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by kayakbiker
Wed May 01, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio HV or MV
Replies: 12
Views: 931

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: 3595

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: 931

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: 931

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: 931

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: 931

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: 931

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 ...
by kayakbiker
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio Advice Please -Scudder or Skeg
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Scorpio Advice Please -Scudder or Skeg

I'm thinking about ordering a new Scorpio in the near future but I'm not sure if I should go with a scudder or just stick to a skeg. I'm definetly considering a sail for the boat in future but I do wonder if the foot pegs are still going to be OK when rolling. I mean do they move under your feet? Wi...
by kayakbiker
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio HV or MV
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Scorpio HV or MV

Hello Coldwind
Thanks for the info. I'll have a closer look at the Etain and see if I can get a go in one.
A good handling boat in rough conditions is a safer kayak in my opinion.
Planning to demo a HV Scorpio at weekend so looking forward to that

Cheers
by kayakbiker
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio HV or MV
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Scorpio HV or MV

Hi Douglas. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts on the two different models. I ordered my Delphin without trying it first but I was very lucky it turned out perfect for me. Pretty good considering it was my first kayak although your review probably helped me make the right decision on that one....
by kayakbiker
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio HV or MV
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Scorpio HV or MV

Hi. I'm looking to replace my Delphin 155 with a Scorpio but I'm not sure if I should go for a HV or MV. I'm 16 stone 6ft1. For those who have tried both any advice would be appreciated. I'm kind of concerned the HV may be too much of a barge and slow but then with size 12th feet the MV may be too s...
by kayakbiker
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted P and H Scorpio X MV or HV
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Wanted P and H Scorpio X MV or HV

Looking to purchase a second hand Scorpio HV or MV
Based near Edinburgh
Please PM me if your selling one.
Thanks
by kayakbiker
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Shore Atlantic rm vs Valley Etain 17.7 rm
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: North Shore Atlantic rm vs Valley Etain 17.7 rm

I'm also quite interested in both boats
Just wondering how the the Etain handles in comparison to the Atlantic.

Are they similar?
Cheers
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: 888

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: 888

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: 888

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: 566

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: 566

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: 566

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: 731

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: 681

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: 11534

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: 1132

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: 1132

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: 845

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: 900

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: 845

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: 2818

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: 900

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: 3070

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...