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by Hengle
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 3147

Re: Insurance and qualifications

If the club member is deployed to lead a session by the club, the club would be responsible and would be asked should it come to court etc why they had deployed that person and why they deemed them fit to do so! Hence clubs needing insurance - it should be noted that the BC Club insurance also cover...
by Hengle
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 3147

Re: Insurance and qualifications

The FAQ's you are referring to are here https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/membership/why-join-british-canoeing/insurance-towergate#frequently-asked-questions-faqs . The reference to qualification is that the person delivering the session is qualified in the eyes of the deployer (Club in this instan...
by Hengle
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Canal tunnrls
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Canal tunnrls

I think this is what you are after https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/library/1424.pdf

Hengle
by Hengle
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Not managing to pull a spraydeck
Replies: 46
Views: 2701

Re: Not managing to pull a spraydeck

We used to coach this as part of a progression, over several sessions focused on other stuff. The plan was to get them to start with their hands ready for eskimo rescue, then run them along the cockpit rim, till they find the loop, then continue running the hands forwards pushing the loop as they un...
by Hengle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Tor vs marsport Epsilon / Raven
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Tor vs marsport Epsilon / Raven

The Epilison was a development from the Raven, it has lost the wings and has more volume in the deck but the hull shape is unchanged - lighter paddlers prefer the Raven, Heavier prefer the Epilison, Heavier still like the Epilison Excel The Tor is very different - lots more rocker so can be harder t...
by Hengle
Fri May 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: River Test nature reserve area access and fishing
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: River Test nature reserve area access and fishing

Hi there As far as I know there is nothing new about the Test. Fishing ownership in tidal water is not an area that I would know about, however we do paddle that stretch regularly and at certain times of year / tide may explore into the Hants Wildlife trust area. Whilst not wanting to make a politic...
by Hengle
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU insurance - leading youths
Replies: 21
Views: 1383

Re: BCU insurance - leading youths

A volunteer is part of a club as per the statement "Combined Liability insurance cover – for your members and club activities up to £10 million" they are asked to do a role by the club and are taking part in club activities.
by Hengle
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU insurance - leading youths
Replies: 21
Views: 1383

Re: BCU insurance - leading youths

Hi Adrian There are volunteers that volunteer for British Canoeing directly and so are listed separately, there are also volunteers who volunteer as part of a club, the same break down could also be made for members. on the clubs page in the benefits of affiliation it states "Combined Liability insu...
by Hengle
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU insurance - leading youths
Replies: 21
Views: 1383

Re: BCU insurance - leading youths

On the British Canoeing Website here https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/membership/benefits/insurance-towergate/ it states in the FAQ, in the Coaches paragraph towards the bottom of the page: "The policy schedule says all coaches must hold a qualification, does this mean as an experienced volunteer,...
by Hengle
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Child paddle length
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Child paddle length

Hi Robert Re the relationship between height and paddle angle, its seated height that's important rather than standing height, on the basis that the length of my legs does not affect the height of my shoulder over the water. Seat height also plays a part albeit less in a playboat than a WWR or racin...
by Hengle
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Competition Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: old marathon K1
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Wanted: old marathon K1

What size, What Stability, What condition?

Have a Glass Lancer Copy, or Glass Sabre both old and tired but serviceable in Southampton
by Hengle
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cruising inertia
Replies: 19
Views: 1653

Re: Cruising inertia

Hi All Racing boats are not built as light as possible, e.g. they are usually built to the rules 12kg for a sprint K1 and 8Kg (ICF rule) for a Marathon K1. Several years ago one of the London Clubs did several tests using K1's of the same design but varying weights with the same paddlers. the result...
by Hengle
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: LOOKING FOR K2 FOR DW 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: LOOKING FOR K2 FOR DW 2017

Hi MaxNene Southampton have several that may fit what you want Marsport Falcon x2 - Glass construction, one with platform seats and another with sliding footrests Marsport Toucan - Club Construction, complete with sliding footrests but the gel coat is peeling Marsport Boxer - Glass construction many...
by Hengle
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Convert K1 into tourer
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Convert K1 into tourer

The french still use a lot of Class 3 boats for racing, and some have a removable WW style cockpit that attaches over the marathon one to give more grip to the boat. I have oftern thought I would make one but never mustered the enthuism.
by Hengle
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: What cadence for efficiency & distance?
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: What cadence for efficiency & distance?

with my paddling I find that I can maintain around 11 - 12kmph at 70 - 80 strokes per min, below that and I struggle to pull hard enough to keep the speed up and the stroke becomes jerky rather than fluid, faster than that and I need to do more strength and aerobic work to be able to maintain it for...
by Hengle
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Best K1 racer for choppy conditions and harbour races
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Best K1 racer for choppy conditions and harbour races

