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by John N
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Katana
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Dagger Katana

I can't help with this as you have don't have the ERGO outfitting. But I could have a look at the club one tomorrow if it would be of any help. I've paddled our club one extensively on the R.Thames (benign conditions and over all 3 local weirs) and never had a problem with directional stability. Hop...
by John N
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Katana
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Dagger Katana

Palm offered me the choice of a new seat posted to me, or to have a re-fit done in the factory. As PALM is just over 2 hours from me (and I am enjoying retirement) I opted for the latter. There were a few minor issues that should not have got past QC, I doubt these issues would have caused the same ...
by John N
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Katana
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Dagger Katana

I'm currently dealing with a John Dilley, Operations manager. Had a discussion with him this morning and will be having a further one this afternoon (possibly tomorrow a.m.). I'm currently in the process of taking a series of photo's with centrelines, spirit levels and plumb weights to fully illustr...
by John N
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Katana
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Dagger Katana

That's a nice video, PolecatApollo. What river(s) where you on and what sort of seas did you paddle it in?
by John N
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Katana
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Dagger Katana

Well, I've sent pictures and an explanatory e-mail to Dagger (Europe) followed up by a phone call and was hoping to hear from Customer Services today. Hasn't happened, but I was told I was near the bottm of an 85 message in-box. Watch this space!
by John N
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Katana
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Dagger Katana

Yes, I eased of the 4 cockpit rim screws and tapped down to free up the plates. And I'm bolt no.5 is the 4mm allen bolt under the day pocket, which was also loosened. Like wise, I want to get the seat assembly a little further forward to balance the boat with a medium load in the back. I've got very...
by John N
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Katana
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Dagger Katana

Long time since I've posted here, but in need of a little help. On the strength of our clubs Katana 'E' spec. I've treated myself to a Katana 'RIVER' spec with the Contour Ergo River outfitting. Having moved the seat forward a little, I can't get the leg lifter to sit straight. It seems as though on...
by John N
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flasks^
Replies: 49
Views: 10176

Re: Flasks^

My Stanley is still going well (though it's been a while since it was used), but I've had to return another (all matt black crinkly finish - not sure enough of the make to quote a name). This was replaced - no questions asked - but the replacement broke down later. Couldn't be bothered aster that, e...
by John N
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roofrack? Inform your insurer
Replies: 20
Views: 10917

Re: Roofrack? Inform your insurer

What will invalidate your insurance (once you've made sure the rack is covered) is exceeding the weight limits. These apply to both the vehicle itself, and also to the rack. Many modern vehicles are approved to carry 100kg but some smaller and older vehicles may only be approved for 50kg. Different ...
by John N
Tue May 14, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LL REMIX 59
Replies: 0
Views: 837

LL REMIX 59

Is there anyone not to far away from HP14 (High Wycombe - South Bucks) that has a LL Remix 59 that I may be able to have a little paddle in. System X do not have a demo in this size (currently demoing a 69 - but think it might be a bit big) and I would be grateful for the opportunity to try one on t...
by John N
Wed May 08, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Views on LL REMIX?
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: Views on LL REMIX?

Davebrads - You've confirmed a lot of what I feel. It seems that if I'm just out for a casual paddle, either with the club or just moseing along it's not too long before I'm clattering the side of the boat. Definitley need to try a 59 on the water - if I can find one. Doesn't the remix have a very s...
by John N
Wed May 08, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Views on LL REMIX?
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: Views on LL REMIX?

Well I have to say I like the boat, but I'm still unsure about the size. As I'm the first user of this demo I'm a bit reluctant to take it over a weir but I felt happy in the pool below the weir. It certainly felt very stable when I had to move in for an eskimo rescue. I'd be interested to hear from...
by John N
Wed May 08, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Can kayaking change your way of life?
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Can kayaking change your way of life?

Did mine - twice! Late 1097's I and a couple of mates hired boats from a Youth Hostel on the Wye - Welsh Bicknor. Didn't know a thing about it but you didn't worry to much about eventualities so much then. To the best of my memory I think I had something not dissimilar to a slalom boat. Struggled up...
by John N
Tue May 07, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Views on LL REMIX?
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: Views on LL REMIX?

don't like the plastic seat I should have been more specific in that I meant the seat covering. I have found the plastic covering on this to crack and peel on club boats and although mine would be better looked after I'm thinking it is just a matter of time before it goes the same way. I liked the ...
by John N
Tue May 07, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Views on LL REMIX?
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: Views on LL REMIX?

