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by adventureagent
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 23
Views: 1104

Re: Stiff hands

For about a decade of ice-edged rivers and lakes, I used pogies.I tried neoprene gloves. Thick and thin. There is no comparison. It was troublesome to tighten control even with pre-curved gloves. Pogies, even just a thin shell of nylon will help. As noted above, re-installing the hand is awkward. Ne...
by adventureagent
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 23
Views: 1104

Re: Stiff hands

Nice, timely subject, folks. Mind you, here in Ontario, I just packed away my kayak under the porch roof. I'm so tempted to paddle, but there's only a small patch of unfrozen river, and the Trumpeter swans are the only ones on the water. And they're complaining. Sounds like a traffic jam.
by adventureagent
Sun May 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Water Carrier
Replies: 12
Views: 990

Re: Water Carrier

Well, (pardon me), I live in the country(side) now. I used to live in Toronto. My farm-raised wife used to talk about water taste. I didn't get it. She talked about food taste. I didn't get it. Now I live "out here" in "God's Country", my water is nice. I can taste differences from time to time. I h...
by adventureagent
Mon May 07, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Any ideas what model this Perception is and age please? 12'
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Any ideas what model this Perception is and age please? 12'

The first ww kayak by Perception was bought by me from a now-defunct shop in North Bay Ontario. Indeed, it was about 12 feet, it was the Eclipse. Heavy on rocker, it was a pain on long flatwater to the next drop. It would surf on most anything. The Dancer came some years later, and I knew it was a h...
by adventureagent
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can anyone identify the paddle?
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Can anyone identify the paddle?

Can anyone identify the make of this paddle, it maybe an impossible task and I do not know the answer but here goes. I bought it about 1992/3 when living in Aryshire from a canoeing shop in possibly Saltcoats or Ayr it was well known in the area and had been around for a while. They made the paddle...
by adventureagent
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Do I need a deck mounted compass or....?
Replies: 25
Views: 1429

Re: Do I need a deck mounted compass or....?

Do I need a deck mounted compass or would a digital device (with a hand held compass as a back up) cover me? The thing is that when you look down at a hand held, you may experience dizziness. Fruthrmore, like a car speedometer, you can see the environ,whilst looking at the compass. You don't stop p...
by adventureagent
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3380

Re: Carrying flares

That was the Moelfre RNLI that rescued that kayaker and yes indeed it was an orange smoke flare that alerted the public. Personally if I had no flares and no PLB I would put my money into a PLB first. A flare burns for a very short period of time and unless you are close to someone on the shore or ...
by adventureagent
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Silva 70P problem
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Silva 70P problem

I had a bubble in mine, too. I just took it in over the winter, and eventually the bubble went away. Eventually it recurred. I'm repeating the process this winter.
by adventureagent
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 2801

Re: Paddle recommendations?

Poor paddling technique (probably)? Regardless of the pros and cons of GP versus Euro (yawn), that is an incredibly arrogant statement...... It is arrogant, but that doesn't make it wrong, although there are perspectives to consider. After 25+ years of paddling I am just now working on learning to ...
by adventureagent
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 1554

Re: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail

Just for thought: headgear, screen tent / fly -
by adventureagent
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 3357

Re: Knives

That depends on the knive. I’d say that the Copilot isn’t as easy as I’d like to release from its snap in holder with wet hands. My folding knive is easy to open with one hand. I agree, the Copilot release mechanism is cool to the touch, and a tad hard to open. But it ain' gonna happen accidentally...
by adventureagent
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 3357

Re: Knives

no rust with that edgey file? ... A wipe with the proverbial 'oily rag' This included sailor's knives too. You'd oil a gun. Its not really much work. Used to be said the best way to stop a hoe/shovel from rusting was to use it. Then clean and oil it. Same goes for edge tools. ... I would add wax wa...
by adventureagent
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 3357

Re: Knives

no rust with that edgey file?
by adventureagent
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 3357

Re: Knives

Just about anything is available in a city if you know where to go. You don't need the internet. I suppose it could lead to a decline in knife-crime in the Yorkshire dales. Or Mull. If we really want to cut knife-crime, we need to do something about unemployment & social deprivation. High levels of...
by adventureagent
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 3357

Re: Knives

I've got a NRS Pilot Knife, in my opinion is just isn't sharp enough. Cutting 8mm cord involves sawing at it to get through it. It maybe just needs a good sharpening session (by a pro) and a top-up hone every so often to keep a razor edge. A lot of knives won't be shipped with a perfect edge becaus...
by adventureagent
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 3357

Re: Knives

I was in my favourite outdoor gear shop looking at knives. Aloud, I asked a question about the knives splayed in front of me. A man responded and demonstrated how he uses the blade to cut parachute cord. He explained that he was a paratrooper and that "this is the knife I use." So, knowing a fellow ...
by adventureagent
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tendinitis - advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 1349

Re: Tendinitis - advice?

