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by NathanE
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Yak rapid dry top small
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Yak rapid dry top small

Up on ebay if anyone's interested. Very little use by my daughter before she outgrew it.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481 ... olid=11111
by NathanE
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Jackson Monstar for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Jackson Monstar for sale

Let me know if you are interested - it's not in the Wirral!
by NathanE
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Jackson Monstar for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Jackson Monstar for sale

Only went active tonight, I was trying to be organised with getting everything lined up, I obviously was a bit premature!

Should be working now I hope 😁
by NathanE
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Jackson Monstar for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Jackson Monstar for sale

Ultimate playboat for the bigger paddler. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F232961479540 Low opening price, used but good condition. Listing opens Thursday evening. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. Nathan https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/...
by NathanE
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted large playboat
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Wanted large playboat

Any interest in a Monstar?
by NathanE
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: *Pyranha Loki*
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: *Pyranha Loki*

I'm very interested. I'll pm an email address for photos.
by NathanE
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost: Boat and paddles on the Crake
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Re: Lost: Boat and paddles on the Crake

Sounds like a fun freshers week!
by NathanE
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Drysuit advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Drysuit advice needed

I have bought a couple of good condition second hand suits in the past both for around £200. The first has now had seals replaced by rubberman (highly recommended) but after 5 years is still going reasonably well generally used where a bit of damp doesn't worry me. The other is still great after 2 y...
by NathanE
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Jackson monstar wanted!!
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Jackson monstar wanted!!

Unusual first boat. Have you paddled one to know it's the right one for you?
by NathanE
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I think I might paddle too much because....
Replies: 23
Views: 1875

Re: I think I might paddle too much because....

Jim wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:49 pm
NathanE wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:45 am
You need a sat nav to tell you it's getting dark?
Can you think of an easier way to tell?
When I start reversing into walls!
by NathanE
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I think I might paddle too much because....
Replies: 23
Views: 1875

Re: I think I might paddle too much because....

You need a sat nav to tell you it's getting dark?
by NathanE
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Port Erin lifeboat call out
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Port Erin lifeboat call out

Hmm, just seen the Port Erin (Isle of Man) lifeboat bring in two inflatable kayaks with paddlers. One wearing a lifejacket the other not, neither seem wet, but given that there is a good force 5 easterly (offshore) breeze they were probably half way to Ireland by the time they were recovered! I gues...
by NathanE
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Apparently violence is fine, but paddling on a river isn't..
Replies: 26
Views: 3265

Re: Apparently violence is fine, but paddling on a river isn

Some time in the dim and distant past there was a mass protest ramble event in Derbyshire (I think) where hundreds, if not thousands of ramblers from Lancashire and Yorkshire peacefully climbed a hill with disputed access rights. This turned out to be pretty fundamental in establishing public rights...
by NathanE
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: fibreglass coracle
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: WANTED: fibreglass coracle

Niche request!

I reckon if you had posted after a full carbon one you'd have been inundated with replies by now, glass fibre is so yesterday ;)

Have you thought about making one? I imagine it would be a fun and achievable project.

Good luck.
by NathanE
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013
Replies: 90
Views: 7941

Re: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013

You might not be able to paddle at 10 knots, but on the face of a big green wave many kayaks seem to plane. Isn't this how they start to get the boat to be able to bounce and spin more easily? Agreed, as I said only when surfing have I ever seen a kayak plane. In river running I have never experien...
by NathanE
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Glasgow Whitewater Course - Pinkston Watersports
Replies: 9
Views: 1989

Re: Glasgow Whitewater Course - Pinkston Watersports

How clean is the water? It doesn't look great :/ I reckon you've got great eyesight, cos I have no idea how you can tell how clean water is from that film. There's no sign of bog roll or turds, no evidence of chemical froth or oil slicks. Whilst the water isn't blue, unless all your paddling is don...
by NathanE
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013
Replies: 90
Views: 7941

Re: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013

Coming from a sailing background I always thought that planing was achieved at the point when forward speed led to an air cushion being developed under the hull radically reducing drag. This happens at variable speeds depending on hull design, but typically is highly unlikely to happen below 10 knot...
by NathanE
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Suggestions for high water beginners Lakes rivers
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Suggestions for high water beginners Lakes rivers

Rothay is a nice bimble with some wave trains in really high conditions and one short section (50m ish) of g2/3 on the approach to under loughrig. Put in on Grasmere for some lake traverses, the newish hotel right on the lake before the turn off to the village has always let us put in in the past, a...
by NathanE
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many kayaks on a VW transporter roof?
Replies: 18
Views: 2357

Re: How many kayaks on a VW transporter roof?

