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by naefearjustbeer
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking app
Replies: 12
Views: 1958

Re: Sea Kayaking app

As far as I am aware he will look into it if the Android version is popular. I have no idea how much work is involved in developing such apps. But I know the guy is a Web designer and android user so obviously made it for the operating system that he himself uses.
by naefearjustbeer
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking app
Replies: 12
Views: 1958

Re: Sea Kayaking app

I have not tried it but have watched my friends progress on his trial paddles whilst developing the app. He has put a lot of good work into it and I think it shows a lot of good features.
by naefearjustbeer
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking app
Replies: 12
Views: 1958

Re: Sea Kayaking app

by naefearjustbeer
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking app
Replies: 12
Views: 1958

Sea Kayaking app

Hope this is allowed. Someone in our kayak club has developed an app designed for solo sea kayakers. It is called Splash 365 and can be found in the Google play store for android devices. I have copied his blurb about it from our kayak club page. It looks like quite a handy thing to have and is free...
by naefearjustbeer
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Scotland - Far North
Topic: Thurso River
Replies: 1
Views: 2297

Re: Thurso River

Hazard on Thurso river .... I've been paddling Thurso River for a long time now but only noticed yesterday for the first time that the rocky conglomerate bank on the far right hand line on the rapid below Dirlot Cemetry is badly undercut by about 1200mm in places !! The undercut is only an issue at ...
by naefearjustbeer
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: SCA Surf Kayakers Thurso 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 873

SCA Surf Kayakers Thurso 2011





SCA surk kayakers in action at the Shitpipe break in Thurso

I have a load of photos that I will upload soon.
by naefearjustbeer
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The problems of kayaking for fisherman's catches...
Replies: 19
Views: 2251

Re: The problems of kayaking for fisherman's catches...

The salmon that get caught in a river one year have just returned from the sea to spawn. If you put them back after catching one and it spawns and survives it will make its way back to the sea. It might not return to the river the next year. However it will of left an awful lot of eggs to hatch to s...
by naefearjustbeer
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Big Ted Piper Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 14826

Re: The Big Ted Piper Thread

I have not had the pleasure of paddling with Ted (yet) but he made me a cup of tea last week after we had gone out mountain biking and this week I returned the favour and made him a cup of tea after another mountain bike ride. If it rains I may well get a chance to paddle with him but it is not look...
by naefearjustbeer
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is this well known, especially in Scotland?
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: Is this well known, especially in Scotland?

I have read somewhere that Nevis Range make more money on a busy weekend of snowsports than they do all summer with normal cake hunters and mountain bikers. World cup downhill not included in the equation. Must be gutting for them. I saw this discussed on the Winterhighland forum http://www.winterhi...
by naefearjustbeer
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ireland yesterday
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Ireland yesterday

Wowee! I bet that was an amazing ride!
by naefearjustbeer
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North east Scotland.^
Replies: 20
Views: 2053

Re: North east Scotland.^

Well those pictures are a pretty good idea of what is in store for you. However some of those places are not easy to access with a big swells. So pick you window of calm weather for exploring. As for North East Scotland. If you go as far North as you can and then head as far East as you can you end ...
by naefearjustbeer
Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North east Scotland.^
Replies: 20
Views: 2053

Re: North east Scotland.

Whaligoe is probably not a good place to try and land with a kayak. Sarclet can have dumping surf onto a bouldery beach depending on Swell direction.
Duncansby head and Noss head can be a bit exciting sometimes.
by naefearjustbeer
Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North east Scotland.^
Replies: 20
Views: 2053

Re: North east Scotland.

The danger area at Wick is the back end of a rifle range and is very rarely used Mostly used at weekends by the TA and Army cadets. I would go so far as saying if you were paddling close to the rocks that you would not be seen or be able to see if the range is in use and you would be in absolutely n...
by naefearjustbeer
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roll preference?
Replies: 44
Views: 2163

Re: Roll preference?

In the pool I can screw roll and C to C on both sides and a strange sort of back deck roll sometimes on one side. Upside down in a river or getting pounded in the surf I have shonky rushed roll that doesnt always work.
by naefearjustbeer
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Are kayaking DVDs too expensive?
Replies: 58
Views: 2655

Re: Are kayaking DVDs too expensive?

