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by Chris Bolton
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cockpit opening North Shore 17.6
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Cockpit opening North Shore 17.6

Can anyone tell me if the Ocean 17.6 has the same sized cockpit opening as the Atlantic RM or bigger??
Both boats being North Shore, I would ask them - 01159 614995, info@northshoreseakayaks.com - and if they don't want to talk direct to a customer, ask one of their dealers.
by Chris Bolton
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Riot Turbo 52 - river running playboat
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Riot Turbo 52 - river running playboat

There was somebody looking for one a while back; worth a PM perhaps?

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by Chris Bolton
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: playboat for 6'5" person
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: WANTED: playboat for 6'5" person

Ng245, if you have successfully sent Cliff a PM, it will be in your Outbox until he reads it, then it will move to your Sent folder.
by Chris Bolton
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: VALLEY SIRONA 15.10 RM YELLOW
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: VALLEY SIRONA 15.10 RM YELLOW

Hi SeaSkye, You can sent a PM to any member without having one to reply to. Click/tap your username, somewhere top right on the page, and then Private Messages - depending on your device, you may need to go to Profile before you can see the link for PMs. Then just type ndy in the recipient box and '...
by Chris Bolton
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: P&H Virgo lost on Loch Shiel
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: P&H Virgo lost on Loch Shiel

I'm sorry to hear of both those losses. Maybe the police will have some information; if it's already been found, or even if somebody thought it was lost where you left it. The theft from the boat is very disappointing, nobody could have mistaken gear inside a boat for being lost. There are a few peo...
by Chris Bolton
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pacing.
Replies: 22
Views: 968

Re: Pacing.

ps how do you copy texts ? Do you mean how do you quote text? Copy and paste by whatever means your device and browser provides. Then tap the button for "Full editor & Preview", select the text and tap the icon with quote marks on it. Or you could just type the quote tags like this: [quote]The bit ...
by Chris Bolton
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mersey Estuary
Replies: 14
Views: 1786

Re: Mersey Estuary

Yes I organised the trip to Hilbre And arranged the visit to the MCC collection I thought you might have - too much of a co-incidence! It was a memorable trip, and probably as worthwhile as any other paddle, but hard work. We did use sea kayaks - I don't think I'd want to use any other type of cano...
by Chris Bolton
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mersey Estuary
Replies: 14
Views: 1786

Re: Mersey Estuary

Doing some research on Mersey canoe club Have you seen this ? I did the Wirral round in 1987, but in the opposite direction. We started at Eastham, at the end of the Ship Canal. I don't remember any problem getting on the water, but looking at the place now on Google maps I can't see a way. We time...
by Chris Bolton
Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Brittany
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Brittany

Just found this, which I think is more recent, and has some useful bases for Google search.
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by Chris Bolton
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pacing.
Replies: 22
Views: 968

Re: Pacing.

If you're finding you are working harder than you mean to, then from what I've read, smaller blades might help. Personally, I like bigger blades and pace by pulling less hard, but if you're finding that difficult it might be worth a try.
by Chris Bolton
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Portuguese Man o' War - Wirral
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Portuguese Man o' War - Wirral

The water quality at Hilbre is fine, I've swum in that. I once attempted the paddle across the Dee estuary from West Kirby to the Point of Ayr lighthouse and back on one tide and almost made it back to the marine lake slipway - you no doubt know the rest! I didn't get quite that far, only to Mostyn,...
by Chris Bolton
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Brittany
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Brittany

Have a look here. That's from 2015; I don't know if it's changed. Also have a look at https://ckmer.org/, which might have something more up to date - a lot of it has English translations.
by Chris Bolton
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Portuguese Man o' War - Wirral
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Portuguese Man o' War - Wirral

think twice about rolling practice in the 'opaque' waters
It doesn't need a Portuguese Man o' War to put me off rolling practice in those waters! West Kirby mud is still the same as it was when I was a boy, and the 'opaque water' is just diluted mud.
by Chris Bolton
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shed for kayak storage
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: Shed for kayak storage

Although I've advised sprockerdog to store the boat on its side, my own storage arrangements don't make that easy and my fibreglass boat is stored on its hull, just resting on 50mm alloy tubes, with no cradle or padding. It hasn't suffered any deformation and has been stored like that for 10 years. ...
by Chris Bolton
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shed for kayak storage
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: Shed for kayak storage

I would store it on its side, resting on the hull/deck seam.

