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by John K
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6704

Re: British Canoeing AGM

Make sure you remember to cross out the bit that says "...the chairman of the meeting or, failing him,..." if you want your proxy to actually get your vote.
by John K
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6704

Re: British Canoeing AGM

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? They're o...
by John K
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6704

Re: British Canoeing AGM

It is not clear on the ballot process but the upshot is this.....IF you don't vote against Albert Woods being given a newly formed Life President role then you will AUTOMATICALLY be losing your right to vote for your own choice of President , the only person you have influence over! This role would...
by John K
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6704

Re: British Canoeing AGM

Apparently, unlike every other member of staff displayed on the web site, David Joy doesn't have an email address...

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by John K
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6704

British Canoeing AGM

I've been paddling for a while, but only recently joined British Canoeing. I see there's an AGM coming up, but I don't really know enough about how the organisation works to make much sense of the proposals. I've posted in "Whitewater and Touring" as we don't have a general section, but I guess some...
by John K
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: WWTCC Sweet 2017 now here
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: WWTCC Sweet 2017 now here

Thanks. I'll give them another go next time I'm passing.
by John K
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: WWTCC Sweet 2017 now here
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: WWTCC Sweet 2017 now here

I don't suppose the new ones come up any bigger than before? Last time I tried them nothing in the Sweet range fitted my head :(
by John K
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger seat spares
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Dagger seat spares

AS Watersports had one in stock and got it to me the next day. Great service as ever, but knowing what to ask for was very useful :)
by John K
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger seat spares
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Dagger seat spares

Thanks!
by John K
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Water level woes
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: Water level woes

The Usk still goes at low levels. The flat sections are a bit of a drag though.
by John K
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Largest Kayak Helmet on the Market
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Largest Kayak Helmet on the Market

The Predator side cut comes up pretty big, definitely bigger than anything Sweet make. It's not cool and groovy, but it's a decent lid and cheap as chips.

http://www.whitewaterthecanoecentre.co. ... -171-p.asp
by John K
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger seat spares
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Dagger seat spares

I discovered today that one of the seat fixings on my daughter's Mamba is missing. I was sure it had to be in the boat somewhere, but it appears to have mysteriously disappeared. Who stocks Dagger spares? Is it still Palm UK? I'll give them a call on Monday if so. It's the round bit that holds the s...
by John K
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access dispute stateside
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: Access dispute stateside

We had a similar experience on the Usk last year too. Only got one bird though :(
by John K
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Tawe - Glyntawe to Abercraf
Replies: 15
Views: 6101

Re: Afon Tawe - Glyntawe to Abercraf

Cool. I must be a better paddler than I realised! ;)
by John K
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club Trip ideas for South (west?) Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Club Trip ideas for South (west?) Wales

The Usk is the South Wales answer to the Dee or the Dart Loop, and still runs on empty although there are longish sections of flat water than can be tedious in low flows. Other popular options with groups that I have paddled with are the Tywi which is scenic, grade 2 and a bit, but quite long, and t...
by John K
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Tamar - Horsebridge to Gunnislake
Replies: 19
Views: 6608

Re: River Tamar - Horsebridge to Gunnislake

Chas C wrote:its very clear in the rules that free flowing water on a waterway is not covered by any land registry.
Have you got a reference for this anywhere? I've been looking but can only find Land Registry information about watercourses where they form property boundaries.
by John K
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Tamar - Horsebridge to Gunnislake
Replies: 19
Views: 6608

Re: River Tamar - Horsebridge to Gunnislake

That's what I thought, but the explicit reference to water seems a bit strange. Any thoughts on why it's there?
by John K
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendations for new club paddles?
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Re: Recommendations for new club paddles?

Front runners at the moment are these budget Ainsworths
http://www.ainsworthpaddles.co.uk/river ... 2434-p.asp

They're certainly cheap enough to watch float off down the river, but having not seen them in the flesh I suspect they may be unnecessarily nasty. Any thoughts?
by John K
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendations for new club paddles?
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Recommendations for new club paddles?

Are the TNPs glass or alloy shafts? Any thoughts either way?
by John K
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendations for new club paddles?
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Recommendations for new club paddles?

We're looking to buy about a dozen new paddles for our club, to replace the random and rather sorry looking collection that we've got at the moment. They will mostly be used by beginners, but should also be OK for a paddler's first season of white water up to grade 3. I think we could probably affor...
by John K
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Tawe - Glyntawe to Abercraf
Replies: 15
Views: 6101

Re: Afon Tawe - Glyntawe to Abercraf

We had a fantastic low-water run of this section on Saturday, starting at Craig-y-nos Country Park (kayak friendly, cafe, £2.50 pay and display car park, easy access to the river) and getting out just below Abercraf (grid ref SN813125) where there's a good sized layby close to the river. The get out...
by John K
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ainsworth touring paddles.. Thoughts?
Replies: 26
Views: 2371

Re: Ainsworth touring paddles.. Thoughts?

As far as I know no one stocks them as they only sell direct. Give them a call though and as well as giving you some good advice about which to chose, they may also be able to send you out a demo paddle to try.
by John K
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Whitewater boat for slalom
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Whitewater boat for slalom

"C7.1.3 Except at British Team and Squad selection races, all whitewater boat types may compete without regard to boat specifications, provided the boat meets all applicable safety requirements as defined in Rule 19."

All the rules are here: http://www.canoeslalom.co.uk/committee/ ... _Rules.pdf
by John K
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Axiom 9 wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Dagger Axiom 9 wanted

Email sent :)
by John K
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rescue kit
Replies: 48
Views: 2962

Re: Rescue kit

Performance Kayaks wrote:Knife, Not Serrated.
That's interesting. Most rescue knifes have serrated blades, because they're generally thought to be better at cutting ropes. Why do you prefer a plain blade?
by John K
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rescue kit
Replies: 48
Views: 2962

Rescue kit

One thing though - their video explainer on how to set up a Pig Rig is wrong. There needs to be a knot at the anchor to stop the sling sliding through the ring there. Only then will it be a 2:1 pulling on a 2:1. It may seem counterintuitive, but someone (Simon Westgarth?) did some tests a while bac...
by John K
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rescue kit
Replies: 48
Views: 2962

Rescue kit

Most people have realised that they don't need pulleys if they use a webbing tape for a mechanical advantage system. Something like a Palm "Rescue tape" is pretty handy and multipurpose, and combined with carabiners are all you need. Bear in mind that if the rest of your team each have a tape and a ...
by John K
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: north Wales WW kayak Courses over Xmas?
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: north Wales WW kayak Courses over Xmas?

That should be Witheridge...
by John K
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: north Wales WW kayak Courses over Xmas?
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: north Wales WW kayak Courses over Xmas?

Try Rich Wetheridge at TNR Coaching.

http://www.tnrcoaching.co.uk
by John K
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Axiom 9 wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Dagger Axiom 9 wanted

riosso wrote:I'm interested, if Flayer isn't.
Thanks
I haven't sold it yet, so let me know if you're still interested.