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by sleepybubble
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Share your stormy skies and rainbows
Replies: 18
Views: 3016

Re: Share your stormy skies and rainbows

Mmmm.... just the sort of thread I like. https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/q71/s720x720/1186173_10151523398642924_232760664_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/71408_10151450930842924_1999171021_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/179266_4...
by sleepybubble
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vinegar Solution for Tent Poles
Replies: 23
Views: 3751

Re: Vinegar Solution for Tent Poles

tpage wrote:This is UKRGB Gold.
What type of vinegar would you use to clean the UKRGB silverware?
by sleepybubble
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roofrack? Inform your insurer
Replies: 20
Views: 11144

Re: Roofrack? Inform your insurer

Direct line consider tyres that are not the oem spec to be a mod so I am not surprised at roof racks. I found this out when discussing other 'proper' mods on a landy with them and the subject came around to Knobbly tires, seemingly any tires that are not the ones the vehicle left the factory with ar...
by sleepybubble
Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reflecting on....
Replies: 86
Views: 7638

Re: Reflecting on....

Nice to see this thread pick up again, might just sneak in a few pictures from the winter. Here is an Aurora reflecting on the waters of Loch Erisort, which is effectively the bottom of the garden. https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/74168_10151148027652924_2028474343_n.jpg A wee ...
by sleepybubble
Thu May 16, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Around Britain attempt
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: Around Britain attempt

Mark Gawler wrote:From the BBC...
A 65-year-old man from Gloucester is hoping to become the oldest person to canoe around the coast of Britain.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22526148

<cough> how old is Rowland? <cough>
by sleepybubble
Sat May 11, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Video Podcast - Sea States, a kayaker's guide
Replies: 20
Views: 1963

Re: New Video Podcast - Sea States, a kayaker's guide

Mark R wrote:People actually quibble this stuff??? It's not exactly ambiguous...
However judgement can be very personal, with emotional state having as big an impact on the perceived size of the waves as any other factor.
by sleepybubble
Mon May 06, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: carry handle
Replies: 45
Views: 3872

Re: carry handle

I use a home made loop of bungee tied back to the deck lines to stop toggle rattle.... also very useful if you smash the end of your boat off, as the toggle (end of boat) is secured to the deck lines and doesn't sink and become forever lost, so you can tape it back on and carry on with your trip. ht...
by sleepybubble
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Henderson Footpump - where to buy??
Replies: 16
Views: 3288

Re: Henderson Footpump - where to buy??

I have tried all the usual online suspects, Seakayak Oban, Knoydart, Karitek, Brookbank, Robin Hood, Brighton Kayaks, AS Watersport, Summittosea etc and NOBODY seems to do the bulkhead mounted Henderson foot pump anymore, only the hand bailing pumps or electric Rule types. Call me old fashioned, bu...
by sleepybubble
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The sea is only flat now?
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

The sea is only flat now?

When did surf develop a board of its own? I seem to have missed that. I really hated it when angling posts disappeared from here as they offered a breath of air to battle the endless tedium of skegs and velcro. I'm too lazy to wander around different sections of the forum, is there a way of splittin...
by sleepybubble
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Welsh Sea Kayaking 'Marine Code' draft for comments...
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: New Welsh Sea Kayaking 'Marine Code' draft for comments.

first up... can you chage your document to pdf format.... MIcrosoft documents can contain macros which may be harmful, it is not good practice to disseminate information using a vulnerable document format.


Mark
by sleepybubble
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Yoga - does it do the trick?
Replies: 26
Views: 1950

Re: Yoga - does it do the trick?

Curph wrote:
Big Ade wrote:What about Tantric Skegs.......
How do they work?
..I believe you get to the point you feel you need to use your skeg, then stop yourself. Multiple repetitions of this exercise may lead to more stamina and stronger arms :-)

Like!
by sleepybubble
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Orcas. Not good.
Replies: 23
Views: 2608

Re: Orcas. Not good.

I too have seen youngsters among adults in Shetland. Re-reading the news article it seems to be referring to just one group of 9 individuals (presumably well known from photo-ID) - the article claims they are "the only known resident group in the UK" - I wonder how they define "resident" and "known...
by sleepybubble
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Orcas. Not good.
Replies: 23
Views: 2608

Re: Orcas. Not good.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-20956727 The evidence of my own eyes disagrees with this story..... https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/548805_10150853536422924_2008596039_n.jpg Calf with mother is at the rear... spotted during last summer in Mid Minch. Ma...
by sleepybubble
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waterproof camera - Fuji Finepix XP100
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: Waterproof camera - Fuji Finepix XP100

also not the xp100 had an xp10. No real complaints took good pictures, was certainly waterproof up until the end. I used and abused mine so I prefer to say I wore it out. Parts of it still work now but other bits don't. It took a lot of knocks and has several dents in the body, so big tick on shockp...
by sleepybubble
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Gemini
Replies: 63
Views: 8387

Re: Valley Gemini

EK Sydney wrote:Yeah kind of.....! Man you guys have to wear a lot of sh*t to go for a surf....
at 2:35 in your vid the spraydeck isn't even on. Looks fun (and warm).
by sleepybubble
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Strategies for dealing with fear in bigger conditions
Replies: 45
Views: 3626

Re: Strategies for dealing with fear in bigger conditions

Kayaks'N'Beer wrote:
jamesl2play wrote:
Kayaks'N'Beer wrote:
Stunning shot!
PLF??
Yup! That or get nailed. I'd say those was your two options.
Or option three, turn around and style it...

