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by rockhopper
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...
Replies: 12
Views: 898

Re: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...

I second what Pathbrae has advised... I bought a Delphin 150 a few years back having read lots of reviews on how good they were and that they had the Connect outfitting for a really nice fit when paddling. Having paddled for quite a few years I mistakenly thought I was a good enough judge not to hav...
by rockhopper
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 29
Views: 2406

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

Just to advise that all the links to the Christian Canoe club make my Norton Internet Security go crazy with the following message: Dangerous Web Page BlockedYou attempted to access:http://christiancanoe.co.uk/faq/This is a known dangerous web page. It is highly recommended that you do NOT visit thi...
by rockhopper
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak touring cag/jacket recommendations 2020.
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Sea Kayak touring cag/jacket recommendations 2020.

Have a look at the Reed Aquatherm stuff...https://www.chillcheater.com/dry-cags
very light and exceptionally tough. Can be washed in a washing machine. I always use mine in preference to the 'normal' paddling top that I have.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?

For me it was the 'lift music' accompaniment that had me pleading for the presenter to say something instead.....

Rog.
by rockhopper
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Quest now like new
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Sea Quest now like new

May be worth putting further details of Nick Gates details and where he is as others may want to use his services..

Rog.
by rockhopper
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wild Ocean Race - Makai Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Wild Ocean Race - Makai Cup

Fantastic !!.

Looks like the main hazard was getting hit by another boat..

Rog.
by rockhopper
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?

If anyone manages a test paddle I would love to hear a report..
by rockhopper
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 299
Views: 50627

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

i guess it's shame it's not being used....that said, it does look beautiful as a piece of art..!

Rog.
by rockhopper
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mega Axis Sea Kayak
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Mega Axis Sea Kayak

Hi Fozzy,

I believe it is a Mega branded Tahe. I had a chat to them about the Mega Greenland which is a re-branded version of the Tahe Greenland so would suspect that the Axis is the same. Well worth having a chat with them for more info.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 1108

Re: Life jackets

May be an idea to have a rudimentary compass with you in future. Depending on where you are, paddling in the wrong direction could be very hazardous to health.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Virgo v Delphin
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Virgo v Delphin

Have a chat with Whitewater who are in Shepperton and have all the ones you are interested in and can arrange for test paddles.
https://www.whitewaterthecanoecentre.co ... s-21-c.asp

Rog.
by rockhopper
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading north...
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: Heading north...

Just read Liz Garnett's piece about the trip in this month's Ocean Paddler. Certainly brings it home what an epic trip this was. Very nicely written by Liz.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mega Sea Kayaks
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: Mega Sea Kayaks

and, back on topic...... it may be worth you asking about Mega's quality control and customer service on the Surf section as they are better known for their surf boats:
viewforum.php?f=36

Rog.
by rockhopper
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mega Sea Kayaks
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: Mega Sea Kayaks

So,.... just a little bit off subject...does anyone know if the Greenland and Greenland T in their range are the same as the ones that used to be produced by Tahe. Don't recall seeing them in Mega's line up previously and they look very similar. Rog. Just an update on my own question..rang Mega and ...
by rockhopper
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Glue for fibre glass?
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Glue for fibre glass?

It may be worth contacting VE to see what they are able to do. I know that they have stopped trading for the present but believe that they may be available for repairs....possibly!!

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Uist Spaceport
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: North Uist Spaceport

I believe a similar thing is being seriously considered at Newquay in Cornwall. Probably worth looking at their website https://spaceportcornwall.com/ and discussions on the internet about that to get an viewpoint from an alternative location. Can't see the benefit of having two separate ones in UK ...
by rockhopper
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 1794

Re: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak

I wonder about 'experienced guys' letting you attempt to surf in water like that. It does sound like a recipe for serious injury (to you and anyone near you) and I wouldn't fancy attempting a rescue if it went wrong. Putting a 17' heavy boat plus paddler in waves that are 50% taller than an average ...
by rockhopper
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 1794

Re: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak

My thought would be that in conditions like that you would have very little hope of being in control enough to surf a sea kayak. With waves that large and particularly that close together and with a strong onshore breeze the boat (due to its length) will almost invariably dig in at the bow and then ...
by rockhopper
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deck for Rockpool Isel? Oh, and a flask.
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Deck for Rockpool Isel? Oh, and a flask.

Any deck that will fit the Alaw Bach will fit the Isel.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading north...
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: Heading north...

I would suspect that people look at the post and follow the link to Facebook then see no point in coming back to comment via the post to on this site whereas posts like the one on towing eyes by their nature look for a response and those that respond will look at the same post again and again. Perso...
by rockhopper
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beginner first boat in Maine: Explorer vs Rockpool Taran 16 vs Eto
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Beginner first boat in Maine: Explorer vs Rockpool Taran 16 vs Eto

I'm not sure of the carrying capacity of the Eto compared with the Alaw Bach but I have down quite a number of 7 day camping trips in an Alaw Bach. It has proved faultless. I cannot recommend it highly enough and would expect a similar quality from the Eto.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Permit etc
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: Permit etc

Sorry Mac50L, my post was meant to be very tongue in cheek...
In fact I was much the same as you, growing up on the coast in a family that gave me the freedom to explore and test the boundaries....I count myself very lucky to had such a childhood !!

Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Permit etc
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: Permit etc

Not sure that the OP's or Mac50L's post are an advert for safety at sea !!

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Security marking PE kayaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Security marking PE kayaks?

You could probably use a Dremel or similar with a burred end fitted. That would remove the material fairly quickly but in a controlled manner.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry...dry trousers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Re: Dry...dry trousers?

Are these the Reed Dry Trousers or the Reed pre-bent waist trousers?

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry cags for women?
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Dry cags for women?

You could try the Reed Chillcheater ones. They have an option for putting in your own measurements and don't use latex. I have had a couple of tops by them that are the ones I always use and I have had them over 4 years without problems. They are very light and don't feel restrictive. You can also w...
by rockhopper
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED Anas Acuta
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: WANTED Anas Acuta

Ive got an 'orange' Anus
Presumably you mean 'Anas'.........
by rockhopper
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BA/Life jacket advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: BA/Life jacket advice.

Peak do the Ocean Wrap that has models designed specifically for women:
https://www.peakuk.com/pfd?product_id=326

Rog.