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by PSK
Thu May 03, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: UK Circumnavigation Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: UK Circumnavigation Presentation

Aah, pressure on now then!
by PSK
Wed May 02, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: UK Circumnavigation Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 498

UK Circumnavigation Presentation

For anyone in North wales on Saturday 12th May and interested in the story of the UK Circumnavigation trips, I'll be giving a presentation at Snowdonia Watersports, Llanberis at 18:30.
Booking via Snowdonia Watersports.

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John Willacy
by PSK
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Customer Service - Whitewater The Canoe Centre
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Customer Service - Whitewater The Canoe Centre

I was a little surprised when I broke the strap on my helmet. I was also slightly dis-chuffed to find the receipt showed it was out of warranty too (of course it had to be). But those very nice people at Whitewater The Canoe Centre got together with those other nice people at Sweet Protection to se...
by PSK
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Customer Service - Whitewater The Canoe Centre
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Customer Service - Whitewater The Canoe Centre

I was a little surprised when I broke the strap on my Sweet Strutter helmet. I was also slightly dis-chuffed to find the receipt showed it was out of warranty too (of course it had to be). But those very nice people at Whitewater The Canoe Centre got together with those other nice people at Sweet Pr...
by PSK
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for Epic sea kayak/ Taran 16/18 sea kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Looking for Epic sea kayak/ Taran 16/18 sea kayak

Pete Evans has a Taran 16 for sale in N. Wales

https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceSeaKayak/

a few posts down
by PSK
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deck Size for Avocet LV
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Deck Size for Avocet LV

Hi Mark I can supply custom neoprene decks if you want. We should have a template for an Avocet, if not if you supply one you'll get a deck that fits your boat exactly. We can also supply customised printing on the deck etc. I'm putting together an order now; as the decks are all individually manufa...
by PSK
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: ROUND BRITAIN KAYAK TRIP
Replies: 14
Views: 1749

Re: ROUND BRITAIN KAYAK TRIP

Hello Simon The UK trip is far from easy, it's challenging and demanding with many unpleasant days, in fact it's quite hard. Unfortunately it's not all palm trees, sunshine, bikini's and cocktails on the beach - more wet, windy and Withernsea! The trip teaches many things: It's a great way to learn ...
by PSK
Sat May 27, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tidal constants and ebb tide beginning earlier - Why?
Replies: 17
Views: 1873

Re: Tidal constants and ebb tide beginning earlier - Why?

I've been keeping Slack-water records for various spots around the Anglesey coastline for a number of years now, though a computer blowout means I lost my figures prior to 2006 (never found the backup disc either - bum). I started this when I thought that some of the published figures didn't really ...
by PSK
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Devizes to Westminster guestion
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: Devizes to Westminster guestion

Congratulations Norbert. Well done.
by PSK
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cruising inertia
Replies: 19
Views: 1649

Re: Cruising inertia

Apologies, can no longer edit the previous post - this should do it, perhaps, sort of, well hopefully... A bit rough and ready but added weights to the list of my short TT results: http://www.performanceseakayak.co.uk/Pages/TimeTrials/TimeTrialBBJW.php All weight listed entries are for a Taran For a...
by PSK
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cruising inertia
Replies: 19
Views: 1649

Re: Cruising inertia

A bit rough and ready but added weights to the list of my short TT results: http://www.performanceseakayak.co.uk/Pages/Portal/portalBBJW.php PROBS - THIS ONE DOESN'T WORK AT THE MO All weight listed entries are for a Taran For a longer distance, but with more sketchy records: http://www.performances...
by PSK
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Swellie Wave
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Swellie Wave

Aah, that would be telling...



Contact me via PSK website if you would like some details.

JW
by PSK
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wings?
Replies: 18
Views: 1988

Re: Wings?

by PSK
Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is Palm gear really that bad ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3282

Re: Is Palm gear really that bad ?

