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by JB-NL
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Riot kayaks? Why so unpopular?
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Riot kayaks? Why so unpopular?

P4ddy wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:30 am
They're still going strong as the canoe shop stock loads of them in all their shops. I see that about quality but how old was that?. Things may have improved? But yea they are on the weighty side.
Are you related to Riot Kayaks?

Search for yourself on the internet, hits available...
JB
by JB-NL
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rudder and skeg on the same boat
Replies: 37
Views: 1121

Re: Rudder and skeg on the same boat

Not really relevant to compare Paul Caffyn's expedition to now. He had a HM, with fixed keel. (I own 2. Terrible things). Which got him stuck in big downwinders. Cut the keel, and replaced with a rudder. BUT, this was before adjustable skeg had taken on the market. There was no option other than a ...
by JB-NL
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repair advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: Repair advice please

G7AFM wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 1:37 pm
would be interested to know which way you proceeded
He proceeded into the unknown...so in a couple of decades he comes around....;)

JB
by JB-NL
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What is better J bars or v bars
Replies: 21
Views: 953

Re: What is better J bars or v bars

From a strength perspective I prefer the J-bar. However, it depends also what car/ van you have and your own length: -On a normal car you still can use the J bars rather easily, as long as you can lift the kayak high enough. -On a bus I need some support to lift the kayak enough over the lower part ...
by JB-NL
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: RYA SafeTRX
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: RYA SafeTRX

Ah, interesting. I wasn't aware of that feature, certainly better than fumbling for a phone. When I see people saying that their phone is their emergency contact option, I wonder whether they've actually ever tried to use their phone in conditions where the protective case is getting splashed with ...
by JB-NL
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P and H Kayak Water Leak
Replies: 13
Views: 1720

Re: P and H Kayak Water Leak

For searching/ finding a leak, I used hot water and added some dish soap.
Shake the boat, the warm water will heat the air in the compartment, moist/ water and foam will be pushed out through the leak....
Worked for the smallest cracks.

Good luck,

JB
by JB-NL
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flares and safety kit for sea kayaking
Replies: 28
Views: 1521

Re: Flares and safety kit for sea kayaking

ike wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:32 pm
That answers it so. I’ll be getting rid of my Greatland laser and replacing it with an emergency email!
That one wondered me as well..how and why the f.. would sent an email?
Maybe commercial vessels in distress?

JB
by JB-NL
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flares and safety kit for sea kayaking
Replies: 28
Views: 1521

Re: Flares and safety kit for sea kayaking

Besides the risks flares have, as mentioned and showed above, find in the enclosed url a table showing in what way and how often the Dutch KNRM, sister of the RNLI, has been warned. 2018 figures, just scroll down to find the table. Flares= vuurpijlen http://www.evertnieuwenhuis.nl/zeilen/alarm-is-no...
by JB-NL
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Refurbish Kayak Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Refurbish Kayak Problem

If the wear in the compartments is mould-like ( blackisch), hot water with soap and some bleach might help. leave it for some timen and rinse with clear water. The wear in the cockpit , could that be where the heals of your feet are located? clear with sandpaper ( grain 400 e.g.) clean/ remove all g...
by JB-NL
Sat May 23, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 33
Views: 3466

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

Kayak essentials are putting out FREE online theory sessions on navigation (Vectors and crossings etc) and on group leadership The past sessions are saved here https://m.facebook.com/pg/Kayakessentials/videos/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0 Tune in live on weds and Friday evenings. See the kayak essent...
by JB-NL
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repair advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: Repair advice please

G7AFM wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Why not drill a hole the same size in exactly the same place on the other side & just put a nut & bolt through with a fibre washer to seal so they look
as if originally there.

+1
Nobody will notice that..
one hole is already available..;)
JB
by JB-NL
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1779

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

With regard to staying safe in the great outdoors. Just carry gloves and sanitiser when you go out. If you need to open gates sanitise straight after. Part of my job involves waste disposal. Its bad enough anytime of the year picking up whats been tipped but even worse at this moment in time. Still...
by JB-NL
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1779

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

Depands on where I drop my kayak in the water😎
And time of the year
This time of year mainly Markermeer and Ijsselmeer.
Last Friday from Wijdenes to Marker Wadden v.v.
JB
by JB-NL
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1779

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

No group activities anymore here in Holland but individual trips are still allowed. So I did some solo paddling with the beautiful weather of last days: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1j7a7yiCEMg/Xn5tCnmWDvI/AAAAAAAACvw/hr_lnNgCFdARe9sN4Y8oY2VH2YJucdAggCKgBGAsYHg/s1600/IMG_20200327_143412002.jpg Jerome...
by JB-NL
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The ocean cockpit...
Replies: 19
Views: 2074

Re: The ocean cockpit...

