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by Tom the Dane
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cockpit measures North Shore Atlantic
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Cockpit measures North Shore Atlantic

Hello fellow paddlers, I paddle a North Shore Atlantic RM. It is a fantastic boat for me. I have now gotten a good offer on a Atlantic composite!! It is quite a way to drive to pick it up (when this Corona thing has settled down a bit). But I have one question. I can just get my feet into the cockpi...
by Tom the Dane
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Perception Essence 17 vs. Wilderness Systems Tempest 170
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Perception Essence 17 vs. Wilderness Systems Tempest 170

Hi all, I am the lucky owner of a North Shore Atlantic RM and a Prijon Marlin. I use my Atlantic as my day boat and the Marlin as my tour boat. I am gonna sell the Marlin as I have learned to prefer skeg kayaks to rudder kayaks. I am looking for a skeg boat with a bit more loading capacity than the ...
by Tom the Dane
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Atlantic rm vs Valley Etain 17.7 rm
Replies: 4
Views: 770

North Shore Atlantic rm vs Valley Etain 17.7 rm

Hello fellow paddlers, I am the happy owner of a North Shore Atlantic rm. I am happy with the kayak in many ways. It behaves well in most conditions, it tracks well, good to maneuver, it is fairly fast, very comfy and looks good. I am just having a problems getting in and out due to long legs and a ...
by Tom the Dane
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...
Replies: 31
Views: 3922

Re: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...

Hello, I just wanted to throw in my 10 pence! My paddle water is not so dramatic like the ones in the British Isles, but here they are: One of myself on tour with a friend in July 2017 One with my two sons in September 2016 Sincerely Tom the Dane https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/67448/1...
by Tom the Dane
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Very long distance kayak trips
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Re: Very long distance kayak trips

Southern coast of Chile, west and northwest coast of Australia, eastcoast of Greenland or a circumnavigation of Iceland. All rather remote places!! Or Antarctica!!!!

Sincerely

Thomas
by Tom the Dane
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Kayaks
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

North Shore Kayaks

Hi everyone! Mike Nelson of North Shore Sea Kayaks retired last years or so. Valley has been producing the North Shore kayaks for some time now. Does anybody know if Valley continue to produce North Shore boats after Mike Nelson has retired?? I ask as I would like to purchase an Ocean 17.6 at some s...
by Tom the Dane
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Patterns on loch's surface
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: Patterns on loch's surface

Nessie!!!😎😉

Sorry, had to let it out!!

Sincerely

Tom the Dane
by Tom the Dane
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How to pack a skeg kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

How to pack a skeg kayak

Hello Hello, I just got back from a weekend trip in my Prijon Marlin. It has quite a lot of packing/loading volume. I brought my 3-persons tent, my 210 cm 3-season sleeping bag, thermarest, spare clothes, food (freeze dried) cooking gear, 10 Liters of water in PE-bottles and 2 bottles of wine, plus ...
by Tom the Dane
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: Drysuit

Dry suits from Nookie, I have a Nookie Assault!
Light, strong, comfortable, breathable and as far as I know British made!!!

Sincerely

Tom the Dane
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by Tom the Dane
Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: skeg damage
Replies: 13
Views: 2927

Re: skeg damage

Hi Everyone, I finally got down to have a look at my skeg. The cable was not kinked and looked OK to me, so I just wiped it off with a cloth sprayed with silicone spray and fitted it on again. It seemed to work OK. I took my Atlantic out for a ride yesterday and the skeg worked without any problems....
by Tom the Dane
Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: HV Plastic sea kayak recommendations please
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: HV Plastic sea kayak recommendations please

Hi Dave T,

Sorry, just North Shore Atlantic RM! No HV. With 6'2 you will still fit in, I am 6' 4 and just 7 Kg less than you. But an Etain 17.7 might be roomier and also have more packing volume!!

Sincerely

Tom the Dane
by Tom the Dane
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: HV Plastic sea kayak recommendations please
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: HV Plastic sea kayak recommendations please

Hi Dave T I would recommend the North Shore Atlantic RM HV!! It is a beautiful PE kayak with good tracking, it is easy to manouver, fairly fast, easy to paddle with a good glide, stable and very comfortable for my 6*4 and 87 Kg. It is much easier to cartop than my previous PE kayaks from Prijon and ...
by Tom the Dane
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: skeg damage
Replies: 13
Views: 2927

Re: skeg damage

Hi Ken,

I have not been looking at that, but I will, Thanks!! :~)

Tom the Dane
by Tom the Dane
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: skeg damage
Replies: 13
Views: 2927

Re: skeg damage

Hi Everyone, Thanks a lot for your advice. I will be away on holiday from this coming Saturday and two weeks ahead. I will look into it when I come back. I won't use any WD 40 then! I will take it apart and see whats wrong with the wire. I will ring the dealer and maybe they will send me a new skeg ...
by Tom the Dane
Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: skeg damage
Replies: 13
Views: 2927

skeg damage

Hi all forum users, I need some help. I have a North Shore Atlantic RM that I bought new last year. Unfortunately I have been so clumsy/stupid to ruin my skeg. I has been getting more and more dificult to deploy the skeg when I was sitting in the kayak. Lately I went for a paddle and it was stuck wh...
by Tom the Dane
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New line of sea kayaks...
Replies: 19
Views: 12023

Re: New line of sea kayaks...

