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by rockhopper
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling cag advice
Replies: 18
Views: 575

Re: Paddling cag advice

Can anyone advise what the neck seal is like on the Kokatat Hydrus? I am not keen on really tight neck seals...normally they leave me feeling strangled especially around my Adams apple..

Thanks,

Rog.
by rockhopper
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing

Interestingly, all three of the near misses I have had with other watercraft have been with small catamarans (the one or two person size). On each occasion I was very aware that the person in charge of the boat had their view of me (and on one occasion, myself and two other kayaks), obscured by thei...
by rockhopper
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Long swim.
Replies: 17
Views: 744

Re: Long swim.

and...floating on top of the water you would be much easier to spot..
by rockhopper
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Long swim.
Replies: 17
Views: 744

Re: Long swim.

I would find it a lot easier to kayak back to shore than to swim....

Rog..
by rockhopper
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plymouth Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Plymouth Sound

Thanks Chaps....just the sort of information i was after. Certainly the put in at The Quay looks quicker and easier to get to than Mountbatten.
Doesn't look like the Brennan Torpedo was ever used in anger. Would have been interesting to see how well it worked.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plymouth Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Plymouth Sound

For some years I have been meaning to have a paddle around Plymouth sound but just never got around to it when i have been down that neck of the woods however in late September myself and a couple of friends are back in the South Hams area and it seems like a good opportunity. As there seems to be a...
by rockhopper
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 457
Views: 59318

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

I was just also reading about the Petrel Play and wondered if anyone has made either of the boats out of Medite Trycoya which is a special water stable MDF used for external projects used as an alternative to marine ply
http://www.chilterntimber.co.uk/product ... -x-1220mm/

Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thin booties.
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Thin booties.

I stopped using the neoprene type boot for kayaking a couple of years ago. I found that it was a pain that if they got water in it stayed in and they took ages to dry. The grip and sole thicknesses tended to be poor. Made my feet hot in hot weather and didn't really stop them getting cold in cold we...
by rockhopper
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Point 65°N Sweden Touring Kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Point 65°N Sweden Touring Kayaks

Looks like a Nemo. Not sure it has a front bulkhead...may depend on which exact model..

Rog.
by rockhopper
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Slippery shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Slippery shaft

Sorry for the tabloid quality topic title!! I find that I definitely need a bit of additional 'tack' on my paddle shaft, especially when paddling hard or in trickier conditions. I currently use surfboard wax which works fine but I just wondered if anyone out there had a better/alternative that they ...
by rockhopper
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak ideal length for coastal fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Kayak ideal length for coastal fishing

I'm not an expert on this subject but i would definitely lean towards the longer type of boat. There are lots of articles on fishing from kayaks on Google and they tend to use ones like the Ocean Kayak Prowler which is 13 feet long...i would think 12 or 13ft would be ideal as they will track in a st...
by rockhopper
Mon May 25, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VE Paddles back....
Replies: 1
Views: 486

VE Paddles back....

Had an email this morning from Palm who have taken over the manufacture of VE Paddles with availability as from the Autumn as follows: We want you to be the first to know that Palm Equipment has taken over VE Paddles. The paddles will be made in the UK, at our Clevedon factory and will be available ...
by rockhopper
Thu May 21, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Teksport Rockhopper 340 info
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Teksport Rockhopper 340 info

Hi Amy, I had one when I first started kayaking. They were bulletproof in terms of construction however they are very heavy. You would also be very wise to make sure you got one with bulkheads as there is a lot of space to fill up with water if you don't. I also found it a bit of a monster to try to...
by rockhopper
Mon May 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boris says...
Replies: 27
Views: 1592

Re: Boris says...

Interesting...I hoped my post would generate discussion.

It would appear that in principal it is now possible to kayak in England only but a fair point about involvement of the rescue services...
Would swimming in the sea be viewed in the same way?

Rog.
by rockhopper
Mon May 11, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boris says...
Replies: 27
Views: 1592

Boris says...

I believe....

Boris says I can go kayaking....

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sat May 02, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BBC Shipping Forecast
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: BBC Shipping Forecast

Why on earth would they do that!!! Is it a temporary measure during lockdown when not as many people on the water?
by rockhopper
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1565

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: 33
Views: 3351

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: 707

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: 17
Views: 2390

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: 793

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: 572

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: 17
Views: 2390

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: 457
Views: 59318

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: 375

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: 1236

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: 1453

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: 1937

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.