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by psyalan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Padding out a kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: Padding out a kayak

Thank you Mark and Sea rider....yes I have experience of the Evo in the red tin, the real deal...
by psyalan
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Padding out a kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: Padding out a kayak

Many thanks Simongelder, appreciate it.
Yes, the expanding foam was a bit "out there" all right...
by psyalan
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Padding out a kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Padding out a kayak

Hi guys, I am back for more help/ideas which are always great on here. I have an Explorer, not LV or HV just the standard boat, great boat I love it. BUT, I do feel sometimes that i am not quite "connected" to it fully. around the hips mostly. So, I would love to hear of ways and ideas for fitting s...
by psyalan
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Compass Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Compass Fitting

Many thanks gents for the replies, i think that I will give Karetek a call. I did have a look today at some 4mm bolts and dome nuts, but the bolts seem to be very long or too short, need the exact size with the dome's. Thanks again.
Alan
by psyalan
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Compass Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Compass Fitting

Hi Guys and gals, I need some help please. I am just about to fit a Silva compass to my Explorer, any tips?? Do I use the screws provided or use a small nut and bolt, have to be very small, do they come that small?? Is drilling the boat straight forward, anything to watch out for?? I do have to dril...
by psyalan
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GPS
Replies: 34
Views: 4013

Re: GPS

Thank you all for the replies, yes indeed they have been a great help, I do appreciate the help....I might stick to the maps, paper, for the mo.........although "Dear Santa"...........
by psyalan
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GPS
Replies: 34
Views: 4013

GPS

Hi all, I am thinking of purchasing a GPS to take out on the water with me when kayaking, just to know exactly where I am at any time,exactly,any advice or recommendations?
by psyalan
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wet Suits
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: Wet Suits

Many thanks all for the replies, a great help as always.
by psyalan
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wet Suits
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: Wet Suits

Thanks Dakar, I got overheated once, a bit, nearly as bad or could be, as hypothermia, a problem all right I can swim, not a lot, but still learning some stuff so possible, great to hear what you are wearing, thanks Doing L4 training this weekend, will be wet.... @ John, ta, yes a bombproof roll wou...
by psyalan
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wet Suits
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: Wet Suits

Thanks guys, I am kayaking a few years, I have a dry suit, well dryish, but i do not really like wearing them as they make me sweat a lot. I intend experimenting with different methods to try to find an alternative. I was out on Wed in a shorty 3mm, underneath it a wicking layer, top and leggings (p...
by psyalan
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wet Suits
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Wet Suits

Hello all, Theories abound what to wear on the water. Can I just ask, has anyone worn a full wet suit whilst paddling, if so what was it like, was the suit a 3mm or 5mm, did they paddle for a day in it..ish. It is just that people say that they are too tight or constricting and cannot be worn for pa...
by psyalan
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delphin 155
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: Delphin 155

soundoftheseagull wrote:Great news, I have a Rockpool Gt and Delphin, its a great boat and so much fun.
I,ve never had any problems staying with the pack. Enjoy
Thanks Dave, looks like I will have it at the end of this week....cant wait
by psyalan
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delphin 155
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: Delphin 155

Hi All, many many many thanks for your replies, I have ordered one today, I ought to have it in a couple of weeks.
am so looking forward to paddling it, I will let you know how I get on....

A "hooligans" boat, excellent, cant wait....
by psyalan
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delphin 155
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Delphin 155

Hello all, I am thinking of buying a P+H Delphin 155, corelite. I have seen one or two for sale here in the recent past and would love to hear what their owners thought of them. I started paddling about 3 years ago, my first boat was a Valley Etain RM which I loved, I now have an Explorer which I al...
by psyalan
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: NDK Romany Surf for sale (Chester)
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: NDK Romany Surf for sale (Chester)

Hi, very keen, is this still for sale.
Thanks
by psyalan
Tue May 20, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Aldi Action HD camcorder - waterproof to 10m
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: Aldi Action HD camcorder - waterproof to 10m