Richb> However, it leaves me wondering how much less regular but especially awkward motions cause or aggravate the condition compared to very repetitive motions? A very good point Rich, I have had to stop using screwdrivers, even electric screwdrivers, as a few screws are now enough to bring on a r...
by adventureagent
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Just joined
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Re: Just joined

It's a long while since I read it, but didn't Allen Byde have an illustration of a Canadian canoe, with the hoops forming the canopy for camping? I never forgot it, but I never used it either. Sil nylon could make the canopy quite compact to stow. Hoops could be sail battens or such. They could be s...
by adventureagent
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: MCA Top safety tips for a spot of winter sea kayaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: MCA Top safety tips for a spot of winter sea kayaking...

Mark Gawler wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:00 pm
You should see this FB page embedded in the post, another user found that it was blocked by there virus scanner in Firefox but not Chrome.
https://www.facebook.com/MCA/posts/1551991421505301
I linked o.k.
by adventureagent
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cockleshell Hero honoured
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Cockleshell Hero honoured

Many years ago, I was paddling Toronto Ontario's Humber River. An older man approached me as I was carrying the boat to my van. He explained that he'd been in the Navy and was indeed a member of the Cockleshell Heroes. I'd seen the movie, so I was impressed by this claim. I count this among the real...
by adventureagent
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Face Mountain 25 Tent
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: North Face Mountain 25 Tent

While this isn't really addressing the issue at hand, I've found this product useful. It can have screen attached or detached, depending on need. It now comes, I think, in 3 configurations, of which the latest is smaller, screen always attached. Staking out at all tether points is tricky, if you use...
by adventureagent
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Outstanding service from Olympus
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Outstanding service from Olympus

I applaud you first, for applauding the good, no, excellent service of Olympus. All such service should be known. Good job.
by adventureagent
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 190
Views: 34062

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Nick, your Sept 21, 2017 entry is the first one in this whole series, since Feb 28 2014, to actually have a picture showing. All others showed a graphic from photobucket, indicating a need for update. Not sure if that is only on my connection or if everyone has been getting that. Looks like this one...
by adventureagent
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thoughts on Night Nav white lights
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Thoughts on Night Nav white lights

Sure is a good kayak roll, and without a skirt, by gosh.
by adventureagent
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Baidarka Explorer - Worth keeping?
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Baidarka Explorer - Worth keeping?

The boat's unknown to me. You don't necessarily need to load a lot of gear to make a difference in handling. A load in the bow may make handling quite different when it's moved to the stern. Most paddlers, I think, try to load centrally. I've heard comments about what I carry, such as "You see? I to...
by adventureagent
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: HTP Repair - Prijon Poseidon
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: HTP Repair - Prijon Poseidon

Someone in my club had G flex / cloth put on his poly kayak rim. Doesn't blend, colour-wise, but it certainly has worked. In his case, there was maybe too heavy an amount of cloth set to it. I'm very, very impressed with G flex as a repair mode. No doubt plastic can be welded and the colour match wo...
by adventureagent
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shoulder pain solved
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: Shoulder pain solved

Backwater:

Thanks so much for the information-filled video link from the Ricmond Canoe Club. It can only help my technique. Too bad the snow is already falling in parts of Canada. Still, I have several weeks of on-water time.
by adventureagent
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roofrack advice please
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Re: Roofrack advice please

Three or four years use. No issues: At a local hardware shop, I bought aluminum, square tubing. I created a rectangle, using bolts to hold together. It involved some Dremel cutting and fitting. Some fiddling involved. The intention was to extend the length to fit under the bulkheads fore and aft, to...
by adventureagent
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Keel Protector on Corelite PE Kayak P and H
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: Keel Protector on Corelite PE Kayak P and H

Jims advice re: West System G-flex epoxy It works very well on plastic. A fellow paddler has it on his poly cockpit rim. Don't ask how it broke there. I was told that it occured during rolling. (?) In this case, the repair involved heavy cloth. I think thinner/lighter would have been better. The Kev...
by adventureagent
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shoulder pain solved
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: Shoulder pain solved

Backwater:

Good one ! I just saw the start, and I'll review it often. Thanks.