As you get older the ocean cockpit keeps giving. Getting in you can sit down on the rear deck in shallow water and, having to shaken the water off your feet, slide in. So much easier than sitting right down low into a keyhole and then trying to fold your stiff legs in. Getting out, having slid neat...
by JB-NL
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Quick night light...
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Quick night light...

No doubt about the Jotron flash lights, and you bought them at a great price.
JB
by JB-NL
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Quick night light...
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Quick night light...

If that is the case, you should not be on the water at all, day or night.
Agree with you equipment comes at a price.
But without skills...
JB
by JB-NL
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Quick night light...
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Quick night light...

So If you drawn, you don't pay a price..?
JB
by JB-NL
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Quick night light...
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Quick night light...

Sabre13 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:25 pm
For sure but you can't put a price on your life.
If that is the case, reconsider kayaking on the sea.
JB
by JB-NL
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: St Lawrence tidal bore & seayaks
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: St Lawrence tidal bore & seayaks

A pitty I first have to sign in.....

JB
by JB-NL
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Quick night light...
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Quick night light...

Sabre13 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:46 am
Looks a good basic light. I use 2X Joltron M4 divers Strobe light one on the point of the Bow and one on the point of the Stern.
But these come at another price....
JB
by JB-NL
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking
Replies: 23
Views: 1786

Re: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking

Strad wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Try finding this book - it's a great set of exercises, that you can adapt to what space you have:

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May I suggest, more in line with McGruffs mental training-approach to use in that case :



JB
by JB-NL
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking
Replies: 23
Views: 1786

Re: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking

Looking at improving my strength and stamina for kayaking, have some dumbells, was wondering what the best exercises would be ? Obviously kayaking would be the best training..... First of all: What is your goal? What do you like to achieve? - Long distance kayaking, say 6- 8 hours? - Coastal recrea...
by JB-NL
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 61
Views: 3544

Re: Is vhf course needed

I think maybe the rule of not divulging information obtained when listening on other people’s transmissions has been mixed up a bit here. I’m not aware of any rule about not using a name in a transmission. In general with radio communication you use your call sign or the name of your boat/radio sta...
by JB-NL
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The ocean cockpit...
Replies: 19
Views: 2074

Re: The ocean cockpit...

SJD wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Being cursed with long legs my shins and knees certainly do not miss the ocean cockpit.
Can imagine that, a friend was almost 2m and had at that time a Nordkapp with a race cockpit, the smallest there was..he survived...!
JB
by JB-NL
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The ocean cockpit...
Replies: 19
Views: 2074

Re: The ocean cockpit...

Yes, I do, after over 25 years in an ocean cockpit, I had -always almost dry; -chart in front of me and readable; -minimum damage in case of rescue- exercises; - no issues during roling.. Although, I have to admit in the Netherlands the conditions for take of and landing are in general easier then i...
by JB-NL
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BBC filler
Replies: 20
Views: 2540

Re: BBC filler

Bazza S wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:59 pm
They can't be that famous if nobody knows who they are.
Maybe these people have no need to be famous, they might be happy with themselves!

JB
by JB-NL
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skeg Stuck Lowered
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Skeg Stuck Lowered

Some Pics might help?
JB
by JB-NL
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting a hatch: sika primer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Fitting a hatch: sika primer ?

I’m considering fitting a bigger oval hatch to the back deck of my Anas Acuta ..but the instructions for the hatch say to use sikaflex adhesive after first having used a sika primer. The primer is £30 for a small bottle ! Is it really necessary? It greatly adds to the cost of a hatch ! The primer m...
by JB-NL
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can anyone identify this one?
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: Can anyone identify this one?

Seems a bit like a Gans Grandi, length would be then 520cm

https://www.kanohandel.nl/index.php?act ... uct_id=540

Maybe this helps.
JB