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by Ceegee
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SoT with sit-in performance
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: SoT with sit-in performance

Thanks to all for the various suggestions. At least there are options out there. I currently do take the odd roll to cool off, but the inside of the cockpit still becomes "unpleasant" after an hours paddle in 30° heat to say the least. The reason for a long, thin SoT was to be able to undertake coas...
by Ceegee
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SoT with sit-in performance
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: SoT with sit-in performance

eBay and gumtree have several dozen sit on top "sea" kayaks being listed per day - often for very little. One may turn out to be suitable by sheer coincidence. You could look into the folding/inflatable route as well if it is only for glassy water. Yes, thanks, but it's a case of right place, right...
by Ceegee
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SoT with sit-in performance
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: SoT with sit-in performance

That it exactly. At 57cm beam and 4.9m long, plus only 120kg load it fits the bill. Thanks Pathbrae!
by Ceegee
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SoT with sit-in performance
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: SoT with sit-in performance

SoTs where you sit at least partially below the waterline That may be the problem - there may not be much market for boats that will retain a puddle in the cockpit. The alternative would be a dinghy type self bailer, but it requires a reasonable speed to work and is liable to damage if you forget t...
by Ceegee
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SoT with sit-in performance
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: SoT with sit-in performance

Hi CeeGee I noted that you were on the Shrike thread. Did you build one? There appeared to be a couple of folks who lived in a warmer climate than the UK and constructed SOT versions. I liked the look of the SOT's which I think P4ddy has just bought from the point of view of having a console (knee ...
by Ceegee
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SoT with sit-in performance
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: SoT with sit-in performance

Thanks Jim, the V7 looks like an option. Meanwhile also found this, the Comanche. Sadly 2nd hand, and sold. Any idea who makes them and where? https://a0.amlimg.com/NWJjOTliYmVkMjUzNDBiOWM2MjRjZTU0MTk2MDRmOTdyYKsZ3v8MxVxGL0qzZaj9aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmFkc2ltZy5jb20vYjMzYzU1ZDk0NTQ5N2U0ZGQ2YjYzMDcxNWEzYjN...
by Ceegee
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SoT with sit-in performance
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: SoT with sit-in performance

Thanks guys, yes the Kazkazi boats are one option. I've paddled with them in the Cape. Unfortunately they don't seem to be available here, and if, at what price? The US prices ($2,370) are a lot compared to the South African (R17,500~£850). I might plum for a Midway if I can get to try one. It's for...
by Ceegee
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SoT with sit-in performance
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: SoT with sit-in performance

Tub 😲😳, from all the searching I've done its probably one of the least tubby available. It's certainly extremely capable and light. Dimitri of Northseakayak would take his 14miles out into the birth sea in rough conditions. It's not an attack, and each to his own, but at 4" wider than the average, ...
by Ceegee
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SoT with sit-in performance
Replies: 28
Views: 767

SoT with sit-in performance

Are there any low volume PE SoTs where you sit at least partially below the waterline, and are around 22" (55cm) beam and at least 15' long? I'm looking for sea kayak performance and sea handling, but with the absence of a closed deck, for a warm climate and so that hopping on/off for a swim is easy...
by Ceegee
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hands 'clamping' on paddle
Replies: 32
Views: 796

Re: Hands 'clamping' on paddle

The upper hand with wide spread fingers, pushing with the base of the fingers won't cramp. Yes, the hand needs to act like a cleft stick or "Y" on the shaft, the fingers curled just enough to stop it slipping free, and ideally the force should be on the web between thumb and fingers, with the back ...
by Ceegee
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hands 'clamping' on paddle
Replies: 32
Views: 796

Re: Hands 'clamping' on paddle

There is no pushing hand in a good forward paddling technique, according to Ivan Lawler. The push is the body rotation. We have one trainer, decades of paddling, sea kayaker who would say 70% was in the push. Exaggeration maybe but to get the point across, body rotation not arm bending to get power...
by Ceegee
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rainbow Kayaks
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Rainbow Kayaks

I've paddled a rental in Greece. They really are generic tubs, not particularly sharp lines, fast or structurally stable. I'd be inclined to give them a miss for UK waters unless its basically for a bit of cheap bimbling off the local beach.
by Ceegee
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Eddyline Fathom LV for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Eddyline Fathom LV for sale

Sorry for interrupting a sales post but those soft chines are similar to an Alaw Bach or Romany, probably two of the most forgiving boats on the market. As a novice you may well find you need MORE not less skill in a round bottomed boat, so maybe borrow and paddle a Nordkap Jubilee before selling yo...
by Ceegee
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hands 'clamping' on paddle
Replies: 32
Views: 796

Re: Hands 'clamping' on paddle

Hi, I always find an open fingers, with the fingers and thumb forming a U rather than an O helps. He may just be gripping too tight through nerves. Get him to practice opening his fingers on the pushing (air) hand each stroke Also, you don't say what feather he's using but try a low setting, say und...
by Ceegee
Sun May 30, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak delivery?
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Kayak delivery?

