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by swagstaff
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley sirona vs delphin vs dagger strattos
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Valley sirona vs delphin vs dagger strattos

Sea kayak Oban have the Hydra and the Sirona available to demo . They are very different in both fit and performance.
by swagstaff
Sat May 26, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: New boats worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 909

Re: New boats worth it?

Composite sea kayaks especially are getting lighter and lighter. I would definitely pay the extra to get a boat that I can easily carry whether its a river boat or a sea kayak.
by swagstaff
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Motion to BC AGM
Replies: 56
Views: 3395

Re: Access Motion to BC AGM

If it's of any help in arguing the case in the future Pam the reason I set up my businesses in Scotland was because there is good access to both land and water. Having the option of being anywhere in the UK 16yrs ago it seemed a no brainer to come here, I did look around the whole of the UK. Well ti...
by swagstaff
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Motion to BC AGM
Replies: 56
Views: 3395

Re: Access Motion to BC AGM

es of course it is. If I have a garden with my house and I want charge folks to come sit in it or walk through it, I can. If you ain't paying, you ain't sitting. That may work in some countries where there is a lot of government owned land but in the UK where the vast majority is privately owned it...
by swagstaff
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Motion to BC AGM
Replies: 56
Views: 3395

Re: Access Motion to BC AGM

Pam Bell does
To charge for access to/use of private land is legitimate
mean that you think its legitimate to charge people for walking across the land? or am I misreading this or taking it out of context?
by swagstaff
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SCA Where's the Water Now Updatable
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: SCA Where's the Water Now Updatable

Excellent work . Sad to say there appears to be quite a few of the dam controlled rivers that dont have SEPA Gauges such as the River Awe and the Tummel above the Linn of Tummel. We asked SEPA about this years ago and they said they couldnt see a need because they were Dam controlled so they know ho...
by swagstaff
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Etain
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: Etain

Yep in stock at Sea Kayak Oban. The new version with the new deck layout.
by swagstaff
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vancouver kayaking
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Vancouver kayaking

There is a kayak shop , rental & courses centre called Deep Cove in North Vancouver http://www.deepcovekayak.com/ that we found very accommodating and on Granville island in downtown Vancouver there is Ecomarine which is a shop and rental centre right on the water. They also have other bases in the ...
by swagstaff
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Etain or Sorpio
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Etain or Sorpio

Sea kayak oban have both available to demo and if you ask they may bring them both to the demo day March 11 th at Killington Lake in. Cumbria just off the M6
by swagstaff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Hi and a question on behalf of my partner
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Hi and a question on behalf of my partner

Typhoon drysuits come in all sizes. Try the Ezeedon ladies for a simple suit. There is a sizing chart available.
by swagstaff
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

Re: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail

There is the other option which is to do the very easy trolley from east to west loch tarbert which enables you to explore the coast south of Crinan. If the forecast is good this is a really good alternative.
by swagstaff
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone done the BHERI in Nepal, recently?
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Anyone done the BHERI in Nepal, recently?

Surely just fluffy grade 3 crystal clear water just like all the others you try to persuade us to paddle.
by swagstaff
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Correlite X Scorpio HV - dissenting view to OP report
Replies: 20
Views: 2377

Re: Correlite X Scorpio HV - dissenting view to OP report

How does the Scorpio HV compare to the Cetus HV? I was set on the Scorpio, but a change of job has made a fibreglass kayak attainable. Sea kayak oban has demo days this Saturday in Stonehaven and on Sunday Largs Marina and they will have a Scorpio HV on the trailer. Unfortunately not a Cetus HV just...
by swagstaff
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: First Composite Boat Help
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: First Composite Boat Help

Northshore Ocean 17.6 is a bit bigger than the Atlantic so worth a try.
by swagstaff
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Greenland Eric Boomer Sarah Landry and Ben Stookesby
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Greenland Eric Boomer Sarah Landry and Ben Stookesby

Thanks for sharing that. Truly amazing adventure.
by swagstaff
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tandem tracking
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: Tandem tracking

We have one and it tracks fine with the rudder. Your right not very good without so always use the rudder.
by swagstaff
Mon May 29, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Kokatat Mango Discontinued colour
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Kokatat Mango Discontinued colour

Sea kayak oban have a womens expedition in large
by swagstaff
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Europa kayak for youngsters?
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

Re: Europa kayak for youngsters?

We use the perception Carolina XS and the Tahe Lifestyle Solo in our kayak school for sea kayaking with kids from about 8 yrs old.
The Dynamo is really hard work sea kayaking. You are welcome to come and demo or rent from Sea Kayak Oban.
by swagstaff
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Looking for a tiderace kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Looking for a tiderace kayak

Sorry its not on the website. If you are interested just pop in and have a look.
email info@seakayakoban.com closed tuesday & wednesday
by swagstaff
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Looking for a tiderace kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Looking for a tiderace kayak

We have a secondhand Tiderace Xplore (L) for sale made in the Finnish factory . If you are interested its in Sea Kayak Oban.
by swagstaff
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: club kayak for smaller people?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: club kayak for smaller people?

Hi Allan , I have not only thought of the implications but also experimented a lot with teaching the use of the skeg. If you put the skeg down just a small amount it will assist with the tracking but without having too many other consequences. With river kayaks on open water we often used to attach ...
by swagstaff
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading north from Anglesey? £100 for you
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Heading north from Anglesey? £100 for you

I am doing a pick up at Pyranha /Runcorn next week and coming to Oban so if you can get it to Runcorn.
by swagstaff
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: club kayak for smaller people?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: club kayak for smaller people?

North shore Aspect LV or Atlantic LV or Epic V5
by swagstaff
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: club kayak for smaller people?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: club kayak for smaller people?

Surely its ok to use whatever the kayak is fitted with to make paddling it easier. So if putting the Skeg down a little makes it easier to paddle in a straight line then please do so.
by swagstaff
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tandem kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: Tandem kayak

Nick the 22.5kg mini is a special we bought in from Tahe. We also have the Kevlar carbon both in our kayak school and in stock.
by swagstaff
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Free Sea Kayak Demo day March 12 Killington lake M6
Replies: 0
Views: 428

Free Sea Kayak Demo day March 12 Killington lake M6

Sea Kayak Oban are doing their annual foray south of the border with about 20 sea kayaks from Valley, P&H, Northshore & Surf Skis from Epic plus lots more . 10-2 Sunday March 12 Killington Lake just off the M6 in Cumbria. Please email at least a few days before to ensure what you would like to try m...
by swagstaff
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted: split double sea kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Wanted: split double sea kayak

We have Northshore Atlantic 2 and Valley Aleut double that you can demo and we also have demo and stock of the Tahe Tandem Mini . The Tahe doesnt need to be split as its quite short & the lightest we have is only 22.5KGs! Seakayakoban.com .