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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: 431

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: 431

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: 381

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: 9
Views: 520

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: 9
Views: 520

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: 969

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: 779

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: 633

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: 409

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: 760

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: 388

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: 388

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: 206

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: 231

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: 231

YAK 15m Throwbag - New

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

Rog.
by rockhopper
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Gear for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: YAK 15m Throwbag - New
Replies: 1
Views: 206

YAK 15m Throwbag - New

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

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Map Case recommondations?
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Map Case recommondations?

I have a spray deck with map loops so attach the clips to the forward most ones of those (other way around and it will flick up if a wave washes over the deck).

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Map Case recommondations?
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Map Case recommondations?

Another vote for Axel's map case. Simple and effective.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shallow water worries
Replies: 23
Views: 1006

Re: Shallow water worries

with the one exception of a guy at Stretton who threw half bricks at me when I was paddling a K1 "too fast"
a fine response to someone who he thinks is scaring the fish...throw rocks at them.....I'm sure the fish were much happier with that!!!!

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sorry, more questions from a newbie !
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Sorry, more questions from a newbie !

Can I just say, you don't necessarily want/need to get a fast touring boat or, at least, that shouldn't be a priority. Nigel speaks as someone who does the fast touring stuff but that isn't what lights everybody's candle about sea kayaking. Fine, if you want to kayak mostly for exercise or like the ...
by rockhopper
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sorry, more questions from a newbie !
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Sorry, more questions from a newbie !

Presume the company you have looked at is Sea Kayaking Cornwall (who would be my first choice) however if they are booked up you could try these : http://www.arvorseakayakingcornwall.co.uk/ They operate just west of Falmouth and appear to have the option of sit in or sit on kayaks which would give y...
by rockhopper
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 127
Views: 25738

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

Hi Nick, another beautiful construction but I don't think anyone has yet asked possibly the most important question....how on earth do most of these kayak builders manage to keep their workshops so tidy and neat?? Do they tidy them just for the photo? It's just not natural....surely every normal wor...
by rockhopper
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: ROUND BRITAIN KAYAK TRIP
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: ROUND BRITAIN KAYAK TRIP

interested to know what his plans are from The Blackwater down to the Thames. Is he keeping to the coast (which can be tricky) or shortcutting across to Kent?

Rog
by rockhopper
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: ROUND BRITAIN KAYAK TRIP
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: ROUND BRITAIN KAYAK TRIP

just a quick point, i believe, if conditions are dangerous for him at sea, he has every right to land where he wants/needs to and anyone preventing him from landing/forcing him back to sea could well face police action..

Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: ROUND BRITAIN KAYAK TRIP
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: ROUND BRITAIN KAYAK TRIP

i think there will be Simon, just give it a bit of time...I saw you topic last night but could not get on to the Facebook page! kept just going to my own so need to sort that out before i can see if i can assist.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sandy Skeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1085

Re: Sandy Skeg

I understand the principle of a centreboard, converting sideways energy into forward energy however yachts have rudders because they use the wind to power them and cannot be steered by the use of a paddle on each side of the boat to act either as a rudder or a means of deflecting water to turn the k...
by rockhopper
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sandy Skeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1085

Re: Sandy Skeg

Are you confusing a ruder system (pedal operated steering system) with a skeg (drop down blade that help prevent weather cocking and aids tracking). I cannot think of a sensible alternative to having a working skeg in certain conditions... a bit like having a drop down keel on a sailing boat.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sandy Skeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1085

Re: Sandy Skeg

Unfortunately, the conditions where the skeg is most likely to get jammed are also the same conditions that make a floating launch the most difficult. Usually this is with breaking waves which means I tend to end up with a cockpit half full of water (which I can pump out but it is still not ideal) o...
by rockhopper
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sandy Skeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1085

Sandy Skeg

No, not a new character from Poldark. Just wondering if anyone has bright ideas to solve this which may help me needlessly experimenting with options. I often kayak alone which means that when launching from a beach I have to try to keep the skeg from getting stuck in with sand and small stones. I a...
by rockhopper
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Surf launch...
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Surf launch...

Mmm! doesn't look like the best choice of things to do. Wouldn't have been any better coming back in afterwards.

Rog.