What will be 16 metres long - it seems a lot for a shed or a kayak?
by Chris Bolton
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 1025
Views: 81617

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Looking at the clamps necessary to position the sheer clamp, how would a triangular section be fitted? I can only think of customised jaws on the clamps. That leads me on to wondering if that joint could be done with stitch and tape, at least for most of the length. The taping of the inside seams on...
by Chris Bolton
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 1025
Views: 81617

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Thank you for your ideas, Simon.
This will have give significant loss of strength but it does mean that you cannot use the shear clamp to fix screws to.
This doesn't quite read right - did you mean:
This will give no significant loss of strength but…
by Chris Bolton
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

Chris, I don't think we disagree. I don't think we do. I'm happy to see appropriate legislation and dangerous jetskis need fixing, but most of this proposal is excessive, and the consultation document doesn't follow good process. It's moot, as the consultation has closed - we'll have to wait and see.
by Chris Bolton
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

We sea kayakers don't seem to exist Correct, and nor do the rest of the 2 million or so users of 'watercraft' other than jetskis/PWCs. The scope of the legislation seems to have been increased after the supporting data was gathered, and that means it's flawed. We have to rely to some extent on the ...
by Chris Bolton
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Kayak Lost on Ogwen
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Kayak Lost on Ogwen

I hope it's found. Please make sure the police and the coastguard are aware that it's lost. It will probably end up in the Menai Straits and they may launch a search for the paddler.
by Chris Bolton
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

But the term "dangerous watercraft" is ambiguous and totally open to interpretation. I agree with you, but I don't understand the point you're making. I'm objecting to the proposal to allow 'officials' to detain dangerous watercraft. Problems with jet skis are easy to deal with - legislation can be...
by Chris Bolton
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

Have you not personally seen absolute idiots setting out in insane conditions with equipment that is safe to a skilled user I have, and I've also seen experienced paddlers setting out perfectly safely to do things that a non-paddler would say was unsafe. There's nothing in the proposal that would a...
by Chris Bolton
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

It doesn't talk about 'irresponsible use', but 'dangerous watercraft'. When it's talking about danger to others, it does refer to dangerous use, irresponsible use, and prosecution for that. Only when it's talking about power to detain does it talk about dangerous watercraft - in that context, it's ...
by Chris Bolton
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

I'm not sure what the concern is here? I don't see a serious problem with the proposal to regulate dangerous behaviour. The problem is with the later sections, on equipment standards and power to detain, and the 'mission creep' within the proposal. Putting so many different types of watercraft into...
by Chris Bolton
Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

I can't agree. Which bits don't you agree with? I wrote "dangerous behaviour", and I suggested the right to detain should be limited to powered craft. It's possible for any vessel to behave dangerously, for example by improperly impeding larger vessels in a narrow channel. I don't expect it to happ...
by Chris Bolton
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How do you stow your pump?
Replies: 37
Views: 1057

Re: How do you stow your pump?

I think rolling is a counter-intuitive set of actions which need to be mastered and might well inform the muscle memory in staying upright in the first place In my view, rolling is completely different set of actions to those required to stay upright - I don't think it informs the muscle memory for...
by Chris Bolton
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

Thank you, ThaumPont. I think the point in regard to DFT's consultation is not that they proposed to class sea kayaks as ships, but that they propose to class them, along with almost all other small craft, as 'watercraft', and then subject them to some of the same rules as ships. Legally, they are n...
by Chris Bolton
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How do you stow your pump?
Replies: 37
Views: 1057

Re: How do you stow your pump?

Priority is better given to staying upright and in command. Agreed. In addition to the braces Dave describes I also suggest understanding the 'Active blade'. This means learning to stabilise the boat by reacting off the paddle shaft during normal forward paddling; you don't need to have the blade f...
by Chris Bolton
Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NRS Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: NRS Kit

I have an NRS drysuit. The advice when I got it was that NRS sizing tends to be long and lean. It has a glideskin neck and latex cuffs, both of which have been fine, but I haven't yet been swimming in it.
by Chris Bolton
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

So a "ship" needs to be a hollow vessel with internal storage I didn't spot that, where is is stated? But my understanding was that kayaks will be 'watercraft', which will be a subset of 'ship', so I don't know if it makes much difference. In summary, I'm broadly happy with the proposal to make all...

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