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by rec1551
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling Gear For Sale
Topic: Airflo Journeyman travel flyrod
Replies: 0
Views: 1109

Airflo Journeyman travel flyrod

9ft seven section travel fly rod 5/6 Comes with soft case and hard rod tube. Perfect fit in a kayak hatch or bike pannier. New unused, still has cellophane on the handle and been sitting in my garage for a year - too many toys too little time so it needs to go. £75 posted - or collect from east suss...
by rec1551
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Neon Pants in Medium
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Palm Neon Pants in Medium

Lime/Grey semi dry pants with neoprene leg cuffs - 4 months old and used about 4 times. Excellent condition but have picked up some light oil traces on the back of one leg from my Hobie drive.
See Palm site for details as they are current model
31-32" inside leg

Pics on request, East Sussex Area

£65
by rec1551
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Cheap Sea Kayak
Replies: 16
Views: 1827

Re: Wanted - Cheap Sea Kayak

Mine is still for sale as I didn't get round to putting it on ebay:

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... us#p694201

However I'm in South of England....
by rec1551
Sun May 12, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For sale: Nimbus Zoom Sea Kayak (composite)
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: For sale: Nimbus Zoom Sea Kayak (composite)

Bump

Not a nibble?

£500 for an excellent sea kayak.......its a feather craft rudder btw not featherlight

Don't make me put it on ebay!
by rec1551
Tue May 07, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For sale: Nimbus Zoom Sea Kayak (composite)
Replies: 1
Views: 430

For sale: Nimbus Zoom Sea Kayak (composite)

I am selling a Nimbus Zoom composite kayak. The boat was bought secondhand by me from a Kayak instructor and though knowing it was an advanced boat, I though I would have more time to learn how to use it safely (I'm a novice). This is not the case and i've used it about three times in two years so i...
by rec1551
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which family kayak?
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: Which family kayak?

We have had a malibu xl for 3 years and it is absolutely great. It can fit myself, wife, 6 year old and 4 year old in at once for short trips and two/three of us for longer expeditions. Ours has a big hatch in the centre which opens up to the hull so we can stuff loads of gear, trolley, spare clothe...
by rec1551
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tide direction
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Tide direction

If youn have an iPhone then the brilliant Navionics chart app for UK and Holland carries this information
by rec1551
Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trolleys
Replies: 72
Views: 11443

Re: Sea kayak trolleys

Came across this one the other day whilst reading a blog http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nsV_JJCpphE/SfMRvPGu4mI/AAAAAAAAAiE/ICoQMbJMqjQ/s1600/742125.jpg Apparently it only weighs in at 2.4 pounds and has a very useful hook to secure to the cockpit. The blogger who is a sectional sea kayak buff carries hi...
by rec1551
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NG Kayaks
Replies: 68
Views: 5864

Re: NG Kayaks

Or a Point 65N X-lite / Whisky
by rec1551
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Poole Harbour route
Replies: 14
Views: 4242

Re: Poole Harbour route

Doh, Round Island not long island
by rec1551
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Poole Harbour route
Replies: 14
Views: 4242

Re: Poole Harbour route

Wareham has a public slipway on the right of the bridge - there is a canoe/kayak hire place there but the slip is public and free. You can also launch from Redsands which is 500m down the channel and parking/launch is £2 or £4 depending on season (I guess £2 now!) Paddling from wareham quay to the m...
by rec1551
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trolleys
Replies: 72
Views: 11443

Re: Sea kayak trolleys

I can see how they might wear with time , however I have had my trolley for a year and so far they click in place like new. for pumping the tires I found the little pump which came with my duaghters push chair worked a treat. It has a flexibe hose connector like the old bike pumps of yore. These typ...
by rec1551
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NG Kayaks
Replies: 68
Views: 5864

Re: NG Kayaks

I couldn't agree more. I saw those ads when I was looking for a sea kayak a month or so ago. Also, I can't believe that any reputable Kayak builder or dealer would expect anyone to buy a sea kayak of this type without offering a demo paddle. This looks to me either like a scam or more likely, someon...
by rec1551
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trolleys
Replies: 72
Views: 11443

Re: Sea kayak trolleys

One rather useful additional feature of my C-Tug is that it can flipped upside down and placed on the rear hatchback of my estate car, just behind the roofbars. This turns it into a set of rollers which allow me to load my treble SOT or 18ft loaded Sea kayak hull down with ease. Because the load pla...
by rec1551
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: paddling at shoreham
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: paddling at shoreham

