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by ls
Wed May 22, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Hire in Menorca
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Re: Sea Kayak Hire in Menorca

A vote for http://www.menorcaenkayak.com/excursiones_kayak_menorca_en.aspx we hired a couple of their tempest 170's for 7 days and paddled round the Island about 18 months ago. Both of their bases are in nice scenic areas, we set off from their shop in the NE of the island and paddled anti-clockwise...
by ls
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What charts???
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: What charts???

Hi Chris, I've used the previous version for a few years (think the only difference is it's now under the Memory Map brand, with updated data), as far as I've made out they are the cheepest and best - most of the other chart packages are for use as moving map display's, and have limitted ability to ...
by ls
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What are the best charts to buy?
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: What are the best charts to buy?

I've been using the Memory Map Landranger series for 5+ years and did get the £50 Charts package about 3 years ago, and get on well with printing A4 with a middle of the road bubblejet printer and laminating them. The OS Maps I can print at a variety of scales, generally I like the look of and am us...
by ls
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waterproof Handheld Wind Speed Meters
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Waterproof Handheld Wind Speed Meters

Have a look at Skywatch anemometers, I've had an Xplorer2 in my BA for about 5 years and still going strong, without much care and attention (rinse / dry it with the BA most of the time rather than taking out of the pocket) - others have had different experiences.

Lewis
by ls
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak rolling course
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Kayak rolling course

Or check out http://www.glasgowkayakclub.com/ pool sessions on a Friday evening in Glasgow, not the same as a structured course, but may be worth taking a look of the schedule fits.
by ls
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A sad tale of a fool and his money!
Replies: 13
Views: 3209

Re: A sad tale of a fool and his money!

Whilst checking if they do an AA battery tray it is worth making yourself aware of the power that the radio will transmit on when using the AAs rather than the std battery pack, on some radios it drops from 5W to 2W - often in small print in the technical Specs if you look hard enough.
by ls
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Northern Isles^
Replies: 92
Views: 15141

Re: Northern Isles^

Having spent a couple of weeks on the Islands last year, and happening on the cafe at Braewick as we paddled past a couple of days into the trip, we headed back each time we wanted a base, great views, good food, camping, and facilities, and stunning paddling just down the road... http://www.eshanes...
by ls
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 210cm V 215 cm Paddle length
Replies: 25
Views: 7469

Re: 210cm V 215 cm Paddle length

you'll probably be happy with either, the level of happiness will depend on your style and what you want to get out of paddling. I'm 6'4 and had the chance to test drive a 210 Cyprus which I was more than happy with (almost didn't give them back), but in the end went for 215 for myself, I like being...
by ls
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Quality / where built?
Replies: 14
Views: 3157

I've a Plastex Xplore in Harcore as well, and I find the Gelcoat near the bow to be relatively fragile (I do a fair bit of rock hopping when I get the chance), and have had a couple of repairs carried out by Aled, that you couldn't see if you didn't know to look. I think that is just a function of t...
by ls
Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Storm Gathering - Anglesey
Replies: 25
Views: 3524

Can see some photo's at

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=4 ... =719151704

Those taken on the first day don't quite do justice to the windspeed...

A big thanks to Mark for organising an excelent weeked with lots on offer across the spectrum of ability / desire to get wet.
by ls
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Palm Kaikoura PFD
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Another option is Radio in the back pocket, with the water bag...

Also car key in the inside pocket?
by ls
Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Whats in you pocket?
Replies: 32
Views: 5001

BA = Kaikoura (contents can be summed up as too much, but trying to whittle it down) Left pocket: Night/Day flare (5) Knife (4) rarely used it, but ... power bars / go gel (5) Kogg nog + nose clips (3) torch (5) Climing sling (4) Right pocket: Pencil + paper (3) Compas (3) Epoxy tube (3) repair kit ...
by ls
Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Water Proof Digital Camera
Replies: 41
Views: 5597

A closer look at the Olympus site shows that the changed / reduced functionality is a "feature"... the 770SW captures at 15 fps at VGA for as long as the card will take, where as the 790SW captures at 30 fps at VGA for 10s. Both do reduced resolution for 29min or more st 15 fps. I can't include the ...
by ls
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Water Proof Digital Camera
Replies: 41
Views: 5597

I treated myself to a 790SW a couple of weeks ago - I liked the cover to keep water off the lense and the quick start up time. So far I have been happy with the still images (when I set the mode correctly... as you'd expect bobbing about in boat taking pictures in night mode didn't make for sharp im...
by ls
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: High angle / Low angle
Replies: 23
Views: 3102

How about high angle = blade placed within couple of inches of the hull at catch, and low angle = blade placed further out / not worrying about position relative to hull at catch. I'd probably go for high angle begins at 60(+) degrees from horizontal as you look from front or back and relates to the...
by ls
Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Did you see? (For the North-West of Scotland).
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

3 of us camping on the Summer Isles saw them at about 21:50 Saturday, and they lasted about 15 minutes that we saw to the N / NW.