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by jam bo
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lockdown.
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Re: Lockdown.

Leven?

As long as they are local, I don’t think surfing or kayaking isn’t allowed under the current guidelines.

But define local. If they did, it would be easier...
by jam bo
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why is it wind over tide?
Replies: 31
Views: 1003

Re: Why is it wind over tide?

New sea ice is salty, old sea ice isn't. Sea water leeches the salt away over time. Subsequently the water just under the ice is super saturated and more dence than the rest of the sea, so it sinks. Sea ice doesn’t contain salt, or not much. The reason the salinity under the ice increases is becaus...
by jam bo
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why is it wind over tide?
Replies: 31
Views: 1003

Re: Why is it wind over tide?

It’s actually density.

Which is a function of salinity and temperature.
by jam bo
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why is it wind over tide?
Replies: 31
Views: 1003

Re: Why is it wind over tide?

How do you think the water gets there to move up and down? ;-)
by jam bo
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger GT Max
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Dagger GT Max

interested. sent you a PM.
by jam bo
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Plym
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: River Plym

Would seem unlikely.
by jam bo
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Dagger Stratos 14s green. £400 Devon/Cornwall border
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Dagger Stratos 14s green. £400 Devon/Cornwall border

Dagger Stratos 14s, well used but still sound. £400 Ono or would consider trade for something more crossovery like a fusion/ethos or katana.

Tavistock. Could potentially deliver in Devon/Cornwall area.
by jam bo
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: is your river fit to swim in?
Replies: 1
Views: 842

is your river fit to swim in?

https://www.theriverstrust.org/2019/09/22/world-rivers-day-rivers-fit-to-swim-in/ fascinating map from the rivers trust showing all the discharge point into the river system, including Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) which can discharge untreated sewage into rivers in storm conditions... a good exa...
by jam bo
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Small surf in north Devon/Cornwall?
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: Small surf in north Devon/Cornwall?

Not many option for shelter on that bit of coast. Try inside the harbour at bude, mid to high tide for a bit of shelter.
by jam bo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Water Consultancy - Technical Problems ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3929

Re: White Water Consultancy - Technical Problems ?

It appears that the administrators are selling everything via online auctions, deadline is 17th Feb: (I know nothing more about this than the Facebook post) https://www.facebook.com/gavelauctionsonline/posts/2181413445452118 https://www.gavelauctionsonline.com/auctions/6990/gav10020 before you get ...
by jam bo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Dart - Dartmeet to New Bridge - the 'Upper Dart'
Replies: 24
Views: 14574

Re: River Dart - Dartmeet to New Bridge - the 'Upper Dart'

There is a new pay and display system at Holne Bridge. It costs £2, bring your change. If you can afford to spend £1000s on drysuits and plastics boats and shiny paddles and money on fuel driving down the A38, you can afford £2 to park. They have reduced the size of the car park from what it was 10...
by jam bo
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plan B
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Plan B

More detail here.

by jam bo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sweet Protection drysuits
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: Sweet Protection drysuits

Sweet did have a uk sales/service rep in port talbot. I dealt with them a while back when some mtb shorts failed.

They were really helpful but my initial point of contact was the main sweet support line from their website.
by jam bo
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted. Jackson karma RG or similar
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: Wanted. Jackson karma RG or similar

Still looking
by jam bo
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted. Jackson karma RG or similar
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Wanted. Jackson karma RG or similar

Devon/Cornwall area.
by jam bo
Tue May 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Axiom 8.5 advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Axiom 8.5 advice

there needs to be a 8.75. an 8.5 for me at 85kg was a fairly wet ride and a 9 was just too big.
by jam bo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: grade 2/3 rivers
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: grade 2/3 rivers

the really nice Grade 2 section of the Walkham from grenofen bridge to the slot drop can easily be hiked back up. its about 2km with an easy track on river right. alternatively, Denham bridge get out from the Tavy is about 3-4km (with a big hill) in a straight line from Grenofen bridge. Its not the ...
by jam bo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Axiom 9 wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Dagger Axiom 9 wanted

yes. email me at jim.gardiner@gmail.com
by jam bo
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Dagger RPM!
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Wanted - Dagger RPM!

axiom 9?
by jam bo
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Axiom 9 wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Dagger Axiom 9 wanted

Got one going in Devon I keep meaning to advertise.
by jam bo
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How Long Do You Spend On The Water?
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: How Long Do You Spend On The Water?

I can leave my house, paddle the Dart loop, jog the shuttle and be home in about 1hr 45-2hrs. Probably about 40mins on the water.
by jam bo
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Axiom Sizing Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: Dagger Axiom Sizing Advice

if you are anywhere near devon you could try mine.

I could probably be persuaded to sell it as well as I accidently bought a new bike last night...
by jam bo
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Axiom Sizing Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: Dagger Axiom Sizing Advice

at 85kg I found the 8.5 a little too low volume. very tail happy and a pretty wet ride on harder water.

i sold it and bought a mamba 8.1 but could never get on with it.

I picked up bargian 9.0 earlier in the year. not paddled it much yet but it is a much bigger boat.
by jam bo
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dartmoor - river crossing practice sites - suggestions needed
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Dartmoor - river crossing practice sites - suggestions needed

the fire brigade do swift water practice just above holne bridge.
by jam bo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River pollution
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: River pollution

Are all the monitors down by the sewage works? I've walked along through the river in town before and it's smelt quite special and that's a mile or so upstream of the treatment plant?
by jam bo
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Swap large loki for an axiom 9.0
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Swap large loki for an axiom 9.0

Where are you? I have a large axiom 9.0 in Devon I might be interested in swapping.
by jam bo
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: VANS- discussion, advise, experiences ect.
Replies: 19
Views: 3308

Re: VANS- discussion, advise, experiences ect.

Happy with my T5 but I'd get the LWB if I were buying again. That extra 18" would come in handy.
by jam bo
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Trying to get in a slalom boat..
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: Trying to get in a slalom boat..

buy an axiom 9.0 and run rivers in that?
by jam bo
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmet for a 60cm head?
Replies: 12
Views: 1533

Re: Helmet for a 60cm head?

An XL sweet strutter fits my rather large head (62cm). Other XL sweet helmets don't though.