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by Dan@Tiderace
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which DSLR?
Replies: 18
Views: 1167

Re: Which DSLR?

I recently spent some of my own money (a Yorkshireman doing this- must be serious) on a Canon 600D. Having used the 35mm equivalent for a few years, I finally relented when I realised I'd have to bite the bullet some time. It's as easy to use as the 35mm predecessor and the pictures are what you'd e...
by Dan@Tiderace
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mind that propelor
Replies: 117
Views: 15029

Re: Mind that propelor

One piece of advice I would offer, is to say as little as possible on here or any other place about the incident. The press and internet forums will often fill in the gaps of any story with whatever they can make up. Equally, any information put into the public domain by the victim in this case will...
by Dan@Tiderace
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best kayak for UK circumnavigation
Replies: 113
Views: 11351

Re: Best kayak for UK circumnavigation

From your description the Xplore_X would be perfect for your expedition- it has ample space for your own frame, with capacity for carrying gear without it being at the expense of performance. At 430 litres volume it has wider scope than many other expedition boats for just this purpose. It's been te...
by Dan@Tiderace
Thu May 19, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Where to rent a nice sea kayak around Skye?
Replies: 19
Views: 2837

Re: Where to rent a nice sea kayak around Skye?

There are two locations on the West Coast of Scotland from which you could hire composite Tiderace kayaks:

Sea Kayak Oban, Oban - Stuart Wagstaff - http://www.seakayakoban.com/

Glenuig Inn - Steve Macfarlane - http://glenuig.com/

Best wishes for your trip.

Dan
by Dan@Tiderace
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak recommedations please
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

Re: Sea kayak recommedations please

There are obviously lots of objective and subjective tests in buying a new boat. Try to get the brief for your boat as tight as you can, then decide on your potential budget. From there the best advice is to use the specialist sea kayak retailers out there. All the major brands at all the differing ...
by Dan@Tiderace
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which Mid Range Paddle???^
Replies: 21
Views: 5955

Re: Which Mid Range Paddle???

An awful lot of people who try the Epic paddles get on with them very well.

The Relaxed Touring in hybrid glass is just over your £200 budget, but very well put together with the added benefit that it adjusts in both feather, and length by 10cm.
by Dan@Tiderace
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Cumberland Ring
Replies: 16
Views: 2183

Re: The Cumberland Ring

I used to live in a village called Sandford, which is about 1.5-2 miles upstream from Clint Rock, pictured above. There were certainly some old cars submerged in the West banking between Sandford and Warcop when I was living and fishing around there. Knowing some of the local farmers, I wouldn't be ...
by Dan@Tiderace
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Cumberland Ring
Replies: 16
Views: 2183

Re: The Cumberland Ring

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_om2ix1XdnWI/TXTH3ONHmJI/AAAAAAAACm0/IOlWWCXUdUM/s640/P2260036.JPG That's my stomping ground, Clint Rock, just off Ormside near Appleby. The deep pool was formed when the Settle Carlisle railway viaduct just behind this shot was built, using sandstone from the rive...
by Dan@Tiderace
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shipping boats
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Re: Shipping boats

You should be able to contact a freight forwarder who can arrange part shipment in a container. Try speaking to someone like DSV or Schenker, who are worldwide shipping organisations who will deal with this kind of thing all of the time. If they don't want to work with a part shipment, they may be a...
by Dan@Tiderace
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea paddling destinations for (relative) beginners
Replies: 40
Views: 2119

Re: Sea paddling destinations for (relative) beginners

Having just spent a few days at Glenuig Inn near Mallaig (glenuig.com), I can wholeheartedly recommend it as a venue (yes, including the food... :) ). Finishing the trip with a couple of days paddling around Bute, I'd also concur the Kyles and the south end of the island are both stunning places to ...
by Dan@Tiderace
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak crushed by Elephant Seal
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Kayak crushed by Elephant Seal

Nice to see another successful expedition for the Xplore_X. Even if something very fat did sit on one of them!
by Dan@Tiderace
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Tideraces
Replies: 64
Views: 6768

Re: New Tideraces

by Dan@Tiderace
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Tideraces
Replies: 64
Views: 6768

Re: New Tideraces

It's an interesting question and not incredibly easy to answer. There are a number of ways to describe or plot the stability but, in the end, it can be misleading to judge such a thing by numbers and statistics alone. In terms of a visual display, the graph below shows the stability relationship bet...
by Dan@Tiderace
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Tideraces
Replies: 64
Views: 6768

Re: New Tideraces

I would hope we will add some of that additional information in the next few days. As a guide for those who know the Xplore range; the Xcape boats are all slightly smaller than the equivalent Xplore. Someone in between the best size for the Xplore_S and Xplore would probably find the Xcape a good fi...
by Dan@Tiderace
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Tideraces
Replies: 64
Views: 6768

Re: New Tideraces

Hmm. I'm tempted to carry on this conversation about Morris Itals. But I think I'll resist for just a while longer.

