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by NPearce
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lomo Element Polar Fleece Drysuit Undersuit
Replies: 31
Views: 2569

Re: Lomo Element Polar Fleece Drysuit Undersuit

Am lovin mine, as long as the pockets are kind of flat I have not had a problem although it has crossed my mind to chop them out n sew them up, mine too were supplied with ready made holes but I am not fussed about this. Being a simple cut I did notice the front of the neck would pull up as I sat do...
by NPearce
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Neck Rash
Replies: 15
Views: 1975

Re: Neck Rash

I tend to get a rash across the middle of my neck, just to make it look like I have been garotte. Previously I have lubed up with KY but as mentioned found I didnt get the oppourtunity to re-apply etc and so never really bothered afterwards. I tend to either push my neck seal quite low on the neck, ...
by NPearce
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking is not a crime
Replies: 17
Views: 1793

Re: Kayaking is not a crime

Depends on the weather and time of year - a group of swimmers in just Speedos in the pissisting rain will have quite a visual impact. I'll see if I could drum up any support among our lot. I did think that might get a response :P, I was thinking in terms of a bright orange / yellow 8ft thing on top...
by NPearce
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking is not a crime
Replies: 17
Views: 1793

Re: Kayaking is not a crime

But why a demonstration anyway? What do you hope to achieve? I would not really call it a demonstration more an informative display. I can see where you are coming from but I would have thought any oppourtunity to inform the public and evoke a bit of interest or support is good. After all, Public o...
by NPearce
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling at Hurley
Replies: 30
Views: 2333

Re: Paddling at Hurley

It's all very well going on about levels and experience, but i am reading the original post as: * Be nice to the lock keeper. * Don't mess with the gates, locks, be where you should not be. * Be careful on the wiers, no shenanigans on the dangerous ones. * Respect the keeper and other paddlers. * Re...
by NPearce
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Pyranha nuts

Pay a visit to your local Maplinsor screwfix.com, you can get a pack of security bits for screwdrivers / drills etc for a couple of quid.

Nathan
by NPearce
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New vs old pentax
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: New vs old pentax

I have a load for the teachers in one of my schools, Excellent cameras. Personally I would go for these over the Olympus purely due to the ease of use and menu structure. With cold hands or even passing it to your mate its self explanatory and picture driven rather than menus after menu. Fewer butto...
by NPearce
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yet Another Access Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Yet Another Access Thread

I would have thought that such an order would be to prevent particular behaviour in the area, eg: groups of youngsters congregating to drink, damage property or undertake hoodie wearing competitions. I doubt that there would be a case for an ASBO to prevent a legitimate sporting pastime, enjoyed by ...
by NPearce
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof Bars
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Roof Bars

I managed to get a hardly used footpack for my roofrails from ebay for the princly sum of about £12, Run a generic search like 'mondeo roofrack' and scan the images, you can usually find good Thule bargains that dont get as much attention as a listing plastered with Thule. With the kit for roofrails...
by NPearce
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HSBC home insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: HSBC home insurance

I only have my boats covered on the house insurance as I specifically requested it, and then they had to go to the underwriter to double check, and then (again) they are only insured when inside a locked shed in the back garden with a locked gate and security gates to the alley behind the house also...
by NPearce
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thank you for not stealing my car
Replies: 40
Views: 2518

Re: Thank you for not stealing my car

Turns out you shouldn't leave things like helmets on the parcel shelf when the boots really full. Especially if you have to drive from St David's to Birmingham later the same day. Its good to see that first port of call in dealing with such an incident is popping out the cameras! Can't remember spe...
by NPearce
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WCA/CW have issued a statement re UKCC
Replies: 95
Views: 5290

Re: WCA/CW have issued a statement re UKCC

The question is will the BCU listen to the WCA when it's members views seem to be discounted, or will it take the EU route of dealing with Wales?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/3715512.stm

Nathan
by NPearce
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Our dear old friend on the conwy...
Replies: 112
Views: 10238

Re: Our dear old friend on the conwy...

We had a run in with him on Saturday. I think the mentioned get out river right is no longer available as the weird and wonderful inbred folk around there have driven the very nice lady to put up her house for sale. Sad world How much? (is the house for sale for) Las I heard it was £299,000, I put ...
by NPearce
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How soon is too soon? Let the debate commence.
Replies: 37
Views: 1718

Re: How soon is too soon? Let the debate commence.