Remember the faster you drive the more aerodynamic lift there is on the boats so the lower the effective load. This means that as long as you are not going round corners you can at least double the standard load if you're travelling at motorway speeds, so I reckon that 8-10 should be fine ;)
by NathanE
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Liquid logic pop
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: Liquid logic pop

My only "surf" experience was in my monstar, which, like you i took with me on the off chance there would be waves in brittany last year. whilst it wasn't a carving boat it was a total hoot and I loved every minute. Do it.
by NathanE
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Evan Garcia accident
Replies: 6
Views: 2805

Re: Evan Garcia accident

There must be times when kayak manufacturers wish their logos were less prominent!

What on earth happened to the boat on the first descent? It seemed to bounce up a good 20 feet or so after landing!
by NathanE
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pin situation and its remedy
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: Pin situation and its remedy

Sad news from Grizedale, there was a fatality on force falls on Sunday, not a paddler, but a bank side walker apparently slipped into the falls and was drowned. Terrible news. Be safe all.
by NathanE
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stupidly big feet and drysuits
Replies: 16
Views: 1648

Re: Stupidly big feet and drysuits

I have size 13 (49) feet. I'm fine with typhoon xl suit socks, and wear a thin pair of wool socks under, and a pair of size 14 keen gorge boots with insoles removed over. Keen no longer make these, but I got mine recently from amazon in the us as end of line c £30 delivered. There may still be bigge...
by NathanE
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The design of the coaming must be important
Replies: 24
Views: 2402

Re: The design of the coaming must be important

Looks fine to me. Goes on easy, releases easy. Any deck when fitted front and back has to be stretched at the side to fit in my experience so I don't think the gaps that I think you are worried about are a problem.
by NathanE
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Oban vs Pembrokeshire for a guided day trip
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: Oban vs Pembrokeshire for a guided day trip

With a warning that I've never paddled in Scotland, but have spent lots of time in the past near Oban climbing, I'd say that the coast up there is equally spectacular. AFAIK there's everything from monster tidal races to sheltered sea loch environments, the scenery is amazing and the sea, air and sh...
by NathanE
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: hurley friday 3rd?
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: hurley friday 3rd?

Sounds Good Colin, will do.

I'm pretty keen to find early weekend slots to avoid the worst of the traffic on the m25 and make the most of time later in the day if that suits.
by NathanE
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: hurley friday 3rd?
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: hurley friday 3rd?

TechnoEngineer wrote:Hurley is way too big at the moment; no-one is paddling there!
Aha, thanks for letting me know. Just a bit pants that when it's raining I'm stuck at home and there's too much water to play in the wiers!
by NathanE
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: hurley friday 3rd?
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

hurley friday 3rd?

I've never been to Hurley but will be therabouts tomorrow. Anyone fancy a lunchtime/early afternoon trip to show me the ropes?

Whilst I'm new to playboating I don't need a nanny, just some company, as I'm not a fan of the idea of paddling solo.
by NathanE
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: hurley friday 3rd?
Replies: 0
Views: 452

hurley friday 3rd?

I've never been to Hurley but will be therabouts tomorrow. Anyone fancy a lunchtime/early afternoon trip to show me the ropes?

Whilst I'm new to playboating I don't need a nanny, just some company, as I'm not a fan of the idea of paddling solo.
by NathanE
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddler rescued on Dart
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Re: Paddler rescued on Dart

The casualty was rescued from the river by the Special Rescue Team using throw lines and eight dry suits That's a novel technique that I've not seen the fire crews using at mile End mill, I guess they inflate the 8 dry suits and float them across the river like a raft! It always amazes me how often...