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by blurpup
Fri May 02, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wing Paddle or Not^
Replies: 42
Views: 8977

Re: Wing Paddle or Not

As an ex wild water racer who has used wings on whitewater since around 1990, I have developed a discipline in the way that I paddle and can use wings in a variety of situations (in fact I always use my wings - even when surfing). However, when I go paddling I'm not particularly focused on boat spee...
by blurpup
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Moving the bulkhead in a plastic boat
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Moving the bulkhead in a plastic boat

Another option is to mount a plate directly onto the existing pedals. To do this you have two options: a) Make the plate relatively small (approx 10 cm high is plenty) and do not bolt in place. This is to reduce the risk if you go past the footrest you can just pull it off with your foot. b) Make a ...
by blurpup
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Scorpio LV
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: FS: Scorpio LV

Now sold.
by blurpup
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Scorpio LV
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: FS: Scorpio LV

Yep the Scorpio is still available. We are around for the next few weekends so if you'd like to come and have a look that no problem.
by blurpup
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Scorpio LV
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: FS: Scorpio LV

I'll include a Palm Roanoke deck in good condition as well with the boat.

Views and sea trials welcome. South coast meets are not a problem and I will be attending the Sea Kayaking Cornwall symposium if that helps.
by blurpup
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: wild water kayak
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: wild water kayak

A post on the wwr website wildwater.org.uk would be a good idea as well.
by blurpup
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Scorpio LV
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: FS: Scorpio LV

sorry - this is an accidental duplicate post. Oh well - here are the images : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202032432476933.1073741830.1369966636&type=1&l=3c757f670f The full plate footrest is bolted through the gaps in the p&h footpegs - so no modifications to the standard pegs at all...
by blurpup
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Scorpio LV
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: FS: Scorpio LV

Images can be viewed in a facebook album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202032432476933.1073741830.1369966636&type=1&l=3c757f670f The full plate footrest is bolted through the gaps in the p&h footpegs - so no modifications to the standard pegs at all. It can be unbolted leaving the ori...
by blurpup
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Scorpio LV
Replies: 5
Views: 500

FS: Scorpio LV

For Sale: P&H Scorpio LV - lava colour Excellent condition - well cared for, only a couple of scratches from landing. Stored in wide slings out of sun. Fully working skeg (2012 re-design version) New connect 30 seat and backstrap with custom hip pads (can be sanded to exact match) Full carbon footp...
by blurpup
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Scorpio LV
Replies: 1
Views: 164

FS: Scorpio LV

For Sale: P&H Scorpio LV - lava colour Excellent condition - well cared for, only a couple of scratches from landing. Stored in wide slings out of sun. Fully working skeg (2012 re-design version) New connect 30 seat and backstrap with custom hip pads (can be sanded to exact match) Full carbon footp...
by blurpup
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Where do you get your wind/tide into?
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Re: Where do you get your wind/tide into?

Another vote for WindGuru and the inshore forecasts.

Tides and basic stream information, I use Navionics on an iPad for planning and on the phone for on the hoof checks. A little pricey but a nice app to use.
by blurpup
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Prototype drysuit
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: Prototype drysuit

Reed already have a solution that is very similar. Not a full split, but the entry is in the midriff. Not having any zip around the shoulders gives a nice amount of freedom around the shoulders. This is available as a standard option - but not one which is on the website. The instructor's and women'...
by blurpup
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayaks on scillonian
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: kayaks on scillonian

ok thanks for the heads up - I guess paddling kit will just go as a separate bag. Pre-prepared pipe lagging buffers seems a good idea, I guess the loaders will not be wanting to wait around for you to put foam in all the right places to stop abrasion and denting. Quick question - are the boats left ...
by blurpup
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayaks on scillonian
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

kayaks on scillonian

I'm off to the Scilly Isles in a couple of weeks, taking my boat. Just a quick question regarding boats on the Scillonian. What sort of protection do I need to take to prevent bumps and scrapes on the journey - some simple foam pads, or is this not necessary? Also will they allow simple lightweight ...
by blurpup
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GoPro 2 or GoPro 3
Replies: 19
Views: 2148

