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by Pitchpole
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Petrel Play SG
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Petrel Play SG

Thanks. I have found another supplier but more than you have mentioned. I'll contact them.
Dave
by Pitchpole
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Petrel Play SG
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Petrel Play SG

I am looking to build a cedar strip boat. Does anyone know of a good supplier for the wood?
Thanks
Dave
by Pitchpole
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Canoe or Kayak trips in Portugal
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Canoe or Kayak trips in Portugal

The West Coast around Nazare is a bit full on.

by Pitchpole
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Strip built kayaks
Replies: 34
Views: 5836

Re: Strip built kayaks

Hi Mike

10 years since the last post here. How has the boat performed? Did you ever change the method of holding down the hatches? Have you been on longer camping trips with it?

I have just ordered the night heron plans and hope to be on the water by the end of May.

Best wishes

Dave
by Pitchpole
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thermal rash vests vs windproof cag
Replies: 15
Views: 1245

Re: Thermal rash vests vs windproof cag

I have used fourth element for years, they are warm and comfortable. One downside is that if you get wet they absorb a large amount of water so if you had to get up into your boat there is a lot of extra weight.
by Pitchpole
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit seals
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Drysuit seals

Thanks John.

I think you hit the nail on the head there. I was looking at the diving section of the Typhoon website, probably doesn't apply to surface suits like you said.
by Pitchpole
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: car keys
Replies: 24
Views: 2677

Re: car keys

I have a VW and for £20 the local key shop will make a key that will open the door but not start the car. I just put that in the key pocket of my wetsuit/drysuit and lock the main key in the glove box.
by Pitchpole
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit seals
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Drysuit seals

Dear experts
I have a Typhoon Multisport 4 drysuit and suncream has damaged the latex neck seal. Would you get it replaced with another latex one or silicone? Presumably silicone is more resilient but less comfortable.
by Pitchpole
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Penlee - Gone but never forgotten
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Penlee - Gone but never forgotten

Penlee is the most recent but lets not forget all the others who have risked and lost their lives to help those in danger.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_l ... nd_Ireland
by Pitchpole
Mon May 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ilfracombe to Swansea Crossing
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Ilfracombe to Swansea Crossing

Coincidentally my windsurfing mates are considering the same thing. It's 40km from Caswell, obviously longer if you are going to Swansea. That's 6-7 hours paddling plus rests plus 3.5knts sideways mid channel (6knts at Foreland point) plus shipping. You can't see either shore from sea level mid chan...
by Pitchpole
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Waterproof camera -any advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1561

Re: Waterproof camera -any advice

Had an olympus tough that has worked for years but the most important piece of advice is to rinse it in fresh water after you use it then let it dry before opening it. The previous one only lasted one season because I didn't do that.
by Pitchpole
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Two paddlers - three kayak options - input appreciated!
Replies: 21
Views: 4237

Re: Two paddlers - three kayak options - input appreciated!

I had the Northshore Calypso (now Atlantic) as a first boat it had enough space for what you plan. It was stable due to lots of rocker but fast enough. Speaking of lots of rocker have you looked at the Delphin? I have only demo'd one but it is the sort of boat you never need to grow out of. It is go...
by Pitchpole
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What GPS do people use?
Replies: 21
Views: 2143

Re: What GPS do people use?

Has anyone tried navigation software on their phone with a waterproof case like IMRAY, Navionics etc
by Pitchpole
Sun May 18, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Oxwich rescue
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Oxwich rescue

Allegedly three non swimming novices were allowed to rent SOT's in force 8-9. Big surf further around the bay, I was overpowered on a 4.7m windsurfing sail.
http://rnli.org/NewsCentre/Pages/Three- ... h-Bay.aspx
by Pitchpole
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What do you do when you can't get out paddling?
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

Re: What do you do when you can't get out paddling?

It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good - literally.
Best windsurfing ever!

Dave
by Pitchpole
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking trolley
Replies: 18
Views: 3039

Re: Sea Kayaking trolley

I walk my boat to the beach about 1km away and over the years have destroyed quite a few trolleys. The aluminium tubing ones wear through the tubing at axle eventually but are pretty reliable until then. Large wheels are a huge benefit if you are going anything over a few metres. I had a Karitek one...
by Pitchpole
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Who CANT Eskimo roll
Replies: 111
Views: 13545

Re: Who CANT Eskimo roll

Is it known how often a severe or fatal injury has occurred that could have been prevented by the ability to roll? I doubt that statistic exists in a reliable form but am happy to be proved wrong. Failing that expert opinion is all we have and most of the experts seem to think it is an important ski...
by Pitchpole
Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Typhoon Dry Suit Sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 3225

Re: Typhoon Dry Suit Sizing

Thanks Ian

I hadn't realised about the neck seal. Hope you are comfy in it.

Dave
by Pitchpole
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Typhoon Dry Suit Sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 3225

Re: Typhoon Dry Suit Sizing

Hi Ian
Why the PS220 and not the multisport? It is around £100 cheaper and seems to be made from the same materials.
Best wishes
Dave
by Pitchpole
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thoughts on the Severn Barrage?
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: Thoughts on the Severn Barrage?

The Severn barrage may be off the agenda for a while but there are other projects being evaluated in the Bristol Channel:- http://www.slaythearray.com/ http://www.atlantic-array-supporters-group.co.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXEmHDQtXnw There are major concerns with both these projects rega...
by Pitchpole
Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Folding kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Folding kayak

My sister in law was thinking about a folding kayak. Feathercraft seem well made but very expensive. I came across these. http://www.orukayak.com/products/oru-kayak . I am not sure I would fancy anything but sheltered waters in one!

Dave
by Pitchpole
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flags on kayaks on roof racks^
Replies: 35
Views: 9884

Re: Flags on kayaks on roof racks

Alternatively put the kayak(s) on the roof and saw off any overhang beyond 99mm. Easy
by Pitchpole
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayaking / beachcombing /sea glass
Replies: 10
Views: 2536

Re: sea kayaking / beachcombing /sea glass

Kate Lewis who live in our village makes beautiful sea glass jewellery.

See-
http://www.katelewisjewellery.co.uk/gallery_395843.html

(and I'm not on commission!)

Dave
by Pitchpole
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Don't watch after meals
Replies: 10
Views: 1687

Re: Don't watch after meals

...CGI?
by Pitchpole
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H.Quest
Replies: 11
Views: 1407

Re: P&H.Quest

The point about secondary stability is well made. Paddling in bit of a lump the boat takes on a different character. Lowering the seat is important but I would also look at the fore/aft positioning. My Quest had two seat positions and moving it to the back one made a significant improvement to the t...
by Pitchpole
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dressing my little lady
Replies: 18
Views: 1990

Re: Dressing my little lady

What type of paddle are you getting her? Start as you mean to go on I say :)
by Pitchpole
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Growth of traditional kayaking skills in the UK
Replies: 48
Views: 3459

Re: Growth of traditional kayaking skills in the UK

I have bilateral bony exostoses in my ear canals (surfer's ear from too many immersions in cold water), I keep out of the water as much as possible. Hi Douglas. I am beginning to get these and it's not just cold water immersion that causes them. Cold, wet and windy weather is also thought to make t...
by Pitchpole
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pumps - electric vs foot
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Pumps - electric vs foot

Hi
I haven't done a direct comparison but the Attwood pump has been in my boat for a few years. It is small, empties amazingly quickly and can be passed to another boat if required. Unfortunately it has now gone the way of all electrical items used in damp places.