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by rowlandW
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Karitek ELRR for van for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: Karitek ELRR for van for sale - SOLD

Now sold.
by rowlandW
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 'Call the Coastguard' car window stickers
Replies: 0
Views: 410

'Call the Coastguard' car window stickers

Anyone any idea where to get the window stickers (helicopter, call 999, etc - white background, about 30 cm long)?

My last one has given up the ghost.

Thanks,

Rowland
by rowlandW
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Karitek ELRR for van for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Karitek ELRR for van for sale

I have just taken the rack off my pre-2015 Renault Trafic.

I'm not selling the J cradles, but everything else is available. It is 8 yrs old but everything is perfectly serviceable.

Looking for £350. (The rack is in Oban.)
by rowlandW
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS - Anas Acuta
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: FS - Anas Acuta - BOAT GONE

Boat gone to new home.
by rowlandW
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3559

Re: Carrying flares

Just to chase a bunny down a side hole in this warren - I can't speak from experience with Calmac ferries, but having booked to go to Orkney this summer with Northlink Ferries, I contacted them about carrying my flares on board. I have to fill in a form and give them 24 hrs notice - that's all. Rowl...
by rowlandW
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3559

Re: Carrying flares

Just a thought, but one man (even Gordon) having a bad evening in the office with cold hands doesn't equate to 'all pyro is dangerous'. I've fired a fair few (high, low, red, orange, illum, smoke and pinpoint) in adverse circumstances (not all in a paddling environment) and not had a drama yet. I'll...
by rowlandW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 3484

Re: Knives

In my over 50 years of paddling, I've had occasion to use a knife in anger (a hurry!) four times - two towlines, a deckline and a bow toggle loop - when the aforementioned had decided to weld two or more boats together in circumstances not conducive to unpicking Gordian knots. A blunt tipped Race Re...
by rowlandW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS - WRSI Trident Composite Helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: FS - WRSI Trident Composite Helmet

No probs Rick - it would go well with a pink Romany S!

Rowland
by rowlandW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: FS - WRSI Trident Composite Helmet
Replies: 0
Views: 184

FS - WRSI Trident Composite Helmet

L/XL Trident Composite helmet, worn 3 times, undamaged. £125 new, will take £65. Colour is 'Very Berry'...

(Being sold because in all honesty 'Very Berry' really ought to be 'VERY PINK!' I wanted to stand out.... but not that much!) (Not a purchase for the shy, retiring paddler...!)
by rowlandW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS - WRSI Trident Composite Helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 225

FS - WRSI Trident Composite Helmet

L/XL Trident Composite helmet, worn 3 times, undamaged. £125 new, will take £65. Colour is 'Very Berry'...

(Being sold because in all honesty 'Very Berry' really ought to be 'VERY PINK!' I wanted to stand out.... but not that much!) (Not a purchase for the shy, retiring paddler...!)
by rowlandW
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Outstanding service from Olympus
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Outstanding service from Olympus

Good idea Jonathon - and 'done'.
by rowlandW
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Outstanding service from Olympus
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Outstanding service from Olympus

Just thought I'd comment on the service from Olympus after I managed to drown my TG-4 recently. Somewhere/somehow the input/output door opened whilst the camera was in my BA (whether on the sea or in the post-session dunk, I do not know). A full day later I found my camera to be FULL of water. Seale...
by rowlandW
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Nordy RM Skeg
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Valley Nordy RM Skeg

Assuming you are talking about a standard Valley skeg blade, I have one you can have. PM me with an address. :-)
by rowlandW
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is this worth it to avoid a serious Bolli@&%£$
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Is this worth it to avoid a serious Bolli@&%£$

Far cheaper and does the thing you actually need - provided your wife has access to email via some device - is a SPoT locator. Nigh on worldwide coverage and reliable. Used it to 'report in' going around GB, and there were many places where the alternatives of VHF and phone (regardless of SIM card v...
by rowlandW
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS - Anas Acuta
Replies: 1
Views: 621

FS - Anas Acuta

All black carbon-kevlar Anas Acuta with traditional ocean cockpit. Used 5 times, two landing/launching marks on hull, neither significant in any way, otherwise in excellent condition with full Keel-Eazy keel strip fitted. Foam seat with foam back block. £2800 new, yours for £2250 ono. Boat near Oban...
by rowlandW
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Map Case recommondations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1341

Re: Map Case recommondations?

