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by Ceegee
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordy HM 4sale - now sold
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Nordy HM 4sale

Now Sold.
by Ceegee
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordkap HM again! - now sold
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Nordkap HM again!

Sold. Many thanks!
by Ceegee
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordkap HM again! - now sold
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Nordkap HM again!

Hi Runswick you have a PM, make me an offer, it is more about finding a good home than the cash
by Ceegee
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordkap HM again! - now sold
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Nordkap HM again! - now sold

I need to urgently move back to Spain before everything locks down again. I thought of ebaying this but am just not up to it, so best offer secures, subject to collecting in Comrie, Central Scotland PH62LN before end of the month, or else it will have to unfortunately go in the skip, as I have nowhe...
by Ceegee
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Restoration of P&H Umnak Icefloe
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Restoration of P&H Umnak Icefloe

The easiest test is if you can snip a few threads and put in a gas lighter flame. Diolen, a polyester melts and burns. Woven roving, being glass, just glows, whitens then crumbles.
by Ceegee
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Restoration of P&H Umnak Icefloe
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Restoration of P&H Umnak Icefloe

@ charleston14. 50p is about the size of the cut-out for a pump outlet, or if widening to fit a day hatch to the chimp pump hole. Thanks for the tip on cheap foam. Been looking too, just ordered.
by Ceegee
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordy HM 4sale - now sold
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Nordy HM 4sale

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by Ceegee
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordy HM 4sale - now sold
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Nordy HM 4sale

Couple of pics. Sorry issue with hosting/links. PM me and I can email.
by Ceegee
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted sea kayak in Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Wanted sea kayak in Scotland

Got a Nordkapp HM just listed, near Crieff. Old, but it's THE expedition classic. I'm 6'1" and 13st.
by Ceegee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordy HM 4sale - now sold
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Nordy HM 4sale - now sold

Bit tatty, hatches fine, usual dings and chips for a 30yo boat. Restoration project not got round to. Tatty but serviceable. Yellow deck and hull, black seam a bit chipped, ocean cockpit, round hatches, modified hull rear skeg (HM), two bulkheads and chimp pump rear cockpit deck i.e. no day hatch. A...
by Ceegee
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch rim sealant not cured ?
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Hatch rim sealant not cured ?

It would help if you identified the kayak and hatch type, e.g. Valley, Kajaksport, other proprietary make. Bear in mind that although rims leak, so do covers, so it may be both, especially if a lot of water is involved, so check hatch covers for cracks too. A light spray of silicone on the inside of...
by Ceegee
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Refurbish Kayak Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Refurbish Kayak Problem

Because deck line fittings are usually strengthened with a patch of extra glass mat when built in from the start, a good tip when retro fitting is to back them with a larger (1-1/4") STAINLESS STEEL washer. If you smear the contact side with a generous dab of Sikaflex, this will help spread the load...
by Ceegee
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Refurbish Kayak Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Refurbish Kayak Problem

Congrats on the Seaking. I was very tempted myself, but yet ANOTHER kayak (to add to the current 6) NO! I actually worked on the original plug for this boat, built by Geoff Bent in Norfolk in the 70's. Kajaksport do a great range of fittings, hatches etc. Can only recommend them. Post here if you ne...
by Ceegee
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie looking for resources to help kayak safely around the Isle of Purbeck
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Newbie looking for resources to help kayak safely around the Isle of Purbeck

Indeed! And as races go, that is quite benign, also on a SoT you don't necessarily have the directional stability (tracking) or turn of speed to cope with major flows. That said, timing is everything. I was crossing the Falls of Lora yesterday at around 9pm - ebbing neaps - (on the bridge, no kayak ...
by Ceegee
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Irish Sea crossing from Campbeltown?
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Irish Sea crossing from Campbeltown?

From the southern tip of Islay it looks very tempting I've thought the same thing, but it is 30km to Rathlin, then another 10km to the Antrim coast. I've not paddled those waters myself, but my daughter tells me the tides and overalls around Rathlin are horrendous, worst seas she encountered in her...
by Ceegee
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak in Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Sea Kayak in Africa

Image

In case I wasn't making the point clearly enough. Namibia, 1,500km of this!

The water temperature is 12-15°C too!
by Ceegee
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayaking course recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: sea kayaking course recommendations

Two excellent course providers in the SW are: https://britishseakayaks.co.uk/ and https://www.seakayakingcornwall.com/

There are many more, just Google. Once/if Wales and Scotland open up you are spoiled for choice.
by Ceegee
Sun May 31, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak in Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Sea Kayak in Africa

Or maybe start with an easier project? South America or Australia? Even Freya has shied away from Africa.
by Ceegee
Sun May 31, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak in Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Sea Kayak in Africa

Talk to some locals for advice. The team at Kazkazi are great. https://kayak.co.za/

The other one to check out is Riaan Manser who soled around Madagascar, 5,000km in 11 months.
by Ceegee
Wed May 27, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak in Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Sea Kayak in Africa

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

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by Ceegee
Wed May 27, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak in Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 498

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: 7
Views: 901

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: 1003

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: 10
Views: 615

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: 1060

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: 517

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: 1638

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: 1638

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.