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by Joe S
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kirton Kayaks C-Trek 16??
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

Re: Kirton Kayaks C-Trek 16??

I have paddled one for the last 2 years. IMO.... Well built, fast for length, maneuverable on edge, very stable in conditions and surfs well. It is currently my go to boat for most paddles. I'm 6'4 and the seating position works for me, although it is a different seating position to some other desig...
by Joe S
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Air Bags
Replies: 12
Views: 1275

Re: Air Bags

As posted above; I use a close cell foam to fill any gap between bulkhead and footrest.

Additional I have air bags in both front and rear hatches to fill any space, especially when playing near rocks!
by Joe S
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayaking course advice for newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1950

Re: Sea kayaking course advice for newbie

Sea Kayaking London, Howard Jeffs coaching, Nomad Sea Kayaking, Seapoint centre, all spring to mind as commercial providers in your area. Of course if you wish to travel the options are almost endless!
by Joe S
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BCU courses near Bude?
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: BCU courses near Bude?

Seakayaking Cornwall, nearish!
by Joe S
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Illuminating compass during crossings
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Illuminating compass during crossings

As with Douglas I have found light sticks too bright. Using a light stick holder or covering with gaffe tape and leaving a slit un covered does allow you to reduce overall brightness and angle the light forward onto the compass and away from you eyes. Once away from light pollution you probably won'...
by Joe S
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kit Dip?
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Re: Kit Dip?

As above, fresh water. Milton solution might help keep bacteria/green stuff at bay if you wanted to leave dunk bucket full of water.
by Joe S
Tue May 12, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Throw Tow
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Throw Tow

Agree that the hf versions are more bulky. Fortunately I have an original version. Maybe try contacting jeff via seakayaking cornwall to see what the current situation is. Have certainly found mine useful several times over the past few years.
by Joe S
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Pyranha Ammo large
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: FS Pyranha Ammo large

Now Sold
by Joe S
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Pyranha Ammo large
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: FS Pyranha Ammo large

Andy,
Pictures sent; let me know if you want any more info.
Rgds
Joe
by Joe S
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Pyranha Ammo large
Replies: 3
Views: 348

FS Pyranha Ammo large

Pyranha Ammo large
Good condition as have mostly been sea paddling since buying.
£450 Ono
Boat in west cornwall
Pictures available by email.

Cheers

Joe
by Joe S
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Do you know this kind of rescue?
Replies: 41
Views: 4609

Re: Do you know this kind of rescue?

Heel r.... Agree. That was probably closer to the way things happened on the day. Thanks for pointing me to that video clip. I think my main thoughts are; the more variety of techniques we can have prepared, the better we may be able to deal with situations. I don't think anything can be labelled ri...
by Joe S
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Do you know this kind of rescue?
Replies: 41
Views: 4609

Re: Do you know this kind of rescue?

For me heel hook is my default method of getting someone back into a boat. As in most disciplines nothing works for everyone all of the time, and this is where adopting a wide ranging variety of techniques may be necessary. I used the technique earlier this year to deal with a holed and flooded fron...
by Joe S
Wed May 28, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: importing kayak gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: importing kayak gear

I have imported gear from the US recently, if you work on adding 30% to the USD price you won't be far off the total once shipping, import tax and vat have been added. Import is fairly simple if done through a large company. My only experience is with UPS who sorted out the import costs at customs a...
by Joe S
Fri May 09, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Sea kayak wanted, Devon/Cornwall
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Sea kayak wanted, Devon/Cornwall

Hi Tony, have an explorer HV, used but solid. Gel coat needs tidying up. Looking for around £650 before I spend a day playing with gelcoat. Can send photos if you want. West cornwall but willing to meet if distance is sensible....you are welcome to test paddle.

Joe
by Joe S
Sun May 04, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First Fin of 2014?
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: First Fin of 2014?

Ian, glad you have seen them up there as well. Clearly the sign of a warm year.