Thanks Joe I have kayaked at Cuckmere and down to Birling gap a couple of times since getting my sea kayak a few weeks ago - however due to my lack of ability and the 55cm beam of my boat, I make sure the sea is like glass before doing so! It looks like being a bit windy this weekend and so i though...
by rec1551
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: paddling at shoreham
Replies: 2
Views: 295

paddling at shoreham

As I'm new to Sea Kaying, I'm looking for 'safe' enclosed areas to paddle nearby( I live in East Sussex) to use over the winter and can see that Shoreham has a large area of tidal waterway. Is this an OK place to paddle and if so are there any preferred launch sites?
by rec1551
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trolleys
Replies: 72
Views: 11443

Re: Sea kayak trolleys

I have been using a C-Tug for my big double (treble!) Sit on all summer and it comfortably carries a fully loaded malibu 2 XL plus my two children when they are too lazy to walk! Its real strength is that it builds up and breaks down very quickly and easily- takes me 30 seconds. Just be sure to glue...
by rec1551
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cornish Estuary Trip help
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: Cornish Estuary Trip help

"I meekly tugged forelock and pleaded that it was the marina or death. Que a long lecture about insurance, private grounds etc.. etc. I was tempted to ask what would have happened if I was drowning just off the marina, but instead I smiled as nicely as I could and bowed a lot. " Brilliant! Encapsula...
by rec1551
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck leakage
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Spraydeck leakage

The boat is not well known over here - a Nimbus Zoom from BC, 17.6ft x 55cm Great for learning in! Still at least it has a rudder till I learn how to steer it without..... I probably didn't tighten the deck as much as I needed to but was worried that the cockpit rim would be too sharp and cut through
by rec1551
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck leakage
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Spraydeck leakage

Bought my first spraydeck, a YAK Kyu which is a cheap nylon deck recommended by my local canoe shop as easy to remove in a wet exit. used it for the first time yesterday and was suprised by the amount of water that entered my boat during the session. I was practising bracing, sculling support and a ...
by rec1551
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Numb legs/feet
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: Numb legs/feet

Well, I'm relieved that its a common problem. My seat is a hanging mesh with a foam cushion and feels really confortable - but it could still be cutting off circulation of course. It's got loads of adjustability forward and backwards but no up and down unless I wedge something underneath it. The foo...
by rec1551
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Numb legs/feet
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Numb legs/feet

I have just started sea kayaking after an enjoyable summer on sit on tops and purchased a pretty cheap and cheerful composite kayak off ebay to get me started. Of all the problems I thought I'd come up against, numb legs wasn't one of them.....but after using the boat twice I simply can't paddle lon...
by rec1551
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sit on sea kayak
Replies: 26
Views: 2839

Re: sit on sea kayak

There is a 20ft(!) expedition sit on on ebay at the moment. It is called a Comanche and looks the business to me. I'll caveat this by saying I know absolutely nothing about the make, the seller or whether this type of kayak is a design cul-de-sac I'm not sure about posting a link to ebay but if you ...
by rec1551
Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nimbus Seafarer
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Nimbus Seafarer

Well, thanks to ebay there is now one on the roof of my car...........so we'll see. I was going to wait, test paddle, wait, test paddle some different boats etc etc but then what the hell.

see you on the water
by rec1551
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nimbus Seafarer
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Nimbus Seafarer

I guess they are not too popular in the UK then!
by rec1551
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nimbus Seafarer
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Nimbus Seafarer

Does anybody here have experiance of Nimbus kayaks and in particular the Seafarer?

Rob
by rec1551
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Imray on the iPhone
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Imray on the iPhone

Andy C The full Imray/Tucabo App is called Marine Tides Planner Plus (4.99) and gives tide information for hundreds of ports going forward till Dec 31st 2009. It also incorporates a few tools and I've been using it all summer. It is a great application in my opinion and the best tide app on the phon...
by rec1551
Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solo novice
Replies: 23
Views: 1194

Re: Solo novice

jcox - thats what I'm doing at the moment - I paddled a couple of miles along the coast this morning. However, when paddling poole harbour (chain ferry to wareham quay and back) the other day on a SOT I ended up heading into quite a breeze up the channel and felt a bit exposed and the boat kept gett...
by rec1551
Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solo novice
Replies: 23
Views: 1194

Re: Solo novice

I'm sure I'll see you around Joe. I spoke to a chap called Martin (I think) at Cuckmere this morning. I was just coming off the water having paddled my SOT up the meanders and along the coast a bit this morning. There seemed to be a good turnout and people were still arriving. Unfortunately I had ha...
by rec1551
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solo novice
Replies: 23
Views: 1194

Re: Solo novice

Well - thank you for the intelligent replies. At least my solo paddling is not being dismissed out of hand. I shall certainly take a great deal of care and start off on estuary and tidal rivers like the Cuckmere Haven area and Poole harbour. Thanks for the heads up on Ocean Paddler magazine - it loo...