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by Chas C
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gave du Pau Guide Book
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Gave du Pau Guide Book

Have you looked at http://www.eauxvives.org/fr/rivieres/voir/gave-de-pau-1. This shows two sections one leading to Lourdes and one below Lourdes half way to Pau. It does not show the section into Pau after the part 2 in the guide, I've paddled this and its grade 2 with one dam that I remember with a...
by Chas C
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Getting to India with a boat
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Getting to India with a boat

Robin its a while since I went but Gulf Air and Virgin used to take boats to India. If you travelled Gulf Air and joined their frequent flyer program you got double weight too. Jet take them as well but they are in large financial trouble.
by Chas C
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many boats fit in a jumbo van?
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: How many boats fit in a jumbo van?

I did that trip good few years ago, think there were 7 of us. We had a large van with 3 seats and a small car that would fit 4. We got all 7 boats and kit into the rear of the van but only couple of them were creek boats. We hired them at Trieste Airport.
by Chas C
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mosel touring
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Mosel touring

Thanks Mike, I'm sure they will find this really helpful and as Jim mentioned I think a slow easy paddle / pace laced with local wine will probably work for them.

Chas
by Chas C
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mosel touring
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Mosel touring

Some friends asked me if there was any information, suggestions, books, experience on Canoeing on the Mosel, Luxembourg / German border area.

Its not something I have any knowledge off, they will also take a look at google earth too.

Any info would be thankfully received.
by Chas C
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Re: Left-handed paddlers

I'm a lefty, I have a few paddling friends who are lefties too plus one who is right handed but always paddled left as it was the first paddle he'd been given. When I was teaching scouts I gave them all rights and only if the lefties struggled did I give them left handed ones mainly because it so m...
by Chas C
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Re: Left-handed paddlers

I'm a lefty, I have a few paddling friends who are lefties too plus one who is right handed but always paddled left as it was the first paddle he'd been given. When I was teaching scouts I gave them all rights and only if the lefties struggled did I give them left handed ones mainly because it so mu...
by Chas C
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spanish Pyrenees Camping?
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Spanish Pyrenees Camping?

We did a weekend trip good few years ago, maybe 10 ?, we joined up with the Pau kayak club at Camping Riberies, not luxurious but was good.
by Chas C
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Where to get composite fins..
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Where to get composite fins..

Why not try Mega ? but see they only advertise plastic but sure they could advise you.
http://www.surfkayaks.com/product.php?p ... 283&page=1
by Chas C
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1440

Re: Your three fave rivers...

It has to be

Zambezi gorge - Zambia - warm an plenty of playtime with addition of multi day paddling

White Nile (pre-dam) - Uganda - probably some of the best rapids I've ever paddled.

Karnali - Nepal - best multi day paddle ever, great scenery ending at Bardia Park (what more could you need).
by Chas C
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kitting out new sea kayakers
Replies: 15
Views: 1932

Re: kitting out new sea kayakers

Ullapool is a good destination, if the weather is good you have the choice of the summer isles and some nice coastal / estuary paddling, if the weather is not so good then the inland loch's provide a nice paddle too. Take a hat with a drop down net to protect from the midges, the summer isles can at...
by Chas C
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha Jed size large
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Pyranha Jed size large

Jed is now reserved for collection
by Chas C
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder surgery - experiences of recovery time
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Shoulder surgery - experiences of recovery time

I had a keyhole decompression done, I never took account of the warnings, thinking I knew best and was taking pain killers for maybe 3-4 yrs post op as I tried to get back far too early. In hindsight with some experience I'd suggest you take heed of the warnings given.
by Chas C
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha Jed size large
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Pyranha Jed size large

Pyranha Jed for sale Red and Yellow colour with connect performance outfitting Usual scratches from use but great condition. Stored indoors and unused for few years due to health. Ready for collection based in New Forest Message me for further details / images Suit the larger and/or taller paddler. ...
by Chas C
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Krab on a Throwline?
Replies: 26
Views: 1786

Re: Krab on a Throwline?

When I did my 5* few years ago we'd all agreed that when teaching new paddlers or early * rescues then leaving the krab off to avoid injuries was best. However when paddling with your peers its probably better to have something that can be used assuming the recipient knows what's coming, if they are...
by Chas C
Tue May 15, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck repairs
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Spraydeck repairs

I normally use Aquaseal.
by Chas C
Thu May 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Giving an aging boat a new lease of life
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Giving an aging boat a new lease of life

I had a leaky rear hatch in a P&H Quest, it took me a few years to find it and a day to fix it :-) I'd looked a re-gel coating the whole hull too but the effort needed and storage during the work was too much, the cost paying to get it revamped would have nearly reached the cost of the new boat so i...
by Chas C
Wed May 09, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomendations for Latex Seal replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Recomendations for Latex Seal replacement

Hi Mark

I use Predator Dry suits at Danestream Farm on the Sway Rd, not far from us. He's done mine for probably more than 10 years :-). Its best to call him or visit seem to recall he's not great with email.
by Chas C
Tue May 08, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First aid kit - do you carry one
Replies: 12
Views: 1213

Re: First aid kit - do you carry one

Always.
by Chas C
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H Delphin 150 Corelite 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: P&H Delphin 150 Corelite 2015

Might help to say how much you want for it too :-)
by Chas C
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Buoyancy bags for Mamba bow
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Buoyancy bags for Mamba bow

Use bits of foam from left over foot / hip padding, these won't deflate.
by Chas C
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Denied access River lea 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1665

Re: Denied access River lea 2017

As long as you access and exit from public land then no one can complain, the water itself has no owner.

You mentioned the jetty for access, is this a public jetty ?
by Chas C
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Werner paddle button jamming
Replies: 27
Views: 2465

Re: Werner paddle button jamming

Werner are very clear that they don't recommend that. They are talking about the ferrule not the button, I've been adding a drop of oil into the button recess once a year for probably about 5 years since it first started to get stuck and have no issues since. The ferrule is the part that joins the ...
by Chas C
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Question on Mega boats
Replies: 13
Views: 1247

Re: Question on Mega boats

You could try asking Pete Holgate at: https://www.facebook.com/surfkayaks/
by Chas C
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tidal Stream Atlases
Replies: 26
Views: 4571

Re: Tidal Stream Atlases

I tend to follow the same lines as Mark, I've been using the "Imray tidal/current planner" for 6+ years and it suits me fine.
by Chas C
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peter Berry Taz John Keady Jay Smith Waterboy Jonathan Johns
Replies: 203
Views: 63489

Re: Peter Berry Taz John Keady Jay Smith Waterboy Jonathan Johns

Interesting, brand new FB identity, no personal pictures, no friends shared, all the likes and everything else is geared towards cycling. Has anyone given Julian Porter info on who this guy is ?
by Chas C
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps late summer?
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: Alps late summer?

The Durance will be running, the Gyronde will probably also run. Some of the gorges might be running too, Ubaye below the racecourse and maybe the Guil but likely to be low.