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by Ceegee
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?
Replies: 9
Views: 635

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: 7
Views: 472

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: 1412

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: 468

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: 468

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: 1707

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: 468

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: 381

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: 5
Views: 998

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: 468

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: 468

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: 381

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: 1475

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: 1475

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: 477

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/
by Ceegee
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^
Replies: 23
Views: 6234

Re: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^

I don't visit here nearly as often as I should these days, so only saw this by chance, so many thanks for saving the photos etc. There is a link to the cutting video here if you are able to download and embed this?? https://youtu.be/lgx72uHamI0 Many thanks for reviving/saving this post. I still have...
by Ceegee
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thermal rash vests vs windproof cag
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

Re: Thermal rash vests vs windproof cag

@mcgruff. Rule #1 don't get seperated from the boat! Swimming is never an option. Certainly not in some of the west coast tidal streams. With a deckless ski reentry should be practiced until bombproof. If you doubt your ability to maibtain contact then get a leash and start to use it before things g...
by Ceegee
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cockpit identification
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Cockpit identification

I note from the floating photo it is an HM, which narrows it a bit further. I'm guessing it started life with an ocean cockpit. The seat bucket btw looks more like from a ww boat or surf shoe than a sea kayak, given the highish thigh lip and splayed leg position. What is the rear deck like? Day hatc...
by Ceegee
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cockpit identification
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Cockpit identification

Whatever it is, and the workmanship looks excellent btw, ☺ it was a long time ago. The single piece RDFs were only fitted to the very first mid 70's Nordys, and soon replaced with the black ABS screw-in inserts. That is not to say the cockpit wasn't fitted (much) later, but it looks aged with the de...
by Ceegee
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

Re: Building a plug

Worlds hottest city??? Probably best to build in the winter then :) even in our mild summer's a 1 lb pot of resin can go off in 10 mins. You could do worse than build a nice cedar strip and take a mould off it. That way the plug subsequently serves as a boat too. Check out http://www.etiennemuller.c...
by Ceegee
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

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To be fair, making a plug, then a mould, which needs to be particularly robust (tool coat or thick gelcoat, 5+ layers of CSM, reinforing ribs and flanges) is a LOT of work if you are just making one boat. building a nice cedarstrip is about the same work as making the plug alone.
by Ceegee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 21
Views: 3383

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Llanca, Costa Brava, Spain (Catalonia) April 13-19

https://pagaia.club/simposium/?lang=en
by Ceegee
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice - cracks and hairline cracks in gelcoat
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Advice - cracks and hairline cracks in gelcoat

There are strange, very fine, circular swirl marks on the gel coat. For the life of me I can't imagine what caused them :o) :o) Hi Douglas, it is just an optical effect. Micro scratches (and I mean MICRO!!! - all surfaces have them) when lit from a certain angle show up tangential to the light sour...
by Ceegee
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West Cork - recommend me - -
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: West Cork - recommend me - -

Hi Mike, old head is great fun, make sure you get tide and swell right to go through the tunnels. A figure 8 course out of garrylucas or the speckled door (free parking and put in at both, and within walking distance of each other so no shuttle needed). MIZEN is fantastic. Barleycove to Dunmanus tak...
by Ceegee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boat for tiny person
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: Boat for tiny person

Dont firget the Pilgrim either, myself I would say Isel or Romany, but beware the LV, there are, according to some, issues with the seat placement and fore/aft balance.
by Ceegee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lightning
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: Lightning

Watch TITS (this is the sea) for a pretty close call of Justines' . Imo safest bet would be to get in the water and swim until it passes over
by Ceegee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Buying
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Kayak Buying

You are the same age as me when I started in 1974! Join a club, get free coaching, meet nice people with cars, driving licences and roofracks, follow a coaching scheme. With disinterested parents but the support of adult club paddlers, i went through the BCU schemes to advanced sea proficiency (4*) ...
by Ceegee
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New boats worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Re: New boats worth it?

Remember the raw materials alone cost £300-£500 depending on resin used, carbon, Kevlar etc. Then another £300+ for hatches, footrest, skeg, rdf's etc. Then add 40 man hours work at what, £20? The manufacturer's cost of building a kayak is easily £1600, add delivery, dealer margins, advertising, cos...
by Ceegee
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak

While I agree that for a new boat you can expect a flawless product, kayaks by their nature are an artisanal one off, and this damage imo is minor and cosmetic and relates to the add on keel stop and doesn't compromise the hull. It seems that the gel (flow coat) cover on top of the keel strip tape h...
by Ceegee
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cooking with sea water
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Cooking with sea water

If you use dilute sea water for cooking, do you use the same dilution ratio for sea water from different seas? No! In the Aland islands (northern baltic) we used it neat for rice, pasta etc. It was also fine for washing brushing teeth etc. The salt concentration is about 1% there. In the med it can...