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by timax
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trolleys
Replies: 72
Views: 11868

Re: Sea kayak trolleys

MePower wrote:Timax, is that guy wearing a leather ra ra skirt? Cos if he is, his thighs are a bit big for it...
Mate ....we are a liberal bunch down here. Anything Goes!
by timax
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trolleys
Replies: 72
Views: 11868

Re: Sea kayak trolleys

Here you go Mick. This is the trolly Mick is talking about. Made by Nadgee Kayaks here in Australia. http://www.nadgeekayaks.com.au/
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by timax
Sat May 09, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How often do you need a spare paddle?
Replies: 24
Views: 1182

Re: How often do you need a spare paddle?

Peter, I just had a look at your blog. Is the bead on the bungee what you slip the paddle under? A Euro blade would be much harder either blade first or shaft,hence the tubes on some boats i guess. Love your paddle balancing trick also.
by timax
Fri May 08, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How often do you need a spare paddle?
Replies: 24
Views: 1182

Re: How often do you need a spare paddle?

I'm thinking of a 2 part greenland paddle as a spare. The will sit very flat on the deck and if it gets windy or you end up with a sore wrist they will be better to use. Also fun to play around with some traditional rolls.
by timax
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Technique vids
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Technique vids

We are having a bit of a conversation about this rescue on our Aus Forum. Click the link below if you want to have a look or better still to give us your impressions of it. Thought may be that it might be better to flick on an electric pump first and just get the person back in and worry about the w...
by timax
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Technique vids
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Technique vids

Like the roll sideways to empty the boat, much easier than trying to rotate the boat whilst its laying across your deck.... Rog. Thats the idea. You know when you try and lift a flip the boat by the nose and in a swell it can nearly take your head off. Well this way is much safer. Also the person b...
by timax
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Technique vids
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Technique vids

Here is a good rescue one I did on the weekend. Not the quality of the links above by a long way but still worth a look
by timax
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 210cm V 215 cm Paddle length
Replies: 25
Views: 7617

Re: 210cm V 215 cm Paddle length

Hi Rog, Try putting some 1" adhesive backed velcro (the soft fuzzy side) where your paddle clips. Doesn't stop the clipping but it does cut the noise down :-) I have done this with my Explorer and Bach. Geoff I hate this problem! I have a new white deck kayak and the only marks on it are from my pa...
by timax
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Playful Dayboats?
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Playful Dayboats?

Thats exactly why I bought a valley Aquanaut. Love it so far but for smaller I would look at a Romany
by timax
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dolphins froma kayak?
Replies: 26
Views: 3767

Re: Dolphins froma kayak?

Great photo's!! Here in Australia we are having a bit of a SHARK problem at the moment and so when you first see a fin you think big teeth! But I must say I have been seeing only Dolphins around Sydney . I have had them swim upside down under me just having a look which is always amazing.
by timax
Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Western Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Western Australia

Please have a look at the link at the base of my post. Put a question up there and you are sure to get some offers of help. The WA sea kayakers are very active .
Regards and have fun down here.
Tim
by timax
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Earlier tonight...
Replies: 20
Views: 1420

Greetings Timax, it was not too bad, the air temp was just -3C when we got back. A light offshore wind got up after sundown but the land was much colder than the sea. I wore pogies which I very seldom need to do. It was pitch dark by the time we got back to the car :o) Douglas -3!! I'm feeling depr...
by timax
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Earlier tonight...
Replies: 20
Views: 1420

WOW! I can feel it!
I bet it was dark before you got your bum back in the kayak. How cold are we talking here?
by timax
Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tent review^
Replies: 115
Views: 30436

Love that Coleman for car camping but did I read right in the green dot on the side it says 51kg?? I need a bigger car!
by timax
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Sorry James .....are yes its blue sky and mid to high 20's today! Ok so sea state maybe , but then we also have nice soft beaches to land on .............well at least we have sharks!
Tim
by timax
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp RM?
Replies: 21
Views: 6581

I paddled a borrowed one for a couple of weeks. hated it at first , then padded out the hip pads so that i actually fitted the boat and found I really liked it. So If you think its too tippy make the fit a bit tighter and it may transform the kayak for you.
by timax
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Thanks Mark. All my searches I kept finding this one so I thought as much. I'm in Australia and we tend to have similar conditions to you guys and also similar or same kayaks so I thought it would be great to see how you guys set up your boats etc Get some fresh tips.
Thanks Tim
by timax
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Sea Kayak Forum

Is there a dedicated Uk based Sea Kayak Forum?