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by flat earth sails
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Knives
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: Knives

Spidaco salt searies is the only one I wold consider, i cary ther folding rescque serated it will cut just abour enything, including bread and cheas .i always put it on a langyard, and cary it in a poket , ther a one hand opener . Only brand that hasent rusted , apart from the lazer etched logo whic...
by flat earth sails
Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: SAGA – XP18 - ad infinitum

My way of thinking is that you shold be abel to lift the hole kayak by the toggels, or eny point around the perimiter rope, after working on more than a few point 65 kayaks I think ther laking in this , iv endpored two xp18 and as mentiond above just drilled through , two holes one for the togel and...
by flat earth sails
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Muckle Flugga
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: Muckle Flugga

Out Stack selfie! https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12924484_972524749489939_3782034940614878054_n.jpg?oh=6a228f8263e614648cf4070df0ff8a12&oe=57E9366D Some pics - https://www.facebook.com/Mark-Rainsley-adventures-writing-photography-other-stuff-650697998339284/photos/?tab=album&album_id...
by flat earth sails
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 123
Views: 4798

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Re air swich, hear in a wormer climat air expantion in the air tube can tern the swich on, iv comershaly instaled dozens of air swiches, i put a small pin prick hole in the tube , inside the day hatch, this lets the preshure equilise , the volume of air from the bellows still trigers the swich. I al...
by flat earth sails
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Waterproof jacket
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: Waterproof jacket

Peak make sumthing with a hood, and at a resonabel price to
by flat earth sails
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Which PLB do you use? Is it waterproof?
Replies: 21
Views: 2078

Re: Which PLB do you use? Is it waterproof?

My understanding is that the in reach is similar to a spot, not a real PLB, thay both work on a diferant platform, the eperb and plb are on ther own dedicateb frequency and definatly run by emergancy services world wide
by flat earth sails
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Standard Horizon HX300 VHF
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Standard Horizon HX300 VHF

Iv managed to get a 300, ther hard to get down hear, ther actualy made by the same mob who make yuasa comershal radioes, over the last cupal of decades iv yoused most of the brands out ther in a semi profesional realm , the SH for price and performance to Icom , and I think I wold wont one over the ...
by flat earth sails
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle dilemma/durability
Replies: 35
Views: 5569

Re: Paddle dilemma/durability

As a manufacturer who now holesales to shops I need to look after my distributors so I dont offer discounts of recomended price, if the shop feels like ofering at less than recomended price its ther call , this is probably the same with other makers within this small market place
by flat earth sails
Fri May 06, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: VHF handset help
Replies: 16
Views: 1295

Re: VHF handset help

Gps plb gets my vote for best bit of safty gear ,
by flat earth sails
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Folding kayaks
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: Folding kayaks

I often transport Nortik folders both singals and doubels on the car, singals in j bars just like a hard shell and the doubel flat on the cross bars. Even long distance at 120kph I treat them the same as hard shell boats
by flat earth sails
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Fecal matters
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: Fecal matters

Ther are wildernes ariers hear in Australia wher we have to bag and carry it out, iv yoused tripal garbage bags inside a dry bag with sume powderd bleach like vim in them to kil the smell ,makes a more compact package than a poo tube , make shore you mark it well, its a bugger opening the wrong dry ...
by flat earth sails
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Gopro mounts
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Gopro mounts

Ram mounts are grate I youse the bolt through ball mounts on RM boats and the suction cups on glass,
by flat earth sails
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Waterproof bag for binoculars
Replies: 20
Views: 1783

Re: Waterproof bag for binoculars

I have a pear of bushnell H20 s ther absalutly bom proof i stick them down the frunt of my pfd cliped tothe sholder sumtimes I remember to wash them ther now three years old
by flat earth sails
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: as any one tried the biolite camp stove.
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: as any one tried the biolite camp stove.

Gas Trangia, how economical are thay ? Im needing a big stove but dont think I cold go back to methow
by flat earth sails
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: where do you put all that kit when paddling
Replies: 18
Views: 2389

Re: where do you put all that kit when paddling

I've got kit that I take on every trip and then additional kit that I take if I'm going on a multi-day trip. Most of the additional multi-day kit is related to camping so I won't cover that here. My standard kit is listed below. There are some items that I could possibly leave behind if I'm only go...
by flat earth sails
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Navel gazing
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: Navel gazing

I plough my own wake. I certainly needed to have a thick skin after I imported the first Flat Earth sail to the Northern Hemisphere, I had not appreciated how conservative some of my fellow paddlers were until they started commenting. One guy even accused me of being "a wrecker and a corrupter of t...
by flat earth sails
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Delorme Inreach / Spot / PLB ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Re: Delorme Inreach / Spot / PLB ?

