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by Sean_soup
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Across Rannoch Moor
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Across Rannoch Moor

Well those are all delightful, thanks for the links. :-) I liked the music, so had a look to see who "Beluga Lagoon" are, and it's them. They have a lot of music vids and wotnot on youtube, and various other films that get more and more professional and polished as they go on (without losing any of ...
by Sean_soup
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best ''missions'' in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: Best ''missions'' in the UK

ultimate mission, trying to find a half good looking girl in the pub after boating in the west highlands. It gets easier the longer you spend in the pub. @Duncan Did you see the link to the lovely wee programme on the BBC in that other thread: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0008n9j/roaming-...
by Sean_soup
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics

Oh bugger! You've discovered a flaw in my carefully thought out and completely serious plan - back to the drawing board then I suppose...
by Sean_soup
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics

... using the air pocket As a kayaker you're already sitting in a massive plastic (or fibreglass) air pocket. I suggest a snorkel arrangement built into a drysuit - inhale through a vent down below the waist, exhale directly into the drysuit itself. You get a couple of minutes' worth of slightly fe...
by Sean_soup
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Increased VHF range on your Kayak! GALAXY-INFL8
Replies: 22
Views: 1312

Re: Increased VHF range on your Kayak! GALAXY-INFL8

We have been told by many people that the antenna is perfect for sea kayak use! Erm.. you know sea kayakers carry a 2m+ paddle and a 2m+ spare paddle right? There have been some musings on here before about increasing the range of a VHF by using some kind of extension to get more height on the ante...
by Sean_soup
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old Etrex
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Old Etrex

All phones are different, but Samsung S series are incredibly slippery when dry, nevermind when wet, I did once take my old one out in a boat and didn't lose it, but I have become slightly more sensible! (touch screen is hopeless with wet fingers too). A lanyard would be a must! And probably some k...
by Sean_soup
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old Etrex
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Old Etrex

I'm toying with the idea of taking Garmin up on their offer of a 30% trade in.. Is that an offer that's generally available? Online somewhere? I have the same old yellow Etrex that you do, though I haven't used it in years. I've thought about replacing it occasionally though perhaps a waterproof sm...
by Sean_soup
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees Barrage Configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Tees Barrage Configuration

Is there a map of the course that identifies the features by name? I know the place reasonably well but never have the foggiest idea what people are talking about on here. Thanks to your post I do at least now know what the 'Valentine's Wave' was. I've only been the once since it changed - can't say...
by Sean_soup
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towing eyes
Replies: 25
Views: 1737

Re: Towing eyes

..why think of using it if hold-down eyes are common, out of harms way and definitely strong enough to hold a few kayaks? One possibility is that eyes tucked away underneath the body meant for strapping the vehicle down (or indeed towing with a horizontal rope) aren't in a good position for a strap...
by Sean_soup
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Romany Surf - Now found one
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Wanted Romany Surf - Now found one

That's a gnarly looking Trearddur Bay! Don't blame you for thinking twice about getting out for a paddle in your beautiful new boat. :-)
by Sean_soup
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF and training
Replies: 33
Views: 3007

Re: VHF and training

..but range is also limited to roughly the square root of the height of the transmitter. The combined heights of both antennae innit? There's you to the horizon, and then there's the other person to their horizon - if the two overlap you have 'line of sight' to each other. Kayak to kayak that might...
by Sean_soup
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best sea kayak for a novice
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Best sea kayak for a novice

This one's come up a few times in conversation so I am heading towards P and H - thank you. Just got to find one now! Don't be too hasty, and you shouldn't base your choice on conversation imo, you really want to try before you buy. When you have a wee bit of experience, either in a club boat or pe...
by Sean_soup
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF and training
Replies: 33
Views: 3007

Re: VHF and training

I was definitely tempted by the slimmer Standard Horizon HX40E when it came out. Aha, I'd not seen that. It looks like just the sort of thing I was on about above - smaller (at the price of being non-buoyant), and seems to have an attachment point for a lanyard that doesn't need to to have the belt...
by Sean_soup
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF and training
Replies: 33
Views: 3007

Re: VHF and training

Pros: - not too bulky - floats There's a bit of a trade-off there as a thing will only float if it's less dense than the water, so the floatation comes at the price of making it a bit bigger than it really needs to be. The HX300 is compact but has nowhere to attach a tether unless you have the belt...
by Sean_soup
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Paddle Float, pref. inflatable
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Wanted: Paddle Float, pref. inflatable

AndyC#2 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:33 pm
.. a bit taken aback at £30 for a small inflatable drybag.
Does £16.50 sound more reasonable?

http://lomo.co.uk/acatalog/kayak-paddle ... tml#SID=69
by Sean_soup
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The best spots?
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: The best spots?

No, that's cool, I understood that you were talking about camping not stopping for lunch. I'm glad to hear they don't object to people using their benches, they'd be a tad out of order otherwise imo. Once you get outside the curtilage of a dwelling, I think it's only right and proper that landowners...
by Sean_soup
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The best spots?
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: The best spots?

fair enough, it's their land and their business. Well, yes, to a point. But plonking a couple of picnic benches down right next to a public right of way, a national trail no less, several hundred meters away and well outside the curtilage of the house and then leading renters of the house to believ...
by Sean_soup
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The best spots?
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: The best spots?

1) There might be, but I don't think you'll find one available online. 2) Yes, it probably is. Quite aside from the legal situation in England and Wales, in practice if you pitch late, strike early and leave no trace (and avoid taking the piss by trying to camp in someone's front garden) it's very r...
by Sean_soup
Mon May 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees Barrage June Closure!
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

Re: Tees Barrage June Closure!

Your first post didn't exactly give people a lot to respond to.

I know nothing about it, but you're making it sound like something is being filmed there. Some god-awful reality tv programme would be my guess.
by Sean_soup
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Romany Surf
Replies: 18
Views: 1853

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: 425

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: 3430

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: 3430

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: 3430

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: 1818

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: 1557

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: 1015

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: 1160

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: 5179

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: 5179

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 ...