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by cornish yaker
Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: surf wezzit
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

It's not around Mullion way is it? But if its in cornwall you gotta tell me :p looks a nice spot, with no seal biscuits in the way! :p
by cornish yaker
Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stolen Kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Ooh i'm so glad you have the boat back. It's nice to see a sad story have a happy ending. :)
by cornish yaker
Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Not building one, but i lost a plug about 18months ago. I got a cork from a bottle of red, carved the end with a penknife, & 18 months on it's still in there. (Note: It's for my surf kayak, so it's constantly getting hit with water, it's doing the job fine!) Edit i thought u mean plug to let water o...
by cornish yaker
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Goatboating
Replies: 20
Views: 2204

gary bb wrote: A playboat normally does without the fins and the surfing part,usally just spinning and sliding towards the beach with all the grace of a sit on.
Now now, maybe you can't control your playboat, but don't put the rest of us in your league. :p lol
by cornish yaker
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Goatboating
Replies: 20
Views: 2204

sry, is a goatboat like a playboat? I surf in a playboat...am i a goatboater? .. Or is a goatboater one of those sit on tops that are the size of the Mary Ann...
by cornish yaker
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wave etiquette?
Replies: 11
Views: 1176

Like the others said, the primary rule is, whoever is closer to the shoulder (The part of the wave that is starting to break), has priority. Just apologize if you do hit one of them, if they don't accept your apology, that's their problem.
by cornish yaker
Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surfing Cornwall
Replies: 5
Views: 808

A lot of the popular beaches down here have shops next to them that have kayaks for hire. However most of them are big chunky sit on tops which get in everyone's way. As for surf or sea kayaks, i'm not too sure.
by cornish yaker
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Need some help with my spraydeck
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Thanks for the info Andy. I had the Neoprene (2nd picture). I though spray decks were all one size. I'll look into getting the 3rd picture one, that looks better for surf. :-)
by cornish yaker
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Has anyone out there got a Tiderace Xplore???^
Replies: 15
Views: 7794

Oh, i can't actually reply to this post buddy. I done my 3 star in the kayak your talking about. I don't know much in comparison to other kayaks, but it's a very nice kayak. Little trouble turning it, but that was probably on my part. It's light, fast & plenty of space to store stuff in. It's very e...
by cornish yaker
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Need some help with my spraydeck
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Need some help with my spraydeck

Hi guys. I'm kinda old school so as far as equipment goes. I don't know about all these materials, and different types of things. I have a basic spray deck (Dark black, elastically, not sure of the material, but it's done me proud for a few years.) A few years ago my spray deck started collapsing, t...
by cornish yaker
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Oban seal watching trips
Replies: 21
Views: 3216

Sorry if i'm speaking out of turn. But isn't the sea for everyone? It's just like boardies don't own the sea. Skippers don't either. It's not your fault the seals follow you.
by cornish yaker
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Distress radiobeacon & sat phone
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Reading up on it, i might get a SPOT, as it's alot cheaper than the beacon's i saw. However it does require a small satalight subscription fee.
by cornish yaker
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Distress radiobeacon & sat phone
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Thanks for the heads up guys. As for the GPS. I've been looking at GPS's, and alot of them, the screen is all done with co-ordinates and numbers, they display all sort of data such as wave high etc, which i won't need. I have eyes to see the wave height. Can you get GPS's like you get in cars, for e...
by cornish yaker
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Distress radiobeacon & sat phone
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Distress radiobeacon & sat phone

Primarily the Distress radiobeacon. * EPIRBs (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons) signal maritime distress, * ELTs (Emergency Locator Transmitters) signal aircraft distress * PLBs (Personal Locator Beacons) are for personal use and are intended to indicate a person in distress who is away f...
by cornish yaker
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayak prejudice
Replies: 14
Views: 1947

My advice, stick to the same few beaches, so the boardies recognize you, and see you as not a threat. Here's a story. You know those red & yellow flags they put up in the summer, where the holiday makers should stay, (little kids playing in the whitewash with their parents keeping a close eye on the...
by cornish yaker
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towlines - are they really worth it ???
Replies: 31
Views: 3167

It even helps on solo trips to move kayaks up a long sandy beach.
by cornish yaker
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Disastrous Weekend in Dorset
Replies: 17
Views: 1979

I'm glad your okay. As for pushing boundaries, the only way to can get better is to push the limits. I friend of mine recommended getting a pump. If your sealed compartments are sealed fine, can you not get back in the kayak even though the cockpit is full of water, then pump it out?
by cornish yaker
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Sea Crossing
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Interesting story. I'm currently reading a book about the first women to kayak the northwest passage. :)
by cornish yaker
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayak prejudice
Replies: 14
Views: 1947

Woodsy i know where your coming from, i've surf yaked in cornwall for around 7 years. North & south coast. There's one lesson in that time that i've learnt, if you wait till people let you have a wave, or there's a free wave, you'll be waiting till sunset. I don't know about elsewhere, or clubs, but...
by cornish yaker
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cumbria to Cape Wrath ...
Replies: 162
Views: 24173

Wow Mark R, sure sounds like that your having fun. It's nice to read on-going posts like this. I know Scotland has some beautiful coast.

I am curious however, what do you do with your gear & kayak when your in the library, are you not worried about people nicking them if their left on the beach?
by cornish yaker
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak - certificates needed in UK?
Replies: 22
Views: 7289

I don't mean to diverse this topic, but are you saying you need registrations for kayaking around the coasts you guys mention in Europe? (Not the UK)
by cornish yaker
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The big step to sea kayaking
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Okay, thanks for the feedback guys. Much appreciated. :)
by cornish yaker
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The big step to sea kayaking
Replies: 3
Views: 900

The big step to sea kayaking

Hi there, i've been a surf yaker for 7 or 8 years, with the odd dabble in a general kayak going around the cornish coast. Over the last few weeks i've been trying to look for an expedition sea kayak. Basically i'd like it to have a large storage capacity without compromising the speed. My heart is s...