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by Ceegee
Wed May 27, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak in Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Sea Kayak in Africa

The SE coast is one of the world hotspots for freak waves too

https://magicseaweed.com/news/how-the-c ... ork/10997/
by Ceegee
Wed May 27, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak in Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Sea Kayak in Africa

Be prepared for big swell, I mean BIG, and ALL the time. It makes landings deadly. There are many isolated beach landings, most with killer surf, and many cliff sections, with zero landing, and inlets and safe harbours are few and far between along the Wild Coast and Garden Route. This is Hout Bay i...
by Ceegee
Thu May 21, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Foam
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Foam

I must admit it is creepy stuff, especially when you hit patches deeper than you are tall. Here's me at Dungeons, off the Cape of Good Hope. Mind you, there was a 9m swell that day!! http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd335/Karelian999/CT%202014/CTDungeons4_zpsfb2696ac.jpg http://i529.photobucket.co...
by Ceegee
Thu May 14, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayaking beginner
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Sea kayaking beginner

Hmmm, at BMI 28, (similar to me btw), that's verging on the chunky monkey, so self rescues get a bit harder (just joking)! One thing not mentioned yet, why not spend the 1st £100 on a bit of decent introductory coaching? Some excellent coaches down there, Rick Cooper in Devon and Jeff Allen in Cornw...
by Ceegee
Thu May 14, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mediterranean Kayaking Locations
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Mediterranean Kayaking Locations

I can only but highly recommend Rod's outfit, paddled twice with him, once just daily hire for two days, once a dedicated weeks circumnavigate of milos. Sardinia is supposed to be excellent, but for ease of access flights or drive, Spain takes some beating. Both Cap de Creus - contact Marc Martin Al...
by Ceegee
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gelcoat advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Re: Gelcoat advice needed

Thanks for that, just the info I was hoping for, see also my posts on Yellerbellys Alas for sale thread. Some nice pics would really round off your post.


Thanks in advance???
by Ceegee
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skeg repair - Derek Hutchinson Orion
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Skeg repair - Derek Hutchinson Orion

I'm guessing the bung will have to be long enough to compress tightly enough to hold the skeg in place, but narrow enough in diameter to still allow the skeg blade to rotate freely if expanded under the end compression. I was thinking maybe a stainless steel washer of a slightly smaller diameter tha...
by Ceegee
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

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

The Quaanaaq got sold to a girl in Dunoon/Bute a while back (they are a bit on the small side, 19" wide and around 250 litres). She had a really nice blog about greenland rolling etc. but seems to have disappeared of late.
by Ceegee
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

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

Yes, that's me, but I'm not so hot on the finishes. Your gel coat revamp on the Anas turned out great (looks like new) so I was hoping for something approaching that on my old HM, thanks for the tips and photos anyhow. I was inspired, so I'll give it my best shot when I get a chance.
by Ceegee
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

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

If you think about it every bit of glassfibre and polyethylene you have ever paddled still exists somewhere in the environment.
Too true, mostly at the bottom of the garden or back of the garage in my case
by Ceegee
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

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

Thanks for that, and the link to Nicks excellent thread too. Specifically, I was interested in your gelcoat restoration. I have a few bad star cracks etc., and was wondering did you just cut back and polish or actually grind off (most, all in parts) and re-coat, then sculpt, shape and polish? I'm to...
by Ceegee
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta - early 80s - better than new
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

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

Yellerbelly wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:50 pm


Original shell sanded back, repaired, refinished....
Ben, at the risk of further hijacking, I would love to see details on how you did this, what the original state was etc. I have an HM that could do with a work over. Any chance of a post on the restoration?
by Ceegee
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: new from British Canoeing
Replies: 17
Views: 1530

Re: new from British Canoeing

All other things aside, and coming myself from an informal club background, I can only agree with the majority sentiment expressed here...
by Ceegee
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: new from British Canoeing
Replies: 17
Views: 1530

Re: new from British Canoeing

twopigs wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:45 am
I hear that there has been a large kick back from clubs, not just contributors here. Let's hope BC listen to their members!


