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by ChrisS
Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry suit cleaning advice
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Dry suit cleaning advice

Wash the inside of the neck and wrist seals with plain soap and water to remove oils from your skin which can degrade the latex.
by ChrisS
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost: River Mole, two canoe paddles
Replies: 0
Views: 241

Lost: River Mole, two canoe paddles

Two wooden single bladed canoe paddles lost on the River Mole. One is a Carlisle Beaver Tail with white electrical tape on the shaft and the other is a laminated white water paddle marked "Civil Service Canoe Club" or "CSSC". Please PM me or post here if found.

Thanks, Chris
by ChrisS
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems on the River Avon
Replies: 78
Views: 19400

Re: Problems on the River Avon

Every year for a number of years we organised a "Derwent Access Paddle". This was a simple tour down the river open to anybody to join. The main reason for running it was to have a good day out, and to let more people know about this lovely bit of water. But it also provided evidence, if ever it wa...
by ChrisS
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Storm Cag
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Storm Cag

I think they were made by Expedition Essentials and rebranded for Brookbank by the addition of a small label on the front. They were a very well-made and useful bit of kit and excellent value. It is a pity if Expedition Essentials have gone under or stopped making them as I suspect may be the case.
by ChrisS
Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems on the River Avon
Replies: 78
Views: 19400

Re: Problems on the River Avon

Google tells us that Mr Borras's "Funniest Angling Moment" was:

"Watching a mate trying to unhook a cat he’d foul-hooked on a back cast. It wasn’t having any of it!"
by ChrisS
Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems on the River Avon
Replies: 78
Views: 19400

Re: Problems on the River Avon

6:07 "Eminent lawyers have been consulted" "Anything can be argued. That's really what English law is all about, precedent etcetera. I mean it could well be that Edward the Second gave somebody a mining right somewhere in a village where now there are gardens but I wouldn't expect the people to just...
by ChrisS
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The law by textbook
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: The law by textbook

His response to the current Sustainability Committee inquiry into access to inland water in Wales is here. "The Right of Navigation on Non-tidal Rivers and the Common Law" was published by himself in 2004 and costs £10 (all profits donated to Water Aid). His email and postal address are not difficul...
by ChrisS
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: whatizit?
Replies: 45
Views: 3467

Re: whatizit?

Perception Spirit
by ChrisS
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: whatizit?
Replies: 45
Views: 3467

Re: whatizit?

T-Canyon?
by ChrisS
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Get Out
Replies: 24
Views: 2422

Re: Conwy Get Out

The questions on the Evidence Form might shed some light. I doubt if "calling into question" would necessarily have to be in the nature of a formal legal challenge.
by ChrisS
Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Get Out
Replies: 24
Views: 2422

Re: Conwy Get Out

Another possibility could be trying to get the route from the usual get out to the bridge recorded as a right of way. It might meet the criteria if evidence can be assembled to show continuous use for a period of 20 years without objection: From The Ramblers website: Claiming a right of way using ev...
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Get Out
Replies: 24
Views: 2422

Re: Conwy Get Out

Dear [Conwy] Countryside and Rights of Way Service I would be grateful if you could let me have some information about the footpath which goes (on the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map) from grid reference SH 830 521 to grid reference SH 832 522. On the map the path appears to end on a bridge with no co...
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Get Out
Replies: 24
Views: 2422

Re: Conwy Get Out

If there is still a right of way there perhaps these people could help to get it opened up.
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Get Out
Replies: 24
Views: 2422

Re: Conwy Get Out

Hmm I seem to recollect the remains of an old foot bridge shortly before the old get out. There was no wood left on it but I do remember the stone piers. Not the sort of thing a farmer would have built I would have thought so there possibly was a foot path of some sort at one time. I think that is ...
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Get Out
Replies: 24
Views: 2422

Re: Conwy Get Out

I don't know if is practicable, but the OS map shows a public footpath close to the river at GR SU826523 (river left just before the river turns North and more or less due South of the cafe layby) . About 250-300m to Rhydlanfair bridge.
by ChrisS
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New DVD by Gordon Brown
Replies: 52
Views: 8258

Re: New DVD by Gordon Brown

Chris Bolton wrote: Actually, I think he was a canoeist, in the specific meaning, not a kayaker
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biography_ ... ung_priest
by ChrisS
Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New DVD by Gordon Brown
Replies: 52
Views: 8258

Re: New DVD by Gordon Brown

Jimmy Carter?
by ChrisS
Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New DVD by Gordon Brown
Replies: 52
Views: 8258

Re: New DVD by Gordon Brown

Fridtjof Nansen was a kayaker. Teddy Roosevelt paddled (at least) a dugout canoe in the Amazon jungle. Pope John Paul II was a kayaker and was nominated in 2004 but I'm not sure if the prize was awarded to him.
by ChrisS
Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fishguard
Replies: 16
Views: 2417

Re: Fishguard

SOTP = Song of the Paddle
by ChrisS
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Assembly for Wales Sustainability Committee's Inqui
Replies: 19
Views: 1602

Re: National Assembly for Wales Sustainability Committee's Inqui

The Chair seems to have a fairly consistent list of topics for the evidence sessions which he assigns to individual committee members to lead on:

Public Rights/Legal position
Access Agreements
Environmental Impacts
Regulation and Financial Issues
Comparisons with other countries
by ChrisS
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems on the River Avon
Replies: 78
Views: 19400

Re: Problems on the River Avon

The Itchen Navigation seems to be even worse: http://www.sotoncs.org.uk/itchen/itchen_ind.htm From the Access to the Navigation page: "The majority of the Navigation is in water and the public right of navigation has not been legally extinguished. However, access by boat is normally prevented by rip...
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems on the River Avon
Replies: 78
Views: 19400

Re: Problems on the River Avon

Sharpen wrote: As for it being a matter for the courts, I cannot see that it will ever get to court. The landowners may be full of hot air and bravado to us when we are on the water, but if they were to try and seek an injunction to prevent us paddling that stretch, the court may have to decide on ...
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems on the River Avon
Replies: 78
Views: 19400

Re: Problems on the River Avon

When I worked in government we always used to say something like "This guidance is not an authoritative interpretation of the law - that is exclusively a matter for the courts."
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems on the River Avon
Replies: 78
Views: 19400

Re: Problems on the River Avon

The Sussex Ouse is another river with a Navigation Act that has never been repealed. Riparians and fisherfolk dispute the public right of navigation there too.
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems on the River Avon
Replies: 78
Views: 19400

Re: Problems on the River Avon

Well done Gordon!
by ChrisS
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: When your volume/squelch controls fuse together
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: When your volume/squelch controls fuse together

Entel have quoted about £65 to supply and fit a new volume control. I'm tempted to scrap it and get an all push-button radio. What do people recommend? I suppose there is still no DSC portable with onboard GPS approved for UK use?
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Effect of head wind on speed
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Effect of head wind on speed

Yes, related to Beaufort force numbers there.
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Effect of head wind on speed
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Effect of head wind on speed

Found it! It wasn't on here after all. It was here. You need to scroll down below the Beaufort scale table to see it.
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Effect of head wind on speed
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Effect of head wind on speed

I recently found an article, in the almanac I think, on the effect of a head wind on paddling speed. It contained the answer to the question is it best to up your speed or take it easy to conserve your energy? (Up your speed). My problem is that I can't find it again. Can anyone point me in the righ...