Anyone coming to Spain or mallorca that could bring a kayak for me...? I want to buy a Anas Acuta... But the transport mm akes it not viable.. Saludos Michael Brown Theres an outfit in Port Pollença with a shop in Palma too, who I believe are Valley agents (they had several Geminis on hire a while ...
by Ceegee
Thu May 27, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE: Vintage Nordkapp & Anas Acuta - now sold
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: FOR SALE: Vintage Nordkapp & Anas Acuta - now sold

My goodness, they are vintage!

Original Henderson hatches and recess for a BDH container in lieu of a day hatch.

I hope they went to a good home, preferably a museum!
by Ceegee
Tue May 25, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cold Water Immersion - BBCR4
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Cold Water Immersion - BBCR4

Thanks for that tip! Just listened. His and Prof. Golden's book are on my essential reading list. It's a well known fact (or should be) that immersive shock is rapidly and permanently acclimatise to. A good reason for rolling/rescue practice at the end of every trip. I didn't know we were at Keele U...
by Ceegee
Mon May 17, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayaking course recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: sea kayaking course recommendations

Glad it worked out. As has been said, Rick is a top bloke. Paddled (and drank!) with him in Spain.
by Ceegee
Tue May 11, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Handle replacement advice
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Handle replacement advice

Hi all, how the devil am i meant to be able to reach the internal back end to get the bolt in position. So began wondering do these just use self taping screws Invert the kayak on a couple of stands. Fit the handles and push the bolts through, secure temporarily with a hot glue spot or duct tape if...
by Ceegee
Mon May 03, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Peanmeanach
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Peanmeanach

mcgruff wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 5:56 pm
Remove the bar and the toilets. Rip up all the carpets. Disconnect gas, water and electricity. Add some mice.

That's a bothy..
Mice? Luxury! We used ta dream o' havin mice. We had ta contend wi rats the size o'cats!
by Ceegee
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: techniques for beginners
Replies: 41
Views: 1926

Re: techniques for beginners

I have never got and never will get some peoples obsession with rolling (Greenland or otherwise ) I would much rather stay upright. Mind you as I have got older my roll has all but vanished. And don't start me on self rescues because that just doesn't happen. I think you have just answered your own...
by Ceegee
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: techniques for beginners
Replies: 41
Views: 1926

Re: techniques for beginners

If the OP Emilia is following this stuff I imagine she may be rather confused, a question about confidence has turned into bragging rights on how far one can swim or how many decades paddling in conditions without having to learn how to roll. For me confidence is being happy and comfortable should ...
by Ceegee
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Buying small quantities of GRP materials?
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Buying small quantities of GRP materials?

Robert Craig wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:50 pm
Better still, is there anyone near Glasgow who could do this commercially for me?
Or you could just buy the plastic Keelezy from Karitec, but it does work out around £45 per kayak. https://www.karitek.co.uk/shop/kayak-ge ... =15487425
by Ceegee
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Buying small quantities of GRP materials?
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Buying small quantities of GRP materials?

I bought a good pair of tailors scissors, which I keep sharp. Shouldn't be a big issue with tape and a one-off job, but yes, diolen should be fine for a keel strip too imo.
by Ceegee
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Buying small quantities of GRP materials?
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Buying small quantities of GRP materials?

Another👍for East Coast. Always been pleased with the service and prices.
by Ceegee
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: techniques for beginners
Replies: 41
Views: 1926

Re: techniques for beginners

I would have thought the words inflatable and rock hopping don't belong in the same sentence.
by Ceegee
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Difficulty Removing footrest
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Difficulty Removing footrest

Thanks Jim, could you PM me a link on the spray gun? I guess spraying a 2nd coat at the tack stage would solve the thickness issue? Yes, MA is the way to go.
by Ceegee
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Difficulty Removing footrest
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Difficulty Removing footrest

Do you have experience of building bighead fasteners into a laminate, or have you glued them to the inside of a finished laminate later? You can do either or both: on professionally built kayaks they are just glued in with methacrylate. Supposedly bomb-proof, I DID have one of four come loose. Fort...
by Ceegee
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Difficulty Removing footrest
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Difficulty Removing footrest

You might find a closely matched holesaw with a shortened central bit easier and neater than a Dremel. https://5.imimg.com/data5/DR/JU/SC/SELLER-2963239/carbon-steel-hole-saw-cutter-250x250.jpg Then glass up the holes from the inside. Depending on your chosen footrest replacement, you might want to ...
by Ceegee
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: techniques for beginners
Replies: 41
Views: 1926

Re: techniques for beginners

As a 1st step you might try a local course provider. Most offer a 1 day intro-to-paddling, in a small group of similarly minded novices, with a bit of basic training. They can be a bit pricey, £30-50 for a few hours to £50-100+ for a full day seems average, but they organize the transport and itiner...