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by Incayak
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Adjusting Silva 70p compass
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Re: Adjusting Silva 70p compass

I fitted the same compass to a P&H Cetus and had to trim the plastic plate substantially to fit the recess in the deck. Without trimming the plate it just wouldn't fit flush to the deck. I drilled out the holes to accept stainless steel button head screws (from Screwfix) and fitted all together with...
by Incayak
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Polarised glasses?
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Polarised glasses?

Absolutely yes if you plan to paddle under a big bright yellow sun, polarised lenses cut out solar glare thus improving visibility and reducing the strain on your eyes.
by Incayak
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 4144

Re: Paddle recommendations?

Dude, you've got a serious chip on your shoulder
by Incayak
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS: P&H Hammer
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Re: FS: P&H Hammer

Lovely photo !!
by Incayak
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats
Replies: 22
Views: 2497

Re: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats

Whatever works for you, I've towed plenty and would always go for a taught line with a bungee in parallel to reduce the snatch between strokes.
by Incayak
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats
Replies: 22
Views: 2497

Re: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats

You've assembled a nice bit of kit but if this tow line is permanently elasticated then the towing paddler will be constantly pumping kinetic energy into the bungee and so tire (more) quickly. This doesn't happen when towing with a taut line. The reason why the bungee should be in parallel with the ...
by Incayak
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Dry suit?
Replies: 22
Views: 7218

Re: Best Dry suit?

Check this out Sprucey, it's within your budget. https://www.typhoon-int.co.uk/news/the-brand-new-max-b-drysuit/ Its made from tough material, is good fitting and has neoprene neck and cuffs which are waterproof, comfortable and more durable than latex. Extra seals on ankles, cuffs and neck keep you...
by Incayak
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lendal Norkskapp button failure
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Lendal Norkskapp button failure

You'll get a response if you post this in the Sea Kayaking section . . . . [thread moved by Moderator]

Does the paddle have the Lendal padlock system? (Push button and allen key screw)
by Incayak
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Muckle Flugga
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: Muckle Flugga

It's up there with Wagga Wagga
by Incayak
Sun May 29, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BAs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1522

Re: BAs?

Because they conceal muscle definition
by Incayak
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Patching neoprene
Replies: 9
Views: 1762

Re: Patching neoprene

Thanks guys,
that tip's the icing on the cake.
Cheers
David
by Incayak
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Patching neoprene
Replies: 9
Views: 1762

Re: Patching neoprene

Thanks all for the tips on neoprene repair.

Black Witch did the trick - it does a very good job and is easy to use - the tube is now part of my repair kit.
by Incayak
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Patching neoprene
Replies: 9
Views: 1762

Patching neoprene

Any tips please on repairing a neoprene spraydeck? It's starting to rub through at the combing. Thanks!
by Incayak
Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New drysuit
Replies: 11
Views: 1844

Re: New drysuit

Just a wee note in favour of neoprene . . . . . . My first drysuit was an "entry level" Typhoon suit with latex seals - despite caring for the suit as per the general recommendations, I had to replace all the latex seals over the 5 years I used that suit. The suit itself remains waterproof to this d...
by Incayak
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weather by text to a mobile phone
Replies: 10
Views: 2140

Re: Weather by text to a mobile phone

Do these SMS services provide as much coastal / off-shore cover as the CG marine forecast broadcast via VHF? I've found the CG weather service sufficient to plug the gap when exploring beyond 3G access to XC Weather etc. It's certainly accurate enough for users to decide whether to launch or retire ...
by Incayak
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H rope skeg^
Replies: 24
Views: 5088

Re: P&H rope skeg

You're not alone on this Rich, here's my recent experience with the the P&H "rope" skeg. My Cetus is about 18 months old now and the skeg just got stiffer and stiffer over the winter until it jammed completely. The theory behind this skeg system is great but it seems that in my case poor manufacturi...
by Incayak
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shoulder care
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Shoulder care

Seek a medic?
by Incayak
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How many sea kayaks...
Replies: 15
Views: 2614

Re: How many sea kayaks...

Question from my neighbour recently:
"How come you've got three kayaks?"
Answer:
"Because I've just sold one"

My response to the OP's question is the storage limitation factor.
by Incayak
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Galapagos!
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Galapagos!

SOTs available for local hire. Access to park areas is restricted to licenced tours. Paddling options are therefore limited to toodling around the port area. You'd still see sea lions, iguanas and many birds. "Proper" seakayaking is probably only organised by the American operators you refer to. The...
by Incayak
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Words fail me...
Replies: 13
Views: 2638

Re: Words fail me...

Happy Christmas to all good people and the Irish! Few if any Irish folk would take offence at this story, it was a load of bollox from the start - as are most of the so-called "Irish" jokes but we laugh at them anyway 'cos we're comfortable with who we are. Furthermore, we are, by and large, also "...
by Incayak
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Broaching your surfski…and how you can prevent it
Replies: 67
Views: 9205

Re: Broaching your surfski…and how you can prevent it

Well, someone has to do it . . . . . . . .

Where does the skeg come into all of this . . . .

. . ... up or down?
by Incayak
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Interaction with shipping
Replies: 41
Views: 3819

Re: Interaction with shipping

Eight pages of info on the topic of seakayaks and radar visibility here: www.seagrant.umaine.edu/files/pdf-global/05raref.pdf The hat on Page 7 seem to be "the way forward". IMO the best option is to assume you are invisible and apply the Green Cross Code. When visibility is poor use Channel 16 to c...
by Incayak
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jacket /bouyancy aid
Replies: 35
Views: 5173

Re: Life jacket /bouyancy aid

Sorry this is a bit off topic but I'm really curious to know what causes my suit to inflate. I vent the suit by squatting etc. and just as an experiment, have tried the wading up to my chest idea a couple of times. Makes no difference, after an hour or so of hard paddling the suit is inflated. Duri...
by Incayak
Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jacket /bouyancy aid
Replies: 35
Views: 5173

Re: Life jacket /bouyancy aid

Regarding the life jacket option, has anyone experience of paddling when wearing one inflated?
eg.. re-entry and roll scenario, subsequent paddle out of danger, repacking for the next swim.
by Incayak
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Additional Solent hazard
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Additional Solent hazard

Might have been the same pilot?
by Incayak
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Valley Gemini SP RM
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: Valley Gemini SP RM

Raecarter82 wrote:Oh really! He has that lovely anus now though?
Is this what you really mean?
by Incayak
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Odeo Flare^
Replies: 111
Views: 21272

Re: Odeo Flare^

The LEDs create a wider arc of visibility than the laser which emits a more directional light and had to be aimed. (I think). It looks like a really good alternative to pyro flares but Odeo should conduct a series of tests with HMCG / RNLI etc. to prove their product's performance.
by Incayak
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which VHF
Replies: 19
Views: 2193

Re: Which VHF

I too have the Standard Horizon HX280E and am pleased with it. Its features and performance are very similar to the ICOM equivalent although the HX280 continues to pick up transmissions when my paddling partners' ICOM's seem to be out of range. Customer service from SH is excellent, when my battery ...
by Incayak
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak ID
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: Kayak ID

I cut the fibreglass seat out of my Seaking and glued a foam seat to the hull. I fitted the foam seat with side panels that is linked to in one of the previous posts. It fits into the cockpit perfectly, just needs a foam wedge to fill the "vee" in the hull to create a flat bottomed base. Whatever yo...
by Incayak
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak ID
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: Kayak ID

It's a SeaKing - great for surfing!