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by Daker
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stroke Rate on Garmin Fenix ?
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Stroke Rate on Garmin Fenix ?

I use a Vaaka Cadence Sensor paired with a Garmin 310xt. I cannot see why one of those monitors would not pair with a Fenix. Thanks for the comments but the whole point of the question was to utilise the functionality of the device I already own and NOT having to buy yet another widget to provide t...
by Daker
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stroke Rate on Garmin Fenix ?
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Stroke Rate on Garmin Fenix ?

I completely understand about not being interested in racing, but if I use a 'racing' stroke at cruising speed (i.e. same technique but lower rate) the boat glides along much more easily than before I improved my technique (and started racing). Exactly. But for me its more a curiosity thing really....
by Daker
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stroke Rate on Garmin Fenix ?
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Stroke Rate on Garmin Fenix ?

Having now had a look at the SUP widget it appears spot on - Stroke Rate as well as distance per stroke and speed so should be able to provide everything I need. Also, as I own sea boats between 16 and 18’ as well as an FSK, it could be interesting to gauge how much more efficient the longer / skinn...
by Daker
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stroke Rate on Garmin Fenix ?
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Stroke Rate on Garmin Fenix ?

Thanks for the SUP app suggestion, I’ll take a look st that. As for whether it’s necessary, that’s an entirely different thing and totally subject to an individuals objectives. However, if for the sake of argument, in a given craft, I can decrease my stroke rake and maintain the same hull speed, tha...
by Daker
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stroke Rate on Garmin Fenix ?
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Stroke Rate on Garmin Fenix ?

Anyone own a Garmin Fenix 5 and found a way to get Stroke Rate to show in the Kayak setting ? Or alternatively a 3rd party app that will do so please ? Strangely, if you choose “Indoor Rowing” it defaults to show stroke rate (presumably based on an accelerometer measuring arm movements) but has no o...
by Daker
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Romany Classic and Romany Surf for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Romany Classic and Romany Surf for sale

PM sent by me also.
by Daker
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Expedition Fast Sea Kayak Options?
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Best Expedition Fast Sea Kayak Options?

Id be interested to know how those who have owned or paddled the Epic 16x find it compares to similar boats from other manufacturers in both speed and stability. I've only ever read good reviews of the Epic but it is by far the widest of these style of boats at a quoted 58.4cm. The Taran 18 is 52cm,...
by Daker
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: For Sale : Romany Surf Sea Kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: For Sale : Romany Surf Sea Kayak

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by Daker
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Surf Kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Wanted - Surf Kayak

Aah, nice one. See you down the coast sometime then, :-)
by Daker
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Surf Kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Wanted - Surf Kayak

Why the Maverick ?
Not to everyone's taste unless you are quite light weight, the Neutron is a lot more user friendly I would suggest.

There was a PE Neutron in Falkirk recently on FB but looks to be sold now.
by Daker
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GPS
Replies: 34
Views: 3052

Re: GPS

Thanks for the reply. On looking further I realised I can do that from the existing data fields available on the Fenix 5. Map reference comes up onthe nag widgets but it can be added to any of the others as acustomdata field. The more I thought about it, I realised Grid Ref May come in useful in any...
by Daker
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GPS
Replies: 34
Views: 3052

Re: GPS

seawolf856, is your app available for others to download please as sounds interesting, particularly the Grid Ref as part of the display options without having to go into a separate navigation menu ? I have a Fenix5 Plus which actually has the mapping software built in but I wouldn't use if for real ...
by Daker
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PLB registration - is this a record?
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: PLB registration - is this a record?

And meanwhile there are call-outs to PLB / EPIRB activations from devices which are not registered so the owner cannot be traced to confirm if a false alarm.

