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by jamesl2play
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Skeg repair
Replies: 18
Views: 503

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 - Gear
Topic: Skeg repair
Replies: 18
Views: 503

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 - Gear
Topic: Skeg repair
Replies: 18
Views: 503

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: 808

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: 2577

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: 2458

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 - Gear
Topic: Replace footplate with footpegs...?
Replies: 10
Views: 824

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 - Gear
Topic: Replace footplate with footpegs...?
Replies: 10
Views: 824

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: 1757

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: 685

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 - Gear
Topic: Correlite X Scorpio HV - dissenting view to OP report
Replies: 20
Views: 2198

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: 1449

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: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: FS P&H Scorpio
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

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: 859

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: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: FS P&H Scorpio
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

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: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: FS P&H Scorpio
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

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: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: FS P&H Scorpio
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: FS P&H Scorpio

Hi Mike PM sent
by jamesl2play
Thu May 04, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: FS P&H Scorpio
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

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: 940

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: 1801

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: 478

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: 478

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: 1058

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...
by jamesl2play
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Help from Penrith (ish) Locals
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

Re: Help from Penrith (ish) Locals

Hi Erin,

pm sent
by jamesl2play
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hiring sea kayaks on Shetland
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Hiring sea kayaks on Shetland

Can I suggest that you contact Martin Rickard at http://www.seakayakadventures.co.uk
He is a very experienced Coach/Guide/paddler and he is based on Shetland at this time of year.
I have paddled with him many times recently and he is a really nice guy.
Hope he can help.
by jamesl2play
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Veteran circumnav
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Veteran circumnav

I am a little confused at the relationship between the Helen Skelton 'record' and the achievements of Freya Hofmeister.
Can some one enlighten me please?
by jamesl2play
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old School Fun!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1309

Re: Old School Fun!!!

Well you got some of it right.
Bottom break out on the tail, correct.
Colour, correct.
The paddler (and you should have got this ) Nick Barnes.
by jamesl2play
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old School Fun!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1309

Re: Old School Fun!!!

Do you recognise this Isere Malcolm?

Image
by jamesl2play
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Percy Blandford RIP
Replies: 19
Views: 3502

Re: Percy Blandford RIP

The first kayak I sat in was a PBK back in 1968. That experience changed my life for ever. I am currently reading about kayaks brought back to the UK from Greenland in the early thirties. These must have been part of the inspiration for Percy Blandford but I have yet to find a link. Has he written a...
by jamesl2play
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Devizes to Westminster 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 9035

Re: Devizes to Westminster 2014

It is a long time since I have done DW and the design of equipment has moved on quite a bit particularly clothing.
What would the current day DW paddler be wearing to ensure they remain comfortable?