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by Canoe-Cowal
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: St Kilda, 47 years on, again ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5773

Re: St Kilda, 47 years on, again ?

missed it both times now how annoying

J
by Canoe-Cowal
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SCA / BCU - changes at the top - -
Replies: 30
Views: 4818

Re: SCA / BCU - changes at the top - -

I would have thought the SCA would have posted out a letter to state that two senior officers resigned.

Is it not for the SCA community at large to vote in directors/people rather than the trusty 8?

J
by Canoe-Cowal
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Marine Weather app for android
Replies: 10
Views: 2478

Re: Marine Weather app for android

No windows apps oh dear

J
by Canoe-Cowal
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayak hire Tenerife
Replies: 12
Views: 4469

Re: sea kayak hire Tenerife

There was a previous post on this last year.

There is sea kayak hire or was at the marina at Amarillo Golf/ Golf del Sur just as you go into the marina.

Also the guys at Los Christianos sailing school can put you in contact with people.

J
by Canoe-Cowal
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Clearances
Replies: 13
Views: 2177

Re: Clearances

A fascinating insight. On a similar topic, can anyone shed any light on the slave trade that existed on the Hebrides? It received a mention in Ben Buxtons' book Mingulay, apparently there was a incident where a slave ship snatched to girls from Sandray on the way back to the Americas. If you go to ...
by Canoe-Cowal
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What boat should my girlfriend buy?
Replies: 16
Views: 1926

Re: What boat should my girlfriend buy?

At 4'13" I would definitely try an Xcite S, very reponsive for the lighter paddeler.

But as others say try, and when trying put a load in the boat back and front too.

J
by Canoe-Cowal
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deck Slates.
Replies: 49
Views: 7417

Re: Deck Slates.

Milk bottle, Margarine Tub, with roughgh side up Good surveyors pencil Jobs a good one In my BA I have these credit carrd sizes or fag packe sized, with students names on them to write assessments I also use these for coaching promts of what I want to cover. A hole is punched in the corner and held ...
by Canoe-Cowal
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A kayaking trip in and around Stavanger, Norway.
Replies: 18
Views: 1395

Re: A kayaking trip in and around Stavanger, Norway.

Very good but it was five men [celts] in their boats lol

Did you get the pics?
by Canoe-Cowal
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Election of SCA General Secretary
Replies: 93
Views: 6573

Re: Election of SCA General Secretary

So who got elected and what now?

J
by Canoe-Cowal
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bute advice, please
Replies: 8
Views: 2157

Re: Bute advice, please

Theres always Western Ferries to Cowal. Drive to Colintrive, Toward, Kames, etc and paddle from there. Cowal opens up Kyles of Bute, Loch Long, Loch Fyne, Loch Striven and Holy Loch too as well as the clye estuary. Cant see by it really but I am biased. Who would pay for parking. Ferry cheaper than ...
by Canoe-Cowal
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Freya Hoffmeister free book
Replies: 30
Views: 3173

Re: Freya Hoffmeister free book

I put names on paper and they were picked in this order 1oldschoolmicro 2seanTaylor 3 Hunter 4budgester 5puddled 6Janis Kinnard 7 stewh 8kayaksnbeer 9seaskye 10skerrymore 11 Hellen M 12yellowbelly 13TechnoEngineer 14 Stormkayaker . I have tried PMing Stewh and have had no reply. Come in No 8 and PM...
by Canoe-Cowal
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Freya Hoffmeister free book
Replies: 30
Views: 3173

Re: Freya Hoffmeister free book

I put names on paper and they were picked in this order 1oldschoolmicro 2seanTaylor 3 Hunter 4budgester 5puddled 6Janis Kinnard 7 stewh No Reply 8kayaksnbeer No Reply 9seaskye 10skerrymore 11 Hellen M 12yellowbelly 13TechnoEngineer I have tried PMing Stewh and have had no reply. Come in No 8 and PM...
by Canoe-Cowal
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Election of SCA General Secretary
Replies: 93
Views: 6573

Re: Election of SCA General Secretary

Well done Roddy, thanks for standing. . I'm going to hijack this thread a bit, with a diversion. So, any thoughts on the two questions: 1) What does the individual paddler want from an organisation such as the SCA? 2) Is there a need for a Scottish umbrella group? For clubs? For individual members?...
by Canoe-Cowal
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Freya Hoffmeister free book
Replies: 30
Views: 3173

Re: Freya Hoffmeister free book

I put names on paper and they were picked in this order 1oldschoolmicro 2seanTaylor 3 Hunter 4budgester 5puddled 6Janis Kinnard 7 stewh 8kayaksnbeer 9seaskye 10skerrymore 11 Hellen M 12yellowbelly 13TechnoEngineer . I have tried PMing Stewh and have had no reply. Come in No 8 and PM me your addi to...
by Canoe-Cowal
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Freya Hoffmeister free book
Replies: 30
Views: 3173