When is it wise to run your own trips? I.e To pick a river and go and run it with your mates. How experienced were you when you did your first trip “unsupported” by more experienced paddlers and did it turn into an epic? Our club members spreading their wings and going on their own trips has more t...
by NPearce
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best name for a rapid or fall
Replies: 81
Views: 4858

Re: Best name for a rapid or fall

'Creamy White Buttocks' has always amused me, our raft group all tightened their shorts before paddling this one so as not to prove the name of the rapid correct. I am usually rubbish at remembering names of rapids, my memory serves up the 'After the green bush its a big rock on right, line river le...
by NPearce
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ordering Online
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Ordering Online

Can you ge the helmet from any other retailer? Personally I would cancel the order, get myself a refund and purchase from elsewhere. You should be able to get a full refund for the goods that you have not received and considering the expected delivery dates and delay you have already incurred I woul...
by NPearce
Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Clean Kit
Replies: 42
Views: 2550

Re: Clean Kit

All of my kit is hung to drip dry outside then transfered to the shed once just damp. A well placed old paddle at the apex of the shed is great for hanging a row of coat hangers from. Thermal kit is machine washed and dried before also being hung up. Then the kit only gets put into my paddle bag whe...
by NPearce
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: TomTom POI files for the Lake District
Replies: 21
Views: 2132

Re: TomTom POI files for the Lake District

Are you fit to be out paddling at all if you cant find a river without using your brain. Tell you what get some one to drive you there, paddle it for you and tell you how great it was. Then drive you home. Maps and guide books are more reliable dont break down and let you get a greater knowledge of...
by NPearce
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Three Peaks Equivalent
Replies: 29
Views: 1245

Re: Three Peaks Equivalent

I thought Loch Awe was the longest loch in Scotland, where Loch Lomond is the largest. A bit of google: http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow_lochs.htm I am sure there is also some sign to that affect at the power station on Loch awe. I cant quite imagine paddling all three within 24 hours, tha...
by NPearce
Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Blood Pressure Rising! (long post - bear with me)
Replies: 30
Views: 2574

Why is a deck level pool more likely to be damaged than a normal pool? Its not, in fact I would have said that the opposite is true. A deck level pool encourages the boat to slide over the top of the tiles onto the poolside, which is highly unlikly to break tiles as there is no impact just friction...
by NPearce
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anglers join together
Replies: 33
Views: 2626

I read through the article and got bored about halfway down as it entered the 'we pay they dont' argument which I think is starting to become the Godwin's law of the angling world. <rose tinted specs> Maybe we will find that a single body to enter discussions with rather than individual fisheries an...
by NPearce
Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anglers join together
Replies: 33
Views: 2626

Personally I think we have ourselves allies in teh fight against access. From the website: http://anglingunity.co.uk/ The Angling Trust will fight: * Pollution, litter and over-abstraction * Declining marine and freshwater fish stocks * Commercial overfishing * Habitat degradation * Damaging barrage...
by NPearce
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Online River Flows in Wales
Replies: 54
Views: 5174

The format of the site has changed a little since I last looked and is much more user friendly. Rather than having to search the map you now have a drop down choice of the following rivers: Conwy at Cwmlanerch Dee at Corwen Dyfi at Macynlleth Glaslyn at Beddgelert (no data at present) Mawddach at Co...
by NPearce
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llyne Brianne - kayakers views
Replies: 62
Views: 6136

Maybe good potential for a bit of access issue spin, seeing as paddling this is no less illegal than many other rivers in Wales.

Nathan
by NPearce
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llyne Brianne - National Media
Replies: 168
Views: 16689

Loving the captions. All you need now is the 'adrenaline junkie' narrator to give the video a voiceover.

Nathan
by NPearce
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice buying new or second hand
Replies: 4
Views: 400

My current boats are both second hand. As long as you make sure that they have not been abused, no holes, splits, dents etc then you should be fine with a second hand boat. The big bonus is that you can save quite a bit of cash with a used boat and still get something thats in excellent condition. I...
by NPearce
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thanks for all the support
Replies: 49
Views: 7288

I have managed to cobble together the source URL:

Direct Link

In true developer style 'It works on my machine', so it should work on yours.

The link opens the vid, you will need to select the update to previous petitions link on the page.

Nathan
by NPearce
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: X Racks
Replies: 3
Views: 474

I saw these last weekend en route from Scotland, nice idea but I would be hesitant to use them with my boats.

Just looked flimsy although I can see the concept behind them and how they could be a good alternative to the inflatable racks.

Nathan
by NPearce
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thing for FREE !!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 4551

I think its part of the culture now and unfortunatly there are some who think that they are owed something, just because. I look to pay full rate and if i get a discount then great. I have frequently been offered discount without asking and also have been refused, I dont feel hard done by if I pay f...
by NPearce
Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Online River Flows in Wales
Replies: 54
Views: 5174

Just a thought, and probably already been tried, but I had the same problem yesterday until I realised that I had to sign up specifically for the flow data. Essentially I signed up twice for the website. 1: from the top menu. 2: from the river levels tab. Direct link to the river levels signup: http...