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by jamesl2play
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 27
Views: 1163

Re: Sea kayak speed

A vast amount of information there but I am struggling with the basic point of it all. A fine example of a sea kayakers discussion though. I was very interested with Douglas's input from a surfski perspective. A surf ski certainly comes into its own downwind and is a real step up from most sea kayak...
by jamesl2play
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking Clubs in South Wales?
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Sea Kayaking Clubs in South Wales?

I have been a member of the Sea Kayak Cymru FB page since it was first started. Obviously peoples ideas of 'hardcore', epic and long distance vary considerably. I always thought we were quite a friendly bunch but apparently that is not the case. Sorry about the roof rack 'excuse' but I did actually ...
by jamesl2play
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Karitek ELRR
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Wanted - Karitek ELRR

Hi Guys, I obviously only need one roof rack. As a matter of courtesy I would like to wait until Captain Hook gets back to me, which he says will be any day now (25th). Also, his rack has come straight off a T5. If neither of you do not wish to wait then I am happy for Social1969 to jump in and do a...
by jamesl2play
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Karitek ELRR
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Wanted - Karitek ELRR

I am not in a great rush so after the 25th is fine.

Use email if you if it is easier for you jamesL2play@gmail.com
by jamesl2play
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Karitek ELRR
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Wanted - Karitek ELRR

I am after a Karitek Easy load roof rack to suit a van, actually a VW T5

Just wondering if anyone is selling one before I go down the new route.
by jamesl2play
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: History of named slalom prizes
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: History of named slalom prizes

Would The Harwood Rose Bowl mean anything to any one?
by jamesl2play
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 58
Views: 2842

Re: Do you need a backband?

You do not need a backband for forward paddling. Whoever said that you don't push with your feet in a K1 has obviously never paddled one. If in doubt have a read about 'locking the blade' With the blade locked you actually pull yourself forward and almost off the seat, transferring the power through...
by jamesl2play
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skeg repair
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: Skeg repair

Thanks Chris, I do not really know my way around this board.

I have found the photos on an old memory stick.

Stowie if you think they might be useful pm me an email address and I will send them across.
by jamesl2play
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skeg repair
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: Skeg repair

I have found the thread Stowei, not sure how to copy the link to here though.
The last post was June 2009. The photos are no longer available on it.

Your problem seems similar to a lot of the problems being discussed.

The title is 'Island Kayak Expedition'
by jamesl2play
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skeg repair
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: Skeg repair

I have owned two Island Kayaks Expeditions and my son has just sold his. All were lovely underated ( I thought) boats but the build quality was suspect on them. The skeg on my last one was a nightmare. The problem was discussed on UKRGB before a certain person disliked us discussing skegs on here. I...
by jamesl2play
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A cautionary tale?
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: A cautionary tale?

I think some people have been watching too many movies.
by jamesl2play
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 3393

Re: Paddling into your thirties

If you think you have problems at thirty wait until you get to sixty. The best quote so far is 'Hang up your paddles & buy a SUP mate - you've written yourself off without even trying.....' There is far more to kayaking than just throwing yourself down rapids, you just have to adjust your mindset. I...
by jamesl2play
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3333

Re: Carrying flares

I had cause to use flares to attract the attention of a rescue boat once.
Not worth the paper they were written on.
Having said that I would not discourage anyone from carrying them if they wanted to.
Better than nothing.
by jamesl2play
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Replace footplate with footpegs...?
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Replace footplate with footpegs...?

That is the word I was looking for. Ha ha close they over twenty years old and still like new.
by jamesl2play
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Replace footplate with footpegs...?
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Replace footplate with footpegs...?

I have done it in my Cetus. The standard P&H plastic set up kept slipping so I took it out completely. I replaced the original footrest with the aluminium pegs out of my old slalom boat. The hardest part was measuring where to drill the new holes. Apart from that it was a doddle and works perfectly....
by jamesl2play
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fettling a kinked skeg wire
Replies: 45
Views: 2073

Re: Fettling a kinked skeg wire

I only looked because I saw that you had posted Mark and I was wondering what you were up to.
by jamesl2play
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Experienced paddler but new to Sea Kayaking
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Experienced paddler but new to Sea Kayaking

I paddle with the group on Face Book Cymru Steve.

