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by Geoff Seddon
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Problem with Island Expedition composite - any ideas?
Replies: 34
Views: 1755

Re: Problem with Island Expedition composite - any ideas?

My mate Geoff loves his Expedition, but if he's honest about it, he did need to spend a bit of time footering with little annoyances like this so I get the impression it isn't unusual on this brand of boat. Jim For the last couple of years I have been suffering from water ingress into the middle ha...
by Geoff Seddon
Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Top Ten?
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

I've been going to Pembroke every summer for a good many years now, it's awfull. Unfortunately I have to go again in a couple of weeks.
by Geoff Seddon
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kinloch Hourn to Sandaig Islands?
Replies: 21
Views: 2997

That looks less than three to me.
by Geoff Seddon
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayaking - want to have a go...
Replies: 35
Views: 3781

Re: perfect boat selection

Mark R wrote: Even so, there are some who would have you believe that sea paddling skills (and, apparently, choosing a boat) are deeply complex issues. Make what you will of that.
For some people they are. Just as buying and/or driving a vehicle.

However I pretty much concur with your sentiment.
by Geoff Seddon
Thu May 22, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

R4 Long Wave 00.45 and no need to set an alarm. We were disappointed this Easter, however, when the inshore waters forecast finished at Colwyn Bay, with never a mention or an apology the following evening.
by Geoff Seddon
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: More kayak advice sought
Replies: 16
Views: 1887

You'll have to wait for any pictures from me I'm afraid. I've still got about 12 exposures left on the camera I was using, so that will be about 2 years before it gets developed.
by Geoff Seddon
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: More kayak advice sought
Replies: 16
Views: 1887

MikeB wrote:
What - like this??
Not exactly Mike. Jim made a great effort to travel light this Easter and succeeded to a large degree, thanks to his decision to cook on a Trangia, thus obviating the need for a vast amount of MSR spares. As far as I recall he managed with only two deck mounted dry bags.
by Geoff Seddon
Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: More kayak advice sought
Replies: 16
Views: 1887

Jim wrote:
Obviously I was unable to see what my own boat was doing, it felt like it was more steady than the onion.
Your boat was definately not lurching about Jim, but then neither would a semi submerged container have been.
by Geoff Seddon
Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Warm Footwear^
Replies: 29
Views: 9263

Equally important is the fit of whatever you have on your feet, also a paddling technique involving leg and foot movement, hands too, will promote circulation leading to warmer extremities. I have done a significant amount of paddling in wellies complete with steel toe caps and find them no hindranc...
by Geoff Seddon
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Any body got a Trylon Sea King mould
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Yes we have a set of Sea King Moulds, they are in Bolton.
by Geoff Seddon
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: I'd love to have a go at sea kayaking but...
Replies: 19
Views: 2570

Although any view/opinion I have ever expressed has been entirely my own, I am a member of Bolton Canoe Club. There I've admitted it, perhaps now I can move on and up.
by Geoff Seddon
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Restoring a Sea King^
Replies: 51
Views: 11998

We became the holders of a set of Sea King moulds last year,as well as some other assorted stuff. location - Bolton.
by Geoff Seddon
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Extreme paddling news and media ...
Replies: 174
Views: 14838

Wash your mouth out Wallis.
by Geoff Seddon
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Island Kayak Expedition
Replies: 16
Views: 2779

Now to sit back and wait for reciprocal abuse :) Jim No abuse, but prefer the term "muscular" rather than "scrawny". I am a fully paid up member of the "Not very good club" and have not yet found a sea condition which does not require a bit of skeg. I like the boat very much and as I am one of thos...
by Geoff Seddon
Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2 person bothy bags - good or bad?
Replies: 14
Views: 2945

In my opinion the best bit of kit you can get for the money, particularly if you knock one up yourself, but have one big enough for at least one person prone and several others sitting. The more people the better the "fugg". If you can insulate bums/bodies from the ground as well - fantastic.
by Geoff Seddon
Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: T-rescue.
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

The pitfalls as I see it are: - grabbing the stern by mistake, nowhere near as effective! Not very likely Jim, as the first thing is to turn the capsized boat the right way up. - not knowing the boat you are rescuing you may find that the bulkhead is well back from the seat (mine) or that it has no ...
by Geoff Seddon
Thu May 17, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rescue Divers no more? Anyone know about this?
Replies: 3
Views: 994

I agree, the chances of being rescued by a diver are pretty slim, recovered maybe.
by Geoff Seddon
Mon May 14, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Brave New World..First Go in Sea Kayak.
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

"My only real down point was that after an hour my right foot started experienceing pins and needles which eventually made my whole foot go numb and very painful! I've seen a thread here discussing this and plan to pad the boat out a bit before our trip to Ramsey Sound as I don't think putting my le...
by Geoff Seddon
Sun May 13, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Food on multiday trips^
Replies: 23
Views: 8056

And on the veg. side, which can be a nice accompaniment to any sort of meat, celery, sugar snap peas or mange touts, mini corn, carrots, onions will all last pretty much a week with little or no attention. Top tip carry a variety of herbs, the smell of these gently wafting on the evening air can dri...
by Geoff Seddon
Thu May 10, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Poling a canoe.
Replies: 17
Views: 4164

Find the spinaker, much power.
by Geoff Seddon
Mon May 07, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ramsey report (long story!)
Replies: 17
Views: 2871

Thanks Claire I almost went round with you. We should be paddling down there later in the summer as usual and we have met the female trip boat skipper in the past, can't remember her name now but she does seem to have "attitude".
by Geoff Seddon
Sat May 05, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: General interconnectivity of things.
Replies: 15
Views: 2663

- GW Bush springs to mind)

I've heard of Bush but what's GW? Genetically Warped? Is it any good?
by Geoff Seddon
Tue May 01, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How to surf politely.
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Well done.
by Geoff Seddon
Tue May 01, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What do you wear on your feet?
Replies: 14
Views: 2449

I've been a welly man for about three years, firstly work related steel toe capped steel shanked rascals, which served me well, including R & R etc. but recently have been wearing a £4.50 pair from Aldi. These are only mid calf length so "over the top" incidents are more frequent, but as I now have ...
by Geoff Seddon
Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Warrizzit
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Indeed Hyacinthoides hispanica they are and my understanding is that they pose no risk to the native species in their present location, particularly given the intensive management my garden receives.
by Geoff Seddon
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Warrizzit
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Of couse not. I was using a steel tape at ambient temperature though and perhaps mistakenly thought that I could discount all that b*****ks.

Thought you would bite sooner or later Jim.
by Geoff Seddon
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Warrizzit
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Subject to certain variables, that is. Cheeky young whippersnapper.
by Geoff Seddon
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Warrizzit
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Pelagic wrote: Are you sure you measured it right?Phil
Yes
by Geoff Seddon
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Warrizzit
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Re: Perhaps should have said!

Was!! a Mega Seasure, certainly looks like someones had a mold of of it. Naughty!! I don't know whether someone has taken a mould off it, but certainly a lot of work has been done in that direction. However the posted dims are not quite right for the Seasure, particularly beam. How certain of your ...
by Geoff Seddon
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: When is a scratch more than "just a scratch"?
Replies: 26
Views: 4066

soundoftheseagull wrote:"Me dear Alaw dear proper boat dear how very dare you".
They do look "clumpy" though, don't they?