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by Northern Blue
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Advice Please
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Paddle Advice Please

After a few years of sea kayaking only, I’m venturing in to the river scene with my girlfriend, who regularly paddles both and I have a large Pyrhana Burn 3 on order for collection next week. I use cranked carbon Celtic paddles atm, from their Sea Pro range and my logic tells me that if my wrists ar...
by Northern Blue
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone Selling Their C-Tug Trolley ?
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Anyone Selling Their C-Tug Trolley ?

Sorted now, thank you !
by Northern Blue
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone Selling Their C-Tug Trolley ?
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Anyone Selling Their C-Tug Trolley ?

Thanks Graham, email sent !
by Northern Blue
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Silva 58 Kayak Compass
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Silva 58 Kayak Compass

shipbadger wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:21 pm
OK. Keep me posted.
Compass is still available and I’m back home for a little while if you’re still interested !

Ken.
by Northern Blue
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone Selling Their C-Tug Trolley ?
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Anyone Selling Their C-Tug Trolley ?

Cash waiting if the price is right,

Ken.
by Northern Blue
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Cheap Fastfind PLB At Cotswold Outdoor
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Cheap Fastfind PLB At Cotswold Outdoor

Popped in to the Durham branch of Cotswold Outdoor on Monday with my girlfriend, looking at clothing and I spotted a McMurdo Fastfind Ranger PLB in their sale cabinet, reduced from £229 to £55. On checking the battery expiry, it was late 2019, but a quick check online showed an official replacement ...
by Northern Blue
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 24
Views: 1634

Re: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

I've used the new app for several paddles over the last week and I like it. I have used it both on 'track only' and on 'alert' both of which have proved very accurate. I did have to increase the sensitivity on 'track only' to constant, rather than every 10 minutes and a warning flashed up on my phon...
by Northern Blue
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Evolution Sea Kayaks
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Evolution Sea Kayaks

Try this link....

http://evolutionseakayaks.com/

A few members of my local club have tried their demo boats and love them. Certainly a future contender for when I start looking to move from plastic.
by Northern Blue
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Waist Tow Recommendations ?
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Waist Tow Recommendations ?

I recently upgraded to a 14 metre Whetman system which I've only used in a couple of practice sessions. It's quite a large bag, which makes repacking easy, but it's very comfortable to wear and I forget it's there most of the time. It's very well constructed, with quality fittings and as well as the...
by Northern Blue
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Roof mounted carrier
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Roof mounted carrier

Is it generally recommended to stick with Thule when it comes to carriers or do other companies come highly recommended from you guys? I've used Thule bars on my cars for years, for wave skis, bikes, roof boxes etc and always found them to be decent enough quality, however since getting a 'high top...
by Northern Blue
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Drysuit zips
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Drysuit zips

Being a 'Billy No Mates' most of the time and having a long term shoulder injury, I found the rear shoulder entry on my Typhoon MS4 was increasingly difficult to fasten and open. I bit the bullet last year and bought a waist entry PS330 Extrem, which is a massive improvement for my personal circumst...
by Northern Blue
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - KariTec J Bars
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: SORTED - KariTec J Bars

No longer required - Thanks !
by Northern Blue
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - KariTec J Bars
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Wanted - KariTec J Bars

Anyone got a set of J-Bars lying around and surplus to requirements, ££ waiting.

Ken.
by Northern Blue
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Silva 58 Kayak Compass
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Silva 58 Kayak Compass

Yes, it's still for sale and apologies for the late reply, but I've been touring & paddling the west coast of Scotland since mid May and only returned home yesterday.
I responded to another forum member via pm late last night and they have first refusal if they ring me today.

