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by buck197
Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dart Access - what happens now..
Replies: 17
Views: 1906

Thanks guys but I don't think my skill levels will stretch to those rivers in spate just yet especially after the beating I took on Lovers Leap on Sunday. It looks like the Alps this summer to further my skills.
by buck197
Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dart Access - what happens now..
Replies: 17
Views: 1906

As a fairly recent convert and thoroughly enjoy the rivers, are there any WW rivers that have access agreements in Southern England during the warmer months. In fact anywhere in England outside of the Nene, HPP, Tees and Burrs??
by buck197
Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: free Wavesport DVD
Replies: 1
Views: 554

free Wavesport DVD

by buck197
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart this weekend
Replies: 40
Views: 6847

Agree Daffers, for the lesser mortals thoroughly enjoyed the Loop today despite a beating after I thought it would be a good idea to go down Lovers Leap backwards.
by buck197
Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Its a Burn thing...
Replies: 108
Views: 20663

Come on Pyranha Mark asked a fairly easy and simple question and your response indicated that you hadn't tested it on UK waters. Is that true???
by buck197
Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best Place to learn to roll?
Replies: 14
Views: 1931

I concur with last statement that staying in the boat long enough is a common problem, certainly is mine.
by buck197
Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Efficient holidaying (or, 'help! I'm a wage slave now')
Replies: 31
Views: 4836

Glad to see no one could construct a meaningful sentence to include "teacher" and "work".

On my way to the bomb shelter!!!
by buck197
Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roll over and go wibble, or bone shattering violence?
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Obviously every situation is different but I wouldn't be put off from kayaking because I was threatened. However a number of valid points have been raised on what to do - ring the police, camera, take car registration number etc.
by buck197
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Excellent Customer service - White White Consultancy
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

I used a demo boat prior to purchase and got pinned on the dart and one snapped getting it released so thought the boat looked odd without. So just in case keep a spare with a couple of screws.
by buck197
Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Excellent Customer service - White White Consultancy
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Excellent Customer service - White White Consultancy

I rang them yesterday for some spares for my new Diesel 75 - drain plug, carrying handle and screws. They arrived today and was only charged for the drain plug.

Thank you guys and gals.
by buck197
Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lurve
Replies: 69
Views: 8996

RAB I read your post as if you were a bloke and the sting in the tail is your not, good on your girl. Have a great day and hope it rains buckets wherever your honeymoon is.
by buck197
Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lurve
Replies: 69
Views: 8996

Stoneweasel lighten up a little here, as ribbing/leg pulling is similar to laughing at "swimmers" etc otherwise this debate will definitely go downhill.
by buck197
Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart today
Replies: 43
Views: 8068

Well done guys and gals, always good to hear a happy ending! Get well soon young lady and see you on the water soon.
by buck197
Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap Yak Gear
Replies: 73
Views: 10445

Is the photo at the Upper Conway??
by buck197
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill
Replies: 36
Views: 4334

Grumpy, can I take you up on your comment about the water quality of the Trent viz the Irwell. I'm an exiled Mancunian and your telling me that the Irwell is a cleaner river than the Trent, I'm profoundly shocked as the Irwell has always been a sewer at best even the upper Irwell near Bury. I think ...
by buck197
Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What size buoyancy air bags for a Wavesport Diesel 75 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1323

Blinking big ones as the normal size yak air bags do not fill the space, I'm thinking of adding a second bag on each side! Anyone help our dilemma.
by buck197
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating in Chili
Replies: 15
Views: 2061

Mark R you are wasted on this web-site with your dry sense of humour!!!!!
by buck197
Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: first swim/roll
Replies: 64
Views: 8601

Oh deep joy to be out on the water again after a few dry weeks. Does anyone do stabiliser for kayaks as I managed my mandatory swim again today. Just set up for my roll when my noggin came into contact with a rock, panic and swimming time again. It will happen that I will roll when i need to!!!!!!!!...
by buck197
Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bent or straight paddles???
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Thanks for the excellent advice and straight it is, I'll be giving them a full power test on Sunday morning. Plus it is still raining in Devon and the webcam is showing nice levels on the Dart.
by buck197
Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More Old Gits
Replies: 69
Views: 9495

53 and third year back paddling after doing it initially in the 60's with the scouts. So much to learn so little time. Plenty of water in the rivers and so looking forward to the weekend.
by buck197
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access
Replies: 40
Views: 3658

I can see very few reasons not to pay for access, Trweryn seems to prove this as they have no shortage of punters. Kayaking by its nature is a sport that costs a fair amount of money for gear, travel and quite often accomodation so access may become a percentage of the overall costs.
by buck197
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bent or straight paddles???
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Bent or straight paddles???

I'm getting a new set of paddles and need some advice, bent or straight Werner Powerhouse/Sidekick. I'll be mostly river running with some play and drive a Diesel 75. I've tried both for a short period and need swaying as to whether the extra money is going to be well spent or am I being seduced?
by buck197
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access on the Dee
Replies: 26
Views: 4640

The arguement is similar to what motorists use when they shout at me as a cyclist, they pay road tax and I don't, therefore I shouldn't be on the road delaying them. I do pay road tax but choose to leave my car on the drive as much as possible. It appears these confrontations are escalating and it i...
by buck197
Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New DartCam: now on your mobile phone
Replies: 21
Views: 2571

Nice work fella and if possible could you arrange for some of that wet stuff to fill the screen as I'm suffering major withdrawal symptoms.
by buck197
Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I'll whisper it quietly but it is raining in Devon
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

I'll whisper it quietly but it is raining in Devon

As I type this, a little of the wet stuff is splashing against the windows and the prediction that Dartmoor would become a desert are receding. Lets hope the Rain Gods do their stuff and I can get my "rusty" old piece of plastic out and give it a whirl at the weekend!!!!
by buck197
Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mens world?
Replies: 13
Views: 2180

I'm unsure whether they are sexist Pippa or just plain dumb and ignorant. Even if you were pretty average like me, they made arrangements to take you and take you they should, you could portaged the sections that were beyond you if these exist. May I apologise that not all UK paddlers are so dumb ot...
by buck197
Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fly or Drive to the Alps??
Replies: 22
Views: 2947

Steve B, living in Plymouth It is easier to fly from Bristol and there are no flights ot Turin. I could go to London but that adds 3 hours minimum on the trip. Geneva is 250 km from Briancon so should be quite doable.
by buck197
Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Harnessing the sun
Replies: 14
Views: 6993

Mark, I saw this in Surfing Life in Plymouth but have no experience of it.

http://www.surfinglifestore.com/quiksil ... arger.html
by buck197
Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fly or Drive to the Alps??
Replies: 22
Views: 2947

Can I ask if anyone has any views on flying to Geneva and then the easiest way to transfer to Briancon in June. I'll be using borrowed gear whils I'm out there. Are there good buses/trains from Geneva to Briancon? I don't want to hire a car for a week if i can help it.

Many thanks for any info.
by buck197
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rolling Help
Replies: 25
Views: 2923

Hey wigs I'm in the same boat so to speak. I'm very comfortable in the water and yet as soon as i'm upside down I'm out and swimming. Thanks for all the other advice and I'm working on it.