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by ron-t
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: OverBoard deck bag for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: OverBoard deck bag for sale

Hi

Thank you for your post, and changing the title back to what it was.
by ron-t
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: OverBoard deck bag for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: OverBoard deck bag for sale

Hi Why has somebody changed the title of this topic by adding an uppercase SOLD to the title. It is ugly, and quite unnecessary as I had already added a post to advise people that the item had been sold. I couldn`t do it if I wanted to, I wouldn`t do it if I could, and I don`t like the fact that it ...
by ron-t
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: OverBoard deck bag for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: OverBoard deck bag for sale

Hi

The deck bag has now been sold.
by ron-t
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Typhoon fibre undersuit for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Typhoon fibre undersuit for sale

Hi Thank you for your interest - it says M on the label, which presumably means medium. I see that Wet Suit Outlet have just halved the price on their current stock of them, which I guess means that there isn`t much chance of me selling this one now. Such is life. But good bargains there if anyone i...
by ron-t
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Typhoon fibre undersuit for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Typhoon fibre undersuit for sale

Typhoon one piece fibre undersuit for use under a drysuit - suitable for slim to medium build, 5` 8" to 5` 10" height, and has a 2 way full length front zip - new and unused £25 cash uplifted from Anglesey (near Rhosneigr), or £30 by Royal Mail signed for delivery. Cash only I am afraid, as the near...
by ron-t
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: OverBoard deck bag for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 292

OverBoard deck bag for sale

OverBoard deck bag for sale :- - brand new, never used, complete with shoulder strap and carabiner clib - 20 litre capacity - which I think is the biggest capacity of any deck bag I have seen - fully waterproof, and so suitable for sea kayaks, Sit-on-tops and Stand-up boards - full details available...
by ron-t
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NDK Pilgrim- max weight etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: NDK Pilgrim- max weight etc.

Ooops - sorry - no it isn`t - I didn`t read the posts properly.
by ron-t
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Boat for tiny person
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Boat for tiny person

Hi The Avocet RM is really in a sort of class of sea kayak on its own - the shorter length, the very rounded chines, and a lot of rocker means that it is almost a creeking boat for the sea. Highly manouverable, very easy to roll, not a lot of primary stability but with so much secondary stability it...
by ron-t
Sat May 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Giving an aging boat a new lease of life
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: Giving an aging boat a new lease of life

Hi I agree with the comment about compartments being too well sealed, you can see it with the way the hatch cover puffs up or sinks down. A solution is to drill a tiny hole through the bulkhead, so that the pressure inside the storage compartment can equalise with atmospheric pressure outside. Tiny ...
by ron-t
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 3 Peaks By Kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: 3 Peaks By Kayak

Hi Have a good trip - an awful lot of years ago, as a teenager, I did a 3 week outward bound course at Loch Eil outward bound centre, all paid for by Glasgow council - no idea if they still send people there. We did kayaking in Loch Eil, and lots of trips up mountains. I think the centre was run by ...
by ron-t
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Scotland - Central Highlands
Topic: Grade 1 / 2 river Glasgow / Loch lomond area
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Grade 1 / 2 river Glasgow / Loch lomond area

Hi It`s been quite a while since I was in that area, but as far as I can remember - River Balvaig is a grade 1 - River Teith is a very nice grade 2, from Callander to Deanston, but get off before the weir - there is a good get out beside the big layby. Maybe they are a bit too far away from the Glas...
by ron-t
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Register your EPIRB
Replies: 18
Views: 1202

Re: Register your EPIRB

Hi

Thank you for that clarification, that makes sense, and is somewhat reassuring.
by ron-t
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Register your EPIRB
Replies: 18
Views: 1202

Re: Register your EPIRB

Hi Never mind how long it takes to register - according to the original post it took the various rescue services involved in processing the distress signal several hours to actually locate the EPIRB - whether it was or wasn`t registered isn`t significant. It doesn`t fill me with much faith in a PLB ...
by ron-t
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3202

Re: Carrying flares

Hi Thank you to everyone who contributed to this topic - I didn`t expect such a wide reponse, nor did I expect such a diversity of opinion about flares. I had sort of assumed that flares were now well past their sell-by date, but it seems that they are still very much alive. Interestingly, it seems ...
by ron-t
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying flares
Replies: 50
Views: 3202

Carrying flares

Hi I don`t know how far the information travelled through the country, but a few weeks ago the local press on Anglesey had a story about a sea kayaker who had been rescued by a lifeboat somewhere off the coast of Anglesey. I don`t know anything about what happened, whether they were male or female, ...
by ron-t
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Tiderace Moving Bulkhead ?

