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by Bod Bagby
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ears
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Ears

Ear plugs are easy to get and largely stop water getting in. In Southwest England, many WW paddlers swear by Surfplugs. Custom moulded. £75 or so but worth it. They prevent my ears being blocked which can last for days on end. And ultimately will avoid the need for them to be reamed with a Black and...
by Bod Bagby
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nelo C-Trek - any experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Nelo C-Trek - any experience?

I haven't paddled the C-Trek, but it was (Is?) also made by Kirton Kayaks in Devon. They have a better description on their website. It was the boat that Sean Morley paddled around the whole of the UK and Ireland. Designed by Rob Feloy who also designed the Inuk - which is also on the Kirton and Nel...
by Bod Bagby
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plymouth Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Plymouth Sound

An alternative put-in to Mountbatten is just a bit up the river at Oreston. If you Google a road called The Quay, Oreston you will find it. Handy slip, easy access and free parking all around. Works for any state of tide. We discover new bits everytime we go.
by Bod Bagby
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 5:10 canyoneers
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: 5:10 canyoneers

You can find them online but I don't think they are made now. Adidas Terrex hydro is the successor. Adidas bought 5:10 9 years ago.
by Bod Bagby
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fines and licences on UK waterways
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Fines and licences on UK waterways

If you join British Canoeing then the licence is included in with membership. Apparently some lock keepers on the Thames will ask. White waterboaters generally have similar views to climbers with regards to not paying for access on natural rivers, but we expect to pay at an artificial pumped course;...
by Bod Bagby
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Summer white water in UK??
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Summer white water in UK??

We just used to go to the Tryweryn for a week. Then if it rains you are close enough to excellent white-water or if we got bored, we would hop over to the Llyn Peninsula for a few days and go surfing at Porth Neigwl. Take bikes and every possible weather condition is covered. The Dart was up yesterd...
by Bod Bagby
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best ''missions'' in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Best ''missions'' in the UK

We did the Upper Upper Walkham on Dartmoor recently with one of the well known Marks of this Parish. It had a wet,windy walk across an isolated part of Dartmoor, paddling on top of the moor, smashing through rhododendrons, a steep bit with lots of wood, with an eventual arrival downstream where you ...
by Bod Bagby
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: seized Lendal paddlok
Replies: 11
Views: 1419

Re: seized Lendal paddlok

Try vinegar. This will remove salt deposits that water would not touch.
by Bod Bagby
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Nomad deck advice
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Dagger Nomad deck advice

I have an 8.6 Newmad and am pleased with my Whetman deck. It is dry. Ie inside of the deck and all my legs are dry after Upper Dart run. It does have latex around the whole rim which may help. It also fits a Mamba 8.1 so again I doubt there is anything about the Playboater deck size that is wrong. M...
by Bod Bagby
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What car for a sea kayaker?
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: What car for a sea kayaker?

Any big-ish estate will do it? Focuses are surprisngly spacious. I have a Skoda Superb. Before that a phev Mitsubishi Outlander but that was simply too tall for loading boats easily (or I am too short!); and fuel consumption was 2/3 the diesel Skoda, even plugging the phev in at work everyday. What ...
by Bod Bagby
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sunburn
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Sunburn

Used to use P20 until, like Plymouth Damo, we found Calypso which appears to be very similar. Apply once and forget. Doesn't run into your eyes.
by Bod Bagby
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How long does a PFD last?
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: How long does a PFD last?

The answer to the conundrum is to give your not yet knackered bouyo to someone going to india/Nepal or somewhere similar and they can leave it with a raft guide trainee or community project.

You then get to see photos of it doing bigger and better stuff over time and enjoy it vicariously.
by Bod Bagby
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 3677

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

I like paddling with Mark and Mark. Location Piddle onto Poole.

Banzer has already picked the top location.
by Bod Bagby
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I think I might paddle too much because....
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: I think I might paddle too much because....

