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by John K
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vehicle for boats and bikes
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Vehicle for boats and bikes

Peter Brown wrote:I would go van if it wasn't for the speed limit.
You just need the right van :)
by John K
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vehicle for boats and bikes
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Vehicle for boats and bikes

VW Transporter Shuttle or Caravelle. Lowish roof as vans go, removable rear seats, car speed limits, reasonable looks, OK to drive. Pricey though (particularly the Caravelle), and these models tend to come with carpet which you'd want to change out for a rubber floor (easily done, so don't let it pu...
by John K
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How Do Clubs Communicate to it's Members?
Replies: 21
Views: 1513

Re: How Do Clubs Communicate to it's Members?

We use Facebook as our main way of communicating, occasionally supplemented with emails sent via Webcollect (which we use for memberships and event bookings). I'm not a particular fan of Facebook, but it seems to work OK for us. I only signed up to Facebook because of the club, and only really use i...
by John K
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: New River Wye Canoe Maps
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Re: New River Wye Canoe Maps

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by John K
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: [Wanted] The Art of Freestyle
Replies: 3
Views: 465

[Wanted] The Art of Freestyle

Has anyone got a copy of The Art of Freestyle book knocking around and gathering dust that they wouldn't mind parting with?
by John K
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6376

Re: British Canoeing AGM

Latest news from upstairs looks encouraging:

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news ... h-canoeing
by John K
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6376

Re: British Canoeing AGM

Well, for what it's worth I've emailed my proxy forms and ballot paper and Ivan Lawler has my vote. I honestly don't know if it's of any real importance, because I'm not convinced that British Canoeing will ever be of any real relevance to me, but I live in hope and it's only the work of a minute or...
by John K
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6376

British Canoeing AGM

I've had confirmation from BC that ballot forms do not need a signature.

They will also accept proxy forms with a typed signature if you're just annotating the PDF and emailing it (so you can still email your forms if you don't have a scanner)
by John K
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6376

Re: British Canoeing AGM

Yes, and a cynical person might think that it's possibly an attempt to get proxy votes for the chairman by stealth.

The ballot papers for the President election refer to "the undersigned" but don't have anywhere indicated for a signature which is also a bit unusual...
by John K
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BCU AGM / President / Unrest !
Replies: 16
Views: 1984

Re: BCU AGM / President / Unrest !

The creation of the new Life President role isn't the real issue although that's probably where British Canoeing would like us to focus. The real issue is with the Honorary President, which is supposedly a direst replacement for the current position of President. The big difference is that under the...
by John K
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6376

Re: British Canoeing AGM

Ivan's address is

47 Chobham Road,
Ottershaw, Surrey,
KT16 0QE

I checked that he's happy to have it made public by the way. :)
by John K
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendations for new club paddles?
Replies: 15
Views: 1184

Re: Recommendations for new club paddles?

We went for the Ainsworths in the end. They seem to be OK so far.
by John K
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6376

Re: British Canoeing AGM

As well as the a Life President the proposal appears to keep the existing role of President, but renamed Honorary President. Am I right in saying that an Honorary President would be appointed by the board rather than elected by the wider membership? If this is true then British Canoeing have certai...
by John K
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6376

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: 6376

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: 6376

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: 6376

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: 6376

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: 619

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: 619

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: 534

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: 534

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: 693

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: 430

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: 534

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: 1147

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: 14
Views: 5478

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: 483

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: 6274

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.