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by Jules
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llyn Brianne Slipway
Replies: 125
Views: 11581

I'm not sure why anglers are bothered by paddlers running the spillway given that it's not a fishing spot. I can only imagine that it's rather sad attempt to find something negative to spout about kayakers because there are no good reasons to deny responsible access to rivers. Remember this thread....
by Jules
Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Agreement.....What Agreement
Replies: 447
Views: 39429

I have been doing my best to keep out of this, but...... I think this constant harping back to ancient precedent will get us nowhere. In the absence of modern day legislation what else can we do, that's the way the UK law works I'm afraid. You should note that both the WCA and the BCU campaign are c...
by Jules
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ROY Gorge siphon
Replies: 37
Views: 7053

Re: ROY Gorge siphon

The Siphon on the Roy gorge was formed only a year or so ago No, it's been there at least since Oct 2005, when I first saw it. We had someone get stuck in a siphon on the the Roy Gorge back in December 04. Can't remember much about the location so it might be a different siphon of course, but the d...
by Jules
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whatever happend to the Jet kayak?
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Boat and Shaun were at CanoeXpo. No idea what the future plans for it are though.

Jules
by Jules
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: American Airlines Enforcing No Kayak Policy.
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

Was looking for flights to Costa Rica this summer and found it hard to find a decent airline. US Airways seem like they'll be ok with an $80 charge per kayak. Can let people know if this works out. I flew to Vegas last year with US Airways. We had a few problems at the Gatwick check-in desk where t...
by Jules
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof rack pandemonium - what next
Replies: 75
Views: 12017

Steph 1. Glad you are all OK, that's the most important thing. 2. Sadly, regardless of who fixed the roof rack to the car, you as the driver, are liable. 3. Speak to Adam or Max as they had a very similar issue a couple of years ago on the M20. Sorry about the boat and paddles. Lets hope you can cla...
by Jules
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Wye, Llangurig - Rhayader
Replies: 16
Views: 1725

The wye and usk foundation make up all there own agreements without taking anyone elses opinions on when the river is a good level to paddle. I shall be ignoring anything they recomend and will make my own choices about when I paddle. Actually, the WUF were put in a position where they had to be se...
by Jules
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Wye, Llangurig - Rhayader
Replies: 16
Views: 1725

I have a PDF copy of William Gilpins 'Observations of the River Wye', arguably the first guidebook of the river and proof not only of navigation but also of the use of the river for recreation. Published circa 1780. Does anybody know at which point did the Riparian Owners / fishing thing come into ...
by Jules
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Wye, Llangurig - Rhayader
Replies: 16
Views: 1725

Re: River Wye, Llangurig - Rhayader

On the way up to north wales tomorrow one of the chaps has suggested doing this section of river. I have run it before and as we have some improving paddlers it would be a good section for their warm up. The last time I ran it was last winter. I have never run it out of season. I know that there is...
by Jules
Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Agreement.....What Agreement
Replies: 447
Views: 39429

I could not really argue that is was against the law if there was no law! Indeed you couldn't, in much the same way as canoeists couldn't really argue that we have free access if there was a law which said we didn't. This being the case if I was an angler association I'd be making sure that every p...
by Jules
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Agreement.....What Agreement
Replies: 447
Views: 39429

Sewinman, all your ideas/suggestions regarding clubs/payment etc are borne out of the belief that riparian owners have the right to exclude/charge/dictate to other river users. The majority of the paddlers discussions come about from their belief that they have a right to freely navigate rivers. Th...
by Jules
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Agreement.....What Agreement
Replies: 447
Views: 39429

Sewinman, all your ideas/suggestions regarding clubs/payment etc are borne out of the belief that riparian owners have the right to exclude/charge/dictate to other river users. The majority of the paddlers discussions come about from their belief that they have a right to freely navigate rivers. Thi...
by Jules
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Agreement.....What Agreement
Replies: 447
Views: 39429

Just to clarify something. In terms of navigation there are three types of river.... 1. There are rivers/sections of river which through legislation have been deemed to be a public right of navigation. There is no question that canoeists have the right to paddle these. 2. There are a small number of...
by Jules
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: End of the season
Replies: 27
Views: 3095

The season is over? A little earlier than I expected but thank god, Norwich have once again avoided relegation and I am able focus my full attention on the my Saturday afternoon paddling!

