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by Backwater
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lofoten - the drive
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Lofoten - the drive

You could contact Lisa &Duncan Greene of Greene Adventures (other excellent sea kayaking guides are available) who do the trip, although their level of van comfort may or may not be superior to yours. Have fun. Would love to do the trip sometime too. Touchy folk though over there. :)
by Backwater
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling in a pool boat harder than a sea kayak?
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Rolling in a pool boat harder than a sea kayak?

I really am no expert but I found the length of a sea kayak tends to stop the surface rotation putting more of the paddle lift into righting the kayak. In a WW boat I always end up pointing in a different direction and often failing the roll because much of the stroke goes into turning the direction...
by Backwater
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: 2x Salopettes for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: 2x Salopettes for sale

Now sold thanks
by Backwater
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: 2x Salopettes for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: 2x Salopettes for sale

Still available. PM sent.
Thanks
by Backwater
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: 2x Salopettes for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 426

2x Salopettes for sale

1 pair Peak UK Explorer salopettes with feet, pockets and pee zip. 18 months old. Worn half a dozen times. No leaks or marks. Excellent condition. Size small. Best new online price £150. Looking for £85 including postage. 1 pair Palm salopettes. Latex ankle seals in good condition. Size small. £35 i...
by Backwater
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Buoyancy aids for sale.
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Buoyancy aids for sale.

PM sent re Explorer.
Cheers
by Backwater
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cetus lv
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Cetus lv

There's a great facility here:- http://www.kayakacrossthewater.co.uk/se ... son-chart/
If you want facts and figures........
Hope you have a great trip.
by Backwater
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shoulder pain solved
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Re: Shoulder pain solved

Oh well. There's no substitute for experience. I learned a bit from it though and my point, to tie it back in to the original post, was perhaps that good technique could be as important as whatever paddle to avoid doing damage to yourself. Instruction and feedback are important for good learning, bu...
by Backwater
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shoulder pain solved
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Re: Shoulder pain solved

If you have an hour and 13 minutes to spare you could watch Ivan Lawlers' Racing Kayak Masterclass http://richmondcanoeclub.com/members/kayak-technique/
Hope it's ok to make that link.
Plenty of food for thought. "Canoeing (kayaking) is not an arm sport".
by Backwater
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Northshore Atlantic LV 17 composite Sea Kayak for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Northshore Atlantic LV 17 composite Sea Kayak for sale

I see from your other for sale post you are in the borders, which is convenient for me. So really just looking for a guide price.
Thanks
by Backwater
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Northshore Atlantic LV 17 composite Sea Kayak for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Northshore Atlantic LV 17 composite Sea Kayak for sale

Hello. Could you fill in some of the details of the Atlantic, such as where in the country you are and a guide price and colour (very important!)
Many thanks.
by Backwater
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tent with a big porch?
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

Re: Tent with a big porch?

The Vango Omega 250 fits the large porch criteria. Stood up ok to force 7 winds on Mull, but not freestanding. Also top of the weight range at just over 4kg. Not tried getting it into the kayak yet. Coming in around £130 it's great value, but I've only used it twice so not really tested for long ter...
by Backwater
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Scorpio LV owners
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: P&H Scorpio LV owners

The Scorpio is a snug fit. I'm 5ft7 and size 8 boots and I do feel I'm wearing my boat. Not much room for stretching out. But I have enjoyed the Scorpio as a boat to go from newby to 3 star. The newer mark 2 models have been altered to give more knee room (raised front deck/lowered rear?)I believe a...
by Backwater
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Scorpio LV owners
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: P&H Scorpio LV owners

Hi there. Owner of scorpio lv mark 1. Best of luck with your build, its something i would love to have the time to try. Measurements are a bit tricky because.... back of cockpit: approximate rear deck height...195mm very top of cockpit.................240mm internal edge of cockpit...........220mm f...
by Backwater
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xplore vs Xcape
Replies: 6
Views: 1533

Re: Tiderace Xplore vs Xcape

If you really want to know you should ask the guy who designed them, he might tell you. Oh, he just did! :)
by Backwater
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Drysuit

