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by Craig Addison
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fishguard rescue^
Replies: 47
Views: 5874

Re: Fishguard rescue

Glad everyone is safe and well, it looks like the trip was well planned. I could post many comments about what could have/did go wrong but I guess this has been discussed by those concerned in great length and there's no point in me coming to the same conclusions. Hindsight is a wonderful thing! Wit...
by Craig Addison
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kirton M-Ocean or Tasman double
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Re: Kirton M-Ocean or Tasman double

Why not try contacting Kirton? they used to have demo boats available, the m-ocean is a fairly short double, though quite stable with a fair turn of speed but definately not an Aleut! not sure if A S Watersports in Exeter deal with Kirton, but I would definately give Kirton a bell & try and arrange ...
by Craig Addison
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Multi-days - please do my homework for me
Replies: 38
Views: 2431

Re: Multi-days - please do my homework for me

Mark R wrote:
Craig Addison wrote:perhaps you could aknowledge the origin of the title in your text
I already did ... but I'll see if I can namecheck Mr H in there too.
Thanks Mark, I'll tell them to read things properly in future!
by Craig Addison
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Multi-days - please do my homework for me
Replies: 38
Views: 2431

Re: Multi-days - please do my homework for me

Another good article Mark, just a point about about the title, the paddler logo & phrase "a special kind of freedom" http://www.seakayaking.org.uk/images/header.jpg was designed by Derek Hutchinson for the sole use of the BCU Sea Touring Committee and he has not licensed it for use by anybondy else,...
by Craig Addison
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Any stations near a south coast beach?
Replies: 19
Views: 934

Re: Any stations near a south coast beach?

Lymington Pier Station, you don't get much closer to the water than this, it stops right by the Isle of Wight ferrry terminal, so if you fancy a trip over to the island you can always get the ferry back, if Steve Beith's reading this he'll know the ferry times!
by Craig Addison
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Blue Moon Paddle
Replies: 2
Views: 623

chucky-matty wrote:Sounds like a top bloke and a top weekend!
Any photo's of the weekend Mark?
Ha ha, Mark's gone all arty farty now, paddling shots are out, sunsets are the new action shots!
Thanks for the talk Mark, here's to the next phase.
by Craig Addison
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Committee boats + Cwm Pennant
Replies: 3
Views: 865

<r>Hi, there are four Northstar Doubles located around the country, One double is based at Rutland water, one with the Midland canoe club (Derby), one at New Milton (Hampshire), and one in Axminster (Devon), email <EMAIL email="stc@seakayaking.org.uk">stc@seakayaking.org.uk</EMAIL> or <EMAIL email="...
by Craig Addison
Fri May 30, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayaking - want to have a go...
Replies: 35
Views: 4152

<r>Come on down to the East Devon sea kayaking weekend June 14th & 15th, contact Andy Proctor <EMAIL email="procbuild2002@hotmail.com">procbuild2002@hotmail.com</EMAIL> camping based weekend with informal day paddles, it may be possibleto borrow/hire a sea kayak by prior arrangement, camping at ...
by Craig Addison
Fri May 30, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Langham Farm Slalom Frome
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

Good to hear this one is still going, had some good weekends here even though I broke a borrowed boat. 12 or so years on I'm still crap!
by Craig Addison
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solar Chargers^
Replies: 26
Views: 9995

The charger looks ok but you would be better off opting for a more up to date 'phone Nick! I am going to order one of these: http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/store/assets/images/product/emecha/emecha_lg.jpg http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/outdoor-travel/tools-survival/emergency-phone-charger/index.html
by Craig Addison
Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Immersion Research RexKwonDo kayaking shorts £20!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 868

I found a pair of these at the SWCS in the AS Watersports shop bargain bin for a tenner, how lucky was that!!
by Craig Addison
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Own Up
Replies: 11
Views: 1948

MikeB wrote:Is that part of the new 4* syllabus?
Yeah I think it comes under the environmentally aware subsection, apparently UKCC are deliberating over the length of time needed for the module and what determines a satisfactory outcome, which is harder to judge now due to the smoking ban in the workplace.
by Craig Addison
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: looking for a new job?
Replies: 21
Views: 2802

Mmmmm, just noticed I'm looking a bit porky in my avatar these days, best start on the laxatives again or is dust better?! But then I am the real Shrek & he would look just wrong after a course at fatfighters.

