A Conversation for The Boat Yard

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Post 1

Sharkbait

Hello and welcome to the NEWLY REFURBISHED BOATHOUSE. smiley - biggrin

I am sorry that it has taken so long, but there was a lot of water damage during the recent storms.
(A boat house is better than a yard as they are now protected from said storms!)

As soon as I know how I will try updating the Web Page, but for now let me just show you around the place.

I’m SHARKBAIT smiley - orangefish and I am here in charge of the boats, but with exception of the Douglas the Orange Infrared (bit of a contradiction smiley - erm) in the Corner (MINE!smiley - grr) they are all for hire free of charge. Just make sure that you are trained and have sufficient equipment so no rescue parties need to be sent out.


BOATS:

Firstly, there are the boats themselves. We have a very large supply of canoes and kayaks, including:
Playboats
River-Runners
Sprint-boats
K2 Racers
C1 and C2s.
There is also one Open Boat (Canadian Canoe), if you want to borrow that.

(There is also a set of Polo Kayaks and a pitch will be set up on the lake at least once a month)

Then we have the Rowing and Sculling Boats (hmmm, know the difference but should perhaps learn some more terminology).

Finally there are the Small Rowing boats and Pedalos for pootling about in.smiley - smiley

(Come the summer we will also be acquiring Wind-Surfers and Doughnuts!!!! smiley - biggrin)

smiley - spacesmiley - starAND ALL THE PADDLES AND OARS YOU COULD WANT!smiley - star
(Remember – I am “Keeper of the lefthanded paddles”, so you had better ask me first!smiley - winkeye)


STORES:

Here you will find everything else you could possibly need.

Lids
Spray Decks
Neoprene Shoes
Cags
DryBags
First Aid Kits
Knifes
Throwlines
(+ whatever else non kayakers use!)

smiley - starPLUS - Copious amounts of smiley - choc and thermask flasks of your choice of refreshment


SHOWERS!:

YES! smiley - biggrin We have added a shower block! Very important should you go for a swim (not that anyone’s capsiizing on our trips!smiley - smiley)
Here you will find all the hot water, soap (from the soap mines), and shampoo that you could need. We also have TOWELS smiley - towel, so there is nothing that you need to bring at all.


Think that is it, SO COME AND VISIT ME SOON!



Sharbait smiley - orangefish


smiley - starBREAKING NEWS: smiley - star

Have just purchased a TRAILER so trips further afield are possible too smiley - smiley



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Post 2

Sharkbait

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK smiley - erm

BUOYANCY AIDS might be sensible!

Paddle Safe guys!


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Post 3

Mutant

smiley - choc?! Grabs a thermask flask filled with hot smiley - choc and sits down close to the smiley - choc with his laptop, looking around for a power outlet and eying everyone suspiciously.


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Post 4

Sharkbait

*sharkbait pulls douglas out of the river puts him on her shoulder (yeah right!) and walks over to the boat house, sees mutant and looks unimpressed*

Thanks for joining me! smiley - smiley

The only technology allowed here though is a camera (i'm a vain cow when it comes to rolling in white water smiley - biggrin)

The point of the boat house and its contents is to get you out into nature ~~~says me typing this at a computer~~~ The lake is flat at the moment and it is nice and sunny smiley - biggrin
- if you are worried we can always take out a pedaloe?


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Post 5

Mutant

no computers? Thats a nullpointerException waiting to happen smiley - biggrin. Puts laptop away..... am I allowed to read books? How about books about computers?.... what do you mean addiction I'm not addicted, you are addicted.... I need smiley - choc.

looks up sees the sun.... hisses and backs of in a corner with a stack of books.

lake? naaa I'll hang around here untill I learn how to swim smiley - erm


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Post 6

Sharkbait

*grumble, grumble*

Ok, books are allowed (for now). I dont like paddling on my own (Know anyone who will come join us?) so its good to have someone making sure I don't drown.

What do you mean I'm addicted? Ive only had a yorkie and a kitkat chunky today! smiley - runsmiley - choc


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Post 7

Mutant

weee books are allowed smiley - smiley I'll start paddling as soon as I learn how to swim. But be warned if I drown I will get extremely annoyed and take it out on you :p Don't worry with me around you are safe, I'm the scariest thing around here anyway smiley - biggrin

People will come, sooner or later that is. Have patience this has only been here for a day or so smiley - smiley

Thats actually not a lot of chocolate... hands SB a smiley - choc we don't want you to fall asleep out there now do we?


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Post 8

Sharkbait

Have just been reminded that the reason Im tired is because YET AGAIN i havent drunk anything today.smiley - erm

Fear not - Swimming lessons will start as soon as exams are out the way!


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Post 9

Mutant

tsk tsk tsk you need to remember to drink

swimming lessons smiley - smiley weeee guess I had two years of swimming lessons when I was a kid, never learnt though smiley - erm

but won't that technically be in my exams smiley - sadface


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Post 10

Cal - interim high priest of the Church of the Holy Tail

*wonders what boat to pick*


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Post 11

Mutant

smiley - laugh you could always try stealing SB's boat (but only if you don't really want to live anymore) smiley - smiley


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Post 12

Cal - interim high priest of the Church of the Holy Tail

smiley - bigeyes


well since they have decided to desert this place how would they even know smiley - evilgrin


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Post 13

Mutant

because SB is on a mission to get this place reopended, just not going all that well smiley - winkeye


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Post 14

Cal - interim high priest of the Church of the Holy Tail

ohhhhh for a small fee I could advertise it on my Tag, that way when I'm ACEing all the newbies would see it


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Post 15

Mutant

smiley - biggrin

you'll have to talk to SB about that, I'm mainly here because I have nowhere better to be smiley - smiley

grrrr smiley - bleeping early in the morning (anything before noon'ish during my summer vacation is really really early smiley - erm)


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Post 16

Cal - interim high priest of the Church of the Holy Tail

*blinks*


my advice would be to stay in bed


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Post 17

Mutant

naaaa time to get up and about, its now noon'ish so I can stop being grumpy for the time being smiley - smiley


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Post 18

Cal - interim high priest of the Church of the Holy Tail

smiley - bigeyes it's only quater to here


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Post 19

Mutant

well noon'ish starts around 11..... and I'm one hour ahead of you (I can see the future!!!) smiley - biggrin


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Post 20

Cal - interim high priest of the Church of the Holy Tail

smiley - bigeyes oooOOOOooooOOOOooooOOOO are you like Doctor Who then?


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