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by mikehh
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Where to get composite fins..
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Where to get composite fins..

Hi a couple of option
1 )AS Watersports in Exeter -- I got some CJB fins from them earlier this year (on line order - good delivery)
2) M Pro Designs in the Bude area (internet orders) I believe Malcolm (the M in M Pro) used to mould Mega kayaks

Hope that helps
by mikehh
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: car keys
Replies: 24
Views: 3015

Re: car keys

Hi guys thanks for the replies, Chris's one particularly interests me, as over the years I've gone down the various routes of waterproof bags and containers when paddling sea kayaks and to some extent surf kayaks (noting Franky's point on attaching). But when paddling wave ski's I tend to just be in...
by mikehh
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: car keys
Replies: 24
Views: 3015

car keys

I can appreciate that modern car keys with remote operation and salt water don't mix that well, but I'm unable to get a useful answer from VW / Skoda as to whether the transponder in the key will survive immersion. Has anyone had any experience of this ? - If the transponder is sealed and so unaffec...
by mikehh
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BCU AGM / President / Unrest !
Replies: 16
Views: 2056

Re: BCU AGM / President / Unrest !

I get far more from the community pages of UK rivers than I do from the BCU. Add a third party insurance deal and that's all I need.
by mikehh
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BCU AGM / President / Unrest !
Replies: 16
Views: 2056

Re: BCU AGM / President / Unrest !

I certainly feel no affinity with the BCU. As a non competing paddler Canoe Wales offers a class of membership more suited to my requirements but it really grates that I'm blocked from joining them as I live in England (even if I paddle in Wales) . I presume this is because Canoe England have built ...
by mikehh
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Old Surf Kayak Catalogue Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

Re: Old Surf Kayak Catalogue Pictures

Hi thanks for posting the pictures, I had a P&H mark 2 surfer when they were a current model . A few years ago I picked up a Moccasin in really good condition and love surfing it as it picks up on the slightest swell. However at about the same time I also picked up an old P&H wave ski (remembering t...
by mikehh
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Valley (VCP) Skeet - Wave Ski
Replies: 0
Views: 487

Wanted Valley (VCP) Skeet - Wave Ski

Wanted Valley Skeet, a wave ski from late 1970s early 80s, they were just over 9ft long and other than the competition model, relied on one sliding along the seat pan to change the weight distribution. It may be that I'll be quite disappointed with the way they paddle after paddling modern skis, but...
by mikehh
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First Sea Kayak Used P&H Delphin
Replies: 13
Views: 2633

Re: First Sea Kayak Used P&H Delphin

I bought a Delphin as my first sea kayak when they first came out after trying several boats on a demo weekend at Summit to Sea in Anglesey. I wanted a boat that I felt confident in and not forever worried about tipping in as soon as conditions picked up. Its totally met my expectations in that resp...
by mikehh
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle dilemma/durability
Replies: 35
Views: 7960

Re: Paddle dilemma/durability

As to any manufacturers you may have overlooked, " Mitchel Blades " I haven't tried their cranked paddles, but I have a couple of pair of straights (predominantly carbon construction) and found them good, plus they are a UK company
by mikehh
Mon May 02, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delphin Corelite Version Reliability Hull P and H
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Delphin Corelite Version Reliability Hull P and H

Hi I bought a Delphin when they first came out after trying out a number boats (mine was actually a cosmetic second) For my type of paddling not doing much in the way of open water crossing but instead exploring the coast line it has been really good, its got the usual scuffs and a couple of slightl...
by mikehh
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: putting a sea kayak on the roof by yourself
Replies: 25
Views: 4949

Re: putting a sea kayak on the roof by yourself

Hi , whilst not the perfect solution I have a section of pre drilled flat metal bar that I bolt to the front roof bar using u bolts of the type used for securing racks etc . Thus I have a section of bar protruding 50 or so cms beyond the end of the roof bar . I can then lift one end of the kayak ont...
by mikehh
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2016 events and other stuff
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

Re: 2016 events and other stuff

Mike, thanks for putting this together, really appreciated - Mike
by mikehh
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SCA - Duncan Winning
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Re: SCA - Duncan Winning

I know very little about the SCA, but it seems that many of sports governing bodies loose track of their purpose and become self serving bodies with ever increasing overheads that require greater and greater membership costs just to support the structure they have created. Within canoeing I'd like t...
by mikehh
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2015 Events and Symposiums etc
Replies: 48
Views: 7492

Re: 2015 Events and Symposiums etc

Mike I cant add anything to your list, but thanks for taking the trouble to compile it, exactly what was needed
by mikehh
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The West Cornwall Sea Kayaking Meet 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4996

Re: The West Cornwall Sea Kayaking Meet 2015

Richard, thanks for organising this , I'll keep a look out for booking details etc , but I'm pretty sure I'll come along even if it is quite a long drive down - Mike
by mikehh
Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Puffin Island revelation
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: Puffin Island revelation

I find it best to keep a bilge pump handy when paddling in the area, a jet of salty water soon disperses them.
by mikehh
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Almost Sea Kayaking Gear !
Replies: 20
Views: 3526

Re: Almost Sea Kayaking Gear !