Question, if you go out on a drinking binge & then throw up, does that make you bulimic?
by Craig Addison
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can we find a better word than s........?
Replies: 28
Views: 3941

What a timely post! We just happen to be organising an event titled "Mad March Meet" and strangely enough will be held in March! exact dates and venue to be confirmed but likely to be in at the Mounbatten Centre, Plymouth. More details shortly.
by Craig Addison
Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P & H Iceflow sea kayak info ?^
Replies: 30
Views: 25747

I had an Icefloe for a few years, thought it was great ubtil I started paddling other boats! As has been said it is a large sea kayak that can hold enough camping equipment for a whole year! Paddles ok with a fair turn of speed in most conditions, but you really don't want to experience quartering s...
by Craig Addison
Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thermarest Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

[quote="Jim"]Er, Craig, it didn't he already said that!

Oops yeah, must read posts properly in future!
by Craig Addison
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thermarest Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Blow it up and fill the bath with water, put thermarest in bath & hold under water, you should see air bubbles coming from where the leak is, you can get repair kits for punctures, worked ok on mine!
by Craig Addison
Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BCU 5 Star
Replies: 8
Views: 2087

"Pre-requisites. Due to the nature of this test and its remit for leadership it is necessary that candidates should show three days logged eexperience of formal training in leadership, safety and rescue, prior to assessment. such experience may be gained on advertised courses, or from endorsement b...
by Craig Addison
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BCU 5 Star
Replies: 8
Views: 2087

You can do a 5* assessment without the training, if you have a letter from a L5 saying he thinks you're up to the mark, This is news to me I thought you could just enrol on an assessment if you thought you were ready for it. Didn't think a training course or exemption letter was now a pre requisite...
by Craig Addison
Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GPS River POIs and unit choice
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

At the end of the day you only get what you pay for, personally I would go for the TomTom or a Garmin or Magellan, the latter two are long established in the gps world and (afaik) both use Ordnance Survey mapping whereas the others all use their own, I doubt if you can transfer POI's from a TomTom t...
by Craig Addison
Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Prat
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

I thought it ended in hole! I think the French may say branleur!
by Craig Addison
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Illuminating your compass.^
Replies: 27
Views: 12146

Silva do (or did) make a light shroud for the 70 compass this is the type fitted to most decks, the kit consists of a shroud that fits to the front of the compass and a 12v led light that fits inside the shroud. It does require a small hole to be drilled to allow the wiring to pass into the bulkhead...
by Craig Addison
Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BCU Sea Symposium
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

I'll be there, weather forecast is good so should be a good weekend, think it's pretty well booked up too.
by Craig Addison
Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cookware / Cookers^
Replies: 78
Views: 26330

I have an optimus nova multi fuel stove which has been wonderfully reliable, but then it always gets a strip down & clean at the start of each season & has not let me down yet, (does taint the food slightly when run on diesel though! diesel is also a bit thick & can block the jet quite easliy too) w...
by Craig Addison
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lleyn peninsular trip
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

It is a wonderful trip & a fantastic area to paddle in, I don't know how much paddling you have done & what distances you are used to but you are suggesting a trip approaching 40 miles over 2 days with camping kit etc., this is fine for experienced paddlers but I would allow an extra night or a shor...
by Craig Addison
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Who paddles what? - the ultimate directory
Replies: 51
Views: 9761

Currently have a Nordkapp Jubilee, Capella RM (doesn't break when you drop it whilst removing it from the roof of the van!) and an old Gaybo Ocean double, big, blue & a bit of a tank with no hatches, had to stockup on dry bags!
by Craig Addison
Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SEA KAYAK DEMO BOATS
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

I would not recommend a novice spending lots of dosh on a boat he has tried for the first time in a sport he has tried for the first time, he might not even like it once he's tried it, best bet is to go to as many symposia & sea kayak events as possible where the suppliers are on hand with boats and...
by Craig Addison
Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: www.liquidblueclothing.com
Replies: 15
Views: 2382

I happen to know both the Liquid Blue proprietor & the guy who does the website & would not hesitate to buy any of their products online. Anyway, my tax office is located in Bournemouth, yet the contact phone number is a Bristol Number. One of my customers is located in Sturminster Marshall yet the ...
by Craig Addison
Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why?
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Why?

Right chaps, off topic subject, why is it that when I enter the froum via rivers my log in is remebered but if i enter the forum via sea I have to log in every time? must be one of those technical glitch thingys, or operator error, no couldn't be!
by Craig Addison
Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: www.seakayaking.org.uk
Replies: 12
Views: 2579

At least I'm not the only person that thinks the BCU site is over complicated & not very user friendly, you have to go round the houses to get anywhere!