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by Pitchpole
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ears
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Ears

blueythe wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:06 pm
Who experiences dizziness when rolling or exposed to cold water?
It's the caloric reflex. Everyone should get it if one ear suddenly gets cold.
by Pitchpole
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ears
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Ears

Swimmers ear is an infection of the ear canal which can be treated with antibiotic drops. Surfers ear is an overgrowth of bone in the ear canal thought to be due to repeated exposure to cold and wet. If causing problems it needs an operation to drill the bone away. I guess both would be less likely ...
by Pitchpole
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New to sea & touring
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: New to sea & touring

Hi Deaks101 Welcome to the forum and sea kayaking. The previous replies may seem a bit exclusive but they are right. 'Kayaking experience' covers a lot of things. We took some people out this weekend all of whom had 'kayaking experience'. One who previously sailed could manage a small overfall aroun...
by Pitchpole
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Foam
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Foam

Just watched 'Ocean Autopsy' BBC 4. Very interesting but depressing programme about our abuse of the oceans. They mention that upwelling of nutrient rich cold water in the spring causes the bloom. It might be more of a problem as wash off from fertilised fields feeds the algae throughout the year.
by Pitchpole
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Petrel Play SG
Replies: 78
Views: 2783

Re: Petrel Play SG

These things are works of art, this one is in MoMA New York

https://www.moma.org/collection/works/9 ... h_images=1
by Pitchpole
Fri May 15, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Foam
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Foam

I am sure many people will have kayaked through rafts of algal foam at this time of year and noticed the mess it leaves on your boat. Until the terrible events in the Netherlands (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/13/death-of-five-surfers-in-storm-shocks-netherlands) I had never really thou...
by Pitchpole
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Not kayaking, but visiting Scottish Islands in 1963
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Not kayaking, but visiting Scottish Islands in 1963

Absolutely fantastic. I particularly like the line 'living in a 19 tonner with 7 men makes you pine for the solitude of a football crowd'. Not sure I would fancy kayaking there this weekend though.
by Pitchpole
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Petrel Play SG
Replies: 78
Views: 2783

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: 78
Views: 2783

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: 6
Views: 709

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: 6183

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: 1441

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: 687

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: 2955

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: 687

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: 995

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: 1505

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: 1660

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: 4307

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: 2178

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: 1372

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: 3117

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: 13841

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: 3391

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: 3391

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: 1658

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: 1256

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