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by RickC
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Sea kayak
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Sea kayak

You have a PM.
by RickC
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: South Devon Trip Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: South Devon Trip Advice

Hi Jack I wouldn't leave a vehicle overnight at Richmond Walk. Try Blagdons boatyard at this time of year (adjacent) which would be more secure but no idea about charges. The advantage of Mountbatten is it's more secure for overnight parking and I believe you may have access to the showers and other...
by RickC
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tall and advice needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: Tall and advice needed!

Hello BritishStu I'm the dealer for Sea Kayaking UK in Plymouth. Although quite a distance from you (and so unlikely to make a sale I guess, given that you are across on the East coast) I'm happy to give some advice. For your build, there are three models in the NDK/Sea Kayaking UK range that may su...
by RickC
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rockpool Taran 18
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Re: Rockpool Taran 18

Yes. Suggest you PM me for contact details.
by RickC
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

Re: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour

Donations have now reached a little over 16K. Many thanks to those who have given so far. I'd like to think that anyone who is (or has been) a sponsored paddler will lead the way and help to get the appeal over the bar of 20K. There are 41 sponsored paddlers on the Sea Kayaking UK website who Nigel ...
by RickC
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

Re: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour

Now over £13K donated - fantastic. Really hoping to get to £20K so anything you can do to get this man's dream back on track...
by RickC
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

Re: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour

Over £11,000 donated so far. Fantastic support from all around the world. Please continue to spread the word. Rick
by RickC
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

Re: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour

I actually don't know if Nigel is aware of any of this campaign. He's not one for social media or self promotion. But I will make sure any thoughts expressed in this forum are passed on at the appropriate time.

Thanks for all the support so far. Rick
by RickC
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

Re: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour

Thanks for spreading the word. Rick
by RickC
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour

A little over two weeks ago whilst the so-called "Beast from the East" dominated the headlines, Storm Emma also took it's toll at the same time when it rampaged through Holyhead Harbour and totally destroyed the marina. More than 80 vessels were sunk in just a few hours, including the expedition ves...
by RickC
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED Romany Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: WANTED Romany Classic

I know the Port of Plymouth Canoe Association have a couple of Romany Classics for sale. They will be pre-2009 which has the seat attached to the cockpit rim. I don't know what sort of condition they will be in.

Cheers, Rick
by RickC
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Three piece kayak
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Three piece kayak

This is the advice I would give to any customer taking possession of a brand-new three-piece sea SKUK kayak from me. I believe Rockpool use the same/similar technology as SKUK but some of their models have 5/6 clips per joint. In terms of maintenance - I give them a blast out with the pressure washe...
by RickC
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rockpool Taran 18
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Re: Rockpool Taran 18 (new)

Still for sale and can deliver.
by RickC
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3252

Re: Carrying flares

Hi Douglas

I have to agree with everything you say. It's a fact that they are dangerous but I am obliged to carry them, especially in France. C'est la vie.

Cheers, Rick
by RickC
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3252

Re: Carrying flares

Thumbs-up for the whistle - totally agree. The "hole" analogy was figurative. Picture a very small cove under steep cliffs with little headlands sticking out. So plenty of room to safely fire off a rocket or two. I'd never advocate doing it in a cave! If I was in an enclosed gully the last thing I w...
by RickC
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3252

Re: Carrying flares

I'm putting my hand up to this one. I've reported my original post to the moderator, requesting it's either edited or taken down to avoid potential harm. I certainly don't want anyone to get this sort of thing wrong. I'm very familiar with the use of flares but still typed incorrect advice. This add...
by RickC
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3252

Re: Carrying flares

The usual recommendation for a rocket flare is to fire on your down wind side with the flare pointed slightly down wind so that the exhaust is not blown into your face as it would be if it is upwind of you. I failed to properly check the contents of my post - Thanks to Ken for pointing this out! I ...
by RickC
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3252

Re: Carrying flares

Hi All Just a thought regarding para/rocket flares. It could be your best hope if you've been forced to land (medical/capsized/broken kayak) on a remote beach/gully surrounded by high cliffs. You're in a deep hole. A PLB/VHF or mobile phone may not get a signal out in this situation. They all need "...
by RickC
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Freya Hoffmeister - seriously generous and Thinking Bigger!
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Freya Hoffmeister - seriously generous and Thinking Bigger!

