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by GEOFF S
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Celtic Paddles
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Celtic Paddles

Just a bit of feedback re Celtic Paddles. I managed to snap my 4 piece Lendal carbon cranked paddle recently - practicing paddle float rescues ( incorrectly I assume) Although Celtic don't currently manufacture anything that is compatible, they have gone to great lengths to help and have made a sect...
by GEOFF S
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Blade area of Lendal Kinetic Touring paddle?
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Blade area of Lendal Kinetic Touring paddle?

I have a not unrelated issue... practicing paddle float rescue and snapped the shaft of my much valued 4 piece 215cm carbon kinetic touring paddle. Who's stupid idea was that ? Oh yeah, mine. Hoping Celtic Paddles can help somehow, though a replacement shaft isn't available. If not would anyone have...
by GEOFF S
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Removing a P&H seat
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Removing a P&H seat

I recall getting the seat out of my Quest with difficulty, brute force and much cursing. If there was an easy procedure, I didn't find it. More thugishness is my only suggestion
by GEOFF S
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bardsey Sound slack
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Bardsey Sound slack

Thanks for replying seawolf856, My inquiry was mainly with a passage through the sound in mind ie Porth Oer to Aberdaron. I have done this paddle before using using the info in the Wales SK guide and the paddle went well, although it definitely wasn't the expected slack at the S end of the sound, wi...
by GEOFF S
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bardsey Sound slack
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Bardsey Sound slack

Bardsey Sound slack water.
a) Is there such a thing ?
b) when is it / are they ?

There seems to be quite a variety of opinions on this - I've seen various suggestions in eg Terry Storey's book, Pwllheli S.C., Welsh Sea Kayaking.

Anybody got any info to throw into the mix ?

thanks
by GEOFF S
Fri May 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Teksport Rockhopper 340 info
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Teksport Rockhopper 340 info

I would second the comment about the weight. I had one for a while but the prospect of getting it on and off the van contributed to it's lack of
use. If you can get one dirt cheap and can cope with the weight it might be worth a punt.
by GEOFF S
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: foot rests..
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: foot rests..

Thanks for that I'll investigate.
I have found a supplier of assorted foam which looks like it could be useful for all sorts of outfitting applications...
on Ebay : haymoor_foam_products
by GEOFF S
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: foot rests..
Replies: 4
Views: 360

foot rests..

Hi I've bought a s/h Mega Neutron and it has a selection of foam blocks shoved into the foot area which kind of just do the job but aren't great. Can anyone suggest what to replace them with ? And where to get ? I've looked at Mega and they sell a selection of foam blocks - possibly what's already i...
by GEOFF S
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Sri Lanka ?
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Sri Lanka ?

Has anyone taken a boat to Sri Lanka and surfed there ? Any advice / recommendations / reports would be welcomed. Seasons,locations,travel logistics etc etc I'm thinking friendly beach breaks, nothing too big and no epic battles to get back out preferably. Or anywhere else that fulfills the brief ot...
by GEOFF S
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sun protection
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: sun protection

Yes wearing a hat is a good thing but I think part of my problem was that on the water the sun still zaps you from
underneath as it bounces off the water
Geoff
by GEOFF S
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sun protection
Replies: 7
Views: 849

sun protection

Having had a close shave with a melanoma on my temple I wondered if anyone has a recommendation for genuinely waterproof, high factor sunblock ? Surfing is a particular issue as not only does it wash the suncream off it knocks your hat off too ! My problem was entirely caused by sunlight. I'm sure y...
by GEOFF S
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: J bars
Replies: 1
Views: 552

J bars

I have roof bars on my van which are approx 40mm square. I've just tried to fit a pair of Lomo twin tube j bars but the brackets will not tighten securely enough- 40mm appears to be just outside the limit of the bracket design. Does anyone know of any j bars which can be fitted to roof bars of 40mm ...
by GEOFF S
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling...
Replies: 13
Views: 1897

Re: Rolling...

