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by sleepyfolk
Fri May 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boris says...
Replies: 27
Views: 1528

Re: Boris says...

And he drove from Leicestershire to go for a paddle off the Lizard, tosser! I imagine it’s going to be like a bank holiday weekend down here, full to the brim with eeejuts
by sleepyfolk
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?

I bought one of these which I find comfortable but I guess it depends on your head! They have removable bits in the foam cell and adjustable/removable ear pieces. You can add a peak which flips back when you punch a wave rather than whipping your head back, or a peak with a go pro mount if you’re th...
by sleepyfolk
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: ADVICE ON A MOTOR FOR MY KAYAK
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: ADVICE ON A MOTOR FOR MY KAYAK

Watersnake fitting if you’re happy drilling a few holes
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by sleepyfolk
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF and training
Replies: 33
Views: 3380

Re: VHF and training

I liked the HX300E , partly for the floating, mainly for the USB charging as I have a battery pack on board which makes it easy to recharge if we end up stuck on a beach somewhere. I pack any connection points on anything with contralube to try and help with keeping the sea water at bay.
by sleepyfolk
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Register your EPIRB
Replies: 18
Views: 1652

Re: Register your EPIRB

ACR give you a new one free if you have to use it in a rescue situation https://www.acrartex.com/products/catalog/personal-locator-beacons/resqlinkplus/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9u2D6q3W2QIVDrftCh2QHQmKEAAYASAAEgLSpPD_BwE#sthash.MM4JE9QZ.dpbs?ads_cmpid=208120174&ads_adid=11157741454&ads_matchtype=b&ads_net...
by sleepyfolk
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deck size for delphin 150
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Deck size for delphin 150

After a bit of pondering I got mine direct from P&H
by sleepyfolk
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle britches
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Paddle britches

I’ve got the yellow north water britches on my delphin, they seem pretty good at not moving anywhere due to the location of the decklines and the hull fitting, I’ve been the wrong way up without losing anything so far but I can’t vouch for a 2 metre swell
by sleepyfolk
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which PLB do you use? Is it waterproof?
Replies: 21
Views: 3042

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

I have an ACR Resqlink attached to my BA, if you get rescued using it they give you a new one free of charge!

https://www.acrartex.com/products/catal ... xAK9s.dpbs
by sleepyfolk
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Autumn clothing
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Autumn clothing

I'm no expert but I originally thought crikey I'll need an expensive dry suit for the winter, or dry trousers etc, turns out I've been quite happy with my various combinations of Fourth Element thermocline vest, musto dinghy racing gear, and wetsuit/neoprene vest/jacket. Seems to work fine for me su...
by sleepyfolk
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8901

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

if it's air locking it must be to do with the discharge hose and the way it is lying I'd think, not had that so can't really help. I know switches can be troublesome but I do like having the option of a manual override.
by sleepyfolk
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?
Replies: 17
Views: 1519

Re: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?

I reckon if you've got a neoprene deck the best bet is to take your spraydeck to a wetsuit repairer and get them to sew on a custom pocket with a little d ring inside to clip it to, that's my vote
by sleepyfolk
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rescues and letting go of the boat
Replies: 29
Views: 3494

Re: Rescues and letting go of the boat

Wonder if he's bought a PLB now?!
by sleepyfolk
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?
Replies: 17
Views: 1519

Re: Have you a useful dashboard method/position suggestion?

These folks do a bewildering array of mounts, if you're not averse to fixing the little ball through the deck you can then spur off with single or double mounts and most importantly they do an excellent coffee cup holder! https://www.ram-mount.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI97---6Hw1QIVLJPtCh3qfwW9EAAYASA...
by sleepyfolk
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8901

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Nice one, pity you can't edit old posts, all the earlier photos have gone, looks like you had a bit more room for the outlet which was handy
by sleepyfolk
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8901

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

If you've got a neoprene deck you could have a zip fitted by a wetsuit repair place, only costs about £25
by sleepyfolk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8901

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

I've kept the flappy whale one in, I originally fitted a discharge in the hatch which had a hinged flap on it as an additional keeping the water out device, you can see it on the photo earlier in the thread. Since then I've decided to make some more room in my rear hatch and I think I'll put a stand...
by sleepyfolk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8901

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

I reckon you just need to change your discharge pipe so it has a smooth outflow and no sharp kink, I tried mine with and without the NRV because everyone said it makes a lot of difference to the flow rate but can't say that I noticed much difference at all
by sleepyfolk
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which buoyancy aid?
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Which buoyancy aid?

I'm no expert but got one of these https://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/2017-yak-xipe-kayak-60n-buoyancy-aid-orange-2711-p-14275.html?source=googleshopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrcyA3ZXa1QIVSZPtCh2HJwjwEAQYAyABEgK2HfD_BwE after reading a few reviews and doing a bit of googling, I found it comfortable as it's...
by sleepyfolk
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8901

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

That's why my NRV ended up going through the bulkhead, just not enough space in there!
by sleepyfolk
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8901

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Photos when you're done then!
by sleepyfolk
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8901

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

As far as make goes I'm a fan of the little yuasa batteries, readily available at maplins, or online, just make sure you get it from an authorised dealer or it'll be fake. Size is up to you really, general consensus seems to be from 1.2ah which I think is a bit small to my massive battery which I us...
by sleepyfolk
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8901

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

My non whirring auto pump goes down to about an inch in auto mode, then I can flick it into manual to get it down to the last few mm if I want. Not sure I saw the point in having one that whirs every minute or so and looks for water, though I may have missed the point it in your posts! Surely it jus...
by sleepyfolk
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shallow water worries
Replies: 23
Views: 1727

Re: Shallow water worries

I get where you're coming from, I had a bad experience with a kayak that has one of those centre supports between your knees, I still won't get in one to this day, best thing you can do is do a bit of capsizing near the shore with a buddy in the water To build up confidence in exiting, I'm quite hap...
by sleepyfolk
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Silva 58 as permanent compass?
Replies: 11
Views: 2150

Re: Silva 58 as permanent compass?

The front recessed compass is a 70p , the 100p is designed to be mounted into a vertical bulkhead surface I think
by sleepyfolk
Thu May 18, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why did I not do this before......Adding ballast.
Replies: 14
Views: 2250

Re: Why did I not do this before......Adding ballast.

My brother in law discovered the same thing with his Capella, paddled round to the pub in newlyn from mousehole, grabbed a bit of shopping from the co-op and a Chinese takeaway and discovered a totally different kayak on the way home, he'd had it for about 8 years and never put anything in it before...
by sleepyfolk
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: astral seawolf
Replies: 12
Views: 1449

Re: astral seawolf

Probably should keep my nose out as it's not about the Astral but I bought one of these https://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/2017-yak-xipe-kayak-60n-buoyancy-aid-orange-2711-p-14275.html which has hidden adjustable belts inside that give a great fit, being devoid of large breasts I have found these to be...
by sleepyfolk
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Thinking of taking up waveski- ing. Looking for some advice.
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Thinking of taking up waveski- ing. Looking for some advice.

Have a look at the rpf shark, I thought it sat nicely between the surf kayak and full on wave ski http://www.rpfkayaks.co.uk/shark.html
by sleepyfolk
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which PLB?
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Which PLB?

I have the ACR so there's 3 to choose from!

5 year battery life and if you're unfortunate enough to use it they'll give you a free replacement

Mines permanently attached to my PFD

http://www.force4.co.uk/acr-resqlink-bu ... KXUzjzfWaM