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by snapper
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A "good paddler"?
Replies: 12
Views: 4069

Re: A "good paddler"?

Someone I don't have to wait for.
by snapper
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Broaching your surfski…and how you can prevent it
Replies: 67
Views: 7864

Re: Broaching your surfski…and how you can prevent it

I kind of had no choice but to stand up if I wanted to stay on today. http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/609photos/2015%20Fishing/Untitled-1a.jpg But stay on I did and upright I was. http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/609photos/2015%20Fishing/Untitled-7.jpg Mind you I was in a narrowish fiftee...
by snapper
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Channel crossing - the sit-on-top boys made it!
Replies: 12
Views: 1993

Re: Channel crossing - the sit-on-top boys made it!

Brilliant result and a huge effort, I was tracking them all night on ais while at work and couldn't believe how quick they were doing it in! Stunning achievement, great planning preparation and performance
by snapper
Wed May 28, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Touring sot recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 3700

Re: Touring sot recommendations

RTM Tempo. Based on the Scupper Pro, still in production and available new, faster than the Scupper as well (I paddled a Scupper for years). Here's mine:

http://teamrtmuk.weebly.com/team-kayaks/snappers-tempo

Some video with it on this page:

http://teamrtmuk.weebly.com/team-rtm-tv.html
by snapper
Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Suffolk Ferry Film
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: Suffolk Ferry Film

Marvellous, thanks for that. I went to sixth form with Dani, a really lovely girl, great fun to hang around with. Last bumped into her maybe ten years ago backstage at a gig (she was helping out, I was 'snapping'). She wrote a book about the ferry too: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Story-Southwold-Walbers...
by snapper
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Naked Kayak Angling Charity Video
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Naked Kayak Angling Charity Video

Thanks, but only some very tiny ones - they got somewhat chilled!!! That video has raised £290 so far with a bunch more promised on forthcoming paydays. That pays for ten people on the water (estimated roughly £30 a head and the initial jump part of the fee was already raised) . Five people like Luk...
by snapper
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Naked Kayak Angling Charity Video
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Naked Kayak Angling Charity Video

Well fellas, I had to raise some money and, shy as I am I figured this would be a good way...enjoy and please feel free to donate by paypal at 609photos@talktalk.net if you get a laugh out of it...it's all going to Heroes on the Water UK to get injured service personnel out kayak fishing as part of ...
by snapper
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anglesey Circumnavigation Nuclear Protest Paddle...
Replies: 49
Views: 2754

Re: Anglesey Circumnavigation Nuclear Protest Paddle...

Sizewell is old and on my doorstep but I'd rather live here than in some of the third and developing world shitholes I've been in. Funnily enough it seems a lot of people are attracted to living in first world nations too, nuclear and all.
by snapper
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anglesey Circumnavigation Nuclear Protest Paddle...
Replies: 49
Views: 2754

Re: Anglesey Circumnavigation Nuclear Protest Paddle...

I'm in favour of nuclear power but I'm more in favour of people's right to have an opinion or belief. More than that i respect people who do something about their belief. I wish you all the best in doing this and in getting people, support and coverage for it. Were I of a suitable standard I'd paddl...
by snapper
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Paddling Resolutions
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: Sea Paddling Resolutions

Paddle the full length of the Suffolk coastline (Hopton-Felixstowe, c.50 mile trip) in a day with the actual target being to make it in one tide. Date settled on is 24th August, 1 day after the biggest equinoctial tide as we have to average over 5 knots to make it in the one hit.
by snapper
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Composite Fishing Kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 4153

Re: Composite Fishing Kayaks

In the UK there are Kazkazi and Stealth. Pros and cons much the same as plastic v. composite with normal kayaks though there is also the advantage that they're both South African designs with more attention paid to speed and 'surfability', something lacking with most of the others. This is a very, v...
by snapper
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Strategies for dealing with fear in bigger conditions
Replies: 45
Views: 3308

Re: Strategies for dealing with fear in bigger conditions

No, ninth symphony. Gets me digging deep it does.
by snapper
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Brookbank and Pyranha Mouldings Limited
Replies: 40
Views: 7597

Re: Brookbank and Pyranha Mouldings Limited

Better get in quick, there will be quite a queue...
by snapper
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: East is East...
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: East is East...

haha love the description of Ness Point at Lowestoft. It's a nicer paddle at night, scenery-wise, when you just see the lights but it does have some good points: Plenty of bass to catch there in the summer from the kayak when the water clears Big overfalls to play in on a flooding northerly An appre...
by snapper
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Brookbank and Pyranha Mouldings Limited
Replies: 40
Views: 7597

Re: Brookbank and Pyranha Mouldings Limited

I guess this migth address some of the speculation.

