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by Gages
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fast exped kayak. Kayman Raider
Replies: 7
Views: 2101

Re: Fast exped kayak. Kayman Raider

You could try this for a new breed of fast touring sea kayak, fully kitted out with everything you can think of ( go on ask away) Set up for sailing and all you have to do is add the mast step the rest is there, no nuts and bolts for deck fittings recessd rudder etc etc 5.5 mtrs in length and 52 cm ...
by Gages
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Fishing from a sea kayak
Replies: 14
Views: 12292

Re: Fishing from a sea kayak

Might not be the same fish but here in OZ I use an old flip flop (We call them thongs) and I wrap 30 mtrs of blind cord or just some fishing line (but that gets tangled easily )this onto the thong with the last 5 mtrs is 10/15 lb fishing line and for a lure I use 10/15mm of a McDonalds straw and the...
by Gages
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anas Acuta history^
Replies: 74
Views: 12179

Re: Anas Acuta history^

Seats for all types of boats

Don't understand why these aren't the norm for all sea kayaks

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... RK:MESE:IT
by Gages
Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Slowly, slowly, looking, watching.....doing nothing
Replies: 30
Views: 1800

Re: Slowly, slowly, looking, watching.....doing nothing

Awesome photos ..thanks
by Gages
Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ethics in sea kayaking.
Replies: 266
Views: 8675

Re: Ethics in sea kayaking.

Now did I tell everyone about my Solar powered Kayak Factory and the 1958 Lister Diesel Generator that powers my buisness and home when the sun doesn't shine only using recycled chip oil ?

Its fast becoming a more interesting a topic
by Gages
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ethics in sea kayaking.
Replies: 266
Views: 8675

Re: Ethics in sea kayaking.

its a good question ethics in sea kayaking and the use of aids. As a good friend of the late Andrew MCauley who being a "ethical" climber used a sail when he first got into sea kayaking but stopped using them as an ethic when he started pushing out his bigger trips. He once used a trip along the Wes...
by Gages
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best kayak for UK circumnavigation
Replies: 113
Views: 9974

Re: Best kayak for UK circumnavigation

If I may say so The Nadgee Solo http://nadgeekayaks.com.au/our-kayaks/nadgee-solo.html from Nadgee Kayaks Australia ... me : ) .... would be an awesome choice ,strong as they should be,light as they should be and if Stuart Trueman can get all the way around OZ in one ..its the boat to have ...In bui...
by Gages
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayak sails^
Replies: 37
Views: 4220

Re: kayak sails^

Yes its a whole different dimension to sea kayaking and a fun one at that ( I'm convinced as I use one from time to time) but the down side is that you get so hooked going sailing that many "sailors" forget to go paddling and when the headwinds kick in in......well they turn around and go sailing. M...
by Gages
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaking Hatch: retrofit with bolts/rivits?^
Replies: 19
Views: 3219

Re: Leaking Hatch: retrofit with bolts/rivits?

If your wanting to keep the cleaning time down use a little PVA applied around the outside area where you want to clean up ,let it dry and then do your messy work,let it dry then when your ready just use your finger and it will all come off ...easily
by Gages
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rear deck bag
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Rear deck bag

Hi Mark
We used one of these on our Antarctic Peninsula trip and found it fantastic for those quickly needed bits of kit ..Tough...Strong and watertight ...Good stuff
by Gages
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Keel strip patch-up
Replies: 29
Views: 1507

Re: Keel strip patch-up

I've done several keel strips in the past few years, but the one I did last month for a pal ended up slightly rippled, as if standing waves were across the strip for the whole length every couple of inches. This was apparent as soon as I put the 50mm tape onto the resined hull, and no amount of bru...
by Gages
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Battery Charging on Expedition^
Replies: 18
Views: 2141

Re: Battery Charging on Expedition^

I was a member of the Antarctic trip on as seen on TITS 3 and yes we used a quality solar panel to charge our main battery and then ran an inverter off the battery so we could charge different items from a small laptop to our SATphone and our personnel cameras etc It was a good system but bloody hea...
by Gages
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pump help
Replies: 25
Views: 1270

Re: Pump help

A simple footpump is the best way for any pumping http://nadgeekayaks.com.au/index.php?eID=tx_cms_showpic&file=uploads%2Fpics%2FNadgee_pump_detail.jpg&width=800&height=600m&bodyTag=%3Cbody%20style%3D%22margin%3A0%3B%20background%3A%23fff%3B%22%3E&wrap=%3Ca%20href%3D%22javascript%3Aclose%28%29%3B%22%...
by Gages
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weeeee!
Replies: 13
Views: 1055

Re: Weeeee!

