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by dorsetyeti
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towing eyes
Replies: 25
Views: 995

Re: Towing eyes

Depending on the model of car I have found a good solution is to open the bonnet of the car and use one of the bolts that holds the wing on to attach a loop of webbing with a d ring on it inside the bonnet when I want use it I open the bonnet flip it out use it to tie down the boat and when finished...
by dorsetyeti
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommend me a PLB
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: Recommend me a PLB

I have the RescueMe PLB1, you just pull out the antenna, lift the flap and press the button, it's tiny and Solas approved, also use it in the mountains and it's pretty robust
by dorsetyeti
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Storage for a Kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Storage for a Kayak

If you aren't in a club already, that might be an option, then you can use their boat store for a fee normally.
My club (Upper Hamble) charged about £25 for the year I think, the only disadvantage is that you have to go there to get your boat out.
by dorsetyeti
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Mackerel parasites
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Mackerel parasites

Not sure about the parasites, I wouldn't have though they would you any harm though, especially if you had gutted and cleaned it. In my experience the best way to dispatch a fish is to put your fore finger in its mouth with your thumb on the back of its head and pull its head back snapping it's neck...
by dorsetyeti
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Prijon Seayak 520 HV
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: FS Prijon Seayak 520 HV

Bump......
Price reduced to £600, open to sensible offers
by dorsetyeti
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Prijon Seayak 520 HV
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

FS Prijon Seayak 520 HV

Hi Folks, I have the above boat for sale, it's barely used, only a few light scratches on the bottom from launching, all hatches and bulkheads watertight. Looking for around the £800 mark. Any questions please ask. Geoff https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/3648/1524514838233-1590.png https...
by dorsetyeti
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: South England in kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: South England in kayak

Choose your day to paddle around Portland very carefully, lots of tidal flows and the potential of a very committing paddle, once you have left Chesil Beach in anything but flat calm conditions the only landing opportunity of worth is once you have rounded Portland Bill.
by dorsetyeti
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's in a name
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

Re: What's in a name

Moose??
by dorsetyeti
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anti-Seize Compounds
Replies: 21
Views: 1284

Re: Anti-Seize Compounds

Try this...... It takes a bit of working out but should let you know how bad anything will fizz (what we used to call it when I was working for the navy)

http://www.corrosion-doctors.org/Defini ... series.htm

Hope it helps
by dorsetyeti
Tue May 12, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shipping Kayaks Overseas
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: Shipping Kayaks Overseas

Hi Tom We moved to Oz about a year ago now and we used Pickfords to ship all our stuff over. The guys that turned up were excellent at packing and soon had our boats (an Explorer and a Romany) a surf ski and two expensive mountain bikes well and truly wrapped up in their special tough bubble wrap, t...
by dorsetyeti
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Silva 70p Compass problems
Replies: 17
Views: 3041

Bloody Hell who would have thought a couple of compasses would have caused so much banter. Thinking some more about it, its very unlikely that both compasses would have developed exactly the same fault at exactly the same time so it would be fair to surmise that it must be this dipping phenomenon. B...
by dorsetyeti
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Silva 70p Compass problems
Replies: 17
Views: 3041

Silva 70p Compass problems

Hi Everyone, I am not sure if anyone will know the answer to this one but someone might. My wife and I have just got our boats back after three months in a shipping container from the UK to Australia and since being lovingly unwrapped I have noticed that the compasses are not sitting level in the pl...
by dorsetyeti
Thu May 08, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: what surf ski is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 893

If i am not mistaken its an MI Breaker made by a company called MI (strangely enough). The company was around in the late 80,s early 90,s and made quite a few different water craft mostly fairly cheap rotomoulded kayaks that were popular with outdoor ed companies, or the ones i worked for anyway. No...
by dorsetyeti
Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: More kayak advice sought
Replies: 16
Views: 1991

Hi Steve. I have got a NDK Explorer HV and I find it a great boat in a following sea in fact I like to seek out these conditions at every opportunity. The boat feels really playful in any sea that starts about 20 degrees aft of the beam and happily picks up and runs even when well loaded. For refere...
by dorsetyeti
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Who's going to the Southern most pub in Devon this weekend?
Replies: 24
Views: 3348

Just for the sake of clarity..........
How big is the campsite and do we have to book places, or is there anything else we should know (its not me that me that wants to know you understand, but the wife ;-))
by dorsetyeti
Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trolley advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3394

