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by Arthur
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Reed Chillcheater Aquatherm Spray Deck with Adjustable Waist
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Reed Chillcheater Aquatherm Spray Deck with Adjustable Waist

Unused Reed Chillcheater Aquatherm Spray Deck with Adjustable Waist Keyhole A, waist l/xl 42", colour all black, no map loops or bale hole. These come up small, my jeans size is 34", but this is the best fit for me. Never been wet - sold my kayak and bought an open canoe. Retails at £67.00. Asking ...
by Arthur
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Shuna for sale + paddle bag
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Werner Shuna for sale + paddle bag

Both SOLD
by Arthur
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: 'Goolie' thongs
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: 'Goolie' thongs

I might be banned for redirecting you, but since you've had zero response here, you might want to ask on the 'Song of the Paddle' forum.

Been canoeing for 20 years and I've never heard of a goolie thong. Sounds like the thing Le Chiffre might have used on James Bond in Casino Royale.
by Arthur
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Shuna for sale + paddle bag
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Werner Shuna for sale + paddle bag

Paddle now £160.00 plus postage... anyone??? ;-)
by Arthur
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: swap - wenonah prospector 15 for prospector or solo plus 16
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: swap - wenonah prospector 15 for prospector or solo plus 16

owler wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:45 am
Thanks for replies, all sorted now
Go on then, tell us what you ended up with.
by Arthur
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Steve Backshall in Suriname
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Steve Backshall in Suriname

Backshall is a nice bloke, but he wears me out with his boundless energy and enthusiasm... reminds me of my 'former self' - having once been the archetypal alpha male, I'm now, officially, a grumpy old git with no ambition whatsoever.
by Arthur
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norfolk Broads Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Norfolk Broads Advice

... buy a copy of "Norfolk Broads Canoe & Kayak Guide" by Steve Maloney, you can get this from Amazon. I know you're sorted OP, but for anyone else like me, that never buys anything from Amazon, you can get it here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Norfolk-Broads-Canoe-amp-Kayak-Guide-by-Steve-Maloney-97...
by Arthur
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

Someone is going to get a really nice kayak at that price. I thought you loved it Simon... or did you love it so much, you had two of them?
by Arthur
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: swap - wenonah prospector 15 for prospector or solo plus 16
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: swap - wenonah prospector 15 for prospector or solo plus 16

Ever felt like you're talking to a brick wall?
by Arthur
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Shuna for sale + paddle bag
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Werner Shuna for sale + paddle bag

PS. I'll consider close offers...
by Arthur
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Shuna for sale + paddle bag
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Werner Shuna for sale + paddle bag

Werner Shuna 205cm two-part, amber. Used no more than six times in deep water, so pretty much 'as-new'. Selling with Werner paddle bag, which is also 'as-new'. Paddle £228.00 new, asking £179.95 plus £12.95 delivery, UK only. Paddle bag £39.95 new, asking £24.95 plus £6.50 delivery, UK only. For an...
by Arthur
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wavesport Hydra for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Wavesport Hydra for sale

Sold
by Arthur
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wavesport Hydra for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Wavesport Hydra for sale

For sale: Wavesport Hydra. Purchased in May and used about 6 times, in deep water, on the Avon. Hardly any marks on it. Picture on eBay, listed at £725.00 ono. Asking price for UKRGB members £650.00. Located near Broadway, Cotswolds, but can travel if pre-paid. Paypal, bank transfer, or cash on col...
by Arthur
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Fast fitness kayak - surfski?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Fast fitness kayak - surfski?

Thanks chaps. Food for thought... will continue chewing until I get my tax rebate. Hope to demo a couple of K1's next week.

Nice to hear from Chester, too - lived thereabouts for most of my life, but it's nice down here in Ye Olde Cotteswoldes.
by Arthur
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Fast fitness kayak - surfski?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Fast fitness kayak - surfski?

Thanks ^^^ - That's interesting because I've seen a guy on the river in a K1 (didn't get chance to speak to him, he disappeared so fast!) and have looked at them online, but didn't understand much about them, or the stability thing. They are super-lightweight, which is definitely a plus. I know it s...
by Arthur
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best sea kayak for a novice
Replies: 23
Views: 1325

Re: Best sea kayak for a novice

... a personal recommendation would be a p and h scorpio.... This one's come up a few times in conversation so I am heading towards P and H - thank you. Just got to find one now! Don't rush into a Scorpio. Yes, they get good reviews, but there are as many people who can't understand why. A Scorpio ...
by Arthur
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Kayak or Canoe for larger person?
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

Re: Kayak or Canoe for larger person?

