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by ChrisMac
Tue May 30, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Deck advice?
Replies: 38
Views: 4834

Im very happy with my nookie 1. Keeps me dry and doesnt come off when you dont want it to and is wearing really well

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sat May 27, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why can't the police deal with car break-ins at HPP?
Replies: 11
Views: 2034

I think its just because they are useless round here, (3rd worst police force in the country). A friend of mine had her garage broken into and some stuff stolen and the police couldn't even be bothered to come round. They just gave her a crime number over the phone and told her to sort it with her i...
by ChrisMac
Fri May 26, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What is the best car for kayaking?
Replies: 90
Views: 17700

Im with James F on this one. Get there in an efficient car and spend the savings on B&B far more civilized.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu May 25, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Air Tight Compartments
Replies: 58
Views: 5788

... in the same way that "if" your airbags came out, burst, or got a puncture then you would have nothing what so ever.
by ChrisMac
Thu May 25, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Air Tight Compartments
Replies: 58
Views: 5788

David McCraw wrote:We are told the Mafia is better because it has a bulkhead. Why are bulkheads good? Because they are in the Mafia.
Having re read Celliers post it would seem that he is convinced that there are safety advantages of a bulkhead.
by ChrisMac
Thu May 25, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Air Tight Compartments
Replies: 58
Views: 5788

Celiers, you should teach Corran how to promote a product!! The "picnic" Solo system does look better than the Mafia's clip or roofrack strap system. Tom Now Im confused. So a hatch kept dry with a spray deck covered with a protective layer of plastic is fine on a Fluid kayak but a really bad thing...
by ChrisMac
Wed May 24, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Air Tight Compartments
Replies: 58
Views: 5788

Personally I like having the hatch. Its loads easier to get stuff into than past the foam, seat and backrest. I dont need any rear airbags, or be for ever deflating them and reinflating them when I want to get kit out. Nor does the kit disappear upto the end of the boat. There are loops on the insid...
by ChrisMac
Mon May 22, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Am I being an unfair sod.....
Replies: 32
Views: 5979

I think you need to differentiate between a helmet that has been CE tested and failed and one that has never put in for certification. Many of the US helmets are more than capable of passing the standard if someone was prepared to pay to have it done, and many I would happily use. But I would not wa...
by ChrisMac
Sat May 20, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Geneva car hire - no roof bars available - any suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2088

We had this problem in Lanzarote. 4 people and boats and 1 seat ibiza!!!! We drove round Ariciefe for a couple of hours, found the spannish equivelent of Halfords and just bought one. 60 euros split 4 ways wasn't too bad and just left it on the car when we left. If you know what car you are going to...
by ChrisMac
Wed May 17, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Virgin and kayaks
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

When I flew to Virgin New York with my boat I prebooked it as "surf equipment but not a surfboard" that was oversized but under weight. I put the boat in the bag packed with everything else in it and had no problems. They didnt even weigh it. They werent keen at New York flying it home but seen as i...
by ChrisMac
Tue May 16, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big holes (of the liquid kind)
Replies: 81
Views: 12194

I always remember the hole at Hakapur on the Sun Kosi as being rather large and scary and fortunaltey easily avoided.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Fri May 12, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Location and Paddler?
Replies: 23
Views: 2682

Ed Hopper wrote:Is it Chris McMurray at High Force on a sunny day?
LOL!!! ;-)
by ChrisMac
Thu May 11, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access (or lack of it) on the Trent
Replies: 17
Views: 2324

I would check how far up the right of navigation extends. There are ancient rights of navigation on the Trent that make passage legal. I would have thought they would extend up that far because of the historic transport use from the industrial revolution. Unfortunaltey I have no idea how you findout...
by ChrisMac
Mon May 01, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to go over Xmas/New year....?
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

so are the Canary Islands if you fancy some surfing.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Mon May 01, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well over the limit
Replies: 11
Views: 1930

I flew my boat to Lanzarote at Christmas with BA. My baggage weighed about 30kg of the 23kg limit. Had no problems what so ever and on departure they didnt even weigh it. I would recommend checking in early and making sure its less than 30. There seems to be a limit around that weight to do with wha...
by ChrisMac
Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old before my time......
Replies: 36
Views: 3796

Text messages fit inside the data packet that tells the network where your phone is. Hence the size restriction as this is all that is spare.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Journey time Calais to Landeck
Replies: 13
Views: 1621

The campsite the good Mr Hopper refers to is called Sport Camp Tirol and can be found on the net.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flat water - who needs it?
Replies: 27
Views: 4322

I wouldnt bother. There are other forums that cater for a more competative slant on our sport. Equally Im sure that there must be forums for marathon and other disciplines and if not does that indicate a lack of demand?

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cash boost for Olympic Kayaking/Canoeing
Replies: 24
Views: 3165

I dont think the cynicism is too far off the mark at all. Sport England's primary goal was changed back in the 1990's from sport for all to win medals a World Champs and esp Olympics. This is why we now have World Class Performance schemes, who are the main receipients of this funding, and other sch...
by ChrisMac
Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cash boost for Olympic Kayaking/Canoeing
Replies: 24
Views: 3165

My guess is it will all be spent on training by the Olympic disciplines. Coaches , warm weather winter training, living expenses etc etc.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Bags
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Try Canyon Gear. http://www.canyongear.co.uk/

The lady who runs the company will make boat bags any size. I have had 1 for 3 years now and its still in excellent condition. What she will need is the length of the boat and then its circumfrence every 15 - 30 cm along its length.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm Stikine Drysuit
Replies: 46
Views: 7382

Is it only me in this thread that gets the feeling we're being over charged for goods in general? Matt I agree with you entirely Matt. I think we are overcharged for all sorts of stuff in this Country. I also dont agree with this equity in salary argument. I used to work for a US company in the UK....
by ChrisMac
Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many boats to demo before you buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

I went for WS Project because it suits the way I paddle and being short is perfect for HPP which is where it will mainly be used.
by ChrisMac
Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm Stikine Drysuit
Replies: 46
Views: 7382

Whilst accepting Simons points I still find it really annoying how most things are more expensive in the UK than elsewhere. Even iTunes, who's product cant possilby cost more to sell in the UK than anywhere else is being investigated by the EU for ripping off uk customers, or in more technically cor...
by ChrisMac
Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many boats to demo before you buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

I have spent the last 4 months demoing playboats before deciding which one to buy. I think I paddled virtually all of them. I would recommend trying as many boats from as many different brands as possible and then making up your own mind rather than being swayed too much by others.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: how do I get to briancon?!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2658

Bus route 1 goes from the arrivals terminal at Lyon to the main bus station in town. You can buy your ticket in the arrivals hall. Even better the driver will happliy put your boat in the coaches boot.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Eskimo Salto
Replies: 23
Views: 2757

I would suggest that the lack of a playboat in the Eskimo range is a big factor in which brand HnM paddlers choose to use rather than there been anything wrong with the Salto.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Save HPP!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3620

My understanding is that the whitewater course is profitable, largely due to the rafting revenues, but the entire site as a whole is not profitable.
by ChrisMac
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Retro-fitting Ratchets to a Nomad...
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Pyranha do a kit which should be easily availiable from your local store. Alternatively the spares dept of your local snowboarding shop could supply the toothed strap and clickers and then use the standard Dagger backrest.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where the Sun Never Sets
Replies: 91
Views: 9167

What a really cool video.