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    On Wednesday I did an 11 mile paddle down the Avon river from the very centre of Bath to the beginning of the tidal section of the Avon near Bristol, http://goo.gl/maps/oh9BX (another 3 miles would have taken us to Bristol dock).
    Very scenic, lots of locks to hop round and pubs to stop at.

    It was great fun and apart from stiff calves the next day very easy (about 5hrs of paddling with a friend).

    But the complications of dropping of a non windsurf car at the end point and then loading my board with a soft rack made me realise how much more convenient inflatables are (my friend was on a Red isup). And for river paddling a hard board isn't really any advantage at all.

    I think sailrepair's idea of a semi hard board is genius
    http://forums.boards.mpora.com/showt...l=1#post991030
    and would mean an inflatable would work for rivers and small medium surf.
    Last edited by rod; 22nd August 2014 at 12:03 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rod View Post
    On Wednesday I did an 11 mile paddle down the Avon river from the very centre of Bath to the beginning of the tidal section of the Avon near Bristol, http://goo.gl/maps/oh9BX (another 3 miles would have taken us to Bristol dock).
    Very scenic, lots of locks to hop round and pubs to stop at.

    It was great fun and apart from stiff calves the next day very easy (about 5hrs of paddling with a friend).

    But the complications of dropping of a non windsurf car at the end point and then loading my board with a soft rack made me realise how much more convenient inflatables are (my friend was on a Red isup). And for river paddling a hard board isn't really any advantage at all.

    I think sailrepair's idea of a semi hard board is genius
    http://forums.boards.mpora.com/showt...l=1#post991030
    and would mean an inflatable would work for rivers and small medium surf.
    "Tu quoque, Brute, fili mi"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navegante View Post
    "Tu quoque, Brute, fili mi"
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    There were some lively waves at Bracklesham this afternoon for surfing on on my SUP - they really are so easy to surf on.

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