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by SJD
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cag lining issues...
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Cag lining issues...

https://gearaid.com/collections/tenacious-tape/

I have used this on a Kokatat jacket with good luck, can’t comment on the Palm fabric.
by SJD
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flying with a 3 piece sea kayak??
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Flying with a 3 piece sea kayak??

This may not help much but if you are bound for Alaska and can get a flight with your kayak to Seattle the Alaska Airlines Milk Run will likely be your only option for Southeast and South Central Alaska. https://blog.alaskaair.com/destinations/the-milk-run-flight/#:~:text=Milk%20rides%20in%20cargo%2...
by SJD
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why is it wind over tide?
Replies: 24
Views: 519

Re: Why is it wind over tide?

So, SJD, you have got your answer? ;) JB To be fair, while I have not heard the expression under discussion before I do know why the word tide is used. Perhaps an issue of semantics, but it is just easier to say tide as it is an all encompassing word often used by the general public to describe wat...
by SJD
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why is it wind over tide?
Replies: 24
Views: 519

Re: Why is it wind over tide?

Some of you may find this interesting and may explain the terminology difference.

https://www.naturalnavigator.com/the-li ... -currents/
by SJD
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why is it wind over tide?
Replies: 24
Views: 519

Why is it wind over tide?

In the paddling in strong wind thread there is mention of wind over tide. Admittedly, I have never heard this term so I also did a web search. There is a long list of search results stating the same terminology and explaining the interaction between wind and water. This is not to question the phenom...
by SJD
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 30
Views: 817

Re: Into strong head wind

I know a similar topic has been discussed before but it was the first proper windy day today in a while and thought it looked good for some training .(around 45mph) the trouble isn’t kayaking into the wind or incoming tide but the crashing waves and wind slop which can be like someone constantly ch...
by SJD
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 999

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

Morning all. As the title says I'm doing a quick introduction and looking for advice on sea kayaking. I'm 61 year old and have never kayaked or canoed, though windsurfed and sailed dinghies inland. I'm moving from Bolton to Anglesey in the next month or so (a place I've know well and have visited r...
by SJD
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Capella 173 Skeg Hinge Broken
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: Capella 173 Skeg Hinge Broken

That may work if there is enough room, meaning width, in the skeg box to fit the blade, a bolt head and the nut. If the nylon does not fit, a stainless steel flat head machine screw and nut with less bulk may fit. It would be nice for information knowledge purposes to see what the original configura...
by SJD
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Capella 173 Skeg Hinge Broken
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: Capella 173 Skeg Hinge Broken

I do not have Capella specific knowledge but that should be a fairly easy fix. First, a couple follow up questions. In the third and fourth pictures are the dark spots some sort of adhesive residue? Is the laminate in that same area soft? If so, did you happen to notice water in the rear compartment...
by SJD
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Capella 173 Skeg Hinge Broken
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: Capella 173 Skeg Hinge Broken

It may help to post a couple photos.

Kajaksport has had several skeg systems, I see three on their current website.
by SJD
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Smart trak trim-tab install/retro-fit
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Smart trak trim-tab install/retro-fit

Looks like it would still require a bungee cord and hook at the stern for a temporary fix but that does not really change much regarding the trim mechanism.
by SJD
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Smart trak trim-tab install/retro-fit
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Smart trak trim-tab install/retro-fit

I do wonder if in the event of rudder cable/line or part failure would this trim tab mechanism allow the paddler to lock the blade to a centerline position; a sort of limp home device.
by SJD
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Chinese carbon Greenland paddle £179 including postage.
Replies: 26
Views: 746

Re: Chinese carbon Greenland paddle £179 including postage.

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Just to clarify, this is the male end of an old Werner.
by SJD
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Chinese carbon Greenland paddle £179 including postage.
Replies: 26
Views: 746

Re: Chinese carbon Greenland paddle £179 including postage.

You are welcome. I have two older paddles, one Werner and one Nimbus, both have the basic thumb push button like the one shown on the Chinese paddle. The difference is on the Werner and Nimbus the male end is open with a bonded in plug behind the thumb push button. The part that houses the push butt...
by SJD
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Chinese carbon Greenland paddle £179 including postage.
Replies: 26
Views: 746

Re: Chinese carbon Greenland paddle £179 including postage.