At 5' 4" and with arms shorter than average I found that, in the pool, I was hitting the side of the boat when paddling a lowish angle but this was not so much of a problem on the river where a higher angle was employed. If I get to try the 59 I'm hoping it'll be a little lower on deck height as I'm...
by John N
Mon May 06, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Views on LL REMIX?
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Views on LL REMIX?

Just asking for views / experiences of Liquid Logic REMIX. Currently have a 69 on demo and generally think the quality is O.K., but I might need to demo the 59 as well. Currently weighing a skinny dipping 81kg. both would suit my current needs. Looking for a boat that is a bit easier to paddle mainl...
by John N
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hanging kit to dry / over bath
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Re: Hanging kit to dry / over bath

Thanks Yakdiver

That's the mutts nutts. Don't know why I didn't think of looking somewhere like that before. To close to a John Lewis I suppose.
by John N
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hanging kit to dry / over bath
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Re: Hanging kit to dry / over bath

I've got a chrome curtain bar and fittings to put mine and the sprogs on. Troble is the chrome is more rust now. Getting a stainless steel bar is easy enough but does anyone know were I can by stainless curtain pole fittings?
by John N
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How to lock your Kayak????^
Replies: 33
Views: 12937

Re: How to lock your Kayak????

I use a long double looped cable from Screwfix. http://www.screwfix.com/p/sterling-4-5m-double-loop-vinyl-coated-braided-steel-cable/44084 Make a loop and pass it over one end of the boat, run the cable under any bars / through fixings and make a loop at the other end with a substansial padlock. Won...
by John N
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roof rails - are they worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 9709

Re: Roof rails - are they worth it?

Bring back rain gutters.
by John N
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Poggies or Gloves^
Replies: 33
Views: 4190

Re: Poggies or Gloves

I have PALM POGIES. One of the best paddling presents I've ever had. So good that the sprog bought me some cycling ones last Christmas (though I've been to lazy to confirm if they work yet).
by John N
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: St Kilda, 47 years on, again ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5768

Re: St Kilda, 47 years on, again ?

Well, I e-mailed the I-Player people and just got a rather long winded stock reply that hinted that for any one (or more) of many reasons it was not currently on the I-Player catch up service. I'd appreciate it if someone could let me know how it all ended.

thanks.
by John N
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: St Kilda, 47 years on, again ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5768

Re: St Kilda, 47 years on, again ?

Is this available on I-Player? I can't seem to find it anywhere and if it is time is running out to download and view it. I have tried to e-mail the I-Player people but get as far as a continue button and seem unable to go any further. Any help much appreciatted.
by John N
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thule Roof Bar advice
Replies: 20
Views: 11505

Re: Thule Roof Bar advice

Once you have a boat on top the fuel consumption saved by the bars will be negligible. YOU do take the bars of when not carrying boats don't you?
by John N
Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cameras again
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: Cameras again

I had a PENTAX W60 which I rather liked (now at the bottom of the Pacific due to a strap malfunction) and replaced it with a NIKON AW100 now around 13 months old. I've never had a problem with leakage. I still have an old FUJI with a 3m WP case. As mentioned by Immunogirl they are prone to fog up ab...
by John N
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuits and She Wee(ing)
Replies: 15
Views: 2117

Re: Drysuits and She Wee(ing)

So why are the zips horizontal in the first place - trouser flys aren't. Is it a manufacturing issue? Seems to me that a vertical zip of suitable length would take care of both ends for both genders. I don't (as yet) own a drysuit but i'd have thought that a long zip from the seat to the higher ches...
by John N
Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old aerial pics
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Old aerial pics

Don't stop at the coasts! Inland stuff as well - fascinating. I didn't know Greenford had a trotting track, what with Northolt having a proper racing track just a few miles away. Both now long gone.
by John N
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Yosemite

We did 3 months in the USA last year, 3 days in YOSEMITE. I don't paddle at your level (easy stuff only) but 3 days was insufficient to do the park justice for me. Take full advantage of any / all Ranger led tours and enjoy, whatever you do.
by John N
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roof Rack Systems Karitek and Hullavator
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: Roof Rack Systems Karitek and Hullavator

I don't think the Hullavator is available in the UK anymore. You can get it from the U.S. though. Check out Thule USA site - most people seem happy with this item but not all.
by John N
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on new boats & kit for new club
Replies: 19
Views: 837

Re: Advice on new boats & kit for new club

BROOKBANK have a different price list for club / centre multiple boat & equipment purchase. Might be worth checking out what they can do for you. FUSIONS offer a lot of boat for the bucks and have been reasonably successful in our club and are very useful for a day tour etc., if that is something th...