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by rockhopper
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Point 65°N Sweden Touring Kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 260

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: 5
Views: 285

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: 281

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: 439

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: 280

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: 1511

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: 1511

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: 916

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: 1460

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: 3192

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: 660

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: 1861

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: 783

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: 549

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: 1861

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: 366
Views: 56149

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: 363

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: 1223

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: 1262

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: 1904

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: 1181

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: 1181

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: 1082

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: 926

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: 1870

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: 1870

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: 522

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: 1904

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...