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by rockhopper
Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating jokes
Replies: 15
Views: 3437

Now that is a great joke !!!!!
by rockhopper
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Incident in Suffolk
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

just an update article on this incident.... http://www.eadt.co.uk/content/eadt/news/story.aspx?brand=EADOnline&category=News&tBrand=EADOnline&tCategory=news&itemid=IPED18%20Mar%202007%2022%3A55%3A08%3A757 What were they thinking of.....W/W kayaks in gale force conditions a half mile off the coast wi...
by rockhopper
Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New to sea kayaking
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Hi Drew, as already advised by others, join a club. They will have boats to try and also people who wil be willing to give helpful advise on paddling technique, skills, boats, paddles......... Definately do 1 and 2 star BCU tests to teach good basic skills right from the start. Also, consider buying...
by rockhopper
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Comedy kayak anglers
Replies: 14
Views: 2495

Well played Mark !

. . . But just in case it doesnt work out . . . . link. ;¬)

Stop it....my sides are aching !!!!
by rockhopper
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Comedy kayak anglers
Replies: 14
Views: 2495

Ah Mark...... having a foot in both camps I had already noticed your 'bit' on the angling site. Good for you for trying and, in spite of how it first appears they seem to have taken you under their wing somewhat. You are spot on about SOT users becoming 'sit inside kayakers'. I started off buying a ...
by rockhopper
Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BBC2 "A Wild Yorkshire River"
Replies: 11
Views: 2510

I used to catch crayfish for the pot in that river, back in the late 60s when it was still legal.
is it illegal or is it just illegal to catch the british one but you can scoff the American signal crayfish as much as you want?
by rockhopper
Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lendal goes all lego!
Replies: 32
Views: 4245

Two different coloured glowsticks looks impressive when doing helicopters on Hurley in the dark. now your talking !!! It could only be bettered by strapping a laser crab to the front of the boat and a strobe to the back (well, you don't want to blind yourself do you...) and then get whizzed around ...
by rockhopper
Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lendal goes all lego!
Replies: 32
Views: 4245

Not that old are you Tom? I can remember getting 'glow in the dark' plastic fish out of cereal packets probably 40 years ago! Only thing is, that back then they were radioactive, like the watches that had glow in the dark paint at each numeral. I can remember a program on the telly where they held ...
by rockhopper
Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lendal goes all lego!
Replies: 32
Views: 4245

Does there need to be an excuss..?

I am sure you have all been clubbing at some time, consequently anything that glows has got to be a good thing !!!!!!
by rockhopper
Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ***Brits take back World Waterfall Record!***
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

I thought that he sounded more NZ or Australian than British (I know that they all wanna be Brits at heart though ....).
by rockhopper
Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Essex estuaries; Crouch
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Hi Chas, I live quite near it but not paddled it myself yet although I have fished from its banks in various places. The closer you get to the estuary mouth the quicker the tide run as the river does not widen very much consequently, certainly from around Burnham onwards the tide flow on the ebb can...
by rockhopper
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kokatat Bouyancy Aids^
Replies: 30
Views: 10902

The palm Taupo Tour is a little out of my price range...
Blimey....nearly choked on my cornflakes.
Still if it comes with a colour co-ordinated Ducati, 4 weeks use of Kate Moss, a fold out fully stocked bar and a 42" plazma telly I'd say it was money well spent....
by rockhopper
Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF callsign.
Replies: 28
Views: 5162

Ah, the joys of speaking to someone....
With the assistance of a very helpful chap to guide me through the sections and pages I have now finally managed to download my license.
Hooray !
by rockhopper
Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF callsign.
Replies: 28
Views: 5162

Okay, so now I have received the communication back from Ofcom who have confirmed my Username I have been back to their website to see what to do next however....considering that the heading for their site says: Ofcom. Office of communications.... it is quite the worst and most confusing site I thin...
by rockhopper
Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: YEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4383

Yeeees!
These dang students clearly have way too much time on their hands.
Time that we brought back the lash, compulsory Latin, national service, Whizzer & Chips, polio and flat caps. I think that would put an end to their shananigans.
by rockhopper
Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trying out kayaks
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Hi Mary, well, I actually had a sit in a plastic version of the same (nearly) boat before I sat in the composite one and it was that that made me so amazed at the feel of the composite. I have to admit that up until that point I was thinking that getting a plastic version would be the way ahead for ...
by rockhopper
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trying out kayaks
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Trying out kayaks

I currently have a Carolina which suits me at the moment while I am still learning however, I did a very silly thing the other day and had a sit in a composite boat.....my, my, what a difference, a bit like getting out of Ford and into an Aston Martin !! So, whilst I can see me keeping the Carolina ...
by rockhopper
Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF callsign.
Replies: 28
Views: 5162

Mmm ! only thing is, is that I have four boats, so I actually feel like a bit of a kayak slag (can I use that word on this forum or will Mark give me a damn good telling off?). I fear that if I named them all I might forget myself at some point and in a moment of exhileration shout out the wrong nam...
by rockhopper
Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: paddle rash......any solutions???
Replies: 16
Views: 2385

why don't you do what some surfers do and wear a rash vest !!
by rockhopper
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF callsign.
Replies: 28
Views: 5162

Thanks Luke, I thought that there was more to it.....however, after visiting the Ofcom site and negotiating their pages I feel that i will have to have a bit of a lie down to recuperate....don't make it very 'accesible' do they?. Whatever happened to good old straight to the point plain English. Hop...
by rockhopper
Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Theme Tunes
Replies: 23
Views: 2824

Row, row, row your boat by some bloke down the pub.
by rockhopper
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your latest gadget...feed my gear habit!
Replies: 31
Views: 5049

Not so much a gadget for me but damn handy for my girlfriend when kayaking, camping or going to summer festivals...

http://www.travelmateinfo.com/page002.html
by rockhopper
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF callsign.
Replies: 28
Views: 5162

So I presume that does mean that I can pick my own. I did think that I had heard the tutor on the course mentioning about someone else issuing you with a call sign (thought it was two digits and two letters) although my brain could well have been in neutral and freewheeling at the time. over.......(...
by rockhopper
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF callsign.
Replies: 28
Views: 5162

VHF callsign.

I am sure there is a simple answer to this one but having scanned Ofcom's site and the RYA site too it is currently as clear as the Bristol Channel on a Spring tide. I have just passed the VHF Marine Operators test and received the Short Range Certificate (what is it with photo-booth photographs tha...
by rockhopper
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling alone
Replies: 21
Views: 3090

I agree with you on the joys of paddling alone. The ability to make your own decissions without discussion, the solitude, being able to be alone with your thoughts, not having to worry about anyone else. I find that, especially with a busy family life where there is always other people to consider a...
by rockhopper
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lower back problems
Replies: 44
Views: 5996

The one thing that I found really aggravated my lower back pain when I used to get it was sitting with my legs crossed (obviously not in the kayak!!). It is so easy to sit down and without even thinking about it, cross your legs. This apparently puts an imbalance in your back which your lower back m...
by rockhopper
Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Live bait banned in scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 3695

Actually, yes it does.
Fair point then......


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by rockhopper
Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Live bait banned in scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 3695

I am pleased to see the new TV campaign, it might just give people an idea as to how nasty a business angling is. That's a bit harsh. Surely a nasty business is commercial fishermen who drag millions and millions of fish (large, small, edible and non-edible) out of the sea and leave them all to suf...
by rockhopper
Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where's George?
Replies: 45
Views: 6065

Where's George?
Is he not with Bungle and Zippy???


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