Hi Some good information there from Aled about how to do it, but I reckon you should maybe be thinking about whether you should be moving the bulkhead at all - for two reasons. The first is that by moving the bulkhead into the cockpit, you are reducing the number of people who can use the boat. This...
by ron-t
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Looking for watertight trousers with feet and waist seal?
Replies: 21
Views: 1218

Re: Looking for watertight trousers with feet and waist seal?

Hi again

Maybe I should have added that it was stand alone dry trousers that in my experience didn`t work.

I haven`t ever tried the ones that are designed to roll together with a cag to form an effective dry suit, so I can`t say what they are like.
by ron-t
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Looking for watertight trousers with feet and waist seal?
Replies: 21
Views: 1218

Re: Looking for watertight trousers with feet and waist seal?

Hi Don`t kid yourself that dry trousers are going to keep your legs dry if you take a swim - they aren`t. All the neoprene waist seals in the world aren`t going to keep the water out. I have been there, I have tried them, and they didn`t work. And even worse is dry trousers with socks - because once...
by ron-t
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Why bent gate carabineers on tow ropes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Why bent gate carabineers on tow ropes?

Hi DMM in Llanberis in North Wales make some very nice wire-gate crabs which I use - the gate is made of stainless steel wire instead of the aluminium bar normally used, and the wire is also the spring, so there is no little metal spring to corrode. So they last a lot longer in the sea environment. ...
by ron-t
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Picked My New Mk11 Scorpio HV Up Today
Replies: 33
Views: 2036

Re: Picked My New Mk11 Scorpio HV Up Today

Hi A few years ago I was trying to decide what boat to buy, and one of the boats I tried was a Scorpio - however it turned out that it wasn`t the kind of boat I was looking for, so I didn`t take it any further. However the person who owned it told me that the Scorpio had a good characteristic in tha...
by ron-t
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 3265

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

Hi Funny how there seems to be a lot more nit-picking about my phraseology about coaches and leaders in my previous post than there is about the essential point of my post - which is that the 4 star and 5 star awards are no longer being used as coaching / leadership awards - so there is now the oppo...
by ron-t
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 3265

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

Hi I am another paddler who gave up on the coaching scheme away back in the days of Instructor and Senior Instructor, although not only for the same reasons as given above. The coaching scheme went stupid when the BCU stole the 4 star and the 5 star awards and turned them into coaching awards - alth...
by ron-t
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: valley in red
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: valley in red

Hi I don`t think that Signal Red or Post Office Red would be RAL colours, if you look at the RAL colour charts available on-line, Signal Red is shown, but Post Office Red is not shown. As far as I am aware, there are two companies in the UK that make pigments for fibreglass colouration - they are We...
by ron-t
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Possible exclusion zone on Anglesey north coast
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: Possible exclusion zone on Anglesey north coast

Hi Thank you for your post, I don`t have any particular involvement with Horizon Nuclear - they are holding a whole series of these roadshows around Anglesey as part of their consultation about the new nuclear power station, and I think they are going on until the end of June. They are being adverti...
by ron-t
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Possible exclusion zone on Anglesey north coast
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Possible exclusion zone on Anglesey north coast

Hi I recently went to one of the Horizon Nuclear consultation roadshows about the proposed new nuclear powerstation at Wylfa, on the north coast of Anglesey. One of the things that I found out was that Horizon Nuclear are planning to bring a lot of the materials and equipment to the site by sea, rat...
by ron-t
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Free to a good home. Kari Tek
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Free to a good home. Kari Tek

Hi

My garage isn`t quite full, and I would happily give them a home - I have sent you a private message - at least I think I have.
by ron-t
Sun May 01, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: English Holidays and no plan
Replies: 17
Views: 1544

Re: English Holidays and no plan

Hi In North Wales you have also got Llyn Padarn, or Llanberis Lake - right beside Llanberis - no problem with access, it is regularly used for kayaking. And if you are looking for a kayak shop Surflines is right beside the lake. Easy launching from several places along the road outside Surflines, if...
by ron-t
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Anyone have experience mounting Karitek Easy Load on Ford Tourneo Custom (or Transit)
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: Anyone have experience mounting Karitek Easy Load on Ford Tourneo Custom (or Transit)

Hi I know of a Karitek easy load roof rack system which sits on two gutter mount Rhino roof bars on a medium roof Transit - so yes it is possible. It took a fair bit of DIY improvisation to get it all to work, and it is a fair height, so a lot of hassle and muscle power getting the boat or boats up ...
by ron-t
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Parking recommendations for Shuna and Lismore
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Parking recommendations for Shuna and Lismore

Hi I haven`t been there for a couple of months now, but last time I was up in the Oban area Argyll and Bute Council had announced plans to charge £1 an hour for parking at Ganavan, and at the big car park beside Atlantis, the sports centre. I think it was due to start on 01 April, but I don`t know i...