Like this one recently in Eyemouth -

by Daker
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PLB protection
Replies: 22
Views: 1564

Re: PLB protection

For sea kayaking I'm happy with mine just in my PFD pocket but for dedicated surfing (only if its big and I'm solo or a long way off shore) I tend to just stick it in a zip-lock bag first, leaving the lanyard out to tied to a strap or similar. I'm not overly concerned about the bag not being 100% wa...
by Daker
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Ride Eclipse
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Wanted - Ride Eclipse

Did you find one or are you still looking - - - - - - ?
by Daker
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West Cork - recommend me - -
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: West Cork - recommend me - -

Old Head of Kinsale is well worth doing, the fun of paddling through multiple (50m ?) long passages underneath a golf course with flat calm on one side and possibly lively on the other, subject to conditions.
by Daker
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Surfski Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Surfski Wanted

There's a V8 for sale near Edinburgh just now, advertised on FB Surfski Scotland (and possibly other pages).

I cant seem to copy the thread but search and you'll find it I'm sure, asking price is £1000 I believe.
by Daker
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Good Head Torch Recommendations ?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Good Head Torch Recommendations ?

Thanks for everyone's replies but my experience of 100 / 200 lumen lights is that they are great for close-up stuff and general use, for example in a campsite, but don't really provide a sufficient pool of light to be of much use in a cave or similar environment. But please keep the suggestions comi...
by Daker
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Good Head Torch Recommendations ?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Good Head Torch Recommendations ?

Thanks a lot.
Good to hear as that was the exact one I was looking at online earlier but wanted to see what came up in reply to the open question. ;-)
by Daker
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Good Head Torch Recommendations ?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Good Head Torch Recommendations ?

I'm sure this has been done many times before but the latest threads I could find are a couple of years old so figured it was worth starting anew. So, can anyone recommend a decent head torch which has a good throw of light, is waterproof, is not the size of a brick and not ridiculously expensive ? ...
by Daker
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?

Personally cant see it being an issue if they are suitably bagged. Id be inclined either to add a couple of dedicated eyelets to the rack and some padding to protect the shafts, or strap them to a kayak to reduce the overall windage and potential for flexion of the paddles. KT do a general purpose a...
by Daker
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Transport for sea kayak from Edinburgh to Exeter??
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Transport for sea kayak from Edinburgh to Exeter??

There's a chance I will be driving to SW Wales in the next couple of weeks and could easily take a boat via Bristol in exchange for a fuel contribution.
PM me if that's of any use.
by Daker
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Red - What Colour ?!
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Tiderace Red - What Colour ?!

Fantastic, thanks for that. (Don't know why I didn't find it when I looked, oops.)
I'm about to order another boat from another manufacturer and wanted that same colour. :-)
by Daker
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Red - What Colour ?!
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Tiderace Red - What Colour ?!

Anybody happen to know what the proper colour on the Tiderace Xtras is please ?
ie RAL code or similar ?

Thanks a lot. :-)
by Daker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 43
Views: 3784

Re: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

I have now tried 3 times to load the app to my phone and on each case it appears to load but will not open so is completely useless and, as far as I can establish, there in no way to log a route on the web site version so not terribly impressed. Personally I only ever contact the CG if I'm likely to...
by Daker
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xtra Standard / HV
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Tiderace Xtra Standard / HV

Thanks guys.

All of that tends to confirm my suspicions that the one I have is the HV variant, not that it makes a huge difference unless I aim to resell it at some point in the future.
by Daker
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waist Tow Recommendations ?
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Waist Tow Recommendations ?

Many thanks for the comments, I'll have a look at the Palm one also. Like you, I find that I have to make minor tweaks to the way a line is set up by the manufacturer - for example some come with a piece of bungee cord with the line simply tied to the end of that, meaning the bungee is always taking...
by Daker
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waist Tow Recommendations ?
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Waist Tow Recommendations ?

Thanks for the comments. I looked at the HF one but its not really what I need in this case. Although I actually made something very similar myself years ago but found I never really needed the throw option so went back to a standard waist system for the vast majority of my paddling. Good to hear th...
by Daker
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waist Tow Recommendations ?
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Waist Tow Recommendations ?

Looking for any recommendations on an off-the-shelf waist tow system please as this is as a present for someone and I'm a bit out of touch with what's on the market. I personally have one of the older style (red) Peak ones which I quite like - easy to use, large enough to be easy to repack, all fitt...