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by Sean_soup
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Lendal Padlock parts
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Lendal Padlock parts

Lendal Paddles live on, in a sense, as Celtic Paddles. Nigel Dennis bought them out in 2010 (it says here), and for a while used both names before fully re-branding Lendal as Celtic. https://www.celticpaddles.com/index.php/about-us SKUK (formerly NDK) aren't the kind of company to change a design ju...
by Sean_soup
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF Radio Check from hired (no-name) kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: VHF Radio Check from hired (no-name) kayak

If you're within range of one of their lookout stations, an alternative to CG for a radio check might be to give the NCI a shout (on channel 65).

https://www.nci.org.uk/
by Sean_soup
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Lendal Padlock parts
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Lendal Padlock parts

https://shop.seakayakinguk.co.uk/collec ... lok-button

£5 per set, £1 postage. (No free oddments though.)
by Sean_soup
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF radio replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Re: VHF radio replacement

Has anyone else had problems with their HX300? I had one conk out while it was still under warranty (replaced with a new one after a bit of a wait, but no hassle other than that). It started behaving very strangely. I'm not entirely sure, but I think the seal around the little door to the charging ...
by Sean_soup
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak fishing trolley For use over shingle beaches
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Kayak fishing trolley For use over shingle beaches

I'm not sure bigger diameter wheels alone is the answer. Before you build a trolley with BMX bike wheels, you could test the concept by trying to ride a BMX bike on shingle. (It's been a while since I tried it, well, about 40 years - but if I remember right it doesn't work!) Maybe you could achieve ...
by Sean_soup
Sun May 31, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayaking course recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: sea kayaking course recommendations

I'm confused. Travel out? You're looking for sea kayaking somewhere specific - where are you going and when?

Going away on holiday two weeks' time from now just isn't going to happen is it?
(Unless your name is Dominic Cummings anyway.)
by Sean_soup
Sun May 24, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 33
Views: 3187

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

Disappointing it requires a Facebook account, so excludes people who prefer some kind of privacy. If you would prefer to avoid having anything to do with Facebook, I think you can access all that stuff* and lots more besides via Patreon by signing up as a patron of Kayak Essentials. It's well worth...
by Sean_soup
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Grab handle on throwlines
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: Grab handle on throwlines

In a sea kayaking context, when would you plan to use a throw-line? Much the same as in white water really - to drag someone out of a place where you don't want to go in a get them. Say someone capsizes and swims while rock-hopping in a bit of swell, or in a cave. It could be an option to throw the...
by Sean_soup
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboat for small/shallow features
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Playboat for small/shallow features

Angus Robins wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:45 am
to make use of the smaller/shallower features found near me.
Paddling pool in the back garden?
I caught myself semi-seriously wondering if I'd get away with a bit of rolling practice in my neighbour's fish pond this morning.
by Sean_soup
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 2445

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

buck197 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:58 am
If you are challenged and possibly have GoPro/video footage then please continue to report these incidents to CW and BC.
And presumably the police, if the 'challenge' is threatening or abusive.
by Sean_soup
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?
Replies: 16
Views: 1845

Re: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?

charleston14 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:42 pm
youtube clip
Aaargh! That drysuit hood, I can't bear it. The OCD is making my teeth itch!

It's like standing behind someone in a supermarket queue and the label is sticking out of their jumper, but *so* much worse.
by Sean_soup
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Across Rannoch Moor
Replies: 5
Views: 564

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: 1728

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: 1889

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: 1889

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: 3411

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: 1088

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: 1088

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: 714

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: 2279

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: 607

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: 3379

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: 2425

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: 3379

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: 3379

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: 263

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: 1310

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: 1310

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: 1310

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: 2138

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.