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by Grumpy old man
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2nd reading of Bill
Replies: 40
Views: 5130

clairenewman wrote:Hi Quicky,

Thank you to you and your colleagues for the efforts made with this Bill...whatever the result. :O)

John
Here, Here. Fingers crossed!
by Grumpy old man
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats for smaller paddlers
Replies: 30
Views: 3741

I am 5 ft 4 and spent ages looking for a boat. Decided in the end on a playboat...I love my pocket rocket! I am currently looking for something I can run bigger rivers in...I'm thinking about a Inazone 220 or small redline or something similar. I have a set of robson reds and they're really good. J...
by Grumpy old man
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger G-Force
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

I can't afford two boats at the moment and as most my boating is ,sadly ,mostly park and play i use a playboat for everything. Saying that when I do get to paddle proper water I love my Space cadet. Grade 3/4 4+ at a push. Big Austrian classics its Brilliant but when you are trying to rescue a swimm...
by Grumpy old man
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Foriegn town, can you trust your boaters!?!?!?!?(Inchree)
Replies: 11
Views: 1931

little tim wrote:That really could have done with being chopped down to a couple of seconds.
I thought it was quite interesting. Going through the ritual, calming the nerves I've been there a few times. Its good to see others feel like that sometimes
by Grumpy old man
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WCA Name and Shame!
Replies: 37
Views: 4813

http://photos-053.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v65/155/23/289200112/n289200112_113053_8683.jpg There is also a kayaking design. Available from the NEC and the WCA roadshows... Tom Will these be on sale on sale over the internet as I can't really make the NEC or the WCA roadshow but really want the shirt. ...
by Grumpy old man
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why dont they hurry up and take us to court?
Replies: 31
Views: 4973

Mark, I was thinking about putting together a kind of "fact and fiction" information sheet for paddlers with regard to access and the threat of litigation (I'm a law student)... does something like this already exist? If not, do you (or anybody else) think that it might be useful? Would you be willi...
by Grumpy old man
Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety Equipment?
Replies: 19
Views: 2407

I think you're all missing the 'point' there isn't a cork screw on any of them
by Grumpy old man
Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hero Front End.
Replies: 29
Views: 3218

Liam Kirkham wrote:Has anyone got or found footage of the Pillar Falls incident? I've been looking for somewhile now.
The last time I saw it was in a tent by the Chipper on the Treweryn (can't remember how they provided electric power) on a one day wwr course, run by plasybrenin about 22 years ago, I think!
by Grumpy old man
Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hero Front End.
Replies: 29
Views: 3218

It was a glass boat. part the problem was caused by the glassed in alloy bar footrest snapping causing the paddler to slip to the the end of the boat so not being able to get any purchase to climb out. What really seem to cause the epic was his apparently lazy paddling style on the approach. My opin...
by Grumpy old man
Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Salto Back End
Replies: 31
Views: 4279

Hello Gentlemen,
thank you for all the advice. I've put a requisition form in to the Boss (the wife) on the grounds that it makes a better Coaching and rescue platform for taking our children on the river.

Does anybody in the Northeast, Newcastle area have a Salto I could just try Sitting in.
Thanks
by Grumpy old man
Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UK's biggest volume run....
Replies: 34
Views: 5275

I've read in 'The land of the singing Waters' the highest recorded flow in England/ Wales was on the Tyne flowing at 1600 cummecs, followed by the Usk and then the Thames.
by Grumpy old man
Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Salto Back End
Replies: 31
Views: 4279

Re: square end

[quote="guy"]The Salto has "swedish" in the design. That is the front half is fairly narrow while the stern is broader. This translates into a hull that tracks well, but is harder to initiate a turn, once iniatiated it will turn well. Was the Gambler of a similar design? I paddled the Gambler and qu...
by Grumpy old man
Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Salto Back End
Replies: 31
Views: 4279

The only problem I see with it is if you happen (on purpose or accidentally) to run drops backwards and take a hit on the rear. You would not have the bow of a creek boat with a flat cut and considering the intended use of such boats I would suggest that you really would want to have a stern that c...
by Grumpy old man
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Salto Back End
Replies: 31
Views: 4279

Salto Back End

I'm thinking about a creek boat, I like the sound of the Salto (as well as the price) Can anyone tell me why the back end has been cut off.
Thanks.
by Grumpy old man
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof rack spares - help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Hi
try The roof box Company At Sedbergh (015396 21884) they have been very helpful for me
by Grumpy old man
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Etive Pictures:
Replies: 18
Views: 1958

Wow! including Dalness falls and its approach
by Grumpy old man
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Postings in wrong place
Replies: 20
Views: 2998

Pure,Dead,Brill you have made my day. I'm glad other people feel the same as I do. I'm a frustrated Father, PICK THEM UP OR I;LL BIN THEM !

Dig in Mark we'll get there in the end.

BRILL
by Grumpy old man
Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm Axis B Aid
Replies: 63
Views: 5326

On the point of snagging ..I was on the river on Saturday and noticed a friend's new 'Burn' and was surprised to see the grap loop across the rear rather than in line with the boat, sticking up about an inch and a half and about 4 inches long - does this not pose a potential snag? Having some years ...
by Grumpy old man
Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Venues for a WWSR Course in the North West
Replies: 18
Views: 2481

Have you thought of the upper tees (high force - low force) good access
nice rapids to protect and clean water. You could drive there within 1.5 hours, you could possibly do your swimming work on the barrage, if it is a two day course. You would have to OK it with the Barrage staff.
Just a thought.
by Grumpy old man
Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 92
Views: 11606

In my motorbiking days we were advised against painting or putting stickers on helmets as it could affect the strength. I still painted my white Helmet PINK!
by Grumpy old man
Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Information regarding BC
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Hi
Three of our group ran it with no problems, I wasn't one of them. I had to carry round and set up rescue, couldn't be bothered going back up ( I've used that excuse a few times as well). I remember the rest of the river being good fun though.
by Grumpy old man
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Information regarding BC
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Hi Poke
Great photos of Overlander Falls and the gorge. I was there in 84 I'd only been boating for 10 months, well out my comfort zone. Came back a nervous wreck. Brought back some good memories.
by Grumpy old man
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling girlfriends/boyfriends ...?
Replies: 152
Views: 24993

Husband and wife friends of mine who will remain un-named got on fine till the kids arrived and then it was "your turn to look after the babies" rows when it rained. I know what you're talking about on this score - divorce has often been talked about, (I love her really), they are not babies any mo...