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by Jim
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SafeTrx - Drop In Accuracy
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: SafeTrx - Drop In Accuracy

Seems to be due to dumbing down of OS messages, along with a change in the way things work. If Apple had worded the options about whether the app is running in the foreground or in the background, even if most mac and windows users are not familiar with the correct terminology, I'm pretty sure you w...
by Jim
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Forth WWR 12 Jan 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Forth WWR 12 Jan 2020

The first race of the 2020 Scottish season is on the river Forth, Stirling near M9 junction 10, on Sunday 12th January. Meet in the carpark (see map below) at 10am. There will be a mass start classic at 11am followed by a sprint at approx 1pm. The classic starts at the carpark, paddle upstream to th...
by Jim
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp Forti bilge pump storage
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Nordkapp Forti bilge pump storage

The attwood is portable and can be swapped from boat to boat easily.
This is the first link from google:
https://www.force4.co.uk/attwood-waterb ... jkQAvD_BwE
by Jim
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp Forti bilge pump storage
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Nordkapp Forti bilge pump storage

Don't want to fit electric in order to keep the weight down... you must be thinking of the carrying weight because when paddling you have the weight of whichever pump you choose. Assuming weight when paddling is not an issue, just size/shape storage, have a think about an Attwood water buster portab...
by Jim
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Across Rannoch Moor
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Across Rannoch Moor

Excellent timing Mike! At 13:30 is the turning point (around the bridge) for the Forth classic WWR, the start/finish is pretty much at the bridge (M9) at 13:53 (it's about 3km round trip). At 16:10 is the lead in to the wee rapid we use for the WWR sprint course if the river is high enough to run it...
by Jim
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Etive makes "Best Carnage"
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Etive makes "Best Carnage"

At 1:09 being sucked backwards into broken concrete with re-bar sticking out - do not attempt to copy that stunt kids!
by Jim
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lomo Boots Are there any Alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Lomo Boots Are there any Alternatives?

Try dive suppliers, I seem to recall they go for the hard soled neoprene approach more than kayak/canoe suppliers (Lomo was started by divers). Wearing outer shoes over fabric/neoprene/latex socks is a bit of a niche within the diving world - most use suits with in-built rubber boots. Come to think...
by Jim
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit breathability
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Drysuit breathability

Yes, any of the products marketed for washing breathable waterproofs will work (any outdoor shop will have at least one brand), you may want to re-proof it as well to ensure the water beads on the outside and runs off (reproofer for breathables makes the fibres water repellant, it doesn't fill the p...
by Jim
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lomo Boots Are there any Alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Lomo Boots Are there any Alternatives?

Try dive suppliers, I seem to recall they go for the hard soled neoprene approach more than kayak/canoe suppliers (Lomo was started by divers).
by Jim
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Eigg
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Eigg

Only done it once, fairly lumpy conditions outbound, spent 5 days waiting for the wind to calm down to head further into the small isles then gave up and paddled back in properly lumpy conditions. :) Seem to recall it is about 10km so most should be capable of getting there in a couple of hours in g...
by Jim
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Age range, beat this?
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Age range, beat this?

I certainly couldn't make a definite claim, but there are ranked slalom paddlers who have opted into the masters age groups in M75 and M80 (there may be other ranked paddlers who haven't opted in to masters and just race as seniors without giving their age away, or Veterans who also don't give away ...
by Jim
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1391

Re: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics

Anyway, you have enough oxygen to be submerged for quite a long time, it is your body trying to get rid of CO2 that makes you want to breath... I think I managed almost 2 minutes during offshore survival training using the air pocket (blow into it before you submerge, and then breathe out of it whi...
by Jim
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1391

Re: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics

That would have been an ecquinoctal spring tide, you need the biggest tide differences of the year for it to form up like that, but so many small differences can make the difference between it forming or not, it is very hard to predict accurately, that's why I haven't been up for years, we got put o...
by Jim
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Crossing over to sea kayaking any advise
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Crossing over to sea kayaking any advise

I wouldn't worry too much about the cockpit design, wing paddles work wherever your knees are positioned, you just need to adapt your rotation and technique to suit. I would also suggest looking at the lines of the Coho that a rudder won't be essential for normal steering in windless conditions, jus...
by Jim
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1391

Re: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics

Very very poor VHS to digital conversion, this was early 00s because I moved from the Glide to the Session+ in 2003 and I am in the Glide here. I did eventually manage to get off by forward looping. I wonder if I still have the VHS, I have a VHS-DVD recorder now, might be able to improve the quality...
by Jim
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1391