Mick, I was off lizard point. Did a bit more internet research when I got home and it seems they have been around down here for the last few days.

Rgds
Joe.
by Joe S
Sun May 04, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First Fin of 2014?
Replies: 4
Views: 718

First Fin of 2014?

Taking advantage of the sunshine and light winds I headed off on an afternoon paddle. The early part of the trip offered the usually spectacular scenery, wild life and the brief appearance of a seal. All good so far; stopping on a secluded beach for coffee and snack my eyes were attracted about 200m...
by Joe S
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which bouyancy aid?
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: Which bouyancy aid?

Been using an a seawolf for the last 2 years, for coaching, guiding and extended trips. For me its comfortable, secure with ample storage. 2 years old and showing little sign of any wear. The lack of bulk and design means it stays out of way and it not as cumbersome as some of the other kayak tourin...
by Joe S
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Explorer HV wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Explorer HV wanted

PM sent,
Rgds
Joe
by Joe S
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted, sea kayak
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Wanted, sea kayak

Hi, I would echo the previous advice of try try and try some more before you buy. I would add that it may be worth considering a boat that will fit your future needs and will still suit you as your paddling continues to develop; I have an Explorer HV which I am just about to advertise for sale; Slig...
by Joe S
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayak for big guys
Replies: 34
Views: 7997

Re: sea kayak for big guys

6'3, 18 - 19 St (ish!) been paddling an Explorer HV for several years. Plenty of volume for me and kit. As ever - try as many different boats as you can.

Joe
by Joe S
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Planning an epic charity crossing. Thoughts and advice
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: Planning an epic charity crossing. Thoughts and advice

Will, It is certainly achievable and as others have already said it is a complex evolution mainly due to busy shipping and the Admin that needs to be completed pre event. As for the physical elements I would have thought that 12 months would be enough time to get sufficient training in. A web search...
by Joe S
Mon May 07, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anglesey Rescue (updated)
Replies: 24
Views: 5403

Re: Anglesey Rescue

"Question, for those who know about such things...why did they helivac the female casualty whilst still steaming along at a fair pace?" I'm not an expert, however, I understand that a helicopter requires more power to remain in a hover than to fly and so winching 'at speed' is preferable. I am sure...
by Joe S
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Lendal Kinetic Touring Splits
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Lendal Kinetic Touring Splits

PM sent

Joe
by Joe S
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reeds Almanac 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Reeds Almanac 2011

As the others have said there is some useful information in the large one that you don't find in the small book - but it is a bit bulky; most Yachts buy a new large Reeds each year and throw away last years. If you know any yachtie types you may be able to get their old copy for free.

Joe
by Joe S
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What's wrong with 'South West Sea Kayaking'?
Replies: 42
Views: 4629

Re: What's wrong with 'South West Sea Kayaking'?

Mark - great book and overall very useful. I would however echo Cleverdogs comments above. As he plans to do; I have over the last couple of years made an effort to annotate local tidal information to the pages as I plan and undertake trips. This does make planning and altering plans a lot easier wh...
by Joe S
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Sea Touring Splits 215
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Wanted - Sea Touring Splits 215

Wanted - Sea touring Splits - 215, Pref Cranked and Carbon - Werner Shuna or Lendal Kinetic etc

Need to replace previous splits that i managed to loose in surf!

Thanks

Joe
by Joe S
Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lost - Lendal split - Portreath
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Lost - Lendal split - Portreath

Lendal kinetic split (Red) lost this weekend on Portreath beach (well just off the beach!). Any news would be greatfully recieved!

Thanks

Joe
by Joe S
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: karitek rack with 2 pairs J cradles
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: FS: karitek rack with 2 pairs J cradles

Hi Gav,

Do you know what model it is? ie Car, small van, lge van etc

Joe
by Joe S
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Honcho £ open to offers!
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: FS Dagger Honcho £ open to offers!

Will except sensible offers, Wife wants to have her Garden back!

Joe