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by uxb
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: SUP Paddle Boarding, Paddle Stroke!
Replies: 9
Views: 2971

Re: SUP Paddle Boarding, Paddle Stroke!

The farther away from SUP that the BCU is the better....


IMHO.
by uxb
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Car roof top Kayak roller.
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Car roof top Kayak roller.

I saw a very cunning kayak roller rack system on a car in Stonehaven made from a section of aluminium ladder, some stainless steel threaded bar and some skateboard wheels...didn't get a foatie though.

Kind of similar to mikeb's in a more ' hand knitted' style..
by uxb
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Searching for the Finmen
Replies: 20
Views: 4460

Re: Searching for the Finmen

It's a very good book. Entertaining and educational.
by uxb
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BAs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: BAs?

When paddle boarding you are ( or at least I am) attached by a leash and a BA would be useless. Also I usually wear a wetsuit which is just as good as a BA. Note, not a life jacket which is a different thing altogether ( and I woukdnt bother with one of them either on a paddle board.) In surf a BA i...
by uxb
Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Free to a good home. Kari Tek
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Free to a good home. Kari Tek

I need these out of my garage!

1. Karri Tek roof rails for a Vauxhall Vivaro/ Trafic/ Nissan. These bolt onto the roof rack mounting points as the first part of fitting a Easy Loader.

2. VW transported roof cross bars for Easy Loader.

Located in Argyll. Come and collect or arrange pick up!
by uxb
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Shopping at Sea kayaking Scotland? Beware.
Replies: 13
Views: 1875

Re: Shopping at Sea kayaking Scotland? Beware.

Clive,
I don't know what your problem is but my boat and paddle purchases from SKS has been nothing but pleasurable and they have always gone the extra mile for customer service.

Maybe you should have asked for some balanced opinions before posting?
by uxb
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Outfitting a van
Replies: 25
Views: 3855

Re: Outfitting a van

Here's some feedback on insurance. Our Renault Trafic was a three-seater with a bulkhead, which had a window for rear vision. We fitted a single rear seat, a rear sliding window in the side panel and removed the top quarter panel/window from the bulkhead. Our insurer cancelled the policy as a resul...
by uxb
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Outfitting a van
Replies: 25
Views: 3855

Re: Outfitting a van

That Refleks stove will be great for the winter but the flue would play havoc with the roof rack....
by uxb
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Outfitting a van
Replies: 25
Views: 3855

Re: Outfitting a van

The sleeping platform will be a simple three piece 20 MM plywood platform that is snug against the back doors up to the start of the sliding door on the passenger side and curves forward to the rear of the 'Combi' window on the drivers side. It will covered with lining carpet and sit on square wood ...
by uxb
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Outfitting a van
Replies: 25
Views: 3855

Re: Outfitting a van

I'm onto my third van ' conversion' It is used as a van , a bunkhouse, motorbike transport, wind/surf camper van and carrying 2 sea kayaks. And as a car. So far it's had : Bulkhead removed 'Combi ' limo tint Windows from Davy Wren in Oban. Needed for bright interior good viz at junctions and speed l...
by uxb
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: where do you put all that kit when paddling
Replies: 18
Views: 2495

Re: where do you put all that kit when paddling

There are a few "safety" rope cutters around just now which would do the job - but then you can't multi-use it (can opener, cutting up food, whittling an emergency tent peg / tarp holder / paddle...) I carry a rope cutter thats fixed to my BA and I can use it with one hand.. not tried to cut my tow...
by uxb
Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: where do you put all that kit when paddling
Replies: 18
Views: 2495

Re: where do you put all that kit when paddling

I almost always carry spare paddle, pump, sponge,water bottle and a warm jacket in a dry bag. Takes up next to no space I might also take a tow line, food, flask or whatever I think I might need. Some folk seem to take everything except the kitchen sink with them and an alarming number carry a Rambo...
by uxb
Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Free to a good home
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: Free to a good home

I do but they are tidied away in a box at the back of the garage..

