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by elveys
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: New sea kayaking company in the Canary Islands
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: New sea kayaking company in the Canary Islands

Stumbled across this post again so thought I'd update to say I have continued going out to Lanzarote a couple of times each year between Nov-March and on each occasion booked 2-3 days with Juan & Sarah. Service, guiding and equipment remain excellent. They seem to have more organised groups/clubs vi...
by elveys
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Esquif Raven OC1 £750
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Esquif Raven OC1 £750

Sorry for delay. Yes still available. Please message if any interest.
by elveys
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Esquif Raven OC1 £750
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Esquif Raven OC1 £750

Time to move this on. It's been a good boat for me in that it is a very stable and forgiving (compared to some OC1) which has enabled me to dabble in OC1 without needing to commit more time than I wanted. It's Royalex, in good nick and factory fitted with saddle and thigh and knee straps, adjustable...
by elveys
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Esquif Blast demo in South East
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Esquif Blast demo in South East

Long shot but anyone in the South East with a Blast that I might be able to demo? I remember seeing a group with one on the Medway at Yalding so assume there is at least one lurking around somewhere! Please pm if you know of one.
by elveys
Fri May 12, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: For Sale. Palm Zambezi Utility Belt
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: For Sale. Palm Zambezi Utility Belt

elveys wrote:pm sent
Well it's in the outbox at the moment. If you don't get it email me please on jdotlengthornatbtinternetdotcom
by elveys
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 3 star sea course, somewhere warm!
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: 3 star sea course, somewhere warm!

Recently did a couple of days with Sea Kayaking Lanzarote. http://www.seakayakinglanzarote.com/ Not sure what they offer in terms of formal award training but worth dropping them a line to ask. I think Sarah travels regularly from Scotland to Lanzarote and was recently highlighting how cheap the fli...
by elveys
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: New sea kayaking company in the Canary Islands
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: New sea kayaking company in the Canary Islands

Just got back from a weeks holiday in Lanzarote and booked a couple of day trips with Sea Kayaking Lanzarote having spotted this post a few months back. The first was a trip along the coastline of Papagayo in the South of the island and the second was a superb trip from Orzola in the North across to...
by elveys
Mon May 16, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 3* Touring Kayak info
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: 3* Touring Kayak info

That is true Jim, but the Touring awards haven't been around too long and I'd like to think that the folk who created the award could see some validity in including these things. The canoeing section includes poling so it's not a straight cut and paste form the canoe awards and probably a bit dising...
by elveys
Sat May 14, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 3* Touring Kayak info
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: 3* Touring Kayak info

I'm familiar with sailing rigs like the windpaddle and flat earth sales, but only really see the latter being used by serious sea kayak folk and sailing isn't on the 3* sea. I guess I'm partly questioning the usefulness of some of these things in a touring kayak context. I use them all for canoe exp...
by elveys
Sat May 14, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 3* Touring Kayak info
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: 3* Touring Kayak info

jamiemagee wrote:I'm not sure about rafting kayaks. Sure that isn't the Canoe syllabus?
It's in the kayak award, hence the questions.

https://f58619eed67ecf47f9c5-69635130c4 ... -Notes.pdf
by elveys
Fri May 13, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 3* Touring Kayak info
Replies: 6
Views: 648

3* Touring Kayak info

Anyone training this award who can expand on what they'd cover for the Beyond the Paddle section and particularly for: 1) Improvising sails 2) Rafting 3) Using line to move up and down moving water 4) Headlands Familiar with all of these from a canoeing perspective but specifically interested in tou...
by elveys
Sun May 01, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Mohawk XL13 open canoe and accessories
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: Mohawk XL13 open canoe and accessories

Interested Ann. PM sent.

