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by Northern Blue
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Into strong head wind

Jim wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:36 pm
Try to plan for wind over tide rather than wind against tide........
I always took ‘wind over tide’ to be ‘wind against tide’, have I been getting this wrong all these years ?
by Northern Blue
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Charging a vhf radio from a lithium power bank
Replies: 28
Views: 588

Re: Charging a vhf radio from a lithium power bank

May help in the meantime....

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by Northern Blue
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Charging a vhf radio from a lithium power bank
Replies: 28
Views: 588

Re: Charging a vhf radio from a lithium power bank

I'm guessing it's a phone or a 3/4g modem you've been blacklisted on? The problem is that there are many more devices than IP public addresses, and until IP v6 takes over from v4 that will remain the case. So many of the mobile operators use a system called CG (Carrier Grade) NAT - that means they ...
by Northern Blue
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Charging a vhf radio from a lithium power bank
Replies: 28
Views: 588

Re: Charging a vhf radio from a lithium power bank

Trying to respond to this thread, but I’ve been blacklisted via my usual device.... I’ve never been blacklisted for anything before ?
by Northern Blue
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit or seperate Cag and Trousers
Replies: 21
Views: 1115

Re: Drysuit or seperate Cag and Trousers

Both !

My drysuit with ‘wooly bear’ undersuit is brill in deepest, coldest winter, comfortable in spring and autumn with various layers underneath, but is far too hot in the summer, even with shorts and a T under it.

Short sleeved cag for those cooler summer days.
by Northern Blue
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: RYA SafeTRX
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: RYA SafeTRX

I had very similar problems earlier in the year, all sorted now by selecting access ‘ALWAYS’.

I took it up with the RYA and got the attached response from their tech people......

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by Northern Blue
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hi Viz flag/tag for roof rack mounted sea kayak
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: Hi Viz flag/tag for roof rack mounted sea kayak

I bought a roll of this reflective tape a while back and have it attached to several of our kayaks. I leave it attached while I’m paddling as I’m too lazy to remove it. It’s been on since May and so far, it hasn’t faded with the sun or salt, and the reflective strip is still intact. The ends of my f...
by Northern Blue
Tue May 26, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: lock down exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: lock down exercise

You don’t even need the kayak 🤣 An hour or two daily is going some way towards keeping me paddle fit, until 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 lockdown relaxation begins later this week.....


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by Northern Blue
Mon May 18, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Volan
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: P&H Volan

by Northern Blue
Fri May 08, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Volan
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: P&H Volan

Looking on P&H Owners on Facebook, the Volan might not have gone in to production just yet. There’s a video on You Tube from April of Matt Wilkinson talking about their carbon/kevlar Infusion Cetus and at the end of the video he mentions their ‘up and coming’ Volan, which is intended to sit between ...
by Northern Blue
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek - is everything ok?
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: Karitek - is everything ok?

I was in touch with one of the Karitek team last night, who confirms that they’ve been full on with the move to new premises at Ardrishaig and have unfortunately fallen a bit behind with replying to messages.

Hopefully things will return to normal this coming week, for both staff and customers.
by Northern Blue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek - is everything ok?
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: Karitek - is everything ok?

I bought a new Cetus Infusion from them recently, followed by a Flat Earth sail kit and a few other bits and pieces. No probs at all with email or phone contact ??
by Northern Blue
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Finally - Got My P&H Cetus
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Finally - Got My P&H Cetus

SJD wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:03 pm
This thread needs pictures.
With Storm Dennis following so close to the heels of Ciara, I’ve not got any pics on the water as yet, but I did grab a pic before bringing it away from P&H....

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by Northern Blue
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Toggles
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Toggles

Thats it! I want to be able to quickly slide the blade of my paddle under a cord if needed for a rescue or a dodgy beach landing. I have a cetus but i'm not sure if i'll fit them way up front like the picture. I saw them on a video and figured they would be useful. Sent from my LG-M200 using Tapata...
by Northern Blue
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Toggles
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Toggles

Hi Anyone know where i might be able to get some of these toggle type thingys? I have looked through force4's online catologue but unless they're called something else i might have missed them. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/77019/1581437067367-7311.png Pardon my ignorance, but what ...
by Northern Blue
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Finally - Got My P&H Cetus
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Finally - Got My P&H Cetus

