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by RichJ
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Re: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?

What a succinct and most excellent post. Thank you, Aled!
by RichJ
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Re: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?

Hi Chris, I'm really enjoying the debate! First off, to anyone reading this please, please refer to the article first and not just to the comments made. Chris, I note your examples of good followership. Actually, not very far from the key points made by Kelley (1988) in the article. And as noted; 'I...
by RichJ
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Re: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?

Hi Jim, And interesting comments! The purpose of the article was to apply similar thoughts to followership in paddle sport as are currently being considered in other arenas, where Leadership and Followership are seen as different but interdependent entities. My (personal) emphasis was to try and hig...
by RichJ
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Re: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?

Hi Chris, I agree my title is rather tongue in cheek and therefore misleading. I purposely didn't use current BC titles. Drawing on the research and practice from other arenas, I am suggesting that engaged Followership skills are not only important to the outcome of the adventure but an essential ap...
by RichJ
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?

The essential skill of 'Followership'...

I hope this is not seen as too controversial but a good topic for debate?

https://seakayakingwales.com/2019/01/29 ... Ic68vdAAJE

Rich
by RichJ
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Even the seagulls were cold!
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Even the seagulls were cold!

Ps ... I understand kayak over computers! And, er... Sorry about the ? After 'sharing'. ..Heaven knows how to change such stuff!

Rich
by RichJ
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Even the seagulls were cold!
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Even the seagulls were cold!

Brilliant photos!
Thank you for sharing?.

Rich
by RichJ
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Even the seagulls were cold!
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Even the seagulls were cold!

Absolutely brilliant, seawolf! The 'Straits' are a very beautiful and historic place. The tides are interesting! I can 'hear' in your post the adventure and fun you had. So good! Sometimes the rewards seem even sweater following the hardship of winter paddling. Im sure the sense of adventure goes up...
by RichJ
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Even the seagulls were cold!
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Even the seagulls were cold!

A short review of a chilly paddle on the West Coast of Anglesey...

http://seakayakingwales.com/2019/01/18/ ... uARIUozcsE

Rich
by RichJ
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PLB protection
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: PLB protection

Hi Chris, I report comments made to me by Ocean Signal, manufacturers of PLB1. But it all makes sense! 'In extremis' it's worth giving everything a go! I know from my own, limited knowledge of radio (amateur radio) that matching the antenna to the transmitter is essential. In this case pulling it ou...
by RichJ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PLB protection
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: PLB protection

Hi Robert Craig,

The reference I have is 'personal communication' with the manufacturer. Makes sense, though. I'm not trying to advocate such use but in 'extremis', it's worth a try.

Rich
by RichJ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PLB protection
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: PLB protection

Hopefully, none of us will need these devices!
However, plb1 and presumably the 'fast find' will work with the antenna wound down. But not so well, according to the manufacturer.
Please excuse stating the obvious but it seemed relevant.
Rich
by RichJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Two fabulous days at the races...
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Two fabulous days at the races...

"Wild horses couldn't drag me away....." Sang the Rolling Stones. Penrhyn Mawr and South Stack race (Anglesey) have had a similar 'pull' this week! ..

http://seakayakingwales.com/2019/01/10/ ... R2hZKoEzds

Rich
by RichJ
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skomer. "Oh What a Perfect Day"...
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Skomer. "Oh What a Perfect Day"...

Remember the warm sunny days of Summer? Looking back to a lovely trip to Skomer last summer;
http://seakayakingwales.com/2019/01/05/elementor-2700
by RichJ
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...
Replies: 31
Views: 2541

Re: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...

