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by Chas C
Tue Apr 05, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dam-x
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Dam-x

as far as I know you will need to travel to Bedford for the fitting. You do not need to go to Bedford, can all be done via emails. There is also a phone number too. These suits do seem to last, I paddled with a few people last winter who had DamX suits 10+ years old and used them regularly. I'm now...
by Chas C
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First aid kits
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: First aid kits

I've always carried one of these with some gaffer tape around paddle and also wrapped around a plastic card (added inside the first aid kit). https://www.lifesystems.co.uk/products/ ... waterproof
by Chas C
Wed Feb 16, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Go Kayaking customer service *AVOID*
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Go Kayaking customer service *AVOID*

Sad to hear, they have been established for a long time. Was it a second hand boat or new, who organised the transit, pretty sure if they arranged delivery then your point of sale is on delivery so you can go to small claims court (or bank if you used credit card).
by Chas C
Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H which composite to choose
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: P&H which composite to choose

Not sure about p&h, but I was told by someone who knows that Kevlar is very hard to color match if a repair is needed. Feel free to disagree as I wouldn't know Kevlar with clear gel top coat would likely show up any repairs. Mine has a coloured top coat where colour is not impacted by the glass...
by Chas C
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: For Sale: P&H Quest - now sold
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: For Sale: P&H Quest

Hi, Is that the standard Quest as opposed to the LV version? I'm a fairly inexperienced paddler, used to have a P&H Virgo. I paddle mostly on my local loch though I'd like to get out into the sea more. I'm5'11" and weigh 65kg so I'm wondering if I'm too small for this boat? Thanks Looks ve...
by Chas C
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Access Info
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Dart Access Info

New Bridge car park is much smaller (the rear gravel section is now blocked off), Spitswich car park is also closed. Holne Bridge has no parking at the bridge or the layby further up on the left, you can park by the exit gate by the weir. Other than this weekend the RDCP car park is also closed. The...
by Chas C
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H Quest 18’ Fibre Glass Sea Kayak - now sold
Replies: 1
Views: 372

**Sold** P&H Quest 18’ Fibre Glass Sea Kayak

Now sold and moved to a new home on the IOW :-)
by Chas C
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H Quest 18’ Fibre Glass Sea Kayak - now sold
Replies: 1
Views: 372

P&H Quest 18’ Fibre Glass Sea Kayak - now sold

P&H Quest 18’ Fibre Glass Sea Kayak, yellow and white. With fitted compass, pump and retractable skeg. Also has 220cm right handed carbon crank shaft and carbon bladed Lendal paddle in black together with neoprene spray deck. Being sold as complete package no splitting. In very good condition, n...
by Chas C
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shed for kayak storage
Replies: 17
Views: 1180

Re: Shed for kayak storage

That is similar to what I had in mind, but I'll fully enclose for for a bit more security. I'd cemented a security ring into the ground underneath (at middle back) so all boats a locked to that. I had thought about a front and enclosing it but it was just too much extra work taking boats in from en...
by Chas C
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shed for kayak storage
Replies: 17
Views: 1180

Re: Shed for kayak storage

I made this two years ago, my boat can be stored either base or top down on "saw horses" I've modified.
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by Chas C
Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Avon Access war
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: River Avon Access war

BC have never said as far as I'm aware that the "Avon isn’t a statutory navigation", its BC who have supported Reverend Douglas Caffyn's research results into it being a right of navigation. It is the tidal part below the A35 and high tide limit which is above the A35. This is old from 200...
by Chas C
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Avon Access war
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: River Avon Access war

This has been going on for decades, both paddling access and the boat moored below the bridge in summer for fishing. In the past paddlers have been considerate to the fisherman in asking them when its ok to pass, I'm guessing the huge increase in paddle boarding and SOT's has introduced many more ri...
by Chas C
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Avon in Salisbury
Replies: 36
Views: 3674

Re: River Avon in Salisbury

As above......................
by Chas C
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Comfortable Toggles
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: Comfortable Toggles

..try carrying under the keel, or unload the kayak and use toggles, or buy a trolley.. All potentially very good advice, even though it wasn't what the OP was asking for. No argument from me there. I was just taking issue with the "all toggles are the same shape" bit, which is just factua...
by Chas C
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Comfortable Toggles
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: Comfortable Toggles

OK I give up ............... try carrying under the keel, or unload the kayak and use toggles, or buy a trolley................
by Chas C
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Comfortable Toggles
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: Comfortable Toggles

Toggles are pretty much all the same shape/size .. I don't know if it's always been the case, but this is not so with the toggle fitted as standard to a P&H boat from at least the last few years. The toggle has a sort of scalloped shape, and has four holes in the middle for two cords (to form t...
by Chas C
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Comfortable Toggles
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: Comfortable Toggles

