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by Colin C
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VW T6 Roof Rack advice please!
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: VW T6 Roof Rack advice please!

Karitek will fit on most bars, and I think they will also fit directly to most van mounting points, speak to Ann, and she will let you know if this is indeed the case.

Colin
by Colin C
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: high top transit roof rack advise please
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: high top transit roof rack advise please

I have the KT High Lift rack fitted to a Renault Master, and can put the boats up myself, but you still need to give it some effort to move them, 3 surf boats no problem, 2 sea boats are getting close to max effort, for me,as I am not tall nor big. There is no way I could do it otherwise.

Colin
by Colin C
Wed May 29, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

I thought it was a linear plastic boat.
by Colin C
Wed May 29, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: high top transit roof rack advise please
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: high top transit roof rack advise please

Another thing to think about, if its a campervan, is the roof lights, can you still open them with a boat on top, or do you need extra height? I have a campervan, and use a Karitek, as I dont want to be up there in the dark and rain securing boats on. You can fix a ladder on the end of the van, and ...
by Colin C
Wed May 29, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: high top transit roof rack advise please
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: high top transit roof rack advise please

Another option is to use a roller at the end of the van, and push them up on to the roof rack. This depends on a few things, such as can you then secure them on the roof using a ladder at the end and sides, and the risk of scuffing the van are higher.

Colin
by Colin C
Wed May 29, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Also do some research on surface tension, there is some good stuff on the sea page. Use a blue flame to pass over what needs stuck, to change the ion composition, and it will make it "stickier". Dont heat it up, this is to change the balance of ions.

Colin
by Colin C
Thu May 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Comfortable surf kayak?
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Comfortable surf kayak?

I am neither, but I know some big guys who paddle surf boats comfortably. The boats that they paddle are the long short boats like the Eclipse, Banshee, Bullet S, and also most modern IC boats.To make them even more comfortable you can cut away part of the centre pillar, to allow your heels to come ...
by Colin C
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....

Good luck, and boats will come up, and second hand surf boats seem to lose a lot of value in the first couple of years, so its a bit of a buyers market, except when I am buying, or its just my poor negotiation skills.

Colin
by Colin C
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....

If you are looking for second hand boats, particularly older ones, I am afraid that its patience, and searching in the usual places, but maybe someone else has worked out a better way. Gumtree and E Bay are good for surf boats, but who knows how long it will take. Facebook also has a couple of surf ...
by Colin C
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seized Zip TIZIP. Stuck Zipper
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Seized Zip TIZIP. Stuck Zipper

Silicone grease, does a great job of lubricating the zip, but it makes it extremely difficult to repair around that area, if using glue, as nothing will stick to it.

Colin
by Colin C
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First drysuit....
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: First drysuit....

People will suggest using all sorts of powders and potions on the seal or on your neck, but this has never helped me. I think there are only two effective options to deal with it: 1. Use a physical barrier under the seal so it doesn't touch your skin. I use a silicone tube which my mate uses in his...
by Colin C
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Look for recommendations - drybags
Replies: 24
Views: 1204

Re: Look for recommendations - drybags

We have all got drybags that have small/tiny holes, I periodically spend some time finding them by using a torch, inside the bag, in a dark room, and then repair them with aquasure, This extends their life.

Colin
by Colin C
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Protection drysuits
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Sweet Protection drysuits

Has anyone had theirs serviced? My Sweet Intergalactic suit needs pressure testing and patching, but I’m struggling to find someone to do the work. Up and Under who sold it to me can’t help and nor will System X who tell me they only do Kokatat; apparently, they lack the technology to service Sweet...
by Colin C
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Where to get composite fins..
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Where to get composite fins..

I just got a 3inch centre fin from True Finns in the States, which makes delivery expensive, but it looks like a nice bit of work. Here is the link https://www.trueames.com/collections/single-fins-1/products/small-box-fin?variant=3493080644 The other option is to try Malcolm to see if he has any htt...
by Colin C
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Ride Zenith Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Ride Zenith Wanted

Ride occasionally have ex demo boats for sale. i have only seen 1 second hand one for sale over the last couple of years, there are not that many about.

Colin
by Colin C
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder surgery - experiences of recovery time
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: Shoulder surgery - experiences of recovery time

I have just had a laterjet procedure done 2 weeks ago, which is open surgery to stabilise the shoulder, and have been told that i need to keep it imobalised for 4 weeks and then rehab for a further 3 months and then should be able to get back in a boat, to start building up to returning to surfing. ...
by Colin C
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Cockpit rim repair
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Cockpit rim repair

Jim, post this on the WW section and srea as more traffic as well as fiberglass experts, such as Jim Wallis, is it the gel or the glass that , or both that are damaged?

