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by Swampthing
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 82177

HaHaHaHa :)
by Swampthing
Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 82177

Mark, I hope your not lying about the level or I'll set Wildross on you :)
by Swampthing
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Plym
Replies: 2
Views: 3182

Its a bit too low today, it rises and falls fairly quickly. If about 15mm rain fell tonight it should be nuff 2mo. I like it when its low, its a technical pinball run and safer as most of the eddies dissapear when higher. Last friday we walked upstream from Shaughbridge to near the Dewerstone and ra...
by Swampthing
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Plym
Replies: 2
Views: 3182

Plym

I paddled the Plym from Shaugh bridge to Bickleigh bridge on friday and can confirm that the large tree which has for years blocked the river, has finally moved to the left bank leaving clear passage. It must have been huge water that moved it.
by Swampthing
Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Integrity of helmets
Replies: 42
Views: 2283

As a general guide , if any scratch is deep enough to expose the fibre reinforcement (look with a magnifying glass) its probably worth replacement.
by Swampthing
Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What glue to replace new latex seals?
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Sikaflex
by Swampthing
Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GAPS IN THE MARKET
Replies: 83
Views: 6079

How about something to save your ass when your dying in a big hole. Say a spring fired drougue chute on a 5mtr strop which you fire downstream (hopefully not into another stopper) and it yanks your ass out of trouble.
by Swampthing
Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 82177

Didnt go there, but 2 dry days means it ll be low. About 8" bellow slab at a guess. Hope for rain tonight.
by Swampthing
Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: anyone fancy boating the Plym or Dart this week?
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Are you talking upper Dart and upper Plym or lower ? A few of us have regular weekday trips.
by Swampthing
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GAPS IN THE MARKET
Replies: 83
Views: 6079

How about an an affordable kayak trolley? A trolley that fits IN a boat once there might be cool I'll raise you, a trolley (three or four wheel) that fits IN a kayak and when attached, will bear the weight of kayak and paddler, just for those downhill moments!! A trolley that fits in a boat you say...
by Swampthing
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 82177

Ross W wrote:Any idea on the level today ?


Yes, just about up to the lower portion of slab. Some more rain due later in week. May be ok for weekend.
by Swampthing
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Respraying helmets
Replies: 50
Views: 2815

stevecane, I agree with what you say about xylene ,which is why I said it the day before. However I disagree on the stickers . Any agressive solvent ,if used in the adhesive would also degrade the sticker itself which is only vinyl. Also ,you may note that Sweet apply stickers themselves. Just ask t...
by Swampthing
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rusty Rivets
Replies: 24
Views: 1212

Is the magnet test valid? Isn't Stainless magnetic? The inside of my rivet has some surface rust but I can't get it to show properly in a photo because of all the black around it The metal is over ex posed and looks silver any ideas? There are many blends of stainless, good ones have more chromium ...
by Swampthing
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Improving my Roll
Replies: 39
Views: 2491

A good idea is to get someone poolside to film you then analyse where things go wrong
by Swampthing
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 82177

Decent amount of rain due mon and tues.
by Swampthing
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Respraying helmets
Replies: 50
Views: 2815

Car spray shop
by Swampthing
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Respraying helmets
Replies: 50
Views: 2815

HAHAHA. I like the one with the brain pic. When I go bald, think I'll get him to airbrush that one on me head
by Swampthing
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Respraying helmets
Replies: 50
Views: 2815

Polyurethanes, polyethylenes, polystyrenes etc are low performance plastics .Things like epoxies or phenolic resins are the tough guys in the plastics world. The answer to your next question is that its too labour intensive and expensive to use these. (not good for thermoforming)
by Swampthing
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rusty Rivets
Replies: 24
Views: 1212

Mark, I think you should test it to destruction in true Brainiac fashion. A breezeblock dropped from an ever increasing height for instance. I recon it would fail catostrophically at about a 12mtr drop of a 4" block with helmet placed on hard ground. As Stoneweasel said, would be a big hit on youtub...
by Swampthing
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Respraying helmets
Replies: 50
Views: 2815

If its a simple design as you say, almost any bodyshop (no, not that one) will do it. Sweet lids use low grade plastics (alledgedly)which will certainly be compromised by traditional xylene/toluene solvents, but a lot of bodyshops are moving to water based paints now
by Swampthing
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rusty Rivets
Replies: 24
Views: 1212

Get a small magnet and see if its atracted to the rivets. If it is then theyre crap and wont last. I just checked my Strutter from USA and theyre non magnetic. Bye the way, are they asking how old the lids are and checking receipts?
by Swampthing
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 82177

1600 Wed 3" below slab. A little rain due sat sun
by Swampthing
Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The joys of flatwater paddling
Replies: 17
Views: 1231

I did this trip a couple years back in my sea yak. Made the mistake of doing it on a Sunday though. Fishymen everywhere. Most were fine but one had to spout off with the verbal. Keept shouting "wheres your permit". Admittedly, I didnt have said article. I had to pass them all again on way back to Ti...
by Swampthing
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Southwest Rivers
Replies: 2
Views: 3187

Sorry dude, just a few showers due between now and Sunday. No go.
by Swampthing
Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zambezi on telly tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Zambezi on telly tonight

1705. Ch 4. Bear Grylls , may be good . Bad news is Tanya Streeter is on other side at same time.
by Swampthing
Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boots.
Replies: 32
Views: 2287

Green wellies, one size smaller, cut to suit. Jobs a goodun. Or , bling it up and get the flash patterned wellies.
by Swampthing
Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Loosing sleep.
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

HAHAHAHAHA. Ye ,should do it. I'll try that next time:)
by Swampthing
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Crossing over ... question
Replies: 40
Views: 2430

In WW you can run much rougher stuff than you could at sea because you can recover at the next eddy. At sea if its wild you die of exhaustion.
by Swampthing
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Loosing sleep.
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Loosing sleep.

Every time I have a decent workout on a river Im finding that I sleep poorly that night. One would think that the fatigue would effect a night of bliss,but no way for me. Im wondering, is it because of adrenaline build up in system or is it that I eat twice as much after a paddle than I would otherw...
by Swampthing
Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 82177

4 inches below . Partys over.