One of the few benefits of having my own place, however, I got engaged a couple of weeks back, so that might end soon ;-)
by Northern Blue
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Finally - Got My P&H Cetus
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Finally - Got My P&H Cetus

Since joining the forum back in 2013, I’ve always wanted a Cetus, but things like a divorce and house moves kept getting in the way of the budget and I’ve had many happy paddling hours out of both my MkI and MkII Scorpios in the meantime. I tried a fair few other boats and nearly made the change to ...
by Northern Blue
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek ELRR probably a common question
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Karitek ELRR probably a common question

If you don’t get the answer from the forum, you might need to arrange a run out to their workshop in Ayrshire. I had a similar problem with a motorhome a few years ago, due to the variation of roof fittings across the range. I took the van from NE England to Coylton and it’s just as well I did, as t...
by Northern Blue
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Checking PLB Accuracy
Replies: 14
Views: 982

Re: Checking PLB Accuracy

Thanks Mike, that’s an interesting read. I wasn’t aware that there were non gps versions available and the MRT article doesn’t clarify whether or not the activated PLB had gps.

I use the Ranger that is depicted in your link as it’s just a beefed up version of their sea going Fastfind 220.
by Northern Blue
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Checking PLB Accuracy
Replies: 14
Views: 982

Checking PLB Accuracy

Is it possible for a distributor or manufacturer to periodically check the accuracy of our PLBs, is this even a service that is offered ? If so, how often are you getting accuracy checks done ? There was a land based incident reported on FBook by a Mountain Rescue Team a couple of weeks back, where ...
by Northern Blue
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SafeTrx - Drop In Accuracy
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: SafeTrx - Drop In Accuracy

Cheers Douglas, I’ll give some thought to the Garmin set up you’re using. Our group took a rest break on Barlocco yesterday and I set SafeTrx to ‘always’ just before setting off for Ardwall and Carrick. It was back to its usual accuracy, so all is good. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/...
by Northern Blue
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SafeTrx - Drop In Accuracy
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: SafeTrx - Drop In Accuracy

Thank you both for those replies. What you are saying makes sense and I will give it a try during tomorrow’s paddle, switching preferences over to ‘always’ just before I set off. Perhaps the iOS 13 upgrade has changed this aspect, as it has been working fine since 2018 without ‘always’ selected. OH ...
by Northern Blue
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SafeTrx - Drop In Accuracy
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

SafeTrx - Drop In Accuracy

Anyone having recent issues with SafeTrx ? I’ve found it fairly accurate since I installed the app in July 2018 and my OH has always been able to follow my paddling progress from home. Also, checking back over the mapped route, the accuracy was always acceptable for a log of where I’d been. Two padd...
by Northern Blue
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Deck Elastic - What Size?
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: P&H Deck Elastic - What Size?

SJD is correct, 5mm just fits nicely through the fittings. I recently replaced mine on the Scorpio.
by Northern Blue
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1954

Re: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics

Pics are not best quality....


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by Northern Blue
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1954

Re: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics

There are plenty of experienced coaches that could run you through the FoL, but I can personally vouch for Tony Hammock. He lives opposite the falls and has a lot of experience of running them. Last year, my girlfriend and myself, along with another friend, had a half day with Tony, where he got us ...
by Northern Blue
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Stand Up Paddleboarding
Topic: 12v Inflators
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: 12v Inflators

StillNewish wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:45 pm
I'd be interested to hear what you think of it long term, as I'm considering getting one for my SUP.
Not ‘long term’ yet, but 3 months in and it’s doing its job. I can’t ask for any more than that !
by Northern Blue
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Increased VHF range on your Kayak! GALAXY-INFL8
Replies: 22
Views: 3633

Re: Effective VHF Coverage

Initial thoughts.... I can see some situations where it would be a benefit in a kayak ie. rafting up in an emergency and having the stability and time to deploy and attach to a radio, but other situations where a paddler has become separated and in the water, where deploying might be problematic, es...
by Northern Blue
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Increased VHF range on your Kayak! GALAXY-INFL8
Replies: 22
Views: 3633

Effective VHF Coverage - temporary topic please do not post

If you’d like it trialled, please get in touch. I’ll be paddling throughout the winter.