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by Dyllon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Tour 17-S experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: Tiderace Tour 17-S experiences

I have a Pace Tour S and a Romany. The Tour S certainly a lot quicker than a Romany (what isn't?) and is stable enough for me. However, I do tend to paddle it loaded as that is really what it is designed for. When loaded it is very solid. The few times I have paddled it unloaded, i have not really n...
by Dyllon
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Romany v Alaw Bach
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Romany v Alaw Bach

Hi,

179 cm and 76 kg. I believe that is generally considered "medium".

D.
by Dyllon
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Romany v Alaw Bach
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Romany v Alaw Bach

I have both boats. I would agree with the above comments based on the relative quality of my boats. There is nothing wrong with the Romany. It is functional but the Rockpool is a step up in quality (and is lighter despite being bigger). The boats are similar in handling. Both tend to get blown down ...
by Dyllon
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Information about Carbost / Loch Harport (Isle of Skye)
Replies: 8
Views: 1423

Re: Information about Carbost / Loch Harport (Isle of Skye)

There is parking in Carbost at the start of the track to the pier/pontoons. However, Carbost gets swamped by visitors and I cannot recall if overnight parking is allowed or only discouraged here. But it is an option. There are other options in the area including: Portnalong (probably check with the ...
by Dyllon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium & Dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium & Dogs

Suggest you join the "Skye Free Ads" Facebook group and ask on there. I know of a couple of dog sitting services but they are based in the North (Dunvegan and Earlish).

R.
by Dyllon
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delphin footpegs
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Delphin footpegs

We did not need new holes. Just elongated the original hole by a very small amount. We decided that the head of the screw and the internal soft washer supplied with the new foot pegs would provide sufficient sealing.

R.
by Dyllon
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delphin footpegs
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Delphin footpegs

Hi, We replaced the P+H footpegs on our club Delphin with Werner (Yakima) ones. The Werner footpegs were a direct replacement. We needed to slightly enlarge one of the holes in the hull to get the fixing screws aligned but this was marginal probably a matter of a couple of mm at most. That said, the...
by Dyllon
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roofrack advice please
Replies: 19
Views: 1251

Re: Roofrack advice please

Thule short roof adapter are generally for use with 2/3 door cars with roof rack foot fixings limited to the front door. It would not help with kayak support. My favoured kayak transport is an Audi A1. Not sure of the distance between fixing points but whatever it is, I suspect it is a bit shorter t...
by Dyllon
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling...
Replies: 13
Views: 1624

Re: Rolling...

Try rolling the Quest in waves/chop and wind. Roll with the waves and/or wind. I find that this is easier than rolling in flat water and no wind. It does mean that you need to have a roll on both sides though!

R.
by Dyllon
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Tiderace Xplore S
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: Tiderace Xplore S

Boat sold.

Thanks for looking.

R.
by Dyllon
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for Romany Classic
Replies: 0
Views: 272

Looking for Romany Classic

Hi,

Anyone looking to sell a Romany Classic located in North-West, West or Central Scotland?

Condition not critical as long as boat is sound.

Thanks,

R.
by Dyllon
Mon May 22, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Tiderace Xplore S
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Tiderace Xplore S

Tiderace Xplore S for sale. Boat is classic construction and was manufactured in approximately 2012 by Cobra. In addition to normal launch scratches, boat has a few gel coat dings which have been repaired but can be seen due to colour difference from original gelcoat. I have tried to show these all ...
by Dyllon
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 4* out. 'Paddlesport leader' in.
Replies: 19
Views: 2015

Re: 4* out. 'Paddlesport leader' in.

Allan, If you are ready for 4* Sea, then you are ready for Sea Kayak Leader. All course documentation is exactly the same other than that 4* has been cut and Sea Kayak Leader has been pasted. See this page http://canoescotland.org/courses-training/british-canoeing-leadership-awards . All prerequisit...
by Dyllon
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Volume
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: Kayak Volume

While I agree that the volume of a deck hatch is not likely to be a critical factor in choice of boat, it does highlight the issue that I raised in the first instance. If manufacturers cannot get this detail right in their boat data, what else are they getting wrong? I suggest that if volume is of a...
by Dyllon
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - waterproof roll top rucksack 40-50 litres
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Wanted - waterproof roll top rucksack 40-50 litres

Lomo do one - http://www.ewetsuits.com/acatalog/rucks ... sacks.html
Basic but functional. Slightly larger than required but can be reduced due to roll top.

R.
by Dyllon
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cruising inertia
Replies: 19
Views: 1625

Re: Cruising inertia

Makes no material difference in terms of energy expanded. Heavier boat will take a wee bit more to accelerate and carry more speed. So, ultimately, feel will be different. One can make exactly the same arguments with bikes. But as they need to get the bikes uphill, lightweight is more important. Sha...
by Dyllon
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Volume
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: Kayak Volume

Thanks Paul. That's something I plan to do and have made initial contact with the local Tiderace rep.
by Dyllon
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Volume
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: Kayak Volume

Two weeks, never mind two months, in an Anas Acuta sounds pretty impressive in my book. The Kelly Kettle sounds interesting and I will investigate further However, and not wishing to detract from the above, according to the Valley website, the Anas Acuta has more storage capacity than a Nordkapp For...
by Dyllon
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Volume
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: Kayak Volume

Thanks all It will be UK coastline. I don't want or need a huge boat for the very reason that Owen describes. 90% of my paddling will be day or weekend trips. However, I do utilise almost all of my current boat's capacity on weekend trips and fancied a bit more for the longer trip. I am just a bit f...
by Dyllon
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Volume
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Kayak Volume

I am currently considering kayaks for a potential multi-week trip. I currently have a Tiderace xplore S and feel that this is maybe a bit tight on storage for an extended trip although frequent inversions may also be a factor in looking for an alternative. My preference is to have plenty of space to...
by Dyllon
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Tiderace Xplore S
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: Tiderace Xplore S

Hi Rez,

I'm interested.

What age and construction?

Ross