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by Sean_soup
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Romany Surf
Replies: 18
Views: 1607

Re: Wanted Romany Surf

I think Roger Chandler has an ex-fleet Romany Surf up for sale (in N Wales) at the mo:
https://www.coastalspirit.com/second-hand-sea-kayaks
by Sean_soup
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Two fabulous days at the races...
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Two fabulous days at the races...

Lucky bugger. :-)
by Sean_soup
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...
Replies: 31
Views: 2705

Re: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...

Well bugger, I feel pretty silly now. But thanks! :-)
by Sean_soup
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...
Replies: 31
Views: 2705

Re: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...

I’ve got so many favourites, but this one brings back fond memories from Arisaig, the week before going to the Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium. This year? I guess so from the sunshine and the beautiful blue skies. I was there too. Had a lovely trip out from Arisaig after the symposium, perhaps the sam...
by Sean_soup
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...
Replies: 31
Views: 2705

Re: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...

Erm.. Ok, there's a 'cave' theme developing, I'll go with that. Love a good cave. :-)
Bit more headroom in this one...

Image
by Sean_soup
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A question about the Soca Siphon Canyon, and who should do it.
Replies: 26
Views: 1432

Re: A question about the Soca Siphon Canyon, and who should do it.

cathalferris wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:19 pm
.. hypothetical situation.
Hmm, yes, completely. <strokes chin>
by Sean_soup
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Administrators - new forum area please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1447

Re: Administrators - new forum area please!

tone1147 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:53 am
PLEASE HELP
I NEED AN ADMIN TO CONTACT ME URGENTLY
Have you tried this already? Clicky
by Sean_soup
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Near Birmingham
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Paddling Near Birmingham

The upper Don, from Deepcar to Oughtibridge North of Sheffield deserves a mention at Grade 2/3 ish too. It's probably easier to catch than any of the true spate streams, but even so you only really get a few hours after the rain stops. Also rumoured that Burbage Brook has been done a couple of times...
by Sean_soup
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best iphone ap or website for long term tides?
Replies: 10
Views: 843

Re: Best iphone ap or website for long term tides?

And as an approximate guide, times of low and high tides have a close relationship to the phase of the moon With this in mind - if we're opening this up to Android apps now, here's a plug for 'Daff Moon' to tell you the phase of the moon on any given date. It's a pretty thin excuse to recommend tha...
by Sean_soup
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 3142

Re: Insurance and qualifications

Cool, done. :-)
by Sean_soup
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 3142

Re: Insurance and qualifications

I found that reference in House of Commons Written Evidence . Wow. What a dismal collection of examples of the law being an ass! (And an arse.) :-( In the Hedly v Cuthbertson case, I intially assumed that was a typo in the link above. (Where it says the guide overestimated the risk of rockfall - I ...
by Sean_soup
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 3142

Re: Insurance and qualifications

But in that case it was clearly shown that the professional instructor had not done all that he should have done. This said, even then, he wasn't found to be 100% at fault. Or, to look at it another way.. It was shown that the injured mountain biker was a novice. But not so much of a novice that he...
by Sean_soup
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 3142

Re: Insurance and qualifications

But, why should you be sued by his destitute family just because you were there when he/she died? A good question. A glib answer might be that there doesn't have to be a reason, but it happens. It doesn't happen though, does it? That's my point, by having this formal structure with a "Leader" you a...
by Sean_soup
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 3142

Re: Insurance and qualifications

If sea kayaking was always absolutely completely safe, would we do it? I'm not sure I would - or at least not for long as anything which is completely safe doesn't really stretch us or challenge us enough to keep us interested over the long term. I think I would, if the challenge and experience rem...
by Sean_soup
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Foot entrapment
Replies: 18
Views: 1973

Re: Foot entrapment

I've only been kayaking a few years and mostly on the sea, but I've seen one so it seems like rather less than a million to one from here. The one I saw was relatively mild - the person pinned was taking part in a raft-race type event on a very innocuous looking grade 2 (just about) river. He came a...
by Sean_soup
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Derwent
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: River Derwent

No river is consistently deep, it's sort of in their nature that there will be a deep bit, then a shallow bit, then a deep bit and so on. The shallow bits are where the rapids form and the river gets a bit more interesting so they're also the bits where you're more likely to get caught out and capsi...
by Sean_soup
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kitting out new sea kayakers
Replies: 15
Views: 1939