My very good friend, Paul. Donegal, Ireland, West Coast 2018
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by RichJ
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 3011

Re: Insurance and qualifications

Hi Seawolf, Sounds like your rescue went well with a successful outcome. Great stuff! Now, you mentioned about claim culture. As I understand, should there have been an incident with some sort of tragic outcome, an individual or family member could indeed take out a Civil case against you, which wou...
by RichJ
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 'My First Trip Round the 'Stacks' (Anglesey)
Replies: 1
Views: 339

'My First Trip Round the 'Stacks' (Anglesey)

This lovely and well written article by my good friend evokes so many emotions! I have been lucky to paddle many wonderful places but the 'Stacks' is stunningly beautiful and I have many memories of friends and fun times around this place. Even if it has cost me some adrenaline! Selfishly, I was so ...
by RichJ
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A wander around Ynys Gybi or Holy Island
Replies: 0
Views: 284

A wander around Ynys Gybi or Holy Island

....An enjoyable outing when you are feeling 'Billy no Mates';-

http://seakayakingwales.com/2018/06/26/ ... june-2018/

Rich
by RichJ
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Barra and The Bishop's Isles
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Barra and The Bishop's Isles

Thank you, seawolf856!

We really did have a splendid time!
by RichJ
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lightning
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Lightning

Need a 'like' button for the Blacksdder quote!!
by RichJ
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lightning
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Lightning

Hi there, A lazy response! I did a quick internet search and came up with this:- http://www.sdkc.org/safety/lightning-strikes-and-paddling/ We have been caught out in 'close' thunder and lightning on a few occasions. Very disconcerting, especially when waving carbon paddles around (antenna) and sitt...
by RichJ
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Barra and The Bishop's Isles
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Barra and The Bishop's Isles

Hi All,
This surely ain't no commercial but I don't know how otherwise to post this stuff and it's easier to give the link:- http://seakayakingwales.com/2018/06/19/ ... tion-2018/

We had a blast!

Rich
by RichJ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xceed - first impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: Tiderace Xceed - first impressions

Hi there! Well, clearly a fabulous design! There again, the pedigree of design from Tiderace is second to none. Now, hypothetically speaking, ... Don't think my wife uses this site... And cutting to the 'chase', how much? Waiting times? And should I bust it...because I will, do Tiderace/Nelo have 'f...
by RichJ
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3559

Re: Carrying flares

Hi Seawolf, Assuming the same thing, I had a pack of those. Almost like shotgun cartridges which fit on the end of a 'pen', fired by pulling back and releasing a spring loaded firing pin? I had heard they had a poor reputation for reliability. However, mine went on a bonfire night extravaganza, year...
by RichJ
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3559

Re: Carrying flares

Hi Folks, Well, I guess we are all going through similar considerations at the moment? Here's where we are upto with our thinking. A few years ago, several of us were involved in a rescue, I imagine not very far from the incident under discussion. See https://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewto...
by RichJ
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trip planning in Donegal?
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Trip planning in Donegal?

Thank you all very much for the input.
Rather looking forward to our trip!

Richard
by RichJ
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trip planning in Donegal?
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Trip planning in Donegal?

Hi Folks, We are looking for advice! We have had some great times paddling the coast and islands of Conemmara at Easter time and now looking to explore Donegal. Our group and family enjoy walking and bad weather alternatives in local villages and towns. To help planning our trip, any ideas where we ...
by RichJ
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bikes on Karitek roof rack?
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Bikes on Karitek roof rack?

Thank you for the replies folks.
... I will just have to be aware of height restrictions!

Richard
by RichJ
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bikes on Karitek roof rack?
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Bikes on Karitek roof rack?

Hi Folks,
I have seen pictures of bikes on Karitek roof racks but not in sufficient detail. I would be really interested if anyone has thoughts about carrying both on their Karitek and how the bike is attached?

Many thanks,

Richard
by RichJ
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle britches
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Paddle britches

Hi Pugwash, Our group use these; https://www.chillcheater.com/accessories-and-kits/spare-paddle-holder Most of our paddling involves tiderace surfing and this product has stood the test of time. Previously tried using pipe lagging or plastic tube but had to lash everything down so tight it was diffi...