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by Poke
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost your River Boat, Contact the Coastguard.
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Re: Lost your River Boat, Contact the Coastguard.

Coastguard, or police?

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=72552

Wouldn't using the 101 number referred to in the pinned thread do the trick?
by Poke
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video Time Trial Series
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Video Time Trial Series

I discovered this page the other day. It seems the idea is to create an informal race series whereby people can race each other “virtually” via their go-pro footage. https://facebook.com/APHTTRace/ Each month the organisers set up a few race sections around the country (eddy to eddy / seal launch to...
by Poke
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Soft Roof Bars, How many boats
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: Soft Roof Bars, How many boats

They did. Unfortunately we were there for 4 weeks, and the guys with that car were only there for 3. Whilst they got away with returning the car during a rainstorm, we were quizzed about it a week later when we returned the other two. That trip was particularly hard on our hire cars. We succeeded in...
by Poke
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Soft Roof Bars, How many boats
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: Soft Roof Bars, How many boats

On a month long trip to BC, we got three hire cars. Managed to find proper roof racks for two, but only an inflatable for the last one. It worked admirably (4 creek boats), but the roof of the car was a mess by the end of the trip. Dirt had got under the racks, and as the racks had moved back and fo...
by Poke
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: grade 2/3 rivers
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: grade 2/3 rivers

Anything here fit the bill? http://rainchasers.com/region/dartmoor http://rainchasers.com/region/south-west Guess the problem is that most grade 2/3 sections tend to be reasonably long, therefore not really feasible to walk up for another go. I suppose you could find a river with a suitable take-out...
by Poke
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6208

Re: British Canoeing AGM

John K wrote:If you're a member then you should have had an email entitled "British Canoeing AGM and EGM papers" which includes proxy forms and a ballot paper.
I am a member, but they don't have my e-mail address.
I don't suppose there's a link to follow from which the necessary papers can be printed?
by Poke
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6208

Re: British Canoeing AGM

Oof, some clear communication to the ‘masses’ (of recreational/ww boaters – if UKRGB counts as that anymore).
You’ve got my vote already...
So, how exactly can I vote?
Is it possible to vote without actually being at the AGM?
by Poke
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Evacuation from Mills Falls on R Usk
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Evacuation from Mills Falls on R Usk

Yeah, morsey has the right answer! I don’t know the river, but as has been mentioned above, there’s so many variables in play that a solution which might work for one casualty in a group on the day is different to a another casualty in the same group on the same day (or indeed the same casualty in a...
by Poke
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where's the water in Wales?
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: Where's the water in Wales?

http://rainchasers.com/region/north-wales

Seems to be on its face at the moment, but this has as much data as anywhere when it gets back on its feet.
by Poke
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access dispute stateside
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Access dispute stateside

Fortunately guns are not quite as accessible over here....

http://news3lv.com/news/local/police-su ... s-property
by Poke
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hypothetically.... river bed alterations!
Replies: 25
Views: 1639

Re: Hypothetically.... river bed alterations!

remove all terrestrial cray fish I suppose the extra-terrestrial crayfish could look after themselves... Unfortunately that is exactly the case Chris. Non native crayfish are effectively taking over the natural habitat of UK origin crayfish. http://www.nonnativespecies.org/factsheet/factsheet.cfm?s...
by Poke
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive

There's a few thousand tonnes of tarmac put down in glen etive, plus, as you say, a number of telegraph/electricity pylons. Three mobile masts, for the potential benefits they'd bring would surely be a good thing (with the possible exception of attracting more litter flinging gumbies from the city -...
by Poke
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hypothetically.... river bed alterations!
Replies: 25
Views: 1639

Re: Hypothetically.... river bed alterations!

