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by Goldspoon
Fri May 21, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Build your own kayak trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Build your own kayak trailer

Total cost £415. http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/racingfrogs/P1030471.jpg http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/racingfrogs/P1030470.jpg Fed up of loading/unloading boats (I'm lazy I know)? I made a trailer recently and now can just "hook up and go" or "arrive home and unhitch". Trailer live...
by Goldspoon
Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nine kayakers rescued
Replies: 88
Views: 29521

who exactly is "the sport"?
by Goldspoon
Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solo Paddling
Replies: 30
Views: 4899

I attach my paddle to my boat using a paddle leash and NEVER let go of my paddle... letting go of my paddle has never happened... it's a sort of in-built instinct.
by Goldspoon
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weather questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1755

Thanks all... I have been painting the outside of our house for the last week and relying on an accurate time for the weather to break. I had a cherry picker (crane type thing) for two days hire on Thurs/Fri. Looked at weather forecasts on Wednesday and it forecast rain at 6pm on Fri evening... got ...
by Goldspoon
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Desecration
Replies: 33
Views: 3734

At least in North Wales they are less equivocal. My last holiday there I got the impression that even though they needed our money they still wanted us to f**k off. Hee hee. The main route in is the A55 and you can bet, come the warmer months, they close down a lane with cones. It's guaranteed on b...
by Goldspoon
Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weather questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1755

Weather questions

Two questions if anybody can help... 1. The pressure reading for my weather station is without doubt wrong (says 1007MB today and I know it is about 1020 ish). This error started when I changed batteries. The unit allows me to change the pressure reading but how can I found out the pressure for my a...
by Goldspoon
Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ebay- Good/Bad
Replies: 36
Views: 5168

I own two websites and between them have collected over 1.5 million email addresses over the last two years. Ihave come to believe that many peopl use the same password across various accounts. This is a real "should not do" as the first thing a criminal does is to try your username, email, password...
by Goldspoon
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: best UK sea kayak coach?
Replies: 27
Views: 4036

And the name of you English teacher?
;-)
by Goldspoon
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Capella 166 RM Hatches
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

I believe it was purely to harmonise the range and to have standard parts across the board (rather than having two suppliers/stocks of hatches you have one). Old style hatches are fine as are the new ones. Don't worry. (My father started P&H way back in 1967 in our family garage when I was just 4 ye...
by Goldspoon
Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Extreme paddling news and media ...
Replies: 174
Views: 16513

"Aqua rambling"
by Goldspoon
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Forget surfer prejudice...
Replies: 88
Views: 13200

That is big surf for people on their first time in surf... that's not a judgement issue... just an observation. Brave first timers that's what I say! :-)
by Goldspoon
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Forget surfer prejudice...
Replies: 88
Views: 13200

I think the subject deserves debate and I do not think the original poster is wrong, in any way, to present such a debate and his initial point of view - after some further debate he may change that view... or others may move to his point of view. Let's take care we do not scare anybody off from pre...
by Goldspoon
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Forget surfer prejudice...
Replies: 88
Views: 13200

Hmmm... I am seeing pictures of people getting out there and having some character building fun and adventures. Are you saying these boaters were in serious trouble? Just trying to identify what you were embarrassed about? Even if they did have a bit of an epic... it's not a crime (we only discover ...
by Goldspoon
Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SUP
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Hee hee I have a mate who runs www.boardseeker.com. He's getting me a SUP and I have to use it over the winter then do an article for him (I offered). He thinks SUP's should be picked off with a sniper rifle as it all looks a bit, well, nobby... I reserve judgement...
by Goldspoon
Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Choice
Replies: 18
Views: 3790

The Rainbow Laser is also good value at about £650. A nice boat to paddle - no skeg because it doesn't need one. Hmmm... I have done some 60-70 day trips in one of these in winds up to F7 and it really would benefit from a skeg imho. It's better than many boats in this regard but, with a skeg it wo...
by Goldspoon
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: T-shirts
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Two t-shirts sold... ;-)
by Goldspoon
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carbon Fibre
Replies: 8
Views: 1788

