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by simon64
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Virgo v Delphin
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Virgo v Delphin

I can inky compare with the Stratos S, the virgo paddles straighter and faster but is still very agile especially when edged, is about the same stability wise and feels a bit more sea kayak than tourer, and is a better bet for trips that may involve going in a straight line for a while, the hatches ...
by simon64
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: lightweight 12-14 foot kayak? thermoformed?
Replies: 13
Views: 567

Re: lightweight 12-14 foot kayak? thermoformed?

Have you considered modular take apart kayaks ? Whilst the total sum of the parts may be heavy, each section is quite light and can be dismantled for easy storage and transportation, also worth getting a trolley to help with the journey from car to launch. You can also add sections should you wish t...
by simon64
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

Stratos now SOLD
by simon64
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

No problem, these are only my opinions, someone else may think the Hydra is the best of the lot, so still important to try them.
by simon64
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

The Stratos is a great, relatively cheap, agile and fun kayak, 2 sizes mean you will probably fit well in one of them, I have loved mine and will be sorry to see it go, downsides are hatch covers that aren’t great, the rear cover on stratos is a loose fit, the Stratos isn’t the easiest kayak to padd...
by simon64
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Good Places to Demo Sea Kayaks North/South West England
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Good Places to Demo Sea Kayaks North/South West England

Up and Under in Cardiff sell both models you mentioned and they do have some demo kayaks available.
I recently demoed the P&H Virgo and thought it was a very good kayak, also have a look at the Valley Gemini SP rm
by simon64
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Peak UK buoyancy aid
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Peak UK buoyancy aid

Now Sold
by simon64
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

Theres quite a few minor scrapes, nothing deep.
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by simon64
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

thoma83 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:33 pm
Out of interest what are your dimensions? I'm trying to decide between the large and the small.
I'm 185cm tall 87kg
Thanks.
About the same as you, would guess the large would be a little too roomy ?
by simon64
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

Arthur wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Someone is going to get a really nice kayak at that price. I thought you loved it Simon... or did you love it so much, you had two of them?
I tried the P&H Virgo and liked that more, it addressed some of the Stratos weak points, but only slightly!
by simon64
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm salopette M
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Palm salopette M

Hi, yes 07740466107
by simon64
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 615

FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

Approx 2 years old, usual scratches etc, very agile and playful kayak, good for rockhopping, day trips, surf, rivers, a great kayak. £450 Brecon. S Wales https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1565628985771-5640.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1565628985930-8070....
by simon64
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Peak UK buoyancy aid
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Peak UK buoyancy aid

Peak UK adventure zip in S/M size, very good condition, front pockets for kit and hydration pack pocket at rear, approx 18 months old with light use, always rinsed after use. £45 https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1565285101411-5920.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/...
by simon64
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New P&H model ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2632

Re: New P&H model ?

RichardP wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:54 pm
Has anyone tested the Valkyrie as yet shown in the north sea kayak video above?
Interesting to know thoughts. looks Racy !
Have a chat with Elan at up and under in Cardiff, 02920578579 he has experience of this kayak and was thinking of buying one
by simon64
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Vortex cag L
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Palm Vortex cag L

Summer cag, short sleeves, 2 layer breathable fabric, used maybe 5 times.
£35
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by simon64
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm salopette M
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Palm salopette M

Used a handful of times, durable and breathable 2.5 layer fabric, neoprene ankle seals, medium size. £50 https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1565279053833-3867.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1565279053897-4820.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads...
by simon64
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm oceana cag L
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Palm oceana cag L

Selling this unused, a very nice full on sea kayak cag, waist, wrist and neck seals, foldaway hood, 2.5 layer breathable fabric. Weather never been bad enough for me to use it so going to buy something lighter. £120 which is half what i paid. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/15652...
by simon64
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Virgo
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: P&H Virgo

View from the cockpit and the Lava version, you can see the moulding behind the cockpit for the paddle shaft, which i assume is for self rescues etc. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1565265338500-0038.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1565265348350-6633.png ...
by simon64
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Virgo
Replies: 1
Views: 457

P&H Virgo

Here are my thoughts after a short demo at Sea kayak Oban. Initial and secondary stability very high, kayak feels very steady in the water, not too high in the water like a lot of bigger kayaks, definitely designed for the day trips, though would hold enough gear for a short camping trip, it felt re...
by simon64
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New P&H model ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2632

Re: New P&H model ?

Tested the Virgo today, thanks to Oban sea kayak, thought it was lovely, agile but tracks well, very planted and stable in chop and wind, feels reasonably fast for its length,fun with a following sea, a good day boat that beginners and the more experienced paddler will love https://media.ukriversgui...
by simon64
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best sea kayak for a novice
Replies: 23
Views: 1324

Re: Best sea kayak for a novice

Put the P&H virgo on your list to try, has a demo today and thought it was lovely, nice and lively but really solid stability and agile too.
by simon64
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best sea kayak for a novice
Replies: 23
Views: 1324

Re: Best sea kayak for a novice

knowing what sort of trips you want to do will help you narrow the selection down a bit, no point buying a long and fast kayak if you want to rock-hop or explore caves and passages, and don’t worry if its not a “real” sea kayak because maybe a “not real” sea kayak is a better kayak for your needs, i...
by simon64
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best sea kayak for a novice
Replies: 23
Views: 1324

Re: Best sea kayak for a novice

Have a look at the Dagger Stratos, a short playful kayak thats totally stable and forgiving, though not the best for going fast in a straight line.
A longer straighter option would be the Venture kayaks Jura.
by simon64
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Perception Essence 17 vs. Wilderness Systems Tempest 170
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Perception Essence 17 vs. Wilderness Systems Tempest 170

Had the Essence 16 for a while, not the most responsive of kayaks, but stable and comfortable.
by simon64
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delphin 155 or Scorpio LV
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Delphin 155 or Scorpio LV

Oban sea kayaks. The Virgo will have to be very good to tempt me away from the Stratos, which for the price is a lovely kayak, ok the hatches aren't that great and its only single layer plastic, but its a great sporty little kayak, depends what you want to do though, it would be less than ideal for ...
by simon64
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delphin 155 or Scorpio LV
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Delphin 155 or Scorpio LV

What about the new Virgo ? Haven’t tested one yet but hear good things, will be trying one in August along with the Zegul arrow play and others, meanwhile i will enjoy my Stratos
by simon64
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Perception 2 Man Kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Perception 2 Man Kayak

Any chance of a picture and an idea of what model this is please ?
Thanks
by simon64
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New P&H model ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2632

Re: New P&H model ?

The day hatch behind the cockpit is of limited appeal to me, would rather have a bigger space for trolley etc, the little hatch in front of the cockpit more useful for cameras, snacks etc.
by simon64
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New P&H model ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2632

Re: New P&H model ?

Now on P&H website
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by simon64
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on second hand Kayak please
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Advice on second hand Kayak please

May be worth looking at the point 65 range of sit ons, these are sectional can be taken apart, so if you have the 2 seater, you can leave one section out to make it a solo kayak.