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by pamf
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Growth of traditional kayaking skills in the UK
Replies: 48
Views: 3536

Re: Growth of traditional kayaking skills in the UK

Now for a little video interlude ...

More from Warren Williamson here
by pamf
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Veggie & Vegan Camp Food...
Replies: 12
Views: 1255

Re: Veggie & Vegan Camp Food...

Thanks for this, Taran - very useful.
by pamf
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Typhoon Drysuit warranty^
Replies: 39
Views: 8708

Re: Typhoon Drysuit warranty

My Typhoon drysuit is just coming up for 2 years of use. The only problem I've had so far was the stitching at the lower back giving way. Typhoon repaired it, no questions asked, and returned it to me within a week. If the warranty doesn't cover materials, however, that's disappointing.
by pamf
Mon May 21, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommend me a Touring Drysuit ??
Replies: 23
Views: 2243

Re: Recommend me a Touring Drysuit ??

As luck would have it, within a couple of days of posting the above, I discovered a splitting seam at the backside of my Typhoon Multisport (no, I haven't put on weight!). I called Typhoon, who told me to mail the suit to them and that they'd get it back to me asap. I sent it off and received it bac...
by pamf
Tue May 08, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommend me a Touring Drysuit ??
Replies: 23
Views: 2243

Re: Recommend me a Touring Drysuit ??

I and husband have had Typhoon Multisport drysuits for a year and 9 months now with no problems at all. Latex seals are hardier than Palm Aleutian and are holding up well. We've been pretty impressed - and it's esp nice to have the 3 year warranty, as yet (happily) untested.
by pamf
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reflecting on....
Replies: 86
Views: 7629

Re: Reflecting on....

Some more ... http://www.kayakacrossthewater.co.uk/images/firthoflorne1.jpg Firth of Lorne http://www.kayakacrossthewater.co.uk/images/firthoflorne2.jpg Firth of Lorne http://www.kayakacrossthewater.co.uk/images/gnk_kilcreggan.jpg Firth of Clyde http://www.kayakacrossthewater.co.uk/images/lochgoil1....
by pamf
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Close encounters of the blue kind...
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Close encounters of the blue kind...

Wow! That is truly incredible. I think if I encountered a blue whale, I'd be overcome (with emotion, that is).
by pamf
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Things to be scared of
Replies: 13
Views: 1617

Re: Things to be scared of

Jim - Good point about keeping busy - for me, that's dealing with what's in front of me and not daydreaming about worst case scenarios. And self confidence - I'm finding that, in relation to kayaking, the only way to gain that is to keep kayaking and to nudge against the boundaries of the comfort zo...
by pamf
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Things to be scared of
Replies: 13
Views: 1617

Re: Things to be scared of

Mark - I am glad you liked the post :) Oarsome - I fully agree. Fear is never to be ignored, but is to be experienced for what is. It's perhaps a case of discerning irrational fear from survival instinct, and I have a tendency to hand over the reins to the former. I used to fear rolling a kayak in a...
by pamf
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Seil Sound threatened by fish farm development
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Seil Sound threatened by fish farm development

Thank you for flagging this up.
by pamf
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Female Touring/Sea Dry suit... any ideas?^
Replies: 24
Views: 4163

Re: Female Touring/Sea Dry suit... any ideas?

Has anyone ever used the Kokatat warranty? I'm curious about how easy/difficult/slow/fast it is to send things for repair being that they're US based. Ta.

Edit: I should say has anyone ever sent stuff back to Kokatat for repair, ie even neck seals, not necessarily under warranty.
by pamf
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Female Touring/Sea Dry suit... any ideas?^
Replies: 24
Views: 4163

Re: Female Touring/Sea Dry suit... any ideas?

Like Janet, I have the Typhoon Ladies Multisport. I've had it for a year now for sea use. I have no complaints about mine at all, although my husband's equivalent (male version) is leaking (both sleeves and possibly one foot). The good news is that the Typhoon suits have a 3 year warranty, which was...
by pamf
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: clyde aircraft carrier moving tuesday
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: clyde aircraft carrier moving tuesday

This BBC report says "mid-August". Not very specific, I know.
by pamf
Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: clyde aircraft carrier moving tuesday
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: clyde aircraft carrier moving tuesday

It starts its journey on Tues 16 August, so not this Tues. Unless you're planning to go see it at Govan?
by pamf
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shetland-Norway crossing
Replies: 74
Views: 9099

Re: Shetland-Norway crossing

There's a podcast linked at the bottom of the tracker page. Sound quality isn't great, but it would seem Mick Berwick is personally not keen on the idea of another attempt (for now at least).
by pamf
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kyle Rhea tidal energy farm
Replies: 103
Views: 8198

Re: Kyle Rhea tidal energy farm

For anyone interested -

Status update on Fukushima: NY Times

Impact on marine life: Japanese NHK News

The root cause - long-term power loss not foreseen in gov't n-plant guidelines: Kyodo News

How awareness unfolded in Chernobyl
by pamf
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wigtown Bay, massive "offshore" windfarm development.
Replies: 124
Views: 7251

Re: Wigtown Bay, massive "offshore" windfarm development.

