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by Mont
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boscombe - best tide for surf
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Boscombe - best tide for surf

I surf that section of coast with groups, any state of tide works for Boscombe, the only thing to watch is the shore dump can be more pronounced at higher states of tide, obviously, assuming there's some surf! My preferred option, if there is actually some surf running, is Avon Beach at Mudeford (go...
by Mont
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Courier
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Sea Kayak Courier

Hi Paul - thanks for the offer, my requirement for a courier is not known (I'm looking for companies that might offer the service) I'm not looking for a one-off run. I'd not found anything helpful on the net, so posted here to see if there were options others had used.

Cheers for now, Monty
by Mont
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Courier
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Sea Kayak Courier

Can anyone recommend a courier happy to transport a Sea Kayak, the boat is plastic, so I’m not too fussed if they drop it! I have used couriers for ww kayaks in the past, but the Sea Kayak length is presenting a problem.

Many thanks, Monty
by Mont
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Morecambe Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: Morecambe Bay

Super, thank you very much for the feedback.

Mark - I did wonder if anyone had paddled from Fleetwood across the Estuary; a tempting, yet demanding crossing.
by Mont
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Morecambe Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Morecambe Bay

Hello Sea Kayakers As part of my day job, I'm collecting a bit of information about Sea Kayak use in Morecambe Bay. I've not found very much on the net, and wondered if anyone has experience of paddling in the Bay. Specifically, I'm after: :: typical launch points :: routes (from, to, approximate ro...
by Mont
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on club sea kayaks?
Replies: 12
Views: 1732

Re: Advice on club sea kayaks?

In case it helps here's what our club actually has, with when we bought them. All RM, all easy enough to repair when they get normal level of bashing on a club trip. I've taken out a few that we wouldn't now use on the sea, but you can see the range. THCC-SK-07 Wilderness Systems Tempest Blue 25-No...
by Mont
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exodus Footrests
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Exodus Footrests

MikeB wrote:It sounds like you need to replace the rests with something like these http://www.duckworksbbs.com/hardware/ca ... /index.htm or these http://www.kajaksport.fi/products/footr ... g-system-l
That's cool, thank you very much for the links .....
by Mont
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exodus Footrests
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Exodus Footrests

I've just come by a Dagger Exodus ...... but the footrests don't seem to be set up correctly. The boat has a rudder fitted as standard, with rudder string that runs through the boat and attach to the end of an aluminium slider. The peddles are attached to the slider, and the whole thing moves up and...
by Mont
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: In the past
Replies: 3
Views: 668

In the past

I've heard it said that the original sea kayakers, the paddler would sow himself into the boat. Is there any truth in this? I've seen that boat cockpits used by Inuit’s used to be very small and round in style, and a tuiliq would be worn. Cannot find anything about how it was attached to the cockpit...
by Mont
Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Replacing a Hatch Rim
Replies: 4
Views: 2430

Replacing a Hatch Rim

My Romany has a broken hatch rim, it seems to be screwed down in two places, then some form of resin or sealant has been used to attached the rim to the boat. Does anyone have any top tips for removing it without damaging the hull? I have a replacement hatch rim ready to go on .........
by Mont
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Peveril Point
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Peveril Point

Thanks for the advice .... the consistent southwards flow would have confused me!
by Mont
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Peveril Point
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Peveril Point

I understand that Peveril Point offers some good rough water paddling, without the need to go too far given its easy access from Swanage. What's a good time to visit to keep things safe (ie, stop being swept along the Jurassic Coast towards Weymouth!) I assume the flood tide is the best idea. Does t...
by Mont
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Plastic Racing Boat
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Plastic Racing Boat

I'm looking for a long(ish) plastic racing boat for flat water - ideally to fit an adult, so the Lightening is no good. What do folk recommend? I've been looking at touring and sea kayaks, cost is an issue so I'm looking more at the touring end of the market. Any advice appreciated. Cheers for now.
by Mont
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Level 2 Assessment Rescues
Replies: 10
Views: 1134

Re: Level 2 Assessment Rescues

"Rescue an unconscious paddler from their boat" In old money, this would be a kayak to kayak (aka hand of god) rescue. Paddle over, push the section of boat nearest to you into the water, with the other arm reach over and find the cockpit rim, and pull the boat/paddler upright. "Rescue a conscious ...
by Mont
Sun May 22, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Jurassic Camp Site
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Jurassic Camp Site

Other than Chapman's Pool, are there any other camping locations which are used between Weymouth and Poole?