Now where was I? Ah, that was it! Some proper details and photographs of the new boats are now on the Tiderace website - http://www.tideraceseakayaks.co.uk .
by Dan@Tiderace
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Tideraces
Replies: 64
Views: 6768

Re: What colour for your mid life crisis?

Likewise, some sea gull eating bare chested paddlers prefer real age old designs like Anas, NDK or East Greenland style while others go for latest colours and soft chined fair weather boats... ;-))) made in Thailand or GOK country, such as China, where ever some sweat shop offers the lowest wages a...
by Dan@Tiderace
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Tideraces
Replies: 64
Views: 6768

Re: New Tideraces

Thanks for the feedback and comments. The reasoning behind the change to foot braces rather than footplate... The footplate has advantages, but it also has disadvantages. To adjust the foot length, which you might want to do mid-paddle for a variety of reasons, especially in a touring boat, you have...
by Dan@Tiderace
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Tideraces
Replies: 64
Views: 6768

New Tideraces

Hi,

Just to let you know some more info on our new models is now available on the Tiderace website, more details and photographs will follow ASAP.

Thank you to all those who gave the boats such a positive reception at Kanu Messe last week.

http://www.tideraceseakayaks.com

Dan
by Dan@Tiderace
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Tease
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Tiderace Tease

One thing I can say is that the existing models have benefitted from 3 new layups that are simply awesome. Lighter and even stronger than before. Now fully epoxy based laminates/gelcoat incoporating our 'TCT' technology with interlocking 'biscuit tin' deck and hull construction. These will be at Kan...
by Dan@Tiderace
Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Tiderace Xplore
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Wanted - Tiderace Xplore

Hi Mark,

Dave (Felton) has his own Plastex Carbon one for sale, I think he'll accept somewhere in the region of £1900 for it (pricing the layup, it would probably retail for about £4000 brand new today).
by Dan@Tiderace
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Another What Boat Short List Question^
Replies: 31
Views: 2346

Re: Another What Boat Short List Question

Hi, Just to answer your question- Tiderace use the total volume, so an Xplore is 380 litres and the Xplore_S is 330. Using the details you've provided as a guide, I would say look towards the lower volume versions of the boats on your shortlists. There may be something else interesting at Perth this...
by Dan@Tiderace
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Aled, what aren't you telling us?
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Aled, what aren't you telling us?

Oh my! We're going to need a BIG stand at Kanu Messe and Perth!
by Dan@Tiderace
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: dioleen, carbon kevlar or hardcore layup
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: dioleen, carbon kevlar or hardcore layup

You should also consider there are different concepts behind using stiffer materials... On one hand, you can build a boat using stiffer materials and less of them to lower the overall weight and maintain stiffness equivalent to a glass boat. On the other you can aim to use them to give increased ove...
by Dan@Tiderace
Wed May 12, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Production Statement
Replies: 53
Views: 3448

Re: Tiderace Production Statement

Aled, in your statement you forgot to mention about increasing your margins, (unless your boats are now going to be cheaper???). You should be in politics!!! In reality there isn't a great deal to mention in that regard. The current Tiderace range is built to a high layup specification and our move...
by Dan@Tiderace
Sat May 08, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Production Statement
Replies: 53
Views: 3448

Tiderace Production Statement

Following recent speculation Tiderace are delighted to announce some exciting news about our production. Details can be found on our website by following the link http://www.tideraceseakayaks.co.uk/index.php/news/70-production-announcement . If any paddlers have questions relating to the news please...
by Dan@Tiderace
Sat May 08, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NDK Quality issues. Need advice!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2259

Re: NDK Quality issues. Need advice!!

There will be an announcement regarding production of Tiderace sea kayaks on our website http://www.tideraceseakayaks.com later today. The internet is obviously a very big place and it's impossible to track every comment, so if anyone has any questions regarding our products or manufacturing once we...
by Dan@Tiderace
Wed May 05, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: HELP needed...Cetus vs Explore vs GT^
Replies: 66
Views: 10757

Re: HELP needed...Cetus vs Explore vs GT^

On the skeg issue...

In fairness there's not a lot wrong with a simple and well designed wire skeg system. Kinking and jamming (which sounds like some kind of odd nightclub activity) needn't be features associated with wire skegs if the implementation is good.
by Dan@Tiderace
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: keelstrips?
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: keelstrips?

If you take a look at where the damage is on a used composite kayak, it's not especially restricted to the keel line (though depending on the intended use it can be susceptible to extra wear, such as trepeated fully loaded dragging up a beach). In terms of structural stiffness, we wouldn't recommend...
by Dan@Tiderace
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xplore
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Tiderace Xplore

The Tiderace boats from Finland are now vacuum infused. If you look at the constructions page on the Tiderace website there is a description of our new layups.
by Dan@Tiderace
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Eastbourne Council Bans Kayaks from Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: Eastbourne Council Bans Kayaks from Beach

Whatever you do choose to do about it, be careful if you end up waving your 'ore' (sic) at him, as he may become offended.