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by mick m
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: point 65 xp18.kayak^
Replies: 55
Views: 15755

Re: point 65 xp18.kayak^

Good morning, At present im flat out working in the sail loft, working on sum new designs and orders,after inspection of the kayak thers a lot to do, im removing the skeg box, i wonted to fit a karitek skeg into it but the deck is to low, so I will fit a kajaksport one insted, as I think the point 6...
by mick m
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Geography Q?
Replies: 16
Views: 1963

Re: Geography Q?

Its a complicated island you lot inhabit, down hear its mostly just caled eather coastline, inlet or headland.and the fechers are named mostly in English, apart for some currie names
by mick m
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flares - what to get?
Replies: 35
Views: 4893

Re: Flares - what to get?

Niks gun trumps the cheep looking plastik thing I had! Its the tipe of thing you wold expect a gentalman explorer to cary on his person, very impresive!
by mick m
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: ADVICE on making a composite surf boat
Replies: 19
Views: 2819

Re: ADVICE on making a composite surf boat

Hmmm... This could be the right time for the Forum Admins to consider adding a new forum to the site listing: "From my shed" This would be a forum to showcase: new ideas, homemade stuff, DIY fixes, compare 'tools and equipment', exchange 'knowhow', and discuss Health and Safety matters like: how no...
by mick m
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flares - what to get?
Replies: 35
Views: 4893

Re: Flares - what to get?

The very pistol is the clasic flair gun, and it sounds like thay might have been the mini flairs thay have a hand pice that has a pin to fiar a catrige stile flair that might look like a shotgun catrige
by mick m
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flares - what to get?
Replies: 35
Views: 4893

Re: Flares - what to get?

Very pistols are rear hear, I had one for a short time, but to have one you need a hand gun licence and a permit to cary, which at the time I had as a sports shooter, but the cost is prohibitive , and I agree its mabe not the best anser , the lazer flears look promicing but down hear legaslation is ...
by mick m
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flares - what to get?
Replies: 35
Views: 4893

Re: Flares - what to get?

Is it mandontery to cary flears in the UK? Down hear you can get fined for nit having them on sertan waterways or of shore
by mick m
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flares - what to get?
Replies: 35
Views: 4893

Re: Flares - what to get?

I carry the mini flears only, down hear im not compliying to the policy, I shuld have an inland waters flear kit, 2 day smokes 2 night reds the minies fit into my poket, on a cost gard traning night I was being looked fore at night, the red wosent seen by one boat and only by heat sencing gear on an...
by mick m
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Interview

Im curently stuck in the ready room of our local Volantry CG, its a quite radio shift and red it , sume good refreshing vews
by mick m
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Icom.m23.hand held vhf.radio.
Replies: 19
Views: 5199

Re: Icom.m23.hand held vhf.radio.

psyalan wrote:"I guess the Chinese have their off days too."
Love it.........is it true, is nothing made anywhere else any more.
we manufacture in Australia and Scotland and will always try to
by mick m
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Icom.m23.hand held vhf.radio.
Replies: 19
Views: 5199

Re: Icom.m23.hand held vhf.radio.

Icom is unfortunatly geting abad reputation, when my icom died I replased it with a standard horizons unit, which whas about half the price, beter batry life and beter transmit distance .
by mick m
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Australia - paddling possibilities?
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Australia - paddling possibilities?

I am in East Gippsland, about three hours away from Melbourn, on the Gippsland Lakes, you are more than welcome to visit while your over, make shore you make contact with me when your hear, I will make shore your sorted with sume paddling, the Victorian ses kayak club is very active and im sh Ore I ...
by mick m
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: This afternoon, near Stoke Point, South Devon. Perfect.
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: This afternoon, near Stoke Point, South Devon. Perfect.

soundoftheseagull wrote:Could be Summer!
DO thay have Summer in the Southern Hemisphere ?
by mick m
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Open cockpit sea kayaks
Replies: 23
Views: 3816

Re: Open cockpit sea kayaks

I think it will boil down to cumfort, on my beten up spec ski I can only survive for about an hour and half befor my seat gives out, for me the seat will ned to go q long way to mach the kayak as a triping mashine, mabe thers a anser I havent found yet, if thay find the anser it might make for a dif...
by mick m
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Open cockpit sea kayaks
Replies: 23
Views: 3816

Re: Open cockpit sea kayaks

from a n acesory manufacturers vew , thers no deck to mount a sail on !!!!!!! in seriosnes I like the consept, and think that mabe with the right kayak it wold be worth considering, for fitnes I paddle a beten up secondhand spec ski, enything more than an hour and a half and the seat kills me , sumt...
by mick m
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: An alternative to VCP hatch covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: An alternative to VCP hatch covers?