Thanks,
by Mont
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: play/river boat for surfing
Replies: 15
Views: 1597

Re: play/river boat for surfing

Also consider a Dagger GT Max, or a Dagger RPM Max, they surf quite well and are suited to bigger folk. If you are in NZ, you might be able to pick up a Bliss-stick Freestyler second hand, my mate paddles one of these in the surf and it handles quite well. A Nicky Jive has to be top of the list howe...
by Mont
Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Devon Help
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: North Devon Help

Thanks folks, I like the look of http://www.mullacottfarm.co.uk/camping-barn.html
by Mont
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Devon Help
Replies: 4
Views: 439

North Devon Help

I thought I might try the forum for some help .... I'm trying to find a good bunkhouse, or large B&B at a reasonable price in North Devon, within easy reach of Saunton or Woolacombe. I take groups there on introductory surf kayak trips, and prefer to use beginner beaches. We are looking for: :: at l...
by Mont
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Long Grade 3 welsh river?
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

Re: Long Grade 3 welsh river?

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. We are thinking of doing the Usk from Sennybridge to Abergavenny. Using one open boat and one kayak. Does anyone know if this can be paddled even at low levels. We are going in March and don't want to bump and scrap for 3 days. Cheers The Usk needs water to be wor...
by Mont
Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sea Kayak For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1322

Re: Sea Kayak For Sale

Sold
by Mont
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sea Kayak For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1322

Re: Sea Kayak For Sale

I've still got my Sea King Sea Kayak taking up space in the shed .... haven't paddled it for two years now, I'd take £150. I don't want to put this up on ebay, I'd prefer to sell to a paddler - anyone after a sea boat?
by Mont
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BCU 'Old' CL3 Inland Kayak Assessment - Dartmoor - November
Replies: 1
Views: 219

BCU 'Old' CL3 Inland Kayak Assessment - Dartmoor - November

If anyone is looking for a BCU CL3 Inland Kayak Coach Assessment (old scheme) I have one place left on an assessment course running Wed-Thur 24-25 November in Dartmoor. £130, including one night's accommodation on Wednesday.

PM me if you are interested.

Monty
by Mont
Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tempest or Zephyr
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Tempest or Zephyr

Does anyone paddle a Wilderness Systems Tempest or Zephyr? I'd be interested to know how they handle in comparison to a Romany or Nordkapp LV. We might be purchasing an additional boat for our fleet and these were recommendations.

Thanks, Monty
by Mont
Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: First aid course needed
Replies: 0
Views: 167

First aid course needed

Does anyone know of any two day First Aid courses running in the next few weeks with spaces left on them .... thanks.
by Mont
Thu May 27, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pagham Harbour
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

Pagham Harbour

I was wondering if anyone has paddled into Pagham Harbour (east of Selsey Bill) and whether it's possible to egress there, looking at Google Earth there's a slip way of some sort at the top of the harbour. Before I make the journey to check it out, I thought I'd see if anyone has any info. Ta, Monty
by Mont
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Exe - Bolham Weir to Bickleigh
Replies: 21
Views: 8530

Re: RIVER EXE (Bolham Weir to Bickleigh)

Dude's The Romany's are fine, just be outgoing and polite, and most of all friendly and smile, its amazing that these guys are real people to and respond to that!!! If ya car gets done over it'll be one of the kids from tiverton, these travellers are added protection as far as I'm concerned! They a...
by Mont
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BCU Coach Level 3 Inland Kayak Assessment - Dartmoor
Replies: 0
Views: 130

BCU Coach Level 3 Inland Kayak Assessment - Dartmoor

Two places are left on a BCU Coach Level 3 Inland (White Water Kayak) Assessment running on Friday 12 - 14 March 2010, in Dartmoor, with accommodation at Poundsgate. The assessment cost is £170 which includes accommodation Friday/Saturday night. There'll also be the usual £17.50 fee to the BCU. We w...
by Mont
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Exe - Bolham Weir to Bickleigh
Replies: 21
Views: 8530

Re: RIVER EXE (Bolham Weir to Bickleigh)

Has anyone done the Exe since Christmas, starting from the lay-by up river of Bolham? I understand that a group of 'travellers' have moved into the lay-by area, and have set up a semi-permanent camp. Is it still safe to leave vehicles there? Or have the new residents moved along now .... any info gr...
by Mont
Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Libanus, Brecon Accomodation, advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Libanus, Brecon Accomodation, advice please

I’ve used Llwyn y Celyn a few times. Good points: - easy to find - nice and cosy, especially if you have the newly renovated rooms above the kitchen - good access for Usk Tribs around Brecon, or the Usk itself - the welcome has always been good and the staff friendly Bad points: - you can’t take you...