I feel that a picture would greatly aid this hypothetical scenario... ;-)
by Poke
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What is going wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 7231

British Canoeing Incident Reporting

This topic has cropped up a number of times over the years, and very often an incident database is proposed. One significant downside to such a database is where to host it and who keeps it up-to-date. For better or for worse, British Canoeing have now begun such a database: https://www.britishcanoe...
by Poke
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports
Replies: 13
Views: 1363

Re: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

Yep I have binned off insure and go. Kayak cover was naff. Insure and Go do however give cover on G4 w/w kayaking in the general terms (unlike many other insurers). That cover is limited to personal injury or evacuation etc and not for ' loss of kit in use ' but when I asked specifically about this...
by Poke
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports
Replies: 13
Views: 1363

Re: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

flashollie wrote:Looking at insure and go at the moment.
They don't offer full cover for kayaking do they?
by Poke
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Crossing Iceland by Pack Raft
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Crossing Iceland by Pack Raft

As a bit of an aside, I assume that you have seen this / been in touch with these guys? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kKefukDsdw I can put you in touch with them if you like. Dan knows lots about Icelandic rivers and may have some info on the Thjorsa? Think there's a couple of other occasional po...
by Poke
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Falls Hydro Objections
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: Conwy Falls Hydro Objections

Why can't they just put a turbine or archimedes screw in at the side of Conwy Falls itself? Keep it simple? That's where the most height loss is and therefore the most efficient energy gain over the shortest distance. That's what they've done at the Rhaedr Mawdach as far as I'm aware...? I've said ...
by Poke
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Falls Hydro Objections
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: Conwy Falls Hydro Objections

It does say that it the scheme would have an impact on the number of hours the river is available for kayaking. The reason it gives for not considering this further is that the application is already being rejected on the basis of RWE not conforming to NRW's guidance on flow management. The applicat...
by Poke
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: paddling apps- sträva or .......
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: paddling apps- sträva or .......

They were all cycling segments. I put in a ticket asking them to transfer them to kayaking. The helpdesk person said they couldn't, and two days later they were all deleted. When I responded to ask why they'd deleted them, he said that he hadn't (He blatantly had. The entire list I sent him was dele...
by Poke
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: paddling apps- sträva or .......
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: paddling apps- sträva or .......

Well, it was until some f*kker at Strava deleted them all. ha.
by Poke
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Name these fresh faced young chaps!
Replies: 21
Views: 2858

Re: Name these fresh faced young chaps!

Neil Anstice wrote:For some reason I have only just come across this thread, but unfortunately the original image is unavailable for me to see.
Not entirely true... you did comment on it about 10 posts up! ;-)

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... 12#p444712
by Poke
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UK Kayaking Season
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: UK Kayaking Season

morsey wrote:Poke, when in September were you thinking?
Whatever date the WWPF is on :-)
by Poke
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UK Kayaking Season
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: UK Kayaking Season

I'd say that you're 90° out, the start is September, but other than that, good.

— 9/10.
by Poke
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet jesus . . . terrifying
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Sweet jesus . . . terrifying

Building a facility to deal with flows you only expect once or twice a year isn't economical. Makes you wonder, when you look at the countless piddling tiny creeks in Scotland with hydro roads carving up the hillside... don't bother driving to Mull from the Corran Ferry, it'll make you :-( ... Gree...
by Poke
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet jesus . . . terrifying
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Sweet jesus . . . terrifying

Why is all this 'spare water' not being used to produce electricity? OK maybe there's been a lot of rain and they need an emergency release... well with a bit more forward planning can they not just up the amount going through the turbines? Depending on the capacity of your upstream storage, any ra...
by Poke
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Falls Hydro Objections
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: Conwy Falls Hydro Objections

Your chance to object to this scheme ends in little over 24 hours!
Please make your voice heard.
Thank you!
by Poke
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Falls Hydro Objections
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: Conwy Falls Hydro Objections

If you're feeling lazy though, all it needs is an e-mail to cynllunio@eryri-npa.gov.uk containing the stuff in the quote box below. Just the e-mail will help, though last time I seem to remember they collated the reasons for objection, so if you can elaborate on why you are objecting that would be e...
by Poke
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling past End of Navigation?
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Paddling past End of Navigation?

haha. Access is a can of worms! Search these pages and there are reams of discussions on the subject. The general advice you'll get is to go for it. Be sensible - if the levels are so low that you're scraping the river bed (which may disturb spawning beds at times of the year), don't do it, but if i...
by Poke
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Save the Conwy
Replies: 28
Views: 2500

Re: Save the Conwy

Can anyone give me a list of hydro electric schemes that we Canoeists and Kayakers do not oppose? I am not commenting on the merits of this particular one merely asking the general question. Two recent ones that I can think of are the Mawdach one, and the Ogwyn one. I certainly saw a bunch of knee-...