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by adventureagent
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 123
Views: 25465

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: 324

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: 8
Views: 391

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: 346

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: 815

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: 672

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: 495

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: 815

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: 815

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: 727

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: 526

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: 727

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: 727

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: 1942

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...
by adventureagent
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?
Replies: 17
Views: 727

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

Thanks for the response, folks. You never know what you can do until you brainstorm. So, any more ideas out there?
by adventureagent
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?
Replies: 17
Views: 727

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

Sleepyfolk:
Indeed, I am looking for methods that don't make holes, have large protrusions that may get / do damage when I roll the boat upside down on shore, or during some sort of rescue.
by adventureagent
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?
Replies: 17
Views: 727

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

Pathbrae:
I'm new to GPSing, so I'm constantly gawking at it, punching, poking, etc. Maybe this will fade as I gain experience. I hope not. I love bouncing in waves, holding a paddle, punching buttons with one hand while holding the GPS in the other hand.
by adventureagent
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?

I've looked in the Almanac, to no avail. On deck, my gps is too far away. It also is perilously close to my paddle swing zone, making for irritating strikes as it rolls. Under a bungee, it seems to be too far away. On my spray deck, it flops around, making usage a hands-on thing. It is more readable...
by adventureagent
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64 Another simple oversight
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Garmin GPSMAP 64 Another simple oversight

The new replacement gps unit has had a good amount of time on the water. I bought a "screen protector" for it, as I scratched the screen of the first one on a waterfall visit in the Saguenay region of Quebec (Look it up, and come to Canada). That made it hard to see the maps, etc. I therefore put th...
by adventureagent
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64S - routes presented not simplified
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64S - routes presented not simplified

SO ... O ... O ! I had bought this unit one month ago, and was greatly infatuated with it. Therefore, it went everywhere with me. Casually, I placed it on the rooftop of my car "just for now". And that was the last time I saw it. Someone probably can't figure why this "phone" or "camera" doesn't wor...
by adventureagent
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Really bright torch
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: Really bright torch

I mentioned the Maglite. That was the flashlight the Provincial Police used for years. They even used to pitch them at fleeing cars. Nasty for that, and nasty to be struck with. Had a great beam in its day. The Fenix E35 Ultimate E light, on low, is just a nice light for walking 'round camp, looking...
by adventureagent
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Really bright torch
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: Really bright torch

"no harm done" is something worthy of more thought. Some manufacturers caution the user not to shine their light into the eyes of another person; apparently it can be harmful. Maybe that's what you want. I'm baffled by the number of items one purchases, for outdoor equipment, which are black. Such i...
by adventureagent
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64S - routes presented not simplified
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64S - routes presented not simplified

Thanks for this, Douglas. I'm feeling good about my gps choice, which was based on little knowledge, since this is what you're using. I'm using Basecamp on my laptop. Your last paragraph is a little vague to me, given my inexperience. My experience is, however, as you describe. The gps draws lines a...
by adventureagent
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64S - routes presented not simplified
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Garmin GPSMAP 64S - routes presented not simplified

I'm brand new at this. I have watched online videos, but this is not addressed so far as I've seen: I determined a water route on my laptop and exported it to my GPSMAP 64S. The "Profiles" categories list marine, recreational, automotive, geocaching, classic, fitness, and marine, which I renamed "ka...
by adventureagent
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Correlite X Scorpio HV - dissenting view to OP report
Replies: 15
Views: 1446

Re: Correlite X Scorpio HV - dissenting view to OP report

What a marvelous exchange. A most enjoyable read.
by adventureagent
Wed May 31, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: New spray deck tight?
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: New spray deck tight?

There are not dumb questions. Some answers, well ... Hard to believe, but neoprene spraydecks are easier to put on if you wet them. Sometimes you get it to the tough part and you can scoop a little water on it, and spread the water with your hands. Then stretch the last bit. Usually you can pull the...
by adventureagent
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Gnarlydog blog
Replies: 3
Views: 614

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: 857

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: 857

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...