Trolley wheels

I got the wheels from a company called Keystone Castors. They weren't cheap at £40 but as the rest was free offcuts of ally it was still a lot cheaper than anything else on the market. I suppose there could be a opportunity for me to market these if there is enough interest. I could even offer a cus...
by dorsetyeti
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trolley advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3394

On a similar note I have been looking at trolleys for a while now and consider some of them a little flimsy. Being an engineer has its advantages sometimes. My new trolley assembled;- http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/708/photo0044gt0.th.jpg and disassembled for stowage;- http://img249.imageshack.u...
by dorsetyeti
Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ocean Paddler mag - communication
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Hi mark I talked to Bertie at the start of the weekend and apart from being ill he also said that he had a huge influx of subscriptions for the magazine which were destined for xmas pressies so I can only assume he is trying to get all these out in time for crimbo. Just think of all those sad little...
by dorsetyeti
Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Warm Footwear^
Replies: 29
Views: 10087

There is also a brand of these reinforced wetsuit boot/wellies called muddies that my wife picked up at our local garden centre they do a calf and full length version and in more subdued colours. I have been looking at them for a while now thinking they would would make excellent seakayaking footwea...
by dorsetyeti
Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Transporting a (long) sea kayak abroad
Replies: 19
Views: 3594

If memory serves Derek Mayoleth of Kayak Quixotica fame got a Rockpool airfreighted to him in the states, admittedly it was a three piece boat but he might have an idea if it is possible or at least give you the name of the company that dealt with his boat. I am sure he plugged their services on his...
by dorsetyeti
Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reed Chillcheater Touring Cag
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

I got one at the start of the summer and I have to agree with Yvonne everytime I go out now rain or shine I wear mine and its a very versatile piece of kit.
by dorsetyeti
Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Desecration
Replies: 33
Views: 3718

We need to expand on why they are called Emmets down here......... Like ants they seek out any source of food (in the case of tourists "authentic" cornish pasties (oggies) and ice cream) and then seem to lay some kind of undetectable chemical trail so all the others can gorge themselves. Sorry that ...
by dorsetyeti
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Island
Replies: 16
Views: 2345

As there is quite a large amount of paddlers in the area I wonder if a gathering akin to the one in North Devon (which I sadly missed) would be well recieved. I am not volunteering mind you but, it seems it would be good to put names to names to faces. We seem to have quite a large number of sea kay...
by dorsetyeti
Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Island
Replies: 16
Views: 2345

How did everyones day go...... Personnally I had a great paddle from Stokes Bay across to Ryde east to No-mans land fort on to Horse sand fort into Portsmouth harbour and then along Haslar wall back to Gosport Rescue in Stokes Bay About 12 miles in about 4 hours with some nice lumpy bumby stuff out ...
by dorsetyeti
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Island
Replies: 16
Views: 2345

Hmmmm it would appear that the solent is going to be a very crowded stretch of water, almost on a par with my normal stomping ground of Portland to St Aldhems Head.

Here,s hoping for a happy crossing of paths.
by dorsetyeti
Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Island
Replies: 16
Views: 2345

Hi Mark I am planning to paddle out of Stokes Bay in Gosport tommorow morning and head across the Solent to Ryde and along to either Cowes or Bembridge depending on weather. You might not recognise the name I normally answer to the name Zippy and I paddled the Upper Dart with you and Bertie probably...
by dorsetyeti
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea paddling out of Weymouth?
Replies: 3
Views: 676

I also paddle out of weymouth and can often be seen in the company of Bertie, In fact, only the other week we were commenting on how many seakayakers seem to be appearing in our area. On a separate note I want to go to the North Devon meet this weekend but I am having transport "issues" ie I havnt g...
by dorsetyeti
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: HV Romany (Romany S)
Replies: 15
Views: 2087

Hi My wife has got one of these boats with the foam seat in it and I find it positively palatial in cockpit size. I have got an Explorer HV with glass seat and i find the Romany S larger in the cockpit than this although, this has got something to do with the foam seat I am sure. One thing to watch ...
by dorsetyeti
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SEALS spraydecks?
Replies: 6
Views: 841

I think if you follow the link on simon's blog or Google them they have an online size finder on their site.
by dorsetyeti
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayak hire pembroke
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Hi Dave
If memory serves I think Twr-y-Felin hire out some of their plastic fleet providing they aren't using them for coaching. My wife and I were there for our honeymoon and we looked into it. The url is www.tyf.com