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by Ceegee
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch rim screws, catch fabric etc
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Hatch rim screws, catch fabric etc

Chris Bolt On wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:31 am
I chose to use bolts when replacing a hatch
Your name says it all? 😂
by Ceegee
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 960

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

Trearrdur is a lovely spot. It's where the symposium runs a lot of the workshops. I remember a very cold swim (exhausted after a long day) when Mark Tozer demanded a final self rescue I just wasn't up to anymore. Everything stopped working, but he refused to let me off the hook. Eventually my daught...
by Ceegee
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch rim screws, catch fabric etc
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Hatch rim screws, catch fabric etc

Yep, they are Kajaksport hatches. http://kape-kayak.hu/images/boats/k1_hunter_510/k1_hunter_510_01.jpg Same as used by Rockpool, amongst others, who glue and DO NOT bolt. I do not believe in what so many do as normal practice - pounding a hatch cover on I spray a light coat of silicone lubricant on ...
by Ceegee
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch rim screws, catch fabric etc
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Hatch rim screws, catch fabric etc

adventureagent wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:20 pm
I might have clarified that this is a new boat and these hatches don't leak (yet).
In that case I'd go with Jim's suggestion, dome nuts. What manufacturer is it? Most I know of just glue.
by Ceegee
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch rim screws, catch fabric etc
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Hatch rim screws, catch fabric etc

I've never heard of a rim failing catastrophically (coming off suddenly). It will leak long before that. A leaking rim needs attention! Screws are a bad idea. They introduce point stresses, cracking, and potential leaks. There is a reason manufacturers don't use them and they are usually retrofitted...
by Ceegee
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 960

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

I'm the same generation, albeit I've been sea kayaking, on and off, since I was 14. At 14.4 ft and a beamy 26" (64cm for the 14.5L) the Dagger isn't really suitable for a serious sea kayak, especially in a challenging environment like Anglsey. You should be looking at 5m+ (17' and +/-22"). I think y...
by Ceegee
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Chinese carbon Greenland paddle £179 including postage.
Replies: 26
Views: 729

Re: Chinese carbon Greenland paddle £179 including postage.

There's a reason why they are so cheap, do we want to pay the non-monetary price of buying these? Actually £180 is a lot IMO, and certainly more then the £20 in WRC and another £25 for a block plane and draw knife that I spent on my first GP. I agree, the design looks poor, blade rounding, edges, l...
by Ceegee
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddles - suitable for a new kayaker
Replies: 24
Views: 1021

Re: Greenland Paddles - suitable for a new kayaker

Rgrc29 wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:49 pm
I find sculling a little harder as the GP doesn't have quite the same flat bite that an euro blade does, but happy to keep on practising.
With a GP you don't actually need to scull!
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by Ceegee
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Long swim.
Replies: 37
Views: 1963

Re: Long swim.

Wow Douglas! What an epic (and expensive) outing! Sometimes swimming just isn't an option anyhow. My last incident of any epicicity was a solo trip around Cap Formentor. Sea state on the south side was unfortunately an order of magnitude worse once rounding the Cape, requiring standing off several 1...
by Ceegee
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Long swim.
Replies: 37
Views: 1963

Re: Long swim.

This reminds me of https://youtu.be/2_i3SE3ECPY
. From 24:00 to avoid the tedious intro and clownishness. Swimming is generally a bad idea! This guys boat washed ashore intact and was quickly found, while he ended up swimming an entire night.
by Ceegee
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice and kayak wanted: for use with greenland paddle
Replies: 31
Views: 1147

Re: Advice and kayak wanted: for use with greenland paddle

. Yes make the edges nearly as sharp as a paper knife (experienced makers correct me if I'm wrong) That sounds a bit extreme. Whilst the example shown in the link is certain chunky, the edge needs to sit comfortably in the crook of your thumb, with the 1st finger joint curled around the opposite ed...
by Ceegee
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling
Replies: 59
Views: 2248

Re: Rolling

I'm far from an expert, certainly not a " know-all guy couldn't roll at all... just keen to be seen as an expert" , I've just got my basic 2 rolls, extended paddle and storm, still worse on the right than the left, despite 40 years of trying. My daughter is the big one on this, but one extra rolI I ...
by Ceegee
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling
Replies: 59
Views: 2248

Re: Rolling

It sounds like you are describing the Pawlata, "invented" by an early 20th century German kayaker - the first roll I ever learned in an old BAT in a municipal pool 45 years ago! Like the later American C to C, invented by Micky Mouse (yes!), these are reinventing the wheel. You don't necessarily nee...
by Ceegee
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordy HM 4sale - now sold
Replies: 4
Views: 661

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: 297

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: 297

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: 297

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: 616

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: 616

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: 661

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: 661

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: 6
Views: 629

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: 661

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: 18
Views: 791

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: 731

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: 731

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: 490

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: 888

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...