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by jmmoxon
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access reaches radio 4
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Access reaches radio 4

Did he suggest average of 100 per hour or that in the first hour of the day 100 canoes can be launched ? - later is feasible - about 10 trailers - there are several companies; 100 canoeists is probably quite common...

(It's one every 36 seconds)

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any ideas on model please?
Replies: 15
Views: 1124

Re: Any ideas on model please?

Wizard had a square back end; machine was more angular; think it must be a samurai - they came with black cockpit rims and only that & the alien (?) seem to have had rounded ends with angled handles - does it have crossed swords decal in front of the cockpit?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Would you fit two creek boats in the back of this?
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Would you fit two creek boats in the back of this?

Im guessing you're thinking of renting rather than buying? Apparently the bed is 2m long, so you have less than 2.5m behind the seats.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak adventure book
Replies: 10
Views: 927

Re: Kayak adventure book

Similar request from a few years ago: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=113913
by jmmoxon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What river comes up quickest?
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: What river comes up quickest?

A better question may be which needs the least rain - Upper Dart requires 20mm most summers...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123459

Re: Infinity Wezzit

France?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Canal tunnrls
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Canal tunnrls

Some have specific bylaws against taking unpowered boats through.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling-useful webcams for Alpine Rivers
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Paddling-useful webcams for Alpine Rivers

All those that used to be on eauxvives haven't worked for several years (of other websites only the already mentioned Ubaye still there): https://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=124031 This version of the first listed Soca webcam allows you to review levels from the past week: http...
by jmmoxon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps levels
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: French Alps levels

Mostly back to more normal levels now, but then it is a month since the original request...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Krab on a Throwline?
Replies: 26
Views: 1775

Re: Krab on a Throwline?

Bag should be thrown beyond the swimmer anyway, if they grab hold of it they'll just run out to the end...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: WANTED- Norwegian white water guidebook
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: WANTED- Norwegian white water guidebook

Somewhat out of date, but useful:
https://www.patthoyts.tk/canoeing/norway.html

Also check out the kayakksenteret website pdfs.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Purchase advice
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Purchase advice

You'll probably get more responses in the white water & touring forum...
by jmmoxon
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: White Water Massif Central by Peter Knowles
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: White Water Massif Central by Peter Knowles

Pete's last post on song of the paddle suggested early July for publication of the new edition...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West Coast - keep the locals sweet!
Replies: 26
Views: 3794

Re: West Coast - keep the locals sweet!

Basically, just try to find out about local conditions/problems beforehand, rather than assuming you have the right (that can be on arrival)

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123459

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Looks more Scottish than Welsh.
by jmmoxon
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Not managing to pull a spraydeck
Replies: 46
Views: 2680

Re: Not managing to pull a spraydeck

Pulling a spray deck upright is far harder than upside down, however, it feels a lot longer when you are inverted! It all depends on the confidence of your paddlers. I'd always want to start with a nylon deck on maximum looseness, they will come off if you kick out of the boat without pulling, but s...
by jmmoxon
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123459

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Arun...
by jmmoxon
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123459

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Bhote Kosi?
by jmmoxon
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Iconic' paddlers [part two]
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: 'Iconic' paddlers [part two]

Paul Robertson and Ed Cornfield
by jmmoxon
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Big Ted Piper Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 12732

Re: The Big Ted Piper Thread

Does that mean it was all a dream?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Verdon Gorge info please
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Verdon Gorge info please

Would seem so, but not guaranteed in June:
https://www.rafting-verdon.com/gb/news.php?id=2

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed May 30, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Steve Backshall on Springwatch
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Steve Backshall on Springwatch

Not very exciting, but from 25 mins, the Swans in his garden have used his racing paddles in their nest:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... -episode-2

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue May 29, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well Done Canoe Wales!
Replies: 51
Views: 3622

Re: Well Done Canoe Wales!

They tried charging for separate parts & didn't make enough money, whilst some people were still taking advantage of stuff they hadn't paid for (mainly the shuttle). Members of the public wouldn't use the cafe if there was a parking fee that covered other costs. I agree they need to sort their expla...
by jmmoxon
Tue May 29, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well Done Canoe Wales!
Replies: 51
Views: 3622

Re: Well Done Canoe Wales!

But it's not a natural river, there's a blinking great dam releasing water at times to suit paddlers that they have to pay for - they are charging for the facilities, not just for crossing their land...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed May 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing Access Charter
Replies: 17
Views: 1385

Re: British Canoeing Access Charter

Interestingly the original British Canoe Association's "object shall be the promotion of Cruises and Meets, whereby Canoeists of the United Kingdom, irrespective of clubs, may unite for the purpose of cruising and camping; furthermore, it aims to establish reasonable tariffs for land and water trans...
by jmmoxon
Wed May 23, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeist Magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 327

Canoeist Magazine

Latest issue available (& back copies since 2012):
http://canoeist.co.uk/index.html

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed May 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: From Inverness to Glasgow in c.1868
Replies: 1
Views: 410

From Inverness to Glasgow in c.1868

Via the Great Glen, then down the coast to Crinan Canal and finishing on Lochs Lomond & Katrine, with side trips up Lochs Etive & Awe: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9KUHAAAAQAAJ&dq=inwards%20cruise%20of%20the%20ringleader%20canoe&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false There are various other books that ma...
by jmmoxon
Wed May 23, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Guidebooks - 1st descent info
Replies: 34
Views: 3537

Re: Guidebooks - 1st descent info

James Inwards lapped the Falls of Lora in about 1868 (p.65-66 & 76), presumably not at spring tide (but he took a cart along the Awe): https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9KUHAAAAQAAJ&dq=inwards%20cruise%20of%20the%20ringleader%20canoe%20etive&pg=PA65#v=onepage&q&f=false & the Rapid & Guerf canoes r...
by jmmoxon
Mon May 21, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Historic books
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: Historic books

In Noel McNaught's earlier "The Canoeing Manual" (1956) he also lists: P.W.Blandford, Canoeing Today, 1946 A.R.Ellis, Canoeing for Beginners, 1936 A.R.Ellis & C.G.Beams, How to Build & Manage a Canoe, 1949 M.Govan, The Trail of the Red Canoe, 1954 R.Neville, Survey by Starlight, 1949 [wartime missio...