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by Oisin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 239
Views: 39208

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Hey, Hope you're on the mend Nick! Can I ask what size hatches people have fitted to their boats (Shrike too in particular); for the large front/back compartments do sea kayaks usually have 10 inch round, 20 inch oval etc? Found a very local makerspace with 3d printers through the fab foundation, th...
by Oisin
Tue May 28, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 239
Views: 39208

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Thanks for the info on the fab foundation Nick I must have a look at that, commercial providers were quoting about 10 euro per piece when I was looking about 2016.

I was looking at surfboard leash plugs as plan b
by Oisin
Wed May 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 239
Views: 39208

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Hi Al, Hacketts printing on Baggot St in Dublin printed the plans for me, 35 euro in 2016. I got 4 mm ply from woodworkers.ie. West epoxy from chmarine in Cork. Getting cedar for the sheer clamps was tricky, ended up ordering/buying some lengths of tongue and groove cladding from mcmahons and cut th...
by Oisin
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 10
Replies: 45
Views: 3702

Re: 10

Sell the site to Facebook or Bebo and retire?
by Oisin
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some opinions wanted
Replies: 41
Views: 3490

Are we still awaiting your opinion on copyright matters Joshua?

Pot.
Kettle.
Black.
by Oisin
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hero Front End.
Replies: 29
Views: 3169

Have you ever actually seen the boat in the flesh Stone Weasel? I own a hero. I haven't had any problems with the boat pinning. In my experience, boat pins usually involve chocking most of the boat in a crack. I've found that the "pointy" bow doesn't get pushed off line by holes/waves as much as hav...
by Oisin
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Considerations for the East & West Dart plus Teign
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

Details of the River Flesk Guage here.

This type of guage is now on the Flesk and the Clare Glens with more to follow.

Oisin
by Oisin
Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pentax Optio W20 and focussing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Hi,

I've the W10, try using the "Pan Focus" mode, this removes most of the auto-focus delay. I've found it works fine for moving targets.
G'luck
Oisin
by Oisin
Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pentax W10 as headcam.
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

I attached my W10 to my paddle shaft on the river this weekend. The results are nearly impossible to watch :) I must try attaching it to my BA and try again.
by Oisin
Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling forums around the world...
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

by Oisin
Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camera Lens advice
Replies: 28
Views: 3329

While we're talking about IS and camera shake etc what are peoples opinions on tripods or monopods in general and for paddling? Are there any particularly models suitable for stuffing in boats out there?
by Oisin
Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big Boat Bonanza 2006, Whos going?
Replies: 21
Views: 3268

That was part of the team race, one person had to throw darts at the board, one person had to shoot a basket ball and the third person had to carry an egg down the course unbroken.
by Oisin
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed in the British Isles......
Replies: 15
Views: 5311

Which part of County Clare is in the UK Tim?
by Oisin
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed in the British Isles......
Replies: 15
Views: 5311

Which part of County Clare is in the UK Tim?
by Oisin
Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BRAND NEW from pyranha
Replies: 30
Views: 5106

A sit on top perhaps?!?!
by Oisin
Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stock Kayaking. Good Idea?
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

Surely just having one model of boat isn't having a level playing field. That boat is probably designed with a certain paddler (weight and height etc.) in mind. How will a 16 stone guy and a 10 stone guy fare competing in the same boat?
by Oisin
Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camera file databases
Replies: 4
Views: 751

You could have a look at a program called google picassa, it's free to download from the google website, it's easy enough to use and can touch up pictures do red eye correction etc.

Oisin
by Oisin
Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Critically Massive
Replies: 45
Views: 6018

by Oisin
Thu May 25, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Split paddles
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

I don't think the tywarp paddles would make good splits on their own, Looking at the sets that have gone through my hands there isn't enough friction between the shaft and the centre tube to stop it rotating or coming apart without too much force. They're shipped in 3 pieces but you're meant to glue...
by Oisin
Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Out of the mouth of...
Replies: 18
Views: 3350

I was practicing my cart-wheel on a canal and a nice old lady thought I was having a heart-attack and offered to phone an ambulance. Everyones a critic.
by Oisin
Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Extreme sports - a new literary genre?
Replies: 4
Views: 748

I bought it on the ferry to the alps last year. It's woeful in a funny way :)
by Oisin
Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seven2 paddles - another PR coup
Replies: 89
Views: 16368

Why not post Marks post on the websites that Mr. Seven2 is talking about and call his bluff? He's looking for publicity after all....
by Oisin
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some lovely headcam footage
Replies: 20
Views: 2933

Did anyone else watch it hoping the guy would have to roll?
Just me then? :)
by Oisin
Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seven2 ADVERT
Replies: 23
Views: 4405

bigfeetbigshoes wrote:nice website but any one else have diffuclty reading the writting on a laptop or am I going blind
I had some trouble too, is it really grey text on a grey background?
by Oisin
Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Quick Release Buckles
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Have a look in diving shops for weight belts, they come with webbing and a quick release buckle.
Oisin
by Oisin
Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What’s a group of paddlers called?…
Replies: 32
Views: 3834

The term " A mess of paddlers" was decided on in our club...
by Oisin
Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Internal flights: Africa
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

Our group can whole heartedly recomend Kampala International Hospital and neurosurgeon Mr. Peterson, accept no substitutes.
by Oisin
Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Internal flights: Africa
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

We had a look at the overland option, it sounded pretty "adventurous" it'd take weeks and would take in places we wanted to avoid like Nairobi etc it would have turned out cheaper though.
Oisin
by Oisin
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Internal flights: Africa
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

Howrya, We flew from Livinstone to Entebe earlier this summer. We found the easiest/cheapest way to do this was to fly from Zambia to Johannesburg first and then to Uganda. We booked the flights with a local travel agent when we got to Livingstone and it came to just over $500. The way we did it we ...