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by swagstaff
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice needed for River Runner
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Advice needed for River Runner

They were popular especially with quite a few of our smaller paddlers. As Jim said definitely try it first.
by swagstaff
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Too much torso rotation?
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: Too much torso rotation?

Hi Nick, I too used to race and am now heading for my dotage. Recently I have been using a surfski as its lighter than a sea kayak and less faff and was told I should use a proper paddle ie a wing paddle. The surf ski enables me to get into a very comfortable position for efficient forward paddling ...
by swagstaff
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayaking course recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: sea kayaking course recommendations

Ben Brierley at Sea Kayak Devon , simply amazing.
by swagstaff
Tue May 19, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mediterranean Kayaking Locations
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Mediterranean Kayaking Locations

Highly recommend contacting Pep on Mallorca
https://www.kayakexcursionmallorca.com/
by swagstaff
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cockpit measures North Shore Atlantic
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Cockpit measures North Shore Atlantic

The composite Northshore Atlantic is actually bigger inside than the 3 layer plastic version but yes the cockpit is slightly shorter. I am 6 ft and dont have any problems with this despite my age and dodgy knee. I can still sit in the composite one with my knees together in the middle which I find p...
by swagstaff
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Should I get a Valley Sirona RM or a Zegul Arrow Play? (Nuka?)
Replies: 18
Views: 2005

Re: Should I get a Valley Sirona RM or a Zegul Arrow Play? (Nuka?)

The Valley Sirona 15.10 in plastic is available https://www.seakayakoban.com/shop/Valle ... -p77023406
Unfortunately the Valley website is out of date.
by swagstaff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Klepper Aerius 2000 now only £595
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Klepper Aerius 2000 now only £595

Has been stored assembled in a cool, dry place . Comes with carrying rucksack spray deck and paddle. In Aberfeldy.
by swagstaff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Should I get a Valley Sirona RM or a Zegul Arrow Play? (Nuka?)
Replies: 18
Views: 2005

Re: Should I get a Valley Sirona RM or a Zegul Arrow Play? (Nuka?)

Hi JPS4 Is it the standard size Sirona or is it the Sirona 15.10 which is a lot smaller? I would have thought the 15.10 should work well for a 60kg person.
Its worth noting that there was a much older Avocet plastic that was a different size to the one that the Sironas replaced.
by swagstaff
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Re: Dagger Stratos Stern Perception Logo Missing
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Dagger Stratos Stern Perception Logo Missing

Here is a bit of info about who owns what. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confluence_Outdoor
I often use spares from one company for another companies boats as, not surprisingly they have many parts in common.
In the UK some of those brands are "controlled" by Palm and some by Gaybo.
by swagstaff
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry Suits - Sea Paddling
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: Dry Suits - Sea Paddling

I have the Peak Adventure with the shoulder entry and find it works really well. very comfortable and the peak material is very hard wearing. Yes I get a wee bit damp just around the neck but its worth it. great value for money and Peak have a great repair service in the UK.
by swagstaff
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Packraft advice
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: Packraft advice

Hi Steve,
I have a demo Kokopelli Nirvana in Aberfeldy Steve if you would like to give it a try. I am also retired so can meet during the week. Not sure how long I will have the demo for.
by swagstaff
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Sirona 16.1 RM - fit?
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: Valley Sirona 16.1 RM - fit?

The Etain 17.5RM and Sirona 16.1 RM are supposed to be the same fit and I have found that is the case. I find the 16.1Rm stable and very manoeuverable.
It is a slightly bigger fit than the Atlantic RM.
by swagstaff
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Play the sea
Replies: 20
Views: 1728

Re: Play the sea

Valley Gemini RM which is smaller than the Sirona 16.1 RM and would suit your size.
by swagstaff
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Feathercraft
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Wanted - Feathercraft

Hi Simon, its in Aberfeldy, its £950 Its in good condition and includes the carrying rucksack and original german instructions. Yes its 12 ft 6 inches It has been kept erected inside.
I will get some photos. Where are you ?
by swagstaff
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Feathercraft
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Wanted - Feathercraft

