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by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 13
Views: 1945

Re: next step in when to go boating?

Or maybe not after Brexit...

Interestingly the first link is lower than predicted, the second is higher & other 3 are pretty much spot on at moment.

Is the dart running seems to adjust to the latest report.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

Re: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting

Doesn't look as though they are getting it all their own way:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-46303185

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Xtremist (Shaun Baker on 4od)
Replies: 23
Views: 3720

Re: Xtremist (Shaun Baker on 4od)

Waterfall kayak:

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: River white water training for sea kayaking?
Replies: 33
Views: 2197

Re: River white water training for sea kayaking?

Best test to find out what actually happens is get someone to push you straight out from the bank then try edging the boat - otherwise it's the paddle doing all the work...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - searching for the finmen
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Wanted - searching for the finmen

Luckily a copy came up for (just) less than the cover price...
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Heavily mauled or tatty kayak wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Heavily mauled or tatty kayak wanted.

Saw a pic recently of one in Ireland broken completely in half...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: River white water training for sea kayaking?
Replies: 33
Views: 2197

Re: River white water training for sea kayaking?

Does depend what boat you have, as short waterlines will turn whichever way you put most power into stroke:


Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Adrian Kiernan lost on humla karnali
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Adrian Kiernan lost on humla karnali

The Tasmanian paddler passed away yesterday in Nepal. Our thoughts are with those still out there.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

Re: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion

No trees or wires blocking the river now, but there are 3 spots where trees may cause issues for beginners, all obvious from above.

If you Google nrw Brianne you can see the level in reservoir, if it's dropping fast they are probably releasing. If it's above zero then water is spilling over.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your best cock-up (not carnage)
Replies: 28
Views: 1843

Re: Your best cock-up (not carnage)

DaveBland wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Worst non carnage cock up a paddler can make?

...dating/marrying non paddler.
Or in fact a paddler, as once you have kids who's going to get on the river?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Broken nerve
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Re: Broken nerve

Although from your other post it sounds like chase boating on the tryweryn was just what you needed, as it took your mind off what you were doing & you concentrated on getting the keys back...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your best cock-up (not carnage)
Replies: 28
Views: 1843

Re: Your best cock-up (not carnage)

Taking 15 hours to do the half hour portage on waitaha, the description just says get out left & get amongst it - we stayed amongst it until the following morning & reached our car to find a note requesting that we called the police before they came looking for us...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Historic books
Replies: 9
Views: 1929

Re: Historic books

Pain's In a Canadian Canoe is more musings whilst afloat from university than it is boating: https://archive.org/details/incanadiancanoen00pain/page/n5 Anon. The Waterway to London, a trip from Manchester including passing the Severn Bore (ashore): https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Waterway...
by jmmoxon
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1598

Re: Your three fave rivers...

Roy gorge has destroyed 2 of my boats, plus a pair of salopettes on different trips, but I still think it's great!

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Stiff hands

I find pogies make a huge difference to how my hands feel when paddling on cold / windy days.

Sounds like gloves may have been restricting the blood flow.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1598

Re: Your three fave rivers...

Oh yes, that's the one, couldn't find the name...
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Erme - Harford Bridge to Ivybridge
Replies: 100
Views: 24229

Re: River Erme - Harford Bridge to Ivybridge

The fish steps on the weir above viaduct have a tree wedged down the side, but branches are also sticking out midflow which will not be obvious at high water, but could still snag a boat...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Nedd Fechan
Replies: 12
Views: 4518

Re: Afon Nedd Fechan

New trees in horseshoe drop, one of which won't show at decent flows, but goes right across.f

Another shortly after the start will also be covered at high water, although a couple of others will cause issues then, especially the hanging branches just above take out...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1598

Re: Your three fave rivers...

SPL wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:30 pm
Crumbs so difficult...

... and the ribena ( i think thats its name it has a little California section which is just so unexpected and a blast to paddle.) Help me out Moxy..
Do you mean the Ribo, or the Strona ;-)
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1598

Re: Your three fave rivers...

Futaleufu - bridge to bridge
Futaleufu - inferno canyon
Tawe - catch on the drop when gorge is clear for moorland slides to mature alpine run

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn Information
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Tryweryn Information

You might get run over by diggers:
https://naturalresources.wales/about-us ... n/?lang=en

But, you'll be able to see if there has been any water:
http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/View ... ation=4153

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER RIBBLE (Helwith Bridge to Settle)
Replies: 5
Views: 4460

Re: RIVER RIBBLE (Helwith Bridge to Settle)

New cavers' webcam of river at Horton:
https://webcam.io/webcams/zKaEg9

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129328

Re: Infinity Wezzit

My first thought was piode on sesia.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 9-foot creeker comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: 9-foot creeker comparison

Doesn't seem to have worked on the upper walkham...
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Erik Boomer Greenland talks
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Erik Boomer Greenland talks

Dave Manby has posted: "Into Twin Galaxies" talk November 6th at Bristol Uni, Merchant Ventures Building, 75 Woodland Rd, Bristol BS8 1UB. This is located just next to Wills Memorial. Doors open from 7pm with the talk beginning at 7.30pm. I keep getting people say "Oh everyone has seen "Into Twin Ga...
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 9-foot creeker comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: 9-foot creeker comparison

The rotobat was a short kayak at the time...

Fashion seems to be shifting back to river play boats.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking Clubs in South Wales?
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Sea Kayaking Clubs in South Wales?

Similar request from a few years ago:
viewtopic.php?t=95256

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paul Rose on BBC
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Paul Rose on BBC

Bit of Lakeland paddling on both episodes so far:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b0bbzgr6

Mike