Hi Mark (again) Here is a review of the Seabird Designs Scott HV! It comes in 3 sizes! Read the independent opinion of the Seabird's new Scott HV by a paddling enthusiast from the US, Scott Edwards in "The Paddler" magazine. Scott HV by SeaBird Designs Shakedown Cruise by Scott Edwards Through the m...
by Tom the Dane
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New line of sea kayaks...
Replies: 19
Views: 12023

Re: New line of sea kayaks...

Hi Mark, I am a Dane living in Germany. I have not paddled the Scott myself, but I know from the Danish Sea Kayak Forum, that its owners are very happy with it's handling, in waves, as a playboat etc. Seabird Designs kayaks are produced in China and there has been quality issues over the years. My f...
by Tom the Dane
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What if its a YES vote?
Replies: 26
Views: 2954

Re: What if its a YES vote?

Hi all paddlers (and everyone else) in the UK,

I wish you all the best no matter the outcome of todays election!!

Cheers

Tom the Dane
by Tom the Dane
Thu May 15, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Atlantic RM vs. composite^
Replies: 6
Views: 2859

Re: North Shore Atlantic RM vs. composite^

Hi Rhysie, No, I think you got confused that I was refering to the Atlantic Composite, which according to North Shores Homepage, has more packing volume the the Atlantic HV RM! Based on my virgin tour I am total happy with my new boat. I did not find it tippy, but I had no waves at all. I will repor...
by Tom the Dane
Mon May 12, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Atlantic RM vs. composite^
Replies: 6
Views: 2859

Re: North Shore Atlantic RM vs. composite^

Hi Owen, Allan 99 and Rhysie, Thank you very much for your answers and useful information. I am now the happy owner of a red North Shore Atlantic HV RM. I picked it up this Saturday, but I have not had the time yet to test it. I am not sure how much gear I can squeeze into it. It's packing volume se...
by Tom the Dane
Wed May 07, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Atlantic RM vs. composite^
Replies: 6
Views: 2859

North Shore Atlantic RM vs. composite^

Hello Everyone, I finally got around to it and ordered a North Shore Atlantic HV in PE. I was wondering how much difference there might be between the RM version and the composite version of the Atlantic regarding performance and handling. And is there any diffence in packing volume/loading capacity...
by Tom the Dane
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Prijon marlin Kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 2866

Re: Prijon marlin Kayak

Hi Paul, Do you mean a Prilite Marlin or an HTP Marlin? The HTP is not produced anymore, but you might still be able to find it by Prijon dealers. I have a Prilite Marlin. I have not tried paddling an HTP Marlin, just sat in one. I am 6'3 with long shanks. I have no problem getting my legs in and ou...
by Tom the Dane
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Prijon marlin kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Prijon marlin kayak

Hi there, I have the Prijon Marlin Prilite. I am 6'3 and 85 kg. I have a "short" upper body and long legs. I have the seat in a position, so the back of the seat just avoids touching the rear side of the cockpit. I have no problems getting in and out while seated in the kayak and there is plenty roo...
by Tom the Dane
Mon May 13, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Welded plastic bulkheads leak - repair?
Replies: 24
Views: 2793

Re: Welded plastic bulkheads leak - repair?

Envy - sighhh!! Here the Baltic Sea is just about 12 degrees Celsius, the North Sea probably the same!!
by Tom the Dane
Sun May 12, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Welded plastic bulkheads leak - repair?
Replies: 24
Views: 2793

Re: Welded plastic bulkheads leak - repair?

Hi Nick, I must admit, that I have been testing my repair work to the max yet! I have just been judging from water coming into the cockpit by more entries. I have not been rolling with the kayak yet. I still need to practice that a lot and I am waiting for the water temperature to rise a bit yet. So...
by Tom the Dane
Sun May 12, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Welded plastic bulkheads leak - repair?
Replies: 24
Views: 2793

Re: Welded plastic bulkheads leak - repair?

Hi Nick, I have a Seabird Designs Expedition kayak in PE 3-layers sandwich. Recently my Two rear Bulkheads came loose in the lower part of the hull. I cleaned the areas with acetone, polished a bit with sandpaper and used Sikaflex to seal and fix the bulkheads. It seems to hold so far. An alternativ...
by Tom the Dane
Fri May 10, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Calypso
Replies: 7
Views: 2291

North Shore Calypso

Hello Everyone, I actually want to get a North Shore Atlantic, but I stumbled across a secondhand North Shore Calypso. It seems to be in a good condition with loads of extra equipment. Can anyone tell me how old is a Calypso or should I say in which years were they build? Is a Calypso to compare wit...
by Tom the Dane
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Atlantic or Polar HV
Replies: 5
Views: 2227

Re: North Shore Atlantic or Polar HV

Hi Duncan, Thanks a lot! I am your size, 6'3, though 20 kg lighter. The Polar was sold before I had a chance to go and see it. But my "local" North Shore has special offer on North Shore right now. So it is just the question Atlantic, Atlantic RM or Ocean 17,6? Difficult choices that life gives you!...
by Tom the Dane
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Atlantic - packing volume
Replies: 7
Views: 1509

Re: North Shore Atlantic - packing volume

Hello Everyone, Thanks alot for your Infos, I really appreciate it! I have to make up my mind now between an Atlantic RM and a Polar HV on special offer! I am 6 foot 3 so I have to test sit the Polar first. I have no problems in the Atlantic. I will see which has more packing volume! Testing is gonn...
by Tom the Dane
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Atlantic or Polar HV
Replies: 5
Views: 2227

Re: North Shore Atlantic or Polar HV

Hi Mike,

Thanks a lot for your offer, but I live across the Northsea and it would be a long ride to pick up the Polar from central Scotland. But I appreciate your attention!

Sincerely

Tom the Dane