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by active4seasons
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H hammer
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: P&H hammer

Don't forget the Jackson Karma RG, a better boat than the hammer IMHO - try one in big stuff - its great!
by active4seasons
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Good boat for surfing and short coastal days?
Replies: 30
Views: 4409

Re: Good boat for surfing and short coastal days?

Hi Mat,
We met at the recent Storm Gathering - thanks for the hat by the way. Will drop you an email. Might neet to try the new Corelite X?
Ollie
by active4seasons
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Good boat for surfing and short coastal days?
Replies: 30
Views: 4409

Re: Good boat for surfing and short coastal days?

It just goes to show, certain boats suit certain people. I agree about the SP Mark, great day boat but I would have to say it is a more dynamic surf kayak than the Delphin. A beginner would disagree as the Delphin is more reassuring but less dynamic IMHO.
by active4seasons
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Good boat for surfing and short coastal days?
Replies: 30
Views: 4409

Re: Good boat for surfing and short coastal days?

To just clarify Mark, The Delphin 155 is too stable if you want to progress your skills to surfing and handling a real sea kayak. By that I mean being able to steer your kayak on a green wave using edge control, the Delphin's bow has the effect of turning back into a surf away from a bongo. This is ...
by active4seasons
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Good boat for surfing and short coastal days?
Replies: 30
Views: 4409

Re: Good boat for surfing and short coastal days?

No connections with Valley and I have the following rm's in my fleet: Valley Gemini SP Jackson Karma RG Tiderace Vortex I have used both the Delphin 150 and 155 Gemini is the best day, rockhopping, surf kayak by far IMHO (-ve's weak seat and poor hatches) Jackson Karma is the best pure rock hopping ...
by active4seasons
Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Wobbly Corryvreckans ^
Replies: 9
Views: 2126

Re: Wobbly Corryvreckans ^

In my experience it is the shaft that wears on the inside of the femail end and can't see this is repairable. I along with a few of my clients have glued them into a one piece and use them for rockhopping and surfing with confidence, which wasn't the case when they were 2 piece.

Ollie
by active4seasons
Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Drysuit newbie help
Replies: 10
Views: 2049

Re: Drysuit newbie help

I have had both the 220 and 330 and highly recommend them, the new zip works great on the 330.

Ollie
by active4seasons
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Second hand boat wanted.
Replies: 11
Views: 2028

Re: Second hand boat wanted.

Might be worth giving us an idea of budget?

Many boats for sale - give us a clue as to size/weight aims etc. and I am sure you will get something you want?

I have a Prijon rm Sea Yak for sale:

http://www.active4seasons.co.uk/about-us/for-sale/

£365 in Northumberland

Thanks

Ollie
by active4seasons
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delphin 150 Surf for sale:
Replies: 7
Views: 2133

Re: Delphin 150 Surf for sale:

Hi Rog,

Any chance of some pics please:
objay@hotmail.com

Thanks

Ollie
by active4seasons
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle dilemma/durability
Replies: 35
Views: 5485

Re: Paddle dilemma/durability

Hi Simon, I have a very nice pair of VE (Vertical Element) Explorer cranks and they are bomb proof. I have tried to break them on many rocks (don't ask or look at my Facebook page as it might give away the reasons I hit rocks!) The paddle is fairly heavy at 1200gms but the glass blades and carbon sh...
by active4seasons
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Expedition style drysuits^
Replies: 69
Views: 9521

Re: Expedition style drysuits^

Interesting discussion as always. My Typhoon is getting tired and I am tempted to send it back to them to get tested, it has been very well used over the last 5/6 years? I am interested in 'long term tests' rather than all the new ones that come out in the mags - Douglas - you da man for this! How l...
by active4seasons
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Werner powerhouse cranked fs
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Werner powerhouse cranked fs

Are these still for sale?
Thanks,

Ollie
by active4seasons
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Mad River Explorer 14 Open Canoe for sale Northumberland
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Mad River Explorer 14 Open Canoe for sale Northumberland

Hi there, I have a used Mad River Explorer 14 open canoe for sale. I am looking for £675ono. It is a few years old but has had relatively little use and only on up to grade 2 water so no major gouges. This is a very stable boat and suitable for 2 adults on flat water, 1 adult and child or adult solo...
by active4seasons
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Winter Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Winter Sale

Bumping up
any offers?
by active4seasons
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Winter Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Winter Sale

Kari-tek is now gone, thanks.

