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Does anyone know much about kayaks? If so do they have an opinion about the perception scooter comfort? - the spec is for something a man in his 60s can paddle around in the sea on and do a bit of fishing, not too heavy so that he can lift it on to the roof of a car easily.
Tor
3:21 PM, 26/05/15
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I know a lot about kayaks but all of the closed cockpit variety, I'm afraid. Nothing about sit on tops!
Alison
3:36 PM, 26/05/15
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We've (my family) got two nice sit on top kayaks for using in the sea, and they are easy to get on roof and I have done some good crabbing off them. I'll try and find out what they're called
Mark
3:46 PM, 26/05/15
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3673680799773&set=t.36808468&type=3&theater
Mark
3:50 PM, 26/05/15
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Pretty sure they're these: http://www.northeastkayaks.co.uk/item/19238/bic-ouassou?gclid=CM_So4bU38UCFbCWtAodARcA8A
Mark
3:51 PM, 26/05/15
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"Pretty sure they're these: www.northeastkayaks.co.uk/item/19238/bic-ouassou?gclid=CM_So4bU38UCFbCWtAodARcA8A" -- Mark
Thanks my dad is going to go and have a look at a few so I'll add that one to the list!
Tor
4:15 PM, 26/05/15
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Without sounding like a complete safety fart, it's also worth thinking about some emergency communication kit for any kayak going on the sea. I'd suggest a waterproof VHF which is only about 100. I got one for my mum and dad for their inflatable kayak and they are enjoying using it to listen in to everyone else's conversations. But at least it's there for emergencies too!
Alison
5:03 PM, 26/05/15
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next you'll be wearing a helmet climbing!
Mark
7:11 PM, 26/05/15
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Without wishing to turn the conversation of kayaking on it's head. I'm looking to get back into climbing in Oxford. Whats the best way join in a group session? I live there's one on a Tuesday?
Fraser

9:38 PM, 26/05/15
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live *belive

Fraser

9:40 PM, 26/05/15
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Fraser - You can find us at Brookes on Tuesday evenings, or come along to the Gardeners Arms on Wednesday nights from about 9pm. Happy
Lina
10:24 AM, 27/05/15
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May do a day trip sat somewhere on sat as forecast for sun looks balls if anyone about?
Mark
11:09 AM, 27/05/15
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"Without sounding like a complete safety fart, it's also worth thinking about some emergency communication kit for any kayak going on the sea. I'd suggest a waterproof VHF which is only about 100. I got one for my mum and dad for their inflatable kayak and they are enjoying using it to listen in to everyone else's conversations. But at least it's there for emergencies too!" -- Alison
Thanks, probably a good idea knowing my dad!

Tor
12:33 PM, 27/05/15
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how do cows get enough calories just from grass?
Mark
3:17 PM, 27/05/15
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"how do cows get enough calories just from grass?" -- Mark

They eat all day and digest it four times
Robert
3:19 PM, 27/05/15
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so they'd get fatter than I would if I ate the same amount of grass all day?
Mark
3:34 PM, 27/05/15
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Yes, because you can't digest grass. But as a fraction of their body weight I think cows eat roughly the same amount as humans per day (maybe slightly less).
Fred
4:17 PM, 27/05/15
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Ah rite cheers. That's interesting about the fraction of the bodyweight thing - that they can get so many calories out of something which another digestive system cant.
Mark
4:21 PM, 27/05/15
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The problem with cows is they snack between meals. They'd look like massive whippets otherwise.
NickD
4:27 PM, 27/05/15
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"But as a fraction of their body weight I think cows eat roughly the same amount as humans per day (maybe slightly less)." -- Fred

I found that fact surprising, but this seems to support it. They do seem to spend a lot of time eating.

Robert
4:29 PM, 27/05/15
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"I found that fact surprising, but this seems to support it. They do seem to spend a lot of time eating.
" -- Robert


I love the 'beef.unl.edu' web address. Where can I get me a beef.ox.ac.uk address?

Sarah W
4:51 PM, 27/05/15
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I suppose strictly speaking I could work out how to make use of beef.oumc.co.uk as a sub-domain...
Friendly Local Webmaster

4:58 PM, 27/05/15
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""But as a fraction of their body weight I think cows eat roughly the same amount as humans per day (maybe slightly less)." -- Fred

I found that fact surprising, but this seems to support it. They do seem to spend a lot of time eating.
" -- Robert


Grass isn't very heavy tho
Mark
5:58 PM, 27/05/15
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Anyone (Jamie?) have advice on how to treat rust spots on a car?

They are very small at the moment from a couple of stone chips at the front and just around the boot handle. I'm not too concerned about the appearance - planning to keep the car until it's broken - so just want to stop nip the rust in the bud.

Can you use these rust treatment things that 'freeze' rust? Or am I best just sanding down with wet&dry and then doing a mini-touch up respray?
Robert
4:40 PM, 29/05/15
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Hmm... Weather looks better for the Peak than for the Wye Valley...
Tom V
4:50 PM, 29/05/15
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Depends how much you're not concerned about the finish! If you really don't give a damn and all you care about is stopping the rust so it doesn't get any worse, then you can certainly DIY it. You'll want a rust remover (yes, they do work), primer, topcoat and surface treatment. Unless you are prepared to invest lots of time and effort, it'll look a bit crap (especially if it's a metallic finish).

A backstreet garage might not charge much more than the materials would cost you, especially if it's only a couple of spots, and will probably end up looking better than anything you can manage. I'd certainly get a quote or two first.
Jamie
5:57 PM, 29/05/15
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