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by Wenley
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Don't watch after meals
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Re: Don't watch after meals

Nice film with some shots of mountainous seas. The ship in some scenes is the French Navy frigate Latouche-Tréville (D646).

HD footage of the frigate Latouche-Tréville can be watched here.
by Wenley
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Current regulations for paddling in Croatia
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Current regulations for paddling in Croatia

Hello Tomp, Bear in mind that kayaks on a roof rack should not exceed 15% of the length of the car; and if driving by night or in low visibility, the kayaks should carry a red light; and would they stick out from the front of the car, a white light. I have read that Italian policemen enforce these r...
by Wenley
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Video Podcast
Replies: 16
Views: 1364

Re: New Video Podcast

immunogirl: Which maybe why a preprinted grid/measuring device that's supposed to correlate with the grid standardized charts seems less useful to me. Hi, You are lucky in the USA: NOAA has a wealth of resources, and following its printing instructions you may well avoid distortions in scale. Howeve...
by Wenley
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Video Podcast
Replies: 16
Views: 1364

Re: New Video Podcast

immunogirl asked: Could you elaborate for us exactly what the Howard's plotter does that the rest of them don't do? They all look very useful to me, but I can't say I'd classify them as different birds. Hello, Each of the latter navigation aids are useful but they do not improve much over a base-pla...
by Wenley
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Video Podcast
Replies: 16
Views: 1364

Re: New Video Podcast

Simon Willis:
I've since been told there's this:
http://www.alpenverein.de/huetten-wege- ... 10367.html

and
http://www.paddlingotaku.com/2010/07/pl ... aring.html
S
Different birds altogether.
by Wenley
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Video Podcast
Replies: 16
Views: 1364

Re: New Video Podcast

immnunogirl said:
it's pretty similar to what we call a small craft navigation aid, just looks a bit bigger
Well, not really. I have Dr. Sutherland's, and I like a lot. However, although Jeff's navigation aid stems from the same concept, it does more than laying out courses and fixes.
by Wenley
Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Barcelona Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Barcelona Christmas

Hello Scottdog07, You might try to reach Toni from Kayaking Costa Brava . Would he not be available for Christmas, the Club Pagaia will usually schedules day paddles close to the French border in the season. Many a club member is from Barcelona, so you might as well be able to share a ride to the de...
by Wenley
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deck Slates.
Replies: 49
Views: 7417

Re: Deck Slates.

Hi MattB,

Try Listo. They are mechanical grease pencils that are easy to find in eBay.

Regards,
by Wenley
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deck Slates.
Replies: 49
Views: 7417

Deck Slates.

Yes. I am interested too. I'll need 4 sets.

Thank you.
by Wenley
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: More Nordkapp history - -
Replies: 17
Views: 3361

Re: More Nordkapp history - -

MikeB wrote:
the rest of the men agreed that they would wait for him to recover.
Yes. A single day, according to the report. Time enought to fit the six-inch foam platform over the seat of Nigel's Nordkapp.

We may guess that Mortlock was a hard master. :)
by Wenley
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 10988

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?

Greenpaddler wrote: Thanks Aled-only time for a quick scan so far but Design rights seems to have a maximum duration of 25 years in UK and EU law. Only if registered and if they are novel at the time of the application. There are some niceties over in the USA, regarding boat plans, but I would dare ...
by Wenley
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pintail
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Re: Pintail

Hi Lucy,

As much as I'd liked to do it, I have never tried the Pintail. How does it compare to a Anas Acuta or a Nordkapp?

Best,
by Wenley
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is something wrong at Valley...
Replies: 222
Views: 23539

Re: Is something wrong at Valley...

Hello, I find this thread fresh, invigorating, and so full of vitality. I concede that the point of having a website that offers clear information with accessable, and updated content for many a business can be conjured. Perhaps even most would think that it certainly shouldn't hurt. However, I am f...
by Wenley
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hook and Roll Re-entry
Replies: 64
Views: 2953

Re: Hook and Roll Re-entry

Kayaks'N'beer: Come to think of it - has anyone ever tried a contact tow with the casualty facing the other way? Yes. Only in trainings. It suits scenarios were there is little room or time to manoeuvre, and it feels quite comfortable. I would not regard sliding as a big problem as long as the conta...
by Wenley
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Who should pay for a rescue?
Replies: 88
Views: 4370

Re: Who should pay for a rescue?