http://www.canoe-shops.co.uk/shops/nort ... canoes.htm
by snapper
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Anchoring a kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 3298

Re: Anchoring a kayak

Shiner's right - the anchor and buoy are the seaward side of the carabiner, the reel is inside the carabiner so it stops against it.
by snapper
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Problem with Lendal 4 piece
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Problem with Lendal 4 piece

Possibly Douglas, if so I'm very pleased to of been of help. Sadly Lendal saw me on the backfoot most of the time once I added that to my workload but I did what I could with what I had available and my 'in use' perspective which at least allowed me to come up with alternatives which fortunately see...
by snapper
Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Problem with Lendal 4 piece
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Problem with Lendal 4 piece

Not neccesarily, a lot of the Lendal stock shipping out of JO UK even at the end was ex-Scottish stock as wasa lot of the stock transferred to Nigel Dennis. I'd estimate that around 90% of his stock received from the UK was ex-Scotland. I did have this issue with one of my own Lendals and used wet a...
by snapper
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Aerial Photo's
Replies: 20
Views: 2187

Re: Aerial Photo's

They're fantastic, thank you! The waves just look so different to how I expect them. A mate got some shots of us from his gyrocopter one time when we were fishing and the sea just looked strange from that angle...I hope you'll show us more! Any reference to Big Wednesday, regardless of relevance or ...
by snapper
Thu May 24, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there such a thing as Atlantic culture?
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Is there such a thing as Atlantic culture?

Looks to me like it's a collection of quotes of reviews from various publications. Looks interesting. Mark, i know you're not an angler but a very interesting read is Cod by Mark Kurlansky. It's a historical and contemporary look at a fish that is the most important Atlantic dweller in history in re...
by snapper
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How many people carry EPIRB or PLB while Seakayaking ?^
Replies: 79
Views: 9900

Re: How many people carry EPIRB or PLB while Seakayaking ?^

I have a McMurdo. It's permanently attached to my PFD. I also carry VHF. PLB is my last line of defence and I trust it more than my flares plus it is never left behind as it is attached and leashed. You can see it on my upper right chest in the yellow pouch. http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/609...
by snapper
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Night warning lights
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: Night warning lights

An all-round white light visible to one nautical mile. From memory it needs to be at least a metre off your deck. Green and red port/starboard running lots should NOT be fitted due to the size of kayaks. While a torch or headtorch might seem okay it will not be - it moves and is confusing and surpri...
by snapper
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Your views on SUP ?
Replies: 37
Views: 2635

Re: Your views on SUP ?

Is there more respect for SUPS than SOTS then? They may be paddled craft but they are neither canoe nor kayak; are the BCU going to start doing star awards for surfboards next? I've tried it, it was okay but didn't really float my boat all that much. My wrists aren't limp enough to take it up anyway.
by snapper
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Where the real boys fish...
Replies: 1
Views: 2230

Re: Where the real boys fish...

I’ve had it all on a plate here, game fishing, commercial line fishing, jetski fishing, kickboat fishing, shore fishing, rockpool fishing and having scrounged the use of a fishing ski and tested it briefly up the river it was time to hit the sea; above all else I wanted to get kayak fishing on the s...
by snapper
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Where the real boys fish...
Replies: 1
Views: 2230

Where the real boys fish...

I’m heading north to Zululand tomorrow for a bit of jet ski fishing so my aunt decided we had to go get me the right lures from the tackle shop around the corner on the way back from fetching my grandmother for dinner. Previous plans to get hold of a fishing kayak seemed to have come to nowt but sud...
by snapper
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waveski paddle
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Waveski paddle

I'm 5'10" and of reasonably slim build. I'm in suffolk and we rarely get anything even remotely clean. I use double torque lendal shafts on mystik blades, a four piece set up, and have 191, 194, 197 and 200cm shafts. I used 200 on my previous boat which was wider and higher and that was perfect. Too...
by snapper
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Glaslyn rescue
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Glaslyn rescue

I paddle on my own regularly. If I fancy going paddling I go, sometimes i'll invite some mates along who can't make it and other times I relish the peace of going alone through choice. Day, night, flat, lumpy, still, windy I don't really mind. I can't personally see why people only go with others - ...
by snapper
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Luckiest GoPro footage ever?
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Luckiest GoPro footage ever?

Fantastic! You must be a believer? Davy Jones never gave back any of my kit (klatest being my lucky viking helmet).
by snapper
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Angling Kayak 2011 DRAFT statistics
Replies: 1
Views: 2223

Angling Kayak 2011 DRAFT statistics

I recently received draft statistics for Coastguard incidents relating to Angling in 2011. They make interesting reading and Mario Siano, the National Angling Liaison Officer, has permitted me to share them. Please note that these are draft and not final. He has recorded kayak angling as a seperate ...