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by pathbrae
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fidden campsite - Mull
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Fidden campsite - Mull

seawolf856 wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:50 am
Thanks for your replies everyone, I must admit I'm just a little jealous of pathbrae who was able to walk past to check!!
Sadly only here for a week, but what a spot!
by pathbrae
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fidden campsite - Mull
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Fidden campsite - Mull

Walked past it today - closed sign was up and "no camping" signs on the land beside it. I didn't see anyone around to ask about next year though
by pathbrae
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying a composite kayak on roofrack
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Re: Carrying a composite kayak on roofrack

Try to get the support under the bulkheads (usually front of cockpit and between day hatch and rear hatch) to minimise the squish on the hull.
by pathbrae
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF /SRC radio course & exam - northern England?
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: VHF /SRC radio course & exam - northern England?

On the West
Clyde's gone.

Belfast for the Clyde.
Liverpool a bit further south
Stornoway a bit further North

On the East

Aberdeen for a big chunk of E Scotland, including the Forth.

Port control or Marina offices are a completely different
by pathbrae
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1050

Re: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?

Wow like P4ddy I googled the Cleaver X https://www.struerkajak.com/products/k1-racing-cleaver-x-millennium-1998, (copy and paste to browser if no direct link). That's as much a sit in as my Capella without a spray deck (which has occurred on a day when I travelled for 2 hours for a club paddle to f...
by pathbrae
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How to plan where to go (for wussy newbies)
Replies: 23
Views: 832

Re: How to plan where to go (for wussy newbies)

https://www.visitmyharbour.com/ is free to use - aimed at sailing but contains a huge amount of information useful to us. You can pick up a copy of a tide table (oban sea kayak will sell you one) to calculate tide times and heights. https://www.yachtingworld.com/expert-sailing-techniques/tidal-stre...
by pathbrae
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1050

Re: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?

Surf Ski -- moulded and sealed deck with a pan to sit in - won't sink if you capsise and relatively easy to get back on if you do. Generally paddled without a spraydeck. K1 -- Deck and hull with a cockpit opening and a seat - impossible to get back in unaided if you capsise and the boat will flood. ...
by pathbrae
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: (Not so) dry suits, tops/trousers
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: (Not so) dry suits, tops/trousers

It's unlikely that sepperates are going to keep the water out. Kokatat have a roll-together system but it just leaves a big awkward roll of material round your waste - and isn't completely waterproof. You say the neck is at it's "tightest setting" which suggests it's not a full dry-cag (it wouldn't ...
by pathbrae
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak paddle.
Replies: 72
Views: 2309

Re: Sea kayak paddle.

I've never used a sea kayak before - I'm a total beginner Guy asks advice about a paddle Someone suggests it's a joke and enquiries what else he doesn't have The Internet at its best! But anyway I've received lots of v useful advice And you wonder why I wondered if it's only a paddle you need advic...
by pathbrae
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Slightly Odd topic ...changing at busy spots
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: Slightly Odd topic ...changing at busy spots

Couldn't care less if anyone wants to gop at my bleached white flesh - but I'm paddling in Scotland and the midges can see bare skin from miles away so, yup, either a super quick strip and dress or a cover-up. But they still get at me!
by pathbrae
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS New kit - no longer for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1183

Re: FS New kit - re-advertised

Groundhog day?

Can I suggest splitting it up and pricing things individualy?

And maybe offering to post it??

What happened to it all going to a local club?
by pathbrae
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak paddle.
Replies: 72
Views: 2309

Re: Sea kayak paddle.

I've never used a sea kayak before - I'm a total beginner Guy asks advice about a paddle Someone suggests it's a joke and enquiries what else he doesn't have The Internet at its best! But anyway I've received lots of v useful advice And you wonder why I wondered if it's only a paddle you need advic...
by pathbrae
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak paddle.
Replies: 72
Views: 2309

Re: Sea kayak paddle.

Depends whether you actually want some help or not - you're going to need more than just a kayak and a paddle!
by pathbrae
Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak paddle.
Replies: 72
Views: 2309

Re: Sea kayak paddle.

zagreb wrote:
Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:08 pm
pathbrae wrote:
Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:57 pm
Is this a joke? If the OP doesn't have a paddle - what else don't they have??
Haha this is such a nonsensical comment! Do you want me to list all the things I don't have! Daft!
Ehh - yes.
by pathbrae
Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak paddle.
Replies: 72
Views: 2309

Re: Sea kayak paddle.

