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by TonyM
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: highest waterfall paddled uk
Replies: 15
Views: 1999

Re: highest waterfall paddled uk

I seem to remember someone paddling the Hepste fall many years ago and breaking his back.
I think there was an article and picture in The Times.
by TonyM
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing on the River Dart
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Canoeing on the River Dart

Good job I’m a kayaker (lapsed) then...
by TonyM
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ardeche levels mid September- worth paddling?
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Ardeche levels mid September- worth paddling?

Thanks Steve and Mike
We hit the river on the day of an unscheduled dam release (according to the hire company). Perfect water levels!
Tony
by TonyM
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ardeche levels mid September- worth paddling?
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Ardeche levels mid September- worth paddling?

I’m on holiday in the Cevennes this week With friends, and considering paddling the Ardeche gorge. Is there enough water to make it worthwhile? If so, are there any operators that we should consider for boat hire, or others we should avoid.? All our group are paddlers between beginner and intermedia...
by TonyM
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EL2
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: EL2

Looks like a happy new year!
by TonyM
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 1990s kayaker
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

Re: 1990s kayaker

Nothing wrong with 1970's GP boats with hulls that wobble - before I got my river racer last summer I did a couple of races in the Snipe I got from NUCC years ago, works perfectly well still, and a lot lighter than a modern boat! And if it breaks, throw it away (err, I mean recycle it) and buy anot...
by TonyM
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What on earth are they??? (kayaks!!!)
Replies: 36
Views: 6135

Re: What on earth are they??? (kayaks!!!)

Hi
The original ebay thread has been removed. Can anyone post the photo please? I'm very intrigued.

Thanks
Tony
by TonyM
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Re: PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY

Hi Jane The Severn Estuary is an important Ramsar site. http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=2066 Because of the strong currents there isn't much paddling, that I'm aware of, but there is sailing, and more importantly a busy shipping lane, very close to the mudflats at Portishead Battery Point...
by TonyM
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where's the water in Wales?
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Where's the water in Wales?

Dave Manby wrote:There will people who have numbers for this but to me it's tanking.
Old skool lingo, but we all understand it!
by TonyM
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Wye Calendar
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: River Wye Calendar

"There may be river restrictions around each event."

Really - who is going to impose and police any restrictions?

"there’s no established legal right of navigation upstream of Hay Bridge"

Again - isn't this disputable?

Tony
by TonyM
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trouble with fishermen!
Replies: 29
Views: 2101

Re: Trouble with fishermen!

Hi Dan00130 - which Uni you with?

Personally i cant see the point in paddling when its 'dog low'. Take walking gear when you go on trips - I've had some of my best walks on 'paddling trips'.

And if anyone takes any footage of disputes please please post it on here - i need a laugh.

TOny
by TonyM
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UK Kayaking Season
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

Re: UK Kayaking Season

The season starts when my shattered elbow is sufficiently mended...
by TonyM
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.
Replies: 50
Views: 5428

Re: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.

Corsica S - far worse than a Gambler, which i still have (mainly because i can't get rid of it).
by TonyM
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Doing Norway
Replies: 13
Views: 1678

Re: Doing Norway

Did I see Right Angle snuck in at 0:30?
by TonyM
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dartmoor - river crossing practice sites - suggestions needed
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Dartmoor - river crossing practice sites - suggestions needed

hi guys, thanks for your responses - very helpful as usual. i haven't been ignoring you, but the day after posting i fell off my bike on our local railway path and bust an elbow. 4 hours of surgery later... its only today i feel well enough to do anything. hence apologies for my poor typing. i think...
by TonyM
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dartmoor - river crossing practice sites - suggestions needed
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Dartmoor - river crossing practice sites - suggestions needed

I'm part of a Scout expedition next year, trekking in Uzbekistan. As part of the preparations, I'm looking for some sites on Dartmoor where we can practice river crossings. I'm not sure of the character of the rivers we'll encounter, but looking at Google earth, it seems they range from rocky to bra...
by TonyM
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gees wooden Paddle Info and value Anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Gees wooden Paddle Info and value Anyone?

I think Azalis had cross ply blades; Gees were laminated lengthwise only. I thought Azalis broke more easily because the shafts were
drilled hollow. May be wrong on this though.
by TonyM
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gees wooden Paddle Info and value Anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Gees wooden Paddle Info and value Anyone?

I have one of these which I found when paddling in Austria many, many years ago. Like Colin's it needs a coat of varnish, and then i should hang it on a wall.y

Tony
by TonyM
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: TYMWYN - Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: TYMWYN - Help!

Lovely little river, mainly 2/3. Last part is in a gorge. There are several get in points upstream of Cemmaes Road station. Quite narrow, watch out for trees.

Have a good time.

Tony
by TonyM
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Midweek boaters win again
Replies: 29
Views: 5488

Re: Midweek boaters win again

But where?
by TonyM
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zet raptor vs Dagger mamba
Replies: 24
Views: 6593

Re: Zet raptor vs Dagger mamba

I settled on a Veloc in the end, but tried the a Raptor extensively, though the Veloc is pretty much the same but smaller. The Raptor and Veloc need driving and don't forgive lazy paddling or drifting (in contrast to what was said above). They are both lively and good on lower grade rivers too. The...
by TonyM
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Christmas list!
Replies: 16
Views: 2746

Re: Christmas list!

Nice shiny new shoulder.
by TonyM
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Running the loop when it's scrapey (or "empty")
Replies: 51
Views: 4882

Re: Running the loop when it's scrapey (or "empty")

These days there is so much advance information about river levels, and forecasts that you normally know roughly what level will be like before you leave a home. With Dartmoor being such an adventure playground why not just badge the trip as a multi-activity weekend etc., with canoeing being the no ...
by TonyM
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boucoup de beatage
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Boucoup de beatage

Reminds me of 'Dangerous when Wet', but with much less style.
by TonyM
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Percy Blandford RIP
Replies: 19
Views: 3757

Re: Percy Blandford RIP

Simon wrote: I keep trying to fill my life with hobbies but the need to earn a living keeps getting in the way.
Ditto !
by TonyM
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Percy Blandford RIP
Replies: 19
Views: 3757

Re: Percy Blandford RIP

Anyone who can write a service manual for the Avro Lancaster and design canoes must be truly awesome! My first river trip - Penshurst to the old Leigh Weirpool on the Medway, was, I am sure, in a Scouts PBK double. Amazed we got down without holing it. It led to a lifelong love of kayaking - so than...
by TonyM
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sculling for support
Replies: 23
Views: 3130

Re: Sculling for support

Above all Sarah, rember that your paddle is there primarily to support your Go-Pro! Any support it provides you is purely co-incidental.
by TonyM
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new look UKRGB
Replies: 63
Views: 11441

Re: A new look UKRGB

phpbb will be upgraded rather than replaced. I haven't looked to see if new features like improved photo posting are included. Maybe the real issue is the lack of understanding "how to" - perhaps a stickie in all the forums is the answer, similar to that noted in the For Sale section in the "Using ...
by TonyM
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new look UKRGB
Replies: 63
Views: 11441

Re: A new look UKRGB

Another 'like'.

Will posting photos be easier when the phpBB software is replaced? Much as i like a text based forum (less nonsense talked than some others), posting photos does seem to have been an issue in the past.

Many thanks
Tony