Search found 23 matches

by dalriada
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone have experience mounting Karitek Easy Load on Ford Tourneo Custom (or Transit)
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: Anyone have experience mounting Karitek Easy Load on Ford Tourneo Custom (or Transit)

For some vans Karitek make a roof rail system to mount the ELRR on. For my Renault Trafic each rail is mounted on 3 out of the 4 rack mounting points along the roof, so that the load is fairly well spread (it would also be easy to use longer lengths of rail & an extra fitting to utilize all 4 mounti...
by dalriada
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Liquid blue clothing - still in existence?
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Liquid blue clothing - still in existence?

Does anyone know if Liquidblue clothing (UK maker of dry-trousers) are still trading? Their website links all seem to end in a blank page.
by dalriada
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Club insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

Re: Club insurance

It's still on the to-do list for the club, but not high priority at the moment, so not progressed it any further yet.
by dalriada
Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Club insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

Re: Club insurance

Thanks Robert - its useful to know that there are possibilities.
by dalriada
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Club insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

Club insurance

Does anyone have experience of canoe/kayak clubs which are not affiliated to BCU/SCA etc, and have sourced their own club insurance cover? Any suggestions of insurance companies who provide club policies?
by dalriada
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland paddle size
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

Re: Greenland paddle size

I have 2 paddles, made by Mike Bell, which are almost identical - with the exception of the loom width. On the original paddle I slightly overestimated the width, and found that because I prefer to have my hands at a point where the loom widens into the blade (t he paddles are shoulder less), my han...
by dalriada
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Greenland paddle - wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Greenland paddle - wanted

Can I recommend Mike Bell at cedarboats.com for an excellent custom made paddle at a very reasonable cost?
Rhod
by dalriada
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted...Valley Aleut ll
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

Re: Wanted...Valley Aleut ll

An friendin the Lochgilphead area mentioned that they were looking to sell their oldish Aleut a few months ago. As far as I know they haven't advertised it, so its probably still there. I've not seen the boat, so no idea as to condition. Let me know if you draw a blank elsewhere & I'll try to put yo...
by dalriada
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reed spraydeck peeling open while rolling
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: Reed spraydeck peeling open while rolling

I only have experience of Reed decks on composite boats, but if you only have a single bungee, then they'll probably add a second one for a fairly nominal cost. They recently re-taped the seams on my cag & dry trousers, which were starting to peel after 8 years use, and modified the good slightly - ...
by dalriada
Sat May 31, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek Easy Load- Roof Rails or bolt on to roof bars?
Replies: 13
Views: 3148

Re: Karitek Easy Load- Roof Rails or bolt on to roof bars?

Mark
I'd try talking to Geoff, at Karitek, directly. If you do have any issues with clearance, then it's more than likely that he can make up spacers to lift the bars on the rails.
Rhod
by dalriada
Mon May 19, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Switching to wood for fuel
Replies: 23
Views: 2722

Re: Switching to wood for fuel

I use a Kelly Kettle quite extensively when open canoeing, but so far I've never bothered with it when sea kayaking, except on a couple of pottering day trips in an area with a lot of forest . The reason? There's loads of space in an open boat & the KK gets stuffed under the stern thwart where it's ...
by dalriada
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Day Hatches
Replies: 17
Views: 2052

Re: Day Hatches

Not having the luxury, or otherwise (!), of a forward mini-hatch, I have a North Water Under-deck bag mounted under the deck in its place. Small enough not to be in the way, but large enough to hold sunglasses, gloves & snacks, and easily removable by 4 fastex buckles. I can access this easily throu...
by dalriada
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which Paddle Britches
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

Re: Which Paddle Britches

I got a set of the Reed ones for my girlfriend, but they are the wrong shape (too wide & long) to fit either of our boats, a Romany LV & a North Shore Atlantic LV, comfortably. There's nothing wrong with them as a product, they just don't happen to fit these smaller/narrower boats. Also, both our sp...
by dalriada
Thu May 16, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 3 days sea kayaking and over stressed my wrist!
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Re: 3 days sea kayaking and over stressed my wrist!

I've just done the same thing myself, to my right wrist, under much the same conditions. I use Lettman Liberty S blades (long & narrow) on a straight shaft, with no feather and varies between a highish & low angle stroke over the 3 days. We also had prolonged beam winds of around F4, and I have a su...
by dalriada
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Long term parking Loch Long/Loch Fyne
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Long term parking Loch Long/Loch Fyne

Peter
I live about 30mins drive south of Inveraray, at Port Ann. Not much help with parking I'm afraid, but let me know if I can help you with a shuttle, or anything else. If you PM me, I'll let you have contact details.
Rhod
by dalriada
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: On-the-go repairs
Replies: 16
Views: 1446

Re: On-the-go repairs

I got a pack of "Sealeasy" from Karitek earlier in the summer. Similar in appearance to Keeleasy, but actually an entirely different product. The pack contains a variety of different sized patches. The blurb claims that it can be applied underwater, but suggests that best results are gained by clean...
by dalriada
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boring topic - tape - - (and a bullseye for sale)
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: Boring topic - tape - - (and a bullseye for sale)

For protective film, I've used helicopter tape from http://www.covertape.com - Their ebay shop sells it as various sized squares as well as in lengths. It seems high quality stuff & shows no signs of lifting around the edges to date.
by dalriada
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Easy-lift versus roof bars for VW California^
Replies: 16
Views: 9164

Re: Easy-lift versus roof bars for VW California

I have the Karitek system on a Mazda Bongo which, like the California, has an electrically raised roof. One problem which you might need to be aware of is the effect of the extra weight of the rack on the lifting motors. Withe the empty rack in place I need to give the roof a helping hand from insid...
by dalriada
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek Roofracks & Bongo campervans^
Replies: 16
Views: 7211

Re: Karitek Roofracks & Bongo campervans^

Aha! Kayaking Bongo owners - brilliant. I am looking at getting a van and am currently leaning to a Vito or a T4, I like the look of the Bongos and think you actually get a lot more van for your money with them as opposed to the Vito or T4 but.... bit worried about the fuel consumption, what are yo...
by dalriada
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek Roofracks & Bongo campervans^
Replies: 16
Views: 7211

Re: Karitek Roofracks & Bongo campervans

Hi I've been looking at getting a bongo and my main concern is that if I go for one with the roof tent then I have to deal with attaching a roof rack to a fibreglass roof. This can't be very secure surely, and don't you find you're pretty restricted on weight as a result? 2 kayaks? 3 at most? Or is...
by dalriada
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Malin Sea Kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Malin Sea Kayak

Hi Skerryvore
I could be interested, but don't really know anything about Malin boats. Do you know which of the mainstream boats it would be closest to in terms of size & handling?
by dalriada
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Plastic Sea Kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Wanted - Plastic Sea Kayak

Hi Fruitcake My plastic P&H Capella is for sale if you're interested. It's the older square hatch version, but in fairly good condition. The main reason that I'm selling is that I'm a bit light for it & am looking for a smaller boat. Asking price is £350. Both boat & I am located in West Argyll - pl...
by dalriada
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sea kayak for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: Sea kayak for sale

Hi Matt
If the boat is still for sale then I'd definately be interested, if there was an option to test paddle. Located West Argyll.