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by Mark Steel
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cosmetic repairs on a composite boat?
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: Cosmetic repairs on a composite boat?

Any particular products people are using to remove oxidation, its on my Nelo Inuk and it has a clear Gel coat and looks awful Any of the fibreglass rubbing compounds, followed by a fibreglass polish should do. A chandlers (or an on-line chandlery) will probably havew the biggest range - but their p...
by Mark Steel
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cosmetic repairs on a composite boat?
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: Cosmetic repairs on a composite boat?

Any particular products people are using to remove oxidation, its on my Nelo Inuk and it has a clear Gel coat and looks awful.
by Mark Steel
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: is this a record?
Replies: 14
Views: 1868

Re: is this a record?

I too have an early Lomo Renegade drysuit, it is of a heavier material than the ones produced nowadays, it has served me well and is still going strong as one of my back up suits, although I have had it serviced at Lomo a couple of times. If my Kokatat last as long I shall be happy, the Kokatat does...
by Mark Steel
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tidal Stream Atlases
Replies: 26
Views: 4893

Re: Tidal Stream Atlases

That's correct. 08 = .8 knot
by Mark Steel
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tidal Stream Atlases
Replies: 26
Views: 4893

Re: Tidal Stream Atlases

Coming from Germany I have a question: In the UK-Atlases I see numbers, like "01,02" or "03,08" attached next to the arrows, which I do not understand. Can someone explain these to me? You also see them in: http://www.sailingalmanac.com/Almanac/Tides/Streams/scottstream.html#NWScotStream thanks tom...
by Mark Steel
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waterproof camera
Replies: 14
Views: 2423

Re: Waterproof camera

I have had a Pentax WG1 for the last 4 years, it has suffered lots of abuse over this time but is still going strong. This model is a few generations old so I'm sure there would be improvements in the later models. I expect there are cameras out there which may have more features and take slightly b...
by Mark Steel
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tidal Stream Atlases
Replies: 26
Views: 4893

Re: Tidal Stream Atlases

Reeds small boat Almanac contains various tidal diagrams/tidal gate information, quite a good diagram of the Menai strait.
by Mark Steel
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anyone selling sea kayaks in London
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: Anyone selling sea kayaks in London

Hi I am selling a Tiderace Xplore classic £1300 also a Dagger Alchemy L Touring/ocean play boat for £550, Amersham.
by Mark Steel
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Padding out a kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: Padding out a kayak

You can get closed cell foam in all shapes and sizes from Ebay, easy to shape and cheap.
by Mark Steel
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Best roof rack system?
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Re: Best roof rack system?

Does the Hullavator carry multiple boats, as I often carry a couple of kayaks and a canoe.
by Mark Steel
Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Best roof rack system?
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Re: Best roof rack system?

I have seen this question asked on various forums and Kari tek seems to be the best around, I have one and am pleased with it's performance. Also I have found the team at Kari tek really helpful.
by Mark Steel
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: South Coast Paddling
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: South Coast Paddling

TechnoEngineer wrote:It looks like a "Storm Paddle".
It's a 210cm, optical illusion.
by Mark Steel
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: South Coast Paddling
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: South Coast Paddling

TechnoEngineer wrote:Isn't John's paddle a bit, erm, short?
It's the fish-eye lens.
by Mark Steel
Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Corelite Repairs / G Flex Epoxy ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

Re: Corelite Repairs / G Flex Epoxy ?

I had a split in a triple layer canoe and I used a product called Rec repair, not very pretty but worked. it can be purchased from various paddle shops.
by Mark Steel
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: J-stroke vs Stern rudder
Replies: 17
Views: 3518

Re: J-stroke vs Stern rudder

You would think the Canadians would be using the Knifing J As they have had the stroke named after them:-) it's the stroke I use the most if on a flat water slog, as I find it the most comfortable and efficient stroke.
by Mark Steel
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Footwear
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: Footwear

The great thing about sea kayaks is they have lots of storage space so you can take another pair of shoes with thicker soles to change into when carting boat and gear across rough ground, Crocs seem quite popular, but I use trainers.
by Mark Steel
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice - touring boat size
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: Advice - touring boat size

I have a Dagger Alchemy L and find it a sound boat for moving water and also coastal paddling, it is a maneuverable boat if you edge it, also it is a very comfy boat. I have paddled it on G2 and also on the Swellies and a few other small tide races though Im sure it will handle bigger I cant praise ...
by Mark Steel
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: South Devon Sea Kayak Meet - 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 4750

Re: South Devon Sea Kayak Meet - 2014

Thank you Tom!
by Mark Steel
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: How heavy is an 15' open canoe?
Replies: 7
Views: 2130

Re: How heavy is an 15' open canoe?

I had a friend who use to carry a small kayak on one of these and it was very abrasive to the paint work, I dont think I would trust carrying a large open boat on them.
by Mark Steel
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: How heavy is an 15' open canoe?
Replies: 7
Views: 2130

Re: How heavy is an 15' open canoe?

Coleman ram x 15 is 41kg.
by Mark Steel
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Barrel Jellyfish
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Barrel Jellyfish

There was one washed up at pottery pier, on Brownsea Island on Sunday, quite sad really.
by Mark Steel
Tue May 06, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Footwear for drysuits?^
Replies: 24
Views: 5363

Re: Footwear for drysuits?

Various Teva trainer style shoes in the summer, Whilst in the winter Lomo boots, unless in my A Acuta then slip-on neoprene socks with a thin reinforced sole,its all that will fit, they go over the booties a lot easier than I thought they would.
by Mark Steel
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creek
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creek

The Boat has now sold.
by Mark Steel
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creek
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creek

Price reduction £560
by Mark Steel
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creek
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creek

Pictures sent.
by Mark Steel
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anglesey campsites
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: Anglesey campsites

Anglesey outdoors campsite near Holyhead, so very close to Rhoscolyn and with the added advantage of the "Paddlers return" bar. Failing that there is another campsite next door, The valley of the rocks, I think its about a 20 min drive to Rhoscolyn from these sites.
by Mark Steel
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Exo XW1
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Re: Mega Exo XW1

Sorry, posted this in the wrong section, anyone know how I can move it or delete it.
by Mark Steel
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Exo XW1
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Mega Exo XW1

Red XW1,this boat has only been used a couple of time, it is in excellent condition and comes with fins £400, located Amersham.
by Mark Steel
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creek
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creek

Lime green, 2012 model not had much use, usual scrapes, no dents. The boat is located in Amersham £580 pictures available.
by Mark Steel
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: EPIRBS on sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2897

Re: EPIRBS on sale