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by adventureagent
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Gnarlydog blog
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Gnarlydog blog

Anyone know the web wherabouts of Gnarlydog blog? What's happened to him? I miss his innovations and reviews, pix and vids.
by adventureagent
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Paddle grip
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Paddle grip

Paddle grip: Information is available on the paddlers span from hand to hand and the angle of the elbow. If you mean 90 degrees, then a load of rubbish. A lot of YouTubes about it and the elbows are shown at ~70 degrees while the speaker talks about elbows at 90 degrees. They never seem to look at ...
by adventureagent
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Paddle grip
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Paddle grip

Adventureagent, is your question related to your xp18, if you still have it? Apologies, Nigel: I missed your post until this week. I don’t have internet here in the hinterland. I go to town, download, read/review at home, and next trip post a response. Hence the long intervals between my postings/r...
by adventureagent
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Paddle socks
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Paddle socks

"Holy Socks!" Nice, neat product from Canada, eh? too bad my XP18 doesn't have perimeter lines. Good idea.
by adventureagent
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Paddle grip
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Paddle grip

Paddle grip: Information is available on the paddlers span from hand to hand and the angle of the elbow. I have never seen any info on paddle hand grip distance from the junction of the shaft/shoulder/throat of the blade, and how this affects strength / leverage / power. Any ideas / knowledge/experi...
by adventureagent
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: bubble in Brunton compass,
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: bubble in Brunton compass,

So this winter, I removed the sphere from the boat and set it in the house. It's as mysterious to me how the bubble disappeared as how it came to be over last winter. No leaks, no bubble. well, maybe, but not the watercraft or its parts.
by adventureagent
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Source for replacement Skeg?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Source for replacement Skeg?

Maybe your original can serve as a template to cut one from plexiglas or some other plastic ? Great winter activity. I recall this group lists a host of fix procedures for skegs.
by adventureagent
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Boots
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Boots

I'm finding the best ever.
Warm, flexible in the boat, cushioned, protective harder sole liner, cinchable top, 18" or so height.
Check the web for users' reports.
http://www.nrs.com/product/2308/nrs-boundary-shoe
by adventureagent
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum

I have revisited the boat ends and there is no end pour. That is consistent with Point 65 not having an H channel or outside seam 'twixt deck and hull. The inside seam (mat) that is there seems (oo-ooh!) not to extend to the boat ends. Instead of using a light to see what's in the ends, I use a came...
by adventureagent
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum

Thanks everyone for the input. I did think of an end pour, but location of weight and useless mass. I worked for a kayak manufacturer here in Ontario who used "through" toggles. I was having trouble thinking how to do it in a retro-fit, and do it pretty as well as effectively. My most avai...
by adventureagent
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum
Replies: 10
Views: 659

SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum

The XP18, by Point 65 Kayaks, has on the foredeck and the afterdeck a longitudinal “trough”. Each of these troughs terminates with deck fittings that are countersunk. Each of the two fittings per trough has two holes. These accept the deck lines into two runs in each trough. Toggles are mounted off ...
by adventureagent
Mon May 02, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: bubble in Brunton compass,
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: bubble in Brunton compass,

Douglas, Owen: love your humour!
Renegade: Thanks. I'll check that out. Funny, I usually go that route first. Lost my weigh, I guess.
Happy paddling, all.
by adventureagent
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: bubble in Brunton compass,
Replies: 6
Views: 984

bubble in Brunton compass,

My Brunton 70 deck compass, after the winter sub-zero Celsius, has developed a quarter inch (Pierre Trudeau measuring system not imprinted yet) bubble. 3 questions: How'd that happen? (Hiccup from last summers heat? Porous globe? Air was under the card and somehow ...?) How to get rid of it? (put it...
by adventureagent
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Does anyone know what this is?
Replies: 24
Views: 2515

Re: Does anyone know what this is?

A sleep-inside toboggan? Only in Canada, eh?
by adventureagent
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: On a Wing and a prayer ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: On a Wing and a prayer ...

Thanks for the "get-back", Graham. Indeed, given the mild winter here in Ontario, I've not had the flutter/vibration. I am finally getting the loose grip and it's becoming a habit, I guess. So, I'll know, from your comments, that if I experience the vibration, to review my grip. I wondered...
by adventureagent
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Roof bars a cautionary tale
Replies: 6
Views: 3055

Re: Roof bars a cautionary tale

I have had a series o things go wrong with boats on racks. I've had epoxy / kevlar boats rotate and break the resin, but not break free; caused by passing truck. Always tied bow and stern. Another was on a day when I'd passed two canoe trailers many miles apart. Each of them was at the roadside with...
by adventureagent
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: On a Wing and a prayer ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: On a Wing and a prayer ...

