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by sloegin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Waist Tow Recommendations ?
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Waist Tow Recommendations ?

I use the Howard Jeffs Sea Kayak Tow Line https://www.howardjeffs.com/shop/accessories-equipment/sea-kayak-tow-line/ There has been a further batch manufactured since I got mine but I'd say all in all its a top piece of kit. Its very well though out in terms of the 'clean line' principle, the way ev...
by sloegin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Yak Greenburg
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Yak Greenburg

I bought one and I wouldn't buy another one. Positives - I like all the pockets, everything compartmentalised works for me (but my partner thinks its too fiddly) - what you can't see from the pics is that every section of flotation is accessed through zips on the inside so there are even more places...
by sloegin
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Reviews on Typhoon Multisport Hinge/Reed Chillcheeter drysuit please
Replies: 15
Views: 2263

Re: Reviews on Typhoon Multisport Hinge/Reed Chillcheeter drysuit please

I believe the Typhoon PS220 is the best balance of value to quality. If I had to buy another suit today I would buy another one.
by sloegin
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling...
Replies: 13
Views: 1589

Re: Rolling...

in my experience the both the quest and the quest LV have a 'stall' point about 3/4 of the way through the roll. You think its all going well and then it just robs you of all of the natural finishing momentum. t
The only way to overcome it as mentioned above is a lot of 'leg drive' oomph
by sloegin
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED: sea kayak near North Berwick
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: WANTED: sea kayak near North Berwick

you could try joining North Berwick kayak club. they store their club sea kayaks at NB harbour. They may not rent you one for a month but you can at least have access to one for your training. Can I strongly advise you take some advice from a professional coach and look carefully into the weather an...
by sloegin
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Regaining BCU qualifications
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: Regaining BCU qualifications

Hi Craig Its not that you don't still hold the award, its just that you can't work as an active coach under BCU insurance. BCU Level 2 doesn't actually exist any more - the qualification is still valid but a new person can no longer acquire it. The BCU coaching scheme has been replaced by the UKCC c...
by sloegin
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Level 2 Moderate Water Endorsement Sea Training.
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Level 2 Moderate Water Endorsement Sea Training.

bump happening next weekend still 2 places available. Weather Forecast makes Edinburgh Area very likely.
by sloegin
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Holiday reading
Replies: 22
Views: 2713

Re: Holiday reading

On a slightly more WW2 historical note some may enjoy Paddy Ashdown's book 'A Brilliant Little Mission: The Cockleshell Heroes'. Its a book on the formation of the SBS and the Cockleshell mission into Bordeaux harbour by Klepper double kayak. For those that are interested I believe Jeff Allan helped...
by sloegin
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Level 2 Moderate Water Endorsement Sea Training.
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Level 2 Moderate Water Endorsement Sea Training.

Level 2 Moderate Water Endorsement Sea Training. I am organizing the afore mentioned on the weekend of 4th 5th Feb 2017. The course tutor is Claire Knifton. This is not for profit - the course costs will be split between the number of people wanting to attend (max 4) - currently there are 2 spaces a...
by sloegin
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Bell Chestnut Prospector16
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Bell Chestnut Prospector16

Hiho Could you tell me something more about this boat. Is it in Royalex? Does it still have Bow and Stern seats and are they the wicker version? Will it be sold with airbags? Is it laced? The Bell website doesn't seem to exist anymore so I can't really look it up though some reviews on SOTP describe...
by sloegin
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Plastic North Shore Atlantic
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Wanted Plastic North Shore Atlantic

As titled. I'm looking for a second hand North Shore Atlantic RM (plastic) that I can bash around a bit as my Ocean is getting too many dings.

Any condition any location any price considered

Thanks

Mark M
by sloegin
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: for sale bending branches wooden paddle
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: for sale bending branches wooden paddle

Hiho

There isn't any mention of a "Tailwind" paddle on the Bending Branches website? Is this a Greenland Stick? If so I'd be interested in pictures.