Scroll down a bit in the attached article discussing paddle ferrules. You can also internet search kayak paddle ferrule. I suspect there are several names for the same thing.

https://paddling.com/learn/kayak-paddle ... -ferrules/
by SJD
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rudder and skeg on the same boat
Replies: 37
Views: 1133

Re: Rudder and skeg on the same boat

Point 65XP - owners (a whole list of reviewers all complaining) replacing or having to fix the rudder because of poor design. Basically, don't condemn an item just because there are (a lot of) bad designers out there. Funny, because Freya paddled a point 65xp around Australia, in a shorter time tha...
by SJD
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Chinese carbon Greenland paddle £179 including postage.
Replies: 26
Views: 746

Re: Chinese carbon Greenland paddle £179 including postage.

As pictured it kind of looks like the male side of the ferrule may have been bonded in backwards.
by SJD
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: cockpit fit out and jelly for hips.
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: cockpit fit out and jelly for hips.

well thanks for all your responses folks. First of I get the impression there doesn't seem much of a consensus in terms of 'to achieve x, do y'. Perhaps i'm wrong? So initially padding the seat in certain ways sounded a good idea. However, on reflection if i was raised any higher i dont think there...
by SJD
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak/surfski/OC1?
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Sea Kayak/surfski/OC1?

I could be wrong, but when the OP mentions OC1 seems like the canoe in question is a 1 man outrigger canoe such as those popular in Hawaii. For example:

https://www.kaiwaa.com/ares-oc1
by SJD
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Romany..
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Romany..

I have experienced the opposite. Most kayakers I have known over the past thirty-five years really did not care for the Nordkapp all that much. The Romany and Explorer has had far greater appeal to many when comparing the two. Within the same cadre, the Anas Acuta’s main appeal is for rolling and a ...
by SJD
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone tried these boats
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Anyone tried these boats

In the US whitewater segment they are/were called duckies. Most I have seen were used with a kayak paddled.
by SJD
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old Anas Acuta, bigger paddler
Replies: 25
Views: 876

Re: Old Anas Acuta, bigger paddler

Congratulations! I have many fond memories of the two old Nordkapps with ocean cockpits I have owned over the years.

Which version and model year did you buy?

Pictures would be nice to see.
by SJD
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling
Replies: 59
Views: 2269

Re: Rolling

I learned to roll in 1985 and was taught the full sweep head up last method.
by SJD
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Newbie

Yes, welcome to the forum and it is nice to see a new paddler actively starting in the sport as you are. Here is a little food for thought on your kayak selection: Try to focus your efforts toward the type of kayak. You mention liking the Romany Surf and your interests appear to be near coastal and ...
by SJD
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: behind-cockpit pumps vs separates
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: behind-cockpit pumps vs separates

Looks like my experience with deck pumps is different than the opinions expressed so far. I have owned two Nordkapps, an'86 and a '91, both with Chimp pumps mounted behind the seat and right of centerline. Both worked fine and would easily empty the cockpit. I did make two modifications in order for...
by SJD
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling cag advice
Replies: 18
Views: 852

Re: Paddling cag advice

There is a US version in the Hydrus material.

https://kokatat.com/hydrus-3l-swift-ent ... ks-dsuhser
by SJD
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Prijon Barracuda - first (sea) boat
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Prijon Barracuda - first (sea) boat

Plus, there are plenty of options for a first sea kayak, plastic or composite.
by SJD
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Replacing lost skeg
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Replacing lost skeg

Aled beat me to it, I too was going to suggest a Valley skeg. Starboard marine plastic (HDPE) is another option for fabrication.
by SJD
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Prijon Barracuda - first (sea) boat
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Prijon Barracuda - first (sea) boat

In case you have not seen them, there are several reviews on paddling.com. Some of the reviews suggest this may be a case of try before you buy.

https://paddling.com/gear/prijon-kayaks ... uda-kayak/
by SJD
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch rim sealant not cured ?
Replies: 18
Views: 794

Re: Hatch rim sealant not cured ?

Was this “weeping sealant” problem solved?