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by Steve Agar
Thu May 07, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Can anyone identify these kayaks?
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Can anyone identify these kayaks?

If you post this on facebook "UK Canoe Slalom Results"you might even find out previous owners.
by Steve Agar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Allen
Replies: 14
Views: 7927

Re: River Allen

More trees! There is a very large tree across the whole river on the West Allen just ABOVE the confluence with the East Allen, so no problem for the usual stretch downstream from Cupola Bridge, but a complete no-no if you're considering the West Allen from Elks Head (Bearsbridge, Whitfield) down to ...
by Steve Agar
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For sale jackson 4fun
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: For sale jackson 4fun

Hi, if the boat is still available can you please e-mail crispin.agar@gmail.com. Thanks, Steve
by Steve Agar
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yakima whispbar
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Yakima whispbar

Anyone had any problems with strap or rope wear on Yakima Whispbar roof bars - I've only ever used square bars before?
by Steve Agar
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Kendal Mountain Festival 15-17th November
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Kendal Mountain Festival 15-17th November

Kendal, Slime, Kendal!:-)

However the best of Kendal filmshow at Rheged (nearer to Keswick than Kendal) on Sunday is worth a shout.
by Steve Agar
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found - paddle
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Found - paddle

Canoe paddle, alloy shaft and plastic blade found below Warden Gorge on North Tyne. May have been lost a while back.
by Steve Agar
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Blade repair
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Re: Blade repair

To follow up on Chris' comments, I would guess that you've taken a chunk out of the outer edge due to impact with a stationary object (a bit of road rather than a rock), but without applying a large force due to levering off the obstacle in question. I think you should be optimistic, therefore, that...
by Steve Agar
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking holyday to Idaho
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Kayaking holyday to Idaho

Flew this year with boats from Manchester to Seattle direct with Thomas Cook Airlines, and Seattle to Boise with Alaska. You have to use the Alaska flights (3 digit flight code) rather than subsidiary Horizon as they use a 737 so boats are no problem. Only need to pay for boats on one leg as the sec...
by Steve Agar
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying boats
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Flying boats

Check out Thomas Cook Airlines/Condor. Flew with them to the US this year with boats.
by Steve Agar
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED Jackson 4Fun
Replies: 0
Views: 183

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: 762

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: 2109

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: 628

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: 628

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: 628

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: 628

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: 690

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: 690

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: 6294

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: 843

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: 1374

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: 854

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: 854

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: 6294

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: 1040

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: 610

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: 224

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: 224

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: 466

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: 466

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...