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by antbjanne
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Cockpit rim repair
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Cockpit rim repair

You could use something as a former to bridge the soft section,a piece of copper or stainless tubing bent to the correct profile or even a length of flexible hose. I've also made formers up out of sheet metal to match the cockpit rim and shape the repair,depends on how badly damaged it is and how ae...
by antbjanne
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BIKES AND KAYAKS
Replies: 13
Views: 3295

Re: BIKES AND KAYAKS

I am surprised no one has mentioned hills.... Douglas Aye:) You need a smooth,spinning technique and low gearing. I'm 30 mins from my nearest surf beach with a couple of wee hills and towing a surfboat or two plus longboard with homemade trailer I'm down to a 22fr and 34r combo,about the lowest gea...
by antbjanne
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheapest outfitting foam?
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Cheapest outfitting foam?

I buy the 1 x 2 mtr sheets on ebay in various thickness,usually 20mm or similar,there's a few suppliers and laminate that up to the desired size to make backrests/footblocks etc. Works out cheap enough to me.
by antbjanne
Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wet Suits
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Re: Wet Suits

CM2 wrote: Everyone else on the trip was wearing t shirts so ~I did get some jibes for my prudence.
Ah but,if it had all gone wrong you'd have survived in the water and those folk in their T shirts.......
by antbjanne
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Gath rv helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 2353

Re: Gath rv helmet

The visor is quite far from your face and you arent sealed in (say like a full face helmet) so visor steaming doesnt happen for me. I tend not to have it down too far,it stays in position very well,quite stiff in operation. MIne is 7 years old so well scratched. It drains well after rolling. I think...
by antbjanne
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Gath rv helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 2353

Re: Gath rv helmet

Aye,they're superb.
Lightweight and snug,comfortable fit,they reduce your hearing a wee bit even with the vents open but do protect your lugs well. The retractable visor is brill for paddling out or reducing sun glare,obviously over time it gets scratched and opaque but still works well.
by antbjanne
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Backband and Thigh Braces
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Re: WANTED: Backband and Thigh Braces

Is this a plastic Neutron? if it is I'd have a decent backband somewhere as usually make up my own backrest for surf boats. Pm me your address and I could forward it(if I can find it).
As Denzil says,outfitting the boat yourself will give a better result.
by antbjanne
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Surf Kayaks Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 2074

Re: Mega Surf Kayaks Redux

Same here though Boat looks good in first pic.
Will be interested to hear how it compares to your previous,certainly love my Scarab for its performance tho I'm also using a Bullit ic and an S which are way easier to roll too:)
by antbjanne
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Foam Back Rest
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

Re: Foam Back Rest

I'll let someone else post pictures..... Easiest way is to make up a cardboard template,helps if someone else can do that while you're sitting in the boat. Transfer that to your foam and get carving,it'll take a wee bit of work trimming to suit. You can always glue foam back on if you cut off too mu...
by antbjanne
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kokatat custom sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Kokatat custom sizing

Not quite that but I did order a special through the Oban Sea kayak shop. Went to one of their open days and tried the suits on,decided the large was too loose a fit and the medium was spot on but just a wee bit short. So I ordered a medium with an extra 2" in the leg length and its a superb fit for...
by antbjanne
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Identifying surf boat Construction
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: Identifying surf boat Construction

You'll need some close up photos of the inside of the hull and deck to help identify.
In that pic it looks like kevlar weave on the hull so probably that. Just phone Mega and they'll help you to identify what its made from.
by antbjanne
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Decks to fit the Bullitt S
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

Re: Decks to fit the Bullitt S

Same as Denzil,Peak deck though I just use the standard one.
by antbjanne
Sun May 04, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Someone recommend me a surf boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: Someone recommend me a surf boat?

Composite will give you a better choice, far better to use and you´re an ideal weight for a range of boats. Bullit S is very nice,friendly to use yet a high performer as you progress. You can find some old Cyclones kicking about,our club has managed to get three and we start folk off in those and th...
by antbjanne
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Removing corroded footrest bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Re: Removing corroded footrest bolt

Start with a small drill and work up to the size required prob 5 or 6 mil. Use decent new,sharp drills,work slowly and keep the drill and bolt head cool by spraying with water or similar so as not to melt the composite,should work.
by antbjanne
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 4 star surf Scotland training and assessment
Replies: 0
Views: 233

4 star surf Scotland training and assessment

Hello Is anyone out there wanting to do their 4*surf? I'd like to but Glenmore dont have any dates for courses due to a lack of participants. If I could get a few folk together we could approach the lodge and they might put a course on. I think we'd need at least three,pref four. Alternatively does ...
by antbjanne
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Moray coast this weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Moray coast this weekend

