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by Yellow boat
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The "What Ever Happened To...." Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 2662

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

Big boy spray decks.
The spray deck with buoyancy built in so you did not have to wear a buoyancy aid.
I've got a photo someplace but can't find it at the moment, but you can see why its called the "big boy" ;-)

Paul
by Yellow boat
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lendal Paddles
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: Lendal Paddles

I have used Lendal kayak paddles now for lots and lots of years (all made to order in Scotland) and up untill yesterday I would have totaly recomended them the N12 Carbon blades and HPS shaft a bit heavy but bomb proof. I want a pair of 4 piece splits to match my one piece modified cranks that I am ...
by Yellow boat
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Selling Up
Replies: 11
Views: 2439

Acro 275 ansd kit

<r>Hi Pete<br/> <br/> Not sure if my PM worked as it looks like its still in my out box.<br/> <br/> I have a check ready and waiting, looks exactley what we wan't. Can pick up as well.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Email me<br/> <br/> <EMAIL email="wormcast@btinternet.com">wormcast@btinternet.com</EMAIL><b...
by Yellow boat
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing and Kayaking on the River Medway Kent
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Canoeing and Kayaking on the River Medway Kent

Nice new launch point at Yalding now as well. Above the weir and just down stream of the EA building and lift bridge on the lock cut. I was on the river all weekend as I was running a 2 star training and assessment and I was delighted to see so many paddlers on the river.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Tree blocking Severn
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Tree on River Severn

Does anybody know if the tree is still across the river downstream from Pool Quay? I have a D of E group due to start at Pool Quay next week.
by Yellow boat
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holey Sh*t!
Replies: 58
Views: 9024

The river unwell at it's best

One summers day a few years ago.http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r237 ... 0_1164.flv

Paul
by Yellow boat
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teifi @ Llandysul
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Llandysul

Hi Martin
Our Club has booked the centre this weekend and we are running a biginners ww weekend. The access is good and easy, we only have about 20 paddlers so there is plenty of space on the river. I think it's a great place for teaching the basics.

Hope to see you on the water.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Allier Flow Rates?
Replies: 3
Views: 573

River Allier Flow Rates

James
The following link will take you to the gauging stations on the Allier. http://www.vigicrues.ecologie.gouv.fr/n ... 7&idspc=11
Hope this helps.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fish Police
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

I've seen them being worn by the EA guys on the Thames as well.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What kayak related equipment have you built?
Replies: 34
Views: 3961

Late 70t's C2 from a mould then a C2 from an old Gaybo C1, quite a few glass kayaks. Mid 80t's Cranked C1 paddle shafts, St St roof rack uprights still using them. C1 paddle blades foam filled and crap :-( Tow line. Throw line from floating rope stuffed in to a 1ltr plastic milk bottle. Spring loade...
by Yellow boat
Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The most stupid thing you have ever done
Replies: 65
Views: 10074

Put those two CD's in the internal post . . . . . . . . . .
by Yellow boat
Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Types of Cranks
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Rich All the cranks that I have used have been in the same plain as the feather, though I haven't tried anything less than 45deg. I think its Robson that use the double torque style shaft but put the blades in facing the opposite way to everybody else. I can't figure out what benefit you get from th...
by Yellow boat
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Types of Cranks
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Rich Here are some very rough sketches of the types of crank that I have used. http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/Yellowboat/Scans/Crank.jpg The Modified Crank is the one I use and is used by Lendal and Rough Stuff. Hand is in front of drive face of blade so have castor effect and you don't nee...
by Yellow boat
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Harness Ring Purpose
Replies: 44
Views: 4858

If I had to explain to someone how and where to attach the Krab on my harness, I wouldn’t be jumping in as live bait with him or her on the other end of the rope.

I agree with Jim the ring should be part of a cows tail.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Best Paddling Photo Ever?
Replies: 120
Views: 22665

Giles
I don't know what you are suggesting?
Back in the 70's my telly ran on steam not "electrickery" and I only watched the BBC!