Colin
by Colin C
Thu May 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: mega thigh braces - what material?? / fixing
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: mega thigh braces - what material?? / fixing

I think they have moved since Malcolm's time, its now owned by Pete Holgate, who seems very approachable and happy to talk things through with you. Their contact details are on their web page.

Colin
by Colin C
Wed May 09, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Bullitt S vs Ride Eclipse, how do they differ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2480

Re: Bullitt S vs Ride Eclipse, how do they differ?

Thanks colin. Thats really helpfull as i can’t get my feet comfortable in the bullit s. Please let me know how you get on in a shorter boat aswell. How much longer is the banshee? This may sound silly but have you cut a hole in the central foam for your heels to meet? You would be amazed by how muc...
by Colin C
Mon May 07, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Bullitt S vs Ride Eclipse, how do they differ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2480

Re: Bullitt S vs Ride Eclipse, how do they differ?

Thanks colin. Thats really helpfull as i can’t get my feet comfortable in the bullit s. Please let me know how you get on in a shorter boat aswell. How much longer is the banshee? Its about the same length as the Bullet S, just inside comp HP length, sorry I meant bigger than most HP boats. Colin
by Colin C
Sat May 05, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Bullitt S vs Ride Eclipse, how do they differ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2480

Re: Bullitt S vs Ride Eclipse, how do they differ?

I found the Bullet S very easy to roll as is the Banshee, and there is more foot room in the Banshee, so its more comfortable for me, as to the performance, well the Banshee seems to cutback more easily, and as its a longer boat it takes off quite easily a little further out then other boats, my ine...
by Colin C
Sat May 05, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: mega thigh braces - what material?? / fixing
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: mega thigh braces - what material?? / fixing

Give Pete a call at Mega,as the cockpit and thigh braces are moulded separately from the rest so they could be either, but I suspect that they will be the same as the rest of the boat as they are quite often colour coded so using the same gel as the rest of the boat.

Colin
by Colin C
Thu May 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Snowpack in Italy and France this year?
Replies: 18
Views: 1923

Re: Snowpack in Italy and France this year?

Logistics question related to this thread Has anyone cracked hiring a car in the alps (ideally Geneva) with roof rails guaranteed - so bring your own roof bars & boats works out? Car hire companies contacted so far have been non-committal (rubbish). Any advice welcome. We hired a car from Geneva la...
by Colin C
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rab Wave and Campsite
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: Rab Wave and Campsite

Its still a hot hot frying pan George, at your age I would have expected you were now looking for something a little more refined.

Colin
by Colin C
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's this kayak & repair advice request....
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: What's this kayak & repair advice request....

As Adrian says the repair is not that hard, if you are looking for a serviceable job, which might be a little untidy. It does look like you need to reinforce the inside with some glass and resin, I suggest you use epoxy as it will bond with both types of existing resin, the second of which's name es...
by Colin C
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Padding - how snug
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: Padding - how snug

For me its a balance of being able to transfer intended movement when rolling, and begin comfortable in the boat for long periods. As you are aware most of the rolling movement is from the body and if you cant have contact with the boat or have a long distance to travel before connecting then I feel...
by Colin C
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Travel Boat Bag Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Travel Boat Bag Wanted

I got one from Rik at Whasup, and its does the job well, quality at a fantastic price, so if anyone is looking for a bag for their boat, I can recommend checking out Whasup.

Colin
by Colin C
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plastic surf kayaks
Replies: 40
Views: 16000

Re: Plastic surf kayaks

Here is one that has some pedigree.
http://www.surfkayaks.com/home.php?cat=286

Colin
by Colin C
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Opinions on NRS Ninka Mk3
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Opinions on NRS Ninka Mk3

Hi Garry
I have not seen one in the flesh, but it looks fairly standard except that its made of cordura, and very similar to the Palm FX, which can be got a little cheaper and also is more widely avaialble.

Colin
by Colin C
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 3828

Re: Paddling into your thirties

I was just reading that, before visiting here and can see the central points being shared by others here, be that at a much lesser level, and sometimes the question for me is not can I paddle after 30, but, what will I do when I cant paddle? It was a sobering and engaging read, which struck multiple...