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by Stuart Yendle
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How difficult is kayaking with a sail?
Replies: 79
Views: 10971

Re: How difficult is kayaking with a sail?

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by Stuart Yendle
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How difficult is kayaking with a sail?
Replies: 79
Views: 10971

Re: How difficult is kayaking with a sail?

Fitted a Trail Wind 0.8 to my Greenland T last week. No wind to speak of on yesterdays paddle but couldn't help raising it in the small cross breeze near the end of the day. Typical really, non stop wind all year. Fitted it as far forward as I thought possible. Any closer and the sail would come too...
by Stuart Yendle
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flat earth sails for the UK
Replies: 33
Views: 7146

Re: Flat earth sails for the UK

Received my trade wind yesterday from Karitek. Has taken a while but Karitek kept me informed all the time. Next day delivery once I paid. In the instructions that came with it, the side stays/shrouds are set slightly back from the mast and the lines come up to a cleat on the deck. I suppose this cr...
by Stuart Yendle
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skye to Harris via Shiants trip July or August 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1516

Re: Skye to Harris via Shiants trip July or August 2015

This is a trip I've really wanted to do. I'll be coming up from South Wales to Skye on weekend of 12th September for a week. If there is a weather window and your available still let me know.
by Stuart Yendle
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How difficult is kayaking with a sail?
Replies: 79
Views: 10971

Re: How difficult is kayaking with a sail?

I hope to be getting a sail asap, probably wait for the Tradewind 80m to come out. I have a Tahe Marine Greenland T I want to fit it to but I assume due to the light construction of the Tahe boats compared to the British layup it is more than likely I will have to reinforce the deck and possibly the...
by Stuart Yendle
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayaking / beachcombing /sea glass
Replies: 10
Views: 2300

Re: sea kayaking / beachcombing /sea glass

I'm always searching for bits and pieces on the beach. I've just started making a few things out of some driftwood I've picked up, these are the first things I've made so far. Only trouble is the quality of finds aren't that great down here on the Bristol Channel, although if anyone is in the market...
by Stuart Yendle
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: hypermobility and wrist injury
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: hypermobility and wrist injury

Sounds like you may have tendentious or something, I would check it out with your doctor to be sure. I find sports physio good also. Maybe do some eccentric wrist curls to strengthen the forearm muscles, stretching and packing it with ice for ten minutes. Get a diagnosis then you have some idea how ...
by Stuart Yendle
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Steepholm rescue (& fine)
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: Steepholm rescue (& fine)

Go to Flat Holm instead. Most welcoming and friendly bunch of people I've met. Happy for you to camp and use their facilities. Would advise to give them notice first but eight of us once turned up in the middle of the night and they were more than happy to accommodate us. I've turned up unannounced ...
by Stuart Yendle
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Cag?
Replies: 17
Views: 3903

Re: Best Cag?

Thanks for all the replies, a few people have recommended the Kokatat jacket especially the Tropos because of the price, - - While the price of the Tropos is good, the Goretex is really much, much better - - - even at the price - - I know, it is expensive but if it's going to last me twice as long ...
by Stuart Yendle
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Cag?
Replies: 17
Views: 3903

Re: Best Cag?

Thanks for all the replies, a few people have recommended the Kokatat jacket especially the Tropos because of the price, so will definitely check that out at my local store. The Peak cags seem to be getting good reviews also. Apparently the problems with the Palm was an issue with the glue they were...
by Stuart Yendle
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Cag?
Replies: 17
Views: 3903

Re: Best Cag?

Basically looking for a expedition cag that's going to keep me protected in the worst of conditions. Thanks. Hi Stuart : Pointing out the obvious I suppose, but wouldn't a dry suit be more appropriate, especially in winter ? Phil Hi Phil, ideally yes but I've always got on ok with the two piece. Pl...
by Stuart Yendle
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Cag?
Replies: 17
Views: 3903

Best Cag?

I fancy treating myself to a new cag this winter. I've had my Palm Tasman for four years now, it's served me well but it's starting to break down. I'm torn between the Palm Alaska and the Peak Explorer, I kind of know what to expect from the Palm and would like to know more about the Peak. Has anyon...
by Stuart Yendle
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bristol Channel Rescue
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Bristol Channel Rescue

Not a snipe, I went out to Flat Holm in a sea kayak a few years ago when I first started out and managed to get myself into trouble. Granted in the right conditions you could potentially do it in a rubber dingy, although I wouldn't recommend with yesterdays forecast... 5 to 7 Moderate or Rough Rain ...
by Stuart Yendle
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bristol Channel Rescue
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Bristol Channel Rescue

Report here....http://hmcoastguard.blogspot.co.uk/2013 ... annel.html

Recovered boats, not your classic sea kayaks..
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by Stuart Yendle
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gower sea kayaking
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: Gower sea kayaking

Have set up a page on Facebook if your on there for sea kayakers of Wales. There's always a trip being organised you can tag along on or just ask advise etc..

