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by pathbrae
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing

The col regs clearly state that sail has right of way over a powered vessel. A sea kayak is considered a powered and manoeuvrable craft. What you describe sound like racing yachts with skippers that will follow the regulations to the letter the sailing yachts are the stand on vessel. Assuming that ...
by pathbrae
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing

twopigs wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:00 pm
I would work on the basis that the bigger or faster vessel has right of way ......
Indeed. ColRegs could be shortened considerably!

"Might has Right" just about covers any encounter at sea....
by pathbrae
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New to sea & touring
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: New to sea & touring

First posted on 11th August, a good few replies and suggestions but not a cheep from Deak101 since.
by pathbrae
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Kaikora PFD M/L
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Palm Kaikora PFD M/L

If all the zips still work I'll take it off you hands.

E-mail sent
by pathbrae
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit or seperate Cag and Trousers
Replies: 21
Views: 896

Re: Drysuit or seperate Cag and Trousers

"Feeling the cold" and becoming hypothermic are two very different things. If you paddle off the south coast, only in summer and and don't plan on doing anything which will involve you spending any time in the water or on going out in poor weather then you don't really need a dry-suit and might neve...
by pathbrae
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommendations for cheap lightweight kayaks
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Recommendations for cheap lightweight kayaks

Mmmm the old cheap, light, useful triangle..... Choose any two. You'll get a useable, light kayak - but it won't be cheap. Youl get a useable cheap kayak, but it won't be light You'll (maybe) get a cheap, light kayak - but it certainly won't be fit for use. A trolley is an excellent suggestion but, ...
by pathbrae
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Inchcolm Access
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Inchcolm Access

My understanding ( pre-Covid, and may be wrong ) is that paddlers are allowed up to the HW mark. The wardens tend to be pretty reasonable, allowing us up on the grass, and to use the toilets. If you want to visit the Abbey etc, then you are expected to pay, unless you have a Historic Scotland membe...
by pathbrae
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Inchcolm Access
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Inchcolm Access

I'm being told that the Historic Scotland warden on Inchcolm Island is denying kayakers access to the entire island and is demanding that kayakers landing stay below the HW mark on the beach. They are using Covid as the reason, claiming they need to have contact details for "track and trace" (which ...
by pathbrae
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Olympus Waterproof Cameras
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Olympus Waterproof Cameras

I don't think that the Olympus brand will disappear for a while. They recently released a new version of the OM DE 5, and now there are new versions of the OM10 and the top of the range OM DE 1. I suspect that it might work a little like Sony taking over Minolta. The Olympus brand has a very wide g...
by pathbrae
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nimbus Solander (Kevlar) for sale - now sold
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Nimbus Solander (Kevlar) for sale

Would the weight be 41 Pounds (aprox 19 kg) ??

41 Kg would be fairly hefty for a kevlar boat!
by pathbrae
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch rim sealant not cured ?
Replies: 18
Views: 636

Re: Hatch rim sealant not cured ?

150 ml per hour in a rear compartment in a calm sea. Could the vaccuum generated when the hull cools with the boat in the water be pulling a bit of water through the skeg box too??
by pathbrae
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Olympus Waterproof Cameras
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Floss your Button

Funnily enough mine's just started jamming too. Plus the motor makes a whine it didn't do before. Bloke in this vid did all the usuals (as have I) and found flossing works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj8aHlLfp7A It'll be out with the floss for mine too then, it's also fairly sticky and doesn't ...
by pathbrae
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: RYA SafeTRX
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: RYA SafeTRX

Hi Jim. Carbon/kevlar deck with phone in an otterbox in the sweety hatch but Viewranger on th ephone and my Garmin in the same place managed a perfect track. As far as I can see my settings give safetrx as much access as it's possible to grant - but I'm still getting poor track results. Safetrx are ...
by pathbrae
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: RYA SafeTRX
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: RYA SafeTRX

And from my Garmin GPS - a different set of figures again... Also stopped and started a tthe same time (within 60 seconds) as safetrx and Viewranger https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/61824/1597062018685-0528.png Changing the accuracy on the map screen made no difference. Is this a settin...
by pathbrae
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: RYA SafeTRX
Replies: 13
Views: 685

RYA SafeTRX

I've given Safetrx another try - and I'm less than impressed by the results. Safetrx set to update position ever 10 minutes. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/61824/1596995312753-4909.png And on Viewranger.... https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/61824/1596995312867-1184.png Sta...
by pathbrae
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hi Viz flag/tag for roof rack mounted sea kayak
Replies: 19
Views: 795