Image
by sleepybubble
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Strategies for dealing with fear in bigger conditions
Replies: 45
Views: 3626

Re: Strategies for dealing with fear in bigger conditions

start taking photo's... https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/419692_10150551634162924_2068987366_n.jpg they might not be super douper quality. https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/255796_10150168767012924_7807052_n.jpg but it certainly adds perspective if so and s...
by sleepybubble
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hebridies to Orkney crossing
Replies: 13
Views: 1492

Re: Hebridies to Orkney crossing

What was Patrick Winterton's last North Rona expedition? Was that supposed to go on to the Orkney's afterwards? I know they had some trouble and aborted, or did they go again? Most likely this one.... Patrick and Bennie. They had a little problem about 20 miles off the west coast of Lewis in the ni...
by sleepybubble
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mobile Coverage North West Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 3108

Re: Mobile Coverage North West Scotland

from my own experience on Lewis and Harris everybody is with vodafone for a reason... Orange is ok around Stornoway and in line of sight of the main mast but the signal strength is dire and any minor defect in the terrain will make you drop calls. You can get signal in the strangest of places but no...
by sleepybubble
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: AIS Beacon
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: AIS Beacon

TechnoEngineer wrote:
On the face of it, it looks as though its sole purpose is for being found when under distress, but couldn't something like this possibly be used to avoid being run over by supertankers?
Because not paddling in front of them is not the best way to do that? :)
by sleepybubble
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: Greenland

loved the back paddle crash due to rotating iceberg, and the whales :) Looks like a trip of a lifetime from which you will have some excellent memories.

Mark
by sleepybubble
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak support for a night relay swim?
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Kayak support for a night relay swim?

I am trying to put together kayak support for the Great Big Monster Sea Swim, from Guernsey to South Devon. Five swimmers are aiming to complete the swim (a first if they complete it) starting on 21 September and finishing on 23rd. It involves kayak support for marginal conditions and at night. The...
by sleepybubble
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddles
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: Greenland Paddles

holding it back to front mind....
by sleepybubble
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ally-oop
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Ally-oop

Jim Tait wrote:Surely that's not possible on such little, tiddly waves?

WOW!!!!!!!
I think he is sat on a tea tray with a bashed in bit at the back...
by sleepybubble
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: On-the-go repairs
Replies: 16
Views: 1446

Re: On-the-go repairs

I'm looking for real, genuine examples of boats and kit that have broken in use and have been mended successfully, or where hindsight has improved what you carry to fix things. Training courses speak of the ubiquitous gaffer tape and plumbers tape - I'm looking for people that have actually tried r...
by sleepybubble
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us your seals & cetaceans...
Replies: 28
Views: 4367

Re: Show us your seals & cetaceans...

p.r.unicycles wrote:Image

thank you for posting what we all thought....
by sleepybubble
Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Car advice
Replies: 19
Views: 3078

Re: Car advice

2004 SE petrol, 56000 mls FSH what would be the problems. . 1: It's made by LandRover. That should be warning enough. 2: Known issues with the Rover K series engines - the 1.8's blow head gaskets, the V6's suffer from similar problems, and the liners are know to move in the block. If it doesn't hav...
by sleepybubble
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Car advice
Replies: 19
Views: 3078

Re: Car advice

been offered a very nice Landrover Freelander 3 door. Problem is roof rack is set well back because of sunroof which would mean an overhang of boats ar the rear by about 7ft. Anyone carry boats with this set up, Landrover as far as I know do not do roof rail extensions for this vehicle. Any thought...
by sleepybubble
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What on earth has happened to this forum?
Replies: 53
Views: 3560

Re: What on earth has happened to this forum?

Mark Gawler wrote: As always the solution to the problem is some variant of "Have you tried switching it off and on again?"
But of course it is...
by sleepybubble
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What on earth has happened to this forum?
Replies: 53
Views: 3560

Re: What on earth has happened to this forum?

OK, I can't quite see why its happening but I do know that the people who are seeing it have managed to get logged out of the Joomla part of the sight whilst remaining logged in to the phpBB form. The magic that keeps you two login sessions in sync should be invisible to you, bit something is broke...