Try phoning P&H Sea Kayaks... fast service usually (if they still sell materials).
by Goldspoon
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Storm Cag
Replies: 24
Views: 4924

I was solo paddling and got cold (long sleeved rash vest and b/aid in summer but weather deteriorated about an hour away from any land). Ha! - well prepared and decided to throw the storm cag on (Reed). I discovered that it was not possible to get it on as the swells were making balance difficult (1...
by Goldspoon
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: RH340 Rockhopper?
Replies: 15
Views: 2404

Teksport can supply the stainless fins - they are very, very good! I designed the boat but launched two businesses at the same time (an Internet business and Bluesky) - the Internet business took all my time (and still does) and I was unable to spend time on the RH340 and Bluesky. Hence I passed it ...
by Goldspoon
Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Great White Shark Sightings
Replies: 36
Views: 5634

Just coincided with Jaws Season on the tv and Jaws on at prime time last night... coincidence... pr company?..

....and it was the FBI that killed Kennedy ;-)
by Goldspoon
Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp vs. NDK Kayaks
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

A boat with a rounded hull will feel more unstable generally - but it is less likely to be "tilted" by swells or waves so can start coming into its own in rough conditions (especially when bracing in surf whilst hurtling towards the land). A wide flat-bottomed boat will be noticeably "tilted" as a w...
by Goldspoon
Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: naming and shaming
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

Why should he go elsewhere Mark? This is a forum - free speech - its for airing ones views - whether you like those views or not. Telling him to go somewhere else when you run the site is a bit much. And I think your first sentence is out of order: Cornholio's might be a view formed over many years ...
by Goldspoon
Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P & H (and Brookbank)...a cautionary tale
Replies: 28
Views: 6325

Also of interest to me is whether these things should be added to the web. I believe they should be. I have had various horrible experiences with poor companies and now use the web to research things in advance. I am having problems with a technology company right now - oh how I wished I had just do...
by Goldspoon
Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P & H (and Brookbank)...a cautionary tale
Replies: 28
Views: 6325

Hi all, Couldn't resist a quick post here. Up until 2000 I was Managing Director of P&H, and had been for ten years (it was my father who started the company way back in 67). During my time at P&H I created a quality manual of a dozen pages or more. This was used to check a kayak and had to be open ...
by Goldspoon
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How long do your rescues take
Replies: 32
Views: 3362

I have to disagree that it is very difficult. I can only speak from my own experience but on the times I have tried it (always practice) I have not found it "very" difficult at all. I think it helps if you are fairly strong but like most of these things technique is everything. Mark - essentially yo...
by Goldspoon
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How long do your rescues take
Replies: 32
Views: 3362

I totally agree that it is important that the rescuee (person being rescued) should know what to do if at all possible. However, often they will not. You gave the briefing but that was hours ago and the shock of being in the water means all that is forgotten. Practising with people who do know what ...
by Goldspoon
Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How long do your rescues take
Replies: 32
Views: 3362

I agree with the 1 to 1.5 mins. Four to five mins is a long time unless other circumstances. Practice, practice, practice...

In flat water should be about 45 secs.
by Goldspoon
Mon May 07, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safe sex for mobiles
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Safe sex for mobiles

http://www.coolsmartphone.com/article711.html

Suggest no replies after the pub please ;-0
by Goldspoon
Fri May 04, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NDK Kayaks and delivery probs
Replies: 25
Views: 3812

Are we just unlucky or is this indicative of the standard service to be expected and are there any more problems we should be aware of?
I would suggest that there is nothing to worry about. Something to complain about but nothing to worry about.
by Goldspoon
Thu May 03, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NDK Kayaks and delivery probs
Replies: 25
Views: 3812

If you are told 3 weeks then three weeks is reasonable. Anything longer than that gets increasingly unreasonable by the day.

If I said I would meet my wife in three hours outside the cinema then to leave her standing for nine hours would be very unreasonable :-)