Re: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics

Difficult to say because the tide makes things quite different every time at the falls. First question were you on the flood or the ebb? I have only messed about on spring ebbs in small play boats when you can surf the standing waves near the north stanchion, except when they turn into overfalls the...
by Jim
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best ''missions'' in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Best ''missions'' in the UK

If you want remote and challenging, but not necessarily in a WW way, there is a well documented but not so often travelled coast to coast open canoe route from Kinlochleven to Perth. Some good steep portages to the watershed, and then if you are out of luck with rain/hydro you may have additional po...
by Jim
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Some questions about tandem kayaks
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Some questions about tandem kayaks

OK calm down guys! Compared to conventional 'British/Greenland' style sea kayaks the likes of the Taran may not appear to have a lot of rocker, but compared to racing style kayaks, they really do. What many people miss is that you don't need, or necessarily want, a symmetric rocker profile - the Tar...
by Jim
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Type of Glue for different boat issues
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Best Type of Glue for different boat issues

1. I would just peel it and forget it, I assume it is on a flat (rather than textured) area, in which case try clear self adhesive vinyl over the top (or fablon, or 'sticky backed plastic'). If the PE is badly scratched up a flash over with a blowtorch can sometimes smooth out scratches but it is a ...
by Jim
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can't choose
Replies: 23
Views: 1406

Re: Can't choose

Are you trying to sit with your feet dead upright in the boat? I have always found it better to have my toes a few cm forward of my heels so the balls of my feet can push on the footrest and I have range to tilt my foot forwards and back from that position (the footrest will normally stop it going f...
by Jim
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Pulling left
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Pulling left

It can be quite hard to rotate effectively in a canoe if you are trying to keep the paddle close to the boat, I really struggle with it, and I'm a kneeler who doesn't switch so I don't even have to worry about whether I do better one side or the other! (I probably do need to learn to paddle on the o...
by Jim
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BBC filler
Replies: 20
Views: 2041

Re: BBC filler

I know some of the cavers who did another of the idents & they still took 30 takes just to walk in & out again... Mike Crikey, we did a WWR live on BBC Scotland's adventure show, it was 2 hour show and the racing was at the start and end, but there were no 'takes' we just had to make sure we were r...
by Jim
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Some questions about tandem kayaks
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Some questions about tandem kayaks

pugwash wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:38 pm
I understand doubles are called divorce boats n the US, just saying...
That's in racing doubles!
by Jim
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Some questions about tandem kayaks
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Some questions about tandem kayaks

Without knowing how strong and confident a kayaker you are, it is impossible to say exactly for you and your fiancee, but in general terms, yes all you are asking about is feasible, other people do them. (but not me, I've been in tandem river kayaks but not for many years). I used to paddle with a f...
by Jim
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gopro hero7: How do I get good images
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Gopro hero7: How do I get good images

If you want advanced editing capabilities DaVinci Resolve is ideal: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/uk/products/davinciresolve/ The free version does way more than you are ever likely to need, the maker mainly makes editing hardware and seem to give away an amazingly well featured version of their ...
by Jim
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old Etrex
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Old Etrex

I have had a bit of a search for software, mostly it was a failure! That is to say I found quite a bit of stuff I have used with Garmins, (including the Garmin USB drivers), but the only one I could get to install that actually does waypoints and routes didn't support USB (GarTrip), not that I could...
by Jim
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old Etrex
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Old Etrex

Now this is interesting because I have 2 Yellow etrexes and a GPSmap 76CSx. GPSmap 76CSx shows correct time and date and using the map I can confirm that it thinks I am at my house, therefore it is OK to check the etrex positions. Yellow Etrex software version 2.14, well worn, LCD screen now missing...
by Jim
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old Etrex
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Old Etrex

Does the old Etrex actually work, given the GPS bugs that had to be patched over the last few years ? I must have missed these, the only one I found infor on was the rollover bug: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=zWQY6Z2kFiAuY9kDnDBgZ6 Which won't affect navigation, only the date the unit disp...
by Jim
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old Etrex
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Old Etrex

I guess the original EasyGPS software is somewhere on an old machine long ago sent to the tip! I rarely get them as far as the tip. I wonder if the old EasyGPS installer would be in one of the growing number of folders I move out of habit each time I upgrade my PC or if I would actually need to dig...
by Jim
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old Etrex
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Old Etrex

I'm toying with the idea of taking Garmin up on their offer of a 30% trade in.. Is that an offer that's generally available? Online somewhere? I have the same old yellow Etrex that you do, though I haven't used it in years. I've thought about replacing it occasionally though perhaps a waterproof sm...