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by Jon352
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Old Surf Kayak Catalogue Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 587

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: 587

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: 587

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: 587

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: 156
Views: 47505

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: 127
Views: 25745

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: 127
Views: 25745

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: 127
Views: 25745

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: 127
Views: 25745

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: 1210

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: 1210

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: 1210

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...
by Jon352
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Only Ewe...
Replies: 13
Views: 1622

Re: Only Ewe...

Fantastic photos, but with a thread title like that I was expecting sheep. Like these two ladies on the summit of Ben Vorlich a few weeks ago. Ewenited we stand... http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/Ewenited2_zps63931dfe.jpg~original Sorry! Just ignore me, I'm a raven loony. http://i10....
by Jon352
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: How to improve your sight at sea...
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: How to improve your sight at sea...

I have found bi-focal safety glasses to be very effective, available in clear or various tints, quite scratch resistant.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CE-Wraparound ... 4d09c99b77
by Jon352
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland paddling technique
Replies: 15
Views: 1798

Re: Greenland paddling technique

scameron, If I understand your description correctly, I have been doing exactly the same thing, also since May last year when I was shown this technique by Turner Wilson at the Scottish Sea Kayak symposium. Although I still use the lower angle canted blade technique occasionally, I much prefer the h...
by Jon352
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 3485

Re: Greenland Kayak

I have to agree with Greenlandpaddler Mike about the Greenland T, it's great fun and very versatile. Since I bought my Greenland T just over a year ago my NDK Explorer has only been out when I've lent it to a friend to use. On occasions, when both my boats were on the same trip the Explorer was obvi...
by Jon352
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sticks?
Replies: 24
Views: 2769

Re: sticks?

Mr Ed, I liked your thread hi-jack, and as a Greenland paddling enthusiast I would agree that it’s completely pointless. Being able to roll 38 times yadda yadda but never going anywhere to do it in anger. ;-) It’s bit like trying out all the techniques in the Kama Sutra without producing any offspri...
by Jon352
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sticks?
Replies: 24
Views: 2769

Re: sticks?

I decided last autumn that I needed something new to keep me occupied during my club’s weekly pool sessions, so I thought I’d try Greenland rolling. Although I would like to have a go at making my own GP sometime, in order to start rolling as soon as possible I chose to buy a paddle. Like Dave28, I ...
by Jon352
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GoPro Timelapse
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: GoPro Timelapse

Thanks for the advice guys. I’ve got some suitably sized CF tube that will be good for mounts; old RC helicopter tailbooms. Ceegee - you’re right about the wet ride. The Greenland T is my day trip/playboat; fast and manoeuvrable but the long low front doesn’t have much lift in steep, short seas, and...
by Jon352
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GoPro Timelapse
Replies: 9
Views: 842

GoPro Timelapse

On a trip from Keyhaven to Yarmouth and back on Saturday I decided to try out the timelapse feature on my GoPro. Set to take pictures every thirty seconds the majority of shots were of little interest, but there were enough good ones to make the experiment worthwhile. I'll do it again, but will try ...
by Jon352
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What a great day we had yesterday.
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: What a great day we had yesterday.

Douglas, I'm sure that the Clyde is every bit as interesting as the Thames, I'd like to paddle there oneday. As for variety, how many people realise that you can find quiet sandy beaches in central London, or a pyramid in Bedfordshire? Regards, Jon http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/Can...
by Jon352
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What a great day we had yesterday.
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: What a great day we had yesterday.

Douglas, That looks great. In contrast, on the Thames yesterday we had no wind and no sun, but I did have my GP, pictured here at Richmond Lock.

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by Jon352
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Useful Storage Bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Useful Storage Bracket

The car is an AC 3000ME.

If I could store my Greenland T anywhere inside my house I would - it does spend quite a bit of time in the hall which, conveniently, is eighteen feet long. Gets in the way a bit though.

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by Jon352
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Useful Storage Bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Useful Storage Bracket

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/KayakStore1.jpg This handy bracket helped me sort out my sea kayak storage problem quickly and easily, so I thought I’d share it here. I’m lucky that my garage is long enough to fit sea kayaks in, but it is very narrow so it’s not practical to carry b...
by Jon352
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: jetskis
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: jetskis

Also seen in Bedford this summer, as demonstrated by Jet Boots Bob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-zgjusrBgQ
by Jon352
Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: C1 roll - video?
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: C1 roll - video?

A short clip of me rolling my converted Perception Arc C1. I used to do C1 slalom thirty years ago, and still have the boat. Unfortunately my legs just can't stand being compressed into it anymore, so I had a go at converting my Arc K1 into a C1. The mechanics of the conversion were simple and worke...
by Jon352
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaks and austin Mini's
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Sea Kayaks and austin Mini's

I've used my Midas, a classic Mini based kit car, to transport my whitewater boats a lot without any trouble - it has the added advantage that it goes under the height restricter at my local riverside carpark where my other normal size car wont. I put my Explorer on it because I couldn't resist the ...
by Jon352
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A model outing on the Cam
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: A model outing on the Cam

The history behind the model: I was given the model kayak in 1977 by a friend at college. It was made by Tyne Canoes and, by pure coincidence and unbeknown to my friend, was virtually identical to my first ever kayak, a Tyne Senior in the same blue and white colour scheme. It's made in exactly the s...
by Jon352
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A model outing on the Cam
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

A model outing on the Cam

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/wwaction1.jpg http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/wwaction2.jpg http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/wwaction3.jpg http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/wwaction4.jpg http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/wwa...
by Jon352
Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: History of Slalom boats
Replies: 156
Views: 47505

Re: History of Slalom boats

Contributions from Pyranha and Jaycee: http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/Canoeing/Pyranha1.jpg http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/Canoeing/Pyranha2.jpg http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/Canoeing/Pyranha3.jpg http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/Camwader/Can...