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by Dai drip
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Quick questionnaire :-)
Replies: 9
Views: 1306

Re: Quick questionnaire :-)

Hi Jemma
I couldn't finish it. It wouldn't accept any domicile apart from English regions.
by Dai drip
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gower rescue
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Gower rescue

I believe they were fishing off the point and weren't aware that an overfall forms with the ebb. That and a bit of wind over tide can make things difficult very quickly.
Like a lot of places launching from a calm bay gives no idea of what to expect around the corner.
by Dai drip
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mind that propelor
Replies: 117
Views: 14385

Re: Mind that propelor

Hi Nigel

Keep your pecker up. Hopefully this will heal quickly and your next kayak trip will be all the more enjoyable after your enforced absence. The weather isn't very sea kayaky at the moment anyway.

Best wishes

David
by Dai drip
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T Ford
Replies: 97
Views: 13074

Re: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T

I am not sure if this applies to kayaks but in sailing use of the rudder usually acts to slow the boat down (except downwind in waves). Boat speed is maintained by adjusting sails and trim as far as possible, a bit like edging really.
by Dai drip
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Trolleys
Replies: 45
Views: 8215

Re: Sea Kayak Trolleys

I pull my kayak the 700m or so to the water and back so use a trolley extensively. Two Eckla trolleys have lasted about 18 months each as the alloy axle wears away but they do have the advantage of being easy to stow. I invested in a Karitek trolley this year which seemed to be a good design but I h...
by Dai drip
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Several ways to end your days - an ill-advised open crossing
Replies: 37
Views: 3926

Re: Several ways to end your days - an ill-advised open cros

Hi Mark Glad you arrived safely. You didn't mention what, if anything, you think you should have done differently. It's interesting how small decisions earlier on (like not taking your wallet) have massive implications later (like pressing on from Gigha and not going to a B&B). I guess the scout mot...
by Dai drip
Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: latest waterproof cameras
Replies: 37
Views: 12474

Re: latest waterproof cameras

I have just bought the Olympus ToughTG 810 and would make a few observations. Most importantly make sure the door seals are kept meticulously clean as sand will lead to death of the camera and none of them are warrantied for this. The image quality is amazing and the macro facility excellent. The pa...
by Dai drip
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First Sea Kayak - NorthShore Atlantic RM^
Replies: 29
Views: 14086

Re: First Sea Kayak - NorthShore Atlantic RM^

I have had a Calypso for about 5 years. Same hull shape as Atlantic, different deck and cockpit shape. Great boat, stable, reasonably quick and well built. Paddles well with no load and better loaded. Handles really well in following seas due to lots of rocker, this is at the expense of some speed. ...
by Dai drip
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Swansea Bay to Three Cliffs (Gower)
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Swansea Bay to Three Cliffs (Gower)

Hi Riph72. This is my commute to work when I have a couple of hours to spare. I would agree with all the above except the race on the ebb between the Islands on Mumbles head is a lot more than 1kn on a big tide but easily manageable. Crab Island off Langland is not a problem if you stay out. The Mix...
by Dai drip
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - composite sea kayak
Replies: 0
Views: 352

Wanted - composite sea kayak

Any composite kayak over 5m and in good condition considered. I am in South Wales but willing to travel for the right boat (even a purple one).


Dave Laws
by Dai drip
Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: At a glance weather^
Replies: 12
Views: 1727

You can get data from all UK weather buoys at

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/Maps/United_Kingdom.shtml

If you have a Mac you can have it as a widget and have your nearest one on display on your desktop live.
by Dai drip
Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shark kayaks^
Replies: 9
Views: 6704

Shark kayaks^

Anyone looking at eBay recently will have seen Shark composite 5.05m kayaks for sale. Does anyone have any experience of these? I believe they are made in Poland. Are they well constructed? Are the fittings good standard? How do they handle? Any information greatfully received.