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by kayakbiker
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Type of Glue for different boat issues
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Best Type of Glue for different boat issues

Thanks to both of you for the advice. A lot of really good ideas there. Cheers Jim you must have read my mind as the front of the seat is where I'm thinking about locating the electric pump. There was plenty of room at the back of the seat in my old Delphin but not much in my new Atlantic. Looks lik...
by kayakbiker
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit Socks Leaking at the seams is it a common problem
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Drysuit Socks Leaking at the seams is it a common problem

Hi No I've always been very careful getting in and out of my suit. Its also a really big suit so plenty of room in it I always go with a bigger suit for the extra insulation in winter. That goes for boots too so I'm not stuffing my feet and all that sock in tight boots Perhaps I've just been unlucky...
by kayakbiker
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Type of Glue for different boat issues
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Best Type of Glue for different boat issues

Hi I would be grateful for best advice for the following issues 1. I have a plastic RM boat and its decal is slighly peeliing off. Apart from replacing is there a good glue for re attaching the original. I have had this happen on warning stickers in my kayaks cockpit but this is one of the main deca...
by kayakbiker
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Handheld VHF recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Handheld VHF recommendations

I can recommend Cobra. I have a HH500. With this unit its possible to hook it up to a mobile phone with bluetooth, which is handy at times. I had a problem with mine just after 2 years so contacted cobra customer support. They asked me to send it back to them and then sent me out a brand new unit. G...
by kayakbiker
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit Socks Leaking at the seams is it a common problem
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Drysuit Socks Leaking at the seams is it a common problem

Despite being super careful with my drysuit by standing on a clean mat when changing and washing out my boots i found I have been getting damp wet feet. This is in a drysuit that i've worn maybe only 10 times or so. I have checked the rest of my suit and its dry so its definetly coming in from the s...
by kayakbiker
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Etain in Wind and Bulkheads
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Valley Etain in Wind and Bulkheads

Hello Asmar
Thanks for the info.
I am now the proud owner of an Etain 17.7

Cheers!
by kayakbiker
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reed Aquatherm Spraydeck Sizing for P&H Scorpio LV
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Reed Aquatherm Spraydeck Sizing for P&H Scorpio LV

I hope you can get something to fit but i never had much luck with the aquatherm spraydeck. Despite purchasing the right size for my Delphin it would always slip off the combing when rolling. It was much tighter than neoprene to get on too. Ok in nice flat conditions but a real pain if in bumpier co...
by kayakbiker
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Etain in Wind and Bulkheads
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Valley Etain in Wind and Bulkheads

Rhysie
Yes it is the RM kayaks so thanks very much for the info.
I've only ever had P and H RM kayaks which have had foam bulkheads. Thankfully I never experienced any leaks with them either. Its good to know thst plastic bulkheads should be just as good if not better than foam.
Thanks
by kayakbiker
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Etain in Wind and Bulkheads
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Valley Etain in Wind and Bulkheads

Hi Im very interested in the Valley Etain and while I have had a demo in the 17.7 I forgot to look at the bulkheads. Can anyone advise if they are still fitted with plastic bulkheads or do they now use foam. I have read on this forum that the plastic ones can be prone to leaking. Is it still a commo...
by kayakbiker
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: MK2 Scorpio HV Blue 2019 FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: MK2 Scorpio HV Blue 2019 SOLD

Now Sold. Thanks
by kayakbiker
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?

Thanks for the advice everyone. Yeh my uncomfortable issues do seem to be headaches after wearing for a while even though the helmets in question aren't particuarly tight. In my experience the padding on most helmets isn't very soft. The average Mtb helmets seem to be much better although no good in...
by kayakbiker
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?

Can anyone recommend a nice comfortable helmet at a reasonable price, and preferably with a peak.
Thankyou
by kayakbiker
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: MK2 Scorpio HV Blue 2019 FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 610

MK2 Scorpio HV Blue 2019 FOR SALE

Scorpio HV Mk2 2019 Blue Corelite

6 Month old Scorpio for sale in Excellent Condition
High Volume
Blue with yellow and grey decklines
Ratchet adjustable back band fitted
£1100
Location Near Edinburgh
Thanks
by kayakbiker
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Scorpio HV Mk2 2018 Blue
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Scorpio HV Mk2 2018 Blue

Hi
Sorry kayak no longer for sale
by kayakbiker
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Does anyone else put markers on their paddles for help rolling?
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Does anyone else put markers on their paddles for help rolling?

