Nice days surf, plus having now read the posts above enables a lurker to put posters names to faces/boats. It's extremely well balanced and great for all the posey play moves. A lot of fun! Now I'm gonna buy another before the disappear, (too big for the 'New Disco').
Not quite the same but I did a similar thing on the Tryweryn yesterday, I paddled from the Chipper all the way to Bala, The lower section was flowing higher than usual and made for quite an exciting solo paddle. Obviously had I been with others I expect it would not have raised the heartbeat but there were one or two moments that I thought "Where did that stopper come from !!" Short sighted myself, used to just paddle blind, never had any major trouble, rivers salty stuff and weirs.
Why? Because I had loads of work to do last night in order to be able to go paddling this weekend, once I'd done it I couldn't 'wind down' so I didn't sleep. no I think the ina zones r - also the outlaw has loads of volume around the cockpit - too much if u ask me...but its a nice boat so my dad says - and he can stern squirt it brilliantly...
BUT - and now the impressive bit - one of my mates can FLATWHEEL A 242! I have video footage as well. He's only 13 stone but, how shall we say, built pretty heavily... I do think though that some things on syllabi are less practical than they may have been in the past (due to boat design?) - 20km of grade 2 for the 4* kayak inland springs to mind. Without sounding ignorant, does such a stretch of water exist in the UK? If resultingly this is a requirement that is overlooked due to impractability, why is it still in the syllabus?