Try sealectdesigns, ther covers fit vcp rims
by mick m
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Point 65n build quality
Replies: 21
Views: 5202

Re: Point 65n build quality

The retailer I bought my xp 18 from, S2AS in Banks Road, Sandbanks, Dorset has stopped selling Point 65n products. When I phoned and spoke to the boss there he said there were quality problems with buckles etc. My boat now has a large crack appearing in the front left deck/hull seam but was given s...
by mick m
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Contended sigh - review of new boat
Replies: 11
Views: 4716

Re: Contended sigh - review of new boat

I have had reed make up a deck for my fethercraft, when the sea sock needs replacing in my kahuna Il get reed to make it up, trak also have reed make up thear sea sock and deck as well.
by mick m
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Contended sigh - review of new boat
Replies: 11
Views: 4716

Re: Contended sigh - review of new boat

the Disclamer , I am the Australian rep for Nortik Folders, Im new to Nortik, I have only had my demo kayaks sinse Feb, and the closest iv been to seling one is the recomendation of for mentiond kayak, I started of wonting to travel to Vietnam to paddle, my first experiance was with a very basik tou...
by mick m
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Contended sigh - review of new boat
Replies: 11
Views: 4716

Re: Contended sigh - review of new boat

Now you both have the oltimat travel kayaks you will need to get down hear for a visit, the waters always wormerand the red is good
by mick m
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Flotation Bags
Replies: 34
Views: 6242

Re: Kayak Flotation Bags

I paddle a skin on frme kayak or a folder most of the time at present, I got hold of sum huge dule perpos bags with a dry bag and seporat air bag, thay fill up the hole space from feet to bow and stern to seat ther from Cory at the skin boat school in the US
by mick m
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stuart Trueman Oz Circumnavigation Book
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: Stuart Trueman Oz Circumnavigation Book

I just wached Stu on one of our morning TV programs talking about his trip, the new book, and he let slip hes of on his next adventure a paddle around Tasmania
by mick m
Sun May 26, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: point 65 xp18.kayak^
Replies: 55
Views: 15755

Re: point 65 xp18.kayak^

I have a xp 18 in my loft for repear, the pictures cold be of the one im mending, I will be replacing the ruder with an up market compleat new ruder, end pore the stern and im making a top cap to place on the deck to transfer the stress along and around the stern. The skeg is being replased with sum...
by mick m
Fri May 24, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kari-Tek Skeg/rudder^
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

Re: Kari-Tek Skeg/rudder^

Is the newer epic rudder abel to be retro fitted to an older kayak.?
by mick m
Tue May 21, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kokatat Orbit Tour PFD
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Kokatat Orbit Tour PFD

Have a look at ther seaO2 im realy happy with them.
by mick m
Sun May 19, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skin on frame kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 6131

Re: Skin on frame kayak

Today I started a new kayak, im yousing palonia which is a true plantation grown timber, and lighter than seader. Today iv riped and mortised the gunwalls, put in the deck beams,which I yoused steel mortases to put in place (stainles deck screws) cut and bent all the ribs, the rj Ib stock was alread...
by mick m
Thu May 02, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: carry handle
Replies: 45
Views: 3857

Re: carry handle

Aled is right about the cord, but I have conserns about sume of the kayaks manufacturing, I have a boat in my workshop for mending that has the togels just mounted on a deck fiting with a 4mm bolt and a tiny washer under it, the deck fiting is loos becos of the cariying, and the back one is going th...
by mick m
Wed May 01, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: carry handle
Replies: 45
Views: 3857

Re: carry handle

So how would you carry or lift the kayak? Please don't say on your shoulder because if I am on my feet, I have crutches and I can just grab the toggle/handle as well as use a crutch for a few steps and if I'm in my wheelchair, then I do lift a kayak up by the toggle/handle so my wife/porter (I hope...
by mick m
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp RM rubber hatch covers
Replies: 16
Views: 1267

Re: Nordkapp RM rubber hatch covers

Is the boat out of woranty? I wold be contacting the manufacturer to get it sorted out, its ther product thats geting a bad rap thay shuld be abel to help
by mick m
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Gemini
Replies: 63
Views: 8380

Re: Valley Gemini

Im prity thick skined about my dislexia