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by AlanTelemark
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Epic mid wing paddle (full carbon) £195
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Epic mid wing paddle (full carbon) £195

Straight shaft, right hand feather, split (2 section) locking, adjustable length and feather angle 210 - 220 cm. This paddle is in immaculate condition, all edges are perfect (no chips on blades or shaft), it has been used 2 times before an injury set in! They are a few years old, have been stored i...
by AlanTelemark
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Competition Gear For Sale
Topic: Epic mid wing paddle (full carbon) £195
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Epic mid wing paddle (full carbon) £195

Straight shaft, right hand feather, split (2 section) locking, adjustable length and feather angle 210 - 220 cm. This paddle is in immaculate condition, all edges are perfect (no chips on blades or shaft), it has been used 2 times before an injury set in! They are a few years old, have been stored i...
by AlanTelemark
Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dark side of the wave
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Dark side of the wave

Agree! Good timing considering tomorrow's forecast 13 second period 15 ft swell.
by AlanTelemark
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Good camping beach
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Good camping beach

Check out any of the Ordnance Survey maps for Scotland's coast, heaps of beaches!
by AlanTelemark
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recycling a Swiss motorway pass.
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: Recycling a Swiss motorway pass.

Hi there
We are heading out there next week, driving from Aberdeen via France, this would be extremely useful and much appreciated. I sit still available?
Cheers
Alan
by AlanTelemark
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Harassment in the Treshnish Isles!
Replies: 78
Views: 4004

Re: Harassment in the Treshnish Isles!

Paddled to Shiants last Sat. evening and there were a big group of bird folk there. Made the mistake of pitching the tent within ear-shot of the petrol generator which they ran till 1am! Ended up moving the tent at midnight. They had mist nets in situ on the beach but did not use them that night. Me...
by AlanTelemark
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cookers^
Replies: 65
Views: 6554

Re: Cookers

If speed is the priority, carry a flask. If unfaltering reliability is the priority, the Trangia wins. Tried many types of stoves for mountaineering, ski touring and paddling and still go back to the Trangia. After been badly let down by several top selling pressure stoves eg Dragonfly, XGK etc whil...
by AlanTelemark
Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mark Bragg round Scotland - has obviously got the WWW!
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Re: Mark Bragg round Scotland - has obviously got the WWW!

Mark is currently in Dunbar and only a short distance to go, this will make it 3 weeks for the circumnavigation of Scotland! He has had no rest days, so if you are in the area go and give him a wave for the last leg.
by AlanTelemark
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mark Bragg round Scotland - has obviously got the WWW!
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Re: Mark Bragg round Scotland - has obviously got the WWW!

Talking of computer issues, if it was easy to do i would post some photos of Mark Bragg from the weekend. We paddled a relatively short 50km ish day with him on Sat. then had a great BBQ on Red Point beach. Looks like he might be rounding the Cape tonight - a pretty impressive 10 days from Workingto...
by AlanTelemark
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp LV v Tiderace Xcite^
Replies: 83
Views: 22789

Re: Nordkapp LV v Tiderace Xcite

If you want something fun for a day boat then Pintail, A. Acuta, Rockpool. I certainly find these much more suitable for rockhopping, manoeuvreing, surfing and everything else i do on daytrips (except sprinting) than my LV.
by AlanTelemark
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit repairs - any recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Drysuit repairs - any recommendations

Cheers guys,
I've repaired seals before and that was easy enough but the zip is the issue. I'll try those companies.
Alan
by AlanTelemark
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit repairs - any recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Drysuit repairs - any recommendations

Hi
I need to replace a drysuit zip and neck seal. Had a look at a few companies and it seems like an expensive job. Anyone got a recommendations for or tried DIY?
Alan
by AlanTelemark
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF reception - can anyone explain this...
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: VHF reception - can anyone explain this...

Thanks for the replies, Both VHF's are set to european / british. I guess it must be something to do with the repeaters. Had direct line of sight with the mainland and an elevation of over 50M when we had the second problem. The initial broadcast on 16 was loud and clear, (except during one particul...
by AlanTelemark
Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF reception - can anyone explain this...
Replies: 9
Views: 742

VHF reception - can anyone explain this...

