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by Peter M
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing
Replies: 20
Views: 798

Re: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing

The col regs clearly state that sail has right of way over a powered vessel. A sea kayak is considered a powered and manoeuvrable craft. What you describe sound like racing yachts with skippers that will follow the regulations to the letter the sailing yachts are the stand on vessel. Assuming that t...
by Peter M
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Birds Stop Wind Farm
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Sea Birds Stop Wind Farm

I suspect much more to do with reduced government subsidies than red throated divers.
by Peter M
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: going around in circles
Replies: 31
Views: 4526

Re: going around in circles

Do you have a high feather angle paddle? Is one, your right hand paddle, pulling at 90 degrees against the water while your left is only at say 45 degrees? therefore producing a better grip on the water on one side. Have you checked that you are rotating your paddles correctly to take account of the...
by Peter M
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spare paddles scratching deck
Replies: 29
Views: 5895

Re: Spare paddles scratching deck

Two short pieces of 48mm plumbing pipe on shock cord. Simple, easy, cheap and it works. N.B. not my original idea.

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by Peter M
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Who is your favourite (SEA) artist?
Replies: 22
Views: 3012

Re: Who is your favourite (SEA) artist?

Like Mark I enjoyed seeing Turner's The Fighting Temeraire in the National Gallery in London. She is being towed west up the Thames, from Sheerness to Rotherhithe in the sunset. However, Turner has taken some artistic licence as she is moving away from the sunet. Apparently this was to represent th...
by Peter M
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New surf break Cardiff Bay!!
Replies: 10
Views: 927

Re: New surf break Cardiff Bay!!

Personally I want one of these in my back garden.
by Peter M
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mind that propelor
Replies: 117
Views: 15003

Re: Mind that propelor

Always a concern. Speedy recovery Nigel

Peter
by Peter M
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Blakeney seals
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Re: Blakeney seals

I've made the trip from Burnham Overy to Blackney point several times, one of my favourite paddles. Admittedly I have normally been there at low water, when the trip boats can't get out but I have never had any problems. The seals do tend to leave the beach when they see a kayak, even when paddling ...
by Peter M
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF antenna
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: VHF antenna

Recently had the same problem. Bought one on Fleabay for less than £10 including postage.
by Peter M
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Speed of Plastic boats
Replies: 22
Views: 1972

Re: Speed of Plastic boats

I have a plastic Valley Nordkapp but have only compared it with an Avocet a few minutes apart so can't say much about other boats but I really like it and don't seem to struggle to keep up with other people in 'glass' boats except on longer days when my arms are the cause of slowness. I think that'...
by Peter M
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Outfitting
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Sea Kayak Outfitting

I've always found Harmony F.A.T hip pads work well, they just strap around the seat supports.
by Peter M
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Demo boats
Replies: 36
Views: 3254

Re: Demo boats

Hi Anita Anglesey symposium is coming up soon. Even if you don't go to the symposium it's self, it might be worth a weekend trip just for the demo boats. All of the major manufacturers are on the local beach selling their wares, with fleets of demo boats free for all to use. Proper sea as well, none...
by Peter M
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A question for foldable boat users
Replies: 33
Views: 1992

Re: A question for foldable boat users

poun wrote: is a foldable sea kayak a viable alternative to owning a car?

Thanks,
Alice
They're a pain when trying to get down the M1 to work in the morning.
by Peter M
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Canoe and kayak clubs with sea kayakers wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Canoe and kayak clubs with sea kayakers wanted!

Bramston have a large proportion of sea paddlers. We are also have surf and white water outings.
by Peter M
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Stretch L/XL for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Stretch L/XL for sale

I could be interested. Where are you and do you have some pics? my e-mail pd.moyse@googlemail.com
by Peter M
Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry suit question..?
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: Dry suit question..?

Every day socks and wellies, by far the most comfortable and warm solution that I have found. Cheap too.
by Peter M
Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Werner Ikelos
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Werner Ikelos

Werner Ikelos 2100 cranked and adjustable for sale on E-bay
by Peter M
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Possible problem with Werner Paddle
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: Possible problem with Werner Paddle

I have a werner Ikelos, solid as a rock.
by Peter M
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: South East Sea Kayaking
Replies: 26
Views: 5505

Re: South East Sea Kayaking

I’d agree that North Norfolk Hunstanton to Cromar is definitely worth a look, If you have the time visit Burnham creek. Is there a correct geological name for water behind a sandbar? A visit to Blakeney pit, the seal colony and the old life boat station is a must. I haven’t paddled the section from ...
by Peter M
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Material for mast light (deck light on a mast)
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: Material for mast light (deck light on a mast)

Or you could try one of these or even one of these. The Navi light does look as though it might be very visible, fixed on to head gear. But I too carry a light on my BA shoulder strap.
by Peter M
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pilots required for West Coast of Scotland
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: Pilots required for West Coast of Scotland

I generally use sea chest as in Wenleys link for charts and the like. Found them to be helpful with prompt delivery. In preference I try to use local or specialist outlets, or they and their knowledge will be no more.
by Peter M
Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wet watch
Replies: 30
Views: 1429

Re: Wet watch

I had the cheapest waterproof watch I could find, less than £5 from summerfield's bargain shelf. The crown and case were completely corroded so it stayed on GMT, lived on the outside of my BA, numerous duckings and kept good time for three and a half years until the battery died.
by Peter M
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GPS - what do I use it for??
Replies: 27
Views: 1734

Re: GPS - what do I use it for??

I have on rare occasions (once) used the GPS map in thick fog, to go from buoy to buoy and to follow a contour line.

Normally, as every body else as a speedo and path record. Paddling into the tide when I get down to one or two mph I know its time to turn round and go the other way.
by Peter M
Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surfing on the south east
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Surfing on the south east

The two classic SE surf spots that I'm aware of are Kimmeridge bay and Joss bay but I believe that the conditions of each has to be quite specific. Cromer in Norfolk also works, again in the right conditions.
by Peter M
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading south
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Heading south

I have this one on my bookmarks. Look in now and then if I've nothing better to do.
by Peter M
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Drysuit
Replies: 33
Views: 4533

Re: New Drysuit

I know the Multisport is rear entry and the Max B front entry, is one type considered better than the other? Thanks. Having had both. Suits with a heavy front zip can feel like having a metal rod across your chest and give some resistance when tucking up for a roll. Better quality ones may well all...
by Peter M
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: TIPS Please
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: TIPS Please

I don't know if its still the case but Woodmill used to have a good range of demo boats. Once you have narrowed the choice you can join one of their organised day paddles, for a fee, and try your chosen boat for a full day before buying.
by Peter M
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weather report - not forecast
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Weather report - not forecast

Try Wind Guru Pick your spot, hit go, then go to the archive button bottom right, will give you a summary.
by Peter M
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Numb legs/feet
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: Numb legs/feet

Tend to agree with Mike B sell the boat on and buy one that fits you. I had exactly the same problem a few years ago and spent ages playing about with bits of foam, ended up selling the boat. Boat fit is a very personal thing. I know other people who have the same boat and are perfectly comfortable ...