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by Scots_Charles_River
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Latex vs Neo
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Latex vs Neo

I have a typhoon drysuit with neo neck, wrist and ankle seals and it's lovely. Slides on and off no bother. Very comfy sea or fresh water. I have a Palm semi dry top, used this time of year, neo neck - not glide- and it's comfy with latex wrists, good too. Don't think I'll buy latex seal stuff in th...
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Scotland - Central Highlands
Topic: River Lyon
Replies: 6
Views: 5057

Re: River Lyon

This section has 2miles of guide, any more paddlers done the bit from the top dam to the lower dam ? From the Dam down to the section above McGregors Leap ?Ta
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pitlochry to Perth
Replies: 18
Views: 2392

Re: Pitlochry to Perth

Have you done the Leven down to Dumbie ?

Quite a local river for you, can squeeze in after work one night. It's a medium flow river so has a bit of current for practice on moving water.

PM me if you want to chat about doing the Teith or something, I need to log hours for my 4 Star Open assessment.
by Scots_Charles_River
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Fort William Lochy or Spey
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Fort William Lochy or Spey

AHPP wrote:"It looks awesome." is what I meant.
Ok, sarcasm I presume !
by Scots_Charles_River
Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Fort William Lochy or Spey
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Fort William Lochy or Spey

Ended up staying at the beaches at Arisaig, to hot and dry for the rivers to be up. Loch Laggan was very low on Saturday when we drove past going to Laggan Wolftrax. Clearwater at Traigh bay, Arisaig. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7760930558_c3538e4049_z.jpg Arisaig clear sea water by Nick_Sco...
by Scots_Charles_River
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaks and sharks in Cornwall
Replies: 47
Views: 4062

Re: Kayaks and sharks in Cornwall

I have noticed that seals etc do respond more to kayakers, ie they head for the water very readily, compared to other water craft. My theory, supported by some sea paddling in an open canoe which has less effect, is that it is the 'flash' of kayak paddles that is the problem. I'm not sure if seals ...
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted : large Karnali , Jack Superhero or Habitat 80
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Wanted : large Karnali , Jack Superhero or Habitat 80

David E wrote:Hi
Large Karnali, blue and white, Connect 30, appx 20 months old, way "under paddled", scratches but no dings or structural issues. Looking for £400, can courier to you.

David
What price would a courier be to Central Scotland ?

Any pics ?

Ta
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Dagger Mamba for sale £450 great condition
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: Dagger Mamba for sale £450 great condition

Hi,

Which volume version is it ?
Any pics ?

I'm looking for a 2nd hand boat and live 20mins away.
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Scotland - Central Highlands
Topic: River Teith
Replies: 3
Views: 3334

Re: River Teith

Thanks for that as I paddle it regularly.I have paddled it at night and weekends for 4 years and never heard of any car crime ?
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gelcoat restoration?
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Gelcoat restoration?

by Scots_Charles_River
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Chafing
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: Chafing

My semi dry top has delaminated under the arms, still waterproof. I find that my decathlon thermo rash vest prevents chaffing. But never really had it bad.

Rash vest link
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/thermal-l-s- ... more_infos
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Van Insulation - advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 8713

Re: Van Insulation - advice needed

We lined a Vivaro behind the plywood with recycled sheeps wool in the walls and doors then the silvery thin bubble wrap stuff on the roof and floor. It insulated against the 30+ degs weather in the Alps, not used it in the winter yet. It also really cuts down road noise and outside noise getting in ...
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Access at Arduaine
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Access at Arduaine

Difficult one this, but remember no SOAC rights relating to parking. These hotspots sometimes come up in the Scottish SCA Paddler mag. If the parking is reasonably for rental users then we do not, as 'Sea Kayakers' want to be seen as a 'group' to be preventing parking. Would a short shuttle have wor...
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: going around in circles
Replies: 31
Views: 4537

Re: going around in circles

If it's possible to post a video of you paddling, that would help a coach do an observation of your paddling.
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaks and sharks in Cornwall
Replies: 47
Views: 4062

Re: Kayaks and sharks in Cornwall

Good advice here

http://www.snh.gov.uk/_images/pubs/btn_pdf.jpg

Maybe could be added to the Sea Alamanac ?
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Canoeing Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

Re: Canoeing Scotland

Sounds like the Caley Canal Canoe trail is for you !

