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by charleston14
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?

I have a wrsi current. It took some fiddling to get the fit just right but I find it comfy enough to wear for several hours.
by charleston14
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

North Devon “summer sigh”

11,12,13 September

https://www.channelevents.co.uk/summer-sigh/

More info to come later.
by charleston14
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

The 7 Kingdoms: Isle of Man Sea Kayak Festival ‘Explore the island’s Tidal Races and Overfalls’ https://www.adventurousexperiences.com/kayak-festival/?fbclid=IwAR3A1GIsVviZtNqn7vG9vQsbwszqJ2GXhZihr9lymd4-gPh4Q-1Zu4foKoA Festival Weekend 28 / 29 September 2020 Based from Port Erin, with easy access t...
by charleston14
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak trolleys
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Kayak trolleys

C tug
Light and strong but bulky, uses up a fair bit of space when broken down and put into the hatches.
Hard plastic wheels are rubbish over soft sand but the sandtakz wheels you can buy are pricy.

Plus it’s all more plastic in a world that could do with a lot less of it.
by charleston14
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sealing deck fittings
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Sealing deck fittings

I’m adding some deck fittings to a fibreglass kayak using a bolt, washer and nyloc nut: what’s the best way to get a good watertight seal around the bolt? Slap on some resin to the underside of the deck, once the bolts are in place ?
by charleston14
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

St David’s sea and surf festival
30 may 1 June
Wales
https://www.dragonactivityguides.co.uk/ ... posium.php
by charleston14
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 3
Views: 313

2020 Sea Kayak events

Shetland sea kayak symposium
17 to 19 July 2020
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by charleston14
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Off side roll
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: Off side roll

Hmm, ok I’m certainly no expert in rolling so I’m happy for others to correct me, indeed I’d welcome it, but it sounds like maybe your paddle won’t sweep out to the side because the blade near the kayak is fouling up on the side of the kayak, or perhaps there’s a lot of tension in the torso, this ma...
by charleston14
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^
Replies: 15
Views: 5239

Re: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^

All the images are blurred and out of focus. :-(
by charleston14
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Off side roll
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: Off side roll

If you’re doing a sweep roll you might try a c to c roll instead, it breaks the roll down into stages, which some people find helps as you can focus on the individual elements one at a time. I had a similar problem and found that on the bad side I had to really remind myself about getting my body ou...
by charleston14
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak

Yes, frankly I find the notion of paddling a sea kayak in big onshore surf terrifying..wouldn’t go near it, but I’d maybe surf it, I’ve had (surfboard) sessions like that..but it would be a grotty session. I mean: if you have wall after wall of 6 to 8 foot broken wave every 5 secs, with winds like t...
by charleston14
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Logos and livery
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Logos and livery

Note: images posted are not “geometrically correct and 1:1 reproducible” as they are either photos of graphics or at too low a resolution to send directly to a printer to make an exact copy..or both.
by charleston14
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Logos and livery
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Logos and livery

British canoe manufacturers association, reflection of excellence. I think the centre of the logo is a stylised canoe and it’s reflection (horizontally) and a stylised kayak and its reflection (vertically) ? Outside edge of black ring roughly 90mm diameter https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploa...
by charleston14
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Logos and livery
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Logos and livery

The old Valley Canoe Products VCP logo
Image
by charleston14
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak

In heavy onshore surf like that I’d be giving the thumbs up to any surfers that made a decent job of it..let alone a sea kayaker, I do both and just don’t think a sea kayak is that great a craft for surfing the big beefy stuff unless it’s very “clean”. Duck dives are not an option for a sea kayak, s...
by charleston14
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Logos and livery
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Logos and livery

“Art and sea” are great for this kind of work. As an example, I took a picture of my Anas Acuta logo circa 1985 then fiddled with the contrast and colour to produce a negative and sent them that, they then redrew the logo and I can have it any size I want, in any colour on a clear or coloured backgr...
by charleston14
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Logos and livery
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Logos and livery

Folks, what do you think about us building up a record on here, of the logos and graphics used on sea kayaks, this would help people repairing and restoring especially older boats that may want to recreate the original logos. There are companies that can tidy up and reproduce stick on vinyl graphics...
by charleston14
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 21
Views: 2727

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Tiderace demo day
5 October
London
by charleston14
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Explorer LV for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Explorer LV for sale

Excellent film.
by charleston14
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Full Plate Footrests
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Full Plate Footrests

by charleston14
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Simon Willis Podcasts Cannot Download
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Simon Willis Podcasts Cannot Download

I downloaded them recently direct from the sea kayak podcast website, using a pc. Some don’t seem to work but I was trying to download many at once so I may have incomplete files. Really wish the podcasts hadn’t stopped. They were very well put together. I asked Simon about it and he said they had b...
by charleston14
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting a hatch: sika primer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Fitting a hatch: sika primer ?

Simongelder that’s interesting I’d not even considered epoxy thinking that plastics are a form of release agent (eg Mylar over flowcoat to make it smooth when repairing hull chips and gouges) Turns out if you sand at 80 grit, clean with alcohol and then flame the plastic the epoxy bond to ABS is str...
by charleston14
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting a hatch: sika primer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Fitting a hatch: sika primer ?

I’m considering fitting a bigger oval hatch to the back deck of my Anas Acuta ..but the instructions for the hatch say to use sikaflex adhesive after first having used a sika primer. The primer is £30 for a small bottle ! Is it really necessary? It greatly adds to the cost of a hatch ! The primer mu...
by charleston14
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drip rings good or bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 934

Re: Drip rings good or bad?

I don’t paddle when it’s really cold, so find that my hands are fine either bare, or with thin neoprene gloves In autumn and spring. I either wear a drysuit with latex wrist seals or paddle when it’s warm enough not to care if my arms are wet. I find Drip rings get in the way and a decent paddle wil...
by charleston14
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED Anas Acuta
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: WANTED Anas Acuta

Sorted now
by charleston14
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Free: old valley footrest plastic brackets
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Free: old valley footrest plastic brackets

I’ve just removed the old bar footrest from a valley sea kayak (I will replace with foam) the fibreglass brackets and original plastic fittings made by valley are free to anyone who wants them..just pay postage (not much if it’s just the plastic bits you’re after) Apparently the white plastic bracke...
by charleston14
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towing eyes
Replies: 25
Views: 994

Re: Towing eyes

Probably the biggest single factor you’re in control of , to yours and everyone else’s safety, is how you drive. Falling back to maintain a gap, not excessive speed, cornering a little slower due to the lateral windage on your kayak etc etc Bumpers, crumpling zones ...it’s all a last resort. It’s al...
by charleston14
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gelcoat advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Gelcoat advice needed

It does indeed flake off in places, with a bit of encouragement.

Ah yes the humble chisel..why on earth did I not think of that!
by charleston14
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: charts, paper or download?
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: charts, paper or download?

Have you looked at visitmyharbour.com? I’ve grabbed charts off there using screenshots before.

Doesn’t work off a phone but I find it works well off a pc

http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/ ... w-england/