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by Yellerbelly
Thu May 07, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

Hey Chris, Answering your enquiries here. May be useful for others. The kayak is 5210mm (17' 1") in length. I'm 6'2" and the distance of the front bulkhead to your sit-bones is around 1100mm. See photo, sorry out of focus. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/4343/1588854796364-5454.png The...
by Yellerbelly
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

The Quaanaaq got sold to a girl in Dunoon/Bute a while back (they are a bit on the small side, 19" wide and around 250 litres). She had a really nice blog about greenland rolling etc. but seems to have disappeared of late. I have sat in one briefly. My first go at greenland rolling with Freya Hoffm...
by Yellerbelly
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

If you think about it every bit of glassfibre and polyethylene you have ever paddled still exists somewhere in the environment. Too true, mostly at the bottom of the garden or back of the garage in my case Hang on. You were advising me on how to fix the nose of the AA a while back. I think you know...
by Yellerbelly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

The layup is very solid and the gelcoat quite thick. Even with all the chipping out of the old mods there was no damage to the original structure. I think they used quality materials back then. I got a very good colour match to BS Golden Yellow from East Coast Glassfibre . Maybe VCP used BS pigments...
by Yellerbelly
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

Before refurb. The worst damage was the deck part of the nose was almost hanging off when I drilled out the Plastic Padding repair (see link above). Think the resin pour into the end in the factory should have spread up into the deck but failed. There was one hole in the chines which had been repair...
by Yellerbelly
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

Can do. Must have chosen the worst time possible to actually sell it! Most of the advice on how to sand back and repolish glassfibre was gleaned from Mr. Crowshurst's Nordkapp refurb, elsewhere on this forum, though there are pages of entries to sift through. Leave it with me. . . . . Ben https://me...
by Yellerbelly
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Pyranha Orca For Sale £80 - Bristol
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Pyranha Orca For Sale £80 - Bristol

If you were closer I'd have it. Don't drop your price. It's cheap enough!

Anyone else have similar?

.. . .. . Ben
by Yellerbelly
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

Jon, Just had a look at your Flickr album. Worth more than the 44 views IMHO. What a beautiful boat! Been tempted by the AA if I wasn’t building the Shrike. Beryl, your Shrike would benefit from a good looking tail. . . . . . Ben :¬) https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/4343/1584182727122-...
by Yellerbelly
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

No worries, Jon. I think anyone who gets down this far will realise the AA owners are a bunch of enthusiastic geeks. (and being a geek is cool these days, apparently) And they will also see the next 2 photos of the 1970s/80s Gul spraydeck that comes with it and what the footwell looks like. Foam mas...
by Yellerbelly
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

:) Feel like my thread has been hijacked :) We are trying to sell my yellow Anas Acuta here. Not Jon's brown one, Not Adam's blue one, and not Pete's orange one (that undercuts mine by £100s but is at least on another thread). And we are not selling Cindy Doll seal hunters! Go start your own "I love...
by Yellerbelly
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

Jon,
Yours has no pigment in the gelcoat. Was this a more expensive light weight option?

The main thing is you use it. I'd like to think someone would take mine back to the west side of Jura. Glengarrisdale Bay.

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by Yellerbelly
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

This is my early/mid '70s boat https://i.ibb.co/HrX1L70/P7160001-2016-08-07-09-30-07-UTC.jpg It's great how original your kayak is. I felt I didn't have the option to keep the old decals once I started the repairs in bright new gelcoat. The black gelcoat seam on yours even looks complete. I think m...
by Yellerbelly
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

I said above that all the stuff I took out comes with it but the old 'thigh braces' went on the fire! Brutal!!

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by Yellerbelly
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

These are the decals I removed from the back deck. The "Anas Acuta" label was completely bleached out. I'd definitely buy one of the replacements if I was keeping it. I can't remember what the original owner said about when he bought it. I could be from the 70s. I wonder whether it was a second as t...
by Yellerbelly
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

Bought from original owner and renovated 12+ months ago. Original shell sanded back, repaired, refinished, foot bar removed. Original external decals destroyed unfortunately. No internal label so not totally sure of age but has the wonky tail. Added: 12mm taped external seam Deck lines and shock cor...
by Yellerbelly
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood
Replies: 26
Views: 2432

Re: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood

I can only add that a WRC GP can have more spring and flex than a carbon fibre paddle. I switched to GPs because of shoulder problems and after buying a 2 piece carbon fibre one (made by a member of my club) my shoulders were feeling the added stiffness after a couple of hours. It has the advantage,...
by Yellerbelly
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Security marking PE kayaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Security marking PE kayaks?

