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by JB-NL
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: in search of information
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: in search of information

pics would help I guess..
JB
by JB-NL
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Support Ferry to Norway campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 2926

Re: Support Ferry to Norway campaign

Are they in Norway anticipating a Brexit and taking measures in advance? ;)
no offence,

JB
by JB-NL
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: winter sun & coaching for the incompetent
Replies: 17
Views: 1047

Re: winter sun & coaching for the incompetent

Grian, a word of caution, rolling is a particularly good way to get surfer's nodules in your ears Douglas Douglas, with "Surfers Nodules", does this in general not refer to nodules on the skin of the legs of a surfer caused by repeated contact of the skin with the surfboard? The ear disorder is, as...
by JB-NL
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Confusing (To Me) Article In Ocean Paddler #55
Replies: 21
Views: 1256

Re: Confusing (To Me) Article In Ocean Paddler #55

I think general planning and understanding the likely effect of tidal streams is important, but so is not relying on the predictions. Too much accuracy can be misleading. [JB - have I understood your point correctly?] I like to have a plan that allows me to monitor how I'm doing, make corrections a...
by JB-NL
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Confusing (To Me) Article In Ocean Paddler #55
Replies: 21
Views: 1256

Re: Confusing (To Me) Article In Ocean Paddler #55

I was referring to paddling a bearing using deck compasses, not hand bearing compasses. The idea of trying to take and plot an accurate position from a sea kayak does make me smile though.... Agree with what you say. Every-time I see a (experienced) seakayakers preparing the course with an academic...
by JB-NL
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What year is my Valley Nordkapp HS?
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: What year is my Valley Nordkapp HS?

Aled wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:55 pm
It has the older deck fittings, so I'd suggest pre-1990
Definitely before '90, presume '88.
JB
by JB-NL
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weather or Not
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Weather or Not

Windfinderis very usefull,
If you look for a graphical overview, have a look at Windyty.com
https://www.windy.com/?51.821,5.867,5

BR

JB
by JB-NL
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weather or Not
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Weather or Not

We all rely on forecasts to plan our sea kayaking trips. Although generally accurate and reliable, I am quite often surprised by the expectation and reality of forecasts and sea conditions- be that calmer or rougher than expected. I know local conditions can vary from forecasts as most forecasts lo...
by JB-NL
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling...
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: Rolling...

First try a "half roll"meaning coming up on the side you went down/ not going full under-through the kayak.
See what makes the difference between the 2 kayaks.

Good Luck,

JB
by JB-NL
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: High risk sports research - FREE Tablet worth £160
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: High risk sports research - FREE Tablet worth £160

Interesting, and I second the request to let us see the results. I wonder whether you need to consider whether everyone who participate in say sea kayaking (and this is a sea kayaking forum) thinks that what they are doing is "high risk"? I do go sea kayaking, and i don't think it's high risk - I e...
by JB-NL
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cruising inertia
Replies: 19
Views: 1501

Re: Cruising inertia

I don't think we have the equivalent of downhill cycling, where extra mass might indeed help because more gravity = more forward force and with a similar air resistance (= more backward force) these two should come into an equilibrium at a higher speed. Just my ideas! Kris Please don't repeat this ...
by JB-NL
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Volume
Replies: 27
Views: 2054

Re: Kayak Volume

for comparison (for what it is worth) have a look: http://www.kayakacrossthewater.co.uk/sea-kayak-size-volume-comparison-chart/ Not sure how long you want to go, we went for a trip with 2 Nordkaps and an Orion, we carried 18 days of food and full equipment in each kayak, no stuff on the decks. Was f...
by JB-NL
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NS Ocean 17
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: NS Ocean 17

Well based on the Youtube impression, nice music...Would should I tell?
I only can give you an impression if I paddled the kayak....

Best wishes btw,

JB
by JB-NL
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Helmet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1173

Re: Kayak Helmet?

damppaddler wrote:And using this helmet for dual purposes defeats the following:

"He who dies with the most helmets wins"

I'm currently on 17
Do you intend to die..? Let us know, we will update you afterwards if 17 is the winning number....
JB
by JB-NL
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

Re: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?