Spent a very windy week paddling around Islay / Jura and had a few interesting episodes with the VHF radio. 1. On a few occasions i picked up Clyde coastguard on 16 anouncing the weather bulletin and then, no bulletin. Tried scanning etc but still nothing. (I think this also happened to me in Shetla...
by AlanTelemark
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 210cm V 215 cm Paddle length
Replies: 25
Views: 7234

Re: 210cm V 215 cm Paddle length

Hi Matt Just bought a new whitewater paddle and now regret buying a shortie (194), after an " episode " in a rapid i struggled to keep the boat up then failed to roll (and swam for the first time in a few years). My older paddle was 10 cm longer. Maybe i just wasn't used to it yet. In the sea i padd...
by AlanTelemark
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Pintail vs Tiderace Xcite-S
Replies: 36
Views: 8594

Re: Valley Pintail vs Tiderace Xcite-S

Lucy,
If i ever order another new boat one factor i will take with a large pinch of salt is specified weight, my old Pintail weighed 23.5 kg and Sophies Nordkapp LV almost 28kg. Bit of a lottery.
Alan
by AlanTelemark
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Pintail vs Tiderace Xcite-S
Replies: 36
Views: 8594

Re: Valley Pintail vs Tiderace Xcite-S

Hi Lucy, Yep, its a difficult process, especially if you want one boat for everything. Sophie likes the Nordkapp LV, she has no padding in it even though she is quite petite. She had the bulkhead moved and thats it. I certainly rattle about in it, especially with that rubbish, wobbly plastic seat so...
by AlanTelemark
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Pintail vs Tiderace Xcite-S
Replies: 36
Views: 8594

Re: Valley Pintail vs Tiderace Xcite-S

Hi there Lucy, Still deliberating? Just buy a Pintail and get it over and done with. You will have heaps of fun. I regret getting rid of mine and still think the cockpit was more comfortable than my Nordkapp LV. Speak to any of the folk in NESKY and they use the Pintail for all types of paddling, it...
by AlanTelemark
Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp LV or Nordkapp
Replies: 25
Views: 4563

I have been paddling the LV for about a year and think it is a great boat but with a few drawbacks. Despite being of small build i don't find the cockpit ergonomics ideal. I have a bulkhead footrest and paddle with my legs together quite comfortably but when i want a bit more control in rough water ...
by AlanTelemark
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: yet another request for advice - small paddler :-)
Replies: 15
Views: 1497

Hi Rebekka Didn't realise it was you on this post. I have a couple of Nordkapp LV's in my garage in Muchalls, both with custom bulkheads. You should give one a try. I think you would progress well in one and you would burn Gavin off! Certainly try the Pintail and Anas Acuta they are great boats and ...
by AlanTelemark
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trumpville on sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

The whole issue is being dealt with in a very unprofessional manner. One councillor assaulted, the local paper instigating a hate campaign against the councillors who weighed up the facts and voted against it. The paper issued 2 seperate e-mail opinion polls to try to support its campaign of hate bu...
by AlanTelemark
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skim Distance
Replies: 7
Views: 2538

Only paddled one only for about an hour, but it was F4-5 and reasonably choppy sea (Mull Stormgathering, Scotland). I was very impressed with the superb build quality and it was very comfortable. Despite its length it was surprisingly easy to edge and turn. It felt quite solid on the edge. The footp...
by AlanTelemark
Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P & H (and Brookbank)...a cautionary tale
Replies: 28
Views: 6188

This discussion does need to take place. Recently purchased 2 composite boats, a Greenlander and a Greenlander Pro from Sea Kayak UK (Nigel Dennis ), the designs are superb and i was impressed with the performance of the boats. However, both boats leaked in the majority of hatches! On the first trip...
by AlanTelemark
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hebridean Trash
Replies: 64
Views: 9614

Paddled round Jura at the weekend and observed: - two fuel oil slicks, one on the West coast and the other in the Sound of Jura. - a discarded shed and approx 20 car batteries on Corpach beach (anyone have any info on this - looks like an old Siledus or Decca station). - a family arrived by a RIB to...