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by simon64
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommendations for cheap lightweight kayaks
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Recommendations for cheap lightweight kayaks

Have a search for the point 65 modular kayaks, they are 2 or 3 part so each bit is reasonably light, though the whole kayak is heavy, another advantage is they take up less room in garage. They do sit on and sit in versions, can be made either tandem or single by adding/removing sections, I have nev...
by simon64
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddlock vs Leverlock
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Paddlock vs Leverlock

I have used both the Celtic paddlelock and leverlock, I found even with care the paddllock system prone to seizing, and is less convinient to adjust as you need an allen key to loosen the joint, I would only have this system if you need to have a 4 part paddle, that converts to L and R handed, and e...
by simon64
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Atlantic RM experiences please?
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: North Shore Atlantic RM experiences please?

I demoed the Atlantic RM at Oban, seemed nice enough but found the fit tighter than the small Stratos I was paddling at the time, The new composite Atlantic Evolution was lovely, As was the Voyager 16.1, the kayak I didn’t expect to like but ended up buying was the P&H virgo, which had the good poin...
by simon64
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Point 65°N Sweden Touring Kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Point 65°N Sweden Touring Kayaks

For the sort of money they are asking for those, something like the Islander Bolero (previously Dagger Charleston) would be a much better bet at approx £600 new. I used to have the Charleston 14 and did some great sea trips in it as well as river touring. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/upload...
by simon64
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Celtic Mania 5pc - now sold
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: FS Celtic Mania 5pc

Sorry Sold
by simon64
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Lendal Padlock parts
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Lendal Padlock parts

I am sure Celtic will make the cranked shaft for you, it probably isn’t on the main menu as it would be a custom build needing measurements from you.
I recently ordered a paddle from them that was non standard and they were happy to accommodate my needs.
by simon64
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Complete Novice looking for Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Complete Novice looking for Advice

Regarding paddles, can recommend the Celtic kinetic 650, get it in the CF nylon with a lever lock shaft 205-215cm, you have full adjustment of length and feather, It’s a great Mid sized sea paddle, not too big to be a strain, I would avoid the paddlelock joints as they and are prone to seizing up un...
by simon64
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Complete Novice looking for Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Complete Novice looking for Advice

I think the 14-15 ft plastic touring/short sea kayak is a good starting point, I paddle a P&H Virgo that I cannot fault, however they are over a £1000. The following kayaks I have owned and recommend. Perception Expression 14, dagger Alchemy L (the S is XS), Dagger Stratos S (not great in a straight...
by simon64
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Celtic mania 5 piece paddle
Replies: 0
Views: 250

FS Celtic mania 5 piece paddle

Used twice, good condition, some minor marks on blades, this is a 5 piece packraft paddle 205-215 cm, L or R, paddlelock joints, lever lock adjustment, CF nylon blade. Good Durable paddle for touring. £130 inc post https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1594312104982-3900.png https://me...
by simon64
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Celtic Mania 5pc - now sold
Replies: 2
Views: 155

FS Celtic Mania 5pc - now sold

Used twice, good condition, some minor marks on blades, this is a 5 piece packraft paddle 205-215 cm, L or R, paddlelock joints, lever lock adjustment, CF nylon blade. Good Durable paddle for touring. £130 inc post https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1594312104982-3900.png https://me...
by simon64
Wed May 13, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boris says...
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

Re: Boris says...

Its very likely that this weekend we will see a mass of people overwhelming the countryside and making a return to full lockdown likely. The actions of the masses crowding Penfan on one day in march now means the entire Brecon beacons footpath network is closed, even for local people who can walk to...
by simon64
Mon May 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boris says...
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

Re: Boris says...

Totally disgusted that people living in different parts of the Uk now have different freedoms, so much for the so called United Kingdom.
by simon64
Fri May 08, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Volan
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: P&H Volan

My understanding is that the Volan is between the Cetus and Aries with a bias towards the Aries in agility and handling, it is not a glass Virgo, it is 16ft and I believe production has started recently on the medium volume version with other volumes to follow. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/...
by simon64
Thu May 07, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Volan
Replies: 7
Views: 801

P&H Volan

Found this pic, looks great, was hoping to have tried one by now, ho hum...
Will probably be next years kayak.
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by simon64
Mon May 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayaking beginner
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Sea kayaking beginner

Another one to look at is the Islander Bolero, which used to be the Dagger Charleston, a great budget kayak and should be a few secondhand, the S is quite big as its US designed.
by simon64
Mon May 04, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayaking beginner
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Sea kayaking beginner

Depends on you budget, secondhand makes a lot if sense as you won’t lose much if you re sell, but probably more important to get the right kayak rather than something which isn’t ideal but cheap ! The Kayaks I mentioned apart from the Virgo are all quite affordable
by simon64
Mon May 04, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayaking beginner
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Sea kayaking beginner

Have a look at the Venture Islay 14, they do two volumes in the sit in version, so will be easy to get the right fit, they also do a sit on version but that will be slower and heavier, all versions can be ordered with fishing rod holders. The sit in version is a nice touring kayak with good stabilit...
by simon64
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on Nigel Foster Shadow
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Advice on Nigel Foster Shadow

I used to paddle a Shadow made by Watermark in Holland, I found it stable but quite large, paddled it both empty and loaded, I am 11.5 stone. Paddled a Legend a bit but thought it was less stable, problem is the Legend has been made by a few different companies now so they probably vary a lot. If yo...
by simon64
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Canoe, sea kayak or sit on top?
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Canoe, sea kayak or sit on top?

Have a look at the Venture Islay 14, they do it in sit in and sit on versions and will take accessories such as fishing rod holders. Personally i think this length and style of kayak is a good compromise, you will be getting a bit of sea kayak performance with stability and ease of use. https://medi...
by simon64
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...

Virgo Looking good in orange
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by simon64
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...

Used my new Virgo for the first time today, its better than I remember from the demo I had, it is so well behaved in chop and wind, the agility is amazing bit its easy to paddle straight.
Very happy, I have paddled a lot of sea kayaks in plastic and fibreglass and for me this is the best yet.
by simon64
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Whisky 16 preferably Prolite
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Wanted - Whisky 16 preferably Prolite

I have been trying to get hold of a Whisky to demo for many years, seems point65 have no interest in the UK market.
by simon64
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...

Easily more than 65 litres, if i had to guess i would say nearer to 100.
by simon64
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...

I have experience in all of the kayaks you mention, I owned the Stratos S for a couple of years and thought it was excellent, it is agile, stable and affordable, seat and outfitting are as good as it gets, downsides being the hatches, especially the rear which wasn’t the best fit,and the kayak does ...
by simon64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking
Replies: 23
Views: 1716

Re: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking

I am purely into coastal exploration, poking around the caves etc, so don’t need long term endurance or speed.
by simon64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking
Replies: 23
Views: 1716

Re: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking

Thanks for replys !
by simon64
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking
Replies: 23
Views: 1716

Re: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking

Thanks will have a look.
by simon64
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking
Replies: 23
Views: 1716

Exercises to improve strength for kayaking

Looking at improving my strength and stamina for kayaking, have some dumbells, was wondering what the best exercises would be ? Obviously kayaking would be the best training.....
by simon64
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anas acuta still in production?
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Anas acuta still in production?

Its still on their website under classics

https://www.valleyseakayaks.com/our-kay ... anas-acuta
by simon64
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lomo Boots Are there any Alternatives?
Replies: 15
Views: 1711

Re: Lomo Boots Are there any Alternatives?

Waiting on some of these
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