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by Selkie
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry...dry trousers?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Dry...dry trousers?

rockhopper wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:35 am
Are these the Reed Dry Trousers or the Reed pre-bent waist trousers?

Rog.
I wear their salopete style trousers fitted with socks and pee zip. The high waist protects from sloppy waves that come over the ski cockpit. I wear their pre bent shorts on warm days and warm water.
by Selkie
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Epic v5 and epic v6 surfskis for sale with 2 Braca paddles
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Epic v5 and epic v6 surfskis for sale with 2 Braca paddles

I emailed you from this forum, but the email is just sent to me? PM sent.
by Selkie
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry...dry trousers?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Dry...dry trousers?

An update on my post. I kicked off 2019 paddling all year in Reed trousers. These have been a game-changer. They have stayed dry sitting in a wet surfski cockpit on half and all day trips. I paddle at least 5 times a week year-round. The material is stretchy, comfortable, micro fleece lined (warm). ...
by Selkie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: ph cetus hv / mv
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: ph cetus hv / mv

Where are you based?
by Selkie
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry...dry trousers?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Dry...dry trousers?

I am not sure what material they use but my Typhoon drysuit is breathable and stays very dry even after 5 seasons paddling in a surfski during winter. It is Cordura reinforced at key areas inc seat. I am not sure manufacturers can't make something similar in trousers or salopettes.
by Selkie
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry...dry trousers?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Dry...dry trousers?

I often use my hatched V8 ski for touring and can be on the water all day. The water temperature is its lowest this time of year and neo skins etc are a not warm enough to wear all day in cold winds etc. When sea kayaking I always wore a drysuit, but because a ski encourages faster paddling especial...
by Selkie
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tidal Stream Atlases
Replies: 26
Views: 4977

Re: Tidal Stream Atlases

I knew my old paddling grounds of Dorset and Hampshire well and over the years you amass a great deal of information on local races and streams. Having moved to Cornwall with its more rugged coast and greater fluctuations in depth etc found myself having to do a lot more research. There seems to be ...
by Selkie
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wings?
Replies: 18
Views: 2064

Re: Wings?

Have used all forms of paddles and craft and now mostly paddling Surfskis with wing paddles I will say that given technique is in place a wing paddle will be more effective for speed with any sea kayak, ski or K1. One only has to look at track record. No one races in K1 without a wing. All distance ...
by Selkie
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Got me a SOT beach toy...
Replies: 41
Views: 6894

Re: Got me a SOT beach toy...

dwrgi wrote:You need to know it is a nightmare to roll.
Fit a lap belt and they can be rolled like a sea kayak :D
by Selkie
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Got me a SOT beach toy...
Replies: 41
Views: 6894

Re: Got me a SOT beach toy...

Nice one Mark. Welcome to the world of Surfskis. They are far from a beach toy though. Guessing you got a deal or 2nd hand. Unless you have a K1 background the G40 will be quite a steep learning curve at 43cm width. You will need a wing for the lift and support on each stroke. Once you get the hang ...
by Selkie
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New 18" Performance Sea Kayak
Replies: 11
Views: 2562

Re: New 18" Performance Sea Kayak

dwrgi wrote:Looks very much like an Epic to me. No hull photos either and what is securing those hatches? Very clean and tidy workshop though.
I agree. It looks very much like an Epic. Hard to tell from photos though.
by Selkie
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: For sale Epic v8 surfski
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Re: For sale Epic v8 surfski

bluedotp wrote:Hi is this still for sale and will it fit me at 6' 2"
Cheers,
P
I can answer this....yes the sliding foot plate and rudder peddles will accommodate some at 6' 2".
by Selkie
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Channel crossing - the sit-on-top boys made it!
Replies: 12
Views: 2060

Re: Channel crossing - the sit-on-top boys made it!

Thanks Mark. It's got to be worth another try some time.
by Selkie
Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Channel crossing - the sit-on-top boys made it!
Replies: 12
Views: 2060

Re: Channel crossing - the sit-on-top boys made it!

Thanks guys. Our hard training and planning paid off. For those interested it was 77.3 miles in 19hrs 21 minutes........the most astounding fact was that one of the team was in a Hobie. Another bizarre fact was that myself and Dr Mike Stroud only drank 2 litres of fluid?! Unbelievable considering. ...
by Selkie
Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Channel crossing - the sit-on-top boys made it!
Replies: 12
Views: 2060

Re: Channel crossing - the sit-on-top boys made it!