To Kirsten - Axel pack, unreservedly. To Allan - modify the Axel pack by taking off the clips and putting about 9 inches of cord between the end of the tube and the clip. The clips go 'forward'. Then modify your deck rigging by rethreading the decklines in the 'chart deck' area, leaving out the 'sec...
by rowlandW
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which buoyancy aid?
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Which buoyancy aid?

Morning Mike, Having worn a few in my time, I can definitely say that the Kokatat Poseidon is the most comfortable and unrestrictive [i]for me[/i]. And it has enough pockets and add-ons to keep anyone happy! It will carry what you list - and more - with ease. I think the nearest kayak gear shops to ...
by rowlandW
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Large pyranha fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Wanted - Large pyranha fusion

My Fusion now sold.

Rowland
by rowlandW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Large pyranha fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Wanted - Large pyranha fusion

PM sent.

Rowland
by rowlandW
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Large pyranha fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Wanted - Large pyranha fusion

... and there's still one available in Oban... :-)
by rowlandW
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Large pyranha fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Wanted - Large pyranha fusion

Hi, I have a Fusion in very good condition sitting doing nothing (stored under cover). Some scratches on the bottom but nothing dramatic. Although I would prefer more than £300, I would let it go for that rather than see it seeing around not being used. All original fittings; yellow/splodge colour. ...
by rowlandW
Thu May 25, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for Avocet LV or Etain 17.1
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Looking for Avocet LV or Etain 17.1

Thanks Mick - but I am specifically looking for an LV.
by rowlandW
Thu May 18, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for Avocet LV or Etain 17.1
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Looking for Avocet LV or Etain 17.1

Still looking.
by rowlandW
Sun May 14, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: For Sale - VSK Sirona 16.1 RM
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: For Sale - VSK Sirona 16.1 RM - BOAT SOLD

Boat now sold.
by rowlandW
Fri May 12, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: For Sale - VSK Sirona 16.1 RM
Replies: 2
Views: 513

For Sale - VSK Sirona 16.1 RM

Valley Sirona 16.1 RM, red. Some cosmetic markings (the boat travelled on the deck of a mother ship to St Kilda) but has no 'damage' and the boat is sound and dry with everything working properly. A deck-mounted towing system is fitted and included in the price of £850. The boat is near Oban but mos...
by rowlandW
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 4* out. 'Paddlesport leader' in.
Replies: 19
Views: 2053

Re: 4* out. 'Paddlesport leader' in.

I can't help thinking that it would a lot more logical to have a Star Awards 1-5 system based purely on personal paddling and skills in the appropriate grades of water, weather and conditions, with Leadership Awards (Basic, Moderate, Advanced?) as separate bolt-ons. Lots of people I know want the kn...
by rowlandW
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Crossover kayak wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Crossover kayak wanted

Hi Ben,

Don't know if you're still looking, but if you are, I have a Fusion looking for a new home...

Yours,

Rowland
by rowlandW
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for Avocet LV or Etain 17.1
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Looking for Avocet LV or Etain 17.1

If anyone knows of an Avocet LV or Etain 17.1 looking for a new home, I would be grateful for a heads up. Many thanks.
by rowlandW
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum

This might sound slightly weird, but a possible solution would be to cut another hatch hole (think the size of a K1/K2 steering access hatch - about 75/100 mm diameter IIRC) and access the underside of the stern deck that way. Afterwards either do a neat repair and then camouflage your work (that's ...