Thanks for that Jules, I'll bear it all in mind
by GEOFF S
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: ROUND BRITAIN KAYAK TRIP
Replies: 14
Views: 1998

Re: ROUND BRITAIN KAYAK TRIP

Oh dear, just as I read this thread and followed the Facebook link, it seems to be over for him, the crap weather appears
to have done for him and he's packed it in this morning.
Rotten luck.
by GEOFF S
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling...
Replies: 13
Views: 1897

Re: Rolling...

Thanks for suggestions.
I may need to address outfitting a little more to help my non existent hip flick.
I will report back if progress is made.
by GEOFF S
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling...
Replies: 13
Views: 1897

Rolling...

In the surf I can roll my Necky Jive 9 times out of 10 and when practicing rolling it's 100%. However, when practicing in my Quest on nice flat water, I fail 9 times out of 10. Any suggestions ? I have wondered if it's the different paddle, though I haven't yet tested this theory. Are there any othe...
by GEOFF S
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lomo j bars
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: Lomo j bars

Nope, not had a message.
by GEOFF S
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Suggestions for my next surf kayak?
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: Suggestions for my next surf kayak?

Apologies for butting in, but what do you think of the Mustang ? Which category does that fall into ?
thanks
Geoff
by GEOFF S
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lomo j bars
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Lomo j bars

I need to replace my ancient upright bars with something a little better and am considering the LOMO double tubed j bars.
Would anyone recommend these ? I have a carbon Quest. Do these bars conform well to the hull shape of a sea kayak ?

thanks
Geoff
by GEOFF S
Mon May 15, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Could you recommend a boat or two please
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: Could you recommend a boat or two please

Thanks Dave, are plastic worth considering or would that be too much of a compromise ?
And I am fed up of carrying the bloody thing along that horrible sandy path to Hell's Mouth

Geoff
by GEOFF S
Mon May 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mull info
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Re: Mull info

Thanks for the replies.
It is still at the 'pipe dream' stage - was hoping for a prolonged spell of beautiful weather with glassy seas etc etc. later this month.
Hopefully we've not had our allowance for this year
by GEOFF S
Sun May 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Alushe Airtime HP FOR SALE
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Alushe Airtime HP FOR SALE

it finished earlier this evening
by GEOFF S
Sun May 14, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Could you recommend a boat or two please
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Could you recommend a boat or two please

I'm on the look out for a reasonably cheap, used surf boat and wonder if you could recommend a few to look out for that might suit me.... I've been using a Necky Jive for many years and think I'm fairly competent in reasonable surf. I'm about 5'10, medium build. I enjoy carving on nice clean - thoug...
by GEOFF S
Wed May 03, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mull info
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Re: Mull info

Thanks Mike, hadn't spotted that.
Very useful

Geoff
by GEOFF S
Tue May 02, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mull info
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Mull info

Contemplating a circumnavigation of Mull, have read the various trip reports on here but wondered if anybody could point me
to a source of online tidal stream info.
thanks

Geoff
by GEOFF S
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rockhopper 340 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Rockhopper 340 for sale

For sale Teksport Rockhopper......a playboat for the sea. for the official info : http://www.teksport.co.uk/Rockhopper/0_caaa001/PRAA040.htm On facebook group USED KAYAKS UK with photos £320 In Buxton, Derbyshire Comes with pair of fins. Fun boat to paddle but a high van and a dodgy back mean it doe...
by GEOFF S
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H QUEST LV, composite
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: P&H QUEST LV, composite

the boat is now provisionally sold
by GEOFF S
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H QUEST LV, composite
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: P&H QUEST LV, composite

..also includes a tub each of red and white gel coat for the hull and top deck, just in case you ever scuffed it.
by GEOFF S
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H QUEST LV, composite
Replies: 5
Views: 706

P&H QUEST LV, composite

Poppy red deck. In really good condition, stored in garage and taken out for special occasions.
Peak District location but I often go to N Wales.
Couple of pic.s on the facebook page 'used kayaks uk' or can e-mail
£950