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by SJD
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Best Dry suit?
Replies: 21
Views: 1834

Re: Best Dry suit?

The one with the best customer service, repair and replacement policy
by SJD
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum

Adventureagent, Please choose your quotes more carefully. even though you're thinking "relative to the boat weight". I never said or thought that! In my 33 years of paddling, 6 of which was training and racing C1 slalom 4-6 days a week, I never noticed any adverse impact, or burden of end weight, of...
by SJD
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum

Just out of curiosity, have you determined for a fact that your XP 18 does not already have end pours? It is a fairly common practice. Unless someone gets a good clear look up in the ends of the kayak with a light end pours are not always obvious. Additionally, unless you are hypersensitive it is un...
by SJD
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum

There are several things you can try. As you have discovered this is nearly impossible, so get a helper. Your helper can be turning the screw while you hold the underside fasteners in place. To aid in getting the washer and nut stack in place try these things. Assemble the washers and nut by using c...
by SJD
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Test drive on the river Taw
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Re: Test drive on the river Taw

I realize this is an old post but I'm curious to know how you like the new version of the Eddyline Raven.
by SJD
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Vucum pump for repairs?
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Vucum pump for repairs?

It would help if you provide a description of the damage area and or post a picture. The use of vacuum equipment may be impractical, cost prohibitive or beyond what is necessary, and may not provide much benefit. A high quality epoxy resin (for its adhesive quality), appropriate fiber reinforcement,...
by SJD
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Water in my Werner
Replies: 6
Views: 1126

Re: Water in my Werner

Did you contact Werner? Even if the paddle is no longer covered by warranty they should be able to give advice on the proper action. Why drill holes? That means more holes to plug. With a little finesse you should be able to have the water drain out through the same hole it entered. That has worked ...
by SJD
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hiding from the heat of the Gulf of Mexico....
Replies: 21
Views: 2143

Re: Hiding from the heat of the Gulf of Mexico....

Have you done any paddling around the Tampa Bay area? I always found Egmont Key a fun and interesting day trip.
by SJD
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: assymetric seat in my old HM
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: assymetric seat in my old HM

I love the Valley hung fiberglass seats so would never cut one out for a foam replacement. Have you checked with Valley? I know there are complaints about their customer service but it may be worth the trouble.
by SJD
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp cracked seat, advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Nordkapp cracked seat, advice please

Please share with the rest of the class!

How old is your "old nordkapp HS?"
by SJD
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Gemini
Replies: 63
Views: 7677

Re: Valley Gemini

Thank you
by SJD
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp back rest
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Nordkapp back rest

I have always used a closed-cell foam called minicell. Absorbs little to no water and it can be shaped to fit your needs.
by SJD
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Gemini
Replies: 63
Views: 7677

Re: Valley Gemini

Looking at the picture I have one question. Are there two different deck and compartment layouts for the twins?
by SJD
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Gemini
Replies: 63
Views: 7677

Re: Valley Gemini

I get a "content currently unavailable" with that Facebook link.
by SJD
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Gemini
Replies: 63
Views: 7677

Re: Valley Gemini

All very "interesting" but back to the original question, are they in shops yet? Based on what appears to be no one seeing a production Gemini for sale in a shop and that Valley is taking them on tour in October suggests they are still not available in the UK. Is this correct?
by SJD
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Gemini
Replies: 63
Views: 7677

Valley Gemini

Has the new Valley Gemini boat(s) made it into the UK shops? We in the US have been waiting quite sometime.
by SJD
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Removing old outside seam^
Replies: 25
Views: 2937

Re: Removing old outside seam^

Question for JohnML and anyone else with knowledge, On your AA, before your repair work, was there any kind of fabric covering the outside seam or was it just gelcoat? My 1980 Nordkapp is doing the same thing as your AA, the seam is coming off in chunks and in places I can chip it off with a fingern...
by SJD
Thu May 24, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp Ocean Cockpit Differences
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Nordkapp Ocean Cockpit Differences

MikeB and anyone else interested in Nordkapps, Just read this which basically answers my cockpit question: "I have paddled my 1987 Nordkapp HS for the past 4 seasons. The way to recognize this older model and to differentiate it from the new "Classic HS" look for: - round rather than oval stern hatc...
by SJD
Wed May 23, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp Ocean Cockpit Differences
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Nordkapp Ocean Cockpit Differences

MikeB, Thanks for the reply and the great resource. It was actually the first place I looked for answers to my cockpit question. I am waiting for a reply from Valley, hopefully that will clarify things. Mark R, To answer the why question, there is something about the Nordkapp ocean cockpit and hung ...
by SJD
Tue May 22, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp Ocean Cockpit Differences
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Nordkapp Ocean Cockpit Differences

Hoping someone can tell me if there is a difference between the ocean cockpits on various models of Nordkapps. Have they changed over the years? I am thinking about a used Nordkapp Classic or a used Nordkapp Jubilee and trying to compare the newer ocean cockpits to my 1993 Nordkapp HM. From some of ...