Yes i used to carve a little notch on the shaft but its difficult to feel it in colder water. I also use to slap the water with the paddle before rolling. After quite a bit of experimenting i went to zero feather. I now let my paddle float and find its natural flat orientation instead of using marke...
by kayakbiker
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Delphin 155 Corelite Orange Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Delphin 155 Corelite Orange Sale

Nice Delphin 155 For Sale in Corelite Orange
Mk1 so there is no day hatch bit loads of room in back hatch. So much so i can easily get my c tug in the back.
Based in Fife area.
Approx 3 years usage
£750
by kayakbiker
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Simon Willis Podcasts Cannot Download
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Re: Simon Willis Podcasts Cannot Download

To echo the other guys..
Thanks for resolving the download issues Simon

Great podcasts!!

Cheers.
by kayakbiker
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Scorpio HV Mk2 2018 Blue
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Scorpio HV Mk2 2018 Blue

Location is Fife near Edinburgh
by kayakbiker
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Scorpio HV Mk2 2018 Blue
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Scorpio HV Mk2 2019 Blue

Please note this kayak was new April 2019

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by kayakbiker
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Scorpio HV Mk2 2018 Blue
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Scorpio HV Mk2 2018 Blue

5 Month old Scorpio for sale in Excellent Condition
High Volume
Blue with yellow and grey decklines
Ratchet adjustable back band
£1100
No offers.
Thanks
by kayakbiker
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Simon Willis Podcasts Cannot Download
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Simon Willis Podcasts Cannot Download

I use to enjoy listening to these podcasts but it seems they are no longer available. A shame because they were a great resource for seakayakers Has anyone had any joy downloading them recently. I have tried to download on my android and apple device with no luck but perhaps they have been discontin...
by kayakbiker
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plastic Welding
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Plastic Welding

If you live reasonably close to the kayak manufacturer perhaps you could ask them if they could repair it for you. They are likely to do the best job as they should be able to match the plastic. Also they know the manufacturing layup of the boat so should know how best to repair/weld. This is more s...
by kayakbiker
Wed May 01, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio HV or MV
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: Scorpio HV or MV

Bear Thanks! Have a great seakayaking year yourself Simonsl8er. Hi There No I went with the Scorpio Mk2. I couldnt find an Etain to demo so went with what i had tried. So far Ive been impressed with the Hv Scorpio. Its cockpit is really large so no problem getting my feet in it and my long legs It h...
by kayakbiker
Wed May 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Werner paddle button jamming
Replies: 39
Views: 3838

Re: Werner paddle button jamming

Does anyone know if VE are still manufacturing paddles?
After hearing so many good reviews about VE on hereI I looked them up, but it appears that there web site is down.
I like the look of some of the werner blades but this issue definetly puts me off purchasing one.
by kayakbiker
Wed May 01, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio HV or MV
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: Scorpio HV or MV

Bear
Apologies for taking so long to reply. Hopefully you have been successful finding one by now
Originally my plan was to sell my Delphin but to be honest I like so much I'm keeping it as my spare.

I'm sure i'm not the only forum member who has a spare boat or two.!
Cheers.
by kayakbiker
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio Advice Please -Scudder or Skeg
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: Scorpio Advice Please -Scudder or Skeg

Phil Thanks for the info. With regards to storage space in the stern do you lose much due to the scudder mechanism? I guess being the HV model it will not be too bad losing a bit of space in comparison to the LV or MV models but I'm just wondering how much space you actually lose. Is it any major lo...
by kayakbiker
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio Advice Please -Scudder or Skeg
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: Scorpio Advice Please -Scudder or Skeg

Thanks for all the advice guys.
Seems there are a few different opinions on scudder and skeg. Interesting weighing up all the options.
Cheers
by kayakbiker
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio Advice Please -Scudder or Skeg
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: Scorpio Advice Please -Scudder or Skeg

Hi Phil Thanks very much for the reassurance that the scudders well worth getting. I'm guessing it will need a bit more maintenance than a skeg but I don't mind as long as it stays reliable when using it. Geoff I'm not sure about P and H but there's other companies out there that do them. I believe ...
by kayakbiker
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio HV or MV
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: Scorpio HV or MV

Well I had a go in a Scorpio HV and pretty much thought it was great. For the size of it its still pretty nimble if you get it right up on edge it turns really nicely for such a big boat. Really stable and easy for doing straddle re -entries too. On flat water anyway. Tried a reentry roll and after ...