Thanks
Mark M
by sloegin
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: WANTED! Sea kayak transported from North Cornwall to Glasgow (or nearby meetup)
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: WANTED! Sea kayak transported from North Cornwall to Glasgow (or nearby meetup)

Hiho I live in Edinburgh but I am heading down to Falmouth next week. I will be returning on the Friday evening/Saturday April 2nd (ish - its a long way) to Edinburgh. I'm on a training course so can't spend ages driving around cornwall to pick up boats but if it can be brought to Falmouth I could g...
by sloegin
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New East Lothian Club
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

Re: New East Lothian Club

Whilst its absolutely great that folks are starting a new club and I 100% support you - I have to ask, what was it that felt you couldn't get from the other clubs in the area that you wanted? As far as most folks in the UK go Edinburgh and surrounding area is very very well served with clubs. Edinbu...
by sloegin
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mitchell Touring Special
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Mitchell Touring Special

Good Evening Folks

I'm struggling to find a UK retailer for the Mitchell Touring Special. Does anyone know anywhere with any actual stock in the UK?

Many thanks

Mark M
by sloegin
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Broken Carbon Fibre Paddle repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: Broken Carbon Fibre Paddle repair?

Many thanks for your replies folks.

Having sent some pics to various people including the UK Werner distributer, the conclusion seems to be new blades are needed and can be fitted whilst retaining the shaft. 240squids though.....
by sloegin
Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Broken Carbon Fibre Paddle repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Broken Carbon Fibre Paddle repair?

Hiho I managed to crack/snap both ends of my Carbon Fibre Werner Iklos on a surf course last weekend. It looks like the foam core is intact. Does anyone know of a company that does paddle repairs in the UK? Is having new blades put on the crank shaft a possibility? Many thanks in advance. Mark M
by sloegin
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Gul Taw drysuit (ladies)
Replies: 8
Views: 4396

Re: Gul Taw drysuit (ladies)

I too would be interested in hearing if anyone has a review of the male version (or female) of this suit. I have a friend who has one brand new but would be interested to hear from anyone on the longer term quality and dryness.

thanks
by sloegin
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Difference between Etain 17.7 and 17.5?
Replies: 8
Views: 2303

Re: Difference between Etain 17.7 and 17.5?

I've long term paddled both a 17.7 and 17.5 Etain in plastic and I would fully agree with Roland and others. The 17.7 does feel 'dead', its a bit of tank and weighs a lot both in and out of the water - but it does have excellent expedition capacity. The 17.5 is more lively and whilst you couldn't de...
by sloegin
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Illuminating compass during crossings
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Illuminating compass during crossings

If your compass is in the recess in front of your front hatch cover you could try putting a Guardian Light on a piece of elastic pointing forward into the compass with the elastic stretched around the hatch cover. We've found that you can't actually see the source and it lights up the compass really...
by sloegin
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First Kayak -any suggestion
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: First Kayak -any suggestion

If you are looking to stay plastic I would recommend you have a paddle of the NorthShore Atlantic RM and possibly the Tiderace Vortex. You should be able to pick either of those up for sub £1000 - even new. NorthShore make excellent quality boats which really cover the whole spectrum - its the sort ...
by sloegin
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Peak Explorer 2014 Drysuit - Any Good?
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: Peak Explorer 2014 Drysuit - Any Good?

Hiho My partner has/had one. I say had - we've given up on it and got a Damex one instead. It was properly dry 1 year from new but by the end of year 2 she was wet through. They were washed in fresh water after every use and tech washed. I think they feel relatively 'light duty' in terms of fabric. ...
by sloegin
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Werner Iklos Carbon Crank
Replies: 0
Views: 499

FS Werner Iklos Carbon Crank

Hiho I have a Werner Iklos Carbon Crank 2 piece for sale. Length is 225cm variable feather and suitable for left and right handed paddler. This is Werner's top level, full carbon fibre, foam core performance sea touring paddle. It is incredibly light and strong and would suit a larger paddler with a...