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by Paddle Lochaber
Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stolen Kayaks- Ballachulish
Replies: 0
Views: 541

Stolen Kayaks- Ballachulish

Sometime on Friday night or Saturday morning we had three boats stolen from our base in Ballachulish. The boats are a: P&H Capella 160 sea kayak in Blue (fairly rare) Venture Capella 166 sea kayak in Yellow (we'd only had this a week, it had been used once and was virtually brand new) FeelFree Coron...
by Paddle Lochaber
Fri May 30, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek Easy Load- Roof Rails or bolt on to roof bars?
Replies: 13
Views: 3179

Re: Karitek Easy Load- Roof Rails or bolt on to roof bars?

Thanks uxb, that's helpful. There is just less than a cockpit's width between the current bars, which I don't think is wide enough.

How much clearance is there between the racks and the van? I'm worried that the ends of canoes may touch the van when in the Karitek brackets upside down.

Cheers
Mark
by Paddle Lochaber
Fri May 30, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek Easy Load- Roof Rails or bolt on to roof bars?
Replies: 13
Views: 3179

Karitek Easy Load- Roof Rails or bolt on to roof bars?

I'm looking to buy a Karitek Easy Load system for my Reanult LWB Vivaro van. It looks like I have the option of either bolting it on to the existing roof bars or removing the roof bars and replacing them with Karitek roofrails which the system then attaches to. Does anyone have any experience of the...
by Paddle Lochaber
Mon May 05, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Scottish Sea Kayaking Holiday
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: Scottish Sea Kayaking Holiday

The June date is now fully booked but there are still spaces left for the week starting 11th August.
by Paddle Lochaber
Mon May 05, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BCU 2 Star 7/8th June Scotland
Replies: 0
Views: 383

BCU 2 Star 7/8th June Scotland

We have a few spaces left on our BCU 2 Star Training and Assessment on 7th and 8th June. The course covers flat water boat handling and rescue skills in both open canoes or SUP and sea kayak or sit on top kayak. This course is a great way to build your skill in a variety of craft and you don't need ...
by Paddle Lochaber
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Scottish Sea Kayaking Holiday
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Scottish Sea Kayaking Holiday

We have space available for our 5 day Scottish Sea Kayaking Holiday starting on 16th June and 11th August. The cost is £350 per person which includes all specialist equipment, guiding and return transport each day from our base at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish, near Fort William. The gr...
by Paddle Lochaber
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: tow line
Replies: 57
Views: 7361

Re: tow line

Is it daft to attach one to the strap round the middle of my white water boyancie aid. Hi Ewan You do see people with tow lines set up like that, however the strap around the middle of your White Water BA is likely to be a rescue harness which is designed for a very specific purpose and was never i...
by Paddle Lochaber
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF for Sea Kayakers
Replies: 0
Views: 743

VHF for Sea Kayakers

The latest article on our Blog looks at VHF Radio from a Sea Kayakers perspective. I'm sure the majority of the content won't be new to the regular contributors here but I hope it might be of interest to those who are newer to the sport. I don't sell VHF Radios or operators courses, the article is p...
by Paddle Lochaber
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lockable tie down straps
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Lockable tie down straps

We have been using the lockable straps made by Kanulock for well over two years now to lock sea kayaks to trailers. Despite the stainless steel cable the straps are very flexible and easy to tie off in the normal fashion after locking. We purchase direct from the UK importer, Cygnus Sails, but have ...
by Paddle Lochaber
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How to lock your Kayak????^
Replies: 33
Views: 13070

Re: How to lock your Kayak????

I have two sets of these: http://kanulock.com/ We have been using the same product on our trailers for a couple years. They definitely seem pretty solid and our insurance are happy with them. A couple sets are starting to look a little worn and will probably need replaced at the end of this year- I...
by Paddle Lochaber
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Win a 2 Day Sea Kayaking for Beginners course in Scotland!
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Win a 2 Day Sea Kayaking for Beginners course in Scotland!

We are offering the chance to win a 2 Day Sea Kayaking for Beginners course on our Facebook page . There is also a bonus prize of a half day sea kayaking, stand up paddling or sit on top kayaking for the person who refers the most friends to the competition. Please see https://www.facebook.com/Paddl...
by Paddle Lochaber
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sunsets - share yours
Replies: 87
Views: 7845

Re: Sunsets - share yours

The night before last on Loch Linnhe.

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by Paddle Lochaber
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Used Sea Kayaks, WW Kayaks, SOTs and Open Canoes for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Used Sea Kayaks, WW Kayaks, SOTs and Open Canoes for Sale

I have a variety of boats for sale, the full list is here.

All boats are available for viewing in Ballachulish, near Glencoe (90 miles from Glasgow).

Please email me at mark@paddlelochaber.co.uk if you have any questions.

