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by Yellerbelly
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp Jubilee Try for Size
Replies: 3
Views: 260

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: 260

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: 801

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: 774

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: 1290

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: 1290

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: 1290

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: 1290

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: 1290

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...
by Yellerbelly
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta
Replies: 17
Views: 1290

Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta

Not sure the best way to fix the broken nose of my Anas Acuta. I've ground away the plastic padding that was holding the nose together. The incomplete shell of the upper part of the hull is just held onto the rest of the deck. The lower half of the hull is solid resin to seal the hole for the end to...
by Yellerbelly
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A periplus for Christmas?
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: A periplus for Christmas?

The Inuit carved map sticks to document coastal features. http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/04/inuit-tactile-maps-of-greenland.html https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZKxpNP2Zyjk/WOsOM9B_pGI/AAAAAAABSNY/vToUHFM0_pA/inuit-map2.jpg I might try his for my bit of the Lincolnshire coast. It would look li...
by Yellerbelly
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fettling a kinked skeg wire
Replies: 45
Views: 2266

Re: Fettling a kinked skeg wire

Image too large for screen (IMGP2844 2500 x 1500px)Image

Looks like it's been resized to fit forum page.

Good stuff Mark G. !

. . . . Ben
by Yellerbelly
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fettling a kinked skeg wire
Replies: 45
Views: 2266

Re: Fettling a kinked skeg wire

Testing image upload. (IMGP0048 850 x 510px ) Image
by Yellerbelly
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weekend trip report 28/29 October 17
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Weekend trip report 28/29 October 17

Do I have to read all that? Aren't there any pictures? #ShortAttentionSpan

. . . . Ben
by Yellerbelly
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fettling a kinked skeg wire
Replies: 45
Views: 2266

Re: Fettling a kinked skeg wire

How about a thread each month such as 'WHERE DID YOU PADDLE - October 2017' Something the West Coast Paddler forum does, but not every month. Less intimidating than starting a dedicated thread. The WCP forum allows you to upload to their site, so you don't need to use a 3rd party site and link. . . ...
by Yellerbelly
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fettling a kinked skeg wire
Replies: 45
Views: 2266

Re: Fettling a kinked skeg wire

Are the days of the bulletin board numbered? They developed before there were sites like Facebook. After all Mark posted his trip report on FB and I read it there. Perhaps there a dilution of content when content can be hosted on so many different platforms. My club set up its own private FB group a...
by Yellerbelly
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fettling a kinked skeg wire
Replies: 45
Views: 2266

Re: Fettling a kinked skeg wire

Actually. . . if I can get the club kayaks into a seaworthy condition so that we can inspire folk like this young lady on a trip to Staffa and the Treshnish islands. . https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4500/37194902504_2465402ae7_z.jpg . . . they might go on to do this. .. https://farm5.staticflickr.co...
by Yellerbelly
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fettling a kinked skeg wire
Replies: 45
Views: 2266

Re: Fettling a kinked skeg wire

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4507/37192166764_a99847f728_b.jpg Mark, Why torture yourself bringing up nightmares like this? Get out there and report back so that others can live vicariously paddling they could never achieve. . . . Ben P.S. if you avoid removing the cable it saves a lot of hassle....
by Yellerbelly
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: McNulty Baidarka - restoration project
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: McNulty Baidarka - restoration project

I was thinking this was Captain Frank McNulty. It was the handlebar moustache but I think you are right. . . . Ben
by Yellerbelly
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: McNulty Baidarka - restoration project
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: McNulty Baidarka - restoration project

Kayak still available. Free to a good home. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4481/37733793461_827ddddfb4_b.jpg I've removed all the old deck fittings (pump works well) and modifications and taken new photos to be found here; https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7518uw Scans of the original brochure can be found here...
by Yellerbelly
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Re: Anas Acuta for sale

If you are around today I would come and have a look at it. My contact details in the message I've sent you . .. or post your address on this public forum. . . . Ben
by Yellerbelly
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Re: Anas Acuta for sale

Is there a spraydeck with it?

(I've sent you a message. Click 'Private messages' up to the right.)

. . . . Ben
by Yellerbelly
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Re: Anas Acuta for sale

I'm guessing it has no bulkheads and virtually no decklines and looks like this? ;

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=123647&p=785302&hil ... ta#p785302

. . . . Ben
by Yellerbelly
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How to repair polyurethane combing
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: How to repair polyurethane combing

(trying Flickr link, I've lost all my photo links with Photobucket policy change as well Chris!) Before ] https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4302/36203457066_40cf083a62_b.jpg After https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4328/35440002723_de569e1349_b.jpg Cut out the seat and mounted it on closed cell foam blocks...
by Yellerbelly
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Granta sea kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Granta sea kayak - 'SOLD'

Kayak has been taken by an old member of the club who remembers it being purchased. . . . . Ben
by Yellerbelly
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: restoration projects...or junk ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: restoration projects...or junk ?

I believe they are (or were) but act quickly or they may get skipped https://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=126891 https://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=126890 Thanks Chris. The yellow one has been taken but the orange McNulty is under threat of diss...
by Yellerbelly
Wed May 31, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skeg problems and replacement - P&H Capella (pre 2004)
Replies: 15
Views: 1280

Re: Skeg problems and replacement - P&H Capella (pre 2004)

Thanks all, Well, . . . . I had to do something to cover the nasty hole in the bottom of the skeg box after I removed the old fitting. Trying the tip found in the Almanac to secure the wire in the skeg with brass electrical connectors embedded in hot-melt glue. Can't find the link again. Bad photo. ...
by Yellerbelly
Sat May 27, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skeg problems and replacement - P&H Capella (pre 2004)
Replies: 15
Views: 1280

Re: Skeg problems and replacement - P&H Capella (pre 2004)

The second Capella was more difficult. Unable to push the wire around the tight curve of the original tube I got medieval with the old bulkhead fitting. http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f212/bblackburn_photo/IMGP0052_zpscpvlfrau.jpg Made plates of stainless steel for both sides of the skeg box for ...
by Yellerbelly
Thu May 25, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Granta sea kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Granta sea kayak

Length 5m (16' 5"), beam = 600mm (23.6")

More photos here: http://s48.photobucket.com/user/bblackb ... ea%20kayak
by Yellerbelly
Thu May 25, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: McNulty Baidarka - restoration project
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: McNulty Baidarka - restoration project

Measured length = 4.9m (16'). beam = 535mm (21"), seat width = 355mm (14"), cockpit 640 x 455 (25" x 18")

More photos - http://s48.photobucket.com/user/bblackb ... ea%20kayak