I forgot to mention that it stood the test of 12 hours of paddling into a headwind and interesting water conditions, with only a couple of breaks. I couldn't walk when I hit shore to take out, but I think I could have paddled much longer, except for the onset of night. I'm doing something right ... ...
by adventureagent
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: On a Wing and a prayer ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

On a Wing and a prayer ...

Now December, I started using a wing paddle in April. The outfitter who eagerly sold it to me said he doesn't like the wing and "I guarantee you're going to go over!" The internet has been my coach and it was difficult to transfer text to task perfection. Several months passed as I transit...
by adventureagent
Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: GoPRO 3 foggy/very bad focus
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

Re: GoPRO 3 foggy/very bad focus

I had troubles and contacted the mfg. In my case, different to yours, I had to post it to them, and after several weeks, they sent it back, perfecto, no extra costs. That was warranty work.
by adventureagent
Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Broken Carbon Fibre Paddle repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Broken Carbon Fibre Paddle repair?

I bought a Werner because of the word-of-mouth report of a gal with whom I paddled. Her story of factory support was outstanding.
Therefore, I'd ask the manufacturer for advice, as well as here.
Best wishes.
Glad for that spare ol' thing, eh?
by adventureagent
Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: paddler-to-boat leash
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

paddler-to-boat leash

I haven't seen this topic on any discussion yet:

Experiences of installing and using a paddler-to-boat leash - forward or aft; the objective of which is to keep your boat from blowing beyond reach while you're out of it ( ... out of the boat, that is).
by adventureagent
Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Skeg-wire housiing
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Skeg-wire housiing

A couple of times my skeg-wire housing has jumped off the skeg box.

What would be a manufacturers reasons for not securing the skeg wire housing tube to the skeg box with a hose clamp?

If I do this, what could possibly go wrong (loading ... loading ... loading)?
by adventureagent
Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Point65N Rudder pedals
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Point65N Rudder pedals

Company may help if still under warranty, or as a good will act.
I've had the brass anchors for the bolts pull out. I used Gorrilla instant glue. Holding for several weeks now.
by adventureagent
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Foam Seat
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Foam Seat

For decades I've shunned foam seats, as they seem to invite tears/rips, animal chewing, water retention (cold). However, since I've started experimenting with a wing paddle, I created a pad to change my angle of catch. I used minicell foam, about half inch thin. It's not the full width of my factory...
by adventureagent
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: The mechanics of a good "float".
Replies: 22
Views: 2241

Re: The mechanics of a good "float".

Mainly, I was posting to let other xp18 owners know some of the fixes I came up with. I posted, some time ago, that the company was good for the warranty items I applied for. Justly, they asked for photo proof of some issues. My old Current Designs Expedition is like a relic in shape, being large ro...
by adventureagent
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: The mechanics of a good "float".
Replies: 22
Views: 2241

The mechanics of a good "float".

A bumper sticker said "Volkswagen - Making mechanics out of owners for 50 years", or to that effect. My ongoing relationship with the XP 18 from Point 65 is similar. I enjoy, like so many of you, tinkering with my boat and gear. So this boat is good in that regard. Along with the splitting...
by adventureagent
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Dragging kayaks
Replies: 13
Views: 3352

Re: Dragging kayaks

I don't do big portages, but nearly daily, I use a steel framed cart with 16 inch wheels to go about a hundred metres to the water, or shoulder the boat on its side from car to water. That's how I wore out two of the small-wheel carts in 3 months. Note that the small carts, with aluminum to plastic ...
by adventureagent
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shuttle blues ...
Replies: 0
Views: 717

Shuttle blues ...

A British kayaker came to Canada and was on our Provincial and National Whitewater Teams; he'd been a BCU paddler prior to this. His knowledge of paddling was grand: flatwater (the only one who could paddle in waves, ha), sea, whitewater. Ever generous with his time, he helped found an Ontario club,...
by adventureagent
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hello some advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 3542

Re: Hello some advice please.

Emil Maschek was an imigrant to Canada. He was an extraordinary, award-winning paddler and kayak / canoe designer and builder. He built hand layup boats: twelve footers, the first woman's kayak for his daughter to compete in wildwater, open canoes of forty-five pounds, and elite paddlers downriver b...
by adventureagent
Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Haghighi paddle stroke
Replies: 37
Views: 4918

Re: The Haghighi paddle stroke

I looked at this about a year or more ago; not sure when, but ... it's a stroke that's been around for many decades. It's a classic Canadian canoe stroke ( or open canoe stroke, if you will), which is where I learned it in my teens. I've used it in my Current Designs Expedition in narrow passages, t...

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