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by geoffm
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?

I agree it's worth considering whether the hassle outweighs the benefits. I didn't see which Tiderace you have but checking the Tiderace website shows the Xplore M having 208 litres storage capacity and the Xcite having 214 litres. I paddle a Rockpool GT, amongst other Rockpools, and it has a total ...
by geoffm
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kokatat Whirlpool bib trousers: a clever idea, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 2162

Re: Kokatat Whirlpool bib trousers: a clever idea, but...

I've got a Whirlpool bib (now leaky) and find them super useful, but never bothered to put the two piece drysuit idea to the test, too much faffing about and like you say, impractical. It's just a shame that no one else makes a similar product. BUT, I must completely agree on your comments about Kok...
by geoffm
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck recommendations, please
Replies: 15
Views: 1798

Re: Spraydeck recommendations, please

Daker, that's a real pity that you have dismissed the company without even giving them a chance. I have used Reed gear over many years and it is superbly suited for the job it is designed for. EVERY company will let the occasional faulty product slip through, the test of the quality of a company is ...
by geoffm
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck recommendations, please
Replies: 15
Views: 1798

Re: Spraydeck recommendations, please

The Snapdragon decks are exceptionally good decks. They make a range of decks with fabric tunnels. I use this one http://snapdragondesign.com/products-pa ... reathable/

Geoff

Sent from my desktop computer using my fingers.....
by geoffm
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: EXEC file instead of GPS
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: EXEC file instead of GPS

Hi Norbert,

A quick search indicates that connecting a Garmin product to a Mac can create file problems. Are you using Mac?
Geoff
by geoffm
Sat May 14, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solar Panel for Exped
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Solar Panel for Exped

Sounds good Ken. The Chooetech seems good at a reasonable price. Reliability is yet to be seen, as with everything Chinese.....It's also worthwhile buying a USB power meter to see just what you are getting and to help in orienting the panel.
by geoffm
Thu May 12, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solar Panel for Exped
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Solar Panel for Exped

I was recently in the same situation and found this guy's website reviews. On the basis of those I bought a Choetech which I am very happy with. http://www.choetech.com The video reviews are here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgRloFSeWoE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNnIZeAaaCk Where are you o...
by geoffm
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delorme Inreach / Spot / PLB ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: Delorme Inreach / Spot / PLB ?

The InReach SE is a superb piece of equipment for remote area communication. It does everything it is supposed to without fuss and with almost as much efficiency as using a phone for texting. I also carry a PLB, but for receiving weather forecasts when away from the grid, the InReach is without peer...
by geoffm
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: anemometer^
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Re: anemometer

I use one of the US Kestrel meters that are tested laboratory accurate. http://kestrelmeters.com/products/kestr ... ther-meter I also have a Skywatch as referred to. The Kestrel is significantly nicer to use.
Geoff
by geoffm
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GoPRO 3 foggy/very bad focus
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Re: GoPRO 3 foggy/very bad focus

Have you tried drying the anti fog inserts out as per GoPro's instructions? 300 degreesF in an oven for 5 minutes.
They also only last 4 to 5 uses.
Geoff
by geoffm
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Are all kayak trolleys junk?
Replies: 27
Views: 8631

Re: Are all kayak trolleys junk?

Thanks Mac, the question was directed to John W, we've heard about your trolley in the past.....several times.
by geoffm
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Are all kayak trolleys junk?
Replies: 27
Views: 8631

Re: Are all kayak trolleys junk?

Is that much the same as Pete Baars sells John, i.e. the Freya copy?
by geoffm
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley hatches -getting them off!
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: Valley hatches -getting them off!

The generally recommended lubricant/conditioner is 303 Protectant. Works well and damages nothing.
by geoffm
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Taran layup - Vac2 vs Carbon/Kevlar
Replies: 11
Views: 2900

Re: Taran layup - Vac2 vs Carbon/Kevlar

Hey CWolfe, consider getting a Karitek rack. Considerations of loading it onto the car are no longer applicable then.
I also have a Taran 18 on its way to me now. A Vac 2. I know the builder and designer of the Taran well and their guidance is that the Vac2 is a more usable, tougher kayak.
Geoff
by geoffm
Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nikon a w 1, waterproof interchangeable lens camera
Replies: 3
Views: 1101

