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by Jon352
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Olympus Waterproof Cameras
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Olympus Waterproof Cameras

Thanks for that Chris - I didn't think of that, but handy to know if it should happen again. A bonus with my repair was that I sent the camera back minus battery, and it came back with one in.
by Jon352
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Olympus Waterproof Cameras
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Olympus Waterproof Cameras

I had a Tough 8000 which I really liked, but unfortunately dropped it into the sea with the battery compartment door open - end of T8000. I replaced it with a TG-835 which has been great. In order to avoid being without a camera if the TG-835 should become unavailable, I bought a TG-5 as a back-up, ...
by Jon352
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

Sorry about that - the good thing is your original advert is still at the top of the thread and will be the first thing anyone sees when they click on the for sale page. Most people won't bother scrolling down to the rest of the bumf.
by Jon352
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

Beryl, I'm not sure how Flickr manage their statistics - individual photos within the album have more views, but still not that many. My model kayaks, including a Shrike, get a lot more interest. A full size Shrike is on my list of retirement projects. In Flickr, when you're on the album top page, t...
by Jon352
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

Ben, I've seen photos of several early Anas Acutas in clear gel coat, I think it was probably the base option. Mine is nice and light at 18kg, but I put that down to it having no bulkheads, hatches or any other modern accoutrements. Mine was out on the river last Sunday - I took the Angmagssalik las...
by Jon352
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

Ben, Mine is in remarkably good condition for its age. I've replaced the footrest and deck fittings, fitted a better seat (original kept for re-fit if required) and that's about it. The join seam is entirely intact, but not entirely attached - it's loose in places but I haven't got round to sorting ...
by Jon352
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new

This is my early/mid '70s boat

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by Jon352
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood
Replies: 28
Views: 3301

Re: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood

Quite a few of the responses above mention the usefulness of being able to stow two-part Greenland paddles on front or back decks, but in my experience it is quite practical and far more useful to have a complete paddle to hand. I have no trouble with a 220cm paddle on the front deck of any of my ka...
by Jon352
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood
Replies: 28
Views: 3301

Re: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood

I’m no expert, but here are some observations from my own experience. I bought my first stick because I wanted to have a go at some of the Greenland rolls I had seen on Youtube and other internet sites. At the time - mid 2012 - there weren't many sticks advertised anywhere on line, but I found Chris...
by Jon352
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Re: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project

I wouldn't either, but Geoff Hunter didn't have a lot of choice half a century ago. It will be interesting to take it out in some waves, but mine is going to spend most of its time on flat water, for which it seems eminently suitable. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/geoff-and-nimrod-ride-ag...
by Jon352
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Re: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project

Beryl, I used a much simpler bungee method on my Anas Acuta which I thought would be more versatile, but I'm going to refit it with my Angmagssalik version which works really well. The black balls on the paddle trap are from small bungee tie down loops - I got a packet of ten at my local garden cent...
by Jon352
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Re: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project

I enjoyed my first paddle in the Angmagssalik today. The river was in flood so the conditions weren’t ideal, but the kayak was ready to go and I couldn’t wait. No rolling yet though, as the water was full of debris and who knows what. It’s definitely the most tippy of my sea kayaks, but not unpleasa...
by Jon352
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Re: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project

Peter, There is no front compartment on this one, the only bulkhead is behind the cockpit. I have been making progress on removing the old flaky surface coating - it helps that I can put the boat up high out of the way in the workshop when I'm not working on it, rather than fiddle it back in to the ...
by Jon352
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Re: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project

PlymouthDamo, Thanks for the advice - I had considered those options, but in the short term I will leave the deck alone. I haven't paddle this boat or any other Angmagssalik, so I'd like to try it in standard form before making any alterations. Also, leaving it standard means it will be usable soone...
by Jon352
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Re: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project