I usually say go hard or go home........

You went hard


Go Bro
by Gages
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rudders...WHY????^
Replies: 144
Views: 17549

Re: Rudders...WHY????

Geoff
Stu Trueman is using a Nadgee Solo with standard rudder
by Gages
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rudders...WHY????^
Replies: 144
Views: 17549

Re: Rudders...WHY????

I have paddled a few times in big seas and big winds 40/50 knots and 5/ to 7 mtr swell/seas in ruddered and skegged boats and when its that rough and that windy I believe a rudder wins hands down as you dont feel like edging and sweep stroking to correct course In these conditions you need full skeg...
by Gages
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How much can I polish out?
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: How much can I polish out?

you should be able to get it back to new as described by previous methods but as soon as you see black stop...its glass underneath starting to print through
by Gages
Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rudders...WHY????^
Replies: 144
Views: 17549

Re: Rudders...WHY????

Gages Very informative info.No bait intended for you or a boat comparison but how does a Mirage type rudder shape up in comparison to a trailing type? I have never paddled a skegged kayak but have often paddled with trailing rudders up and noticed a positive difference but I cannot notice a differe...
by Gages
Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rudders...WHY????^
Replies: 144
Views: 17549

Re: Rudders...WHY????

What about water resistance? We have proved several times that having the skeg down is definitely slower in calm conditions. I would guess that a rudder might have an even greater effect. Has anyone made this comparison? Having a skeg down is definately slower than a trailing rudder and surprisingl...
by Gages
Mon May 24, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Protecting inside of composite hull from foot wear?
Replies: 28
Views: 1929

Re: Protecting inside of composite hull from foot wear?

I have seen this happen heaps from paddlers in this area,if any thing its a good thing as it probably shows some leg work with your heels I use flow coat to protect all the inside area of the cockpit from UV as well as all that in and out you do and when that wears it's just a bit more flowcoat not ...
by Gages
Mon May 24, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deck Nets
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Deck Nets

Wouldnt be without a deck net on my deck I glass in loops of spectra and run shock cord around and through the netting and loops,making sure the netting isnt too saggy as gear will fall to one side and get in the way One of the best spots and way better than deck bags http://nadgeekayaks.com.au/inde...
by Gages
Tue May 18, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drilling holes in my deck - Help!^
Replies: 21
Views: 2596

Re: Drilling holes in my deck - Help!

its just as easy as a small hole but be sure to keep the hole round by fast long sanding motions ,not little ones where you can lose the round
by Gages
Tue May 18, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drilling holes in my deck - Help!^
Replies: 21
Views: 2596

Re: Drilling holes in my deck - Help!

Masking tape over were your going to drill,it will help stop the gelcoat from chipping and a nice sharp bit
by Gages
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Commercial question from OZ
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Commercial question from OZ

Hi Guys
I'm a builder of a popular sea kayak here in OZ and am looking at expanding my business without going overboard
Does any one know of importers over there who may be interested in bringing in sea kayaks ?

Thanks in advance
by Gages
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Front Bulkheads
Replies: 21
Views: 954

Re: Front Bulkheads

HI I build a kayak here in OZ that comes standard with a bulkhead that is tailored made for a foot pump and fitted to the customers leg length,yes it doesn't allow anyone else room to paddle (unless of course they have the same leg length) but it does provide more room in the front cockpit and reduc...
by Gages
Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Western Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Western Australia

There is a heap of good seakayaking to do in WA ,drop me an email and I'll pass it onto some mates in Perth who would be willing to go for a paddle