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by Yellow boat
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Rother West Sussex
Replies: 10
Views: 4505

Re: River Rother West Sussex

Moorland farm must have changed hands over the years as we used to have slaloms run on the old decommissioned lock. Had to get the line down right as the stopper at the bottom would flick you side on and a 4m slalom boat wouldn't fit across the lock. Was tempted to do a bandit run from the bridge ju...
by Yellow boat
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Plastic welding
Replies: 0
Views: 496

Plastic welding

http://www.pkpaddlesport.co.uk/canoe-and-kayak-repairs/4557937481 Canoe and kayak repair... If your boat is looking a bit worse for wear or is off the water with a big hole PK Paddlesport can offer the following services; Repair and reconditioning of plastic or composite canoes and kayaks. Fittings...
by Yellow boat
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterproof mobiles.
Replies: 18
Views: 2554

Re: Waterproof mobiles.

I have the Samsung B2710 very robust lives in my BA pocket or just floating around in the boat somewhere. I have also run it over and it's still going strong. It's not smart but it's a phone and I can pick up my emails as well.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: kayak welding
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: kayak welding

I am in the South East and might be able to help, contact me through my website.
http://www.pkpaddlesport.co.uk/#/canoe- ... 4557937481


Paul
by Yellow boat
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What car for a paddling vehicle?
Replies: 27
Views: 2358

Re: What car for a paddling vehicle?

Focus 1.8 TDCI Estate mine is on a 52 plate done 170k+ still dose 55 mpg on a long run even with the roof rack left on. I don't agree that they are any more prone to expensive failure than any other car in that price range. Parts are very easy to get and definitely cheaper than many. I have hearse r...
by Yellow boat
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mi Designs AC 380 - any info?
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

Re: Mi Designs AC 380 - any info?

If the seat has water in it and you take it out and drain it, it will all most certainly fill again when you next use it. So why not drill drainage holes at the lowest points of the seat when it's upside down then every time you put it on your roof rack or store it will drain out? If the holes are b...
by Yellow boat
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Help! Bought Canoe acts like a barrel
Replies: 24
Views: 3993

Re: Help! Bought Canoe acts like a barrel

Just come to this post and seen the photos. I have a feeling this is not a canoe or a kayak at all, its half of a home build catamaran without the deck in place. A friend built one in the early 80's. His was small enough to be pulled apart and carried on the roof of a car. I will see if I have any p...
by Yellow boat
Wed May 15, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My Feet are leaking!
Replies: 15
Views: 2025

Re: My Feet are leaking!

Ah, sounds to me like you have been using them feet for walking? It's boots that are made for walking?

You could try standing in a bucket of hot tar. I'm sure that would stop any leaks. But get out before it cools. . . .

Paul
by Yellow boat
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: Trees - River Mole Surrey 16/03/13
Replies: 6
Views: 3195

Trees - River Mole Surrey 16/03/13

Just got back from a nice if wet paddle down the river Mole from Brockham to the Stepping Stones. There are a number of trees down completely blocking the river. The first is under the foot bridge at the bowling green get in. Portage right or left. The second is a short way below the Brockham road b...
by Yellow boat
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat repairer
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Boat repairer

Hi Alex
It's what I do but I'm based in Surrey http://www.pkpaddlesport.co.uk I might be able to help.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ferry Gliding - Bad form - Let's stamp it out
Replies: 40
Views: 4736

Re: Ferry Gliding - Bad form - Let's stamp it out

Short clip of ferry on Cuan sound looks like a bit of a ferry glide there to me! http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=juofH0leEk8 I agree with the original post that most people that I coach don't know or understand what a ferry glide is. But that is good! I then have a teaching point. Tell ...
by Yellow boat
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: To swap or not to swap? That is the question.
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: To swap or not to swap? That is the question.

Like a lot of you here I came to the sport though slalom C2 and C1, I am naturally a right hander but so were all my partners in C2 so I changed to the left and after 30 plus years of training and competing the shape of my body and muscle memory prevents me paddling on my right hand side. I am worse...
by Yellow boat
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: Bevere Weir, Worcester
Replies: 2
Views: 2295

Re: Bevere Weir, Worcester

Hi Simon I competed at a slalom there many years ago and all I can remember is that it is a shallow slope wier of about 2 meters high and the route we used down it was river left tight up against the bank where there is a bit of a shoot. The lock is on river right. It was many years ago so sorry if ...
by Yellow boat
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale Pyranha Acrobat 270 sport
Replies: 0
Views: 72

For Sale Pyranha Acrobat 270 sport

Pyranha Acro 270 sport. No holes, welds or leaks just the usual scratches and bumps from normal use.

£135 ono

http://www.pkpaddlesport.co.uk
by Yellow boat
Thu May 03, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Plastic Welding?
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Plastic Welding?