Do like I do. Buy a canoe, sell it and buy a kayak, sell the kayak and buy a canoe... and repeat, repeatedly. Please DON'T buy an Expression 11 or anything else based purely on the cockpit size. I had an Expression 11, I'm 'only' 15 stone and it had too little volume in the bows... every time I trie...
by Arthur
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best sea kayak for a novice
Replies: 23
Views: 1325

Re: Best sea kayak for a novice

I have a Wavesport Hydra that is super stable, quick for its size and not too heavy to handle off the water. Lots of 'deck height' so the knees can be bent up a little - I find a lot of kayaks a squeeze and my legs and feet easily go numb. It's a similar thing to a Stratos, but personally I think it...
by Arthur
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: swap - wenonah prospector 15 for prospector or solo plus 16
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: swap - wenonah prospector 15 for prospector or solo plus 16

Did you post this on 'another' forum? I'll give the same answer anyway. The Solo Plus is a totally different beast to a prospector, with a turning circle that can be measured in kilometres and quite unresponsive when paddled solo. I hope you've tried one... I did (to scratch an itch) and bought an A...
by Arthur
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Fast fitness kayak - surfski?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Fast fitness kayak - surfski?

Jim wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Douglas Wilcox has been using a Think Zen surfski ... It is a more stable design than the out and out race skis.
That's probably what I'm after - nothing too radical, with good stability. Thanks Jim.
by Arthur
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Fast fitness kayak - surfski?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Fast fitness kayak - surfski?

PS. The other thing I realised this week, is that a 25kg kayak is not as easy to portage as a 25kg open canoe... another thing that might be in favour of a surfski.
by Arthur
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Fast fitness kayak - surfski?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Fast fitness kayak - surfski?

Hi all. Hope I'm in the right section of the forum. I've been flip-flopping between open canoes and kayaks for the last couple of years, not really knowing which I prefer (and not really being able to afford both at the same time). I recently bought a Wavesport Hydra and have spent this week blastin...
by Arthur
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: SWAP... anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: SWAP... anyone?

blades wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:33 pm
... My wife is just getting into Sea Kayaking, anyone interested in a swap?
I didn't realise this was that kind of website... but anyway, what does she look like?

I'll get my coat..............
by Arthur
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Low angle paddle wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Low angle paddle wanted

I'm looking for a 215cm low angle paddle, two-piece.

Werner Camano would be nice, but open to suggestions.

Can meet within reasonable distance to the Cotswolds, otherwise please be prepared to post.

Please PM with description / condition - no need for photos until we get serious.

Thanks,
Arthur.
by Arthur
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Should I get a Valley Sirona RM or a Zegul Arrow Play? (Nuka?)
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Should I get a Valley Sirona RM or a Zegul Arrow Play? (Nuka?)

I had a Sirona RM and composite, both 16.1. I found them a bit tight at 5'10" and 90kg (all muscle of course!)... my point to OP being the 16.1 Sirona would probably be a good fit. It'll be too big for OP, but I now have a Wavesport Hydra which I've literally just taken out on it's maiden run. Like ...
by Arthur
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Wenonah Prospector or Argosy
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Wanted: Wenonah Prospector or Argosy

Anyone selling a Wenonah 15ft Prospector or an Argosy? Any layup considered. I know they are different beasts, but I've owned both, so I'm aware of that. Must be in excellent condition and within 100 miles of Cheltenham, but I'll travel further for one that's next to new. Please PM. Thanks! PS. The...
by Arthur
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Valley Sirona, or similar
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Wanted - Valley Sirona, or similar

Anyone got a Sirona 16.1 that they want, or need, to part with? Composite preferred, but RM might do. I'd prefer one in tip-top condition. Might consider something similarly versatile, for coastal day paddling and improving - I'm 90kg 5'10" with chunky thighs. (I had a Sirona last year - liked it, ...
by Arthur
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS: Werner Camano / Corryvreckan - MINT
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: FS: Werner Camano / Corryvreckan - MINT

Corryvreckan still for sale.