Aand the plb is monoterd by the local resque coordenator, not a comershal entady who will contact the same co ordination center at a premium cost.
by flat earth sails
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Which VHF radio^
Replies: 42
Views: 4724

Re: Which VHF radio^

The peopal I paddle with have a set chain of avents, every hour we regroop, water and food, if on the hour we haveng got somone we tern the radio on and call out, if still no responce we let of a flear, last responce is the PLB , in three years its never been nesasery, but we still youse it as a pre...
by flat earth sails
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 127
Views: 25694

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Thums up for the new deck fitings, thay keep the lines of the kayak smooth and unobtrusive. Wooden boats need to be a thing of grate buty and theas fitings do the job
by flat earth sails
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Aries or Delphin^
Replies: 27
Views: 6269

Re: Aries or Delphin

I had the mk2 skeg with no problems, infact I prefer it over the Vally skeg
by flat earth sails
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Aries or Delphin^
Replies: 27
Views: 6269

Re: Aries or Delphin

Iv had the delphin 155, best seat iv had in a boat , check the stated whates I think thers only a KG diferants in the glass and plastic , thats a botal of water! The delphine has a slightly diferant deck hight and I found it beter than the glas ophering , if you can test both . Thay sail realy well ...
by flat earth sails
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Hull layups "core" technology vs single skin
Replies: 22
Views: 3516

Re: Hull layups "core" technology vs single skin

I wonder about the sustanability, cork is a slow growing tree, are ther meny plantations comershaly growing the stuff?
by flat earth sails
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: anemometer^
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: anemometer

Jim, a grate explination , sailors say you cant sail on true wind ! Re sail twist, over a meter or so of sail twised is irelaveny , in the CZ range of sails I encorporated Twist , not to even out wind preshure but to give them a brorder range of sailing conditions the new Tradewind sails have consid...
by flat earth sails
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 127
Views: 25694

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

That looks grate! I think you may find that your dager is to fare forword, it mat work beter around 400mm back, only trying it out will tell. That looks like a coppy of a very old design of mine, or a copy of a bidarkanort sail designed by a mate of mine in Sydney in 2002 The origanal bidarkanort sa...
by flat earth sails
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Hull layups "core" technology vs single skin
Replies: 22
Views: 3516

Re: Hull layups "core" technology vs single skin

My pace 17 is the bacic lay up. I think the epoxy resen goes a long way to making it resilant to impact stare craks ect.....
I think the epoxy is more flexabel
by flat earth sails
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: DIY Platypus tube clip alternative
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: DIY Platypus tube clip alternative

Love the clip ! Realy good diy im off to rumage through the ods and sods boxes
by flat earth sails
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace dealers / Pace 17
Replies: 4
Views: 2093

Re: Tiderace dealers / Pace 17

Iv had my Pace 17 for almost two years, easily the best expadition boat iv had to date, its stabel, fast , very manuvarabel and grate to sit in for long days , the foot pegs are crap and need replasing with a foot plate . Hears a link to my vimeo site, thers three vidioes about the pace, i dont thin...
by flat earth sails
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Which VHF radio^
Replies: 42
Views: 4724

Re: Which VHF radio

Iv got a SH300 on order, through Japan, who are the new agents for Australia , cant quite get my head around Japan being the Aust rep ?
by flat earth sails
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Which VHF radio^
Replies: 42
Views: 4724

Re: Which VHF radio

I dont know wher I read it but do SH make a set with usb charging ? If so has enyone yoused it ?
by flat earth sails
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Recommend me a "basecamp" / "family" tent
Replies: 23
Views: 3299

Re: Recommend me a "basecamp" / "family" tent

Iv resently perchased a hiliberg tent, not cheap, but the best made tent iv had , i think it will last the distance and ther designs and thort into how thay construct things is grate. Down hear we get more UV , if im puting a tent up for an extended stay i also throw a tarp up over it .