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by Digimeister
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Making split paddles
Replies: 20
Views: 2207

Nice guide, cheers.

Where do you get the spiggot? And how precisely does it have to match the shaft diameter? I've got a broken set of H2Os that I'd like to turn into splits, but no one can tell me the exact shaft diameter.
by Digimeister
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Volvic
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

Pyro wrote:You DO drink beer though
This will become relevant as and when my kitchen tap can dispense best bitter for <1p a litre. I'm working on this.
by Digimeister
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Volvic
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

I certainly wont argue against the rights of the naive to be naive. Good luck to them. As long as no one buys Volvic 'for the African children', rather than to satisfy their own desire for a branded luxury product which is identical to the free unbranded one. I don't drink soft drinks. I might buy a...
by Digimeister
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Volvic
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

Thanks Ralph. You're more than welcome Carrick. I frequently buy bottled water, normally when I'm about to get on a train and realise I didn't bring my Sigg bottle of demineralised, fluorinated tap water with me. I'm unclear whether you're just saying you have a really bad memory and constantly for...
by Digimeister
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Volvic
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

Canned wrote:...maybe choose this particular brand if they do buy bottled water....
No one who buys bottled water has any brain cells to spare for any ethical or moral considerations like these.

Evian is an anagram of naive for a reason...
by Digimeister
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anti Malarials
Replies: 67
Views: 6658

What about Nepal?

Image

Looks like you're OK when you get across the danger zone.
by Digimeister
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which creek boat?
Replies: 64
Views: 7242

Patrick C wrote:Yes it does have rails, but I have yet to trip over them
Its a Burn in that Norway clip of you bouncing sideways isn't it. Great proof that you can slide down rock at high speed and not catch edges.
by Digimeister
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: crank paddle's
Replies: 26
Views: 2620

Patrick C wrote:It you want to see some real cocktail sticks check out Poke's blades because he's too much of a pikey to buy another set.
Bizarrely he has another set, he's just scared to get them wet...
by Digimeister
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llyn Brianne Slipway
Replies: 125
Views: 11575

Sewinman wrote:Hence it is utterly irresponsible and I can not believe people are attempting to justify it.
Its bloody good fun though. There we go, justified. Nuff said.
by Digimeister
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: India Hols. Zanskar
Replies: 35
Views: 5512

People heading out to India this summer might be interested in this bivy bag / tent / tarp thread I just noticed over on Sea and Surf, which has lots of useful comments about what works in India.
by Digimeister
Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bivi bags and minimalist camping^
Replies: 72
Views: 52030

I'm looking at getting a Vaude Bivy Tent , like OL mentioned further up. Its breathable but not GoreTex (the fly is "70D Polyamid Ripstop 210T Breathable PU coated 7000mm"). Any thoughts? Is GoreTex just one of many brands of breathable fabric, or is it really that good? On a separate note, I'm look...
by Digimeister
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which creek boat?
Replies: 64
Views: 7242

Re: Which creek boat?

Not many people biggin up the Burns... The popularity and proven design life of the Nomad speaks for itself. Yet you see more Burns than Nomads (I reckon)! The Nomad is a pure creeker, the Burn and Mamba are a little more all round river runners It's all down to personal feel. I think the Nomad is O...
by Digimeister
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit options
Replies: 51
Views: 4822

I was planning on doing what Patrick said.

I'm clearly blind, and have been missing the reference to booties on most of the websites.
by Digimeister
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How "Loud" is White Water?
Replies: 22
Views: 2454

I've got a decibel meter on my desk... now if only I wasn't so far from any whitewater... :(
by Digimeister
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit options
Replies: 51
Views: 4822

Lots of useful info, cheers guys. I hadn't fully considered the fabric vs latex sock issue... guess I'll be going with Lomo, since I'm poor. However... what about the fit? I'm not a usual shape (tall but skinny) but does the waist size really matter? Probably not hugely. I'm just too tall for the Me...
by Digimeister
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit options
Replies: 51
Views: 4822