We had these over here (Ireland) last week not too bad at all...heres a link to a 20 second clip last Sat with the camera....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=643293222414860
by psyalan
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling with a swamped cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 2124

Re: Paddling with a swamped cockpit

I have to say that during a rescue and incidents training session recently, I actually thought that it was Easier to paddle my Etain in quite rough water...it sits down very well and as someone said earlier, the edge of the cockpit is sitting down level with the water, it felt good, the instructor g...
by psyalan
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sea Kayak for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Sea Kayak for sale

Is this a glass boat? If so can you mail pics to alanjfinn@gmail.com please
by psyalan
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: waterproof cameras
Replies: 19
Views: 2116

Re: waterproof cameras

Hi all, I have had a Fuji XP for the last 18 months. It has been out in all weathers, many rescue practices and many capsizes, it lives in a pocket in my PFd or on a tripod lashed to the deck, (you can then watch the panic on ones face during attempted rolls and or rescues), it has gotten extremely ...
by psyalan
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sipre
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Sipre

Thanks very much guys, appreciate it.......nice to hear about the build quality, are they more "brittle" than a fibreglass boat.... Yep have a skeg at the mo, tried a surf ski with a rudder though and thought it was great so reckon I can get used to it........I hope Sorry, it is a carbon boat, are ...
by psyalan
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sipre
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Sipre

Thanks very much guys, appreciate it.......nice to hear about the build quality, are they more "brittle" than a fibreglass boat....
Yep have a skeg at the mo, tried a surf ski with a rudder though and thought it was great so reckon I can get used to it........I hope
by psyalan
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sipre
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Sipre

Hi all, does anyone have any experience of the Sipre Murano Evo, I am thinking of buying one as my first "lighter" boat, just because there is one for sale, no other reason....currently paddling a Valley Etain RM and loving it...any comments welcome
Thanks
by psyalan
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sticks?
Replies: 24
Views: 3184

Re: sticks?

I have only been paddling for a little over a year, but doing very well, level 3 later this year. I tried a GP for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was extremely impressed, so impressed that I am going to a colleague tomorrow night to start to make a GP from Cedar, with enough left on the pi...
by psyalan
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Donegal Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Donegal Islands

Thanks Pud,
I'd say he thought he would have to exit the boat,
Beautiful spot, we stayed in a hostel on Arranmor, you should try to visit, never knew so many caves existed..
give me a shout if you ever decide to come over....
by psyalan
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Donegal Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Donegal Islands

Hi All, I am just putting a link to my FBook page where there are some interesting vids and pics of Arranmore and Owey Islands off the Donegal coast that you might like

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=537989682927655
by psyalan
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Icom.m23.hand held vhf.radio.
Replies: 19
Views: 5149

Re: Icom.m23.hand held vhf.radio.

"I guess the Chinese have their off days too."
Love it.........is it true, is nothing made anywhere else any more.
by psyalan
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Icom.m23.hand held vhf.radio.
Replies: 19
Views: 5149

Re: Icom.m23.hand held vhf.radio.

I have the iCom M23, have it a year now and cannot fault it, I am still a relative new comer to sea kayaking and the set has had plenty of submerges, actuall nearly every time I go out as I am learning to roll, on a number of occasions it has come out of the pocket of my pfd, the light comes on and ...
by psyalan
Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: Spraydeck

Ok, Think ive got the Aquatherm/Neoprene difference, had a look on the site, thanks.
by psyalan
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: Spraydeck

Hi all, many thanks for the replies, a great help.....The Roanoke seems to be a non runner... @andysal...I like the look of the Reed, is the Aquatherm better than the Neoprene, I see that the Neo is dearer than the Aquatherm,I am old enough to think that if it dearer then it must be better, god help...
by psyalan
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Spraydeck

Hi all, looking for some small advice on spraydecks, have a Peak one at the mo, just the basic one and it is letting in some water, I was thinking of the Palm Roanoke to replace it, Q, any comments on that particular deck? Q any recommendations for a good dry deck? As always thanks in advance... Sor...