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by kayakbiker
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Arthritis Knees and Hips Is it possible to Roll
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Arthritis Knees and Hips Is it possible to Roll

Douglas No unfortunately I didn't ring the bell. To be honest I wasn't aware of it but now I am I'll just have to go back and do the trip again. A great excuse! Mcgruff your right the V6 sounds very interesting. I must admit I've previosly thought about similar ideas as you've had but using my infla...
by kayakbiker
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Arthritis Knees and Hips Is it possible to Roll
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Arthritis Knees and Hips Is it possible to Roll

Hello Douglas. Thankyou for sharing your experiences. It's good to know that despite the arthritis and all the ops it's not stopped you from overcoming the issues and getting out on the water and still enjoying yourself. I now feel much more optimistic that despite a few aches and pains I can too . ...
by kayakbiker
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Arthritis Knees and Hips Is it possible to Roll
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Arthritis Knees and Hips Is it possible to Roll

Unfortunately I've just been diagnosed with early arthritis in my knees and hips worst luck.. I first really noticed pain in my hips when rolling my kayak up a few months ago. In fact it's really quite painful in my right hip but thankfully OK at the moment on my stronger left side. I've messed abou...
by kayakbiker
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: River Shiel to Loch Moidart Water Level Summer
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: River Shiel to Loch Moidart Water Level Summer

Thanks again everyone for your advice/guidance. I took the plunge (literally)on Friday/Saturday. There wasn't a problem with grounding and we got down the river easily despite having a heavily laden kayak. My first camping kayak experience so yes it was a heavy kayak Anyway we ran the seapool about ...
by kayakbiker
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: River Shiel to Loch Moidart Water Level Summer
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: River Shiel to Loch Moidart Water Level Summer

Thanks Phizz4. Can you remember roughly how deep the river was at that time.
Currently the river is reported to be half a meter deep at Shiel
I'm kind of concerned that I may paddle the loch and not be able to get up the river.
Thank's.
by kayakbiker
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: River Shiel to Loch Moidart Water Level Summer
Replies: 6
Views: 450

River Shiel to Loch Moidart Water Level Summer

Hi I'm planning a trip down Loch Shiel along the river into Loch Moidart. I'm aware of the rapids at the end and the need to approach at higher tide levels but I'm wondering if the river water level at this time of year will be high enough. I'm going to take a loaded plastic seakayak and will probab...
by kayakbiker
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Gear for sale

Hi Adam
Sent you payment today please advise if received.
Thanks
Sent multiple emails but only showing in outbox

Cheers
by kayakbiker
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Toggles Re-threading New Decklines
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Toggles Re-threading New Decklines

P&h seakayak requires new deckline's soon so I thought I'd renew toggle lines too. Maybe I'm missing something but it looks really akward to do especially the thin stretchy line. Is there an easy way to renew/thread them through?
by kayakbiker
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Inflatable Kayak for Sea
Replies: 11
Views: 9027

Re: Inflatable Kayak for Sea

I've no experience with the Sea eagle but after a few years of owning a Gumotex Seawave I can tell you that they're great kayaks. More expensive than many boats but tough and built to last. Surprisingly quite nippy on the water too. Another great selling point is Gumotex''s are singled skinned so qu...
by kayakbiker
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carbon Paddle
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: Carbon Paddle

Hi There
I would be interested in the corryvreckan too especially if they are reasonably priced. Thanks for details.
by kayakbiker
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carbon Paddle
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Carbon Paddle

I've been considering upgrading my basic standard euro paddle to a carbon paddle but there seems to be so much choice on the market. I quite like the look of the Celtic pro range and wonder if anyone has any feedback on them. I also like the Werner range although they are expensive. I'm after a ligh...
by kayakbiker
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Keel Protector on Corelite PE Kayak P and H
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Keel Protector on Corelite PE Kayak P and H

Thanks for the advice. I tried helicopter tape but unfortunately it did not stick very well at all. It's great on my mtb though.

I will try Keeleazy.
Cheers
by kayakbiker
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Side Sculling Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Side Sculling Advice Please

Thanks everyone for the ideas and tips. I guess the main reason i would like to be able to master the scull or balance brace is because if i get tired after practicing rolls and re-entries I sometimes blow my roll. Being able to scull/ balance brace as some have said would allow me to catch a quick ...
by kayakbiker
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Keel Protector on Corelite PE Kayak P and H
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Keel Protector on Corelite PE Kayak P and H

I've recently noticed a bit of wear on the end of my kayak which seems to be due lifting it on end when loading on my car. Just wondering is there any good products that I could use to provide some protection. I tried plain old gaffer tape but it came off too easily. Has anyone tried Kealeazy on a C...
by kayakbiker
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which PLB do you use? Is it waterproof?
Replies: 21
Views: 2664

Re: Which PLB do you use? Is it waterproof?

