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by Scots_Charles_River
Mon May 07, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Arches. And the odd cave.
Replies: 26
Views: 5219

Re: Arches. And the odd cave.

My memory could certainly be wrong, but I *think* it's here... http://www.streetmap.co.uk/idld.srf?x=387474&y=865536&z=115&sv=387474,865536&st=4&ar=Y&mapp=idld.srf&searchp=s.srf&dn=753&ax=387474&ay=865536&lm=0 Blinding section of coast. Thanks, it's NE coast, different Aberdour to the one I know in...
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon May 07, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Arches. And the odd cave.
Replies: 26
Views: 5219

Re: Arches. And the odd cave.

Some great contributions, Andrea - I remember being particularly impressed by those north coast caves. http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/extras/eastcoastscotland28.jpg This impressive triple arch near Aberdour on Scotland's east coast gave good shelter from the rain on a day when downdraughts from...
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon May 07, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Weather Station - Elie - Firth of Forth
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: New Weather Station - Elie - Firth of Forth

20degs C at 20.20pm today, think it needs reset ?
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon May 07, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dry trousers
Replies: 19
Views: 4390

Re: dry trousers

If you get a drysuit, get one with smooth skin/glideskin neck and wrists as my Typhoon one has. They are so much more comfy and better in salt than latex. They are also warmer in winter and do slide off easier with cold hands in the winter than latex. I have Gul semi-dry trousers which I use with a ...
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon May 07, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Clyde Gareloch Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1573

Clyde Gareloch Trip

Could only manage a day out playing this weekend, so Saturday was good, light wind and sunny. The Clyde Gareloch is a handy half day venue with easy access and a variety of scenery - urban and mountains - with some tidal eddies and currents and maybe some ship wakes to surf. http://farm9.staticflick...
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue May 01, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Arisaig and Lochcarron
Replies: 28
Views: 2665

Re: Arisaig and Lochcarron

Nice shots, that last image is the Golf course bay ?
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Arisaig and Lochcarron
Replies: 28
Views: 2665

Re: Arisaig and Lochcarron

If you get a chance, paddle up the sands of Morar, portage the river then onto Loch Morar, bootiful islands and some nice Munros.
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Finding leak source (cockpit) suggestions.
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Finding leak source (cockpit) suggestions.

The skeg wire goes half the boat length so I would check that, as others have said.
by Scots_Charles_River
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Wanted - Level 3+ Sea Coach
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Wanted - Level 3+ Sea Coach

Hi, I'm looking for a level 3+ Sea Coach for a Day trip around St Abb's Head - East Lothian - rocky beaches and arches etc. A chilled out easy paddle for a school group, you must be AALA licensed. Pupils would be 12-15yrs old. We have a minibus PFDs, wetsuits and CAGs and I'm a UKCC Level 1 and 4 St...
by Scots_Charles_River
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: L2 Coach Prerequisites
Replies: 34
Views: 1907

Re: L2 Coach Prerequisites

It's in the 3 Star OC syllabus. Don't get me wrong; I'm all for doing OC stuff; it does have cross-discipline benefits and is kinda fun in its own right. AFAIC I just need to be good enough to "teach/assess 2 Star" as opposed to having the full 3 Star OC skillset. You have to demonstrate the 3 star...
by Scots_Charles_River
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: L2 Coach Prerequisites
Replies: 34
Views: 1907

Re: L2 Coach Prerequisites

Mind you, a friend of mine only had to paddle a canoe in a straight line to pass another L2 assessment - with different assessors. So there's another suggestion - have a chat with potential assessors and ask what they think. Some will be big open boat fans and will consider open boating an importan...
by Scots_Charles_River
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: wanted ukcc level 1 complete course frst awwsr 4*WWTRAINING
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: wanted ukcc level 1 complete course frst awwsr 4*WWTRAIN

frst level 1 as a package should work but who is doing one somewhere? It may sound daft but I think I can do level2 training straight after it and awwrs should also give no problems as is a 4star wwtraining. then I can come back for 4*assessment and levl2 assessment. If you do 2 star, FSRT the UKCC...
by Scots_Charles_River
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: L2 Coach Prerequisites
Replies: 34
Views: 1907

Re: L2 Coach Prerequisites

UKCC Level 1 Coaches - 'They can work with paddlers at any stage of development'. But Assess to 1 star.
by Scots_Charles_River
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: L2 Coach Prerequisites
Replies: 34
Views: 1907

Re: L2 Coach Prerequisites

Vanilla - UKCC Level 2 can Assess 2 Star only.

