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by RichJ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xceed - first impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 519

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: 2719

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: 2719

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: 589

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: 589

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: 342

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: 342

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 - Gear
Topic: Paddle britches
Replies: 4
Views: 539

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...
by RichJ
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 2803

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

MikeB, You make a very interesting point....And indeed, I am very keen to come to your next skills session to learn and share. Now, and please bare with me as I try to formulate my thoughts.... We can discuss similarities and possible differences between 'Teaching' and 'Coaching'. Actually, I suspec...
by RichJ
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 2803

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

Hi ron-t, First off, my apologies if I appear to be nit picking over phraseology. That was really not intended at all! I have been an 'endorsed leader' (in the context of this discussion) for many years and I am now looking to explore the new Coaching qualifications. Until early retirement I was a S...
by RichJ
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 2803

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

Hi Chris,
Interesting! And I agree with the points you made in answer to my question. What do you see as the key competencies required of a Coach, separate to those of a 'Leader'?

Richard
by RichJ
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 2803

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

We don't have to have Coaches or Leaders! And as mentioned earlier in this thread there are many groups who perform at top levels without 'formal' BC endorsed qualifications. Thus, to open up the debate a few questions which BC must have asked themselves before this review, but would be interesting ...
by RichJ
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: This seasons colours
Replies: 25
Views: 1829

Re: This seasons colours

Hi Grian,
It's by a fella who has spent a lot of hours sitting in a boat, enjoying the stunning scenery of the 'Small Isles'. I can't paint, tin musical ear, rubbish at photos so find words easier to 'explain' images and feelings!

Richard
by RichJ
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Werner paddle button jamming
Replies: 26
Views: 1491

Re: Werner paddle button jamming

Pathbrae said; "
Did Werner fix this? I also have a wife that sometimes cranks - especially when i buy new paddles....."

Excellent! Wish I had a 'like' button!

Richard
by RichJ
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: This seasons colours
Replies: 25
Views: 1829

Re: This seasons colours

Hi Grean, And what a lovely post! Such dark days at this time of year but thoughts and plans for the Spring bring 'colour'. My very simple contribution:- Colours Of The Sea Eigg stands alone, stark. Dark silhouette, brooding sentinel, An Old Master. Her ancient rock holds fast, In a living sea, chan...
by RichJ
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chlorinated swimming pools and neoprene
Replies: 17
Views: 2130

Re: Chlorinated swimming pools and neoprene

Hi Adrian, I guess most likely to add some sort of hypochlorite. Molecules and ions present will depend on pool conditions, notably pH. Either way the anion formed from hypochlorite in water is a strong oxidising agent. Fortunately, an excellent way of killing bacteria but equally capable of attacki...
by RichJ
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chlorinated swimming pools and neoprene
Replies: 17
Views: 2130

Re: Chlorinated swimming pools and neoprene

Chlorine molecules (not as the ion, 'chloride') are highly likely to damage any elasticated kit!
I think someone else may have mentioned the damaging effects on swimming costumes, although the 'endurance' variety last a lot longer.
I would most certainly rinse kit.

Richard
by RichJ
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Outstanding service from Olympus
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Outstanding service from Olympus

...Which is all so much better than my time with Canon!(D10? Waterproof..ha!) I looked after my camera with meticulous care. Initially, the plastic/metal started to corrode. Soon after the camera just stopped working. A few weeks out of waranty...the equivalent of, maybe three rolls of film, for tho...
by RichJ
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hot air, cold water
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: Hot air, cold water

How much effort are you expecting on this warm trip? For me, any effort and 'boil in the bag', excessive sweating along with potential dehydration and just miserable, are very real risks. Quite clearly, you have to make the call to judge the environment you will be in. However, surely there's a comp...
by RichJ
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: 15' Prospecter and bikes on the car, How?
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: 15' Prospecter and bikes on the car, How?

Hi Notters, My knowledge of cars is limited, so doubt this will help. But... In Toyota Avensis Estate; two seakayaks on top (some light, bulky stuff in hatches). All paddling gear, camping gear and cycling gear inside, along with three bikes. Bikes (2x mtb, 1xroad) have front wheel and seat post rem...
by RichJ
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Cag?
Replies: 17
Views: 3046

Re: Best Cag?

My vote for separates; Kokotat Tec Tour in Goretex Kokotat salopettes in hydrus Hydrus is not their most expensive, although hide price tags from any significant others, but as said by MikeB .....You really won't regret the choice! And actually, if you are paddling regularly and in my experience, ch...
by RichJ
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Performance Awards - review
Replies: 44
Views: 2436

Re: Personal Performance Awards - review

Simon Westgarth emphasises value over cost. Clearly, an important point. However, I would also like to emphasise the significance of course cost in paddle sport. To progress significantly along the coaching or skills/leading pathway is very expensive!.....Unless paid for as professional development....
by RichJ
Tue May 23, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shoulder injury AC joint grade 4
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Shoulder injury AC joint grade 4

Hi Nigel, Really pleased your surgery has gone so well! .....Now I'm going to show my 'true colours' and be a boring Old Fart! Has the surgeon repaired tendons in your procedure? Especially if so, please take it easy and simply do very light Physio! You may like to look up 'Shoulder.doc' on the net....
by RichJ
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shoulder injury AC joint grade 4
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Shoulder injury AC joint grade 4

Hi Nigelhatton,
Sorry to hear of your injury. I had an AC joint excision and sub-acromial decompression operation last October. Paddling again after 12 weeks. Please do pm for more details of recovery, if you feel it may be of use.
All the best,
Richard
by RichJ
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BCU AGM / President / Unrest !
Replies: 16
Views: 1844

Re: BCU AGM / President / Unrest !

Now, I'm not the brightest sandwich at the IT picnic! And I have therefore not thought myself worthy to comment on this point... Until now, when others maybe in the same (non sporting) kayak. I dutifully pay my 'subs' so shouldn't I have got an Email regarding this vote? Changes to my 5* ticket and ...
by RichJ
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Pyranha Ina zone 242
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Pyranha Ina zone 242

Boat now sold
by RichJ
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Pyranha Ina zone 242
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Pyranha Ina zone 242

Pyranha Inazone 242, white water spec. Usual surface scratches.

Price £70

Please email for photos if you are interested.

Richard
by RichJ
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Best Dry suit?
Replies: 21
Views: 3493

Re: Best Dry suit?

SJD,
I once thought as you! Sadly, a very well known manufacturer let us down so many times that I have given up with their kit.
The investment in Kokatat has been huge.....But I continue (so far) to be dry!

Richard
by RichJ
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hull care
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Hull care

Now come on, Pugwash!
Dig deep! Buy the lady a shiny new boat!

Richard
by RichJ
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Panpan medico! ....I Tried to phone the BCU
Replies: 15
Views: 1483

Re: Panpan medico! ....I Tried to phone the BCU

Thanks for that, Rick.
Yes, I think it is just 'rebranding' but wanted to check.

Richard