Re: Nikon a w 1, waterproof interchangeable lens camera

Hi Matt, Within its limitations, it is good. I have had one for a year or so, the first died, the back panel became unresponsive. Replaced under warranty. It takes RAW which is good but it is still a relatively low resolution small sensor camera so will never match a reasonable DSLR. The best softwa...
by geoffm
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Illuminating compass during crossings
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: Illuminating compass during crossings

Silva make the perfect answer, the 70UNE. Nice to read, illumination is very effective.http://www.nexusmarine.se/products/silv ... ses/70une/
Geoff
by geoffm
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sticky back foam
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

Re: Sticky back foam

Or even better, Scotchguard Clear Paint Protection Film. Pricy, but tough, thin and perfect.
http://solutions.3m.com.au/wps/portal/3 ... tion/Film/

Geoff
by geoffm
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Expedition style drysuits^
Replies: 69
Views: 12274

Re: Expedition style drysuits^

Hi Lucy, I asked my wife as she has exactly what you are talking about. She says she has used hers often and wouldn't want to be without it. She agrees with you that she-wees can be less than successful. Sometimes getting the thermals correctly repositioned and tucked away can be a little time consu...
by geoffm
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waterproof camera
Replies: 14
Views: 2564

Re: Waterproof camera

Tommy, you say you want quality pictures, and waterproof. That's a refreshing approach, usually it's "I've got such and such, it only cost 50 quid but it still goes". So many people seem to judge the virtues of a camera by its price rather than output. I have used a panasonic FT3 in the past (now de...
by geoffm
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Abrasion from back rests
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

Re: Abrasion from back rests

Nice video Graham, I have a Kayakpro and it is excellent :)
Geoff
by geoffm
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Abrasion from back rests
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

Re: Abrasion from back rests

Some unusual answers to a common question, particularly perplexed by the comment that if you push on the footrest, which results in pushing into the backrest you are pushing the boat backwards!!!!! Most male paddlers that I have seen that believe they rotatesimply don't. It is very common. I have se...
by geoffm
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Expedition style drysuits^
Replies: 69
Views: 12274

Re: Expedition style drysuits^

My wife and I have had Kokotat Goretex Expedition suits (and Whirlpool bibs) for a few years now. I never thought the first suit was particularly dry, often feeling quite wet in it. After about 3 years we sent both suits back to Kokotat in the US for testing a repair. Kokotat determined that both su...
by geoffm
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tilley selling
Replies: 10
Views: 1773

Re: Tilley selling

Mine's still going strong....so is the beard.

Geoff
by geoffm
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tilley selling
Replies: 10
Views: 1773

Re: Tilley selling

their current users and target market will of course all die off in the next decade.
I hope not! I still feel quite healthy!!
by geoffm
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Broaching your surfski…and how you can prevent it
Replies: 67
Views: 9333

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

Come on Barry, out with it. This is an interesting conversation :)
Geoff
by geoffm
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: why don't they make sea kayaks like this
Replies: 38
Views: 5855

Re: why don't they make sea kayaks like this

I'm pretty sure my Rockpool seat is glued in.
Yes Jim, I think the Tarans have glued in seats but the Menai/GT/Alaw range have adjustable seats.
Geoff
by geoffm
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: why don't they make sea kayaks like this
Replies: 38
Views: 5855

Re: why don't they make sea kayaks like this

Hi Chris, yes I did use the Menai that you also paddled. I paddle a GT at home and I would have to disagree with you about their preference for more weight in the back. The GT is definitely more manouverable than the Menai but I find both kayaks very neutral when paddled empty or (evenly) loaded wit...
by geoffm
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: why don't they make sea kayaks like this
Replies: 38
Views: 5855

Re: why don't they make sea kayaks like this

Long legs can be a serious pain. A few years ago I did a trip in East Greenland with Martin Rickard (incidentally, definitely one of life's highlights. What one would call a once in a lifetime trip, except I have been to Greenland twice and plan on going again :) Anyway, the kayak I was paddling, no...
by geoffm
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak sailing with less
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Re: Sea kayak sailing with less

Just an aside re the Sea Dog Sails that Gnarly is raving about. These sails are a blatant copy of Mick McRobb's excellent Flat Earth Sails. Mick spent some time helping the individual who is now selling these ripoffs without realising he was being taken for a ride. A fine way to pay back some charit...
by geoffm
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Expedition boats for midgets
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: Expedition boats for midgets

Still looking Tavi? Did you get to paddle a Pilgrim?
Geoff