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by Yellow boat
Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vaccinations for Slovenia
Replies: 15
Views: 2341

Thanks guys that pretty much confirms my thoughts. Hep A and make sure your Tetanus is up to date. I will try and get the vaccine for tick-borne encephalitis as I pick up ticks if they are around.
Some thing to do with lots of hair and a beard ;-)>

Paul
by Yellow boat
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vaccinations for Slovenia
Replies: 15
Views: 2341

It didn't cross mine either. It was a conscientious member of our group.
The prices for some of these jabs are more than a ferry ticket.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vaccinations for Slovenia
Replies: 15
Views: 2341

Vaccinations for Slovenia

For Slovenia, my local Health Centre advises vaccinations Hep A, Hep B and Rabies.
Is this right? I have not heard anybody mention this before when they have gone on trips to Slovenia.

Thanks
Paul
by Yellow boat
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The zen paddler campaign
Replies: 29
Views: 4191

Zen Paddler

DON'T think of pink Elephants!!!

Om Mani Padme Hum

Namasté
by Yellow boat
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Picture of international river warning sign??
Replies: 14
Views: 2666

Image

is all you need.

Paul
by Yellow boat
Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: StoneWeasels Old School Photo Competition
Replies: 125
Views: 26401

Ahh . . .Old school slalom, 30 gates on a course including reverse gates. Courses on the Tryweyn used to start above Mrs D's bridge and finish below chapel falls. . . .Men where Men. . . Happy days. . . Same place as davebrads 1986 GB selection race. http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/Yellowboa...
by Yellow boat
Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your last swim- as a learning resource...
Replies: 89
Views: 13337

My last swim

Where: Last drop of any consequence on Riu Noguera Pallaresa just above Pont de Pedra. What happened: The river was probably a meter above full release levels after some heavy storms. It was my first time back on this river since 1986. We were using a very unstable and re-circling eddy on river rig...
by Yellow boat
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: StoneWeasels Old School Photo Competition
Replies: 125
Views: 26401

Links not working

Hi Rich Yeh, just looked at the Yahoo photo share thingy and it looks like you need to be a yahoo user to see them. Should have looked before I posted. I will find some place else to put them that works. Oh I suppose that means you aren’t being stupid? OK try these. http://i145.photobucket.com/album...
by Yellow boat
Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: StoneWeasels Old School Photo Competition
Replies: 125
Views: 26401

Old Skool kit and bits

Found these in an old album First one is me 1979ish on the back weir at Shepperton and the second is the late Martyn Hedges at the pre worlds on the Tryweryn 1980. http://f3.yahoofs.com/users/41aac824z3f19ac2/37ffre2/__sr_/fd55re2.jpg?ph4zSqFB5KwtQ76I Nice new kit at the time. http://f3.yahoofs.com/...
by Yellow boat
Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Oakley Waterjackets
Replies: 8
Views: 1728

Oakley Waterjackets

g man said.
Ask for a hydrophobic coating .
Does that mean they get someone with rabies to spit on them?
And if it works do you have to spend an hour persuading your specs that it safe on the water and you will be OK if you stick with me?

Paul
by Yellow boat
Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Oakley Waterjackets
Replies: 8
Views: 1728

Oakley Waterjackets

I am just going down that same road. I looked at the water jackets but their curved lenses can't take my prescription, in fact non of the direct Rx styles that I have found can. So I have had to go for styles that take prescription inserts, like a small set of glasses inside of the shades. I my expe...
by Yellow boat
Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Death by....
Replies: 45
Views: 5190

5 X dead!!!!!

Ooo messy. I see close to the bottom of the slope that the windscreen is still quite intact but just not in the car. The one very clear thing that I remember from our little flight was that as we hit the ground upside down the windscreen popped out and spun though the air landing some distance away ...
by Yellow boat
Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Death by....
Replies: 45
Views: 5190

5 X dead!!!!!

Yes quite amazingly as this was when seat belts weren’t mandatory. My mates girl friend that was sitting between us in the front, had a cassette player shaped bruise on her fore head where she head butted the player that was mounted in the roof above the windscreen. The two guys in the back where th...
by Yellow boat
Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Death by....
Replies: 45
Views: 5190

5 X dead!!!

Boats didn't come off of roof rack, roof rack didn't come off of van but van came off road. With 5 slalom boats on the roof of our van thought we would go an paddle the swellies for a change whilst we where up at the Tryweryn doing some training. We came off of the road somewhere past llanberis (sp)...
by Yellow boat
Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wettiquette
Replies: 35
Views: 3800

Wettiquette

- Packing the wetsuit boots in the boat on the roof not in the back of your mate’s car. - Buying the swim beers with a smile. - Admitting that that young kid that not yet old enough to drink can actually paddle rather well. - Not hanging your B,aid and helmet in the drying room. - Not parking your M...
by Yellow boat
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My first boat was...
Replies: 57
Views: 6386

