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by RichJ
Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: KIS .. .A great event in Brittany!
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: KIS .. .A great event in Brittany!

A reminder of this very sociable event which takes place in a wonderful environment.
No! You don't need to be able to speak French. Yes! It is considerable fun and incredibly good value....
by RichJ
Fri Feb 02, 2024 8:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: KIS .. .A great event in Brittany!
Replies: 8
Views: 566

KIS .. .A great event in Brittany!

Hi Folks,
Now I may be promoting in wrong place? ... But, hey! This is a non profit meeting of Sea Kayakers in Brittany!
So much fun and with something for everyone....

https://my.weezevent.com/kayak-iroise-semaine-1

All best,
Rich...
by RichJ
Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder
Replies: 12
Views: 824

Re: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder

Hi Folks... Osteoarthritis? .... What a chore. Severn years ago I had same of A/C joint. A simple operation, sticking to the physio and I was good after around 3 months. But that's my story which probably doesn't help you! My best advice; learn/practice perfect rotation (which keeps shoulders 'squar...
by RichJ
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thule Hullavator?
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Re: Thule Hullavator?

Thank you all so much for your time and effort to answer my question!
All very best,
Rich..
by RichJ
Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling technique - what if you can't push?
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: Paddling technique - what if you can't push?

Hi There,
I'm surely no expert! However, my top hand guides not pushes. It helps maintain position of the paddle, power coming from trunk rotation. Whilst a slightly different setting take a look here;
And Ivan Lawler is rather good at forward paddling!!
All best,
Rich...
by RichJ
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thule Hullavator?
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Re: Thule Hullavator?

Thank you folks! My pal has the nuts and square bolts which should allow a KCS craddle to bolt on. It SEEMS a good idea but until such thoughts are 'peer reviewed' .... heaven knows what I've missed! The hullavator track appears as tough as a karitek. That being another thought! Thank you both. Any ...
by RichJ
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thule Hullavator?
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Thule Hullavator?

Hi Folk, A friend has a 'Hullavator' system and very sadly broke the craddles whilst driving down a lane and meeting a low branch. Sadly and for reasons only known to themselves, Thule don't sell replacement craddles. So my question... Is there any reason why Karitek style craddles could not be used...
by RichJ
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea oak kayaks?
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Sea oak kayaks?

Hi there and thank you for responding.
The 'sea oak' kayaks he asked me about was a trade name for a glass constructed boat.

Rich..
by RichJ
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea oak kayaks?
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Sea oak kayaks?

Hi Folks,
A Breton friend is researching sea kayak history in France. He has asked if I know anything about 'sea oak' kayak, especially who designed/built.
Anyone know anything?

Thank you for your help,
Rich..
by RichJ
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sealing deck fittings
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Sealing deck fittings

Hello Moderators... please excuse me but what has the poster done wrong?... ok, .. guess I might also have to read the rules!!
by RichJ
Sat May 04, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fence crossing river Dee, Corwen
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Fence crossing river Dee, Corwen

For river paddlers of the Dee..... I'm sure paddlers will be aware of this but if not and you are planning to paddle the Dee near Corwen, please be aware there is a significant fence (multiple posts) crossing the river. I'm sorry not to be able to give grid refs. (No map with me) But the fence can b...
by RichJ
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Should I get a Valley Sirona RM or a Zegul Arrow Play? (Nuka?)
Replies: 18
Views: 4380

Re: Should I get a Valley Sirona RM or a Zegul Arrow Play? (Nuka?)

Geth,
Didn't we 'test' those in Penrhyn Mawr? ?

Rich
by RichJ
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Effective VHF Coverage
Replies: 24
Views: 2678

Re: Effective VHF Coverage

Hi Northern Blue,
And please, please excuse my 'teaching to suck eggs' comments...
First off, are you fully depressing the ptt switch? ... The radio registering you are transmitting?
Secondly, is the antenna fully screwed on?
....Two very simple faults I have recently seen!

Rich
by RichJ
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Severn Estuary
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Re: Severn Estuary

The Environment Agency, along with Roger Drummond produced, 'Canoeists Guide' to the River Severn. It only takes you down as far as Gloucester but Roger may well be a good source of information. I believe his Son(s) once did a similar journey to yours.

Rich
by RichJ
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Play the sea
Replies: 20
Views: 2442

Re: Play the sea

I'm very biased and would suggest you consider the Xtra you mentioned. You may well be aware there is a low volume version? Also, the Tiderace Vortex should be up there for consideration. A most excellent plastic boat.

Good luck!

Rich
by RichJ
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?
Replies: 25
Views: 3092

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: 25
Views: 3092

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: 25
Views: 3092

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: 25
Views: 3092

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: 25
Views: 3092

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: 1056

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: 1056

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: 1056

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: 1056

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: 2433

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: 2433

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: 2433

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: 627

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: 523

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: 5256

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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