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by mark62
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water confidence
Replies: 31
Views: 4577

Re: Water confidence

Well done! Now you know you can do it you will do it again and again. It'll get better, smoother and easier.
by mark62
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Surf Kayak Skills Spring Session
Replies: 12
Views: 3566

Re: Surf Kayak Skills Spring Session

Hi Denzil, I couldn't see any dates or has it not been decided yet? Looks like it will be a good weekend.
Thanks,
Mark
by mark62
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: In the bleak midwinter.....
Replies: 19
Views: 2899

Re: In the bleak midwinter.....

Beautiful! Stunning photos, it's still summer down here on the Devon Cornwall border compared to that.
by mark62
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tight spraydecks
Replies: 17
Views: 1826

Re: Tight spraydecks

Seals Pro Rand, totally dry, easy to get on and off. Expensive but mine has stayed drier for a lot longer than other makes I've owned.
by mark62
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap water shoes?
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Cheap water shoes?

Maybe buy another pair of the shoes you have if you're happy with them apart from the time they take to dry. It won't cost you a penny more in the long run as two pairs should last twice as long as one.
by mark62
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thermal recommendation for drysuits?
Replies: 16
Views: 1481

Re: Thermal recommendation for drysuits?

Lidls had merino stuff in last week, £26 for top and bottoms, or £14.99 each.
by mark62
Tue May 20, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn Spraydeck
Replies: 16
Views: 2123

Re: Burn Spraydeck

I have a Seals Rand deck 1.7 which fits a Burn MK1, the MK2 is the same size. Medium waist. It is so easy to put on compared to other decks I have owned. Once on it is taught. I used it 5 times then sold the Burn. I use the 1.4 on my Mamba and Axiom it is always dry, never imploded. They are £100 ne...
by mark62
Tue May 13, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 40
Views: 5999

Re: Newbie

As puddled said join a club. Training if you need/want it. Safety, great advice and gear/boats to try before you buy. It will save you time and money in the long run.
by mark62
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Learning to brace
Replies: 40
Views: 3493

Re: Learning to brace

I'm glad you got your T rescue sorted and I'm sure you will get this as well. Out of interest what "clicked" for you on the T rescue? You may find by talking to different paddlers/coaches that one will say something that is that eureka moment. If you know the coach who will be taking you for the 2 S...
by mark62
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Maths in canoeing
Replies: 60
Views: 5141

Re: Maths in canoeing

Excellent! Very funny and so true.
by mark62
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Eco Shelter for Sea Kayakers on Isle of Bute
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Eco Shelter for Sea Kayakers on Isle of Bute

Also "shakers"
by mark62
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Some waves from this Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

Re: Some waves from this Winter

Thanks for that, lovely waves and excellent surfing. Enjoyed the music as well.
by mark62
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: T-rescue
Replies: 94
Views: 10667

Re: T-rescue

I am not a coach but in the video you are not leaning back at all. I think that is the only reason you're struggling with the T rescue. You need to lean back as far as you can, so (when you're upside down) the back of your head is touching the back of your boat if possible. On a training session we ...
by mark62
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Looe , east or west
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Re: River Looe , east or west

We parked in the main car park in Looe and managed to do both on one incoming tide.
by mark62
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holne Weir on the River Dart
Replies: 16
Views: 4074

Re: Holne Weir on the River Dart

Is there anywhere else we should post this? Or better still if you know anywhere please post it.
by mark62
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Mega Neutron hdp
Replies: 17
Views: 1881

Re: Mega Neutron hdp

Hi Nick could you email pics to markhu1962atgmail.com please.
by mark62
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Deck?
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: Which Deck?

The seals are easy to put on, you can get them online delivered for £98.
by mark62
Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What car for a paddling vehicle?
Replies: 27
Views: 2477

Re: What car for a paddling vehicle?

Can you get a roomster for a grand though?
by mark62
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Semi-dry cags.
Replies: 11
Views: 1426

Re: Semi-dry cags.

Reed Chillcheater are a good compromise if you dont like latex, more comfortable on wrists and neck, drier than a semi-dry. It all depends on how it fits you at the end of the day.
by mark62
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kyaking Club or Courses?
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Sea kyaking Club or Courses?

Speaking from my own experience a club is the way to go. People to paddle with, different gear to try. Our club has excellent coaches and training sessions during the lighter evenings. Organised paddles on weekends to practice your strokes whilst socialising.
by mark62
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Axiom Deck help
Replies: 7
Views: 1263

Re: Axiom Deck help

Thanks, I will most likely give the Playboater a try :)
by mark62
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Axiom Deck help
Replies: 7
Views: 1263

Re: Axiom Deck help

Thanks for your answers.
by mark62
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beatdown Bren
Replies: 17
Views: 2762

Re: Beatdown Bren

Scary, what a throw! So glad it worked out.
by mark62
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Axiom Deck help
Replies: 7
Views: 1263

Axiom Deck help

Hi, I have a dagger Axiom 8.5 which is the R4 deck size. Some manufacturers sell their spray skirts as keyhole big deck etc. Does anyone know which equates to the R4 and will fit an Axiom without having to be Arnie to get them on. My Palm Classic fits ok but leaks badly now . I started off with a De...
by mark62
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof rack straps
Replies: 28
Views: 3032

Re: Roof rack straps

Cam straps with the extra protective bit/flap that sits under the metal cam to protect your boat especially if it's composite.
by mark62
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Splits........some collective wisdom appreciated.
Replies: 23
Views: 2420

Re: Splits........some collective wisdom appreciated.

Whitey1 wrote:
Where does that leave Mitchell and VE, who have introduced split two piece cranks into their option, both using the same clamping system it appears.
Up the creek without a paddle?

Sorry but it was too tempting........
by mark62
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: This afternoon, near Stoke Point, South Devon. Perfect.
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: This afternoon, near Stoke Point, South Devon. Perfect.

Hi Nick, I had the pleasure of paddling with you around there last year. It is one of my favourites for rock hopping. Polkerris which we did last week maybe just has the edge.
Regards,
Mark