Search found 91 matches

by Graeme Seggie
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wellington Boots for paddling
Replies: 23
Views: 6324

Re: Wellington Boots for paddling

I quite like them for paddling in winter to avoid getting my feet, ankles and cuffs of my trousers wet. I wear them with thick socks which keeps them quite warm but have noticed that over the same period a number of my decent walking socks have had holes develop in the heel which is probably related...
by Graeme Seggie
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Spaces on 3* Sea Training and Assessment - Oct 16/17
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Spaces on 3* Sea Training and Assessment - Oct 16/17

Still space on this if anyone interested - please pm me asap.

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Spaces on 3* Sea Training and Assessment - Oct 16/17
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Spaces on 3* Sea Training and Assessment - Oct 16/17

Due to late cancels, there are a couple of places available on a 3* Sea award running later this month (Oct 16/17) for our club. The course is based out at Eyemouth with and will be training on the Saturday followed by an assessment on the Sunday. The cost is £48 per person for the two days with a c...
by Graeme Seggie
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: camera options
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: camera options

by Graeme Seggie
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bass Rock Cave
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Re: Bass Rock Cave

Someone found ther articleI read a while back for me which may inspire (or not) a walk through the cave of passing kayakers. Makes interesting reading...

http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/smcj/smcj0 ... 240701.htm

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bass Rock Cave
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Re: Bass Rock Cave

Thanks Helen.

Had seen that already but they don't go through the cave.

Had a chat with a friend who remembers similar and he thinks it may have been a write-up by Harold Raeburn but still no luck searching.

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bass Rock Cave
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Bass Rock Cave

Hi, Has anyone walked through this or have a link to any photos or an account of it being done? I seem to be drawing a blank with any searches but surely someone who has walked through end to end would have written it up or taken some photos. I also see that it is supposed to be an option to paddle ...
by Graeme Seggie
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaking to the mountains
Replies: 20
Views: 2202

Re: Kayaking to the mountains

Suilven, especially if you can get access to the fish farm road that runs from Elphin down to Loch Veyatie. I've done this with a canoe without this access and it was a hard solo portage so kayak would really have to be taken to the water to be enjoyable. Loch Etive from Taynuilt up to the Starav Hi...
by Graeme Seggie
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Expedition Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Expedition Insurance

Hi Mike,

I've used these guys for climbing trips with no complaint though I never had any need to make a claim.

http://www.snowcard.co.uk/pages/water-s ... urance.asp

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Icom battery charger flashing orange^
Replies: 46
Views: 26702

Re: Icom battery charger flashing orange^

Thanks Douglas - makes sense now.

Out of curiosity, what does the 'B' in the circle indicate next to the terminal, can't find anything online.

Graeme
by Graeme Seggie
Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Icom battery charger flashing orange^
Replies: 46
Views: 26702

Re: Icom battery charger flashing orange^

Bizarre timing but I just had the same issue of the middle terminal vanishing on my M35 radio. ICOM asked me to send in the battery for a replacement but it does concern me if it did corrode away despite cleaning and drying as instructed. I might invest in a waterproof case to avoid my waterproof ra...
by Graeme Seggie
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Outer Hebrides Guidebook
Replies: 21
Views: 1664

Re: The Outer Hebrides Guidebook

A really nice, chunky book with loads of trip ideas within. I wish I could somehow wangle a couple of months off to spend in the Western Isles but doubt that would even scrape the surface.

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Any good wine box suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Any good wine box suggestions?

Cheers for that, will look out for them.

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Any good wine box suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Any good wine box suggestions?

Okay, not the most serious kayaking question but has anyone good experiences of the 3 bottle wine boxes available? Any good ones I should look for, and which shop do you get them from? Saw one for £10 and thought it would be nice for a week long trip coming up but could also be dissapointing each ni...
by Graeme Seggie
Wed May 19, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trolleys
Replies: 72
Views: 11870

Re: Sea kayak trolleys

Douglas Wilcox wrote:Lomo will shortly be introducing aluminium framed trolleys with the big pneumatic tyres for a price that will be not far off a third of a Ctug!!
In time for a trip next month by any chance?