I don't have much experience, but I went for a Typhoon max b. Glide skin neck seal, across the chest zip for entry, pee zip. Great quality, good value. Wetsuitoutlet have them at a reasonable price, for an extra fiver you get a fleece undersuit too. My preferred instructors have typhoon for their cl...
by Backwater
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Salopette recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: Salopette recommendations

I'd be interested to hear how you get on PlymouthDamo with the Velcro modification. I thought of that and other possibilities, which is how I came across the Kokatat system. A good seal that wasn't bulky would be a winner.
by Backwater
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Salopette recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: Salopette recommendations

I got the Peak UK Explorer salopettes with pee zip as well as the explorer cag to try and get maximum flexibility. The cag and salopettes both have elasticated flaps to wrap together to get a semi dry seal. And on testing it is only semi dry! Not bad but still a trickle. I see that Kokatat are now d...
by Backwater
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 3770

Re: Knives

This prompted me to take a look at my knife, a Palm folding one with serrated edge, which has been in my BA pocket unused and ignored for the past year, through various salt and fresh water dunkings. It had a small amount of rust on and was a bit sticky to open. Not good in an emergency. I have it o...
by Backwater
Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which kayak to choose. Moken 12, Tootega Kinetic 100
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Which kayak to choose. Moken 12, Tootega Kinetic 100

Not that you might not get opinions here, but there might be more help if you post in the Kayak Angling section of the Community Forums. Happy paddling. (And angling).
by Backwater
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Cag, salopettes and Werner corryvreckans
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Cag, salopettes and Werner corryvreckans

Hi there
They are small.
Thanks for looking.
by Backwater
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Cag, salopettes and Werner corryvreckans
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Cag, salopettes and Werner corryvreckans

Paddles now sold. Thanks.
Great salopettes at bargain price still available! And the rest.
by Backwater
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Cag, salopettes and Werner corryvreckans
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Cag, salopettes and Werner corryvreckans

Hi All Having a wee clear out after splashing out on a drysuit! Werner Corryvreckans, full carbon 215's. Little used. Some marks but good condition. Joint rock solid. £150 + postage Peak UK Explorer salopettes with p zip and fabric socks. Size small. Bought April. 6 outings. £100 + postage Peak UK C...
by Backwater
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beaches South of Ardtoe - proposal to suspend access rights
Replies: 66
Views: 14704

Re: Beaches South of Ardtoe - proposal to suspend access rights

Pointless. Fatuous. A bit of fun for the participants. A bit of lucre for the landowner. Highland Council sold out for another bit of unreal reality. But we knew that from the start. Grump over.
by Backwater
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Car camping
Replies: 15
Views: 1805

Re: Car camping

Just came across these http://www.caranex.co.uk/rangelist.html
Not tried them but seemed relevant to the discussion!
by Backwater
Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: CAMPING and TICKS
Replies: 31
Views: 7175

Re: CAMPING and TICKS

Merry Christmas all. Was "kindly" given for Christmas a copy of "Guide to the waterways of the British Isles" , a BCU handbook dated 1966. (Full membership 15 shillings). On the subject of midges it states: "these biting flies are often a nuisance to canoeists and campers in Scotland" and advises "S...
by Backwater
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New to Kayaking... Kit - Where do I Start?
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: New to Kayaking... Kit - Where do I Start?

Welcome to the world of kayaking. It will draw you in! My best advice, seeing you are well placed near the Wye, is to join a local club first before you do anything. My local club costs £20 a year, provides boats, paddles, BAs, helmets, regular trips out, knowledgeable company and good safe fun. Som...
by Backwater
Tue May 05, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riverguide for Oppdal and Around, Norway. Free to good home.
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Riverguide for Oppdal and Around, Norway. Free to good home.

Hi. Anybody dreaming of heading off to Norway? Lucky raffle win, but no use to a sedate seakayaker like me. The pictures are amazing, and some of it is even in English (almost)!
PM me your address and its yours. Put a couple of quid into a charity box somewhere.