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by Mr Ed
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch rim sealant not cured ?
Replies: 18
Views: 675

Re: Hatch rim sealant not cured ?

A problem i'm familiar with unfortunately. Recommend a professional repair. Rip out all the rims and start again. Note it might not be possible to extract the rim intact. Mine had to be cut out bit by bit. Was expensive in terms of time and labour but ended up with a dry boat. Problem was lack of se...
by Mr Ed
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rotomoulded Valley Skerray Sea Kayak - now sold
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Rotomoulded Valley Skerray Sea Kayak - now sold

For Sale: Rotomoulded Valley Skerray Sea Kayak with Ocean Cockpit and spraydeck. OIRO £150. A few scratches and needs a new front hatch cover but apart from that is serviceable with plenty of life left in it. Message for details/photos. https://www.facebook.com/ed.loffill/posts/10103759984083920 Che...
by Mr Ed
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted wilderness Tempest 165
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Wanted wilderness Tempest 165

Used to paddle a Tempest 170- lovely boat. The seat especially was excellent. I know it's annoying when people come along and say have you considered x,y,z instead but.... Have you thought about a Tiderace Vortex instead? Probably slightly better performance, stiffer hull, UK design and manufactured...
by Mr Ed
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bardsey Sound slack
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Bardsey Sound slack

Some great posts here already. Just to add- there's some great information here: https://pwllhelisailingclub.co.uk/pscv3/index.php/cruising/176-cruising-category/passage-planning-and-tips/506-bardsey-sound Adding to the replies- There's so much going on tidally here, when the back eddies get going w...
by Mr Ed
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Kokatat Tec Tour XL
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Wanted Kokatat Tec Tour XL

Sounds like a great piece of kit... unfortunately I was after something with a hood and adjustable neck vent ideally in gore-tex.

Thanks for the interest though.
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Kokatat Tec Tour XL
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Wanted Kokatat Tec Tour XL

Has anybody got a Kokatat Tec Tour Jacket XL they might be willing to part with?

Cheers!

Mr Ed
by Mr Ed
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: medieval bell stolen from Scottish island
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: medieval bell stolen from Scottish island

Absolutely disgusting.

Honestly the attitudes of some people are just beneath contempt.

Here's hoping the 'curse' kicks in hard and fast.

Mr Ed
by Mr Ed
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sweet Protection drysuits
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Re: Sweet Protection drysuits

My experience of Sweet service has been very poor. Fantastic products- beautifully made, excellent fit. No clear service strategy at all in the UK and apparently internationally too, to the point whereby alternatives start to look a lot more appealing. For information I own a Sweet Drytop and Sweet ...
by Mr Ed
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Sweet rocker, HF throw tow, peak throw bag
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Sweet rocker, HF throw tow, peak throw bag

A few items for sale. Sweet rocker WW helmet M/L. £70 HF Jeff Allen throw tow. £40. Peak throwbag. £20. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10103056482791150&type=1&l=dc17f4856a Messages welcome. Available Chester/Mold, regularly out to Anglesey too so could meet at symposiums etc. Cash on col...
by Mr Ed
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BCU 3 star assessment questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1480

Re: BCU 3 star assessment questions

Duct tape is hopeless for repairing wet surfaces. I'd suggest something like Denso tape: https://www.affixit.co.uk/Denso-Tape/Denso-Tape-50mm-X-10M.Html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpuSJ2vC_3QIVqLztCh3TXQGcEAQYASABEgL_j_D_BwE In terms of my repair kit I carry: Leatherman tool Denzo tape Cable ties Plastic off ...
by Mr Ed
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Jetski/Powerboat groups
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Jetski/Powerboat groups

Twice this summer i've come across groups of powerboat users or Jetskis. The first was at the Skerries off Anglesey where 18 powerboats had gone out for the day from Holyhead with the subsequent impact a group of 18 powerful boats all travelling in convoy would make on a special conversation area. S...
by Mr Ed
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Puffin Island Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Puffin Island Advice

Two of the biggest areas for coast guard call outs on Anglesey are: 1.) Cymyran straits 2.) Puffin Island Both can look utterly benign under certain conditions, both can be incredibly dangerous with a combination of wind, tide and swell. When incidents unravel on the water it's scary how fast a day ...
by Mr Ed
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reverse polarity in compasses
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Reverse polarity in compasses

Interesting. One of my pet hates sea kayaking is the compass recess kayak manufacturers put in place for the Silva 70p. I just find it far too forward to be of much use as I struggle to read it so much (wear glasses but i'm not that blind). However being that far away from hopefully mobiles, GPS, VH...
by Mr Ed
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reverse polarity in compasses
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Reverse polarity in compasses

Great article on UKC. https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/skills/reverse_polarity_-_a_warning_to_compass_users-5385 Worth thinking about? especially with compasses often held close to VHF on a BA or the new front day hatches where GPS, Phones, Compasses often all get parked together... Anyone got an...
by Mr Ed
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tall and advice needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1745

Re: Tall and advice needed!

