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by GaryM
Sat Sep 18, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hands up
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

I'd rephrase that, remembering a previous statement, was it by Neil Farmer(?), we should not be talking "bandit" but should ask

Hands up all those who went paddling this weekend, and where???
by GaryM
Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GPS geekdom
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Devon Creeks

Mark, You could look at it on Memory Map on the PC/PDA. All you need to do is to plot a track down the river/creek, and then right click to bring up the menu bar. Select elevation profile, and it will show you the elevations for the whole track. I did this once for the LLugwy, and you suddenly get q...
by GaryM
Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GPS and map tracks^
Replies: 24
Views: 13025

Mapping Software

Fugawi: You need to be careful, as they only got the rights to the maps, they did not get the rights to the elevation data from OS. They use the NASA scan data, which only gives elevations every 900 metres, so very little use if you want to know the elevation, as you need to read the map and then lo...
by GaryM
Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creek boats - what's out there?
Replies: 68
Views: 7948

Prijon Kayaks

I've had a number of Prijon kayaks, they handle well, and with newer technology in their molding process are considerable lighter than they used to be. Plastic is very strong, I damaged a Salto a few years ago, something I have never managed on a Prijon. The Creeker looks nice, I've tried one out, a...
by GaryM
Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to fix a broken boat
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

If you need a fair bit of plastic, you could try Avoncraft, or any paddle shop, as they will probably be able to supply you with coloured plastic sticks that fit directly into a glue gun.
I did this 10 years ago with a Gattino, and it has held together fine, on up to Grade 4 ever since.
by GaryM
Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spot the difference....!
Replies: 46
Views: 4816

The Severn barrage has been talked about for more than 20 years. As a Hydro storage scheme, if designed properly probably it could work (I believe there is one similar in northern France). Here's the link to the French one, and some work done about the Severn barrage, which has an impressive output ...
by GaryM
Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Eight minutes into the trip-we called the lifeboat
Replies: 11
Views: 2297

Yes, great write up, and well done all round.
Only shame is that this did not get the same level of media coverage that John Prescott's rescue of a paddler on the Tryweryn did.
But wait a minute, didn't someone say he was a diver, maybe they got lost searching for his bodyguard's mobile phone.

Gary
by GaryM
Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Licensing for Sea Anglers
Replies: 3
Views: 523

I wonder if they might be suggesting this because of complaints from Fishing Boat owners/skippers, that these people impinging on their recently further reduced quotas making their livelihood non-viable.
by GaryM
Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dee Tours 2004?????????????????????
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Paddle not Trespass

I'd prefer to call it a mass paddle, otherwise it seems we are deliberately trying to be confrontational. Also, if we seek to inform others, ie MP's about our efforts, and give them the link to this site, it does not seem good publicity if they see us suggesting civil disobedience.
by GaryM
Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What ISP is best for Broadband?
Replies: 16
Views: 5486

AOL gold isn't too bad, free modem setup, and £23.99 a month for 512Kb link. You could go for the 1Mb link, but I'm told it isn't all it's cracked on to be, often failing back to slower speeds. We've used this for a couple of years and have been happy, it's relatively easy to use, even the wife who ...
by GaryM
Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: forum transition
Replies: 32
Views: 19091

I had this problem too initially, and found that you needed to do a refresh on all the frames on the page. This meant right clicking on the menu bar, which will be black if it is still linking to the old ezboard forums, and then clicking refresh. The colour should change to blue, and all will then w...
by GaryM
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: forum transition
Replies: 46
Views: 4602

Bizarre, worked after blitzing everything this morning, wouldn't this evening, until I did a refresh on the menu bar.
Working fine now, but one of the quirks of MS windowing, you need to refresh every frame individually.
by GaryM
Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Crisis of the Faith
Replies: 14
Views: 1778

I had a similar crisis a few years ago after a nasty swim, seriously thought about calling it a day, but was persuaded to shell out some cash and go on a course at Plas y Brenin. The instructors were brilliant, got my confidence back, and I even paddled the Ogwen from below the Gun Barrel to the sea...
by GaryM
Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: forum transition
Replies: 46
Views: 4602

Mark and Steve, Thanks for your suggestions, home system is set up to automatically blitz files and cache on shutdown and was working OK. Did a bit of digging and looks like in AOL 9.0 there is a remote caching setup too. Have blitzed this and now working fine. For Martin, if when you log in, you ti...
by GaryM
Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: forum transition
Replies: 46
Views: 4602

Interesting new? quirk?
Logged on this pm got to this forum from community link. This evening, link is back to ezboard.
Tried refresh etc, still the same. Any ideas?
by GaryM
Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Malaria
Replies: 28
Views: 2610

Malaria - Expert opinion

I'd rather use either the masta or bnf (www.bnf.org)websites, as they contain the most recent information. My daughter went off to Borneo, and when we asked at the local GP and Pharmacist, they both pulled out 4 year old books to give advice from, and both were now out of date for that area. Info in...