Any offers on the kayaks?

Ollie
by active4seasons
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Winter Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Winter Sale

Too many boats so need a clear out, Mega Surf Kayak rm Red £285 ovno - Excellent condition - hardly used due to it being too small for me, I am nearly six foot and 13 stone with size 10 feet - website says I should fit but not comfortable. http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y276/active4seasons/Boats%2...
by active4seasons
Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Oregon ATC5K and 4GB card for sale.
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Oregon ATC5K and 4GB card for sale.

Hi there,
My ATC 9 has just died so in need of a temp replacement whilst I send it back. I can offer you £35 for the camera.

Thanks,

Ollie
by active4seasons
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Kit for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Kit for sale

What size are the trousers?
Thanks.
by active4seasons
Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best cheap Olympus tough waterproof camera
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Best cheap Olympus tough waterproof camera

Thanks for all your advice guys,

Gone with an Olympus tough 320, £120 ish.

Great pics Stu.

Thanks,

Ollie
by active4seasons
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best cheap Olympus tough waterproof camera
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Best cheap Olympus tough waterproof camera

Hi Guys, Need some advice from the people that know. I have used loads of different waterproof cameras and currently using the Canon D10. Looking for a cheap one for my nephew who, in all honesty, is quite likely to loose it during his up coming ski season so done want to spend too much. Anyone know...
by active4seasons
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Mega Maveric - surf kayak for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Mega Maveric - surf kayak for Sale

Hi there, I am selling my nearly new Surf kayak - just too small for me - I have tried but it is just too painful!!! This is Mega's Roto moulded kayak in Red and has a set of carbon fins and rear air bags fitted. Pics on my photobucket account: http://s7.beta.photobucket.com/user/active4seasons/libr...
by active4seasons
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Marine charts for Android smartphones
Replies: 9
Views: 2196

Re: Marine charts for Android smartphones

Just an update for those new to the dark art. Memory map now available on Android, works well and can get both chart and O/S loaded. Can use as a GPS and log trips, measure distances etc. License is a bit of a faf but ring them if you are struggling. I booked a phone session with their tech guys and...
by active4seasons
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Sea Kayak Demo day - Northumberland 30th June 12
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Sea Kayak Demo day - Northumberland 30th June 12

Okay, maybe I got the weather wrong, it has been miserable here this week but that wont stop us. Plenty of facilities including a burger van offering teas and coffees and possibly even an ice cream van if the sun shows its face! Mike Nelson from North shore and Valley will be there as well as Jimski...
by active4seasons
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak advice needed
Replies: 26
Views: 2164

Re: Sea kayak advice needed

Please see events page for info on Demo day in Northumberland this Sat,
cheers,

Ollie J
by active4seasons
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on Android-friendly tidal-stream Apps
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: Advice on Android-friendly tidal-stream Apps

Navionics is great and you also get land on google earth (satellite) so you have both land and sea available on screen at the same time - I don't know of any GPS that does this? The route measuring facility is great too. As mentioned you only get tidal flow from the marked tidal diamonds but don't k...
by active4seasons
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which video camera?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Which video camera?

Hi Kate, I have used quite a few different models. In my opinion it is best to go with a deck mount slightly raised. I have used a few different types of tripod and now buy really cheap £1.50 ones knowing they are going to give up anyway - I have used expensive ones (Gorilla) and they have broken or...
by active4seasons
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Sea Kayak Demo day - Northumberland 30th June 12
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Sea Kayak Demo day - Northumberland 30th June 12

Hi there, Anyone looking to try out a sea kayak Active 4 Seasons is hosting a demo day down at the Beadnell Bay car park on Sat 30th June. The day before the Annual Coquet Island race. Kayaks from North Shore, Valley, P and H and possibly Tiderace? We will be there from 10am and I will be on the wat...
by active4seasons
Tue May 01, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: North East Kayaking buddies.
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: North East Kayaking buddies.

Hi there, I run Active4seasons and am based up North of you near Berwick but I run a sea kayak gang trip once a month for intermediate to advanced paddlers who are looking to get back into paddling or looking to meet other paddlers. It is also an opportunity to learn more about trip planning as we t...
by active4seasons
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A ride to Remember...
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: A ride to Remember...

Fantastic memorial, thanks for sharing Mike.

Ollie