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by Phil
Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safety widgets
Replies: 47
Views: 22069

Re:Radio stuff

<t>Hi Mike,<br/> getting bored with this too.<br/> mines on page 6 and I think the key-word is "there"<br/> Being "legit" (as Chris puts it) is one less thing to be paranoid about! However my original response was to whether there was any form of registration for kayaks like MMSI, for kayaks there i...
by Phil
Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sponsored paddle
Replies: 0
Views: 487

Sponsored paddle

<r>There is a sponsored paddle in aid of the RNLI on the river Dee on Saturday 24th July.<br/> Commencing from Chester Sailing and Canoeing club Boat Park, Sandy Lane Chester from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.<br/> <br/> Proposed paddles are to Farndon and return (22 miles)<br/> and Ecclestone ferry and retu...
by Phil
Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safety widgets
Replies: 47
Views: 22069

Re: Re:Radio stuff

<t>Re paperwork:<br/> You will find it in the terms booklet for your SPRL mike, para 5 "identification of transmissions"<br/> 1/Name of vessel<br/> 2/"T" reference<br/> 3/"MMSI"<br/> 4/ Hovercraft registration mark.<br/> as the last two are obviously redundant, that just leaves 1 and 2.<br/> yes I a...
by Phil
Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safety widgets
Replies: 47
Views: 22069

Re:Radio stuff

Just to add a little to the anorak debate: When you licence your set, and we all do dont we? downloadable forms here www.radiolicencecentre.co.uk/rlc/ You are issued with a T-number in lieu of a callsign, because as Mike points out, the set can be used on more than one vessel, this number becomes yo...
by Phil
Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Liquid Logic Airhead for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 794

still for sale

Still for sale if anyone is interested???

Go on make me an offer :D
by Phil
Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safety widgets
Replies: 47
Views: 22069

Re: Safety widgets

Hope you remembered the Aquasac Mark!
"the only truly waterproof thing is a frogs ear"
I think that was Derek Hutchinson.

Did you claim salvage on the dingy?
(may pay for all your widgets)

Phil
by Phil
Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps: water levels?
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

alps levels

<t>Was also around the south alps last week and though levels were fine med-high mostly. The Ubaye was at a farily high level. Stuff like the Gyr and Gyronde looked a bit low when it wasn't sunny enough for the snow to melt properly. You should have a great time.<br/> <br/> PS take lots of spare pad...
by Phil
Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Photo competition - well, why not?
Replies: 86
Views: 7837

pics

The etive pic looks like its crack of dawn or doom (dont seem to be able to remember names well) either way its the one that lands in about 6 inches of water.

As for that guil pic what time of year was that pic taken.

by Phil
Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Oilean
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Oilean

Official publishing release 25th June Mark. Next Friday.
Phil
by Phil
Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safety widgets
Replies: 47
Views: 22069

Re: Drilling

Whats wrong with kite string and a swiss army knife?
use the thing for getting stones out of horses hoofs, if you cant get spares buy a beachball, they make great emergency hole fillers and it will make a change from Frizbee!
Phil
by Phil
Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safety widgets
Replies: 47
Views: 22069

Drilling

<t>Hi Jim<br/> Skegs a little sticky, but still operable,I also carry a spare wire now (taped to a bulkhead), the original which jammed in the Summer Isles was standard Valley stiff wire and bent in the skegbox, after an illuminating afternoon with Dave I now know how to fix it and use very bendy wi...
by Phil
Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safety widgets
Replies: 47
Views: 22069

Epoxy putty

<t>Hi Simon,<br/> I assume that both Jim and I are refering to the same "stuff", its a two part epoxy stick,(Aquabond repair putty) I normally just cut off a small bit and carry it in my PFD in a film can. It is used by kneading the inner and outer bits together (its a bit like cannelloni!), its usa...
by Phil
Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safety widgets
Replies: 47
Views: 22069

Re: safety widgets

<t>Excellent advise from Jim, and I can confirm he wears a helmet! several times I wish I had had the forthought.<br/> We tend to break safety equipment (widgets or gubbins if you prefer) into SELF, BOAT and GROUP.<br/> SELF<br/> 1 night / day flare (these are rather nice double ended things)<br/> E...
by Phil
Fri Jun 04, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaking in conwall near Rinsey?
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Goat boaters

<t>The term is derived from kayakers propensity to "drop in",<br/> goats headbut things and cause damage, they are also not known for their compliance or good manners.<br/> hence "goatboaters"<br/> <br/> Phil<br/> <br/> ps. Bodyboarders are also known as "plates of meat"<br/> the foodchain model is ...
by Phil
Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can I achieve a short report?
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

can I achieve a short report?