I use a fast find. As I always keep it on me and as I roll regularly in the sea I'm now keeping it in a small dry bag in my pfd pocket. It may well be waterproof but a bit more protection just in case.
by kayakbiker
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Side Sculling Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Side Sculling Advice Please

I'm just wondering does anyone have any tips for side sculling. I can do the basic scull but as soon as my head and body enter the water my paddle sinks quickly followed by me. I see these great videos of people floating on their back next to their kayaks and it looks so easy but it's not. As soon a...
by kayakbiker
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rescues and letting go of the boat
Replies: 29
Views: 2837

Re: Rescues and letting go of the boat

On the few occasions I've been out kayaking solo I've also used the spray deck to attach myself to my kayak. I have previously tested the setup at a nearby lake using a dive mask and rolling and wet exiting.The dive mask just helped me to see what was going on with the tether. The only time I had an...
by kayakbiker
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 7199

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Allan Thanks for your help with the link problem. Well here''s some footage testing the pump in the bath of all places https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_l4-YT5eK4 For info it uses an air switch and is powered by a gel battery as per the one I use in my kayak. The pump is an 850 gal. The pump body is...
by kayakbiker
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 7199

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Hi. I just had to contact one of the administrators as I've no idea how to attach images. As soon as I learn how to do it I'll post some images and video. My pump is really quite a rough idea based on some of the ideas of this forum but it would be great to see improvements and ideas to the concept....
by kayakbiker
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 7199

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Its great to see so much interest in fitting electric pumps on this thread. I think the main benefit of them is safety but for personally I found mine to be really helpful when learning to roll For me learning to roll was made so much easier because i could empty the cockpit without going to the sid...
by kayakbiker
Sat May 13, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P and H Kayak Water Leak
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

P and H Kayak Water Leak

Ever since I purchased my brand new Delphin 155 last year it has suffered from water leaks into the rear compartment. I have spent considerable time trying to identify where the water is leaking from including replacing the rear hatch cover which was done under warranty and sealing holes myself in t...
by kayakbiker
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Head gear for winter paddling and rolling
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: Head gear for winter paddling and rolling

I was going to ask the same question. I wear a 3mm dive hood which is great for practicing rolling in the current cold conditions in the UK. However I have to wear a dive mask to seal out the water or else the water gets into the hood. Freezing. Also would be interested if there's a hood or hat or s...
by kayakbiker
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling Question and Advice for Newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 1983

Re: Rolling Question and Advice for Newbie

Just to confirm it's the sweep roll I'm using. I'm a keen follower of Kent Ford's methods, teaching. I also like to use the Pawlatta occasionally as I can really slow down the sweep and concentrate on my technique more. Anyway thanks to all of you for your excellent advice PlymouthDamo. I think you ...
by kayakbiker
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling Question and Advice for Newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 1983

Re: Rolling Question and Advice for Newbie

Hi Alec Flexibility and strength not brilliant but not too bad either. I'm 16 stone 6ft2 so sometimes wonder if that maybe has something to do with my problem though. Most of the time I get myself up there no problem. If i get stuck and pull on the paddle sometime's I get the kayak to tilt slightly ...
by kayakbiker
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 7199

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Sleepyfolk
Just to say your setup looks brilliant. A very professional
job. In fact it looks like it was done at the factory. Well done. I'm guessing you spent some time researching and sourcing your parts
Have you had plenty of opportunity to test it the last few weeks.
by kayakbiker
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rolling Question and Advice for Newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 1983

Rolling Question and Advice for Newbie

Hi After a good few months of practice this year at my local loch I'm finally starting to roll more reliably on my offside It was hard work learning but I really enjoy it. Even in these cold conditions I'm still going out there for an hour or two most weekends While my roll isnt technically brillian...
by kayakbiker
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 7199

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

As others had warned me after 6 or 7 outings in fresh water and one in sea my switch has started to fail. My pump started operating in the off position during my last trip to Arisaig. Still, it was worth trying and at least it went when I was with a group of fellow kayakers so no big deal Im now goi...
by kayakbiker
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Foam Bulkhead Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Foam Bulkhead Holes

I've got the older Delphin and my rear hatch also leaks. When it was new it was quite bad but this was due to a problem with the rear hatch cover. I've had it changed and while I've still got a bit of a leak it's not too bad now. A word of warning about the line holds the hatch cover though. I was i...
by kayakbiker
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Foam Bulkhead Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Foam Bulkhead Holes

I know this is a basic question but what us the best way for putting a hole in a foam bulkhead for wires. I thought about drilling but I've heard that there's a method using rod that's perhaps better. Thanks for advice.
by kayakbiker
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 7199

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Thanks both of you for your feedback. I've been kayaking for around 8 months now so unfortunately at the moment my roll fails about 25% of the time so I'm just wet exiting pulling out the hose and switching on the pump,empty my kayak before I do cowboy re-entry. This works quite well for me although...