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by richard b
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Feathercraft Wisper for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Feathercraft Wisper for sale

I have a black Feathercraft Wisper for sale. I bought this last year from Denmark, one of two which the seller would not sell seperately. I was looking for one for my partner. In the end I bought the two and am now looking for a home for the extra one. I haven't used this kayak, although I paddled m...
by richard b
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Feathercraft wisper
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Feathercraft wisper

Hi, I'm interested in taking a look... where are you?
by richard b
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: stolen feathercraft folding kayak
Replies: 1
Views: 432

stolen feathercraft folding kayak

Hi all. I've just discovered that my red feathercraft khatsalano has been stolen. It was packed in its rucksack and must have been removed in the last couple of weeks. The kayak is about 12 years old and the red deck is a bit faded. It has a couple of small patches on the hull, and the hatch seals h...
by richard b
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: stolen feathercraft folding kayak
Replies: 0
Views: 503

stolen feathercraft folding kayak

Hi all, I've just discovered my red feathercraft khatsalano has been stolen. It was packed away in its bag, and was stolen in the last 2 weeks from an outbuilding. It has a couple of minor patches to the hull, and the hatch seals have been glued here and there. It's about 12 years old, and the red d...
by richard b
Thu May 24, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Sea Kayaking
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: Greenland Sea Kayaking

I've paddled in West Greenland several times now, always self-guided. It's not all that difficult to arrange, if you have a folding kayak or know where to hire once you get there. I might be able to help, just pm me if you're interested... It's a stunning place.

Richard
by richard b
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Inukshuk expedition
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Re: Inukshuk expedition

Hi Mike, I was in that area last summer, paddling from Cambridge Bay to Gjoa Haven (leg 3 of the "Inukshuk Expedition"). We had heard that someone was planning to complete the Northwest Passage in one season, and half expected them to streak past us at any moment. But we didn't hear or see anything ...
by richard b
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waterproof Camcorder at Lidl
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Waterproof Camcorder at Lidl

Hi All,

Anyone seen the waterproof camcorder on sale at Lidl this week for £99? Supposedly HD and waterproof to 3m. Any opinions, thoughts or observations?
http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/SID- ... _19035.htm

Thanks,
Richard
by richard b
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stolen Feathercraft folding kayaks
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

Re: Stolen Feathercraft folding kayaks

Sorry to hear that, Chris. I'll keep an eye open and let other paddling friends know so they can do the same.
Richard
by richard b
Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Self-guided / Independent Overseas Sea Kayaking Options
Replies: 15
Views: 1888

Re: Self-guided / Independent Overseas Sea Kayaking Options

I have paddled in West Greenland several times over the last few years and have contacts in the Disko Bay area. I can give you enough info to get you started, but don't have time to put it all down here... contact me if you'd like to meet up for a chat!

Richard
by richard b
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddle Technique^
Replies: 16
Views: 3183

Re: Greenland Paddle Technique^

This is worth a look too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT1Cl_oi0ow
by richard b
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak on Corsa How long is too long?
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Kayak on Corsa How long is too long?

Does anyone know what the law is on this? I'm building a replica inuit kayak at the moment: it's going to be about 22ft long. I don't know how long my astra is, but the frame overhangs front and back... so probably illegal??
Cheers,
Richard
by richard b
Thu May 27, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: London Kayakathon 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1750

Re: London Kayakathon 2010

Ah, Dana, so it's YOURS now, is it??
by richard b
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling - Patagonia or Greenland
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Paddling - Patagonia or Greenland

I've paddled in West Greenland several times. There are excellent trekking and climbing opportunities that could be combined with a kayak trip in the Sisimiut area, but you might need to take your own kayaks. Further north at Aasiaat, south Disko Bay, there are kayaks for hire. It's a great place to...
by richard b
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Little Kayak Books, John Brand
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Little Kayak Books, John Brand

Not sure if this has already come up, but John Brand's books have just been reprinted. They are a wonderful record of his surveys of arctic skin kayaks.

Go to: www.littlekayakbook.co.uk

Richard
by richard b
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sustainable Expeditions 2009: Skye Circumnavigation!
Replies: 20
Views: 2232

Hi Tom, I built a skin-on-frame earlier this year for a 2 month expedition. I could lend you the kayak for your trip. It's large and could carry enough for 3-4 weeks unsupported. Let me know if you're interested but be aware I live in Kent, so transport north would be a major issue. They don't take ...
by richard b
Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Learning to roll
Replies: 23
Views: 3802

The paddler in the kayak (baidarka) in Tom's youtube link is Warren Williamson. There's a much longer clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT1Cl_oi0ow
by richard b
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Jura circumnavigation advice.^
Replies: 34
Views: 7912

Thanks Hamish,

Richard
by richard b
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trailing a fishing line?
Replies: 18
Views: 2848

I've had similar experience to Lucy, rarely hooking anything by trailing a line while paddling. We always stop, drop the lines with either mackerel feathers or a single lure, and jig. I haven't tried this summer yet, but there must be mackerel about. To secure fish after killing I have a line (thin ...
by richard b
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Jura circumnavigation advice.^
Replies: 34
Views: 7912

Hi Hamish,

Can you give a bit more detail about passing through the Corryvreckan? Did you just wait for high/low tide and nose your way along the shore? I'm thinking of paddling around Jura in August and that's the part I'm least clear about.

Cheers,

Richard
by richard b
Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Place for Seal Spotting?
Replies: 21
Views: 2383

Where are you? Plenty of seals in south-east England if you're down this way...
by richard b
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solar Chargers^
Replies: 26
Views: 10204

Have now had a chance to try out the Freeplay 12V Personal Energy Source, from Field and Trek. It took 15 minutes of steady winding to bring my nokia phone up to 50% charge. It makes my arm ache, but I reckon it could be fine for topping up batteries on a long trip, sitting in the tent in the evenin...
by richard b
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can anyone tell me where I can get a sea sock?
Replies: 12
Views: 1548

You could also talk to Chris Reed at Chillcheater.com. He made me a seasock last year.

Richard
by richard b
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solar Chargers^
Replies: 26
Views: 10204

Along the lines of Stephen's suggestion above, I've just ordered a Freeplay 12V Personal Energy Source, from Field and Trek. I'm hoping it'll charge my camcorder batteries...


Richard
by richard b
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kit for trip to Greenland
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

I've been to Greenland several times in the last years, kayaking on the coast and inland. For a 2 week trip in a sea kayak you won't need a firearm, unless you're going to East Greenland where there are bears. Take some fishing line and shiny lures: loads of cod and maybe char. As far as general kit...