One of the good things is it's not level dependent like a river trip.

http://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/our-can ... l/paddling
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sandwiches
Replies: 26
Views: 1812

Re: Sandwiches

:-) - you may have hit on a better answer - blend it down to a milkshake or soup ? I often chuck a load of fruit (variously: bananas, apples, nectarines, pineapple, mangos, kiwi fruit, rasps, blueberries, strawbs etc) into a blender and make it into a lumpy pulp, stick that into a plastic bottle, a...
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pitlochry to Perth
Replies: 18
Views: 2392

Re: Pitlochry to Perth

And if you survive Stanley et al Thistlebrig's a sting in the tail that is pretty meaty for opens.
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pitlochry to Perth
Replies: 18
Views: 2392

Re: Pitlochry to Perth

Pitlochry is on the Tummel ?

Beware of Campsie Linn it's a funny boily and swampy for opens rapid. Not really a beginner rapid ! Below that it is also very swampy for opens paddled tandem.

You may see me in my Open off Helensburgh too.
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Fort William Lochy or Spey
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Fort William Lochy or Spey

Ended up staying at the beaches at Arisaig, to hot and dry for the rivers to be up. Loch Laggan was very low on Saturday when we drove past going to Laggan Wolftrax. Clearwater at Traigh bay, Arisaig. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7760930558_c3538e4049_z.jpg Arisaig clear sea water by Nick_Scot...
by Scots_Charles_River
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Fort William Lochy or Spey
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Fort William Lochy or Spey

Hi,

I'm in Arisaig open boating, on the sea, looking to paddle the fort william lochy, up canal down the river or Spey sunday or monday.

I'm a ukccl2 trainee and a.n open boat 4 star open trainee so happy to 'lead' the rivers.

Pm me and ill pick up email. Camping. so only check emails daily.
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Luing Cave ?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Luing Cave ?

Ok, will do.
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Luing Cave ?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Luing Cave ?

Anyone been here, to this cave, is it big enough to sleep (bivvy) in ?

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=17 ... &A=Y&Z=115
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Clyde Gareloch Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1573

Re: Clyde Gareloch Trip

Cool pics. When we saw that sub the other week, I checked the 'Marine Traffic AIS' map on my phone, as the sub had no flags or steam/fumes. It just said 'Surfaced US Submarine'.
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Clyde Gareloch Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1573

Re: Clyde Gareloch Trip

by Scots_Charles_River
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Clyde Gareloch Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1573

Re: Clyde Gareloch Trip

Ade, If you read this http://www.qhm.mod.uk/clyde/ before going out. But basically as long as you go nowhere near the Coulport area and stay well away from the Faslane area then there is no problems. Two weeks ago we were open boating near the Rhu Narrows and saw an MOD rib telling boats to clear th...
by Scots_Charles_River
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Clyde Gareloch Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1573

Re: Clyde Gareloch Trip

So you were not out today in the Comet Flotilla ?

We sea kayaked out from Finnart, round to Loch Goil and back, a tad hot. We missed the thunder.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/80049703@N ... 711359194/
by Scots_Charles_River
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Clyde Gareloch Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1573

Re: Clyde Gareloch Trip

You can seal launch off the green slimy stuff if it's lower tides.

http://www.helensburghcc.org.uk/2012/06 ... june-2012/
by Scots_Charles_River
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Special Offer Books...
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Special Offer Books...

Hi,

Just bought a load, thanks.
by Scots_Charles_River
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Olympic Gold and Silver
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Olympic Gold and Silver

Yip, non-paddlers have been asking how they do it all with not speaking on the way down.

Also interesting they are all in the 30s, technical skills and power with experience.