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by adventureagent
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ears
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: Ears

The only thing not mentioned here, possibly just overlooked, is how you enter the water at roll time. I used to get a pain from falling in to either side. In time, I tried rotating my head, nearer the deck. So you might say I put one ear on the deck. That changed the angle of entry to the water so t...
by adventureagent
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kape Mistral 550, Arctic 585, Epic 18 Sport
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Kape Mistral 550, Arctic 585, Epic 18 Sport

This post may be too late and it is not a model you mentioned but there is a review of the Kape Hunter 510 on paddling.com. The reviewer seems satisfied with build and price. May at least give an indication of quality, value, etc. https://paddling.com/gear/kape-canoes-kayaks-hunter-510-kayak/ Just ...
by adventureagent
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kape Mistral 550, Arctic 585, Epic 18 Sport
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Kape Mistral 550, Arctic 585, Epic 18 Sport

This post may be too late and it is not a model you mentioned but there is a review of the Kape Hunter 510 on paddling.com. The reviewer seems satisfied with build and price. May at least give an indication of quality, value, etc. https://paddling.com/gear/kape-canoes-kayaks-hunter-510-kayak/ Just ...
by adventureagent
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kape Mistral 550, Arctic 585, Epic 18 Sport
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Kape Mistral 550, Arctic 585, Epic 18 Sport

Interesting ! The builder makes k1's, so I imagine the build is tops. The retailer sells a lot of top of the line stuff. Todays the day I go for a ten hour drive to test these on flat water. Surprised no-one has heard of them or used them. No videos except the mfg, and that's not a great sell. We'll...
by adventureagent
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea sickness issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1041

Re: sea sickness issues

A very good coach I paddled with when I was starting out pulled me aside within a few minutes of me launching with him for the first time and asked me about my contact with the boat. At that time I was more used to paddling rivers and I was strapped in to my sea boat quite tight with foot pegs hard...
by adventureagent
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kape Mistral 550, Arctic 585, Epic 18 Sport
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Kape Mistral 550, Arctic 585, Epic 18 Sport

Sept 1, 2020 going to test paddle on a pond. I'm interested in performance on chop, beam sea, maybe speed, turn. Seems to be nothing online except one guy whose paddling skills seem ... well, not that great. I use an xp 18, which is rockered, almost flat shallow V. For 20 yrs I used to use a Current...
by adventureagent
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Too much torso rotation?
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Too much torso rotation?

I much appreciate this discussion. I was fortunate to have started into whitewater when the national team came back from the Olympics. So right off, I got good coaching from team and coach. I wasn't the best student. I used to be astounded at how our paddlers seemed to paddle straight-armed, in fron...
by adventureagent
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Standard Horizon hand held vhf - not picking up signals
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Standard Horizon hand held vhf - not picking up signals

So I live in what is called "the highlands". I normally receive weather from another peak. The last two years this has become intermittent. Don't know why. So thanks for the report from Herbalist, as it suggests the weather reports are still going out. I had a friend from Kingston report that her ra...
by adventureagent
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Standard Horizon hand held vhf - not picking up signals
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Standard Horizon hand held vhf - not picking up signals

MARINE RADIO - I know we have a couple, but maybe many Marine radio users here. I'm inland, Ontario, Canada I have a STANDARD HORIZON portable vhf. bought 2012 = 7 yrs old I am usually able to receive weather here, a grand distance from most marine bases. I have NOT tried recently near marine traffi...
by adventureagent
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lomo Boots Are there any Alternatives?
Replies: 15
Views: 1724

Re: Lomo Boots Are there any Alternatives?

The boot I use are phenominal for quality and comfort. Online I read that some people were using them while they snow blow, so I figured they'd be good for spring paddling. Looks like they're phasing them out, but it's worth checking the other products, of which I have some. It's a U.S. company call...
by adventureagent
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gopro hero7: How do I get good images
Replies: 18
Views: 1566

Re: Gopro hero7: How do I get good images

Nice low brace by the red kayak guy. Not sure my lows are that solid.
Oh! May be that my speed is sluggish.
Another thing: I love the shine on that Think. Another thing I mismanage.
by adventureagent
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gopro hero7: How do I get good images
Replies: 18
Views: 1566

Re: Gopro hero7: How do I get good images

I have been trying a Gopro with my sea kayak and am very disappointed with the results. Either the subject is too distant, even though I have got in close. Or the voice activation fails, or the centre 1/3 of the image is the bow of my kayak. I've tried video, burst and single shots. I've tried deck...
by adventureagent
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plastic Welding
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: Plastic Welding

I'd say that's good advice and would like to add that a friend has fixed his cockpit rim of his poly boat, using G flex. I've watched for a few years now and it's not shown any fail signs.

https://www.westsystem.com/specialty-ep ... ned-epoxy/
by adventureagent
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Permit etc
Replies: 15
Views: 1241

Re: Permit etc

Mac50L - Good comment. I seem to paddle with a lot of people who know it all, and have all the answers. I like your questionings.
by adventureagent
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can anyone identify this one?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Can anyone identify this one?

Love the simple lines. Whata beauty.
by adventureagent
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weighting a kayak...
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Weighting a kayak...

Hi. I’m on my first sit-in and am finding it over-lively in confused estuary chop. This is stopping me familiarising and gaining confidence as quickly as I’d like. Would some small waterproof sand bags be worth experimenting with? The boat is called the Willow. I’m 160lbs. Thanks in advance. https:...
by adventureagent
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Impatient.... help!
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Impatient.... help!

I remember many years ago that the greatest impediment one man had, when it came to kayaking, was that he would tip over on the smoothest tongue of water. I couldnt figure it out. I then asked this award-winning designer what he thought. He suggested that the boat width was the issue. So a wide boat...
by adventureagent
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roof rack or inflatable kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: Roof rack or inflatable kayak

It's usuallly about the paddler, but I don't really believe there are bad boats.
by adventureagent
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak sail
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Kayak sail

Sounds like Mick was like the founding father of kayak design here in ONtario, Emil Maschek. Design awards galore from this Chech refuge. Excellent products, excellent value, and custom fittings and no extra charge. Integrity and generosity. First women's whitewater design/build. Record setting boat...
by adventureagent
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Play the sea
Replies: 20
Views: 1774

Re: Play the sea

by adventureagent
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GPS
Replies: 34
Views: 4112

Re: GPS

I use a Garmin GPSMAP64st. It has a few routes, a few way points and “stuff” like dams that don't have gates, hence no water movement risks, launch parking, eagle nest sites, and such. This unit replaces the GPSMAP64s that I probably kicked off one of my takeout docks. To whomever found or finds it,...
by adventureagent
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cold feet fatigue
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: Cold feet fatigue

Footwear for cold weather are a pair of these: www.nrs.com/product/2308/nrs-boundary-shoe Note that some of the company's reviewers even use them for snow blowing, rather than normal bootwear. That suggest warmth. As to foam strapped to the thigh, I think chances are good that they will be very diff...
by adventureagent
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 25
Views: 2570

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: 25
Views: 2570

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: 1484

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: 858

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: 706

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: 1792

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: 4861

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: 654

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.