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by canoemad
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Convert K1 to C1
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Convert K1 to C1

Check out c1kayakconversions.bigcartel.com or search c1 kayak Conversions on Facebook. There is a new saddle system due out in a few weeks. There are thigh straps available too.

It should be really easy to fit into almost any boat. Have a look and good luck on your first conversion.

Thanks, Paul
by canoemad
Wed May 17, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Jackson FUN 1.5 Wanted!
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Jackson FUN 1.5 Wanted!

I have jackson fun 1.5 in blue

£325.

Based in Liverpool /Blackburn
by canoemad
Wed May 17, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED PLEASE - Jackson Fun 1.5s
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: WANTED PLEASE - Jackson Fun 1.5s

Hi I have a jackson 1.5

£325

In blue. Based in Liverpool / Blackburn
by canoemad
Wed May 17, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted junior kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Wanted junior kayak

I Have a jackson fun 1.5

Blue. Bought new by me about 5 years ago.

£325.

Based in Liverpool /Blackburn
by canoemad
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Pyranha i4 Large C1 conversion £250
Replies: 0
Views: 798

Pyranha i4 Large C1 conversion £250

For sale due to lack of use.

Foam saddle. Foam bulkhead / knee hooks

No leaks, ready to go.

Email harwoods1 at live dot com
by canoemad
Sat May 23, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Excuses for swimming :)
Replies: 24
Views: 3504

Re: Excuses for swimming :)

How about these?

I did not swim. I got out of my boat in deep water to see what would happen.

I did not swim. I was just seeing what it would be like if you needed to swim.

I'm just emptying my boat.

These are excuses I hear when surfing all the time.
by canoemad
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS - Megatron
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: FS - Megatron

Why don't you put a saddle in a paddle it c1? It doesn't matter how long your legs are then!
by canoemad
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Drilling holes in minicell foam
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: Drilling holes in minicell foam

You've just got to twist and push that shaft all the way through!
by canoemad
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Gath rv helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Re: Gath rv helmet

Amazing. Thanks guys. Just need to choose which colour now.
by canoemad
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Gath rv helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Re: Gath rv helmet

Ive seen your paddling too, Karl. Might I suggest Decathlon Easybreath for your surfing. http://www.decathlon.co.uk/easybreath-surface-mask-blue-id_8304664.html No, what I'd really like to know is does the visor steam up? Does it stop in whatever position you want? Does it hold water like a bucket i...
by canoemad
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Gath rv helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Gath rv helmet

Are these any good? Any reviews?
by canoemad
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: recommended kayaks to convert to c1?
Replies: 8
Views: 1323

Re: recommended kayaks to convert to c1?

I use a pyranha i4 for general use, just converted a surf kayak for the beach, use a drakkar wheelboy for playboating, usexa Spanish fly for rivers. There are a few of the above for sale on c boating uk on facebook at the moment. Really anything that you kayak now and like will be perfect for conver...
by canoemad
Fri May 23, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Jackson Fun 1 1/2 (1.5)
Replies: 1
Views: 237

For Sale: Jackson Fun 1 1/2 (1.5)

I have for sale my son' Jackson Fun 1.5, he has outgrown it and it needs to go to make space for his new one. It comes with a Lomo spraydeck which was new at Christmas and happy feet. It has been used at the beach, the Burrs weir and Liverpool docks. It does have scratches but nothing more than expe...
by canoemad
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps question - club trip
Replies: 30
Views: 2551

Re: Alps question - club trip

Check out www.liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk they do this trip every year and organise mini bus and trailers etc.

Ask for help or advice. It's a fantastic club.
by canoemad
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: First C1
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Re: First C1

Hi,

I have a Drakkar Wheelboy C1 playboat. Origional outfitting plus quick release straps and a spraydeck. Its lime green.