These boats could exist after our death. If it’s a truly awful design, there could be multiple incidents of it washing ashore alongside a dead body, and the widow[er] selling it on to someone they didn’t like. I remember being told a macabre story of a rowing boat like that as a kid. The name etchi...
by Yellerbelly
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Security marking PE kayaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Security marking PE kayaks?

rockhopper wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:07 am
You could probably use a Dremel or similar with a burred end fitted. That would remove the material fairly quickly but in a controlled manner.

Rog.
You could fill the grooves with contrasting PE something like welding rods sold to do repairs but I'm thinking of a design that would be A4 size.
by Yellerbelly
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Security marking PE kayaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Security marking PE kayaks?

Yes, it's going to need heat, like a soldering iron or blowtorch, to deform/modify the surface. Abrasion wouldn't change the colour enough to make it obvious if a kayak was listed on Facebook/Gumtree/eBay. And it needs to be big enough so that the usual photos would show the marks, you can't just dr...
by Yellerbelly
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Security marking PE kayaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Security marking PE kayaks?

How can I mark a polyethylene kayak? I've tried permanent marker but this rubs off again. I want to apply a unique logo or band across the deck so that it's immediately obvious. This would mean that it would be obvious if a thief tries to sell it online. You wouldn't buy something with no picture. I...
by Yellerbelly
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp Jubilee Try for Size
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Nordkapp Jubilee Try for Size

Good. I drove 300 miles, sat in it and bought mine there and then.

Enjoy!
by Yellerbelly
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp Jubilee Try for Size
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Nordkapp Jubilee Try for Size

Bought a Jubilee as my first kayak 12 odd years ago. I'm 6'2" and don't think I've been 14st for a couple of decades!! The Jubilee was built before manufacturers did much about cockpit ergonomics. I don't know the P&H kayaks well for comparison apart from the old square hatch Capellas that the club ...
by Yellerbelly
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H scorpio LV and P&H scorpio MV
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: P&H scorpio LV and P&H scorpio MV

Hi Openeyes,
I've PM'd you. Can't find your Gumtree advert. What deadline have you set?
Thanks . . . . Ben
by Yellerbelly
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recycled plastic kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Recycled plastic kayaks

It would be good to see old PE kayaks recycled. We have a good few damaged, antique short kayaks in my kayak club which don't get used. There must be many more gathering mould in gardens throughout the country (I know I have one). You'd pretty quickly get enough suitable material to be recast if you...
by Yellerbelly
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta
Replies: 17
Views: 1576

Re: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta

https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/4343/1518470342212-6364.png This is what the nose of my Anas Acuta looked like before I glued it together again with thickened polyester resin. The middle component is made of castings from the inside of the repaired nose and the hull. Formed a lip insi...
by Yellerbelly
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta
Replies: 17
Views: 1576

Re: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta

My bit of string to the interweb is down so not able to upload photo at the moment. I'm not so sure that the end pour was done after the hull was joined. I hadn't flowed into the upper shell. The deck is pretty thin. Looks like only one layer of CSM under the gelcoat at the end. There are bubbles in...
by Yellerbelly
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta
Replies: 17
Views: 1576

Re: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta

Chopped the end off completely. (sorry photo out of focus) I'm going to try bridging the hole in the shell and create a flange inside the end of the top using polyester resin and fabric. Then using epoxy to reunite everything without gaps. PeterG, I can see your way of creating the internal form the...
by Yellerbelly
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta
Replies: 17
Views: 1576

Re: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta

Like it Mr mcgruff. It already has the kicked up tail to go with it.
by Yellerbelly
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta
Replies: 17
Views: 1576

Re: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta

C'mon - you can't post that sort of picture without telling is how it happened..... But I'd also go for the thickened epoxy to stick it back on then do a gel coat repair once it's back to being the correct shape. Or alternately..... https://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=127...