Re: kitting out new sea kayakers

I'm not saying don't buy dry trousers, it may be just me that doesn't see the point! Not just you - at the very least it's me too. When it's too warm for the drysuit but too cool for just a rashy, the cag can be worn with a longjohn wetsuit, shorts or Ron Hill tracky bottoms. I suppose the dry trou...
by Sean_soup
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kitting out new sea kayakers
Replies: 15
Views: 1939

Re: kitting out new sea kayakers

My experience differs from some of the above - I don't think separates are any good if you're likely to be swimming. (So no good for me, as I'm *always* likely to swim at some point.) ;-) For me it's drysuit when it's cold (or when just the water is cold, and there's any chance I might be in it long...
by Sean_soup
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Standard Horizon HX300 handheld VHF radio
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Standard Horizon HX300 handheld VHF radio

Arrived this morning, thanks. :-)
by Sean_soup
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Standard Horizon HX300 handheld VHF radio
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Standard Horizon HX300 handheld VHF radio

Go on then, I'll take one of those off your hands.
Have PM'd you..
by Sean_soup
Thu May 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Waterproof compact camera
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Waterproof compact camera

Thanks. Yes, I have tried RainX. Doesn't seem to be a *complete* waste of time, but it's not the answer. (At least not on its own.)
by Sean_soup
Thu May 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Waterproof compact camera
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Waterproof compact camera

I have a Fujifilm XP80. On the up side it was relatively cheap, charges via USB (using the same charger/connector as my phone, so that's handy). It switches on extremely quickly, so you can turn it on, grab a quick photo and turn it off again in only a few seconds. The door over the battery/memoryca...
by Sean_soup
Wed May 16, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Toilets at Ulva Ferry
Replies: 18
Views: 1516

Re: Toilets at Ulva Ferry

"On occasions we have had paddlers leaving their vehicles for days while they camp on the Islands. This is inconsiderate and in future will precipitate some action which will not be good PR for anyone." Probably meant perfectly innocently, but doesn't necessarily read that way. It could be interpret...
by Sean_soup
Wed May 09, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomendations for Latex Seal replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Recomendations for Latex Seal replacement

I've only had a seal replaced the once. (Quite new to all this.) As luck would have it I was in N Wales when my neck seal split so I was able to call in to visit the Rubberman at his workshop and get it replaced the same day. Can't fault the servivce and he did an excellent job of the repair. :-) ht...
by Sean_soup
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS - Pyranha Burn, Medium, £250
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: FS - Pyranha Burn, Medium, £250

Photos. If I've got this right, you should be able to click on any of the pics to see a bigger version. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/77878/1524920089960-0073.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/77878/1524920089982-6293.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/...
by Sean_soup
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS - Pyranha Burn, Medium, £250
Replies: 2
Views: 330

FS - Pyranha Burn, Medium, £250

For Sale. Medium Pyranha Burn in green. It's well scuffed with a bigger gouge on one side and quite a nasty one on the other (see photos), but no splits, dents or welds. The ratchets are a little sloppy, showing signs of wear I suppose, but still working fine. I don't know anything much about its hi...
by Sean_soup
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peak district rivers and access
Replies: 23
Views: 2668

Re: Peak district rivers and access

.. as now in sheffield for a while could use a couple of locations to go for a wonder .. The bit of the Derwent from Darley Bridge down to Matlock Bath seems much less contentious than it was, I think you're reasonably unlikely to have any hassles there. The gauge at Matlock Bath says 0.75m just no...
by Sean_soup
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spray deck size
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Spray deck size

I bought a Yak spraydeck in a sale recently - their 'bigdeck' size seems to be smaller than other manufacturers. Probably about equivalent to a PeakUK 'keyhole'. I don't think you'll get it on a Burn. (I couldn't make the one I bought fit my Delphin, but it fits an NDK Explorer perfectly.) If you're...
by Sean_soup
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Pyranha Outfitting and Happy feet
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Wanted: Pyranha Outfitting and Happy feet

I don't know if you're on a tight budget, but Pyranha thigh braces aren't hellishly expensive new: http://www.pyranha.com/store/index.php/ ... -pair.html