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by john.ruston
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing
Replies: 20
Views: 750

Re: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing

Its a good question. Everyone has a duty to avoid collision and near misses. Perhaps its a good idea to be sure of one's ability to hold a Give Way position before starting a crossing. There's an interesting discussion on a Cruiser forum here https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f57/colregs-vessel-u...
by john.ruston
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Standard Horizon hand held vhf - not picking up signals
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Standard Horizon hand held vhf - not picking up signals

Are you looking for your marine weather info on WX channels? NOAA provides a good map of NWR transmitter locations but only for US not Canada. Maybe some time spent chasing up the providers could identify your nearest radiator and status info. Canada has a Weatheradio network which broadcasts on the...
by john.ruston
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Re: Life jackets

by john.ruston
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Uist Spaceport
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: North Uist Spaceport

Petition signed, Donation sent. PayPal Receipt arrived but it acknowledged monies paid to change.org not to Friends of Scolpaig.
Any way of checking cash went to group rather than global petition hosting website ?
(I have mailed and PMd Friends of... Awaiting some response) .
by john.ruston
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What happened to Sea Kayak Size-Volume Comparison website?
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: What happened to Sea Kayak Size-Volume Comparison website?

The OP was looking for information on NDK Latitude Description from www.kayakwaveology.com a US website. https://www.kayakwaveology.com/nigel-dennis-kayaks/latitude-new-design/ A day/weekend kayak for the small or tall, thin paddler, length: 17.19 feet, width: 19.69 inches, depth: 12.01 inches, over...
by john.ruston
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What happened to Sea Kayak Size-Volume Comparison website?
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: What happened to Sea Kayak Size-Volume Comparison website?

Just peeked into my old hard drives - found a copy of this. How up to date do you need it to be?
PM me.
by john.ruston
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 21
Views: 3529

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

For Next Year.
Cork Ocean to City Races June 6 2020

http://oceantocity.com/the-race/
by john.ruston
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Full Plate Footrests
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Full Plate Footrests

https://palmequipmenteurope.com/product ... d-footrest

Have several styles at various priced listed under accessories. Hope that helps. J.
by john.ruston
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 21
Views: 3529

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

On behalf of :-
Belfast Kayak Club who have posted their annual RNLI fundraiser, the "Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race" for May 25th. It is Co hosted and held at Ballyholme Yacht Club near Belfast.
by john.ruston
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: CORK HARBOUR FESTIVAL
Replies: 0
Views: 473

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: 21
Views: 3529

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: 21
Views: 3529

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: 22
Views: 2238

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: 22
Views: 2238

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: 1459

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: 1459

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: 6158

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: 6158

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: 1459

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: 6158

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: 6158

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: 596

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: 1851

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: 2067

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: 5578

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: 5578

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: 5578

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: 19
Views: 21578

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.