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by john.ruston
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: CORK HARBOUR FESTIVAL
Replies: 0
Views: 110

CORK HARBOUR FESTIVAL

Ocean to City Race. June 1st. 2019.

Courses 4km to 28km.

Registration opens February

http://oceantocity.com/the-race/

(This event also notified under 'Sea Kayaking')
by john.ruston
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

CORK HARBOUR FESTIVAL - Ocean to City Race.

Courses 4km to 28km.

Saturday June 1st

Registration opens in February with 'early bird' deals.

http://oceantocity.com/the-race/
by john.ruston
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Inishowen Sea Symposium.
Moville, Donegal.
April 26 - 28 April. 2019.
https://www.inishadventures.com/sea-symposium
by john.ruston
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF Inshore Forecast Coverage?
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: VHF Inshore Forecast Coverage?

There's usually a copy (pdf) of all Britain MSI info in the Agency pages.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... on-leaflet

It's updated as necessary.
John.
by john.ruston
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF Inshore Forecast Coverage?
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: VHF Inshore Forecast Coverage?

My map drawn on account of channel changes. I think Mike B put a copy into The Almanac. I also have various similar for Ireland and for North Channel area. PM to request. John Fairhead. Edit. I see the image lacks the sharpness of my original If anyone wants a better copy I can email I take it every...
by john.ruston
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting
Replies: 16
Views: 943

Re: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting

Mixed species and contamination in the wrack StanGuz.
Most likely they don't want the chore of picking out the plastic rubbish.
by john.ruston
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting
Replies: 16
Views: 943

Re: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting

Friday 23. November. Tonight. BBC Parliament channel just included debate at the Scottish Parliament on mechanical dredging for kelp. The brief debate touched on the desirability of the practice and also the impartiality of the regulatory authority (Marine Scotland I think). A member read out from l...
by john.ruston
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2768

Re: Insurance and qualifications

Seawolf 856 clearly separates 'on the surface' from a nagging doubt he has. Alan, I think this entire thread explains why he (and surely many others) are in this bind. All of us agree about skill, experience and planning and carrying the means to give restitution to any we damage. However the fear o...
by john.ruston
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2768

Re: Insurance and qualifications

"OK - I made (most) of that up ..."
even so it was witty and rings true.
by john.ruston
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting
Replies: 16
Views: 943

Re: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting

Thank you Mark, email sent anyway. Manual gathering of kelp and other sea weed has a long history in Ireland and I'm sure I won't be the only person to have misgivings about commercial harvesting. It's Lammas Fair in Ballycastle (Its BIG) and the traditional snack is Dulse. It's hand picked off the ...
by john.ruston
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2768

Re: Insurance and qualifications

Sean107 I PM'd you. Sorry for typos!! Cranky handset. J.
by john.ruston
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 2768

Re: Insurance and qualifications

OP asks why "clubs need to worry about insurance". It's not just clubs that ought to have cover. Those of us who mostly paddle alone need it too. In my area (North coast of Northern Ireland) the local authority ask to see evidence of valid insurance when you pay marina or slipway fees. There are not...
by john.ruston
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: HIN Numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: HIN Numbers

Interesting,: many thanks Chris and Aled. Just out of curiosity I wonder if the US (Dept. of Homeland Security, My! How their net has spread!) rules apply to canoes and kayaks built using traditional methods by first nation craftsmen.?? I couldn't see any exemption. Surely there must be some leeway.
by john.ruston
Fri May 18, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Toilets at Ulva Ferry
Replies: 18
Views: 1459

Re: Toilets at Ulva Ferry

Wasn't this thread about Pooh - not Parking ??

Striking photo as an opener - subsequently ignored.

Bowel management, Chapter One of being a person. It appears some people skipped that class.
by john.ruston
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Nigel Dennis Kayaks and Holyhead Harbour

This friendly fundraiser is getting there gradually. Work is getting done already. Lets not forget we are not quite there yet!
by john.ruston
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 3417

Re: Knives

no rust with that edgey file? Yes, surely. As it ever was. Didn't we all used to have a Scout style sheath knife, in the UK probably a 8" blade made by the Rogers firm of Sheffield. Stainless was the posh version. For the rest of us, woe betide if your Dad saw you let it get rusty. So-called Stainl...
by john.ruston
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 3417

Re: Knives

Image
Four inch carbon drop point with brass finger guard and Tufnol laminate grip. Copper fastenings. An old file given a new life.
by john.ruston
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Knives
Replies: 33
Views: 3417

Re: Knives

I've got this : http://laboutique.snsm.org/securite/85-coupe-ligne-mp-3700224030650.html But never tried it .... Olivier I have an Italian version of this Oliver and it works well on discarded netting, terylene tape and small diameter cordage although some of the Kevlar (that gold fleck stuff) cord...
by john.ruston
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 17
Views: 4500

Re: Posting Photos

As post above from Nick Crowhurst. I had "Error Error" message appeared after clicking "return to UKRGB" button on PayPal. Seems benign. My receipt turned up promptly enough.
by john.ruston
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 2876

Re: Paddle recommendations?

The best paddle ever made was the Schlegel T60 Topline.
It is no longer made so I can't be accused of advertising.
by john.ruston
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 3611

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

Contributors may be interested in a very recent thread posted on the ISKA Community forum. This is a discussion which keeps appearing. http://www.iska.ie/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3661&sid=e44a8892aaf62e11689d2cd5d609eb16 A search of the ISKA forum will show that this is is less of a debate and perh...
by john.ruston
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Solent feature
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: New Solent feature

Now removed to safety.
by john.ruston
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Solent feature
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: New Solent feature

I hope the crew get a bit of shore leave. Cant be much fun spending the New Year on a sloping deck!
by john.ruston
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trip planning in Donegal?
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: Trip planning in Donegal?

Inish Adventures are offering a week of guided tours around Donegal in the 5 days running up to the Symposium (weekend 7-8April). You can be sure that this will be well run and the area offers lots of bad weather alternatives. Check with Adrian and I'm sure he can offer good fun activities for all a...
by john.ruston
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A periplus for Christmas?
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: A periplus for Christmas?

Ben, that picture is a beautiful thing in itself. Tudor times onwards people used to travel with strip maps which could be coiled up. The map would show the road between two key cities as a straight line. This was along long axis of the strip. Useful info such as taverns, fords, churches and bridges...
by john.ruston
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Looking for watertight trousers with feet and waist seal?
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

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

Daryl. Just a quick flash of inspiration. In our local bait store there are lightweight chest waders with built in neoprene socks These items are under £20. Could a dress maker be persuaded to remove one leg just to provide a waterproof case for prosthesis?. Then in suitable weather you could wear s...
by john.ruston
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Looking for watertight trousers with feet and waist seal?
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

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

Second that, Palm Atom. I hear the 2 part combo is really good at keeping water out in a quick swim. There's reference on this site if you search recent posts. I have the Atom top over salopettes - best for me so far are Peak Explorer with braces, waist belt and are high rise. They have a neat zip f...
by john.ruston
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: This seasons colours
Replies: 25
Views: 2138

Re: This seasons colours

Popular yuletide event at Coleraine, NI.

The annual Festival of Light is an illuminated procession on the River Bann.

http://www.ccka.co.uk/forum/discussion/ ... e-of-light