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by rockhopper
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail

That's another possibility. Douglas Wilcox has included details in his blog:
https://seakayakphoto.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... -from.html

Rog.
by rockhopper
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail

We paddled the Crinan Canal a few years back. Absolutely lovely apart from having to portage fully loaded kayaks. With some of the locks it is easier to portage a few at a time rather than putting the boat back in the water so i would advise taking a trolley if possible. The locks stop being used, i...
by rockhopper
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can you use a sit on top kayak in the ocean?
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Can you use a sit on top kayak in the ocean?

Large swimming noodles are ideal for filling a sit on top. Cheap, resilient (won't puncture and don't need to check they are inflated) and you can push them to the far end of the boat.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Looking for watertight trousers with feet and waist seal?
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Looking for watertight trousers with feet and waist seal?

Hi Daryl, just a thought...where are you based? Bearing in mind you are new to the kayaking it may be worth seeing if there are any paddlers local to you who would be interested in going out with you for the first few times as a bit of a safety net and who may be able to give you a bit of advice/poi...
by rockhopper
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Recommend Me - Thermal Undersuit
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Recommend Me - Thermal Undersuit

Just to add... there are 2 Immersion Research options. One is the lighter weight waffle type K2 version (which I have) and the other is the heavier weight option (which I have not tried).

Rog.
by rockhopper
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Recommend Me - Thermal Undersuit
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Recommend Me - Thermal Undersuit

Another vote for the Immersion Research Union one piece. Only feels very light and not at all bulky but it's waffle construction is excellent and surprisingly cosy:
https://www.immersionresearch.eu/store/ ... nion-suit/

Rog.
by rockhopper
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Paddle recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: Paddle recommendations?

In hindsight, I should have chosen the VE paddles with a glass blade (if they make them). The locking mechanism on the VE paddles is, in my opinion, vastly superior to the Werner system. I would have said to opt for the VE carbon blades but on a fibreglass shaft...lots more 'give' in the shaft whil...
by rockhopper
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Paddle recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: Paddle recommendations?

VE Paddles...
https://vepaddles.com/sea-kayak/

Especially the Aircore ones..
Adjustable feather and length and a rock solid joint mechanism.


Rog
by rockhopper
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Repairing latex seal
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Repairing latex seal

Excellent. Thanks for that. I have a 'sacrificial' latex seal on another bit of kit so can cut a repair patch out of that.

Much appreciated.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Repairing latex seal
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Repairing latex seal

I managed to stick my thumb through the ankle seal on my dry trousers. Is there any way I can repair it without having to take off and replace the entire seal? Could I use inner tube glue or similar and stick another piece of latex overt he split? (It is a hole rather than a split to the edge of the...
by rockhopper
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: valley in red
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: valley in red

Are these not based on RAL colours? (worth checking with Valley). If so just have a look at an RAL chart (in a paint shop or order a chart online) and that will give you the exact colours for you to make a comparison.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 2411

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

I am so relieved that it wasn't just me having trouble with it... the UKRGB members have given me a new found spring in my step...Now, just need to get my head around molecular science..!

Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 2411

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

And.... what is the difference between a Leader, a Coach and an Instructor. The flow chart I was really after was to define the whole system rather than one just one path. I'm worried that I'm just being a bit thick but I don't want to be that kid at the back of the class that thinks he is the only ...
by rockhopper
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 2411

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

I'm with Mark on this one.
The whole system leaves me completely confused......could anyone simplify it with a flow chart?

Rog.
by rockhopper
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted: Rockpool Isel/ Romany LV? or any LV kayak
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Wanted: Rockpool Isel/ Romany LV? or any LV kayak

May be worth you having a chat with Rockpool just in case they know of anyone who may be looking to sell/upgrade.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted: Rockpool Isel/ Romany LV? or any LV kayak
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Wanted: Rockpool Isel/ Romany LV? or any LV kayak

There is also an Island Qaarsut 5.0 for sale. It is a smaller kayak with hard chines and gets some very good reviews from people who have owned one. Probably has loads of character. The price may be a bit high so you could make them an offer... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sea-Kayak/202078991867?hash=...
by rockhopper
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: What size shock cord?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: What size shock cord?

if you stretch it over the front it will lose it's stretch fairly quickly and just go baggy and you will have to replace it...

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Baidarka Explorer - Worth keeping?
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Baidarka Explorer - Worth keeping?

If you want a fibreglass boat then probably something like an NDK Explorer. Been made for years so lots of them around second hand and a real proven track record. Link to current spec. new boat..... http://www.sea-kayaking-scotland.co.uk/ndk-sea-kayak-shop/explorer/ Worth you maybe having a chat wit...
by rockhopper
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Baidarka Explorer - Worth keeping?
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Baidarka Explorer - Worth keeping?

There seems little point in paddling round a weighted boat when you don't need to. The lighter the boat the easier it is to paddle. the quicker it responds to all the paddler's inputs and the less strain it is on the paddler. By all means keep the boat but when you get the chance try having a test p...
by rockhopper
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trips with shuttles by public transport
Replies: 18
Views: 1114

Re: Sea kayak trips with shuttles by public transport

Oh! how about paddling from Paignton or Goodrington Sands past Brixham and to Kingswear (Dartmouth) and the catching the steam train back.. very scenic!!


Rog.
by rockhopper
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak design, how to determine handling in wind?
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: Kayak design, how to determine handling in wind?

Didn't one of the main manufacturers do a version of a kayak with an additional front skeg for sailing?....possibly P&H...

Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Carbon Paddle
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Carbon Paddle

Another vote for VE paddles.. I had Werners for years but have found VE's to be much more to my liking and style of paddling. The air pocket in the core of the blade also helps find the water surface when rolling. Great service too.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Any Tahe Marine experts in here?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Any Tahe Marine experts in here?

Hi Rob, if you put in the boat details on Google and press for 'images' you can scan through and see if any of the boats looks familiar and then follow the photo link to get more details...there are some on there with the controller on the right hand side... or just click on this link... https://www...
by rockhopper
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaks for the creek
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: Kayaks for the creek

I don't think this will be the ideal forum to get the best answers to your question. Worth having a look at somewhere like the Kayak Fishing UK site and such similar ones as they will have more experience of the sorts of kayaks you are after and the use you want. They have an informative page on cho...
by rockhopper
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Do Carlisle make a carbon fibre paddle? Is it worth buying seconhand?
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Do Carlisle make a carbon fibre paddle? Is it worth buying seconhand?

I wouldn't bother with an inflatable. By the time you have inflated the boat you could have taken a plastic boat off a roof rack and been off paddling. That is without the additional factors such as sea-worthiness, robustness and handling. I watched a couple of guys in inflatables last week attempti...
by rockhopper
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Do Carlisle make a carbon fibre paddle? Is it worth buying seconhand?
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Do Carlisle make a carbon fibre paddle? Is it worth buying seconhand?

If it's the one on Gumtree (blue/cloud blades) then the blades definitely are not carbon and i don't think the shaft is either..

Rog.
by rockhopper
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Gear for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: YAK 15m Throwbag - New
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: YAK 15m Throwbag - New

Item now sold.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: YAK 15m Throwbag - New
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: YAK 15m Throwbag - New

Item now sold.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: YAK 15m Throwbag - New
Replies: 1
Views: 236

YAK 15m Throwbag - New

Brand new and unused YAK 15m throwbag:
£15 collected (Southend-on-Sea area) or £20 including postage (signed for).

Rog.