Why would you think that?
by Bod Bagby
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Faff
Replies: 19
Views: 1979

Re: Faff

Since it is simply not tolerated I have no stories. The only thing we do is arrive 30 minutes late if meeting Morsey, so that we are early.
by Bod Bagby
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whitewater or White Water
Replies: 50
Views: 2821

Re: Whitewater or White Water

Weisswasser is too close to WeissBier. I was going to end with "or vice versa" but that would be very unfair on a whole brewing industry. Was it not the Not the Nine o'Clock News that introduced us to German concatenates such as Biggenfu''kentrucken for Juggernaut? Our language clearly has many orig...
by Bod Bagby
Fri May 19, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Europa kayak for youngsters?
Replies: 15
Views: 5891

Re: Europa kayak for youngsters?

I think Nick's grand daughter is 22 years old now but another small boat is the Dancer XS. Smaller in every way. I thought they might only have been available in the US but saw this one, which at least proves they are still about. https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks-jet-skis/perception-dancer-kay...
by Bod Bagby
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Possibly the best top ten list ever...
Replies: 26
Views: 2745

Re: Possibly the best top ten list ever...

Come on Simon, waiting with baited breath here. It's 3:30pm Hong Kong time!

I am slightly concerned that with climate change stopping the jet stream, every autumn to Christmas will be made up of top tens and not paddling.

Happy new year, by the way.
by Bod Bagby
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Possibly the best top ten list ever...
Replies: 26
Views: 2745

Re: Possibly the best top ten list ever...

Aye Banzer; Clachaig should definitely be in consideration. We always go to Tyndrum chippy on the way home but not sure if that is immediately post paddling,. Morsy will make it up as he goes along anyway.
by Bod Bagby
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Possibly the best top ten list ever...
Replies: 26
Views: 2745

Re: Possibly the best top ten list ever...

Getting served Nile Special on a tray after getting off the river at Hairy Lemon was pretty good.
by Bod Bagby
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Adaptable Design
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Adaptable Design

When I was at Uni, we used to take the foam off the polo Aquabats and take them to the Tryweryn etc. Not exactly what you were after. The Dagger Kingpin Icon had pods that you could bolt on front and back to increase volume, to make it less of a cart-wheeler and better for hole stuff, although I thi...
by Bod Bagby
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: England's Best Grade 3 river?
Replies: 24
Views: 3038

Re: England's Best Grade 3 river?

Glad that is sorted. West Dart it is.
by Bod Bagby
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some Facts
Replies: 26
Views: 3195

Re: Some Facts

Went once, is a whole other country though... https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/189434_20204075152_90_n.jpg?oh=5516ea0f92b6769cab06e7c18c4dc21f&oe=5853F47A I took that photo. Just saying.... For completeness I will mention that I only did safety on the particular short section pictured.
by Bod Bagby
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.
Replies: 50
Views: 6166

Re: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.

Followed by a rotobat. Billy, you must surely go to hell for that!! I’ve been there, and it was in a rotobat. They had the dynamics of paddling a sausage, a slow sausage. I got mine out of the shed last year and took it down the Upper Dart. Compared to modern boats its dynamics are somewhat sluggis...
by Bod Bagby
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.
Replies: 50
Views: 6166

Re: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.

Billy The Fisherman wrote: Followed by a rotobat.
Billy, you must surely go to hell for that!!
by Bod Bagby
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.
Replies: 50
Views: 6166

Re: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.

S6F, not because it was bad, more because after a day of paddling one, I needed a zimmer for 2 days. I always wanted to paddle a Dagger Free fall so I could declare that bad but never did. Uwe's Invader was pretty lifeless but I chose it the first time I paddled Chateau Q so it can't be a winner. Th...
by Bod Bagby
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV Online Booking an assessment advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: LV Online Booking an assessment advice

It's obvious Mr Bland, excepting your recent experience of a bit of high volume paddling over seas you are not considered up for assessment. Just go to Cardiff. They are much friendlier there.
by Bod Bagby
Wed May 18, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone demo'd the Large Newmad yet?
Replies: 24
Views: 2152

Re: Anyone demo'd the Large Newmad yet?

There has been a medium nomad at Ciww for a while. Ronnie has it at the shop. I am 70kg and it suited me whereas I happily paddle the 8.1 old Nomad. I am guessing that an extra 25kg might be too much for the medium but your location says Cardiff so easy to find out.
by Bod Bagby
Wed May 04, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: It's time for an alpine snow pack thread.
Replies: 9
Views: 2361

Re: It's time for an alpine snow pack thread.

It's just not the same without Stuart.