Yep you can weld up holes under seats and all sorts of cracks and IMHO a hot air welder is the thing if you know how to use it. They are not cheap. There is a little slide show on my website showing how I have welded up holes under seats before. http://www.pkpaddlesport.co.uk/#/canoe-and-kayak-repai...
by Yellow boat
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Canoe and Kayak repairs
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Canoe and Kayak repairs

Got a hole or a crack in your best boat? Fittings loose with bits missing?
Repair and re-use don't throw away...
A new company in the South East of England. http://www.pkpaddlesport.co.uk Specialising in canoe and kayak repair and refurbishment could help you....
Follow the links on our website.
by Yellow boat
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I am to old
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: I am to old

Went full time as an outdoor instructor at 44, had done 3 years as freelance paddling coach before a company offered me a full time roll. I then trained in more activities and became senior instructor £20k at best in the South East, lots of very antisocial hours and thousands of miles on the road, b...
by Yellow boat
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What wierd things have happened to you whilst paddling?
Replies: 30
Views: 2326

Re: What wierd things have happened to you whilst paddling?

Paddling the Cele in the summer of 2010 in open canoes, come around a corner and see a large digger in the river working on clearing large rocks and rubble from around a small weir. The rest of the group being ahead of me and my partner and all in shorter canoes with plenty of rocker shoot the weir ...
by Yellow boat
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many paddles have you owned?
Replies: 67
Views: 6853

Re: How many paddles have you owned?

Now that’s made me think. . . In over 30 years of paddling I have had quite a few. Canadian paddles (the only sort of paddle that really counts) 1 X Mark Gees (wood is good) 4 X Kober all wood slalom blades including one of the yellow and red super thin paddles with the blade covered in fibre glass ...
by Yellow boat
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Attaching braces to Dry Trousers.
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Attaching braces to Dry Trousers.

Had the same problem with my DAM dry trousers. I bought a pair of heavy duty braces used to hold up chainsaw protective trousers, nice and wide with big strong clips. I think I got them from Screw fix.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Were you aware...
Replies: 34
Views: 2224

Re: Were you aware...

There are holes in the sky where the rain comes in,
the holes are very small,
that's why the rain is very thin.

The late great Spike Milligan
by Yellow boat
Tue May 12, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: When is a creek not a creek?
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: When is a creek not a creek?

When it's been oiled.

Sorry. . . .I'll get my coat. . . . . . .
by Yellow boat
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone with Lendal 4 piece modified crank paddles
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Anyone with Lendal 4 piece modified crank paddles

Thanks Guys. Like Jim I am trying to get a set dowm to about 198ish by modifying the 210 shafts. With WW Kinetic Xti's that are 15-20mm shorter than the touring blades would make them 206ish then I could cut the remaining 8cm from the female centre joint section and re machine the Paddlok location h...
by Yellow boat
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone with Lendal 4 piece modified crank paddles
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Anyone with Lendal 4 piece modified crank paddles

Strange request I know but, has anyone out there got a set of lendal 4 piece modified crank paddles 210 cm long? I am looking for some dimetions from the shaft. I would like to know the length of the straight bit from the end of the shaft to the first bend and what the grip width is on a 210 paddle ...
by Yellow boat
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big Dog Kayaks
Replies: 52
Views: 9498

Re: Big Dog Kayaks

The Big Dog man was at Whitewater the canoe centre with 2 boats today talking to George. The boats look really good, nice clean lines and un complicated.
All the best with this new venture.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EVIL WEIR photo competition
Replies: 54
Views: 6721

Re: EVIL WEIR photo competition

Way back in the dark distant past I have competed in night slaloms on Pulteney weir.
Paul
by Yellow boat
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: RIVER MEDWAY (Tonbridge to Allington)
Replies: 18
Views: 8142

Re: RIVER MEDWAY (Tonbridge to Allington)

Had a chat to EA yesterday, they are planning to lower the levels above Town lock Tonbridge on Monday the 9th Feb till Friday 13th to enable work to continue on the landing stage.

Cheers

Paul
by Yellow boat
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The "What Ever Happened To...." Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 2592

Re: The "What Ever Happened To...." Thread

Ordering and buying your boats direct from the factory and having them put your personal favourite glitter finish on the deck.
The smell of fibreglass resin.
by Yellow boat
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The "What Ever Happened To...." Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 2592

Re: The "What Ever Happened To...." Thread

Cars with gutters. . .
by Yellow boat
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lendal Paddles
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Lendal Paddles

Morsey, that is a good idea but I can't get a two piece in my boat (lil joe). I had a chat with Lendal/Johnson to day and they are happy to replace and sort out my problem. Some poor sole has also been tasked to measure all the spigots and shafts from their latest batch. I think 27 is not going to b...