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by rockhopper
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 10
Views: 296

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: 492

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: 1251

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: 664

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: 664

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: 577

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: 625

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: 1195

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: 1195

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: 318

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: 1251

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: 557

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: 874

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: 874

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: 499

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: 1051

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: 471

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: 678

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: 748

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.
by rockhopper
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommend me a PLB
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: Recommend me a PLB

The latest McMurdo 220 uses GPS and Galileo and is very compact. Got rid of my bulky Max G Fastfind and replaced with one of these. Fits in my BA pocket easily. I'm not sure that the ACR offers anything different however i am reassured by the fact that McMurdo have been around for quite some years a...
by rockhopper
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on second hand Kayak please
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Advice on second hand Kayak please

You may well be better of looking at a kayak that is for an adult and child rather than a 'tandem'. they will tend to be lighter and less bulky and would be perfect for a 6 year old. I had a quick seach and the following came up but worth you doing a bit more checking around to see what else is avai...
by rockhopper
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New paddles?
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: New paddles?

Let us know how you get on with the Mitchell blades, especially compared to the VE ones. I almost went for the Bomboras before i decided on my VE paddles so would be interested to hear a comparison.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Broke deckline fixation on an Isel
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Broke deckline fixation on an Isel

I have had an Alaw bach for 10 years and an Isel for 2 and never had any problems with the deck fittings so you may just have a boat that had a glitch when they were first glued in. Worth re-gluing and see how you get on.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Broke deckline fixation on an Isel
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Broke deckline fixation on an Isel

I would have a chat with Rockpool and see what they recommend. They have always been very helpful when I have communicated with them

Rog.
by rockhopper
Fri May 31, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Marine Conservation Zones
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: New Marine Conservation Zones

Fantastic!!!
by rockhopper
Sun May 19, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bach Eto
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Bach Eto

Have they actually discontinued the Alaw Bach or just added the ETO to their list of boats. Seems strange to discontinue such a popular boat when the larger Bach hardly seems to sell in any numbers.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Fri May 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New P&H model ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2703

Re: New P&H model ?

Those ketchups certainly know their stuff...

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sun May 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: VE Paddle swap
Replies: 0
Views: 226

VE Paddle swap

I have a VE Explorer Aircore full carbon blade and shaft. It is on a straight shaft. 2 piece with usual adjuster. Length is 205-215. Excellent condition. I would like to swap for another of the same or VE whitewater paddle but shorter, preferably 190 to 195 and if possible with a glass shaft. Thanks...
by rockhopper
Wed May 08, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Paddle recommendations

Devastated that VE no longer making paddles. Best paddle I have used. Hopefully someone will be able to take over their manufacture.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&h connect 30 outfitting
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: P&h connect 30 outfitting

Could you not buy what you need direct from P&H?

Rog.