Pedro, I don't think it would be possible to get a nice even plywood finish now as it's so patchy, so I'll go for a paint finish - probably white. Yesterday I started prodding and poking, and ended up making significant progress in removing loose seam taping and old varnish. The keel and chine seams...
by Jon352
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project

https://i.ibb.co/s3T19Ms/P9137302.jpg I have just bought an old Kayel Angmagssalik restoration project which I found on Ebay. There is no history available for the boat as it was found and sold on by a house clearance outfit - they had no luck selling it at car boot sales because nobody had the mea...
by Jon352
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 10925

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?^

Sold for £107.
by Jon352
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 10925

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?^

I asked the seller to provide a bit more detail on the boat's condition, and he later amended the listing to say that it is an Angmassilik built from a Granta kit, never finished, never been on the water. I put in a bid but that has been passed now, (£104) by an Ebayer with a (0) rating. I wasn't pr...
by Jon352
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Old Surf Kayak Catalogue Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Re: Old Surf Kayak Catalogue Pictures

Thanks for the magazine link Paddy - browsing through that brought back a lot of memories.
by Jon352
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Old Surf Kayak Catalogue Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Re: Old Surf Kayak Catalogue Pictures

I only ever had one surf kayak, and I can't remember what it was - it was over 35 years ago.

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by Jon352
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Old Surf Kayak Catalogue Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Re: Old Surf Kayak Catalogue Pictures

Sorry Mike, I've only got the one VCP catalogue and it's not in there.
by Jon352
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Old Surf Kayak Catalogue Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Old Surf Kayak Catalogue Pictures

From the Gaybo catalogue circa 1976: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/598/32149453502_63522d329d_b.jpg From the Valley Canoe Products catalogue circa 1977: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/316/32259904876_a708c48772_b.jpg From the P&H Fibreglass catalogue circa 1979: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/653/3145...
by Jon352
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: History of Slalom boats
Replies: 177
Views: 60896

Re: History of Slalom boats

Here's something of a rarity from the late seventies, a Krakatoa Switch. It's been on for at least a couple of months - I contacted the vendor to see if he was an old friend who had one, but it wasn't him. I sold my old Apollo Ultragil from the early eighties on Ebay in the autumn - got a whopping £...
by Jon352
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 539
Views: 61666

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Jim, you're not wrong. Have a look at this diorama in 1/72nd scale - I wish I had modelling skills like that.

http://www.diorama-dreamland.at/index.php?id=35
by Jon352
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 539
Views: 61666

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Nick, there's no trick photography or photoshopping involved, it's all 1/6th scale.
by Jon352
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 539
Views: 61666

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Nick, It's quite simple. I took a set of your plans and draughted them out at 16.67% full size, then cut out some bits of 1/16th inch ply, stitched and glued a hull, tacked on a 1/64th inch ply deck, slapped on some paint and varnish, and Bob's your uncle. Easier said than done, but not too hard rea...
by Jon352
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 539
Views: 61666

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Nick, I see you've found my toys. You can tell I'm more of a modeller than a sea kayaker. Regards, Jon
by Jon352
Sat May 21, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A Nice Old Anas Acuta
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: A Nice Old Anas Acuta

Steve, Thanks for the bulkhead advice, but I don’t intend putting bulkheads in this boat as it’s not likely to be used on the sea or open water. I already have two other capable sea kayaks (NDK Explorer and Tahe Greenland T) so the Anas Acuta can stay original. I intend to use it as a river/rolling ...
by Jon352
Sun May 15, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A Nice Old Anas Acuta
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: A Nice Old Anas Acuta

Nick, I had seen this picture of your restored AA when I was researching the boat, and I thought that if they can look that good then I really ought to go for it.
by Jon352
Sun May 15, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A Nice Old Anas Acuta
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

A Nice Old Anas Acuta

The Anas Acuta was probably the first sea kayak I set eyes on as a teenager in the mid 1970’s at the Canoe Exhibition at Crystal Palace. I still have the VCP catalogue from that time that is missing the Anas Acuta picture because I cut it out to use in a college project about kayaking. When I saw th...