Hello. I am looking to buy my first kayak but at 6ft5 I need some guidance as to which kayaks to go for. I'm looking to do coastal kayaking in a sit-in boat and am hoping to get more adventurous so speed and manueverability are my priorities. I am based in Suffolk and am struggling to find a local ...
by Mr Ed
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 48
Views: 6850

Re: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

Grumble grumble back in my day etc etc There are plenty of sea kayakers out there who were around "in your day" - you know, when we hunted whales to the brink of extinction and kids died of diseases we can now cure. Decades on, lots of us 'old gits' have embraced new technology and appreciate how i...
by Mr Ed
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 48
Views: 6850

Re: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

In danger of sounding like an old git.... Am I the only one who goes kayaking to get away from mobile phones? I'm happy to let the CG know my plans before I set off- my contact details are currently on CG66 (which will be deleted in 2 years time i'm told). I don't really want them tracking me or for...
by Mr Ed
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xceed - first impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 3141

Re: Tiderace Xceed - first impressions

JulesT just out of interest have you any commercial interest in the product?

The tiderace website looks a bit out of date at the moment.

Mr Ed
by Mr Ed
Tue May 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck repairs
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Spraydeck repairs

Hello,

Does anyone have any advice on repairing spraydecks/neoprene?

Where do people source their neoprene and what glue do people use?

Many thanks!

Ed
by Mr Ed
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Epoxy repairs in hard to reach areas
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Epoxy repairs in hard to reach areas

Has anyone any advice on how to get neat internal cloth and epoxy repairs at the very hard to reach ends fore and aft in a kayak?

I can barely get my head inside the hatch to see where the repair goes!

Wondering what solutions people use?

Cheers

Mr Ed
by Mr Ed
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 4664

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

Just out of interest are those that above have expressed anti 'organised' qualifications do you get out regularly to practice rescue skills/boat handling, re-entry rolls in conditions, leading groups you don't know, towing etc? I'm curious because I completed my 5* 3 years ago after: 3* training, 3*...
by Mr Ed
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xceed - anyone know anything about it?
Replies: 16
Views: 3049

Re: Tiderace Xceed - anyone know anything about it?

Many thanks Aled. I'm fascinated by the seamless finish and look forward to seeing the boats when they start to arrive in the UK. Echo- I'd suggest you take a look at the Xtra. They really are magic on the water and an equivalent size to the Xcite-S. Either that or wait for a seamless Xceed-S! Cheer...
by Mr Ed
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xceed - anyone know anything about it?
Replies: 16
Views: 3049

Re: Tiderace Xceed - anyone know anything about it?

Aled,

Thanks for such a detailed response.

Have you any information at all about the lay-ups that will be available for the Xceed and Nelo in general?

Cheers!

Mr Ed
by Mr Ed
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is the Valley Nordkapp LV no longer in production
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: Is the Valley Nordkapp LV no longer in production

I believe not. 2nd hand or trying lots of dealers for new 'old' stock might be your only way forward.

Valley did have one or two models left in the warehouse when I phoned last year but it was a while ago- give them a bell and see what they say.
by Mr Ed
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordkapp Forti for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Nordkapp Forti for sale

Boat now sold.

Thanks to everyone for their interest.

Kind regards

Mr Ed
by Mr Ed
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carlisle to the Sea
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Carlisle to the Sea

How navigable is the Solway firth from Carlisle- Silloth?

Has anybody paddled this section of coast/estuary recently?

Many thanks!

Mr Ed
by Mr Ed
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordkapp Forti for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Nordkapp Forti for sale

There's been some interest but it's still for sale.

Drop me a line if you'd like photos or have any questions.

Cheers

Mr Ed
by Mr Ed
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordkapp Forti for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Nordkapp Forti for sale

Nordkapp Forti for sale. £1900 All yellow. Carbon Kevlar with Keel strip, silva compass and deck tow line fittings. Please pm for photos/details. Currently located on Anglesey but can get it to Chester or Carlisle easily. Good condition but some general wear, scratches to bottom etc. Reason for sale...