The Klepper Aerius 2000 I am selling is a folding kayak if that is of any interest.
by swagstaff
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Klepper Aerius 2000 £950
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Klepper Aerius 2000 £950

In good condition. Comes with rucksack carrying bag. In Aberfeldy.
Only £950
by swagstaff
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Atlantic rm vs Valley Etain 17.7 rm
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: North Shore Atlantic rm vs Valley Etain 17.7 rm

Yes the Etain 17.5 Rm has a bit more room than the Atlantic RM . Enough to make all the difference to the comfort as I am 90kg and 6 ft The 17.7 is quite a lot bigger. Sea Kayak Oban usually have the Atlantic & Etain 17 in stock so if you are in that part of the UK you can always sit in them both to...
by swagstaff
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for a beginners camping / kayak 5 day trip in europe somewhere
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Looking for a beginners camping / kayak 5 day trip in europe somewhere

Try https://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk/cat-8- ... ak-5-days/
There will of course also be other people staying who are doing other courses so should be a good learning experience and sociable.
by swagstaff
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Looking for a Northshore Ocean Lv?
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Looking for a Northshore Ocean Lv?

Sea kayak Oban have a Northshore Voyager 16.10 which is an updated version of the Ocean 17 (the smaller one).
info@seakayakoban.com
by swagstaff
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?
Replies: 13
Views: 1934

Re: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?

Sea Kayak Oban have secondhand Northshore Ocean 17.6 for £1250 and Tiderace Xplore for £1100 and brand new atlantic composite for £2290 and in kevlar for £2650. In january and February they often deliver to perth area.
by swagstaff
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best stuff to stick foam to hull
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Best stuff to stick foam to hull

Exactly what Chris said works for me.
by swagstaff
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Kaskazi Duo or similar size tandem sea kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Wanted Kaskazi Duo or similar size tandem sea kayak

Have a Northshore Atlantic double weighs 36kg for £2200 but I am in Oban. I do travel south as far as manchester quite a bit Its in really good nick.
by swagstaff
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Kayaks
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: North Shore Kayaks

Hi Tom, Sea Kayak Oban have one left in stock made by Mike with a yellow deck for £1995https://www.seakayakoban.com/shop/Sale- ... -p65624703
by swagstaff
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak for big men?
Replies: 43
Views: 17779

Re: Sea kayak for big men?

P&H Scorpio HV on sale at Sea Kayak Oban in corelite X (the less heavy version ) with skeg for £1450
by swagstaff
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - composite tandem sea kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: Wanted - composite tandem sea kayak

Sea kayak Oban has a secondhand Tahe Tandem mini in kevlar for sale and a second hand Northshore Atlantic double for sale. Both available to demo.
by swagstaff
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Islay guiding?
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Islay guiding?

You are looking for http://www.kayakwildislay.co.uk/ run by Dave Protherough.
by swagstaff
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

Re: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition

cuts out the wholesalers’ costs and means that your money goes to the fund rather than to cooperate profit . I think you will find that some of this "cooperate profit " was returned to help pay in small part for this new edition just look at the Ads and other contributions. So what comes around som...
by swagstaff
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Islander Bolero 14 or Perception Carolina 14
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Islander Bolero 14 or Perception Carolina 14

What ever you get for the sea I would make sure it has a skeg or rudder to help when you have any wind at all . The perception expression has one and the carolina doesnt. The new Wavesport Hydra may well suit your size and it comes from the same factory as the Perception.
by swagstaff
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Avocet lv paddler weight?
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Avocet lv paddler weight?

I think it may be a bit small, but definitely worth a try both for fit and also in some lumpy water to see if the handling suits you.
by swagstaff
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Seat wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Seat wanted

You get the seats with leg lifters in Wavesport and Perception Sea Kayaks and these can be bought via your local dealer. Tahe/Zegul also produced a seat with leg lifters.