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Old School Carnage – Corsikayak

Corsikayak – Big water, big falls and big boats.

Old School Carnage – Corsikayak
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Burning Time 2

Burning Time 2, what a classic. Scott Lindgren has recently posted this classic up on Vimeo.

Burning Time 2

It is well worth checking out.

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Liquidlogic Mullet

A few images from last weekend are emerging of a new Liquidlogic kayak. The Mullet as shown in the image below looks like a classic short river running play boat.

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Hou Canoes – Hou 13 Review

Hōu Canoes are a new UK-based company who are manufacturing open Canadians ranging from 13 to 17 foot with choice of red or green colour.

Hou Canoes

Looking to do more canoeing on both flat and easy moving water, I bought a Hōu 13, the smallest canoe available in their fleet at 13’3”. The moulds were designed by Colin Broadway (a UK based canoeing legend) and were very successful for many years under his company name Mobile Adventure, the Hou 13 being closest to the old Majorette, re-using a perfectly good design from the past. The other canoes in Hōu’s fleet are also created using reclaimed and recycled moulds, re-established and re-outfitted in the North West of the UK. Continue reading

Fox 40 Whistle

Whistles are small, lightweight, and can be a lifesaver in an emergency. I probably own half a dozen or so Fox 40 whistles. I’ve used a number of Fox 40s for years, for both work and on the river and they can be found on my PFD, rucksacks and keys. In fact it is one of the few things that I am prepared to have hanging on my PFD.

In an emergency situation on a river it may not be possible to hear people shout clearly as the sound of the water can drown out the quality of the sound. However a good whistle can punch through that. The Fox whistle is highly regarded and is probably one of the loudest and compact whistles on the market. My orignal one must be well over 20 years old and has taken a beating (it’s the whistle in the image) but is still absolutely as loud and functional as the day I bought it.

There are no moving parts and nothing that could actually fail. The Fox 40 delivers optimum performance and sound power (115db) in a surprisingly small, compact and functional package. Given how good it is you’d expect the Fox 40 to be quite expensive. In reality you can pick them up for around £7 or less.

The Hurley Classic 2012

Another great event on the Mighty Thames.

The Hurley Classic from Finn Burrows on Vimeo.

Images below © Rhona Dempsey

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