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by Daker
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 48
Views: 1818

Re: Carrying flares

Having read this and a similar conversation on the SSKEG FB page I'm now seriously considering NOT replacing my out of date parachute flares. Like others I carry VHF and PLB so I'm increasingly of the opinion that the added value a Para flare adds is not sufficient to outweigh the risk of it not fir...
by Daker
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 48
Views: 1818

Re: Carrying flares

Yep, I feel flares still have their place (in addition to VHF and / or PLB) despite the cost v lifespan v likeliness to actually work when you need them.
I also believe that rescuers find them very useful when closing-in on the casualty, particularly for gauging wind direction for helicopters.
by Daker
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?

Thanks for the comments. I'm simply wanting to maximise storage space to make the boat more suited to longer trips so if I decide to go ahead with the move then its on the basis that the boat is for me, that I intend to keep it for a number of years and I will accept any loss of resale value further...
by Daker
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?

Fantastic, thanks for the reply Aled. If the current bulkhead has a 'biscuit-tin' lip on it, I'm guessing it would be a lot easier to cut the vertical face of the bulkhead and leave the lip on place so as to avoid any risk of cutting / sanding into the hull laminate itself. Sanding smooth and possib...
by Daker
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?

Has anyone moved the forward bulkhead on a Tiderace boat and able to offer any advice please ? I have maybe 6" between my footrests and bulkhead so want to move it towards the seat by roughly this amount and just put foam pads as foot rests. There appears to be a black sealant (similar to Sikaflex) ...
by Daker
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Surf Kayaking
Topic: Travel Boat Bag Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Travel Boat Bag Wanted

Id go with WhaSUP who will custom make one any colour / thickness / spec you like. :-)
http://www.whasup.co.uk
by Daker
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Anyone know of sea kayaks in Morocco?
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Anyone know of sea kayaks in Morocco?

I cant help with an answer but watching as I'm hoping to be out there for a trip later in the year.

Have you tried contacting any of the surf centres as I would think they would know if there was someone renting sea kayaks, you might struggle to get any flat touring conditions though.
by Daker
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: car keys
Replies: 22
Views: 696

Re: car keys

For those using Aquapacs, are you just keeping these in a BA pocket ? I don't have any pockets in my surf BA so anything I carry has to go down my wetsuit and I found even the smallest the Aquapac to be too big and uncomfortable to bare, with the rigid closing mechanism digging in. I agree with othe...
by Daker
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Werner paddle button jamming
Replies: 26
Views: 1183

Re: Werner paddle button jamming

If trying the insulating tape approach, it would probably be worth putting a wrap around the join as well as the button itself. You may find the tape over the button stretches enough to leave it in place and still operate the button. On my old-style proud button I made a chamfered shim to make it a ...
by Daker
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tendinitis - advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 855

Re: Tendinitis - advice?

I went through a spell of fairly bad 'tennis elbow' after a period of kayak surfing and a LOT of rolling without any prior conditioning. The usual exercises and physio weren't having much effect and I had an event coming up so needed a quick fix. The one thing that really made a difference fairly qu...
by Daker
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Werner paddle button jamming
Replies: 26
Views: 1183

Re: Werner paddle button jamming

Just a thought - if the button works perfectly when at home and only jams once used it rather suggests that a tiny amount of dirt may be getting in to the button. You could try taping over it with something like insulating tape and see if that prevents the problem. OK, so the whole point of having a...
by Daker
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: car keys
Replies: 22
Views: 696

Re: car keys

I use a 'dumb' key on a string around my neck which will only open the door and has no transponder so is not susceptible to water. In my case, lock vehicle with remote, open door with dumb key, put remote etc back inside car, lock with key only. (this may depend on vehicle though). The downside of t...
by Daker
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can you use a sit on top kayak in the ocean?
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Can you use a sit on top kayak in the ocean?

The vast majority of kayak fishermen tend to use SoTs due to their added stability and that they are often paddling shorter distances.
If you have any specific questions about SoTs in general or that model and its suitability you may want to try post in the Kayak Angling pages.
by Daker
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted - Rockpool Taran
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Wanted - Rockpool Taran

Still looking for a 2nd hand Taran at a realistic price please - - - - - - - -
by Daker
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rockpool Taran 18
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Rockpool Taran 18

Interesting !
by Daker
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Waveski sizing advice
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Waveski sizing advice

If its a 'glass ski and was not expensive in the first place, its perfectly possible to extend the foot recesses further back and fit additional screw inserts. Then either fill the front part of the heel recess with close-cell foam or fit a foot support between strap inserts. All of which is a fair ...
by Daker
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rockpool Taran 18
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Rockpool Taran 18

Hi,
Potentially interested but very much dependant upon price.
I will PM you to discuss.
by Daker
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted - Rockpool Taran
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Wanted - Rockpool Taran

In case anyone has anything ??
by Daker
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted - Rockpool Taran
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Wanted - Rockpool Taran

Im still looking as previous leads didn't come to anything.
by Daker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted - Rockpool Taran
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Wanted - Rockpool Taran

Kevin,
I will PM you for details.
by Daker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: ndk explorer hv for sale.
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: ndk explorer hv for sale.

Aah, Newcastle is a lot closer to me in Scotland

I've just re-searched on Gumtree and cannot find a live post, if you can advise where I can see pics please ?
by Daker
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Sea Kayaking app
Replies: 12
Views: 967

Re: Sea Kayaking app

Looks interesting.
Do you know if there is any plan to do an IOS version please ?
by Daker
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted - Rockpool Taran
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Wanted - Rockpool Taran

Thanks but not really looking for an Alaw.
by Daker
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted - Rockpool Taran
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Wanted - Rockpool Taran

Anyone - - - - - - ?
by Daker
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted - Rockpool Taran
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Wanted - Rockpool Taran

Just resurrecting this in case there's anything out there - - - - - ?
by Daker
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Taran 18 wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Taran 18 wanted

Golden1976 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:54 pm
I have a taran for sale. It's the 18 with a standard layup. If you are interested I will post some photos. I am down in cornwall though.
Hi, is this for sale and if so can you advise on condition and asking price please ?
Thank you.
by Daker
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Carbon Paddle
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: Carbon Paddle

Interesting all the positive comments about VE. Out of interest, the bulge / pocket on the rear of the blade - are you not aware of that when doing sculling or similar strokes ? Im no paddle designer but would have instinctively thought a smooth surface to be better ? (Notwithstanding the need to st...
by Daker
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Carbon Paddle
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: Carbon Paddle

twopigs wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:49 pm
If you want a set of Werner Corryvrechans - full carbon on a straight shaft I think I know where I can get them - at about half price.
Could you possibly send me details of this as Im in the market for something just like that ?
Thanks a lot.
by Daker
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone
Replies: 12
Views: 1887

Re: Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone

As it happens, my XcapeX is now for sale. 2011 boat, well used and with the usual scratches and scrapes from lots of lovely adventures. No structural damage though, and comes with a Silva compass and fittings for deck-mounted tow gear. £700. Sounds like an excellent price and perfect for the larger...
by Daker
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: ndk explorer hv for sale.
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: ndk explorer hv for sale.

Can you send some pictures please, in particular of any damage / repairs ?
And elaborate on "usual scrapes and scuffs" please - ie an gelcoat cracks / spider cracks / anything that is in need of repair ?
Thanks a lot.