Hi Connor I am happy paddling the Test, Itchen and Hamble in the conditions you describe in my Alpha, Bigger than that and I would go for an Eta, If I am goung out beyond Hythe, Ocean Village or Hamble Point then I am happer in the more stable boat due to the greater prevelance of the side on condit...
by Hengle
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Sprint and play boat comparison
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Re: Sprint and play boat comparison

With out wanting to make this a Southampton Fest..... Although the majority of my moving water paddling is (quite) a while back I still consider my self a Padder who trains for competition because its easyier to do this in Southampton and it will give me the stamina and strength to do the rec discip...
by Hengle
Fri May 06, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Motorhome Roof rack
Replies: 31
Views: 6985

Re: Motorhome Roof rack

with reference to the origional question, one of our club members has the same issue carrying K1 and K2 racing boats, so he had made a set of V bars like these http://www.marsport.co.uk/Products.aspx?item=129&m=r&c=0 but with raised legs underneath so that they can be clamped to the cross roof bar, ...
by Hengle
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vucum pump for repairs?
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Vucum pump for repairs?

Hi Jim
thanks for the explanation above - but how do you stop the pump sucking the matt into the hole and leaving a concave / convex surface?
James
by Hengle
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavrsport moving to europe
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: Wavrsport moving to europe

Perception already produce some of the Wavesport boats in the UK for the European market- so I would expect the move is to Sussex, rather than to Bristol.
by Hengle
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Marathon K1 Repair recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Re: Marathon K1 Repair recommendations

I recon that your best option would be to order the Gees parts direct and sicaflex the platform in - as long as you mask the boat up well the job will take about 30 mins tops
Hengle
by Hengle
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vynek refurb?
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Vynek refurb?

Jonno I dont know about the versions of the Vryneck but on mine (a Gaybo version) we cut out the flange for the material front hatch but a Kayaksport hatch bonded straight into the recess - it was a bit of a pain due to the amount of Kevlar in the build but ok. The Rear again we cut out the hatch fl...
by Hengle
Mon May 05, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 62
Views: 32138

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

The stability chart has moved from the Southern Region site to the Norwich Canoe club site!
Cheers
Heng
by Hengle
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Channel crossing - long way
Replies: 28
Views: 3620

Re: Channel crossing - long way

Hi Mark
I seem to remember that the French club that Poole Harbour are / were twinned with paddled across in an outrigger, Chergbourg to Poole? they may have more information.
Heng
by Hengle
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 62
Views: 32138

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

Hi Merijn I wrote the review of the Eta that appeared in Canoe Focus and on the Marsport Website, I have had 2 plus a Zeta and have another Eta on order when I get round to telling Marsport exactly what I want. Its a fast boat that does give you a second chance more like an old style boat but retain...
by Hengle
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grants etc for clubs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: Grants etc for clubs?

if you look on the Canoe England website there is a link http://www.j4bgrants.co.uk/can9218z5z/default.aspx they pay for all the clubs to have access to this, you put in what you want to find grants about and where you are and in theory you get a list of grants that may appeal. you Development Offic...
by Hengle
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: K1 rocker?
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: K1 rocker?

My understanding is that its to do with wetted area of the boat, so as the boat accelerates the nose rises thus forcing the tail into the water and acting as a drogue thus slowing the boat. by increasing the rocker you can avoid the boat sinking so far. there are also other reasons such as when siti...
by Hengle
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Transporting sea Kayak
Replies: 11
Views: 1604

Re: Transporting sea Kayak

Hi Mike I have carried my composite sea boats (singles and double's) in my racing Vees for years. its fine if not better than bars or uprights as the fit is better. the boats are flatter so they sit higher in the V like a Laance or cirrus but due to the additional strength and stiffness (and weight)...
by Hengle
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Do I need Wings?
Replies: 110
Views: 6830

Re: Do I need Wings?

Hi Mark I have some sets of Zastera Burton Mid http://www.zastera.cz/en/category/flat-water/paddles/ that are left over from the sets that I ordered for the club, you can have them for what we paid. glass shaft / glass blade £110, Elite blade / carbon shaft £220 Wings with cracked necks are worthles...
by Hengle
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V
Replies: 79
Views: 20950

Re: Racing K1 to Racing C1 build - Mk V

HI Nick
Congratuations - a great achievement.
But a question, from the look of the pictures the boats sits nose heavy whilst under power - is that the case? Would you not be better to move the seat back a bit to ensure level running?
Hengle