I'm local but I'll probably continue with some skiing this weekend as conditions are brill. You could try posting on FB,look up Deveron canoe Club or there's the Moray club,both have active sea paddlers. This weekend's conditions are looking reasonably benign,various bits of the coast are brill,Find...
by antbjanne
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Neutron advice.
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Re: Mega Neutron advice.

sit in the boat and get someone to make out a cardboard template profiled to fit you and the rear of the cockpit. Use that to cut out the basic shape(I use a bread knife or any fine serrated blade) then you have to "fit" the backrest so it fits snug into the back of the cockpit. It will take a wee w...
by antbjanne
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Canoe polo boat for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Canoe polo boat for sale

Is this still available?
by antbjanne
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gath helmets - opinions please!
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: Gath helmets - opinions please!

How often do you use your visor and does it get scratched to hell when putting it up/down from sand trapped between the visor and helmet ? Aye,the visor is fairly scratched/cloudy by now though I've never seen much reason to replace it. I mostly use it as a sun visor or very handy as a face shield ...
by antbjanne
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gath helmets - opinions please!
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: Gath helmets - opinions please!

They're superb,I've had one for 5 years now. Visor stays in place very well,snug and close fitting,measurements and sizing worked very well for me(large too) I use mine as a general ww lid too,only downside is they do reduce your hearing even with vents open. With water temperatures up here in NE sc...
by antbjanne
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Courier
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Kayak Courier

perhaps change your post to "looking for someone to courier a kayak" or similar?

Depending on whereabouts in the country it is you might find some helpful person on here who could oblige....
by antbjanne
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can you help?
Replies: 11
Views: 1156

Re: Can you help?

Bucaneer in Macduff have various units in stock
by antbjanne
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Van Roof Bars
Replies: 12
Views: 1073

Re: Van Roof Bars

Glazing vans use side racks so I'm fairly certain it would be feasible if done as neatly as possible.

As a very proud owner of a new Karitek rack on my sprinter van I'd strongly recommend one though or have a word with them as I'm sure they could come up with a solution.
by antbjanne
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Riot Nija and Sword Surf Kayaks arrive
Replies: 20
Views: 1909

Re: Riot Nija and Sword Surf Kayaks arrive

Has anyone bought or used these boats this year,in particular the Sword?

Our club is possibly looking at buying one for novices to use so would be interested in any experience of how they surf,build quality etc?

Peak is charging very little for the Ninja,seems an incredible bargain....
by antbjanne
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surf Kayak, Some Advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 1147

Re: Surf Kayak, Some Advice please

"Are these club owned boats that you would be willing to let others try, subject to either joining or coming to some 'arrangement' ?" Aye,those three are all club plastic boats,we're about to get a plastic Maverick too to add to the collection. If you're keen to have a shot of them I'll ask one of t...
by antbjanne
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surf Kayak, Some Advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 1147

Re: Surf Kayak, Some Advice please

Whereabouts in the NE are you? In our club(Deveron kayakers,based in Banff) we've a plastic Neutron(which would be fine for you,RV would be better if you wanted a composite version),also a Valley plastic Storm(think it is,cant quite remember) and a Riot plastic surf kayak which is a wee bit tight fo...
by antbjanne
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Moderate Water Surf Assessments???
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Re: Moderate Water Surf Assessments???

Glenmore is doing a Surf Moderate Water Coach Training/ Assessment on November 1/2 according to the SCA surf calendar.
Check with http://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk/ as some of these courses dont run due to lack of numbers.
by antbjanne
Thu May 06, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Protecting inside of composite hull from foot wear?
Replies: 28
Views: 2081

Re: Protecting inside of composite hull from foot wear?

Yup,wee while back I removed the seat from my composite surf kayak to find it wearing very nearly through the hull.Repaired the damage and glassed the seat in to try and prevent future damage,worth having a check there!
by antbjanne
Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surf....I am dumb
Replies: 29
Views: 1903

Re: Surf....I am dumb

"As always I'm crap at explaining things but hopefully some of this makes sense." Not at all Ryan,that's a straightforward explanation for a fairly inexperienced paddler like myself to work on and I reckon I can break it down into steps to try and learn it,hopefully without trashing my flaky shoulde...
by antbjanne
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surf....I am dumb
Replies: 29
Views: 1903

Re: Surf....I am dumb

"Top tip was a tricky woo stern pirouette type thing. When I got nailed and the wave wanted to back loop me I kept my right hand paddle in and turned my head round to the right... End result was either coming out of the break without a beating, upright facing the shore, or still on the wave upright ...