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Canoe Sailing

Discussion in 'Out and About' started by Scots_Charles_River, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Scots_Charles_River

    Scots_Charles_River Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    2013-08-11 14.13.59.jpg by Nick_Scots, on Flickr

    Had a wee day out on Loch Ard today, bit breezey but ideal for tweaking the setup of my Pop up sail.

    Struggled upwind to the Island and had a lunch stop on the Island. Then a blast back down the loch using the sail, the wind faded at the end but was effortless !

    I collected some pine resin, it was oozing out of a nearby tree (white in the right hand side of the pic. below), as a fire starter and needles and cones as kindling. Kettle fired up for some hot choc and noodles.


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    Kelly Kettle Cuppa by Nick_Scots, on Flickr


    Kettle was boiling in 5 mins.

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    Kelly Kettle - all fired up by Nick_Scots, on Flickr

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    Pine Cones and needles fuel yer cuppa....... by Nick_Scots, on Flickr


    The US Canteen cup is ideal with the kelly kettle, once you have taken the kettle off the fire pot, you can keep the cup warm on the embers of the fire pot base.

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    Kelly Kettle fired up fro a Cuppa on Eilean Ghorm by Nick_Scots, on Flickr


    The secret loch and Crannog are across from the island.

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    View from Eilean Ghorm, Loch Ard, Trossachs, Scotland. by Nick_Scots, on Flickr


    The Bothy was ready in case any showers blew through, forecast was thunder and hail showers, but non came till I got back to the car after 4pm.

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    Bothy on Eilean Ghorm by Nick_Scots, on Flickr



    This is the Pop Up BIC sail setup. You can reach the control lines form the seat. It de-powers in higher winds.

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    Just landed after blasting downwind all the way down Loch Ard by Nick_Scots, on Flickr
     
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  2. Bluffer

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    A grand day out!
     
  3. Dave

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    Looks great. Wish I had that on my doorstep. :cool:
     
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    Thanks for posting, we like Loch Ard. I have a Windpaddle on the sit on top kayak. Very clever design.
     
  5. realearner

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    Nice, very jealous you live near there? Love the little sail think I will look into one of them.
     
  6. Scots_Charles_River

    Scots_Charles_River Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I live 45mins away.
     
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    Very nice, love the panoramic pictures. thanks for sharing.
     
  8. GordonM

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    Nice pictures of a cool outing. How do you like the BIC sail? Does it provide good performance? Do you feel it is good value for the money spent? I've been considering purchasing one but I'm on the fence. : )
     
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    Just ordered one, but not done any sailing, so how do you use it?
     
  11. stu1979uk

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    Nice panoramic's and a good day with the looks of it.
    I never new there was a bothy there, but that's probably because I don't have a canoe any more. Tempted to buy one again next year tho. Is the bothy in good condition?
     
  12. Scots_Charles_River

    Scots_Charles_River Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Set it up forwrd of the centre thwart. Point downwind and go !
     
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    Scots_Charles_River Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Bothy has fire, chairs and its whitewashed.
     
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    Tight lines for downwind sailing, slacken them off and one can sail off the wind with the Windpaddle. Adjust things properly and one can steer with a double paddle without needing a rudder on a SOT kayak.
     
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    Thanks for the info SCR!
     

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