I enjoy watching kayaking action mostly on 5 minute youtube and vimeo clips. I have purchased I think one DVD and it was one of Gene17s productions as a coaching tool! Watching playboating bores me to death and I can normally only stomach a minute or so of it before I get bored. I have seen plenty v...
by naefearjustbeer
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: River Borgie, inthe far far North of Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: River Borgie, inthe far far North of Scotland

Hi I fished the River Borgie many years ago and I remember seeing a falls that would definantly require portage. There were also several small weirs built I believe to form pools for fishing. I dont think any of those would cause any problem unless in very high water. As for height of water required...
by naefearjustbeer
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Curse of Facebook
Replies: 35
Views: 4881

Re: The Curse of Facebook

Rules of friendship online is a strange one! I have had complete strangers try to add me on facebook I ignore them. I have also been added by folk that only know me through my online persona and I have accepted those facebook friendships quite happily. However I have met up with complete strangers a...
by naefearjustbeer
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Curse of Facebook
Replies: 35
Views: 4881

Re: The Curse of Facebook

Surf Kayak Scotland http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=1 ... 4338799547 can be found on facebook.
by naefearjustbeer
Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Metal thermal flasks^
Replies: 22
Views: 4822

Re: Metal thermal flasks

I have had a selection of cheapy stainles flasks and all have performed well any time I use them. However I always pre heat mine before use by filling with boiling water for about 5 minutes before pouring out and refilling with whatever hot liquid I want to take with me, usually soup or hot chocolat...
by naefearjustbeer
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Washing your gear
Replies: 20
Views: 2019

Re: Washing your gear

I rinse my gear with the garden hose and leave to drip dry outside. My wet suit boots smell like a tom cat pissed in them but every thing else is ok!
by naefearjustbeer
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Volume of a Mega Neutron
Replies: 13
Views: 1448

Re: Volume of a Mega Neutron

You could always get someone to fill one up with water one litre at a time and keep a count..................................

Sorry couldnt resist!
by naefearjustbeer
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trying to make a decent foam footrest for my merlin
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Trying to make a decent foam footrest for my merlin

I removed the central foam from my neutron and cut a section out to allow my heels to have more space. I just need to remove my toes next to stop them cramping up!
by naefearjustbeer
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Help me with my plastic Neutron!
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Help me with my plastic Neutron!

Thanks I think I will see if I can rig something similar up as I find the boat flexes a bit around the brace area.
by naefearjustbeer
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Help me with my plastic Neutron!
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Help me with my plastic Neutron!

Hi 2.Bolted aluminium bars in across the thigh braces.This greatly increases the rigidity of the cockpit area and thigh braces allowing for much better control over the boat and helping prevent your knees from popping out when rolling. I have not found the bars any problem gettin in or out of the b...
by naefearjustbeer
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Deck for a dagger dynamo
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Deck for a dagger dynamo

I have a dynamo with a neoprene deck for my daughter and at age 8 she is able to pop the neoprene deck properly every time. I was unsure at first about letting her use it but everytime she gets in I make her pop the deck to confirm she is doing it right.
by naefearjustbeer
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Moriston !!
Replies: 28
Views: 1780

Re: Moriston !!

Haven't been for couple of years due to work and family commitments! But my take on it is this. If you think you are not fit to paddle the moriston in between a big drinking session and a 8 hour drive then either cut down on the drinking or take an extra day to travel home. It is a 2 day event organ...
by naefearjustbeer
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ANGRY, AGGRESSIVE Fishermen. just sharing my story
Replies: 78
Views: 3470

Re: ANGRY, AGGRESSIVE Fishermen. just sharing my story

If I want a bit of a longer ride to work, I can go via a disused railway that has been converted into a cycle path. Cycle path is the clue here! So I would say that a cyclist is quite entitled to be on a cycle path. I would also say 20mph is a respectable speed to be cycling at. Also I am thinking ...
by naefearjustbeer
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Midge strategies^
Replies: 79
Views: 13864

Re: Midge strategies^

I posted a link a few posts back