Search found 78 matches

by jet
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Transporting sea kayaks
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Transporting sea kayaks

Alternatively rent whilst there. A quick google search came up with:

http://www.dalarokajak.se/hyra-kajak.asp?lang=eng

No idea if they are any good as never been there.
by jet
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting a pressurised hydration bladders
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Fitting a pressurised hydration bladders

I was thinking more of fitting one of these:
https://www.pub-paraphernalia.com/beer-pump-handle.html
by jet
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tidal constants and ebb tide beginning earlier - Why?
Replies: 17
Views: 1724

Re: Tidal constants and ebb tide beginning earlier - Why?

Menai Strait is an amazing cattle trough!

Bangor Uni bathymetric map of the strait

by jet
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hypothetically.... river bed alterations!
Replies: 25
Views: 1609

Re: Hypothetically.... river bed alterations!

Hypothetically

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/re ... blications

Scroll down and there's a publication on hand drilling and breaking rocks.

Loads of other interesting bits on there as well.
by jet
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: [CK] Reinforcing PE with glass fibre or alu mesh
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: [CK] Reinforcing PE with glass fibre or alu mesh

If using heat on your boat check whether it's crosslinked PE or not.

I've not done this, so you may want to try first.....

heat the metal not the boat and push into the surface. Then back fill with a PE based hot melt adhesive
by jet
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Air Bags
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Air Bags

Some air bags are definitely worthwhile :-)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kmise-Inflatab ... +protector
by jet
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Disposal of Flares
Replies: 23
Views: 2070

Re: Disposal of Flares

Chris,

Fully agree.

I'm taking mine to CG. All will be placed in an ammo box for transit. Overkill maybe.

Justin
by jet
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Disposal of Flares
Replies: 23
Views: 2070

Re: Disposal of Flares

Chris, Thanks for the update on Holyhead CG. That is looking like the best option for me. Talking to a friend at the weekend, who has recently let off some out of date (8 years over date) pen flares. They still worked, and made a much bigger bang than he remembered from the pen flares he tried in th...
by jet
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Disposal of Flares
Replies: 23
Views: 2070

Re: Disposal of Flares

So the problem as I find it is the mca have limited centres. The chandlers will often only take back what they sell so need to find one who'll take anything As soon as out of date the flare gets reclassified as explosive class 1.2 (see link) http://www.ramorauk.com/bomb-disposal/pyrotechnics Letting...
by jet
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Disposal of Flares
Replies: 23
Views: 2070

Disposal of Flares

Has anybody got any ideas of how to dispose of time expired pyrotechnics, other than let them off on bonfire night and get a visit from unhappy police and fire officers. Return them to point of purchase - Not possible as bought from Knoydart Local council - not mine (no they are not fireworks and ca...
by jet
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some Facts
Replies: 26
Views: 3025

Re: Some Facts

Sea kayaking for when you retire In general or from white water? if the latter then CallWild has announced his retirement http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=124484 in my case it means I retired before I got started. but the comfortable seat and room for a travel rug and te...
by jet
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New helmet- what to buy?
Replies: 35
Views: 3540

Re: New helmet- what to buy?

I went for the compromise- better/safer helmet but in black for style. Going to put some bright stickers on though to customise and make more visible. Can I suggest some caution. On their website, Sweet state the thermoplastic shell is made from ABS. This particular material in common with a number...
by jet
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What boats do you use?
Replies: 23
Views: 2127

Re: What boats do you use?

There is a phrase for this Boat Ho'

You've been on everything but the titanic :-)
by jet
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Wheels?
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: Wheels?

There are various wheels threads in the sea kayaking section and you'll see that size of wheel relative to the surface you are pulling a boat over is an important factor. You'll even see inflatable rollers mentioned. Johnysmoke'ss idea of a drag plate is good for lighter boats. An alternate would be...
by jet
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 349
Views: 31588

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

I can't really give advice as I've never seen you roll or try to roll. I can say what it took for me, although I'm out of practice now. I took myself off to the side of the pool and did hip flick after hip flick on both sides for a couple of sessions. This got the flick action sorted, conditioned me...
by jet
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A Pembrokeshire Epic
Replies: 8
Views: 2413

Re: A Pembrokeshire Epic

As Martin says, thank you for being so candid. It seemed fairly inevitable to me that…even if we didn’t both end up swimming (which was not outside the realms of possibility)…we were going to need assistance, sooner or later. . I am aware that these are very difficult questions to answer as there is...
by jet
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: You don't see this very often
Replies: 6
Views: 2492

Re: You don't see this very often

You may not agree with it, but one pedalo can feed a family of four through a cold winter.
by jet
Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nervous paddlers
Replies: 43
Views: 4181

Re: Nervous paddlers

I definitely fall into the nervous paddler group when on a river. On the sea I'm relatively happy and can handle moving water, to an extent. However, put me on a river and all the muscle memory goes and I start to look at hazards, over think the situation, freeze up and guarantee that something will...
by jet
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A "good paddler"?
Replies: 12
Views: 4062

Re: A "good paddler"?

One who pays their share of the petrol and buys their round without prompting. :-)
by jet
Wed May 27, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Excuses for swimming :)
Replies: 24
Views: 3383

Re: Excuses for swimming :)

I was demonstrating to the more concerned novices in the group that a wet exit is relatively easy. I was concerned that the sunlight was fading the deck more than the hull so thought I'd balance things up a bit I've been putting on weight lately and thought a mouthful of river water might help in su...
by jet
Tue May 26, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Removing an indentation on a kaysk hull
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Removing an indentation on a kaysk hull

Sam

See this recent thread http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... 3&t=119043

Out of curiosity has anyone tried using a wallpaper steamer to gently heat the hull as opposed to trying to fill area with boiling water.

Justin
by jet
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kit in boat rant
Replies: 20
Views: 2473

Re: Kit in boat rant

For me it depends on the season.

My two servants, one floating, one shore based carry all I require.

In the summer, that tends to be the chilled champers and strawberries, in the winter I switch to foie gras for the higher energy content.

pip pip,

Justin
by jet
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Natural composite canoe
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Natural composite canoe

Watch a canoe being made from a flax based composite.
http://www.compositestoday.com/2014/09/ ... _campaign=
by jet
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You know you need to get out paddling more when.....
Replies: 26
Views: 2684

Re: You know you need to get out paddling more when.....

...and there's a city to clean up....
Quick Robin, to the Rotobat.
by jet
Tue May 21, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Welded plastic bulkheads leak - repair?
Replies: 24
Views: 2546

Re: Welded plastic bulkheads leak - repair?

Soudal is a uk based company http://www.soudal.com/soudalweb/contact ... ?w=8&p=494

Sales offices are shown in Italy, croatia and Bulgaria... but not Greece


Justin
by jet
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stowaway
Replies: 13
Views: 1144

Re: Stowaway

Important to keep discipline when afloat. Always threaten the crew with the cat across the back.

Justin
by jet
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West Dorset coast closed
Replies: 8
Views: 941

Re: West Dorset coast closed

Mark,

Don't know if this is any help
http://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDoc ... iagram.pdf

Justin
by jet
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hey, you, UK circumnavigator ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: Hey, you, UK circumnavigator ...

Isn't there new government funding for such community spirited actions :-) The big kayak society.
by jet
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Quickly deteriorating hatch cover
Replies: 16
Views: 3194

Re: Quickly deteriorating hatch cover

In addition to UV degradation of the material leading to embrittlement and subsequent cracking, another possible cause is ozone cracking http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone_cracking Preventing low level ozone getting to the elastomer is one option, but another is removing the stress. Hence the sugges...