Re: GoPro 2 or GoPro 3

I would argue the major difference in the 3 is the improved lens, giving significantly less fisheye distortion. The ability to change the field of view is a key enhancement to how the device can be practically used (silver and black editions). I have an original GoPro 1 - and when I replace it I wil...
by blurpup
Sat May 11, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Scary
Replies: 5
Views: 2073

Re: Scary

I'm pretty sure that's Spindleruv Mlyn where there are WWR and slalom competitions.
by blurpup
Wed May 01, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Troon/Ayr area paddle this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Troon/Ayr area paddle this weekend

I'm visiting relatives this weekend in Troon (arriving Friday am, departing Sunday am), and was intending on doing a little paddling in the area. Is anyone planning on doing anything on Friday or Saturday that I could join? I'm a reasonably quick and competent (ex WWR) sea paddler, but I would under...
by blurpup
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Looking for Sea Paddlers
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Looking for Sea Paddlers

The New Forest Kayak and Canoe Club is a pretty friendly group based around the Solent area of the south coast.
by blurpup
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Epoxy resin
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Epoxy resin

http://www.westsystem.com/ss/problem-solving#not-cured unfortunately epoxy is a lot less tolerant than polyesters/vynlyesters of poor mix ratios. It's likely to be a removal and replace if still tacky after a good cure period. For mixing very small quantities a set of small scales are ideal to ensur...
by blurpup
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: BCU numbers

membership@canoe-england.org.uk but probably easier to call them.
by blurpup
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thames Camping
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: Thames Camping

Thanks all. I've come to the conclusion that the 'right' to camp by the river is a herring rouge. I'll go with my previous option of booking sites.
by blurpup
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thames Camping
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: Thames Camping

Yep- I'm aware of the camping at the locks and there are numerous opportunities to 'wild camp', but I was particularly interested in the statements that have been made on the forum that indicate it's covered in the Thames license just to pitch up on the riverbank.
by blurpup
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thames Camping
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Thames Camping

I'm planning on a trip down the Thames, and I'm looking at camping options (lock camping and wild camping). There have been posts on this forum indicating that the Thames license allows legal camping between the bank and the footpath. I've searched around the internet for any confirmation of this - ...
by blurpup
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roof rails - are they worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 9645

Re: Roof rails - are they worth it?

Having been in a vectra that had the roofrack bolted directly through the roof (standard design mountings with Thule bar kit), and had the entire roofrack rip off leaving 4 gaping holes in the roof, the rear windscreen punched out and the entire roofrack with boats in the outside lane of the M1 on a...
by blurpup
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Buoyancy aid recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 8879

Re: Sea Kayak Buoyancy aid recommendations?

I believe ISO 12402-5 (50N) is the standard accreditation that most BA's we use will have been tested against. The next level up is 100N which is a significant amount of buoyancy. For example the largest (XXL) Peak adventure BA has 70N flotation.
by blurpup
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Abrasion where heels rubs on the hull
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

Re: Abrasion where heels rubs on the hull

It's not completely clear from the photo but it looks like a very light patch of abrasion. Just painting a little resin on the affected area should keep things protected. Give the area a little rub down with fine glasspaper to make sure there are no rough spots afterwards.
by blurpup
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Penzance parking
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Penzance parking

Thanks - good point re: seagulls. I'll get indoor parking then...
by blurpup
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Penzance parking
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Penzance parking

I'm heading over to the Scilly Isles in the summer. Can anyone recommend where to leave my vehicle?

I don't mind paying for a good secure location. Ideally not too far away as I will be taking boats as well.

Thanks.
by blurpup
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Sea Kayak - river rapids - -
Replies: 20
Views: 2292

Re: Tiderace Sea Kayak - river rapids - -

There are a number of rivers that are particularly suitable for sea kayaks as you can run them clean without hitting the stern (same problem in WWR boats, but they are constructed to take the hit) and risking your skeg box. The Tay could be run on either the (tougher) Grantully section from Aberfeld...
by blurpup
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Go Pro camera mounts
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Go Pro camera mounts

I use a helmet mount (stuck on with a safety lanyard as backup). Although my primary use is for river paddling - it does give a much better viewpoint than a low deck mount and also allows picking up footage off to the side (the odd seal etc). You do need to try and keep your head pretty still as you...