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by foxtrot
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Northshore Atlantic - leaking pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Northshore Atlantic - leaking pipe

Are you sure the pipe is the culprit? I have the newer model and it does get some robust treatment, so much so that I had to reseal both foam bulkheads. Water from the cockpit was seeping into the rest of the boat.
by foxtrot
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?
Replies: 13
Views: 1586

Re: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?

As a solo paddler I endorse Charleston 4's advice. I, too, simply want to paddle and have fun, I made the decision to have a plastic Atlantic because it would take a lot of punishment - it has. However, I do not have the worry of repairs or of being ever so precious about launching, landing or explo...
by foxtrot
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roof mounted carrier
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Roof mounted carrier

Have used the same set of AJ foam cradles for the last 6 years with no problems at all, they are cheap, simple and effective. To prolong their life and stop the keel being abraded by sand embedded in the open cell foam I stuck some Karrimat to the upper surface. This also allows the boat to slide on...
by foxtrot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 4088

Re: Knives

Mora Companion F Rescue Knife - has a blunt tip, serrated edge and made of stainless steel. An excellent rope cutter and with the blunt tip spreads peanut butter and jam very effectively. Carriied on left shoulder of BA in its flourescent sheath. For those who have qualms about fixed blade knives an...
by foxtrot
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: New Wizard's Sleeve
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: New Wizard's Sleeve

A rather unfotunate name!
by foxtrot
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sandy Skeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1341

Re: Sandy Skeg

Duct tape is your friend! Use the tape to cover the skeg box working from the front to the rear leaving enough surplus to make a loop. Make a loop in one end of a 2 metre length of cord and thread the surplus duct tape through this and then press the 2 adhesive faces together. Attach the other end o...
by foxtrot
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Venture Islay 14 SOT vs Triumph 13
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Venture Islay 14 SOT vs Triumph 13

I am thinking about one of the above for short coastal trips and some fishing, the Islay with the built in skeg is my theoretical preferred option. Currently neither are available to demo but I will have a paddle in both before making a decision. Are there any owners out there who would like to comm...
by foxtrot
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Hobie Revolution 16
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Re: Hobie Revolution 16

An update for those interested in this new boat. I have been in contact with Chris at the Canoe Shops Group (http://www.canoe-shops.co.uk) and he anticipates having a Revolution 16 demo. available in early 2017.
by foxtrot
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Hobie Revolution 16
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Hobie Revolution 16

Has anybody got they hands on one of these yet? I am particularly interested in their stability and performance in rougher sea states (5-6). I currently paddle a sea kayak but a deteriorating, arthritic shoulder means that my conventional paddling days are coming to an end. Have read the reviews, bu...
by foxtrot
Thu May 26, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Excellent Service and Product
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Excellent Service and Product

Thanks to Ronnie at KCS for the advice and Expedition Trolley which arrived today. My DIY trolley "died" and having read the reviews about KCS I decided to upgrade. Wish I had done so earlier!
by foxtrot
Thu May 28, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recomend me a tarp - -
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: Recomend me a tarp - -

Robens Tarp 3m x 3m from Taunton Leisure £35.99. I cannot fault it and make a wedge shaped shelter with an old walking pole. Big enough for 2.
by foxtrot
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GPS
Replies: 34
Views: 3507

Re: GPS

I bought the simplest I could find, a Garmin Etrex 10. It still can do so much more than I can figure out but at least I know exactly where I am - OS Ref or Lat/Long - at the push of a button, which is all I wanted. Shop around, there are some good prices out there.
by foxtrot
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: beach pebbles jamming skeg
Replies: 22
Views: 2359

Re: beach pebbles jamming skeg

Mask the skeg slot with duck tape, and attach a length of line from stern end of the tape to your cockpit area. Once launched pull tape off using attached line and check skeg operation. Not my idea but seen somewhere and handy particularly if solo and launching from shingle.
by foxtrot
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Perception Expression 15
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Perception Expression 15

FOR SALE Perception Expression 15ft, blue/white, 20 months old, touring seat, adjustable skeg. Usual wear and tear but no surprises! Currently at Chesterfield but I travel to Bristol and Penrith every 4/5 weeks and would be able to deliver along the way. Tel. 07999543607 or contact via forum. £360.00
by foxtrot
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Help with Sea Kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Re: Help with Sea Kayak

Recently bought a 15' Perception Expression having used anEasky 15' on a 4 day introductory sea kayaking course. It certainly feels like a step up from the Easky but thats just my opinion. I use it on sea and freshwater lochs and for some coastal paddling. Been very pleased so far, good capacity or ...
by foxtrot
Thu May 24, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS. Aiguille Tarp, Gul 100lt sack, Sealskinz socks
Replies: 1
Views: 198

FS. Aiguille Tarp, Gul 100lt sack, Sealskinz socks

Hi, Have the following for sale, prices include p/p within UK. Aiguille Expedition Tarp, Green, 3m x3m - a serious canoeing accessory. Used one night, GF insists we have a tent. I have sealed the central seam just in case! £56.00. Gul 100lt Dry Sack with back-pack carry straps. Bought and used for a...
by foxtrot
Thu May 03, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Lomo Compact BC Knife
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Lomo Compact BC Knife

New and unused, high viz. yellow. £7.50 inc potage to UK address.
by foxtrot
Thu May 03, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Palm Nylon Kayak Mitts
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Palm Nylon Kayak Mitts

Brand new and unused.£13.00 inc.postage to uk address.
by foxtrot
Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying Kayaks on a Car Roof
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: Carrying Kayaks on a Car Roof

If carrying a kayak right way up and bow forward what aerodynamic effects are experienced? Will a large amount of "lift" be generated resulting in higher wind loading on the rack and its mountings? Would it not be better to mount the boat stern first to present a more aerodynamic profile producing l...