Well done, it was a lovely night out there, wasn't it? ;-) Hey Mark, we kept wondering if our paths would cross in the Channel :) Have you 'post paddle' analysed the bit of tide that caused problems on your trip. None of it is a straight forward as most people think. Adrenaline saw us set off faste...
by Selkie
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Open cockpit vs closed cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

Re: Open cockpit vs closed cockpit

Undoubtedly you are right Mark, it's shouldn't be an either/or question. However, it's a pity that discussion online only ever seems to focus on the perceived limitations of SOTs rather than the something more constructive, such as how clubs and governing bodies integrate and encourage SOT paddling...
by Selkie
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Open cockpit vs closed cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

Re: Open cockpit vs closed cockpit

Some interesting thoughts tho'. I recently paddled a V10 and a Nelo which were pretty tippy compared to my Xplore. However, my greater reservation about skis regards durability - they're lighter for a reason! I guess you just need to convert into a mindset of paddling a less robust craft (no bad th...
by Selkie
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Open cockpit vs closed cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

Re: Open cockpit vs closed cockpit

Selkie...I see no problem accepting your conclusions. I do however sense a whiff of sales patter. Do you by any chance sell any of these models for a living? I honestly don't know the answer, BTW. I do sell the odd Epic though I doubt anyone could earn a living from it. Not trying to sell Epic on h...
by Selkie
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Open cockpit vs closed cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

Re: Open cockpit vs closed cockpit

Cool video showing the Epic V8 playing in the well know standing waves at Skookumchuck Tidal Race



Sorry, I must be having a senile moment as I cannot see how to add a Vimeo Video. I used the Vimeo tab and inserted the link but it does not show?
by Selkie
Sun May 11, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Canoeists or Kayakerists?
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: Canoeists or Kayakerists?

It looks like a 6 man canoe style outrigger. I wonder if this is a new thrill ride for hire at Knoll Beach. If so, it looks a fast craft that can equally get you into trouble just as fast. Some guys in the Netherlands play with it sonow and then at the North Sea coast: http://dutchoutriggers.wordpr...
by Selkie
Wed May 07, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Canoeists or Kayakerists?
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: Canoeists or Kayakerists?

It looks like a 6 man canoe style outrigger. I wonder if this is a new thrill ride for hire at Knoll Beach. If so, it looks a fast craft that can equally get you into trouble just as fast.
by Selkie
Tue May 06, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Swanpool to Porthscatho (a relaxing evening paddle)
Replies: 14
Views: 1098

Re: Swanpool to Porthscatho (a relaxing evening paddle)

Selkie you mention you were paddling the lightest V8 and "have not put a hatch in" it yet, do you fit the screw in type hatches used on some dinghies ? and have you found no problems doing this with any of the skis so far ? I hope we do catch up some time this year certainly I will be trying to get...
by Selkie
Fri May 02, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Swanpool to Porthscatho (a relaxing evening paddle)
Replies: 14
Views: 1098

Re: Swanpool to Porthscatho (a relaxing evening paddle)

Douglas Wilcox wrote:Selkie what a great post. Those are stunning coves and caves. My Grannie was from Cornwall, so I will need to visit.

Douglas :o)
Thanks Douglas. I need to get up to your neck of the woods at some stage. Let me know if you come down. I will be happy to show you a few magical places.
by Selkie
Fri May 02, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A 30 hour adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 1479

Re: A 30 hour adventure

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the photos. I agree that we have some stunning locations in the UK
by Selkie
Fri May 02, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Swanpool to Porthscatho (a relaxing evening paddle)
Replies: 14
Views: 1098

Re: Swanpool to Porthscatho (a relaxing evening paddle)

Hi Selkie, as we don't know each other just so it is clear I was teasing more than a little and agreed who does not like a curry. Also I for sure like you feel the cold more than ever I used to and the dressing appropriately is a task I am learning more and more about, with an expanding wardrobe to...
by Selkie
Thu May 01, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Swanpool to Porthscatho (a relaxing evening paddle)
Replies: 14
Views: 1098

Re: Swanpool to Porthscatho (a relaxing evening paddle)

"and then a nice curry to warm me up " of course Selkie if you had a proper kayak with a deck you might not have got cold enough to need one ! Not at all. who doesn't like a nice hot meal/drink after a paddle? :) I dress for immersion at this time of year and feel no different to being in a sea kay...
by Selkie
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wing Paddle or Not^
Replies: 42
Views: 8458

Re: Wing Paddle or Not

I have been using the Epic M and S/M wing for the last 3 years and paddling almost daily. I found it easy to adjust to this particular wing (not all wings are alike). After a week of paddling I could not go back to my Lendal or Werner. The efficiency of wing for forward paddling is a big improvement...
by Selkie
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Swanpool to Porthscatho (a relaxing evening paddle)
Replies: 14
Views: 1098

Swanpool to Porthscatho (a relaxing evening paddle)

Swanpool to Porthscatho (a relaxing evening paddle) Another trip from my recent visit to Cornwall. I arrived late Friday after a 4 hour drive. The weather was amazing, so I decided to have an evening paddle from Swanpool to Porthscatho. A short blast across the Falmouth entrance to St Anthony's Lig...
by Selkie
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falmouth to Kennack Sands
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: Falmouth to Kennack Sands

Hello Selkie, what a great trip, with lovely photos. I do like downwind legs and we quite often do car shuttle trips along the Ayrshire coast which is perfectly aligned for the prevailling winds. Douglas Thank you Douglas. I follow your blog and totally inspired by your photography. Still not sure ...