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by DaveF
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: The Crinoline and Macalister River the easy way
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: The Crinoline and Macalister River the easy way

Why do you get all the fun Mick, at least Matt has a nice coloured boat.
by DaveF
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Multisport with packraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3499

Re: Multisport with packraft

I like the idea. I, d never rate but such fixed coùrses like walking k2k or 3 peaks are fun. I like Jules option. Also our water levels are so fickle numbers will mean only so much anyway
by DaveF
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Getting into Packrafting...and in need of advice!
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Re: Getting into Packrafting...and in need of advice!

A packraft is one of the best things i have bought ever. I love the bush and it has taken me new places and in different ways. Dont hold back..i, m in sydney 0418232949 always keen, if you want to see a yak.
by DaveF
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting in Sydney/ NSW FB group
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Packrafting in Sydney/ NSW FB group

Pm sent.
by DaveF
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Murrumbidgee around Canberra
Replies: 8
Views: 2085

Re: Murrumbidgee around Canberra

I have been lucky enough to do are few of the trips with Mick on the river he describes. His backyard is awesome. At all the flows I have done its been worthwile, from casual to getting smashed.

Thanks Mick for putting in print.

Mark if anyone bails on the course let me know.
by DaveF
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Australia Day paddle near Sydney
Replies: 0
Views: 571

Australia Day paddle near Sydney

Anyone doing anything. I worked today while mates are having a two dayer on the Colo. Aresholes;)

I'm thinking Glenbrook Ck as I dont drive. Anyone else got plans?
by DaveF
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Tasmainia Feb/March
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Tasmainia Feb/March

One option is Arthur River. Anyone know a good way to get to the farquhar bridge.

always open to other suggestions.
by DaveF
Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Tasmainia Feb/March
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Tasmainia Feb/March

Looking for some advice on a potential 1 week trip late Feb/early March.

Two of us. Dont drive. Can get places but getting out is problematic. Willing to walk. Up to grade 3. A bit of flow would be nice.

There are so many options. anyone able to chip in to narrow it down?

thanks Dave
by DaveF
Thu May 07, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Sydney rivers at good heights
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Re: Sydney rivers at good heights

You have plans?
by DaveF
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Four piece paddles Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 619

Four piece paddles Australia

Lost a blade off a Manta paddle on the weekend.

With the dropping dollar and freight a new paddle from Alpacka is going to cost a bomb. Anyone have any alternative options? Even a DIY could be a possiblity if someone can give me the know how.

thanks in advance!
by DaveF
Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Pisgah to Jack Evans, Erskine Creek
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Pisgah to Jack Evans, Erskine Creek

Lower blue mountains paddle on ANZAC day. Got the 3:40 train from Central. Walked to Pisgah Rock. Road down to the Grenbrook Creek ford was closed. The scramble down Pisgah in the rain was interesting. The river was a rising churning mess. 2 swims. One mild head knock. Cold. River began to get a bit...
by DaveF
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nepean River - Bents Basin
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

Re: Nepean River - Bents Basin

oh and btw if someone is keen other than Jeremy who like me doesn't drive I would love to tag along on an after work trip this week if someone is keen. this rain is awesome
by DaveF
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nepean River - Bents Basin
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

Re: Nepean River - Bents Basin

Oh not to be at work today and down there!
by DaveF
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Kedumba and Cedar Creeks
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Kedumba and Cedar Creeks

Kedumba and Cedar Creeks are in the Blue Mountains. I spoke to someone who over a couple of weekends went packrafting down there. Cedar creek was approached by going down Breakfast Ck to the Coxs River to camp. The most leech bites ever were recorded. Rinsing the socks the next morning looked like t...
by DaveF
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: The MItta Mitta - Trip Report
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: The MItta Mitta - Trip Report

You have a way with a camera Hayden, you made Mick look good;). looks like a great trip.
by DaveF
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: [SYDNEY] After work packrafting tomorrow?
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: [SYDNEY] After work packrafting tomorrow?