Jules
by Jules
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Agreement.....What Agreement
Replies: 447
Views: 39429

cliffhangermatt wrote:So after much debate who will be paddling at the weekend and where?

Personally, I will be in North Wales. Can't wait.
Me too.

Let us know where you are and I might see if I can swing by and say hi.

Jules
by Jules
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My Inazone is too edgy
Replies: 15
Views: 1845

I think it is unlikely that the InaZone is too edgy, it is a very stable craft. Before rushing off to buy a new boat I'd be looking at weight (maybe a 232 is more suitable), seat position, weight distribution when crossing eddy lines and technique. If you post a video of your friend I'm sure you wou...
by Jules
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Outdoor show; this weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

I've got a couple of tickets going spare. PM me if you want them. They wont be in the post until tomorrow so probably only useful if you are planning to go on the Sunday.

Jules
by Jules
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kitkat free activies, grrr.
Replies: 141
Views: 23235

I'm going to SA43 2EB for my fishing experience!

Jules
by Jules
Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Agreement.....What Agreement
Replies: 447
Views: 39429

From the CFF January 2007 Newletter.... "Canoeing: A serious threat. We must be in a position to demonstrate that we have investigated all aspects related to the threat of compulsory access, and if necessary be able to set up a canoe club to be operated strictly under our specifications and rules." ...
by Jules
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The good and the bad
Replies: 25
Views: 2901

How many times have I seen that scenario on the first drop on the Etive!

Jules
by Jules
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ryanair & Kayaks
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

I stand corrected...kayaks do appear on a later list when booking: Does anyone in your party wish to carry sports equipment/musical instrument/infant equipment on their trip? Here you can book skis/snowboards (including boots and poles), surf/body boards, canoes , bikes, golf clubs (including bag),...
by Jules
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ryanair & Kayaks
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Quote: Sporting equipment including but not limited to large fishing rods, golf clubs, bicycles, scooters, fencing equipment, surfboards , bodyboards, snowboards and skis and large musical instruments including but not limited to harps, double bass and drums are inherently unsuitable for carriage b...
by Jules
Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Paddle Doggy Style
Replies: 10
Views: 2999

I built the first Doggy Paddle web site way back in 1997 as a favour to the then organiser, Chris Perry of Kayak Control. Chris was tragically killed a year or so later. I'm really pleased to see the event it is still going strong.

Jules
by Jules
Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wasted domain name
Replies: 23
Views: 2524

kayak.com history: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.kayak.com It seems it was once a paddling resource! kayak.co.uk: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.kayak.co.uk Once home to Kayak carrying systems, then Scottish paddler supplies (possibly the same company) Nathan Edit, you might have...
by Jules
Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wasted domain name
Replies: 23
Views: 2524

Jim, I think you might have bookmarked it because it was the address for Scottish Paddler Supplies until a couple of years ago. I've got an old advertising leaflet from them with one of Douglas Wilcox's photographs on it pinned up just now, and the address is kayak.co.uk Wasn't that kayaking.co.uk?...
by Jules
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wasted domain name
Replies: 23
Views: 2524

kayak.co.uk have been around for a while, and are very well funded. They have thrown an awful lot of money into advertising and brand awareness. I would think that, even if the company folded, the domain name would be sold off by administrators outside of the Nominet system. So unless someone forget...
by Jules
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Morocco - Cascades d'Ouzoud
Replies: 21
Views: 2400

I had a feeling that an exchange of money may be involved. Doe anyone have any idea how well the authorities in that region cope with the "better to appologise than ask permission" strategy? I can just picture the student types going on this trip hastily scratching it off their "to do" list as I wr...
by Jules
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Morocco - Cascades d'Ouzoud
Replies: 21
Views: 2400

Penelope Pitstop wrote:Why do I have to tell him?!

Because he's scared of you.
Penelope Pitstop wrote:You're meant to be the responsible one!!
Hahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Where the hell did you get that idea from?

Jules
by Jules
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Morocco - Cascades d'Ouzoud
Replies: 21
Views: 2400

Tom_Laws wrote:Image
I don't wanna do that. I'm scared. I hate you Dave. Sarah....tell him.

Jules
by Jules
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "PIRATES"
Replies: 127
Views: 14676

If they are in the right and we are in the wrong, why have I not heard of any recent prosecutions? Is it because they believe their case is not as strong as they lead us to believe. One way for them to sort the situation out once and for all, would be to prosecute the alleged trespassers, and then ...