Paul
by Yellow boat
Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Best Paddling Photo Ever?
Replies: 120
Views: 22665

No, some say he sailed the Black Pearl, others that he came from the 11century and had magic powers and had a toad called Touchwood but we just call him . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image
. . . . .Chris
by Yellow boat
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Best Paddling Photo Ever?
Replies: 120
Views: 22665

It's a Punk Rocker I think.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Best Paddling Photo Ever?
Replies: 120
Views: 22665

Best Evans paddling photo!

Taken this year by either Roger Harris or Dave T on the Koritnica
Image

Not bad for one of the little waterproof jobbies (camera).

Paul
by Yellow boat
Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Dynamic Adventures Paddling Courses.
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Dynamic Adventures Paddling Courses.

<r>Dynamic Adventures is now able to run the new BCU Paddlesport Start program and the new BCU 1,2,3 Star tests.<br/> <br/> Star tests are run mainly in the South East but can be moved to suit your group.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Prices;<br/> <br/> BCU 1 Star (1 day) £55 per person<br/> <br/> BCU 2 St...
by Yellow boat
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "I'm sure it goes ..."
Replies: 61
Views: 9014

Sort

Jamie was out there a couple of weeks after us I think with Dulwitch College it was 2004.
This is the vid that Rich was talking about it works for me in preview so give it a go.

Image

Paul
by Yellow boat
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "I'm sure it goes ..."
Replies: 61
Views: 9014

Yep thats the chappy. River levels where really high due to lots of big storms in the mountains.
I have shot it 18 or so years ago in my slalom C1 down a flum made of logs, I didn't even get wet but this time no flum and no bottle.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "I'm sure it goes ..."
Replies: 61
Views: 9014

I'm only standing here so you can see the scale honest!
Image

Paul
by Yellow boat
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "I'm sure it goes ..."
Replies: 61
Views: 9014

Some unpronounceable Foss in Iceland this summer.
Image

Paul
by Yellow boat
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Wagon Photo Contest.
Replies: 109
Views: 19955

One of the lighter loads on Rogers wagon.
Image

Paul
by Yellow boat
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 22nd March 1993
Replies: 38
Views: 3968

AALA is now directly regulated by the HSE. On our last AALA inspection in July the HSE sent a guy along to see how the AALA inspector was doing his inspections.
There is a good section on the HSE website that busts some of the myths about the HSE.

Paul K
by Yellow boat
Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Elbows
Replies: 26
Views: 2736

Elbow pain

Crank paddles really do help so does a looser grip on the shaft. One other thing that I find helps is to really work on your trunk rotation when paddling, with good trunk rotation the elbows have to bend less and the less bending the less stress on the joint. If you paddle your boat like the Duracel...
by Yellow boat
Tue May 01, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Getting to Iceland by car
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Getting to Iceland by car.

I think to get to Iceland by car you would need one of these
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P3JxuMagBc

And lots of laughing gas.

And a calm day.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: just for fun quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 3424

Just for fun

Got to give this a go. 1. A loop in a rope. 2. Albert Kerr 1977 Jonquiere Canada 3. Richard Fox 1981 Tryweryn. 6. Whit Deschner and his Grey Fannels. 23. Fluffy 24. A rear deck Pulatta.(sp)? 27. River Dee, Trevor Rocks. 29. Czech. He deliberatly lost a 1953 world champs race so that he could Duffeck...
by Yellow boat
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drilling plastic
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Wow . . . very in depth Yellow Boat . . . .
Mmm. . . It is a bit . . Sorry :)
30 years in the business of cutting, drilling and machining still pops up when I'm not concentrating.

I need to go paddling!!

Paul
by Yellow boat
Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drilling plastic
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Drilling plastic

You'd probably have to put a bit of wood underneath... flush against the plastic so that the hole is clean... That’s right. when drilling plastic if you use a standard twist drill it will tend to snatch as it breaks though, this can split and stretch the plastic around the hole. The geometry of a d...