What a great bit of river. Did it Saturday at around .3. Water was very murky and smelly. Portaged the I think second last rapid that leads into a strainer. Its always not so bad in retrospect........... Got pinned against a rock on the last rapid and had the boat full of water. Had to bail to free ...
by DaveF
Sun May 04, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Idol packrafters
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

Re: Idol packrafters

All I know is he did a good job of trying to drown me on the bidgee and the Shoaly trip was the perfect short and easy Packraft trip. Both were to his credit his ideas. On shoaly no technical paddling but plenty of moving water. A hill or two. A bit of navigation.and the kms of dirt road never felt ...
by DaveF
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: fixing paddle blade (Manta)
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

fixing paddle blade (Manta)

Have a manta paddle, fibre glass stock.

One blade has a 1-2cm split from the very tip heading towards the shaft. I am in fear of a tearing scenario. Are my fears to no purpose? Should I cut it out in a gentle shape, bog it up over and sand? Any advice?
by DaveF
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Beginner packrafter in Melbourne
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: Beginner packrafter in Melbourne

Tina, fom sydney so little help. There is a Vic canoe guide. A mate has one as do a good chance others here do. Good read lots of ideas. Its prime time to hit the alpine runoff down there. Find some easy rivers and have a go. I have an ACT mate who has improved a lot fromrunning such water solo. Pos...
by DaveF
Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: snowy and nymboida fishing tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

Re: snowy and nymboida fishing tips

Mick was the photo guy and has heaps of photos and a splatter vid
by DaveF
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: snowy and nymboida fishing tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

Re: snowy and nymboida fishing tips

Thanks. Did wallis to buchan on snowy with mickb and james, niether who fish so just went for the paddle, looked fishy and in retrospect should of gone fishing too. Excellent paddle tthough with great weather. On the way home from the ACT right now.
by DaveF
Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: snowy and nymboida fishing tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

snowy and nymboida fishing tips

I may be on the snowy below willis or on the nymboia a bit over the week. Rivers pending. Anyone fished ther?
by DaveF
Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Barrington?
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Barrington?

I,Ve done one weekend trip to the barrington river. Did a. Section from a point below the "steps" to the barrington bridge first day and second day we put in though private property as described in th nsw canoe book (a small fee I remember) and went back to the steps campround. The two rapids the st...
by DaveF
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Bicycle powered boat
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Bicycle powered boat

someone should make a carbon fibre scooter with a flipper;)
by DaveF
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: kowmung
Replies: 0
Views: 569

kowmung

I've walked a lot of it in bits and paddle the start and end. Anyone have info, particarly of extreme high/low water for the rest of it?

Any other info welcome.
by DaveF
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Goodradigbee Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: Goodradigbee Trip

Did you fellas get out? I spent a flu weekend. Love. To hear an even simple trip report if you did do something. In, out points and hieghts
by DaveF
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Goodradigbee Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: Goodradigbee Trip

I can't do this weekend as I am working but the following I am free. I don't drive but can get to Civic on the bus. If any Canberra people want I tag along I'd be into it. Every chance if some one is keen at your end I may get someone keen at this end. The Good. Looks great. Mickb are you about?
by DaveF
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Tuross River vid from Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Re: Tuross River vid from Sunday

Great video, thanks. Is that the same section you did with Mick B and Gman? Mick B, Mick M and I did the Shoalhaven section that ends at Bombay crossing on the Saturday. Bit arctic. River 1.8m which seemed really good level as long as you dont mind running through some tree tops and getting a boat f...
by DaveF
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo Trip this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Re: Colo Trip this weekend

Jeremy, the pm thing seems not to show my messages as sent. Can u phone or email me at filandavid@hotmail.com
by DaveF
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo Trip this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Re: Colo Trip this weekend

M is out so second car is out. Any other ideas on how to make this happen? I am keen as mustard but want to know who else is or I'll start planning on plans b and c for the weekend
by DaveF
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo Trip this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Re: Colo Trip this weekend

Sounds like they had perfect water. Enough make it just a little bit extra
Pm me or call me re weekend
by DaveF
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo Trip this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Re: Colo Trip this weekend

A friend who did it on the weekend with sharon et al may be keen for more. He has car/drives and would be into going up fri night
by DaveF
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo Trip this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Re: Colo Trip this weekend

Jeremy. I am totally up for it. BUT dont drive or have car.

