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by Sean_soup
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees Barrage Configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 279

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: 979

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: 305

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: 1737

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: 1190

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: 1737

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: 1737

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: 206

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: 848

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: 848

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: 848

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: 1612

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: 1804

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: 405

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: 3172

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: 3172

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: 3172

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: 1665

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: 1524

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: 935

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: 973

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: 3958

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: 3958

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: 3958

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: 3958

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: 3958

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: 2203

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: 600

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: 2111

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: 2111

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...