We also have the coal-fired power station proposed for Hunterston to contend with. (The "carbon capture" capability is nowhere near ready btw). Aside from the emissions/pollution, the RSPB describes the area as the "best remaining inter-tidal mudflats left on the outer Clyde". Sorry, don't mean to h...
by pamf
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coaching eskimo roll in a sea kayak
Replies: 34
Views: 3674

Re: Coaching eskimo roll in a sea kayak

Steve - Totally agree. My own finding relates to my paddle feather (60 deg), crank, positioning, style of roll etc etc. I just wanted to point out how blade angle made such a difference to me personally, so is perhaps worth examining - imho. More a case of getting feedback on what your paddle is doi...
by pamf
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coaching eskimo roll in a sea kayak
Replies: 34
Views: 3674

Re: Coaching eskimo roll in a sea kayak

As this is a subject that's close to my heart, I'll chip in with my 2p worth. For me, the make-or-break for my roll has been getting blade angle right. I discovered that a simple "cranking" back of the leading wrist makes my roll robust. The blade sweeps at the perfect angle and I have time to think...
by pamf
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plastic not so Fantastic
Replies: 19
Views: 1800

Re: Plastic not so Fantastic

If you want to get really depressed, see this Hawaiian beach which is essentially now plastic. And then there's the poor albatross chicks here. And on and on ...

Totally agree with picking up whatever plastic junk you can when out in the kayak. If it saves just a few lives, it's worth it.
by pamf
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waterproof Cameras
Replies: 16
Views: 3162

Re: Waterproof Cameras

If you are considering the Canon Digital Powershot D10 at all, my hubby did a review of it here.

Pam
by pamf
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Nordkapp LV
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: For Sale: Nordkapp LV - SOLD

Hi Martin - Sorry for the delay in replying. I need to check my settings on here so that I get notified of replies to posts.

The kayak is sold now, I'm afraid. It was sold just a few days before your note.

Thanks for enquiring.

Pam
by pamf
Tue May 18, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Nordkapp LV
Replies: 2
Views: 407

For Sale: Nordkapp LV

Red Nordkapp LV in excellent condition. £1450. Less than 2 years old. Only reason for sale is that I switched over to a smaller kayak (which fits me better) and am not using the Nordkapp as a result. It's a beautiful kayak which I took a lot of care with, so only has minor surface scratches on hull....
by pamf
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rockpool Skegs^
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: Rockpool Skegs

Same problem here with my Isel. Having worsened over time, it got to the point of sticking completely yesterday. Thanks for the tips - will give them a go.
by pamf
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: I learnt something new today.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1657

Re: I learnt something new today.....

Gordon - Were you wearing a drysuit, and/or a hood? I practised in Loch Fyne last month wearing a Chillcheater hood and a neoprene hood on top of it (just to be sure!), and I found the cold was bearable. I was also wearing a drysuit. Of course, if you capsize for real, you won't necessarily have a h...
by pamf
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: chota mukluks
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: chota mukluks

I wear them over my drysuit. It's a bit of a faff getting the drysuit over them. I rinse them when I get back, then stick cardboard inside them and place them in front of a radiator and they dry out nicely.
by pamf
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: UK Search and Rescue goes private
Replies: 27
Views: 1783

Re: UK Search and Rescue goes private

by pamf
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: UK Search and Rescue goes private
Replies: 27
Views: 1783

Re: UK Search and Rescue goes private

Thinking further about this, if Search and Rescue is run by a private business consortium (Soteria Consortium), this surely introduces/expands the notion of a profit motive. Would it be a stretch to imagine that users of the sea who might require their services could be charged in some way in the fu...
by pamf
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: UK Search and Rescue goes private
Replies: 27
Views: 1783

UK Search and Rescue goes private

Interesting development: "The UK's search and rescue services (SAR) are all being transferred to the private sector under plans unveiled by ministers. A new service will combine the current work of the RAF, navy and coastguard. The new deal will mean there are likely to be fewer helicopters, reduced...
by pamf
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Starting the year the way we mean to continue.
Replies: 49
Views: 4273

Re: Starting the year the way we mean to continue.

The really good thing about the poor wee Optio is that it never answers back! :o) Is it just me, or does any other Optio owner ever suffer from smears on the lens? Douglas In answer to that question, my hubby is now the proud owner of a Canon D10 Powershot, which he has reviewed extensively here . ...