Thanks to everyone who took to trouble to reply / comment - Mike
by mikehh
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: keel eazy for seams?^
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: keel eazy for seams?

Not a reply , but I had also wondered whether it might work on seams so was keen to see any feed back that you got.
by mikehh
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Almost Sea Kayaking Gear !
Replies: 20
Views: 3526

Re: Almost Sea Kayaking Gear !

Jim thanks for taking the time to provide a really detailed reply - Mike
by mikehh
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Almost Sea Kayaking Gear !
Replies: 20
Views: 3526

Almost Sea Kayaking Gear !

Periodically I consider whether I can justify buying a second hand van for going away and lugging my sea kayak and other toys around. Looking at ads for VW transporter T5 and the equivalent sized Mercedes van, what is immediately apparent is that anything more than a few years old generally has 6 fi...
by mikehh
Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on club sea kayaks?
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: Advice on club sea kayaks?

Hi Richard, if you are looking at a mix of boats I wouldnt rule out a P&H Delphin, one can easily think these are a specialist surfing / rock hopping craft, but they are stable, manoeuvrable and dont give up as much speed as one might think.
Regards Mike
by mikehh
Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking in Brittany
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Re: Sea Kayaking in Brittany

Thanks for posting your video, from my recollections of visiting the area it caught things really well, so much so that I'll give serious thought to going over to Brittany next year.
Just out of curiosity what camera did you shoot it on, all seemed very professional.
by mikehh
Thu May 08, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: South West Sea Kayaking Meet 2014?
Replies: 71
Views: 10897

Re: South West Sea Kayaking Meet 2014?

Mark, I've just sent my £35, (went on your previously organised meet at Corfe Castle and that was really good)
by mikehh
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: South West Sea Kayaking Meet 2014?
Replies: 71
Views: 10897

Re: South West Sea Kayaking Meet 2014?

Mark, yes I'd certainly be interested, currently I've got quite a bit of flexibility on dates, but so I dont double book with family holidays and the like, as so as so have some tentative dates please let me know.

Regards Mike
by mikehh
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T Ford
Replies: 97
Views: 13608

Re: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T

At the risk of stating the obvious sea kayaking has evolved (and continues to evolve) and no one craft is ideal. I paddle a Delphin as my main interest is exploring the coast line, but clearly if I were doing lots of open water crossings then I'd be looking for a different craft and in those circums...
by mikehh
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: A massive thank you To Malcolm at Mega
Replies: 16
Views: 3547

Re: A massive thank you To Malcolm at Mega

I paddle a wave ski and was down in Bude during the autumn and knowing Maga was based somewhere in the area thought I'd track the place down. I wasn't in the immediate market for buying a kayak, just interested. Malcolm who I'd never met before took time out from what he was doing to show me around ...
by mikehh
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: waterproof cameras
Replies: 19
Views: 2122

Re: waterproof cameras

Thank you all for replying, some mixed experiences but generally tending to support my initial concerns about these sort of cameras, as such I wont immediately rush out to buy one in the sales but instead take a bit more time looking at the options.
by mikehh
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: waterproof cameras
Replies: 19
Views: 2122

waterproof cameras

Periodically I think I should get a camera to have tucked in my life jacket to snap the occasional photo whilst out and about, but when I look at typical waterproof digital cameras in dealers I'm always sceptical as to how effective the sealing is likely to be particularly around the battery / card ...
by mikehh
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Finnish Kayaker saves owl
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: Finnish Kayaker saves owl

The most I ever seem to find are bumble bees that have come down in the sea, but after 10 or 15 minutes on the deck they generally dry off and fly away. But saving an owl is in a totally different league - really great - well done - a worthwhile days kayaking.
by mikehh
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SOT leashes???
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: SOT leashes???

Hi not being into recreational or fishing SOTs I hadn't given this any thought , but as a wave ski paddler I use a leash. Surf board leashes should be more than adequate and if you haven't examined / used one they have a good deal of stretch in them , plus you can buy them in a variety of length fro...