What particular parts were you interested in?
by uxb
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Free to a good home
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Free to a good home

1. VW T5 Kari-tek cross bars and mounting brackets. 2. 'Fore & Aft' Kari-tek Roof rails and brackets for a 2010 Vauxhall Vivaro 3. 2 of Captain Seats that were to be fitted to the Vivaro- one needs small repair From previous vans but now taking up space in the garage In Argyll but can meet in Glasgow.
by uxb
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GoPRO 3 foggy/very bad focus
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: GoPRO 3 foggy/very bad focus

Place your charged and ready to fail go pro in its case then blast it for a good few minutes with a hair drier. Close the case while it's still warm and full of totally dry air.
Don't open the case again until you are finished filming.....
by uxb
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on Clubs on the East Coast of Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 1716

Re: Advice on Clubs on the East Coast of Scotland

I've paddled with the Stonehaven club and they are a fine, welcoming bunch of folk with superb paddling on the doorstep.
by uxb
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommend me a "basecamp" / "family" tent
Replies: 23
Views: 3573

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

I've seen a couple out and about Sean, I particularly like the wood burner option...

Nothing is better than being warm and cosy in a good tent on a frosty winter night - with a stove going it must be bliss..
by uxb
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommend me a "basecamp" / "family" tent
Replies: 23
Views: 3573

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

Not much good to you as they are no longer made but our Vaude Sly Fox is the best big tent we've had...as is our medium tent a Hogan XT.
I hope they last as nothing else on the market floats our boat..or looks as good.



I hate it when 'they' discontinue good kit and 'upgrade' it with inferior kit.
by uxb
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: skeg damage
Replies: 13
Views: 2503

Re: skeg damage

Der et nemme a reparer..
by uxb
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: 2013 NDK Explorer HV for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Re: 2013 NDK Explorer HV for sale

Daker wrote:Did you sell your Explorer ?
Yes, now sold.
by uxb
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Re: Why?

I'm so glad it's not just me.
by uxb
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Loading kayaks on a van?
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: Loading kayaks on a van?

Kevin Cooper wrote:Watching with interest, have a T5 and have tried most things. Think I will end up with Karitek.
I've got a set of Karitek cross bars for a T5 lying around here..pm me if you decide to go for it.
by uxb
Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Loading kayaks on a van?
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: Loading kayaks on a van?

MikeB wrote:
A small step ladder or one of those telescopic ladders will make it much easier to get up to the roof to tie them down. Mike
Or park next to a dyke.....
by uxb
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Why?

Why do I like rolling?

I'm puzzled.

Why should being upside down, cold and disorientated with a nose full of sea water be enjoyable?
by uxb
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry suit recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1424

Re: Dry suit recommendations

Typhoon....I could easily afford a Kokotat but the neck seal just doesn't work for me.

Latex seals are just awful... Have a look at wetsuit warehouse.

In my humble opinion.
by uxb
Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spray deck latex
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: Spray deck latex

You could try 'Black Witch' neoprene repair glue?
by uxb
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Are all kayak trolleys junk?
Replies: 27
Views: 7206

Re: Are all kayak trolleys junk?

Mac50L wrote:
The thread should be "Are all commercial kayak trolleys junk?" As you have found, the answer is No, they are not all junk.

.
No it shouldn't

No I haven't

All the ones I've seen so far are.

But I have ( again) got some good info to go on from the collective brain trust on here
by uxb
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Are all kayak trolleys junk?
Replies: 27
Views: 7206

Re: Are all kayak trolleys junk?

Not sure if you can get them in the UK, but these are the best we've used by some margin. http://www.wheeleez.com/kayak-cart-mini.php Wheels fit in your hatches, roll over sand and rough ground, and most important allow you to mount the frame in the middle of your boat, so you don't have to lift an...
by uxb
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Are all kayak trolleys junk?
Replies: 27
Views: 7206

Re: Are all kayak trolleys junk?

PSK wrote:I took the KCS trolley on my 2012 UK Circumnavigation. Unfortunately it collapsed, causing the only real damage that the boat suffered on the trip.

JW
Picture No3 looks like good trolley testing terrain !
by uxb
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wild camping
Replies: 15
Views: 3952

Re: Wild camping

One of the nice feeling from wild camping is when you leave, look back and see no trace.