<t>Sounds like a good trip Jim, got a report from Glenn all about it.<br/> Didnt do the Minch after all, Pete dropped out so following the rule of less than three there must never be we roped in Brian from the pub and circumnavigated Jura. five days one rest day. Went from Easedale to Eilean Dubh Be...
by Phil
Thu May 27, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Liquid Logic Airhead for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 794

price drop

price is now down to £400
by Phil
Wed May 19, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recycling
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Recycling

After damaging my boat beyond repair I was wondering if re-cycling boats can still be done?

if so how much would you get per boat and how much would it cost?

cheers
by Phil
Tue May 18, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tides^
Replies: 25
Views: 18356

re: tides

Will be starting on the hebrides trip next monday Jim, so its a bit short notice I realise!
Sorry to hear your shoulders crook, get well soon.
Pembroke dates are last week in July first weeks in August usually, will let you know nearer the time?
Phil
by Phil
Tue May 18, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: s8 225 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 436

s8 225 for sale

<r>s8 225 yellow with some orange<br/> £450 with spray deck included<br/> was bought new just over a year ago<br/> in great nick with syncro4 fitting<br/> in scotland but could ship to northern england<br/> <br/> contact phil<br/> mobile: 07961815591<br/> email: <EMAIL email="philmark01@hotmail.com"...
by Phil
Fri May 14, 2004 10:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tides^
Replies: 25
Views: 18356

Re:Tides

<t>Good question! answer is, not at all, however the overall picture may create anomalies, Sound of Harris possibly?.<br/> Springs always priming?<br/> Umm, well no again,if you imagine that the water on the earth bulges towards the moon and also bulges towards the sun also each has an opposite anti...
by Phil
Fri May 14, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: paddling around Manchester
Replies: 16
Views: 1832

paddling mancheser

Hey theres lots of paddling round manchester
theres the Bollin by manchester airport, grade 2/3
the Goyt, Mersey, Etherow, Tame an Irwell
All are about grade 2/3 Irwell gets to 4 in high water.
all are good fun but water quality is poor.

Phil
:x
by Phil
Fri May 14, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tides^
Replies: 25
Views: 18356

Tides

<t>Quite right Jim, basically describes whether high water occurrs before or after the moons transit of the meridian.<br/> Between new and first quarter and full and last quarter=Prime, HW before transit.<br/> Between first quarter and full and last quarter and new=Lag, HW after transit.<br/> Its al...
by Phil
Wed May 12, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Liquid Logic Airhead for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Liquid Logic Airhead for sale

<t>Airhead, Blue, <br/> less than 1 year old, <br/> used on one trip to nepal (2 weeks) and at hpp, <br/> scratched but no major damage, big boy playboat!<br/> <br/> Quick sale wanted<br/> <br/> Collect from Nottingham/HPP<br/> <br/> Price £425 ono<br/> <br/> Contact Phil on<br/> <br/> Mobile 07949 ...
by Phil
Wed May 12, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tides^
Replies: 25
Views: 18356

Tides

<t>Hi Jim<br/> Nice to hear your back, have a good time with the colonials?<br/> Ive managed to persuade K and the Admiral to do a level 3 Sea training course, its a kind of an attempt to address the lack of local training so its being held on the Wirral (Dee estuary). It doesn't stand still very lo...
by Phil
Tue May 11, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tides^
Replies: 25
Views: 18356

Tides

<t>Nigel is quite right in saying the twelths rule is for height prediction, although I know that people use it as a ready reckoner for tidal stream flow. The thirds rule is just a simplified version realy. The problem with rules as Douglas points out is that they dont always apply, for instance the...
by Phil
Mon May 10, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Adhesives
Replies: 15
Views: 9650

Adhesives

If you could source me a "round tuit" my wife would be extremely grateful........
by Phil
Sun May 09, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towlines, again.
Replies: 2
Views: 622

towlines

<t>I have, My earliest paddling partner (also Phil) and myself both had pretty much the arrangment you describe ie slightly offset combined fairlead and cam. The baseplate of the fairlead/jammer needs to be angled so its easy to release ie about 45/50 degrees to the centreline.A quick check on my ol...
by Phil
Tue May 04, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: So...which Paddle?
Replies: 17
Views: 9577

paddles

spelling
seems to have occurred about 5.15, thats Stella time isn't it?
Phil
by Phil
Tue May 04, 2004 1:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: So...which Paddle?
Replies: 17
Views: 9577

paddles

<t>I assume from the "get your coat" reference that you think the previous posting was was from me, I assure you Nigel, it was not. I would have gone with the inserting a joint, and feeling a lot more relaxed about it afterwards angle............<br/> Phil Nordcapp Guru, apparently<br/> by the way y...
by Phil
Mon May 03, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tonight, 030504, 2300hrs...
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Tele

Set the video Nigel I havnt got cable or a dish thing and Id really like to see it,
Suppose surprised wouldnt do archipelagos either eh? :D

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