4Fun
Replies: 0
Views: 116

WANTED Jackson 4Fun

Unlikely request given previous threads but I'm after a 2010-2015 4Fun if anyone has one for sale :-)
by Steve Agar
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020

I'd highly recommend the excellent small campsite at Trnovo at the get-out of the classic Soca section and start of the "slalom course".
by Steve Agar
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you break a boat?
Replies: 19
Views: 1379

Re: How do you break a boat?

...not to mention unplanned departure from a roof rack at speed.
by Steve Agar
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LL Freeride v Jackson Fun
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: LL Freeride v Jackson Fun

Graham,

Thanks, that's helpful. I'm probably a similar size and paddle the 2017 Fun and suffer from lack of tail control in the older one (it happens with age) but all the girls in my family paddle the 2012 version but a bit of extra comfort will never go amiss.
by Steve Agar
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LL Freeride v Jackson Fun
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: LL Freeride v Jackson Fun

Jim,

Middle Fork and Main Salmon in July :-)
by Steve Agar
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LL Freeride v Jackson Fun
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: LL Freeride v Jackson Fun

Graham, thanks for the response, but a bit more detail would be helpful. Do you prefer it for its play characteristics or its river-running(or both), and does it still feel comfortable after a full day in the boat?
Steve
by Steve Agar
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LL Freeride v Jackson Fun
Replies: 7
Views: 445

LL Freeride v Jackson Fun

We're heading out to the US this Summer and probably need to rent boats. Liquid Logic Freeride is available, so I was wondering if anyone had any experience of it compared with the Jackson Fun (2012 and 2017) and 4Fun that we paddle here?
by Steve Agar
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Merino tops at TOPMAN £12 and £15
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Merino tops at TOPMAN £12 and £15

No - sheep huddle together for protection when they see you approaching with wellies on and a wicked smile on the face :-)
by Steve Agar
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Merino tops at TOPMAN £12 and £15
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Merino tops at TOPMAN £12 and £15

Good spot, thanks for passing it on.

All we need now is a little less ice and a little more water (unless we're talking drinks, of course).
by Steve Agar
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER SOUTH TYNE (Alston to Slaggyford)
Replies: 7
Views: 5299

Re: RIVER SOUTH TYNE (Alston to Slaggyford)

Footbridge debris and trees have now been removed. Still the odd tree to look out for elsewhere on the river, though, but nothing that isn't obvious.
by Steve Agar
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing Down Everest
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Canoeing Down Everest

...but which will be one of the rare unsigned versions by Mr. Manby? :-)
by Steve Agar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC's new Access Charter
Replies: 15
Views: 1005

Re: BC's new Access Charter

I'm impressed with the intention, but worried about the practicality. If this does eventually go to Parliament through a private member's bill, you can bet your bottom dollar that the compromise will end up that riparian owners will be able to limit access at certain times in a way that leaves us no...
by Steve Agar
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help me identify this river
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Help me identify this river

Yeah, just below might have been a bit easier to spot :-)
by Steve Agar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help me identify this river
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Help me identify this river

Don't think its dog-leg because of the fence, and the bank looks too high and wooded (although the dog may have got his trouser leg), but maybe top of High Force somewhat foreshortened?
by Steve Agar
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER SOUTH TYNE (Alston to Slaggyford)
Replies: 7
Views: 5299

Re: RIVER SOUTH TYNE (Alston to Slaggyford)

Kirkhaugh Bridge (NY697496) has collapsed with trees piled up blocking all of river left and centre. Passable with care on river right at decent water levels but probable portage at low water. A complete mess!!
by Steve Agar
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drying room ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: Drying room ideas?

Turn it into the spare bedroom (vertical sleeping is probably all the rage somewhere) and then use the space you've created for a proper drying room and boat outfitting workshop :-)
by Steve Agar
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ardeche levels mid September- worth paddling?
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Ardeche levels mid September- worth paddling?

Just beware of thunderstorms - the river can rise dramatically and they are common in September. But as long as it's warm, I'm sure the Ardeche is always fun.
by Steve Agar
Thu May 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED - Jackson Fun
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: WANTED - Jackson Fun

I've e-mailed you,

Steve
by Steve Agar
Thu May 24, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED - Jackson Fun
Replies: 2
Views: 197

WANTED - Jackson Fun

Jackson Fun 2010-2016 model wanted, good condition. Anything out there?
by Steve Agar
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Folding kayak needs a home
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Folding kayak needs a home

Fixed now, courtesy of UKRGB's hardworking IT team (Mark Gawler, take a bow).
by Steve Agar
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Folding kayak needs a home
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Folding kayak needs a home

I have recovered the skeleton of a folding kayak dating from the 50's or early 60's from its hibernation in garage. No cross braces or skin, unfortunately. I'd be interested to know if anyone can identify it, and would like to give it a new home. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/6545/15...
by Steve Agar
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weekend trip report 28/29 October 17
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Weekend trip report 28/29 October 17

...which might explain why he found it difficult getting some of the gates
by Steve Agar
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weekend trip report 28/29 October 17
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Weekend trip report 28/29 October 17

....I think Jim has taken enough time out to enjoy the surroundings half-way down the course this season already :-)

(and he's not alone in that, as I speak from experience)

Time for some proper rivers over the Winter, Jim, never mind training at Pinkston. Have fun!
by Steve Agar
Wed May 03, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps in August
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Alps in August

Soca in Slovenia will still have enough for fun and sun.
by Steve Agar
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Powerhouse vs sherpa
Replies: 12
Views: 2317

Re: Powerhouse vs sherpa

Not used the Powerhouse but have no reservations about using the Sherpa for anything from flat water to grade 4/5. Smaller blade makes long days on the river less tiring (and less wearing on the wrists), I also suggest. I think there has been an increasing tendency towards larger blades, so would we...
by Steve Agar
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Much needed Advice from BC
Replies: 20
Views: 1237

Re: Much needed Advice from BC

I do occasionally, but with a bit of lane discipline and common sense there doesn't seem to be a problem. Now getting rowing boats stuck when they drift over the weir - that's a different story.
by Steve Agar
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Much needed Advice from BC
Replies: 20
Views: 1237

Re: Much needed Advice from BC

Not to mention rowing boats hogging all the breakouts at Holme Pierrepont
by Steve Agar
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Much needed Advice from BC
Replies: 20
Views: 1237

Re: Much needed Advice from BC

I'm sure the problem would be avoided if the rowers simply looked in the direction they were going, as the proposed warning is totally discriminatory against deaf or hearing-impaired participants.
by Steve Agar
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access in Llangollen
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Access in Llangollen

Thanks Dave - presumably no problem in hopping across from the Horsehoe Falls access (or should that be egress) point onto the river?
by Steve Agar
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommended India expedition providers?
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Recommended India expedition providers?

I reckon Slime's just trying to keep the Ganga to himself :-)