Unbelievable ! Hi JB, Where did you get all this information and could you post it on here ? I would like to read it myself. I can understand the reason for additional vhf communication channels in areas where there are busy shipping channels and naval bases, but overruling normal VHF procedures an...
by JB-NL
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

Re: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?

I fully agree with you

And I did not make this law..

JB
by JB-NL
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

Re: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?

Hi JB, VHF Channel 16 is the International Distress, Safety and Calling channel. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to which the NL is a signatory describes specific channel reservations thus: "The following VHF marine frequencies have been set aside by the ITU for the purposes stated....
by JB-NL
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

Re: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?

Why would you want to scan? I wouldn't just scan all channels, but I use a selective scan to monitor chosen ship to ship channels, the local VTS, the coastguard working channel and Ch16. Is dual watch allowed in the Netherlands? No, just as try-watch. And indeed, you just add the preferred channels...
by JB-NL
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

Re: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?

I suspect the reason it is illegal in NL may be some "catch all" legislation on scanners as a whole. There is actually legislation aimed at a similar purpose in the UK as well, but it goes about it a different way, regulating what you can listen to rather than how you find it. It's illegal to liste...
by JB-NL
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

Re: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?

Hi JB, this makes absolutely no sense to me.... The purpose of Channel 16 is a Calling and Distress channel - vessels call on 16 and then shift to a working channel as a routine procedure. I work on vessels visiting Netherlands ports regularly - there is no restriction on use of #16 as a calling ch...
by JB-NL
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

Re: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?

it is odd, from a kayakers perspective.
Reason it is, while scanning, you might want to make a call and do it just when Channel 16 is on. This would disturb the radio-traffic/communication.

JB
by JB-NL
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

VHF handheld ans scan-function, allowed in the UK?

Hi Guys
Just a question, is in the UK allowed to have the scan function on the VHF handheld enabled?
As in the Netherlands this is not allowed.

Best regards,

JB
by JB-NL
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayak tragedy on chilean lake
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Re: kayak tragedy on chilean lake

The founder of TNF...
JB
by JB-NL
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Accessibility of sea kayaking
Replies: 8
Views: 2552

Re: Accessibility of sea kayaking

This year we had a weekend with young kids on salt water, a lot of fun and joy for the kids, and also something with kayaking on salt water. For 2016 we will run a pilot of 2 weekends in the Netherlands and see if we can challenge these kids and let them have a joyful experience with kayaking on sal...
by JB-NL
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Re: Why?

In line with Sir Edmund Hillary, although roling is a smaller achievement:
Why rolling? Because it can be done ;-)

JB
by JB-NL
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is this a sea kayak?
Replies: 29
Views: 5807

Re: Is this a sea kayak?

Just in case any one (apart from norb) is not yet convinced that sails are integral to sea kayaking then the following may change your mind. This book " Inuit Kayaks in Canada: A Review of Historical Records and Construction " by EY Arima has some interesting information about Inuit kayak sails whi...
by JB-NL
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is this a sea kayak?
Replies: 29
Views: 5807

Re: Is this a sea kayak?

I would say every vessel is as seaworthy as its crew....

For some years ago, there was a guy from Finland, that did some paddling around the Nordkapp in folding kayak with an outrigger.
Had some movies on his website. but hard to retrieve..

JB
by JB-NL
Sat May 16, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How yotties see us?
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: How yotties see us?

It is also a matter of inattentional blindness...
And then it does not matter how bright your colours are....they will just not see you...
So, better be safe then sorry,

JB
by JB-NL
Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How to turn my Nordkapp in strong wind?
Replies: 41
Views: 5564

Re: How to turn my Nordkapp in strong wind?

If a boat is trimmed well, ie, the right balance of weight in each end, it will usually turn adequately. Unfortunately, the ideal trim can change as the wind increases. If in doubt, a bit more weight in the front, compared to a neutral trim, is safer, as it means the boat will tend to turn upwind -...
by JB-NL
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Instant Paddler Feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Instant Paddler Feedback

Sure? What date was it when it was posted form Australia on this forum...?

JB