Im in Liverpool if you want to try or buy.
by canoemad
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: OC1 Perception Canoe Saddle - For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: OC1 Perception Canoe Saddle - For Sale

Does this fit in a kayak, thus making it a C1 conversion?
by canoemad
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: mega maverick
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: mega maverick

Hi,

I got some old swim floats from the local pool that they were chucking out. They are great and free.
by canoemad
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Very unstable, backside in water, feet in the air
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Very unstable, backside in water, feet in the air

Just got myself a Riot Boogie. I had one 12 months ago and missed it as soon as I sold it. I was 15 stone at the time and although a little stern heavy (back loops were a probability). I am now 13 1/2 stone and this boat was really unstable. I mainly paddle canoe and c1 so am used to wobbly boats, b...
by canoemad
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Very unstable, backside in water, feet in the air
Replies: 0
Views: 586

Very unstable, backside in water, feet in the air

Just got myself a Riot Boogie. I had one 12 months ago and missed it as soon as I sold it. I was 15 stone at the time and although a little stern heavy (back loops were a probability). I am now 13 1/2 stone and this boat was really unstable. I mainly paddle canoe and c1 so am used to wobbly boats, b...
by canoemad
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: riot boogie surf boat
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: riot boogie surf boat

Where are you?

Any pictures?
by canoemad
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Adding latex
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Adding latex

I added latex to the whole underside of my spraydeck and around the waist seal too. It made a huge difference. I also regularly smear surfboard sexwax around the cockpit rim. This combo is really sticky and even when at the beach won't come off easily.
by canoemad
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you store your boats
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: How do you store your boats

I hang mine with the bottom of the hull against the wall . I can get 3 boats up the wall stacked on top of each other. I attached ropes to the wall and fasten them through grab loops etc. I have 8 boats including 2 canoes in a shed 5 feet wide and 15 feet long. If the height of your garage is longer...
by canoemad
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: c squirt
Replies: 1
Views: 1969

c squirt

I' ve just got an old c1 carbon kevlar slalom boat. Any advice How I could cut this down to make it a little more sinky and squirty?
by canoemad
Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Need Improvised sail for 3*canoe?
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Re: Need Improvised sail for 3*canoe?

I was there once when some 5 star and 4 star sea kayak coaches were so slow with some of their students, the night was coming in, and we were losing sight of them that the coastguard mud rescue team had to be called out!
by canoemad
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Need Improvised sail for 3*canoe?
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Re: Need Improvised sail for 3*canoe?

If you need poles for a 3*, can't you just take a sail with you. It could be improvised into a shelter. Its quite good to have a sail, and a lee board, just to let the wind do all the work for you. I've gone from Hoylake in the Wirral to Hilbre Island and back without a single paddle stroke. Very lu...
by canoemad
Wed May 15, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My Feet are leaking!
Replies: 15
Views: 2103

Re: My Feet are leaking!

Yes it's fabric socks I've got and I think I look after them. Maybe latex is the way to go. It's just that I'm so tight, I squeek when I walk. I thought there maybe a cheap water repellent that some of you might use.

At least the waters warming up.

Paul
by canoemad
Wed May 15, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My Feet are leaking!
Replies: 15
Views: 2103

My Feet are leaking!

I have a Palm Stikine Drysuit and the feet are leaking. Is there any magic solution I can soak them in so that they will be dry again? I'm always swimming so need to waterproof my feet. Its bad for the sole!

Paul
by canoemad
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: I’m disappointed with my canoeing.
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

Re: I’m disappointed with my canoeing.

If I'm in a canoe with a bulk head or straps and my legs are locked in position I can sit like that for hours with no pain during or after. However, when I paddle my trad canoe I find that the tops of my thighs also ache for a couple of days after. I just put it down to moving around the boat more a...
by canoemad
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED ESQUIF OR SAME
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: WANTED ESQUIF OR SAME

I have a Pyranha Prelude I may be tempted to sell. Its Green/Blue and the best bit is that I am 20 minutes down the M58 from you. PM me if you want to have a go.

Paul