I never use the toggles to carry if the kayak is loaded, always carry from under the keel. Otherwise unload kayak first and then carry via toggles. Another option is to use a trolley to move it. Toggles are pretty much all the same shape/size so replacing them is unlikely to make it more comfortable.
by Chas C
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Salisbury area rivers
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Salisbury area rivers

PedroS wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:22 pm
Can I turn up there with an Intex explorer😂
They are a nice group of people, I'm sure they would not refuse anyone. But you could try visiting and asking their advice as I'm sure they know the Avon river well.
by Chas C
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Salisbury area rivers
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Salisbury area rivers

Pete, have you tried Salisbury Canoe Club ?. https://www.salisburycanoeclub.org.uk/
by Chas C
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hip Replacement and Sea Kayaking
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: Hip Replacement and Sea Kayaking

I see you were a runner. Not me personally but a good friend in his mid sixties had a new hip about four years ago. Two years later we ran the Isle of Jura fell race together. Not directly kayak related but I hope it helps show what can be achieved. He was determined and willing to push his rehab t...
by Chas C
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hip Replacement and Sea Kayaking
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: Hip Replacement and Sea Kayaking

I had both hips replaced, a month apart. I chose to have the largest ball / socket they make so I had the most post op rotation. The surgeon told me it he uses these on older sporty people who need this level of movement. I did have issues for first year. One hip in particular caused thigh pain (onl...
by Chas C
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaking clothing - does cost = quality?
Replies: 15
Views: 1215

Re: Kayaking clothing - does cost = quality?

In general I would agree with you get what you pay for - however there are one or two companies that buck that trend. Typhoon for instance make good dry suits with three year warranty and provide excellent after sales service.
by Chas C
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: River Avon - Avon Tyrell to Christchurch Harbour
Replies: 26
Views: 10678

Re: River Avon - Avon Tyrell to Christchurch Harbour

It was mentioned during the debate that other signs (like those by the A35 bridge) and the wording on signs could be addressed by the council but would need a councillor to raise it in the main chamber (but not under planning and not at this meeting). Should the councillor have received complaints f...
by Chas C
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: River Avon - Avon Tyrell to Christchurch Harbour
Replies: 26
Views: 10678

Re: River Avon - Avon Tyrell to Christchurch Harbour

Please please please submit your objection if you agree this should not be placed in tidal waters no matter if your local to Christchurch or not. Also they have added an SSSI statement to the sign, therefore sign ownership is now Natural England - its very unlikely Natural England have given permiss...
by Chas C
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Smart watches and kayaking...
Replies: 40
Views: 3285

Re: Smart watches and kayaking...

Haha, conversely, I hadn’t looked on mine as a health monitor. I find it amazing you can get blood sugar levels! How accurate when compared to more traditional methods? I did get a heart rate alarm one time when trying to extract myself from clapotis. As a default it takes your age and subtracts it...
by Chas C
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Smart watches and kayaking...
Replies: 40
Views: 3285

Re: Smart watches and kayaking...

Haha, conversely, I hadn’t looked on mine as a health monitor. I find it amazing you can get blood sugar levels! How accurate when compared to more traditional methods? I did get a heart rate alarm one time when trying to extract myself from clapotis. As a default it takes your age and subtracts it...
by Chas C
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Smart watches and kayaking...
Replies: 40
Views: 3285

Re: Smart watches and kayaking...

I only started HR monitoring in about June, but for many years I have used a GPS on deck to monitor speed. I use a waterproof Apple Watch to keep an eye on my blood sugars, its great for that. Secondary I also get heart rate. I've not used it for location or distance tracking when kayaking. Haha, c...
by Chas C
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Smart watches and kayaking...
Replies: 40
Views: 3285

Re: Smart watches and kayaking...

Jim wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:46 pm
I only started HR monitoring in about June, but for many years I have used a GPS on deck to monitor speed.
I use a waterproof Apple Watch to keep an eye on my blood sugars, its great for that. Secondary I also get heart rate. I've not used it for location or distance tracking when kayaking.
by Chas C
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Typhoon drysuit sizing question
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Typhoon drysuit sizing question

Call Typhoon, they are really helpful.
by Chas C
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Inflatable kayak - puncture repair in seam???
Replies: 18
Views: 16418

Re: Inflatable kayak - puncture repair in seam???

I've not used Aquasure for more than ten years but remember back then it contained a carcinogenic chemical or two whilst in liquid form and curing, so wearing gloves could be a good idea (or avoid increasing the population), once set it was fine. The content may now have changed but gloves are alway...

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