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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: 327

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: 730

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: 417

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: 540

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: 439

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: 439

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: 1049

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: 34
Views: 2354

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: 34
Views: 2354

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: 1311

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: 563

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: 479

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: 3516

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: 2207

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: 2207

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: 731

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: 797

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: 512

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: 797

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: 797

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...
by Mr Ed
Sat May 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats
Replies: 22
Views: 1957

Re: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats

Interesting! My main worries would be speed of deployment. I like my carabiners because it's just an unclick, click then paddle. Is there not a lot of faff? In a gully a quick rescue is pretty handy! I have 0.5 metres of elastic looped 4 times tied off with a double fishermans for shock absorption w...
by Mr Ed
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 4* out. 'Paddlesport leader' in.
Replies: 19
Views: 2015

Re: 4* out. 'Paddlesport leader' in.

"British Canoeing is removing the 4 Star Touring Leadership Award from the suite of qualifications; as it has a significant amount of cross-over/duplication with the new Paddlesport Leader Award. Paddlers who have already achieved the 4 Star Touring Award will still be able to use it. It has a simil...
by Mr Ed
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 4* out. 'Paddlesport leader' in.
Replies: 19
Views: 2015

Re: 4* out. 'Paddlesport leader' in.

New 'Guide' qualification too.

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/cour ... rsed-guide

Need to do 3 out of 5 modules then apply.

3 x 8 hrs = ~£400-£500?

Worth it?
by Mr Ed
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 4* out. 'Paddlesport leader' in.
Replies: 19
Views: 2015

4* out. 'Paddlesport leader' in.

Some changes to BCU sorry British Canoeing syllabuses. https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2017/british-canoeing-launch-new-paddlesport-leader-award-1/ I enjoyed my journey up the stars as it were. I learnt a great deal through 5* training and building up of the experience to go for assessment. ...
by Mr Ed
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading north from Anglesey? £100 for you
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Heading north from Anglesey? £100 for you

From where to where?
by Mr Ed
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordkapp Forti for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Re: Nordkapp Forti for sale

Now off the market.

Cheers

Mr Ed
by Mr Ed
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordkapp Forti for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Nordkapp Forti for sale

Carbon Kevlar Nordkapp Forti for sale. Approximately 2 years old. £2K. All yellow with very light metallic glitter, keel strip and compass and velcro behind the day hatch for boat mounted tow. Available on Anglesey or Chester area. Could possibly get to Carlisle if Scottish buyers were committed. Ex...
by Mr Ed
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Detached cockpit rim
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Detached cockpit rim

Hello, I've got a problem with my boat (whose make I'm deliberately not being forthcoming with). The cockpit rim has broken away at the and I have approximately 1/2" of movement in the plastic rim. Though the plastic rim still seems to be attached with whatever adhesive was used to the fibreglass of...
by Mr Ed
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp Forti
Replies: 10
Views: 3101

Re: Nordkapp Forti

Nordkapp Forti follow on review. I've now been paddling the boat considerably more and feel better placed to give more feedback. I've just got back from a Scotland trip where we managed approximately 10 days on the water. Most of that was with full expedition loading and a week + in terms of provisi...