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Fri May 14, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stolen kayak (UK circumnavigation effort)
Replies: 13
Views: 2357

Stolen kayak (UK circumnavigation effort)

Sad stuff! I wonder if they were targeted having a possible known camp for the night.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8682719.stm

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Wed May 12, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Inspirational paddling destinations
Replies: 13
Views: 1192

Re: Inspirational paddling destinations

Love the pics in general but the one of the Dubh's Ridge is stunning - is it as exposed as it looks?

Graeme
by Graeme Seggie
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Monty Halls' Great Hebridean Escape
Replies: 21
Views: 1858

Re: Monty Halls' Great Hebridean Escape

Will do, thanks.

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Monty Halls' Great Hebridean Escape
Replies: 21
Views: 1858

Re: Monty Halls' Great Hebridean Escape

Worth getting early orders in with Pesda press they will go like gannets of Stac Lee!Coming out early June this year. Mike Hi Mike, I can't find anywhere on the Pesda site to do this, do you have a link? Am going out to Western Isles at the end of June hopefully so this will be good to have for the...
by Graeme Seggie
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hillenberg Atko tent^
Replies: 71
Views: 9259

Re: Hillenberg Atko tent

I have an Akto and really like it. I've used it on one paddle weekend (as well as others hiking) so far and it was tested pretty severely by the winds and rain on that occasion. It packs small (and light though that's not so important in a kayak) and pegs out to give quite a solid structure though o...
by Graeme Seggie
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More rivers to be lost to Hydro schemes
Replies: 39
Views: 3195

Re: More rivers to be lost to Hydro schemes

Is this in any way related to the appearance of a dam up in Glen Douglas (Lomond side) or is that not even power generation related? Perhaps it is just to hold water for the farm nearby. I'm not sure how long it has been there but looks quite new and the scarring on the adjacent land does too. As I ...
by Graeme Seggie
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A good engineer would have fix this!
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: A good engineer would have fix this!

Hi Owen,

Was this yesterday?

I was paddling in Loch Long / Loch Goil yesterday and saw two other groups in that area and half a dozen porpoises between Finnart and Coulport. I wonder how far up the Clyde they would go?

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: In praise of sea kayaking slowly and erratically!
Replies: 24
Views: 1676

Re: In praise of sea kayaking slowly and erratically!

Fantastic! Handa is on my list for a visit some day.

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Possible problem with Werner Paddle
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: Possible problem with Werner Paddle

I have too have play in my Werner Shuna and was using a borrowed one on a course recently. Presumably that borrowed paddle has seen more action than mine and as it had a similar level of play to mine I'm not worried about it getting worse. It is a bit unnerving at first though.

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Technique question for specific deep water rescue
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Technique question for specific deep water rescue

Excellent, thanks all. And yes, definitely on for a practice Owen, thanks.

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Technique question for specific deep water rescue
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Technique question for specific deep water rescue

Thanks for that too. Just saw a clip online that looked quite smoothly done so will try. As you say though, in rough seas ... and as you say, the getting them up may be the start of a lot more challenging things. Something to try but hopefully never for real. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5X7jrwh...
by Graeme Seggie
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Technique question for specific deep water rescue
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Technique question for specific deep water rescue

Cheers. Does the momentum of the heave send you potentially in that direction, i.e. away from their boat with them landing on you and making your own recovery back tricky? A minefield but will have to have a go at this and get a feel for it.

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Technique question for specific deep water rescue
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Technique question for specific deep water rescue

What technique could you use to get an unconscious or trapped-in-kayak paddler who has capsized back upright if you were the only other paddler close by in deep water? I have recently been exposed to the scoop rescue where the paddler is out of the boat and this was hard work enough getting them rot...
by Graeme Seggie
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First Aid with a Kayak slant?
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: First Aid with a Kayak slant?

Thanks for that.

Graeme.
by Graeme Seggie
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First Aid with a Kayak slant?
Replies: 2
Views: 526

First Aid with a Kayak slant?

Hi, Am hoping to organise a first aid course for some club members if possible with a focus on (sea) kayaking. Is there such a thing already and if so, does anyone know of anyone running these close to Edinburgh? It needs to be valid for BCU certifications as a pre-requisite e.g. for 4* etc. Graeme.