I think and hope you mean "push back". Kick back conjours up a rather less savoury response, at least in my mind.
by Ceegee
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?

Not sure about the tautology (a greenland style kayak with hard chines) or the dodgy looking high braces around 5:20 (oooh my poor shoulders) but the kayak looked lovely (but drill a pinhole in the bulkheads before the hatches get sucked in). Someone should ask Freya, Cheri or Helen to put it throug...
by Ceegee
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?

At €1,590 for the glass fibre and €2,445 for the carbon Bylgja they seem pretty reasonable for a high cost economy like Norway. Wonder where they are made? I'm guessing the slightly smaller Idun might be a bit cheaper even? Like the hard chine hull! Prices fron a German importer https://paddelstore....
by Ceegee
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Seals riding on deck!
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

Re: Seals riding on deck!

This tends to resolve the issue (only joking before the animal rights squad get going), but after all, it's what our boats were built for...
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by Ceegee
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaking from Inverkip to Ireland.. Advice please.
Replies: 14
Views: 2083

Re: Kayaking from Inverkip to Ireland.. Advice please.

I thought the OP was deluded then, and I still think it is a deluded ambition now: attempting the North Channel solo with zero open crossing or tidal experience. Given the lack of response to what were several detailed, in depth and well meant responses, I can only assume the OP was trolling, or tha...
by Ceegee
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Åland charts
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Åland charts

Maps now sold
by Ceegee
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Åland charts
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Åland charts

Half price ie €50 sounds good. I will check what postage would be and let you know. Otherwise where are you in France? I will be driving through in March/April if you are not in a hurry.
by Ceegee
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood
Replies: 26
Views: 2445

Re: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood

Carbon gp's are very nice but a bit posy imo. I started into this with a home made WRC paddle which cost about £20 in materials (8' of carefully selected straight grain 4x2" WRC and tung oil) and about the same for a block plane, surform and spoke shave. I still have the paddle and tools after 10 ye...
by Ceegee
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Åland charts
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Åland charts

Bump, any offers?
by Ceegee
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Yostwerks SoF
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: Yostwerks SoF

Gone to good home.
by Ceegee
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Old Nordkapp or Pintail wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Old Nordkapp or Pintail wanted

@Davis S. Hi David, , I emailed you about the Nordy HM. I'm near Loch Tay (Crieff) and would be interested. Please feel free to PM me. Steve
by Ceegee
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Åland charts
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Åland charts

Maps are in central Scotland btw, not my Avatar location Mallorca
by Ceegee
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Åland charts
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Åland charts

Set of two nautical chart books of the Åland Archipelago, Finland. Each is a book of circa 30 charts of the eastern and western halves respectively. Vintage 2005 but fine for kayaking. Essential to planning any expedition to the area. €55 new each, but just make me an offer or I will accept any swap...
by Ceegee
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Yostwerks SoF
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Yostwerks SoF

http://yostwerks.org/ free to good home. Half-finished materials for two yostwerks high-tech skin-on-frame Greenland kayaks. Unfinished projects that are likely to remain that way due to other priorities, but that I would like to see go to a good home. Includes: Two rolls of black reinforced PVC fab...
by Ceegee
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can't choose
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: Can't choose

Oh, and if you want a high fore deck for feet, maybe consider the Rockpool Taran family, or similar offers from Tiderace such as the Pace
by Ceegee
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can't choose
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: Can't choose

Nanuk in Germany have (had?) demo Rockpool boats, but probably as cheap and easy to travel to Anglesey. Or contact Mike Webb at Rockpoom for suggestions. Immensely helpful guy. Or why not take your time, attend a few symposia, maybe do a bit of training and use the opportunity to either demo some bo...
by Ceegee
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: BUOYANCY VEST OR INFLATABLE LIFE JACKET?
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: BUOYANCY VEST OR INFLATABLE LIFE JACKET?

Kokatat make a combination, part PFD part lifejacket. Not tried on myself, but have their drysuit and PFD, excellent bits of kit, and the sea02 gets decent reviews if rather pricey.
https://paddling.com/gear/kokatat-sea02-hybrid-pfd/