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by rockhopper
Mon May 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Water Carrier
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Water Carrier

I would highly recommend the MSR Dromedary water bladders. I have had two for over 6 years and they have been bullet proof and with no nasty taste:
https://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_Prod ... g-6-litre/




Rog.
by rockhopper
Fri May 04, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Spraydecks
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Spraydecks

Worth you looking back over previous posts about spraydecks but i have used Reed Aquatherm ones for a number of years and been very happy with them. Light, tough and even machine washable!! If you contact them they may well know of the appropriate size spraydeck for each boat. https://www.chillcheat...
by rockhopper
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plastic surf kayaks
Replies: 40
Views: 14935

Re: Plastic surf kayaks

by rockhopper
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: WANTED Romany Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: WANTED Romany Classic

Oh gosh.... there's suddenly loads of them... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nigel-Dennis-NDK-Romany-Classic-Sea-Kayak-Lendal-Sea-Paddles-Nookie-Spraydeck/282869990352?hash=item41dc5d83d0:g:Y2wAAOSw~YRadmh2 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nigel-Dennis-NDK-Romany-Classic-Sea-Kayak-with-Silva-Type-70-Compass-T...
by rockhopper
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: WANTED Romany Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: WANTED Romany Classic

There is one on EBay right now:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/sea-kayak/23 ... SwiqFadLvy


Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Basic Surf Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Basic Surf Practice

Who was your coach? Always good for people to get feedback and recommendations.

Rog.
by rockhopper
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Adding water to hull for ballasting
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Adding water to hull for ballasting

Also bear in mind that in some instances a rudder can make weathercocking worse as wind from the side will push the front end round whilst the rudder at the rear acts as a pivot point. As long as the rudder is easy to lift out of the water then it is easy to experiment and find out whether to have t...
by rockhopper
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Adding water to hull for ballasting
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Adding water to hull for ballasting

Is your problem stability or weather cocking? The scrambler is a fairly stable SOT so I suspect it is weather cocking that is the issue. Ocean Kayak do sell rudder kits but they are very expensive (£300 +) and I don't think they fit the Scrambler. Your best bet may be to replace the Scrambler with a...
by rockhopper
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 1077

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: 1077

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: 972

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: 968

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: 622

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: 622

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: 2024

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: 2024

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: 352

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: 352

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: 699

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: 2655

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: 2655

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: 2655

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: 705

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: 705

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: 549

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: 854

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: 854

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: 1205

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.