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by pathbrae
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What car for a sea kayaker?
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: What car for a sea kayaker?

Saab estate to Toyota Auris estate. Both big enough boots. Toyota has remote keyless entry which I now consider essential for a kayaking car - no more "which pocket did I put the key in" under BA, spray deck, dry-suit etc. when I remember what I've forgotten.... Winter tyres (or Michelin Cross-Clima...
by pathbrae
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Time for a new PDF
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Time for a new PDF

Yup.

Tried the peak explorer, Kokatat MsFit but went with another Kaikoura. It's not exactly the same as the old one so check it out before you buy it - but it's the closest I could find.
by pathbrae
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A slap in the face !
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: A slap in the face !

I wonder if it was meant to be a present?
by pathbrae
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drifting Kayak Recovered - Workington Lifeboat
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Drifting Kayak Recovered - Workington Lifeboat

Do you have a fairly recent VHF licence?
Part of the licencing regs are that you may listen in on any chanel but must not repeat or publish any information which you hear when doing so.

Just saying......
by pathbrae
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling the Great Glen in Winter
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Paddling the Great Glen in Winter

It's a comparatively easy route to do but well worth it - I did it solo a few years ago when the weather was too wild to do anything else. The lochs can get fairly interesting though. Loch Lochy is pretty shallow so it throws up some fairly tough waves to batter through - but there's the floating pu...
by pathbrae
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 24
Views: 1704

Re: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

I guess I just have an inherent distrust of mobile phone technology - and of paddling in areas with no phone reception.
by pathbrae
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spray deck for Necky Chatham 16?
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Spray deck for Necky Chatham 16?

Reed will make you one if you send them a template.

https://www.chillcheater.com/decks
by pathbrae
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 24
Views: 1704

Re: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

Running on location data provided by the phone is probably the problem, but that's how they want us to run it - a phone is not a suitable navigation device. If I'm in trouble I'd rather CG had an accurate position or track data to work from rather than something which puts me half way up a hill half...
by pathbrae
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 24
Views: 1704

Re: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/61824/1536787456277-4610.png Not a great advert for the safetrx tracking app. I've had it on my phone for a while now but I've not been particularly impressed with it as an app - it looks like it needs a lot more development before I'd trust it enough t...
by pathbrae
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scottish Sea Lochs
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Scottish Sea Lochs

210 in the list (although I've already spotted a couple missing...) v 282 Munro's That should add up to a fairly massive mileage to paddle them all.
And should it be a complete circuit, or is it enough to paddle the length of a loch to tick it off?
by pathbrae
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scottish Sea Lochs
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Scottish Sea Lochs

There could be a category of "sea lochs paddled without a skeg" if you want geeky
by pathbrae
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scottish Sea Lochs
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Scottish Sea Lochs

West Loch on Jura, and it's mainland West Loch cousin are both fine, as is Loch Fyne but I think Loch Etive is probably a personal favourite with Loch Sween not too far behind at the moment.
by pathbrae
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scottish Sea Lochs
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Scottish Sea Lochs

Is there a list of, or even a name for, the Scottish sea lochs more than, say, a mile long, similar to Munro's, Donalds etc. tables for the hills? And if not - should there be? With winter heading our way and weather deteriorating I was looking at some lochs to paddle to get a bit of shelter and tha...
by pathbrae
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: STOLEN - Very Distinctive Cetus LV
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: STOLEN - Very Distinctive Cetus LV

Very bad news indeed.

At least no-one has been hurt
by pathbrae
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2388

Re: Insurance and qualifications

Apologies seawolf - I thought that post had been from the OP, hence the gentle paddle in calm... quote
by pathbrae
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2388

Re: Insurance and qualifications

So whats to prevent soneone like me with a couple of years of paddling experience from taking club members out for a gentle paddle on the sea in fair weather I think a F4 against 5 knots of tide is probably way beyond a "gentle paddle in fair weather" as you initially suggested you would be leading...
by pathbrae
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stolen Cetus
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Stolen Cetus

A very distinctive natural carbon/kevlar Cetus MV, yellow seam, cockpit rim and keel strip. Stolen from Fife. STOLEN FROM MY HOUSE TODAY, Black Cetus, Kevlar base, yellow trim, very distinctive. Kate Duffus’ old boat so many will know it. Call police 101 or PM if you see it. Many thanks for your hel...
by pathbrae
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2388

Re: Insurance and qualifications

There are always lessons to be learned. If this leader had been able to learn from the experience and carry on instead of being traumatised by it and giving up, the 'experience paddling with us' might have been all the greater as a result. My point exactly. It's good to be able to discuss events on...
by pathbrae
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2388

Re: Insurance and qualifications

I challenged then to ad a FAQ answering the question: "Does the insurance cover inexperienced and unqualified club members." The response was: "That's not a frequently asked question". It took a whole string of emails and phone calls to not get a straight answer. It's the "inexperienced and qualifi...
by pathbrae
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Domain name
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Domain name

Cheeky

They also seem to have parked their own clickbate on kayakcarriers.co.uk - maybe you could use the revenue from that (which should belong to you as it's your domain name) to pay the nominet fee?
by pathbrae
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2388

Re: Insurance and qualifications

If sea kayaking was always absolutely completely safe, would we do it? I'm not sure I would - or at least not for long as anything which is completely safe doesn't really stretch us or challenge us enough to keep us interested over the long term. I know the sea is a lot bigger than me and that weath...
by pathbrae
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2388

Re: Insurance and qualifications

DaveB wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:25 pm
A couple of posts have raised the question: do clubs and club leaders get sued? The short answer is "Yes, they do."
DO you have examples? (not naming names obviously) of any non-commercial coaches / leaders / trip organisers (whatever you want to call them) being sued??
by pathbrae
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2388

Re: Insurance and qualifications

I think the difference between "taking club members out..." and "going out for a paddle with some club members" might become relevant in the event that there was an incident. If a club operates on the basis that it will provide peer paddling trips then, as far as I can see, there's no problem. As so...
by pathbrae
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: I want to paddle in the sea - around the coast
Replies: 13
Views: 792

Re: I want to paddle in the sea - around the coast

Keep an eye on the "Private Sales" bit of this forum. Most sellers will be happy to let you try a boat to see if it works for you and if they are close enough it might be an easy way to get to try some boats. Getting yourself to one of the symposiums (symposia?) is an excellent way to get to try loa...
by pathbrae
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Transport for sea kayak from Edinburgh to Exeter??
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Transport for sea kayak from Edinburgh to Exeter??

Just paddle it..... :-)
by pathbrae
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?

I always strapped paddles beside the kayak when I had one-piece paddles (old Lendal Powermasters) to give them a bit of protection and didn't ever have any issues without using a bag. Back in river paddling days we would all just put paddles up beside the last kayak on the roof and hold them down un...
by pathbrae
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Adjusting Silva 70p compass
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Adjusting Silva 70p compass

I think - and I might be wrong - that the brass frame helps to allow the compass to be rotated in the mount once the screws are loosened a little bit by pushing the plastic housing up away from the base.
by pathbrae
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Adjusting Silva 70p compass
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Adjusting Silva 70p compass

It actually looks OK from the photo - it appears to be pointing straight along the kayak, but yes and (probably) yes. Loosening the screws a little will let you rotate the body of the compass. The most accurate way of lining up the lub-line is to run a string from bow to stern and line up on it - bu...
by pathbrae
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cooking with sea water
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: Cooking with sea water

not so sure about the job though.....
by pathbrae
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cooking with sea water
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: Cooking with sea water

job done?? surely not!!