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PostSubject: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Wed 23 May 2012, 5:29 pm

To stop wet suit boots from being stinky;

Wear socks wth them and stuff with news paper

Hey
I thought this might be a nice idea. Please add you r insights. We should probably stick to kayaking

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PostSubject: Re: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Thu 24 May 2012, 1:14 pm

Platypus Closure Cap
If you like to bring a spare Platypus hydration bladder or use them to carry water when doing extended sea kayak trips, you will need the Platypus Closure Cap. Donít bother paying for them just use old medicine bottle caps. (I use Calpol bottle caps, the joys of having kids).

They have the added advantage of the child proof locking system over the standard platypus caps, so no fear of them opening accidently in one of your dry hatches. Very Happy

Compatible with all Platypus Soft Bottles, PlatyPus Bottles and Hoser reservoirs.

In case you donít know what Iím talking about.

http://www.allfilters.com/pi/687/platypus-closure-cap_large-2.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Thu 24 May 2012, 9:52 pm

Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Thu 24 May 2012, 11:51 pm

Do not eat the yellow snow.
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PostSubject: Re: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Fri 25 May 2012, 12:16 am

WHY it tastes nice ? the white snow is so bland bounce affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Tue 29 May 2012, 5:23 pm

There are two understated words in kayaking. One is "walking" and the other is "swimming," Razz Razz Razz Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Tue 29 May 2012, 5:38 pm

i don't think this is going the way i planned, perhaps we should have a joke thread.

however

footwear for kayaking;
the cheapest and most suitable is wetsuit socks with running trainers over them. wetsuit socks cost less than boots and everybody has an old pair of trainers. wetsuit boots don't give enough support for running around on rocks. running trainers are the best cause the have good sole and drain quickly. most recent boats have plenty foot space. you can trim the sole if you need to and shorten the laces and put a pull toggle on so the laces won't get stuck when you exit the kayak. if you find a boat too small you can take shoes off and you still have somthing on your feet.

yours snuggly

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PostSubject: Re: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Tue 29 May 2012, 5:42 pm

unless your in a playboat hahaha Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Tue 29 May 2012, 6:02 pm

hey john
but wetsuit socks fit fine in a play boat when sometimes the boots dont.

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PostSubject: Re: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Mon 04 Jun 2012, 11:17 am

Brightly coloured paddle blades,

I got my first taste of big water chase boating for paddles yesterday and if they hadn't been bright yellow blades I'm not sure we would have seen them go or been able to see them going downstream. Any time the popped up it was obvious where they were. I'm not sure how much help the luminous tape on black blades I have on mine would have been because you only get glimpses of the tips as the go over rocks and off drops. In my opinion loosing a set of expensive blades is far worse than having them look not as cool because you've painted them or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Mon 04 Jun 2012, 10:05 pm

Do some training for the Ocean to City. Deciding to do it three days before the race is probably not the best idea!!
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PostSubject: Re: Top tips and unsolicited advice   Tue 05 Jun 2012, 3:39 pm

d1conorlehane wrote:
Do some training for the Ocean to City. Deciding to do it three days before the race is probably not the best idea!!

I'll second that for the Liffey Descent....


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