Jim wrote: then there should be a system to recompense the owner or charty party to cover their expenses, in order that the masters of vessels don't use fear of the company as a reason not to help others. Hello Jim, Rendering assistance at sea is an exception to the obligations in a charterparty as ...
by Wenley
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Who should pay for a rescue?
Replies: 88
Views: 4370

Re: Who should pay for a rescue?

Jim: in fact I'll challenge you to answer the question and not spin off at a tangent - if I'm daft enough to get into trouble on the water, why should I expect someone to come and rescue me, at the cost of society at large? An answer to the question that you might like was Lord Cockburn C.J.'s in th...
by Wenley
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Navigation and IALA Buoyage
Replies: 27
Views: 4421

Re: Navigation and IALA Buoyage

Fantastic picture.
by Wenley
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Navigation and IALA Buoyage
Replies: 27
Views: 4421

Re: Navigation and IALA Buoyage

Kate D warned:
a bouy with two balls is dangerous.
Naughty buoys. The shape itself looks now menacing.
by Wenley
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Navigation and IALA Buoyage
Replies: 27
Views: 4421

Re: Navigation and IALA Buoyage

Kayaks'N'Beer asked: By the way, does anyone have a system for the other way about, ie - you can see the stripes but not the arrows? Reason I'm asking is I can't seem to learn the yellow/black stripes - Hello, I personally try from a North cardinal mark, to imagine a second black stripe rising (East...
by Wenley
Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T Ford
Replies: 97
Views: 13682

Re: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T

the official statement is that the designers got inspired from Orcas and vikingships when designing the X-Bow design that they have called the Orca bow. But the designer himself says that the inspiration came from the Alien in Ridley Scotts famous movies ;)
Doesn't it look like a submarine's bow?
by Wenley
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Stack Anglesey Property for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: North Stack Anglesey Property for sale

This property might be perhaps more convenient. Three miles of coastline including some foreshore in the Isle of Mull, its own beach and jetty.
by Wenley
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Northern Spain??
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Northern Spain??

Hello Steve,

The Rias Baixas are just as good, with plenty of sections of coast exposed to the Western swells. July and August are the most manageable months. Do you intend to bring your own kayak?
by Wenley
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kyle Rhea tidal energy farm
Replies: 103
Views: 8198

Re: Kyle Rhea tidal energy farm

Hello,

Apparently the four turbines will be placed North of the ferry. Any idea of their precise location?
by Wenley
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle size
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: Paddle size

Richard Cree adviced:
Get yourself a wing!
Great! What wing is your fancy?
by Wenley
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NEW MAN-MADE WAVE UPDATE!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Re: NEW MAN-MADE WAVE UPDATE!!!!!!

Very amazing. Here is the company's team that developed the prototype. Each one a civil engineer surfer.
by Wenley
Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Estimating windspeed
Replies: 31
Views: 3293

Re: Estimating windspeed

Hi Douglas, I find it hard to judge wind speed from a photo of the sea state as the description in the Beaufort scale fits fully developed seas. There are also factors such as a following current that might make whitecaps appear not at 10 knots but at 12 knots which would be the lower end of Force 4...
by Wenley
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tasman Sea
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Crossing the Ditch. DVD

Mark,

Thanks for the advice. The DVD trailer indeed looks terrific. Who would have thought? A DVD copy signed by both Caistrission and Jones is available through their website.
by Wenley
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A new Illorsuit kayak - an Anas Acuta for the 21st Century?
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: A new Illorsuit kayak - an Anas Acuta for the 21st Century?

Spiderman said:
Would love to hear your opinion of the Qanik, and even more so of the Sea Pearl
Sure. As soon as I try them ... Shazam! you'll get my impressions.

Good hero work. Keep on.
by Wenley
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A new Illorsuit kayak - an Anas Acuta for the 21st Century?
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: A new Illorsuit kayak - an Anas Acuta for the 21st Century?

Hi Ceegee, The Qanik is indeed as unexpensive as Seabird Designs claims. As you said, the design according to Bjorn Thomasson is inspired in the Igdlorssuit kayak, but it is not a replica at all: Softer chines, less rocker, more water line, more volume at the bow, and a bit more depth than the Anas ...
by Wenley
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak rescue off Falmouth
Replies: 37
Views: 3858

Re: Kayak rescue off Falmouth

Gasserra: Paddling upwind against sustained Force 8 wind (not just gusts) on the sea...perhaps an Olympics class athlete with advanced sea skills could do this; I'd guess that, worldwide, such paddlers, if any exist, could be counted on your fingers Hello, I have paddled upwind in Force 8 and Force ...