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SeaKayakCymru/
by Stuart Yendle
Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Irish Sea Crossing
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Irish Sea Crossing

by Stuart Yendle
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Irish Sea Crossing
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Irish Sea Crossing

Camp at Rosslare, Ireland http://imageshack.us/a/img854/2509/p6020396.jpg Sun Rise http://imageshack.us/a/img593/4857/p6030417j.jpg Tusker Rock just off Rosslare http://imageshack.us/a/img51/6343/p6030420.jpg Ferry passing http://imageshack.us/a/img844/1922/p6030429.jpg http://img560.imageshack.us/i...
by Stuart Yendle
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Irish Sea Crossing
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Irish Sea Crossing

Thanks Dave I didn't realise this was on here. Mike I've edited everything that I can on the JustGiving page. The title is 'Irish Sea Crossing', it's only the address that is 2012 and I can't change that. Thanks for the support and donations. Here's a picture of the awful conditions we had, will do ...
by Stuart Yendle
Wed May 29, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp gelcoat repair
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Nordkapp gelcoat repair

I just did a repair on my gel coat. Put it off for ages but shouldn't have because it was so simple. I used this, if your hull is white.... http://www.force4.co.uk/4673/Plastic-Padding-Plastic-Padding---Gelcoat-Filler.html You get two tubes, mix an even amount of each together and slap it on with th...
by Stuart Yendle
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us your 'Cliff Buildings'
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Show us your 'Cliff Buildings'

These two buildings below have been built into the cliffs of the south Wales coastline, both date to around the 13th-14 century. I find it incredible and can't help but wonder what inspired people to go to great lengths to build in these exposed places. Are there many more buildings like these aroun...
by Stuart Yendle
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Welsh Sea Kayaking 'Marine Code' draft for comments...
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: New Welsh Sea Kayaking 'Marine Code' draft for comments.

Looks good Tom.

Something that might be worth adding is fishing from kayaks. I don't know if there are any rules or restricted areas? I don't fish myself.
by Stuart Yendle
Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Festive surfs South Wales?
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Festive surfs South Wales?

A couple of guys are taking sea kayaks out for a surf at Aberavon, I don't think I'll bother. Cheers anyway.
by Stuart Yendle
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Festive surfs South Wales?
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Festive surfs South Wales?

Might be able to get a few people out for the 27th for a play, 3m forecast sounds messy.
by Stuart Yendle
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayakers in S.wales area
Replies: 54
Views: 6376

Re: sea kayakers in S.wales area

Hi Kevin, blog post on there now, I tried to make an effort to get a few pictures of yourself and Steve. I started my blog as I had hundreds of photo's on my hard drive and it looked like a great way of cataloguing them in a diary. I really didn't expect anyone to read it and really couldn't care le...
by Stuart Yendle
Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayakers in S.wales area
Replies: 54
Views: 6376

Re: sea kayakers in S.wales area

Yes was a good day, and it's not looking to bad for your weeks off. Flat Holm wouldn't normally be a first trip for anyone but as the conditions were so perfect it wasn't going to be a problem for anyone. Yes the Charleston would be fine, it's similar to the Easky Chris was paddling. The main differ...
by Stuart Yendle
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayakers in S.wales area
Replies: 54
Views: 6376

Re: sea kayakers in S.wales area

by Stuart Yendle
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayakers in S.wales area
Replies: 54
Views: 6376

Re: sea kayakers in S.wales area

Cheers Hywel nice to meet up with you guys today, will have to do it again some time.

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by Stuart Yendle
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayakers in S.wales area
Replies: 54
Views: 6376

Re: sea kayakers in S.wales area

No prob Kev, maybe we'll do something down your end down the Gower if the weathers any good.

If anyone want to join us Saturday let me know...
by Stuart Yendle
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayakers in S.wales area
Replies: 54
Views: 6376

Re: sea kayakers in S.wales area

If weather holds, looks good so far, possible trip this saturday. Details to follow.
by Stuart Yendle
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Drysuit

psyalan wrote:What was worn before they came along.....
Seal skins but you'd have trouble finding one of them on ebay. :-)