Dave 0418 232 949
by DaveF
Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Re: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday

Darren, we were fully aware all day it could go tits up. We only stopped when we really needed to. I hate mondays at work but I am kind if glad I'm not trying to bush bash my way out. We didn't have a camera which is a pity. I don't know measurement wise how high it was apart from the land marks men...
by DaveF
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Re: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday

Michael picked me up at 4 on friday, went to his house to get his stuff, back to my house as I forgot shoes and we were off. We were to meet David and Joyce at Bob Turners car park, leave michaels car and get dropped off at Canoe creek car park. A condition of this generous lift was we take an epirb...
by DaveF
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Re: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday

We did canoe to bobs yesterday riding the flood. Bloody amazing. The rapid below the king rapid was just turbulent water, not a rock in sight. The last rapid before bobs looked like death when we got there (walked it) I'll give a write up later but it was awesome and I'm bloody sore.
by DaveF
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: velcro
Replies: 0
Views: 679

velcro

Anyone know brand names of velco? I have busted the front lateral/across ziip on my spray deck and want a quick fix. Can you get self adhesive stuff or do I resort to contact cement. There is plenty of overlap so when I replace the zip the celcro can stay in place
by DaveF
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: broken zip/velcro
Replies: 1
Views: 736

broken zip/velcro

The front lateral ziip on my spray deck has died. Does anyone know of an adhesive or even better a self adhesive velcro that I can buy in sydney? Any ideas on a good place to start looking? I will probably get the zip repaired but I want to use boat with deck this weekend. There seems to be good ove...
by DaveF
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Trips around sydney this weekend?
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: Trips around sydney this weekend?

going in at bob turners and headin upstream bass fishing above king rapid and back out same way.
by DaveF
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Grose River paddle this Sunday 3rd June
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: Grose River paddle this Sunday 3rd June

The heat smashed us big time.

Hainsey and Joyce slept on a little beach, I slept with my body on sand between 2 rocks and my legs on a rock. Could be worse. Single malt works wonders.

it was under the conditions a bushwalk with a boat rather than a raft trip.

you at table tenis tomorrow?
by DaveF
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Grose River paddle this Sunday 3rd June
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: Grose River paddle this Sunday 3rd June

Hainsey, Joyce and I went down to this section of river on the weekend. We went down the grose river track. Our intention was to paddle up to Wentworth cave. The plan fell through due paddling and portaging in the heat. We got shy of Linden creek and stoped at a campsite. I went for an explore up to...
by DaveF
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packraft Training in Oz with Jim Gonski !
Replies: 42
Views: 7416

Re: Packraft Training in Oz with Jim Gonski !

How was it? Suppose your still paddling.
by DaveF
Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: a couple of mods
Replies: 1
Views: 1697

Re: a couple of mods

I cant ad to much of J tech stuff but the bucklles he speaks about are bomber, work and wont pierce your boat.
by DaveF
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: [SYDNEY] trips this weekend?
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: [SYDNEY] trips this weekend?

Jeremy its an easy colo thing over 2 days. bush time more than anything.
by DaveF
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: [SYDNEY] trips this weekend?
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: [SYDNEY] trips this weekend?

Baptising a mates boat from bob turners around the bend, loose plans and pedestrian. Grasshopper knows me so if you blokes about pm me.
by DaveF
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: fishing rod
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

Re: fishing rod

Thanks all again. Very familiar with your site Steve its good stuff. Did a walk/raft/fish/raft/walk trip over the weekend. Lashed rod under the pack on the front. Short rod so a good portion of the halves were under the pack. Just tied the upper ends of the rod together with some thin cord. Rod runn...
by DaveF
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: fishing rod
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

Re: fishing rod

Current plan I take my "boat" rod which I usually use for flat water fishing out of the boat. On the kowmung I imagine I will be fishing out of the boat but its a shorter and more robust unit. Plan to strap it down the side butt forward. Thanks again for ideas, let you know how it goes.
by DaveF
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: fishing rod
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

Re: fishing rod

Jeremy and Steve thanks. My mate this week doesn't fish so I will take a short stiff stick. Have had some phone advice. Shoud be ok. Steve, rod orietation, winner, will do. Thanks for the heads up.
by DaveF
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: fishing rod
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

fishing rod

How do you strap your rod to your boat in bumpy water. Shallow bumpy water and I am a kook paddler. Any suggestions. Posted above but got no response
by DaveF
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fishing rod protection
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

fishing rod protection

I have colo and kowmung nsw australia plans and want to fish. I have a stiff 5'4 and a sensitive 7.2' rod. Short rod tough as nails. How do you strap your rod to the boat in rough water. What light weight rod protecton thingos do you fellas use?