Yes add on the rest for 3 star Assessor 'pistachio' L2.........
by Scots_Charles_River
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: wanted ukcc level 1 complete course frst awwsr 4*WWTRAINING
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: wanted ukcc level 1 complete course frst awwsr 4*WWTRAIN

You could do FSRT, 2 Star and UKCC Level 1 in 6 Days.
by Scots_Charles_River
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: L2 Coach Prerequisites
Replies: 34
Views: 1907

Re: L2 Coach Prerequisites

Does anyone know if the possession of a 3* in any discipline is actually a strict requirement for L2 coach? I don't doubt my ability to get through one, it just seem silly if I already have 4*. Which doesn't need a 3* just the ability to perform at the level. Anyone got any ideas? Have you done L2 ...
by Scots_Charles_River
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: L2 Coach Prerequisites
Replies: 34
Views: 1907

Re: L2 Coach Prerequisites

You need to be 3* standard in both kayak and canoe (one blade and two blade.) You need at least one 3*. You have the option of having a 3* kayak and 3* canoe and then you do not need the additional CPD module. David A CPD Module at Foundation level could cost as little as a tenner and they last thr...
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: L2 Coach Prerequisites
Replies: 34
Views: 1907

Re: L2 Coach Prerequisites

You need one 3 star and be as good in another discipline. I would suggest lots of open solo paddling before you go if that's your 2nd discipline.

It's a open/kayak award not one discipline. I'll bet the course tends to mainly Kayakers........
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: 5 star canoe open
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

Re: 5 star canoe open

Phone or contact www.standingwaves.co.uk as Dave is a Level 5, and does courses Ad-hoc or advertised.

Or Tweet him @DRstandingwaves
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Open Canoe Festival Drome, France.
Replies: 8
Views: 1631

Re: Open Canoe Festival Drome, France.

Cool. I'm thinking about hiring a van and getting five others to share. Probably cheaper and should fit the boats on/in and share the drive.

Anyway, wish I had gone now !
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership fees
Replies: 34
Views: 2149

Re: Club membership fees

My club runs - regular Slalom, refualr polo, regular WW Kayak, occasional Sea and Camping trips. Normally monthly Coach led trips. It's £25 a year and £40 for adults. Free hire of - opens, WW kayaks, Sea boats and juniors as well as tandem kayaks. I joined 3 years ago, really good club. I mainly joi...
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Met Office WOW
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Met Office WOW

Nice site, especially the snow layer. We are lucky up here with the SEPA data on fishpal or wheresthewater.
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Open Canoe Festival Drome, France.
Replies: 8
Views: 1631

Re: Open Canoe Festival Drome, France.

Sounds good. Did most Brits car/van share ?
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Open Canoe Festival Drome, France.
Replies: 8
Views: 1631

Re: Open Canoe Festival Drome, France.

Were the campsite facilities good ?
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch rim broken several times
Replies: 15
Views: 1217

Re: Hatch rim broken several times

Looks like you may be able to carefully use a holesaw with a dia. slightly larger than the bolt heads.
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waterproof Map Cases.
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: Waterproof Map Cases.

Ortlieb - quite thin but at least 8 yrs old, a few hundred munroes winter and summer plus sea and loch canoeing/kayaking.
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Scottish Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Scottish Islands

Arisaig, Morar and Nevis are all good. Arisaig has shelter in windy weather but Morar and Nevis can have swell.

I would suggest the east side of any islands to avoid the predominant SW swells.
by Scots_Charles_River
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety tape
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: Safety tape

dan dubya wrote:dmm released this the other day about knotting dyneema tape to make slings it may be of interest.

http://dmmclimbing.com/news/2012/03/kno ... C2%AE-vid/


dan
Aye, I watched yesterday, scary !
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mountain bikers: please Share the Trail
Replies: 54
Views: 2974

Re: Mountain bikers: please Share the Trail

Horse riders should be more aware of MTBers !

Had lots of horse incidents. They also damage trails much more so than MTbers or walkers.