Ken.
by Northern Blue
Mon May 14, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rams butting cars Isle of Mull
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Rams butting cars Isle of Mull

A wooden stake at each corner and a roll of cheap electric fence tape, rigged up to the car battery ;-)
by Northern Blue
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Toggles Re-threading New Decklines
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Toggles Re-threading New Decklines

I found my Scorpio toggles to be the most uncomfortable things on the planet and recently replaced them with a set of Wilderness Systems toggles. I was going to undo the knots in the Scorpio toggles and keep them as emergency spares, but I couldn’t work out how to disassemble them and ended up cutti...
by Northern Blue
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Recommend Me - Home Paddle Fitness
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Recommend Me - Home Paddle Fitness

Thanks for the links, I'd need to wear my helmet for that stability ball as I'd undoubtedly end up head butting the tv :-)
by Northern Blue
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Harbour Porpoises
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Harbour Porpoises

Lovely to see in the wild and it looks to have been an excellent day to be on the water.

I'm heading up to the west coast for a bit paddling around Oban in a week's time, fingers crossed for both weather and wildlife !
by Northern Blue
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Silva 58 Kayak Compass
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Silva 58 Kayak Compass

This compass was supplied new with my kayak in November and other than removing it from its box to photograph it, it has never seen the light of day and is in unused and brand new condition (Slight tear in box lid from when I opened it this morning). I ended up fitting a Silva 70P to the deck recess...
by Northern Blue
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Recommend Me - Home Paddle Fitness
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Recommend Me - Home Paddle Fitness

To back up getting on the water as much as possible, can anyone recommend any fitness regimes or good videos to help build paddle fitness, strength and flexibility from the comfort of my own home.

Thanks.
by Northern Blue
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Kayak Angling Gear For Sale
Topic: For Sale - Wilderness Systems Thresher 155 (Red)
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: For Sale - Wilderness Systems Thresher 155 (Red)

**Reduced to £695**

There's currently a new Thresher 155 on EBay at £1500 and a smaller used Thresher 140 at £1100, making mine an excellent catch for a lucky new owner.
by Northern Blue
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Basic Surf Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Basic Surf Practice

Just a bit of ad-hoc training with a few new acquaintances from a local club.
by Northern Blue
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Basic Surf Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Basic Surf Practice

Had an excellent coaching session yesterday at Hartlepool.
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by Northern Blue
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Adding water to hull for ballasting
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Re: Adding water to hull for ballasting

My Thresher 'sit on top ' was sometimes difficult to handle and would have benefited from having a rudder fitted.

Is this an option on the Scrambler ?
by Northern Blue
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dodging The Snow Flurries
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Dodging The Snow Flurries

Great action shots! Looks like miniskirt/t-shirt weather by north east standards, no? :) Apart from the local BBC lunchtime news today, reporting a couple of swimmers at Tynemouth, dressed only in shorts (only a few miles north of where I was freezing my bits off yesterday) I spotted my neighbour h...
by Northern Blue
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Register your EPIRB
Replies: 18
Views: 1204

Re: Register your EPIRB

That makes sense Douglas, much easier to pick up on a signal mid ocean, or on a deserted coastline.

Similar to the early days of vehicle 'Tracker' systems, that would quickly direct us in to an area of lock up garages, but would leave us to identify which one contained the stolen vehicle.
by Northern Blue
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dodging The Snow Flurries
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Dodging The Snow Flurries

Maybe with the younger generation, socialising on Newcastle's quayside or the Bigg Market, fortunately I'm older and (sometimes) wiser :-)
by Northern Blue
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dodging The Snow Flurries
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Dodging The Snow Flurries

A few brave souls (or fools) braved the bitterly cold conditions yesterday morning and managed a bit of surf coaching at Sunderland. It was a fairly short session, but I got a lot from it. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/70355/1519709551537-7388.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.u...
by Northern Blue
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Register your EPIRB
Replies: 18
Views: 1204

Re: Register your EPIRB

Bear in mind though its taking them about five months to do that. I applied to register my PLB in June 2017 and only received confirmation of registration late November 2017 along with this note : I do apologise for the longer than anticipated delay, due to changing computing systems, low staffing ...