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by heybaz
Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: What's runnable this Sunday (6th March) in North-West area?
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

dry as a bone & blue skies in the West Lakes...

sorry peeps - what little snow we've had is dribbling away - no sign of rain either. Blue skies with few clouds at 1:30 this afternoon
by heybaz
Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Strainer on the Greta (Lakes)
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Strainer has been removed :)

The stump of the tree that was across the river is now sitting up on the bank - whoever it was that tidied it up - big thank you
by heybaz
Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Krabs and slings
Replies: 48
Views: 4858

Frank, come on, that string really could present a hazard. Why not dispense with it completely? Leave your paddle at home if you really don't want to loose it... (is it an "it" or are they a "them" - paddle or paddles that is?)
by heybaz
Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Krabs and slings
Replies: 48
Views: 4858

A further thought on using / tying tape (webbing)

Rather than use, say, a 2 metre sewn climbers tape sling, which is always going to be a loop 2 metres long, I use a length of tape, ~ 5 m long with a simple loop tied into each end using a overhand knot to form an eye about 15 cms long. I clip both eyes into a carabiner such that I have a 2 metre lo...
by heybaz
Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: OPEN ACCESS PADDLING - time for a manifesto?
Replies: 39
Views: 4249

All sounds like a positive move forwards; certainly cannot think of anything negative associated with such a database, other than possibly suggesting apathy amongst paddlers.... Maybe add "time of putting-in" and "duration of run" or "time of egress" - am thinking of the agreement for the Greta whic...
by heybaz
Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lakes, fairly easy water
Replies: 6
Views: 960

If you are looking towards the coast, why not try the Ehen from just below Ennerdale lake to Egremont or beyond - very pretty G1-2 with 2 weirs below Egremont if you want to make a longer run of it. Haven't seen much of it since the storms though, so watch out for wooden bits.... Always the possibil...
by heybaz
Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Win a creek boat!
Replies: 27
Views: 3375

has to be - "dip-stick" as in "Rodney, you plonker" surely?
by heybaz
Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Strainer on the Greta (Lakes)
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Strainer on the Greta (Lakes)

Spotted a near river-wide stainer just below the "Magnetic Rock" rapid from the cyclepath next to the river today. It might just be on to squeeze into the small eddy on river right below the rapid, but miss it & you will be into a birch tree with about 4 main trunks which has fallen across the river...
by heybaz
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tying Sponge into Boat?
Replies: 30
Views: 3990

What about modifying on of those sponge based lever-type floor mops? The sponge is firmly attached to the handle (so it couldn't attack you even if it was rehydrated), no need for string (dis-assemble & reassemble inside the boat; the 5' long pole will prevent loss through the cockpit) and, best of ...
by heybaz
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Micro 230 for sale...
Replies: 5
Views: 745

MICRO NOW SOLD....

THANKS FOR THE ENQUIRIES, BUT THIS BOAT HAS NOW BEEN SOLD
by heybaz
Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Know the lakes, how about joining us for Easter ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1292

Hi Mike
Drop me a line @ bazc55(at)hotmail.com; I'm based in West Cumbria, likely be out & about at Easter & looking to paddle myself...What sort of thing are you looking to paddle? There is always the possibility of surf if the rivers are low....
by heybaz
Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tying Sponge into Boat?
Replies: 30
Views: 3990

All the above methods / techniques sound feasible in practice. However, given the inherent dangers involved in drilling / handling frozen materials / use of higher energy radiation sources (laser), it would be interesting to see a well thought out risk assesment.....
by heybaz
Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Micro 230 for sale...
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Sold now

Thanks for your enquiries
by heybaz
Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Levels Oop North
Replies: 12
Views: 1617

hard frost in the Lakes....

Really hard frost! The Ehen is very low this morning, as is the Calder - given that we've had no rain in the Western Lakes since Thursday plus this frost, anything not lake fed will be seriously low - that will almost certainly include the Greta : (
by heybaz
Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Micro 230 for sale...
Replies: 5
Views: 745

I'm looking for £250 given the condition the boat is in
by heybaz
Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Levels Oop North
Replies: 12
Views: 1617

West Lakes - still peeing down but....

a quick look in passing at the Crake & Duddon this afternoon about 3 - 3:30; both were surprisingly low given the heavy rain that I was driving through. The Ehen (at the bottom of the road I live on) was definitely dry looking. It's raining now, but unless it carries on tomorrow I'd think that the r...
by heybaz
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: water levels for the upper/middle Esk tomorow (wed)
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Cumbria Esk...

Things are not that high believe it or not; the Ehen (bottom of my garden almost) is not much above usual levels. I was hoping to have a look at the Esk myself tomorrow if we get some rain tonight... how are you fixed for a shuttle?
by heybaz
Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Micro 230 for sale...
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Micro 230 for sale...

Black & blue (colour, not bruised!) Micro 230; very solid condition, front & 1 rear air bag, full plate footrest, adjustable seat, backrest & thigh braces. Mail me for photos / meet / paddle etc? barrycurley at (use @) tiscali.co.uk Boat located in Cumbria, transport around the NW not a problem