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by geyrfugl
Tue May 08, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail contact ?
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Argyll Sea Kayak Trail contact ?

We used an ASKT campsite this weekend and I was trying to provide some constructive feedback via their website. Unfortunately, it uses a captcha, and the provider seems to have shut down their service without the ASKT webmaster noticing, so the feedback page won't submit anything. Does the organisat...
by geyrfugl
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Renovating an old Nordkapp HM^
Replies: 216
Views: 83529

Re: Renovating an old Nordkapp HM^

I've been re-reading this thread with much interest, as I have just acquired this: https://pennine.ddns.me.uk/photos/blogs/2017/2017-06-25/2017-06-25-AndyWaddington-Nordkapp-FZ1000-1002242.jpg I'll try to keep a record of my progress on the kayak building part of my blog (although my record for keep...
by geyrfugl
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Liquid logic stomper 80 - £450 ono
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: Liquid logic stomper 80 - £450 ono

That's in Nottingham ? by deduction from your previous posts...

Andy
by geyrfugl
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The BEST vid - GoPro/Drone footage to die for!
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: The BEST vid - GoPro/Drone footage to die for!

[Back to the thread title subject..] Good video - a bit short, but at least it's all paddling footage without talking heads or gratuitous scenery ;-) I found the cuts from Aerial footage to the blue boat's headcam very disorientating, but I suspect that's just because the headcam is pointing way too...
by geyrfugl
Sun May 18, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advances in self healing plastic
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Most people replace their boats after damage
Really ? how strange...

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good for another few years, I'm sure. Anyway, it was sort-of self healing, just needed a bit of a fire to buck its ideas up.

Andy
by geyrfugl
Sun May 18, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW 2.0
Replies: 66
Views: 6315

I'm a bit late to this conversation, but WGS84 Lat/Long is not very useful if you have an OS map. If you bought a satnav which doesn't understand OSGB gridrefs, you bought the wrong product - because what you are going to read off your OS map before setting out is a gridref... which is also what you...
by geyrfugl
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER RAWTHEY
Replies: 28
Views: 9560

Thanks to Mike M for pointing out that URL is broken, try



(an extra "M" that I'd not copied and pasted).

Andy
by geyrfugl
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER RAWTHEY
Replies: 28
Views: 9560

Rawthey video

There's a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv-MyzvDDL of the River paddled the same day as DanJ's report above. It shows just about every rapid of any note, almost all from a headcam perspective. Unfortunately, as I took a gratuitously elevated portage, it doesn't show the tree below Loup Falls...
by geyrfugl
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vintage access sticker - can anyone date this ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Yes, I've a load of scanned photos from a 1980's club slideshow and looking at some of them I have to ask "How is your arm still attached ?"
by geyrfugl
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vintage access sticker - can anyone date this ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Vintage access sticker - can anyone date this ?

This is from a boat in our club store - the oldest datable sticker on the boat is from the 1987 Mike Jones Rally, but I suspect these "Fight for a Fair Deal on British Rivers" ones (there are two on the boat) are older. http://pennine.ddns.me.uk/SOC/FightForAFairDeal1.jpg I've lovingly (?) recreated...
by geyrfugl
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Double sea kayak - hardly used Arctic Star 630, Co. Durham
Replies: 7
Views: 1002

Now sold, sorry - didn't want to post and bump the topic above active sales :-(
by geyrfugl
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3101

You're probably frowned upon for winning in a modified boat, but there's not much risk of that. Main class is for boats up to nine feet long, so I'm already in the minority "long boat" category. And apparently "veteran" starts many years before middle age. So I might perhaps do OK in the "verteran i...
by geyrfugl
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3101

The reason you probably didnt feel much of an impact is because the back of the boat will have clipped a rock at water level, the front of the boat being supported by the water Err, actually, the bow of the boat would have been a metre or so in the air at the time of impact - as I said, I got a dec...
by geyrfugl
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3101

Actually, guarantee not required after all. It was nothing I couldn't fix with a blowtorch and an old tent peg. So I'll be all GO! for the Upper Tees race on Sunday ;-) [this time, I *am* serious] Provided it survives a quick test in Richmond baths tonight, of course. http://pennine.ddns.me.uk/photo...
by geyrfugl
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old School Images
Replies: 8
Views: 1875

Never had a Rotobat. Can do you images of someone doing Dogleg on the Upper Tees in a 1996 Pirouette (yesterday, before I broke it:-)

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More to come when I've repaired it ;-)

Andy
by geyrfugl
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3101

I kind of get the impression that the odd person might have been taking me seriously here. Just because I always want everything to come with at least a fifty year no-quibble replacement guarantee covering accidental damage if it is going to qualify for the accolade "any good" (don't laugh - when I ...
by geyrfugl
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3101

Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?

http://pennine.ddns.me.uk/photos/blogs/2014/2014-03-09/Andy-HD3A-30000439-00103523.jpg It's only the eighth river this boat's done, I got a good boof and landed nicely, but my stern went AWOL !! OK, admittedly the boat was bought in 1996 but it's still a bit off - I didn't even feel (or hear) a bum...
by geyrfugl
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: North East Video Library
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

Two more Upper Swale videos gauge at 1m more of a trip report gauge at 0.64m more of a guidebook both the above try to show more of the river than just the waterfalls. Note that 0.64m is a bit low to be running the right hand side of Lower Kisdon as shown - you can see the paddler hits the ledge pre...
by geyrfugl
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER TEES (Barnard Castle to Whorlton Falls)
Replies: 25
Views: 11569

Gauge readings at Barney should be back to normal, as water is now flowing over the full width of the weir. Deepdale beck still flows under a low temporary bridge, and work may be continuing on the banks until September. Portage access river left is still obstructed by path closure, but the weir sho...
by geyrfugl
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Tees - Middleton in Teesdale to Barnard Castle
Replies: 13
Views: 8142

Water is now flowing over the full width of the weir at Barney again, and the gauge readings will be comparable with before the work. There's more info and some pictures on this thread: http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... 7&p=732279
by geyrfugl
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER TEES Barnard Castle Weir Repair Works
Replies: 6
Views: 4008

The Barney weir work is essentially finished and water is now flowing over the full width. Gauge readings ought to be comparable with what they were before the work started. There's still work in progress on the banks, so portage is still a long way. It looks as though requests for an easy put-in be...
by geyrfugl
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Food for thought for GoPro helmet users
Replies: 26
Views: 6570

I did worry about it when I had a longer bolt during the first experiments. Now I reckon that even if an impact were hard enough to sheer off the threads on the wingnut and push the bolt through the wood block, it still wouldn't reach my head as the bolt is only just long enough to engage the thread...
by geyrfugl
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Food for thought for GoPro helmet users
Replies: 26
Views: 6570

I've got a GoPro mounted both front and back of my ancient AP2000 helmet, and I've whacked the front camera on rocks a number of times. Both mounts are NOT the self adhesive ones which come off at relatively low impact forces (my one venture into self-adhesive lasted part way through one single rive...
by geyrfugl
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Lune - Beck Foot to Rawthey Confluence
Replies: 42
Views: 17246

Hmm, from the thread above it looks as though the steps must have been there for about three years - clearly not adequately publicised or signed. To quote Jim quoting from Cumbria Canoeists: ... directly beside the road bridge, river left, which saves paddlers from a long, greasy and slippery drag t...
by geyrfugl
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Lune - Beck Foot to Rawthey Confluence
Replies: 42
Views: 17246

Stroppy gent at Killington bridge take out

Having stopped about 30m above the bridge, and taken out using the good path (river left) which we have been asked (politely) to use on a previous trip, I found myself being harangued by a bloke in a tone more appropriate to someone who had just vandalised his car or buggered his wife. He stood hold...
by geyrfugl
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Serious incident reporting and analysis or just unlucky?
Replies: 45
Views: 4935

Surely the majority of incidents happen in less controlled situations than competitions ? Recreational kayakers and canoeists don't have a National representative body in the UK, so there is no-one who would have funding to carry this sort of thing out. In the unlikely event that BCU ever evolved in...
by geyrfugl
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn pay and play
Replies: 153
Views: 16598

Well I never used the Tryweryn before it was free, and I always paid for parking once I started using it. My only effective form of protest now is to refuse to pay anything whatsoever to CT, in the hope that they do indeed go out of business. Morally, to accomplish this, I will simply not use the Tr...
by geyrfugl
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Double sea kayak - hardly used Arctic Star 630, Co. Durham
Replies: 7
Views: 1002

I'm seeing doubles fetching scary prices on ebay so I'm aiming to undercut the opposition in the hope of actually shifting the boat despite its shininess and little use. Lets open negotiations at £850 and see how we go from there...
by geyrfugl
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Mad River Revelation Canoe for sale (Co. Durham)
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Now Sold

One down ! Two to go :-(
by geyrfugl
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Double sea kayak - hardly used Arctic Star 630, Co. Durham
Replies: 7
Views: 1002

Double sea kayak - hardly used Arctic Star 630, Co. Durham

http://pennine.ddns.me.uk/photos/mainarchive/andy/Digital/P7/SeaKayak02/xga/dsc03343.jpg Bought new (delivered direct from factory in Helsinki via Immingham docks :-) a few years ago when the kids were just about big enough for paddling and camping trips, but not big enough to paddle all day. Only ...