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by Dean
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P & H Scorpio MV Corelite X with skudder 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: P & H Scorpio MV Corelite X with skudder 2016

Never mind. Hope you find a decent surf ski.
by Dean
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P & H Scorpio MV Corelite X with skudder 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: P & H Scorpio MV Corelite X with skudder 2016

Hi Tom,
Is your scorpio mv still for sale? I'm based in the midlands and I'm considering buying a second boat.
by Dean
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Composite boats are they worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Composite boats are they worth it?

Thanks for the advice. I'm leaning towards sticking with my plastic boat as composite boats, although great, are pushing it a bit financiallly for me.
by Dean
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Composite boats are they worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Composite boats are they worth it?

Hi all, I'm an intermediate paddler who's owned a plastic perception essence 17 for several years now and it's served me well on loads of trips, including skomer and ramsey island and the skerries but I'm thinking of taking on some bigger crossings such as the scillies, lundy, maybe even the isle of...
by Dean
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayak advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: kayak advice

Thanks for the heads up.
by Dean
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayak advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: kayak advice

swagstaff wrote:I have a secondhand Atlantic and a Tiderace Xplore try both your choice.
pm me I am in Oban.
Hi swagstaff, how much are you asking for for your kayaks (particularly the north shore atlantic)?
by Dean
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayak advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: kayak advice

Hi all, Thanks for the advice, it's much appreciated. I can't justify paying £2000+ for a brand new composite boat but would certainly be interested in second hand for any of the boats recommended. Incidentally, swagstaff, how much are you asking for for your north shore atlantic and what sort of co...
by Dean
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayak advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

kayak advice

Hi All, I'm looking for a bit of advice on composite kayaks. I already own a plastic sea kayak for rockhopping and generally bashing about without having to worry too much (perception Essence) but am on the look out for a second hand composite boat. I've paddled the Cetus HV and the NDK Romany Surf ...
by Dean
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building up to the big one
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Re: Building up to the big one

Thanks for all of the replies- some really helpful advice. In answer to some of your questions, I paddle every week, doing a mixture of open canoeing and kayaking. The only problem is I'm based in Central England so my sea paddling is limited to several trips a year, although I've managed to do a fa...
by Dean
Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building up to the big one
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Building up to the big one

Hi all. I'm considering building up to an Irish sea crossing attempt, probably to raise money for charity and wondered if anyone out there has done it and would be willing to share an insight into the experience. I think realistically it's something I would need to build up to over the next 3-4 year...
by Dean
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: folding canoe advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

Re: folding canoe advice

Hi all. Thanks for the advice, it's really useful. Dean
by Dean
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: folding canoe advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

folding canoe advice

Hi all. I'm considering buying my first canoe (up until now I've borrowed boats from my club) and would be interested to hear any opinions on folding canoes. I'm relatively experienced (3 star standard) and have enjoyed paddling royalex boats such as the Wenonah Prospector 15 but I'm thinking of get...
by Dean
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: back strain advice
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: back strain advice

Thanks for all the responses. I'm afraid I can't remember the web address for the article but it was on a kayak fishing website.

Hope this helps.

Dean
by Dean
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: back strain advice
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: back strain advice

Thanks for the advice Chris,

Dean
by Dean
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: back strain advice
Replies: 13
Views: 668

back strain advice

Hi All, I've recently read an article about kayaking and back pain and I'd be interested to hear what other's thoughts are on the issue, particularly from any paddling doctors or physiotherapists out there. The article suggested that a lot of kayaking associated back pain was due to the compression ...
by Dean
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: canoe coaching
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

canoe coaching

Hi all, I've recently got my 3 star open canoe and have done a little bit of training with Ray Goodwin. I'm thinking of booking another weekend's training with him next year to do some stuff on the lower Treweryn but would like to get a bit more experience of paddling easy/moderate grade 2 beforehan...
by Dean
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Perception Carolina sale
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Perception Carolina sale

Hi all, I'm based in Mancetter/Atherstone which is a small town inbetween Coventry and Tamworth. I've got a sea kayaking trip planned for the 25th and 26th July and have promised a mate that he can borrow the Carolina for this trip but would then be looking to sell it. I'll sort out some photos and ...
by Dean
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Perception Carolina sale
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Perception Carolina sale

I'm selling a Perception Carolina touring kayak (the longer expedition version). I've had it for about 6 or 7 years now. Other than a few cosmetic scratches, it's in very good condition. I've used it for touring on my local canal, a few grade 1 river trips and coastal trips. The only reason I'm sell...
by Dean
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: plastic sea kayak dilemma
Replies: 19
Views: 3068

Re: plastic sea kayak dilemma

Thanks for the advice and insight.

Dean
by Dean
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: wanted P+H Cetus classic
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: wanted P+H Cetus classic

Sorry all,

I meant to write "anyone" selling one for a decent price not "anyway".

Dean
by Dean
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: plastic sea kayak dilemma
Replies: 19
Views: 3068

Re: plastic sea kayak dilemma

Hi Mike, In terms of my own observations I find it a bit of a beast to edge, and to roll as the cockpit is quite high at the back. Any comments that instructors have made haven't really been backed up by any clarification, they've just said that in their opinion it's not really a high performance bo...
by Dean
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: wanted P+H Cetus classic
Replies: 2
Views: 149

wanted P+H Cetus classic

Hi all.

I've recently done a course with Olly Sanders and had the pleasure of paddling a Cetus Classic; what a fantastic boat. Anyway selling one for a decent price second hand?

Dean
by Dean
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: plastic sea kayak dilemma
Replies: 19
Views: 3068

plastic sea kayak dilemma

Hi all. I wonder if someone could offer me a bit of advice or offer an opinion on the subject of plastic sea kayaks. I recently bought a Perception Essence 17 plastic sea kayak and I'm reasonably pleased with it (although it's a bit slow and unresponsive). However, I've done a number of courses sinc...
by Dean
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: paddling Lleyn peninsula
Replies: 8
Views: 2354

Re: paddling Lleyn peninsula

Thanks for the replies, they're really useful. I'm leaning more towards the north coast/Trefor area, but it will of course depend on the weather.
by Dean
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: paddling Lleyn peninsula
Replies: 8
Views: 2354

paddling Lleyn peninsula

Hi all, I'm planning a two day trip to the Lleyn peninsula in July this year and wondered if anyone could give me some advice on good sea kayking routes in this area. I'm planning to stay either near Trefor or Criccieth as I'm going to combine sea kayaking with a bit of shore based scuba diving. In ...
by Dean
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SEA KAYAK ADVICE- PERCEPTION ROLLING
Replies: 3
Views: 547

SEA KAYAK ADVICE- PERCEPTION ROLLING

HI. I'M FAIRLY NEW TO SEA KAYAKING AND WOULD APPRECIATE A BIT OF ADVICE REGARDING A COUPLE OF QUERIES. FIRST OF ALL I RECENTLY BOUGHT A PERCEPTION ESSENCE 17. I'M GENERALLY PLEASED WITH IT BUT WHEN I TRY TO ROLL MORE OFTEN THAN NOT I SLIP OUT OF IT. AN INSTRUCTOR ON A COURSE I DID SAID IT WAS BECAUS...