Re: Freya Hoffmeister free book

I put names on paper and they were picked in this order 1oldschoolmicro 2seanTaylor 3 Hunter 4budgester 5puddled 6Janis Kinnard 7 stewh 8kayaksnbeer 9seaskye 10skerrymore 11 Hellen M 12yellowbelly . I have tried PMing Stewh and have had no reply. Come in No 8 and PM me your addi to send off book.
by Canoe-Cowal
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why are greenland sticks so expensive to buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 2218

Re: Why are greenland sticks so expensive to buy?

cp70 wrote:Thank you to everyone for clarifying that for me.
I'll nip down a DIY store and get some pine to start with.Clem
Get a couple of planning knifes too. These are two hande items with a blade in the middle. A small joiners axe would be good to get initial shape.

J
by Canoe-Cowal
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why are greenland sticks so expensive to buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 2218

Re: Why are greenland sticks so expensive to buy?

To expand on Mick's point, a Greenland paddle requires a lot of manual work, rather than automation. That skilled time costs money.Chris I have made a couple very theraputic, summer nights sitting whittling away with a planing knife. The tricky part is if you are puting hardwood edges and tips on. ...
by Canoe-Cowal
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Election of SCA General Secretary
Replies: 93
Views: 6573

Re: Election of SCA General Secretary

Again from a "personal perspective", one of the reasons I let my own coaching status lapse was the cost and time required. Mike. I agree as stated earlier on in thread. I still have my coaching certs and update courses, that I want to do, when I can and are recorded with the SCA. So much so I actua...
by Canoe-Cowal
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Election of SCA General Secretary
Replies: 93
Views: 6573

Re: Election of SCA General Secretary

If I am not mistaken, the position for regional coaches have been by post. Board postions and I relate to most of the present board is by a duly filled in form at the AGM. If this process has changed I stand corrected. I would also state the vast number of kayakers/canoeists registered with SCA who ...
by Canoe-Cowal
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: St Kilda, 47 years on, again ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5773

Re: St Kilda, 47 years on, again ?

Been out of synch and missed it.

What is the title of program and I will search. BBC Alba usually do a couple of repeats and will look outfor it I will also troll i-player too.

J
by Canoe-Cowal
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: £250 fine for nearly killing kayaker through negligence
Replies: 27
Views: 4124

Re: £250 fine for nearly killing kayaker through negligence

Nigel speedy recovery and St Kilda like your legs can be accomplished.

No doubt you have various routes other that a civil action against the skipper. I would have thought the race organisers are libel too for not puting on spotters or radio communications with high speed racers.

J
by Canoe-Cowal
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mazda Bongo freetop owners/kayak loading
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: Mazda Bongo freetop owners/kayak loading

Put rollers on the back ladder rack if fitted.

If an Bongo freeda owners want Bongo Roof bars PM and I will give you detail [Almost New]

J
by Canoe-Cowal
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Election of SCA General Secretary
Replies: 93
Views: 6573

Re: Election of SCA General Secretary

All the best Roddy, We will wait for the Ballot paper. Or will it just be done at Perth?
by Canoe-Cowal
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pumps - electric vs foot
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Pumps - electric vs foot

Re spacing Put the pump on underside of deck or behind seat. then run a hose to whats deemed the bottom of the boat in water. Pump out the way and just a sort hose run up and out of deck. I have a hand deck pump works well and I also have foam between footrest and the front bulkhead with holes for f...
by Canoe-Cowal
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tying down on a RAV 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Tying down on a RAV 4

Try here http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=114603 http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f204398 Here is an extract for toyota owners club Page 403 in my manual [same vehicle] has a diagram with the instruction: Remove the front towing eyelet cover on the front bumper...
by Canoe-Cowal
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A day with Greenland Paddles
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: A day with Greenland Paddles

I like mine too.

I whittled it down from some pine and larch using a planing knife. Very pacifying and mollifying.

J
by Canoe-Cowal
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddles
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Greenland Paddles

Wrong it a left handed paddle

No beard n No Tilley Hat
j
by Canoe-Cowal
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Armchair paddlers - share yours
Replies: 17
Views: 1541

Re: Armchair paddlers - share yours

Nice one Tony and Douglas
by Canoe-Cowal
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Glimpses of Sutherland (with a bit of Wester Ross)
Replies: 24
Views: 2234

Re: Glimpses of Sutherland (with a bit of Wester Ross)

Really enjoyed these pics
by Canoe-Cowal
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Car advice
Replies: 19
Views: 3075

Re: Car advice

Put centre of kayak over cab and put front bumper uprights on it.

This will take the weight of the plastic rear roof.

You could also pput bumber uprights on the rear too. This will allow you to take the roof of and pose.

J