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by Chris Bolton
Thu May 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Define Canoeing
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Define Canoeing

it changes it to a C1 and if you want to call that either canoe or kayak you might be approximately right I've always understood C1 to mean single seat canoe, just as K1 means single kayak, and similarly for C2, K2. A C1 is a canoe, irrespective of what it might be if it had a sitting seat and a do...
by Chris Bolton
Wed May 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Toilets at Ulva Ferry
Replies: 18
Views: 836

Re: Toilets at Ulva Ferry

We have two entirely separate new topics in the email, and there may be some confusion about which comments relate to which. Parking: There's a legitimate objection to parking on private land without permission, particularly if that's obstructing conduct of a business, and if polite requests fail so...
by Chris Bolton
Sat May 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomendations for Latex Seal replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Recomendations for Latex Seal replacement

Rubberman is good. I've sometimes bought seals from him and DiY'ed. I've also had very good service from Typhoon so I might be tempted to go to them. Postage is probably a big part of the cost.
by Chris Bolton
Sat May 05, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Any ideas what model this Perception is and age please? 12'
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Any ideas what model this Perception is and age please? 12'

The question says 12', and I think Dancers are 13'. Maybe Corsica? It's unusual to have "Perception" written in that position, they usually have the model name there. That might be a clue to the age.
by Chris Bolton
Fri May 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 53
Views: 1595

Re: Do you need a backband?

"You don't need any back support †, provided you have back support ‡"
To be fair, I think he's actually saying you don't need back support provided you have bum support. The question should perhaps be how far up your back does the support need to be / is it best to have it?
by Chris Bolton
Thu May 03, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2596
Views: 108233

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Correct, the Isere racecourse, specifically the wave at the top of Les Mouton - over to you.
by Chris Bolton
Thu May 03, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2596
Views: 108233

Re: Infinity Wezzit

No, not middle Guil either.
by Chris Bolton
Thu May 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2596
Views: 108233

Re: Infinity Wezzit

No, not Ubaye.
by Chris Bolton
Wed May 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2596
Views: 108233

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Here you go:

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by Chris Bolton
Wed May 02, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2596
Views: 108233

Re: Infinity Wezzit

OK, ta, I'll post one up later today.
by Chris Bolton
Wed May 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2596
Views: 108233

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Sanna? I'll go for 1984.
by Chris Bolton
Tue May 01, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 53
Views: 1595

Re: Do you need a backband?

Going back to sprint kayakers, they can't push on the footplate Why not? I've only paddled a K1 briefly but I pushed on the footplate and, as Adrian says, I have always understood it was a key part of the technique; you reach and rotate forward, raise your knee, plant, push with the leg, pull with ...
by Chris Bolton
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 53
Views: 1595

Re: Do you need a backband?

But without a backband, pressing with your foot will have no effect other than to push your bum back That's not how I see it; provided you're pulling on the paddle, pressing on your foot will push the boat forward on that side. If you could just push on the backband (which you can't) you'd be pushi...
by Chris Bolton
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 53
Views: 1595

Re: Do you need a backband?

Either way, pressing with the feet is only effective if you have a backband for leverage It may feel that that's true, but I don't see how it would work, as both the forces are just going into the boat. Pressing on the right foot while pulling on the right paddle blade definitely has an effect, bec...
by Chris Bolton
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 53
Views: 1595

Re: Do you need a backband?

This is assuming that you are pushing against the footplate with your legs to control direction and maximise power I do see what you mean. But if you look at sprint K1s, which you might say are the ultimate examples of forward paddling power, they don't have backbands. I don't fully understand how ...
by Chris Bolton
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 53
Views: 1595

Re: Do you need a backband?

I'm considering removing the backband from my sea kayak. If I'm paddling properly I don't touch it, and it gets in the way when doing re-entry rolls etc. I should be pulling myself forward with the paddle (else how can I pull the boat forward) so I don't see why I should slip backwards. I used to fe...
by Chris Bolton
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak

There looks to me to be a crack in the hull in the second photo.
by Chris Bolton
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Clubs and their Bank Account !
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Clubs and their Bank Account !

You could set up an account where electronic transactions can be made the Treasurer alone, then use two factor authentication to log in, with the code going to a different committee member and forwarding it to the Treasurer. Some banks might enable two factor on setting up new payees as well. That d...
by Chris Bolton
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak

CSM is Chopped Strand Mat, ie, typical non-woven glass fibre. I have now managed to see your photos properly (I think the direction of the light in the room where my PC is was creating an illusion with the shadows in the image - I rotated the images 180º and can understand them now!). That is impact...
by Chris Bolton
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak

You are very welcome. I am having difficulty understanding the photos; there's a cross-hatched area that looks as if it may be higher than the keel strip, or may be a bit taken out? There also seems to be a rough edge on the keel strip, and some cracks running across it. On the last photo, in the to...
by Chris Bolton
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Could Anyone Identify the Year of My Valley Nordkapp
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Could Anyone Identify the Year of My Valley Nordkapp

I guess that it may not have been introduced immediately on production models so this one may still be post 1977 As I understood the built in skeg (HM = Hatches+modified) was only an option. It was possible to buy the HS version after the HM was launched, so having a HS doesn't necessarily mean it'...
by Chris Bolton
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Epoxy repairs in hard to reach areas
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Epoxy repairs in hard to reach areas

If you really can't get your head in the hatch, working with a brush on a stick when you have to use a mirror to see the place you're brushing is certainly a challenge, but it is possible - practice with a dry brush until your brain gets used to moving the brush the brush the right way.
by Chris Bolton
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on putting kayaks on a roof rack
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: Advice on putting kayaks on a roof rack

I thought Thule racks were available to fit all models of car with a metal roof (so excluding soft tops and glass roofs like the Smart). If you can fit Thule feet you can use their Probars to make up any width up to 2m.
by Chris Bolton
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sun protection
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: sun protection

The same question has just been asked on another forum here, with some suggestions.
by Chris Bolton
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Skeg repair
Replies: 18
Views: 542

Re: Skeg repair

The thread James refers to:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=36980

(For James: you just paste in the url of the page, no tags or anything needed, and the forum software recognises it as a local link)
by Chris Bolton
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sun protection
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: sun protection

I use the waterproof factor 50 sold for children and babies. In UK conditions, most of me is clothed but I wear a Tilly hat or Sweet Strutter helmet (with a big peak). When in Greece, I used P20 sunscreen, which works in a different way.
by Chris Bolton
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on putting kayaks on a roof rack
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: Advice on putting kayaks on a roof rack

How would you describe the right amount of tension for tying down a plastic canoe I use straps with ordinary metal cam-lock buckles, and pull them as tight as I can. If you use ratchet buckles, I think you can over-tighten. I also don't use any foam paddling; that's what allows boats to move. If yo...
by Chris Bolton
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on putting kayaks on a roof rack
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: Advice on putting kayaks on a roof rack

I've been putting kayaks against uprights for 35 years and it's not done any of them any harm. J-bars mean lifting the boat an extra 10-15cm, and take up more space on the rack (although if you're limited to two because of weight, that doesn't matter). However, I'm not impressed with the Thule uprig...
by Chris Bolton
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Cooking with sea water
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Cooking with sea water

Yes, much too salty. I only tried it once!
by Chris Bolton
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Vintage Nordkapp ID - help required!
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: Vintage Nordkapp ID - help required!

I am loathe to suggest that there is, therefore,an error in Douglas's post Ditto - but perhaps there is an error in my description of the photos Douglas has published and it is not a boat from the Cape Horn trip. I have not found the link that led me to them, in which there were described as such. ...