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by adventureagent
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Standard Horizon hand held vhf - not picking up signals
Replies: 7
Views: 328

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: 1371

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: 1321

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: 1321

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: 944

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: 1160

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: 1089

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: 1211

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: 1176

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: 708

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: 1071

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: 1657

Re: Play the sea

by adventureagent
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GPS
Replies: 34
Views: 3784

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: 661

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: 23
Views: 2217

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: 2217

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: 1336

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: 805

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: 679

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: 1694

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: 4440

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: 589

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: 4138

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: 2091

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: 5214

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: 5214

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: 5214

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: 5214

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: 5214

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: 5214

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 ...