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by Happywanderer
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: mackerel, line...
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: mackerel, line...

Gollum style.....get a firm grip of them (tail end) and replace rock with kayak. Then put them in a bag incase they resurrect themselves and make a flick-flack for freedom.
by Happywanderer
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: mackerel, line...
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: mackerel, line...

A kid's hand-held crabing line,or a rod, with a swivel, then a 3 feathered trace and then with a 4 oz weight on the end. Tow it so the hooks are about 4m below the surface. If there are mackerel about, you'll catch them. Put bits of cork on the hooks when you aren't using the rig and you shouldn't g...
by Happywanderer
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tide strength SW Greenland coast
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Tide strength SW Greenland coast

That looks like a later edition of the Sailing directions I previously found. Thanks Peter, probably the best snippets I'm going to find at the moment.
by Happywanderer
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tide strength SW Greenland coast
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Tide strength SW Greenland coast

Qassimiut is where I'm thinking of starting the trip from (after a boat transfer). I totally agree Glyn, I've paddled in that area (Narsaq/ Tuttutooq/ Ikersuaq fjord) and it is stunning. That's one of the reasons why I'm going back.....just further west and north this time. I wasn't as fortunate as ...
by Happywanderer
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tide strength SW Greenland coast
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Tide strength SW Greenland coast

Thanks Chris......just my type of read. I'll get hold of a copy. Thank you for taking the time with the links John. I'm familiar with Todd Charts, though I must admit I didn't know they were in Bangor. The name of the last location on the tides list always conjures up images of epic journeys and suf...
by Happywanderer
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tide strength SW Greenland coast
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Tide strength SW Greenland coast

Thank you Robert. It's one of the things that I really enjoy about planning trips.....gathering snippets of info from a variety of sources, then piecing them together like a puzzle. Came across these little gems in an on-line copy of Prostar Sailing Direction 2005 over the weekend, for areas I am lo...
by Happywanderer
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tide strength SW Greenland coast
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Tide strength SW Greenland coast

I am planning a trip in southwest Greenland, in particular in the region of Alanngorsuaq Fjord (Coppermine Bay), south of Arsuk. Obtaining weather, wind and swell information isn't a problem, nor is tide times and range. The nautical charts of the area, published by the Danish Geodata Agency and the...
by Happywanderer
Tue May 10, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delphin Corelite Version Reliability Hull P and H
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: Delphin Corelite Version Reliability Hull P and H

It'll be fine Kayakbiker. I've had my Delphin for 5 years..... dropped it, bounced it, scraped it, seal launched it and drilled holes in it (for a rudder & sail fit). It's got some deep scratches in it, but it definitely isn't cracked.
by Happywanderer
Wed May 04, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Croatia Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Croatia Maps

They're 20 years old, but 1:50000 and may be of use to you......http://www.omnimap.com/catalog/int/yugo/yugo-50.htm

If you need charts.....http://www.yachtcharters-croatia.com/cr ... l-maps.htm
by Happywanderer
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coastal wildlife
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Coastal wildlife

After attending one of their training days (you get a free lunch too!), I didn't get the impression that the Capture Our Coast project is about setting up protected areas.....though I can't speak for the other remits of the associations that they are affiliated to. This project seems more focussed o...
by Happywanderer
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coastal wildlife
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Coastal wildlife

If anyone's particularly interested in finding out more about our coastal environment and doing some 'citizen science' for marine research and conservation.....take a look at Capture Our Coast on the net. It's a 3 year project running country wide and they provide the training and necessary survey k...
by Happywanderer
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF DSC??????^
Replies: 35
Views: 3059

Re: VHF DSC??????^

It's not so long ago that we paddled without any of this kit. Not even a VHF.
I remember that! It was exciting. Then I scared the crap out of myself a couple of times.....and got a pay rise....and was let loose in a kayaking shop unaccompanied....
by Happywanderer
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF DSC??????^
Replies: 35
Views: 3059

Re: VHF DSC??????^

Correct. It's to do with conductance, absorption and reflection. I never mentioned anything about submersion, just one possible scenario where one's hands, mind etc. might be preoccupied doing something else. It was just food for thought and everyone will have their own opinion, preference or soluti...
by Happywanderer
Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF DSC??????^
Replies: 35
Views: 3059

Re: VHF DSC??????^

My last penny's worth.......all the devices talked about here have their pros & cons. What might suit one scenario, may not suit another. I have all three, and that gives me options. Here is a scenario to ponder on......you're on your own (for whatever reason, intentional or not) and you've taken a ...
by Happywanderer
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fecal matters
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: Fecal matters

I can't remember where I saw it, but it was an article about a river-rafting expedition somewhere. They used 2 ft lengths of plastic drainpipe with end-caps to store their bagged waste until it could be disposed of properly. A solution that could be used for kayaking. The 'pipe' could be kept in the...
by Happywanderer
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF DSC??????^
Replies: 35
Views: 3059

Re: VHF DSC??????

Hi folks this maybe an age old topic but i need to gather some thoughts. i need to replace my VHF but with what? My main area if though is VHF with DSC or standard VHF and separate PLB? What are people using what are people loving? many thanks for any thought you guys have. Some points to think abo...
by Happywanderer
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF DSC??????^
Replies: 35
Views: 3059

Re: VHF DSC??????

This said, I can think of several places I've paddled where there was no VHF coverage, and few (if any) other boats around. Then, I would say, you have answered your own question. A PLB can be smaller than a mobile phone nowadays and weighs next to nothing. I tuck mine in an accessible pocket (cag ...
by Happywanderer
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF DSC??????^
Replies: 35
Views: 3059

Re: VHF DSC??????

.....and if you are looking at all options before you part with your cash, looking at the capabilities and practicalities of a Spot satellite messenger verses DSC/ PLB could be an option also.
by Happywanderer
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF DSC??????^
Replies: 35
Views: 3059

Re: VHF DSC??????

A DSC alert will give more than just your location. Every DSC capable radio has a unique maritime mobile service identity (MMSI) number which is encoded in the transmission. If you are sensible enough to register your MMSI details with the Coastguard (using CG66), an alert will also tell them who yo...