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How fast is a packraft?

As we’re normally up north for the British summer, I’ve forgotten how great a sunny 26-° southern English day feels. It’s been years. If it was France it’d be normal, but in the UK it’s not which adds to the magic. A perfect … Continue reading

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Grabner Amigo and Medway Canoe Chutes

River status A sunny day in the south of England saw me back on the water with the Big Kahuna Man  after many months off. It was a chance to anoint my new Grabner Amigo’s slick, factory-oiled hull with the Medway’s occluded … Continue reading

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Whitewater test: Packraft vs Gumotex IK

Don’t get excited, we’re talking a few hundred metres of Class 1.1, but that’s as good as it gets around here. We’ve had a lot of rain in the last week, enough to make the only paddleable river – the … Continue reading

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Packrafting in a Force 6 Gale

I do like a good storm. On the right was today’s coastal forecast for the Minch. You might call it the first big storm of the autumn. Some 250 miles to the north, out on the Faeroes and towards Norway … Continue reading

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Kayaking through London

London made worldwide headlines this week for rioting, arson and looting. Along with scores of others, our high street got done Monday night, and next afternoon all the shops were closed, braced for a re-run that instead moved to other English cities. The map on … Continue reading

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Sailing slowly

For sailing the Incept less slowly, see this video set in northwest Australia a few months later. Full story here. Not much wind today, but with a few refinements to try out it was worth taking the Pacific Action sail out … Continue reading

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Paddles for IKs and packrafts

Updated summer 2019 See also: Anfibio Fly Like most beginners I started my IK-ing with a super cheap 3-piece TNP shovel. Then, after picking up a much better used 2-piece fibreglass Lendal Archipelago which eventually seized up, for Shark Bay in 2006 I splashed … Continue reading

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The Wasp Factory

I’ve been watching a range of weather forecasts in a bid to try and get a feel for things around here. With no hurricanes predicted, last night I went out for a paddle along the shore. Even now it’s light here … Continue reading

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Packraft sailing

See also this post First sunny spring day around here so we went out to try out the flip-out disc sail I made over the winter on my Llama and Steve’s Big Kahuna. Wind was forecast at about 8 mph but … Continue reading

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