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by adventureagent
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 47
Views: 1771

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 - Gear
Topic: Silva 70P problem
Replies: 3
Views: 167

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 - Gear
Topic: Paddle recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 1743

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: 850

Re: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail

Just for thought: headgear, screen tent / fly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIpGpHrE6jM
by adventureagent
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 2204

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 - Gear
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 2204

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 - Gear
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 2204

Re: Knives

no rust with that edgey file?
by adventureagent
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 2204

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 - Gear
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 2204

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 - Gear
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 2204

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: 855

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: 701

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: 562

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: 478

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 - Gear
Topic: North Face Mountain 25 Tent
Replies: 4
Views: 457

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: 495

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: 145
Views: 27369

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 - Gear
Topic: Thoughts on Night Nav white lights
Replies: 6
Views: 481

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 - Gear
Topic: Baidarka Explorer - Worth keeping?
Replies: 10
Views: 734

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 - Gear
Topic: HTP Repair - Prijon Poseidon
Replies: 8
Views: 488

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: 1043

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: 914

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: 661

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: 1043

Re: Shoulder pain solved

Backwater:

Good one ! I just saw the start, and I'll review it often. Thanks.
by adventureagent
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shoulder pain solved
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Shoulder pain solved

Ya. It's simply amazing how a shaft flex / rigidity, length, and blade size affect the whole. Change just one factor and you're a new paddler. I started using the Epic small/med (women) paddle about three years ago. I'm blown away by how difficult it was to figure out what "lift" is, how to stroke, ...
by adventureagent
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?

Jim:
That's more akin to what I'm looking for, I guess. I think I'll have to get a hand needle and thread. Still considering a pocket of some sort, but "D" rings are simpler, and prob'ly more likely to retain the gps than a pocket.

Keep those cards and letters coming ... Lovin' it.
by adventureagent
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Video - Sea Kayaking from Above
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Video - Sea Kayaking from Above

Nice job. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Great company of people there. I feel ... envy.
by adventureagent
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?

Sleepyfolk:
Good idea, will keep it in mind.
by adventureagent
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?

Technoengineer: I'm not seeing how the gps unit fits in there. Doesn't it affect the compass? I see a bit of old duct tape there. I bought some Gorilla brand duct tape and applied it to the underside of my 'yak. In more than 2 years, it looks new. Just saying it seems better than regular duct tape.
by adventureagent
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rescues and letting go of the boat
Replies: 29
Views: 2209

Re: Rescues and letting go of the boat

You're so lucky to get kayak coverage of any kind. I seldom see any kayak stuff on the screen. We don't have telly here, so maybe that's why :) I love reading this stuff, because of that. Years ago, when everything was paper, I could only get accident reviews from The American White Water Associatio...