Not far away in Kent
by elveys
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: New company liability insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Re: New company liability insurance

These were recommended to me and were great to deal with when I was getting to grips with this.

http://www.activitiesindustrymutual.co.uk/
by elveys
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Spraydeck recommendations

May look to replace my current deck with a sea deck for a new xplore L. Any particular recommendations? Had a quick look at the Peak Explorer deck which comes in a composite size as well as keyhole and bigdeck. Looks like the composite size might be a tighter fit than the keyhole.
by elveys
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EA Gauge Changes
Replies: 23
Views: 2413

EA Gauge Changes

What's happened to all the EA gauges? Looks like things have changes with info being held differently for England (Gov.UK) and Wales (Natural Resources Wales).
by elveys
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Layer me up!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3241

Re: Layer me up!!

I'm on my second IR union suit. First one lasted about 6 years and then started to wear the knees through (open boating). I consider it to be one of my best bits of paddling gear. I don't find it gets too warm in milder weather, it dries quick, is warm when wet and very comfy. I tend to wear it unde...
by elveys
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: FREE FILM>>> Girls Go Round:Corsica^
Replies: 14
Views: 2863

Re: FREE FILM>>> Girls Go Round:Corsica

Really enjoyed watching your adventure. Thanks for posting it.
by elveys
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Typhoon MS Hinge Drysuit
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Typhoon MS Hinge Drysuit

Thanks for the replies. I called Typhoon Sales and they said latex Called Wetsuit Outlet and they thought latex and their blurb says latex wrist and neck Other sites say neo/glideskin but some say latex is an option Did email Typhoon just to say it seems unnecessarily confusing and their video clear...
by elveys
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Typhoon MS Hinge Drysuit
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Typhoon MS Hinge Drysuit

Also since spotted on some sites that latex neck option available.
by elveys
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Typhoon MS Hinge Drysuit
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Typhoon MS Hinge Drysuit

Is the neck seal different? A mate has just got one of their other hinge suits and loves the entry system I think their previous suit that used the Hinge system was the Equator which had latex neck whereas this has a neo glideskin seal. I'm assuming the Hinge MS suit will be aimed at WW paddlers an...
by elveys
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Typhoon MS Hinge Drysuit
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Typhoon MS Hinge Drysuit

Anyone using one of these yet who can give any more info about how the neck seal is working for them?

by elveys
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak fleet for scouts sujestions please
Replies: 26
Views: 3038

Re: Kayak fleet for scouts sujestions please

We have dynamos, infra reds and redlines plus some scooter SOT's. The dynamos were added a couple of years ago and much better for the smaller ones when they move up from cubs which is usually when they start the weekly paddling sessions. Could do with some larger boats for the larger scouts and exp...
by elveys
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone doing the Tay Descent?
Replies: 11
Views: 1303

Re: Anyone doing the Tay Descent?

We did Loch Tay to Perth a few weeks ago in low levels. There is a blog here which includes a video showing the main features on the decent at low levels. http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?50049-Loch-Tay-River-Tay It also includes a link to a SCA Tay decent guide that we found he...
by elveys
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: MWE Touring Training - Kent Area Aug 27/28
Replies: 0
Views: 605

MWE Touring Training - Kent Area Aug 27/28

Short notice but place has become available if anyone looking for one. You'll need a CR form which you can probably still turn around if you have all the pre-reqs. Cost £100. Phil Hadley will be providing the training. PM if interested.
by elveys
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: MWE Touring Training - Kent Area Aug 27/28
Replies: 0
Views: 619

MWE Touring Training - Kent Area Aug 27/28

Short notice but place has become available if anyone looking for one. You'll need a CR form which you can probably still turn around if you have all the pre-reqs. Cost £100. Phil Hadley will be providing the training. PM if interested.
by elveys
Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hiring Equipment - insurance cover
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Hiring Equipment - insurance cover

Does anyone hire out paddling equipment on a scale where you have put cover in place to safeguard you in the event of something happening to the hirer which exposes you to any action? If so any suggestions about insurance companies used? Currently checking with Perkins Slade. Coaching and Guiding lo...
by elveys
Thu May 21, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Suggestions for summer whitewater action
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: Suggestions for summer whitewater action

Being tucked into the south east, you might consider popping across the Channel; the river Canche is really nice, although with limited whitewater it does have a slalom course. Easy for a weekend away camping in Montreuil. I was going to suggest the same. Take your canoe and kayaks and do a mixture...