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Old 06 April 2015, 15:30   #31
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Yeah there's not a lot you can do when your skegs in the mud
Oh tell me about it. I was attempting Letterkenny quay a couple of years back and lads who were teeing off on the local golf course were shouting "Fore!" at me as I passed through

FYI, I found my boathook was the most useful item on board that day - for fending off and punting...
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Old 06 April 2015, 16:11   #32
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Oh tell me about it. I was attempting Letterkenny quay a couple of years back and lads who were teeing off on the local golf course were shouting "Fore!" at me as I passed through

FYI, I found my boathook was the most useful item on board that day - for fending off and punting...
Didn't have a boat hook but used a oar...

I have to say I'm shattered And I caught the sun too
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That looked fun

Regards the permit situ anything specific to bear in mind? Or be aware of in general? as there is a nice river right near me but die to wiers isn't really navigable for large parts but a small sib could be pulled up them easily enough...

Reminds me of:

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No permit needed for where we were-it's not maintained for navigation, so they can't charge for using it
If you see kayaks on it, you can sib it as far as I know.

Some more, take by Sixy after the engine swap:-
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Old 07 April 2015, 06:25   #35
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On the 1st fallen tree (within 150 yards of the start) I was thinking 'oh s**t' as we couldn't really row back against the current and we had to drag the boats round it. By the second, I wasn't sure how far we'd gone or if continuing was even feasable.

Having looked on Youtube at other people that did it, I suspect we were just unlucky with the winter fallen trees not being cleared yet though.


I also discovered that...erm... playing bumper boats with sibs is quite fun
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That's just waaaaaay too much hard work but fair play to you both and some cracking' pics. There must be a few monster chub lurking near those trees so take a couple of rods with you next time and drift a feeder under those roots and branches!
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There is-I used to fish several of the stretches we went through when I was a kid and used to pull a lot of big Chub out.

It actually wasn't that hard work-we only had to get out of the boats twice.
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