See you on the water.
by jamesl2play
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Correlite X Scorpio HV - dissenting view to OP report
Replies: 20
Views: 2826

Re: Correlite X Scorpio HV - dissenting view to OP report

Has anyone had experience of oil canning in the mk2 Scorpio ? I recently assisting a friend in putting four of these into store and they were all badly oil canned under the cockpit area. Also, many of the hatches did not appear to be watertight. Just wondering if any other paddlers had any experienc...
by jamesl2play
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling...
Replies: 13
Views: 1603

Re: Rolling...

Move the kayak first - head out of the water last.
Now where did I hear that from ?
by jamesl2play
Mon May 22, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS P&H Scorpio
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: FS P&H Scorpio

Boat now on ebay but, I am open to offers.
by jamesl2play
Sun May 14, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice - Technique or Paddle Length Issue?
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: Advice - Technique or Paddle Length Issue?

My view is that trying to emulate Ivan's info from his coaching clinic and applying it to someone starting out in an inflatable kayak is a bit like chasing rainbows. There will be too much to think about and will most likely demoralise the patient.. I do not think a longer paddle will solve the prob...
by jamesl2play
Sun May 07, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS P&H Scorpio
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: FS P&H Scorpio

I have not paddled the mk 2 but does this help ?

https://www.rapidmedia.com/adventurekay ... p-h-kayaks

Seems to be tweaking more than anything.
by jamesl2play
Sat May 06, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS P&H Scorpio
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: FS P&H Scorpio

Hi Russ,
The boat is the model before they were made in the LV MV and HV ranges.
If it is anything like my Cetus then I believe it sits somewhere between the MV and the HV

I hope that helps.
by jamesl2play
Thu May 04, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS P&H Scorpio
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: FS P&H Scorpio

Hi Mike PM sent
by jamesl2play
Thu May 04, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS P&H Scorpio
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

FS P&H Scorpio

Blue, lightly used (especially the last few years) bought mainly for rescue and rolling practise. Stored on a rack inside a building so no UV or oilcan issues. Usual scuffs on hull but no damage. In vgc overall. Currently in South Wales but I would be prepared to travel within reason for a sale. Loo...
by jamesl2play
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Devizes to Westminster guestion
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: Devizes to Westminster guestion

I think it is a great idea for the singles event. I read somewhere of a paddler using a van and a motorbike to get his stuff to the next campsite.
The logistics look to be a real challenge.
by jamesl2play
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wings?
Replies: 18
Views: 1927

Re: Wings?

The forward paddle stroke is a science all on its own. Lots of 'experts' have their theories of what is right and what is wrong. Without wishing to sound anyway patronising can I suggest you do a bit of research and reading on this. It is a fascinating subject and one that I have yet to master in ne...
by jamesl2play
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: K1 Club South Wales
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: K1 Club South Wales

Hi Lee
Yes I do paddle a K1 especially on the Canal, but not very quickly.
by jamesl2play
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: K1 Club South Wales
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: K1 Club South Wales

Hi Lee, I have recently joined Cardiff Bay Kayakers who meet Sat mornings and Wednesday evenings at CIWW. They paddle skis, K1s and K2s on the adjacent River Ely. They also race ski and Marathon. They have a Facebook page if you would like to make contact. I do not of any other club close to Ebbw Va...
by jamesl2play
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Marathon Boat Wobble
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

Re: Marathon Boat Wobble

I have just bought my first K1 having paddled all sorts of other boats for many years. When I first start paddling it the whole boat wobbles/shakes from bow to stern. Once I relax and get into the stroke the wobble goes. I reckon the tension comes from the lower back muscles which are not used to th...