I took a set of Palm Ion trousers on my UK Circumnav this year, along with a Chinook cag and a Vortex(?) t-shirt cag . I also took a set of Kokatat Gore-Tex trousers and a couple of Kokatat cags. The Gore-Tex was the better fabric, but it does cost more - the Ions did the job fine for me. The only t...
by PSK
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: UK clockwise and now counterclockwise
Replies: 8
Views: 2313

Re: UK clockwise and now counterclockwise

A 'post-dated' blog is now up and running:

http://www.anticlockwisekayak.blogspot.co.uk/

JW
by PSK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Are all kayak trolleys junk?
Replies: 27
Views: 7514

Re: Are all kayak trolleys junk?

I took the KCS trolley on my 2012 UK Circumnavigation. Unfortunately it collapsed, causing the only real damage that the boat suffered on the trip. I couldn't get hold of a decent trolley for the 2015 UK Circ trip, so I had one made. It did the job admirably. The longest 'trolley' was 2km across the...
by PSK
Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayakers Camping and Launching, Cuan Ferry, Oban, Argyll
Replies: 6
Views: 2628

Re: Kayakers Camping and Launching, Cuan Ferry, Oban, Argyll

I stopped overnight as I paddled down the west coast this 'summer'. I was very impressed with the facilities and would like to say a thank-you for going to the trouble of providing them for paddlers.

John Willacy
by PSK
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hello some advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 4094

Re: Hello some advice please.

You won't know unless you try Dave.
Get along to the pool sess and enjoy yourself - all you need is the ability to swim and the willingness to give it a go.
by PSK
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak-based Dissertation 2015: Participants wanted
Replies: 39
Views: 5988

Re: Kayak-based Dissertation 2015: Participants wanted

I always thought salt was for pancakes and sugar was for crepes, but may be wrong...
by PSK
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak-based Dissertation 2015: Participants wanted
Replies: 39
Views: 5988

Re: Kayak-based Dissertation 2015: Participants wanted

pathbrae wrote:best recipes for proper pancakes
125g plain flour
300ml skimmed milk
1-2 eggs
pinch of salt
by PSK
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Our New Toy
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: Our New Toy

Looks like a nice day out.

As expected, G doing all the work!

JW
by PSK
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: South West Sea Kayaking Meet 2014?
Replies: 71
Views: 9779

Re: South West Sea Kayaking Meet 2014?

Would like to join in but unfortunately I have to work this weekend, maybe next year.

Hope you all have good weather and a good time.

JW
by PSK
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak with upturned stern or not
Replies: 28
Views: 3859

Re: Sea kayak with upturned stern or not

Hello Peter

Have PM'ed you.

John Willacy
by PSK
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anglesey trip.
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Anglesey trip.

Yep, nice one.

JW
by PSK
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exped Downmats
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Exped Downmats

I have a 7 and a 9, both lightweight versions and both sourced from Summit to Sea.

The 7 does the job nicely but the 9 is luxury (and worth it!)
They both smooth out all the lumps and bumps to give as good a night's sleep as you'll get under canvas. Not used my Thermarest since.

JW
by PSK
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Three unexpected swims north of Ardnamurchan!
Replies: 20
Views: 1645

Re: Three unexpected swims north of Ardnamurchan!

Very nice.

JW
by PSK
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Menai Challenge 2012 Prize Draw
Replies: 0
Views: 1093

Menai Challenge 2012 Prize Draw

Ed and Andrea Steinemann drew the prizes for the 2012 Menai Challenge Prize Draw at the weekend. The list of winners: Alex Parker Matt Williams Ian O'Grady Steve Miles James Bradley Matthew Caunt Edward Caunt Jeff Parker Aled Williams James Stevenson Adam Harmer Pascale Eichenmuller Marcus Demuth Th...
by PSK
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Forward paddling technique
Replies: 25
Views: 1755

Re: Forward paddling technique

Of course if you develop your pedalling skill far enough Marcus you can do away with those dastardly paddles completely .. Amongst the considerable advantages: "Leaves your hands free for fishing, photography or holding a drink." (Just the thing for Douglas? For the photography, not the drinking tha...