First boat

First boat paddled was a PBK17 built in the garage in the late 60's by my dad. First boat owned was an OX something or other home built GRP with hand painted go faster stripes. Then a snipe (cut down to reduce the volume). Then lots of slalom boats k1's C1's and C2's First plastic was an ACRO 270 Th...
by Yellow boat
Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pelicase + Digital SLR + Lil' Joe
Replies: 33
Views: 4624

Digi boxes and Lil cameras

Rich I have a Kodak DX7630 camera (www.bristolcameras.co.uk/kodakdx7630.htm)to use with cold hands and gives good results. I keep it in an Otter box 9000 (www.outdoorgb.com/p/otter_box9000_refotb9000bl_/)which fits snugly in the bottle carrier in my lil'joe. The Otter box is yellow and matches my bo...
by Yellow boat
Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hmmm
Replies: 41
Views: 8033

Mr Yellow boat!!!

For your information and to prevent any confusion.

The Mr Yellow boat that is the topic of this thread is not the Yellow boat who posts here from time to time.

My Yellow boat is shorter and I hate Hospitals so wouldn't have the nerve to paddle the Loop sans lid.

Yellow boat
Aka Paul
by Yellow boat
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beat thy Neighbour
Replies: 22
Views: 2637

Up until 2 years ago I had been continually ranked or listed in slalom for 27 years across all classes and divisions though mainly C2 and C1, have played polo (don't know why as I don't like team games or games involving balls)? and competed in WW racing in C2. So yes I think I might be a bit compet...
by Yellow boat
Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LL Hoos....anyone paddle them?
Replies: 14
Views: 1808

LL Hoss/Lil'joe

What I do now is get on further down stream so I have a head start :) I paddle the Lil'joe most of the time now. It's like that old favorite comfy pair of slippers. Before I changed to the Lil'joe I paddled an Acro 270 for many years (still got it still use it) because it performed similar to a slal...
by Yellow boat
Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LL Hoos....anyone paddle them?
Replies: 14
Views: 1808

LL Hoss/Lil'joe

I have got a Lil'joe and love it, have paddled a Hoss on the same piece of river as my Lil'joe, the Hoss does exactly the same as the Lil'joe just floats a lot higher. I agree with Simon they are good at most things, very forgiving (as it would have to be for me) Though I don’t know where Dr Robin g...
by Yellow boat
Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River wildlife
Replies: 20
Views: 2370

River wildlife

I was out on the river Severn two weeks ago assessing a gold D of E exped. I was just sitting on a log on the bank when a large old dog otter appeared out of the undergrowth be hind me snorted in as much to say what are you doing on my log, then just calmly walked behind me then stopped a few feet a...
by Yellow boat
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coast to Coast via Caledonian Canal
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Caledonian Canal

Yes (Many years ago) I have done it from just south of Oban to the Bugleigh firth just north of Inverness (West to East) about 126 miles. We did this trip at easter time and where expecting freezing conditions but ended up getting extremly sunburned. It took us 5 days and wild camping was not a prob...
by Yellow boat
Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rolling with cranked paddles
Replies: 22
Views: 3691

James
Have a look here
http://www.lendal.com
follow the technical links and all is explained

Paul
by Yellow boat
Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rolling with cranked paddles
Replies: 22
Views: 3691

I have found since changing to cranks my roll is actually better. I use Lendal modified cranks and I have found by not gripping the shaft tight the castor effect automatically sets the blade in the correct position during the sweep. It would probably be better to go to a pool session and have someon...
by Yellow boat
Fri May 27, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: watterproof boxes, otterbox and peli??
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Otter box

I have used an Otter box 9000 for my digi. Camera (Kodak DX7630) for over a year and its been excellent, no leaks and has been dropped and kicked about quite a bit. I chose the 9000 shape because it fitted the camera snugly with a bit of space for spare battery and memory cards etc. it fits the bott...
by Yellow boat
Fri May 20, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good paddling photography
Replies: 20
Views: 2737

This one works for me, fits all of Marks points plus sun and a sunny disposition. http://community.webshots.com/photo/168400053/168400053GAOVCD If you look closely there is a large winged beastie on Chris' helmet. I don't know how long it had been there but further down stream it decided it was gett...
by Yellow boat
Tue May 17, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmet buying time
Replies: 30
Views: 3516

Just a couple of theories

Just sitting here getting bored and I have come up with a couple of theories regarding helmet fit. Theory 1 The more foam/padding between your head and the shell of the helmet the more likley the helmet is to move. If your helmet fits your head snug with only the layer of fixed foam/padding (the min...
by Yellow boat
Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cutting neoprene
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Rich
Don't cut the deck, just raise the seat in your boat. ;-)

Paul
by Yellow boat
Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drought in France
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

We did the same thing a couple of years ago and had more water on the Allier than normal because of low water levels further down the system effecting the cooling for the power stations. The Allier must be a close to the top of the system and like the tryweyn will release more to keep the system top...