If for some reason you fancy something fancier in the future this would be a good spare, though I use mine as my main paddle and a cheaper piece of garbage as a spare that hopefully will never be used ! If I'm out in conditions which have broken or lost my main paddle I'd rather have something bett...
by pathbrae
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thule Hullavator?
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: Thule Hullavator?

I've not had any luck finding anything suitable to put Karitek cradles onto a pair of Thule roof-bars. Thule T-Track is a lot narrower than Karitek and the Karitek T-nuts don't fit into Thule roof-bars- I presume the Hullavator track will be the same size?? I've found T-bolts available which might f...
by pathbrae
Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak paddle.
Replies: 72
Views: 2309

Re: Sea kayak paddle.

Is this a joke? If the OP doesn't have a paddle - what else don't they have??
by pathbrae
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scottish Maritime Museum, Lofoten Expedition
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Scottish Maritime Museum, Lofoten Expedition

The on Irvine Harbourside will host a special evening with Jim Breen, expedition leader on Scotland’s first major sea kayaking expedition, at 5.45pm on Thursday 26 August. https://www.irvinetimes.com/news/19517088.irvine-scottish-kayak-expedition-leader-give-talk-maritime-museum/?ref=rss Jim Breen t...
by pathbrae
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safety and technique training for beginners
Replies: 10
Views: 667

Re: Safety and technique training for beginners

Any clubs near you? BCU should hold a list of registered clubs but there will be many who have not / do not want to be registered with british canoeing. Learning in a friendly club environment is probably safer (and often better) in the long run as you will have a better progression than you will ha...
by pathbrae
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deformation of PE Kayaks
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Deformation of PE Kayaks

I'd also suggest storing it upside down - with the middle bar across the cockpit coaming.
(and, obviously, don't keep anything heavy in the boat when you store it)
by pathbrae
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waterproof bag for binoculars
Replies: 21
Views: 2288

Re: Waterproof bag for binoculars

Autofocus, compass, waterproof and bright. (although a bit heavier than the 7x30 version)

https://www.gaelforcemarine.co.uk/Mobil ... -3330.aspx

As already noted, the compass is surprisingly useful.
by pathbrae
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Odd aquanaut
Replies: 32
Views: 989

Re: Odd aquanaut

Nope - but I've seen pleny of terrible camera-phone shots. Can you suggest any senario where a plastic boat might become "bent" without any obvious ripples or deformations on the deck? In the photo - the boat seems to be resting on a slight mound which, coupled with the edge of frame distortions mak...
by pathbrae
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Odd aquanaut
Replies: 32
Views: 989

Re: Odd aquanaut

I suspect there is nothing wrong with the boat - just don't buy his camera!!!
by pathbrae
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: corroded foot adjustment bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: corroded foot adjustment bolts

Whatever you do don't buy the Valley Aquanaut mentioned in the thread just now.
Is anybody going to come up with a sensible explanation as to how a plastic sea-kayak could have become deformed in such a way?
Dodgy camera-phone photos!
by pathbrae
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stern heavy !
Replies: 14
Views: 711

Re: Stern heavy !

Serious old school paddles and BA's being used there - don't jump too fast to critisise, it is just possible that these guys know exactly what they are doing and might be ex olympic level paddlers for all we know. (although the stroke style might suggest othrwise....) And as long as they are having ...
by pathbrae
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Odd aquanaut
Replies: 32
Views: 989

Re: Odd aquanaut

ChrisJK wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:35 am
One has 5hrs 35minutes to go and buy it for scrappage! make that 5hrs 34minutes...
Why's that - are they selling their camera too?
by pathbrae
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Swan Hazard
Replies: 19
Views: 764

Re: Swan Hazard

TheEcho wrote:
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:51 pm
Swan:10kg, feathers and hollow bones.
Narrowboat: 20 000kg, steel with concrete ballast.

I don’t think I’ve met a smart swan yet, but…
but.....? Which one has the bigger brain? ;-P
by pathbrae
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Nordkapp rm
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Valley Nordkapp rm

Will the Nordkapp be a very different ride for me compared to my Atlantic?? Will I get a faster boat, better tracking, more room for gear?? If it was a composite boat, I'd say yes to all of the above but for RM boats the differences are nowhere near as big. Nicer to paddle than your Prijon, without...
by pathbrae
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Swan Hazard
Replies: 19
Views: 764

Re: Swan Hazard

It's easy to say - but just ignore it. I've had one on my back deck flapping and hissing and appart from cold wet wing feathers on my neck it didn't do any great harm, got fed up and just swam beside me for a bit - on my way back it didn't bother me at all. A vet friend tells me that, after a certai...
by pathbrae
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The new jetski?
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: The new jetski?

Can't help thinking a BA would have been more use than a helmet.....

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