Drysuit options

I'm looking for a drysuit. These are the options I've found. I'd like one with integral latex socks/bootees. It appears the only ones that do this are the DamX and the Stikine? So clearly the DamX is the only one I can afford. Anyone got any other options I've not thought of? Lomo: £250 No socks. Da...
by Digimeister
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you pack a boat for a plane?
Replies: 13
Views: 1482

1* roofrack strap round the boat by the cockpit. Pack it with large items that are bigger than the gaps left by the strap. The tricky decision is the paddle. I'd go for strapping that to the boat as well, unless there's a few of you, in which case strap them all together and blag an extra item of lu...
by Digimeister
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Eh? Why do I have to have a multicolour Burn?
Replies: 21
Views: 2757

Tom_Laws wrote:
Some of these gentlemen took the blame for that one: Theo, Rob, and Tom…
Hmm.
I'm confused. Are we playing guess-the-question?

My offer is: "Who took the blame for annoying the restaurant owner by hitting on his wife?"
by Digimeister
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: At what point do you swim?
Replies: 29
Views: 3057

Recent experiences: a) I've been high-bracing an OC1 for > 1min (NB: high-brace doesn't work in an OC) and I can't roll it. b) I'm upside down in an undercut, can't get find the surface to roll and it's getting darker. More generally, what do people think about the "I knew I was stuck in the hole fo...
by Digimeister
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Eh? Why do I have to have a multicolour Burn?
Replies: 21
Views: 2757

Eh? Why do I have to have a multicolour Burn?

Pyranha wrote:*SINGLE COLOURS NOT AVAILABLE.
Personally, I prefer a boat that's all one colour. I like my solid-yellow Burn S, bought less than a year ago. Yet now that I'm thinking of getting a Burn L, apparently they only do the multi-colour jobs, which in my opinion look messy and not at all smart.

Why?!
by Digimeister
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Small Burn, London - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 542

FS Small Burn, London - SOLD

Just under a year old, very good condition, just the usual scratches. I love this boat, the Burn really is a great design. I'm only selling it cos I'm upgrading to a Large to take multidaying on big volume. Ideally I'd keep the Small as it's perfect for me for UK creeking, but sadly I don't have the...
by Digimeister
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coruh, Turkey
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Our trip report has some logistics stuff at the end. Daves amazingly detailed thread has lots more info. We paid £270 for flights to Istanbul (from Basel but will be similar) plus the allowance for kayaks. Flying to Erzurum is clearly nicer as it will save you 1000 miles on a coach. But it does cos...
by Digimeister
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Car hire help!
Replies: 13
Views: 14402

hiring as a young driver. Anyone got any amazing deals? I had this problem when I was trying to hire in the US. The cheapest by a long shot were Enterprise, who charged us an extra $10 per day rather than the standard $25. I never saw anyone offer a flat charge rather than per day For Car Classes A...
by Digimeister
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe Club SPAM
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Do you get these by snail-mail? If so maybe look into the postal preference service, supposed to cut down on junkmail. If by email or messageboard posts, spam filters are the only way but tricky to get right. It's depressing that kayaking companies are resorting to this. A harshly worded reply telli...
by Digimeister
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Car hire help!
Replies: 13
Views: 14402

Separate hire car question: hiring as a young driver. Anyone got any amazing deals? We have 1 person who's 23 and several who are 22 in our group, and might be looking to hire either one or two cars with two drivers each this summer. Easycar were the first one I checked, they charge £10 a day extra ...
by Digimeister
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Save Patagonia's Wild Rivers!
Replies: 8
Views: 852

by Digimeister
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dumb police response in Lakes.
Replies: 52
Views: 5230

Apparently 35,000 people die every year in the UK due to alcohol-related stuff, compared to 22,000 due to driving-related stuff. Interestingly only 500 people die due to drink-driving-related stuff. Clearly it is statistically much better to drink AND drive than to do either in isolation. so who's ...