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by timbr00
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Christchurch loop
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Christchurch loop

We are hoping to paddle the Christchurch loop tomorrow from wick slipway. The website says to launch at high tide however the tides are against us tomorrow with low tide around 8 and Us Hoping to set off about 9:30. Is there another suitable launch site for lower tide or is this route not appropriat...
by timbr00
Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Christchurch loop
Replies: 1
Views: 1443

Christchurch loop

We are hoping to paddle the Christchurch loop tomorrow from wick slipway. The website says to launch at high tide however the tides are against us tomorrow with low tide around 8 and Us Hoping to set off about 9:30. Is there another suitable launch site for lower tide or is this route not appropriat...
by timbr00
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: gopro mounting ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

Re: gopro mounting ideas

thanks, i will look into the suction ones, I've seen the go pro surf mount and was considering that. always a bit unsure of buying cheap items off eBay without prior recommendations on their quality, (the amount of money I've wasted over the years) any pics or links to a decent one gratefully recieved
by timbr00
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: gopro mounting ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

gopro mounting ideas

i have a hurricane phoenix sot kayak which has a select style flexible webbing handle at the front I'm after any ideas for mounting a gopro camera which is sturdy and easy to fit and remove before transporting the kayak. any ideas? hope this is the right place to post
by timbr00
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SUP advice for a club.
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: SUP advice for a club.

try the fatstick brand, they're imported from china or somewhere and I'm told that its the same factory as other leading brands but they seem good value for money, these are solid not inflatable so quick to get on the water and less hassle we have one and as amateurs think they're very good. they st...
by timbr00
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: boyancy aid
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

boyancy aid

Can anyone recommend a reasonable priced buoyancy aid for use on a sit on kayak, my sit on seat has a reasonably high back so am looking for something that will be comfortable
by timbr00
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: seaton trip
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: seaton trip

Thanks, did this trip yesterday. it started out beautifully and were still feeling fresh once reaching Branscombe, so we continued on to Sidmouth. it clouded over for a fair part of the day and we had a few spots of rain. Sidmouth looked lovely as the sun reappeared when we arrived and was very peac...
by timbr00
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: seaton trip
Replies: 2
Views: 734

seaton trip

hi, hope I'm posting this in the right place, I'm thinking of a day out at season in a few weeks with my sot. looking to kayak from season to branscombe probably, does anyone have any information on this area they could share, i.e launches, parking, tides etc?
by timbr00
Thu May 08, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Touring sot recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 4398

Re: Touring sot recommendations

I mainly discounted the scupper as i had to rule something out and can only find used. Have heard it can be a wet ride too thanks for advice I will post there too
by timbr00
Thu May 08, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Touring sot recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 4398

Re: Touring sot recommendations

That's a beautiful yak but my budget is sub 800 at a push My current hotlist is now: perception triumph / freedom Pros: price, I know it is quick enough, can adapt for fishing Cons: heavy, wetter ride than some Wilderness tarpon 120/140 Pros: slide system for fishing attachments, comfy seat Cons: in...
by timbr00
Thu May 08, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Touring sot recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 4398

Touring sot recommendations

I know this is down to personal preference in the end but I enjoy the comfort and lack of restriction in using a sot. I currently have a perception scooter and find myself travelling further. My friend has a perception triumph and due to the hull design travels faster than me as mine hits a wave and...
by timbr00
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea paddles
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: sea paddles

thanks, some great advice
by timbr00
Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mitchell blades v.s. AT paddles.
Replies: 47
Views: 3673

Re: Mitchell blades v.s. AT paddles.

sorry to revive an old post but i am looking for some AT paddles for sea use, can anyone tell me of any UK stockists?
by timbr00
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea paddles
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: sea paddles

thanks, im based near poole dorset. useful info to know i'm pretty much decided on 2.15-2.2m. I should mention that I have experienced some shoulder aching whilst using my current paddle - a feelfree alloy one that came with the kayak I would like to have a triumph but cant justify changing just yet...
by timbr00
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea paddles
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: sea paddles

thanks, I have since seen perception state it is 30" not sure what site I got 33" from! I was thinking of either 2.15m or 2.20m im seeing good reviews on swift paddles, looking at the mid swift paddle at the moment. a little over my price range at £185 though and not quite sure which of the swift mo...
by timbr00
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea paddles
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: sea paddles

thanks for all the responses, according to werner website i need a paddle of 2.5m for my perception scooter as the hull width is 33" the longest I'm finding is 2.3m. rockhopper stated a low angle paddle is better for wider kayaks, would i need a longer length to keep the angle lower in the water? or...
by timbr00
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea paddles
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: sea paddles

thanks for responding,

would you say i should be looking for low or high angle paddles for sea use?

i have now heard of straight and neutral bent shafts, which is best suited to my use? also any other makes and model paddles i should consider?
by timbr00
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea paddles
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

sea paddles

i am looking for a good value paddle between £100-£150 for use on my sit on kayak (perception scooter) i wish to use it at sea for touring. so i want something that is a trade of between low fatigue vs power for fighting current. so far i have looked at the werner tybee, the aqua bound manta ray and...