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by jamesl2play
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Experienced paddler but new to Sea Kayaking
Replies: 4
Views: 302

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: 15
Views: 1344

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: 1167

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: 820

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: 748

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: 820

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: 820

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: 820

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: 820

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: 663

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: 1656

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: 337

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: 337

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: 883

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: 1403

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: 1158

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: 967

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: 1286

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: 1286

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: 3423

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: 8898

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?
by jamesl2play
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Cetus - Demo or Test boats
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: P&H Cetus - Demo or Test boats

Seriously NB, are you going to purchase a boat based on reviews from a forum? Stick to your original plan and go and paddle one first. BTW, I bought a Cetus because MR and a few others bought one. Never ever sat in one before, just picked it up from the factory on the way to Scotland. Best thing I e...
by jamesl2play
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Share Your Icebergs (The Queen and the Pussycat)
Replies: 16
Views: 1852

Re: Share Your Icebergs (The Queen and the Pussycat)

I too had a great trip with Martin Rickard this summer. Too many pics to post but feel free to flick through the Blog if you are interested.
by jamesl2play
Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Wanted: K2 for DW
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Wanted: K2 for DW

Hello, Ben are you there?
by jamesl2play
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Wanted: K2 for DW
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Wanted: K2 for DW

Looking for a cheap stable K2 suitable for DW 2014.

An older Kirton boat would be preferable.
by jamesl2play
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Own up was this you?
Replies: 29
Views: 3019

Re: Own up was this you?

It happened again intermittently in the Milford Haven area on Sunday afternoon. I have not a clue who it was but there were a lot of kayakers on the water and I reckon we have more chance of doing this than boaters with a fixed set. I hope it was not me, but I have no way of knowing. I turned my rad...
by jamesl2play
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New shoes
Replies: 21
Views: 1731

Re: New shoes

by jamesl2play
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exped Downmats
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: Exped Downmats

Thanks for information, just what I was after. I shall give Pete a ring later in the week. I have seen a Synmat 9LW ultralite if he cannot get one I shall go for the 9LW.

Geoff I got this idea off your blog. We may pass in the airport lounge on your way out.
by jamesl2play
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exped Downmats
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Exped Downmats

Well it makes a change from skegs etc.

Anyone use one?
Is the extra weight of the 9 compared to the 7 worth it?
Any suggestions of where to purchase one, I can only find outlets on the 'Net and would like to have a look at one first considering how much they cost.

Jim
by jamesl2play
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Yoga - does it do the trick?
Replies: 26
Views: 1214

Re: Yoga - does it do the trick?

This page puts it far better than I ever could : http://www.holisticonline.com/Yoga/hol_yoga_benefits.htm#Top Yoga is not just all about stretching your joints and limbs. I suggest you find a teacher who can adapt a practise to suit your needs. I cannot see any reason why that would not be possible.