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by pathbrae
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: John Marshall - Queensferry and Lochaber Canoes
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: John Marshall - Queensferry and Lochaber Canoes

Hi Tucker

I've copied your post across onto a local facebook group to see if anyone comes up with anything. I'll let you know if it jogs anyones memory.
Any idea which Queensferry? (North or South?)
by pathbrae
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fowey harbour permit scheme
Replies: 27
Views: 1094

Re: Fowey harbour permit scheme

Mac, Please don't conflate England or Cornwall with "Britain". Whilst it's true that Cornwall has creeping charges for access, this isn't the case everywhere. Here in Scotland we have rights of responsible access enshrined in law which are the most enlightened in Europe. We don't have a permit syst...
by pathbrae
Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pogies for Greenland paddles
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Pogies for Greenland paddles

By the way Pathbrae, watched some historic inuit qajak footage and it seems that they had gloves. Sealskin? Open Palm?? Gauntlets??? Interesting - I've tried gloves, pogies and open palm mits and tend to find gloves fill with water, pogies retrict my hand and fingers too much but open palmed mits s...
by pathbrae
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pogies for Greenland paddles
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Pogies for Greenland paddles

I wonder what the inuit used?
by pathbrae
Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Swan Hazard
Replies: 28
Views: 1313

Re: Swan Hazard

Don't fight them - they are aggressive sods and won't back down. It will just make them worse. Top Actually, they do back down eventually - and will never bother you again! This from personal experience and from the experiences of a friend who is a vet and had often had to bring one in for treatment.
by pathbrae
Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wading boots
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Wading boots

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gill-Short-Cruising-Boot-Dark/dp/B07PVMG2HX/ref=asc_df_B07PVMG2HX/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=458884495368&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5482303348817064942&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007326&hvtargid=pla-1134883296152&psc=1&tag=&ref=&ad...
by pathbrae
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: PLB wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: PLB wanted

Can you swap a PLB registration??

I don't know - but if not it will be of limited use to you.
by pathbrae
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 34
Views: 1439

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

RYA response - also noting that the document and legislation should be restricted to "powered" watercraft. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has responded to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) public consultation on strengthening enforcement of the dangerous use of recreational and personal wat...
by pathbrae
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 34
Views: 1439

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

Just seen the other thread about Ibiza to Formentara. Let's hope this doesn't lead to something similar applying here eventually. Imagine being prohibited from paddling to Skye on pain of compulsory rescue! Or requiring some sort of permit or licence, no doubt granted by some authority at a cost. ....
by pathbrae
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov
Replies: 34
Views: 1439

Re: Government consulatation on watercraft as ships - deadline 1st Nov

I'm not sure what the concern is here? It's not a particularly well worded document but is it such a bad thing if there's a loop-hole closed where the irresponsible use of any watercraft can escape prosecution? Or do we all think that, as sea kayakers, we are never going to be seen as reckless so it...
by pathbrae
Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How do you stow your pump?
Replies: 37
Views: 1220

Re: How do you stow your pump?

If nothing else this thread shows that there's more than one way to skin a cat. In fact, I might even use "there's more than one way to stow a pump" as more feline friendly alternative.....
by pathbrae
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How do you stow your pump?
Replies: 37
Views: 1220

Re: How do you stow your pump?

Mine stays behind the seat and doesn't bother me. If I capsize I can remove it before I get back in, if I'm dealing with someone elses capsize then I can get at it reasonably easily in most conditions. The only time I don't keep it there is if I'm launching in surf - as it's almost inevitable that I...
by pathbrae
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fidden campsite - Mull
Replies: 7
Views: 637

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: 637

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: 16
Views: 1056

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: 589

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: 1382

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: 1086

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: 1382

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: 857

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: 2764

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: 836

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: 1299

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: 2764

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: 2764

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: 2764

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: 2764

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: 927

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: 2764

Re: Sea kayak paddle.

Is this a joke? If the OP doesn't have a paddle - what else don't they have??

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