Re: Hi Viz flag/tag for roof rack mounted sea kayak

I use an old yellow cycling "buff" with retroflective stripesand a carabiner, seems to be OK so far! (The retroflective stripes made it too uncomfortable to wear)
by pathbrae
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repair/Emergency kit
Replies: 22
Views: 1004

Re: Repair/Emergency kit

Personally, I've never had a lot of success getting duct tape to stick to a cold, wet, salty kayak hull - but it can be useful for other things so it still gets added to the away kit. On camping trips I usually have a towel and stove available to mitigate those circumstances... Or even some meths o...
by pathbrae
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Point 65°N Sweden Touring Kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Point 65°N Sweden Touring Kayaks

Any bulkhead in the bow? No front hatch makes me thingk possibly not.
Any reason why you like a rudder?
by pathbrae
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repair/Emergency kit
Replies: 22
Views: 1004

Re: Repair/Emergency kit

... but Allen keys? Never. OK I never use a skeg either and my rudders (seven kayaks) have never broken in 4 decades. Stove stripping? The Primus had a pricker, the gas one (screw on burner) never clogs. After a compass, the most important item is Duct Tape . It can hold the world together. "and my...
by pathbrae
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF Radio Check from hired (no-name) kayak
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: VHF Radio Check from hired (no-name) kayak

"sea kayak jaffey" or "sea kayak TJ" would be absolutely fine.

Any of your paddling mates have a VHF? It's better practice to radio check with another "vessel" (one of your friends) than swamping CG with radio check requests.
by pathbrae
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repair/Emergency kit
Replies: 22
Views: 1004

Re: Repair/Emergency kit

https://www.karitek.co.uk/shop/kayak-ge ... y=15487417
For a quick, teporary fix seal-easy do a patch kit which will stick to wet hulls, whatever they are made of.
(and they don't eat into the beer and biscuits space too much)
by pathbrae
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repair/Emergency kit
Replies: 22
Views: 1004

Re: Repair/Emergency kit

There's a mindset which fixates on disaster planning and on "preapring for the unexpected" which, If you took it all to it's natural conclusion, the answer would probably be "another boat" They also seem to be itching to get to use all their kit! I always think the best thing to have with you is a b...
by pathbrae
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Port a Bhaigh campsite chaos
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Re: Port a Bhaigh campsite chaos

Just for the sake of balance, and so we don't get to be too like the bbc.... maybe we should get the story from the perspective of the campsite owners too?
by pathbrae
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flares and safety kit for sea kayaking
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Flares and safety kit for sea kayaking

Don't forget to register on RYA SAFETRX, once activated it shows your location. When we last spoke to the coastguard re trip they asked if we use it. My last safetrx trip told me I had never moved from my original position, I had taken just over 6 hours and my average speed was 13.4 knots. Given ho...
by pathbrae
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Help a newbie choose first sea kayak.
Replies: 38
Views: 1364

Re: Help a newbie choose first sea kayak.

Hmmm? Ability? Only advantage I have is having canoed 36yrs ago. I've taught her how to go straight without having to keep correcting. I'm not talking about your ability as a paddler - you will both have different learning paths through your kayaking years. A boat which is ideal for you might be fa...
by pathbrae
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Help a newbie choose first sea kayak.
Replies: 38
Views: 1364

Re: Help a newbie choose first sea kayak.

I've been hung up.on us having the same each so we can learn and help eachother as boat characteristics would be the same. I wouldn't get too hung up on getting identical boats as you are not (presumably?) identical people so the boats will behave very differently. Best to treat it as two purchases...
by pathbrae
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flares and safety kit for sea kayaking
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Flares and safety kit for sea kayaking

What a folks' opinion on the latest generation of LED based electronic flares vs the laser electronic flares? The newer LED flares use an infra-red LED as well as the visible light LEDs so are even more visible to infra red SAR equipment. A lot of the laser flares are directional so need to be aime...
by pathbrae
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF radio replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 753

Re: VHF radio replacement

True, I think there are a lot more direct DSC alerts. Apart from battery life, the other reason I didn't go for a DSC radio is that my brother (marine pilot and yachtsman) told me there are so many DSC alerts they all have to be followed up before any action is taken so you don't necessarily get an...
by pathbrae
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Olympus Waterproof Cameras
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Olympus Waterproof Cameras

I've just noticed that Olympus have indicated that they are pulling out of the camera market. They are going to try to sell it off but if you've been eyeing up an Olympus TG 6 then now might be the time to buy before they all disapear. Likewise any spare batteries etc.
by pathbrae
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Direction of low brace turn
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Direction of low brace turn

As an aside, there are play boaters and slalom boaters who will use outside edge in current deliberately to sink the stern to initiate play moves or make a really quick turn - these techniques don't work in a high volume boat like a sea kayak, you will either capisize or give yourself a hernia! But...