Kind regards
Mark
by Paddle Lochaber
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Connect 30
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Connect 30

The connect 30 system is used in lots of Pyranha WW kayaks, you could try asking around for someone who has a wrecked boat that you could remove the outfitting from. Alternatively, you could try contacting Pyranha/ P&H direct- they have always been helpful when I've got in touch. Good luck with the ...
by Paddle Lochaber
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Venture Capella
Replies: 14
Views: 1225

Re: Venture Capella

We have a few Venture Capellas, for us they are fantastic centre boats. They would be equally suitable for someone new to the sport or a club. The construction is single layer plastic, much like the Venture Easky etc., an experienced paddler will notice a little bit of flex whilst paddling but nothi...
by Paddle Lochaber
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 20% Off all courses including BCU Training and Assessment
Replies: 0
Views: 286

20% Off all courses including BCU Training and Assessment

We are offering a 20% discount on all courses or trips booked online before the end of February. Available courses include: BCU 2* Training and Assessment BCU 3* Sea Training and Assessment (also available on Sit on Top kayaks) BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training BCU Coastal Navigation and Tid...
by Paddle Lochaber
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BCU Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning 24th Feb Scotland
Replies: 0
Views: 186

BCU Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning 24th Feb Scotland

We are running a BCU Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course in Ballachulish (2hrs north of Glasgow) on 24th February. Course cost is £60 plus BCU fees.

Please visit http://www.paddlelochaber.co.uk for more details and booking.

We have other CNTP and BCU Award dates on our website too.
by Paddle Lochaber
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training 15th June-Scotland
Replies: 0
Views: 127

BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training 15th June-Scotland

We are running a BCU FSRT on the 15th June from our base at the Isles of Gelncoe Hotel, Ballchulish. The cost is £70 including all equipment. Please visit http://www.paddlelochaber.co.uk/bcu-courses/bcu-safety-and-navigation.html for more details and booking. We are also running a BCU 2 Star over th...
by Paddle Lochaber
Tue May 08, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice waterproof VHF radio.^
Replies: 19
Views: 3398

Re: Advice waterproof VHF radio.

I've used an M71 for three years and have never had any issues with it. As Mike says it doesn't float but I've never seen that as a negative as it is lashed to my BA- and it floats! The lanyard it comes with is just the right size to larks foot into the loop in the pocket of my Palm BA and still use...
by Paddle Lochaber
Tue May 08, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BCU Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning 24th June- Glencoe
Replies: 0
Views: 125

BCU Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning 24th June- Glencoe

We have a few spaces avilable for our Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course on the 24th June in Glencoe. The course aims to give you all the tools you need to plan simple journeys along the coast. The course is £50 per person and you can book online via our website or get in touch for more in...
by Paddle Lochaber
Thu May 03, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 3, 4, & 5 Star fees more than doubled.
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: 3, 4, & 5 Star fees more than doubled.

While fees have not increased since the introduction of the awards in 2007, it is now necessary to support the increased costs of printing, payment processing and postage as well as contributing to the ongoing development of the awards and resources. The following reviewed prices will apply to the ...
by Paddle Lochaber
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Win a 2 Day Sea Kayaking Course!
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Win a 2 Day Sea Kayaking Course!

Win a 2 Day Sea Kayaking course by entering the competition on our Facebook Page.

There is also a prize for the person who refers the most friends to the competition!

Good luck!
by Paddle Lochaber
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Win a 2 Day Sea Kayaking Course!
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Win a 2 Day Sea Kayaking Course!

More details on our facebook page. Good luck!
by Paddle Lochaber
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 10% Discount on Paddle Lochaber courses
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: 10% Discount on Paddle Lochaber courses

This discount can be used to book any of our courses which include beginners courses and BCU Awards.
by Paddle Lochaber
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 10% Discount on Paddle Lochaber courses
Replies: 1
Views: 237

10% Discount on Paddle Lochaber courses

We are offering a 10% discount on all bookings placed online before the end of February. Just visit Paddle Lochaber , click 'Book online!' and enter discount code 'ukrgb'. We are a BCU Approved Paddlesport Provider who specialise in sea kayaking. We offer a variety of courses to suit those new to th...
by Paddle Lochaber
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Sea Kayaking Gift Vouchers
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Sea Kayaking Gift Vouchers

Sea Kayaking Gift Vouchers are now available from Paddle Lochaber.

Visit http://www.paddlelochaber.co.uk/voucher.html for more information.

The perfect gift this Christmas!
by Paddle Lochaber
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Level 6 Drysuit.
Replies: 16
Views: 1813

Re: Level 6 Drysuit.

I've had one for about two and a half years, it's been pretty well used and is still dry. I did have to replace the socks after the first year though, but that seems to be the same with all fabric dry socks. Rubberman was able to put some latex socks on for £35. If/ when it dies I'll definately get ...
by Paddle Lochaber
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hiring an Anas Acuta
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Hiring an Anas Acuta

There is a very old one hanging from the celling of the Ballachulish Tourist Information Centre, I've no idea if it's sea worthy though. It belongs to Paul Mills from http://www.seaxplorer.co.uk

Cheers
Mark
by Paddle Lochaber
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Used Sea Kayaks, WW Kayaks and Canoes for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Re: Used Sea Kayaks, WW Kayaks and Canoes for sale

The sale list has been updated, find the latest version at http://www.paddlelochaber.co.uk/for_sale.html

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Cheers
Mark
by Paddle Lochaber
Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Broken Corryvrecken - anyone else had a problem?^
Replies: 16
Views: 3745

Re: Broken Corryvrecken - anyone else had a problem?^

We had the exact same thing happen to a set of our Tybee paddles. I sent them to System X and they promptly sent me a new pair with out any fuss. If I hadn't seen this thread I'd have probably just assumend that being centre paddles they had been abused somewhere along the way and would have tried t...