I went to listen to Freya Hoffmeister at Weymouth Sailing Academy on Friday evening. Interesting presentation and she is indeed remarkable. However, what she did at the end of the evening deserves the highest recognition - she donated her full profits of the evening event to the RNLI. This was more ...
by RickC
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Silva 70P problem
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Silva 70P problem

i suspect that the compass recess isnt deep enough and is causing the expansion membrane to be compressed Simon, you're right on the money with your analysis. Had a similar problem myself with a brand-new Silva 70P fitted into a Cetus I had. It did my head in for months - sometimes working okay and...
by RickC
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?

I'm always surprised that a lot of manufacturers don't offer a choice of bulkhead positions when the boats are being built as, for only a little extra work at that point, it can make a huge difference to a boats usability for kit carrying. Of course you should be able to choose the front bulkhead p...
by RickC
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Used NDK Explorer wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Used NDK Explorer wanted

PM sent.

Also, always worth checking in with the specialist dealers www.britishseakayaks.co.uk in Plymouth, sseak.co.uk in Dorset and karitek.co.uk in Scotland as we sometimes accept trade-ins. As far as I am aware, no official UK dealers sell "factory rejects".

Happy New Year everyone, Rick
by RickC
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rockpool Taran 18
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Re: Rockpool Taran 18

Still available - please note this Taran is brand-new/never used. Feel free to check with Mike Webb at Rockpool Kayaks if you have any doubts about it's provenance.

Cheers, Rick
by RickC
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rockpool Taran 18
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Re: Rockpool Taran 18

It is one of a matched pair, originally purchased to set up a sea racing challenge project for paddlers with disabilities.. I'll accept a sensible offer close to the full retail price. 30% off the RRP is not a sensible offer. In fact it's a little bit cheeky, given that I've put my own money into a...
by RickC
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rockpool Taran 18
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Re: Rockpool Taran 18

Thanks for your interest.
by RickC
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: This seasons colours
Replies: 25
Views: 2053

Re: This seasons colours

Nice pictures - but I'm not sure people are really getting the idea here........ Now you've got me questioning what the "idea" was ? I went off this line in the original post.... "So - bring some brightness to the thread and please share your colour co-ordinated kayaking photies" It wouldn't be the...
by RickC
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rockpool Taran 18
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Rockpool Taran 18

For sale - Taran 18. Brand-new. Standard construction. White deck and hull. Red seam, seat and cockpit rim. Totally plain, no glitter, no starfish or any other graphics. It's exactly as it came out of the factory. It is one of a matched pair, originally purchased to set up a sea racing challenge pro...
by RickC
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: This seasons colours
Replies: 25
Views: 2053

Re: This seasons colours

https://britishseakayaks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Romany-Sport-and-Classic-1024x684.jpg Last weekend - beautiful St Austell Bay in Cornwall. Big spring tides and crystal-clear water. Soup and panini for lunch. Perfect! The photo was taken by Mike Hayes of http://www.seasurfdirt.com/ who is ...
by RickC
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Kayak manufacturers and customer service
Replies: 16
Views: 2531

Re: British Kayak manufacturers and customer service

Hey Rick, i'm new to Kayaking and I've actually been looking to order my first ideally from a UK company. Can you recommend some stores? I ideally wanted to purchase in person as I'd have a few beginner questions :) Riverkeeper, If you want specific info on the models in the Sea Kayaking UK range a...
by RickC
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS - WRSI Trident Composite Helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: FS - WRSI Trident Composite Helmet

Despite my shy, retiring nature it's exactly what I'm looking for. Unfortunately my head is just a little smaller than yours, possibly due to brain removal in a former career.

Seriously, I really would have snapped it up if the size was right. Great hat.

Cheers, Rick