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by charleston14
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED Anas Acuta
Replies: 8
Views: 418

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: 30

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: 18
Views: 533

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: 195

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: 412

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/
by charleston14
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gelcoat advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Gelcoat advice needed

Hi folks, today I became the proud owner of a kayak with a number of “badges of honour” on it. I say proud because the Anas Acuta is a classic, but at the moment the boat would benefit from a makeover. At some point in its long past it had an owner who’s answer to scrapes , scratches and chips, was ...
by charleston14
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED Anas Acuta
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: WANTED Anas Acuta

charleston14 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Thanks I’m sorted now :-)
alas..still looking.
by charleston14
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: 1970’s Classic Anas Acuta for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: 1970’s Classic Anas Acuta for sale

I Believe it did sell

I’m after one too, thought I had a blue one in the bag but the person has stopped communicating with me so I’m on the lookout still
by charleston14
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED Anas Acuta
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: WANTED Anas Acuta

Thanks I’m sorted now :-)
by charleston14
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New to Kayaking, tips to document
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: New to Kayaking, tips to document

Do the courses, get plenty of practice in, learn how to roll, you don’t need to be a good paddler before learning to roll. Many clubs run pool based rolling sessions in winter but make sure you translate that to being able to roll in the real world.
by charleston14
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best sea kayak for a novice
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: Best sea kayak for a novice

Some would argue that there’s no such thing as a tippy kayak, just tippy paddlers. For starting out you cold look at something like a dagger Charleston or a stratos, or a delphin or Scorpio Most 14ft touring kayaks are pretty stable but they are not “proper sea kayaks” ..which are longer (17ft) and ...
by charleston14
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ocean cockpit: what spraydeck?
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Ocean cockpit: what spraydeck?

Lomo advised me that their small deck is unavailable until next year when they will be making more.
by charleston14
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ocean cockpit: what spraydeck?
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Ocean cockpit: what spraydeck?

Dont think Lomo make an ocean cockpit deck any more

Smallest option is 60cm long which is 2cm more than the ocean cockpit of an Anas acuta

https://www.lomo.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000088 ... html#SID=9
by charleston14
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ocean cockpit: what spraydeck?
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Ocean cockpit: what spraydeck?

I’m acquiring a kayak with an ocean cockpit.

Spraydeck Options seem a bit limited..I’m just after a basic neoprene deck, preferably less than £60

Any good options / recommendations?
by charleston14
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Locking mechanism on Celtic paddles
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Locking mechanism on Celtic paddles

Not had any issues with mine, ever.

If there is sand on it just rinse it in sea water before putting it together.

Always wrinse the mechanism in fresh water after use.

It’s a decent no wiggle connection.
by charleston14
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED Anas Acuta
Replies: 8
Views: 418

WANTED Anas Acuta

Anyone got an old Anas Acuta?

Looking for a cheap one i.e. old

Am aware of recent post advertising one, it went for more than I was willing to pay.
by charleston14
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 19
Views: 2284

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Follow here to easily track kayak events: https://www.canoeicf.com/event-calendar Happy kayaking :D https://i.imgur.com/2TrcISB.png This is a page for listing Sea Kayak events only, not competition canoeing or competition kayaking unless specifically in a sea kayak. It is here to serve as a resourc...
by charleston14
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 262
Views: 41188

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Thanks for the information..fascinating

Have to say I didn’t realise the peaked stern would have such an effect and so, no,,I’d stick with the boat as per the plan.
by charleston14
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 262
Views: 41188

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Anyone got any photos of a shrike alongside an Anas Acuta? I’d like to compare the hull designs, and get a sense of how they differ.

Considering a shrike build with plans altered for a more upturned stern, like the Anas.
by charleston14
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delphin 155 or Scorpio LV
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Delphin 155 or Scorpio LV

If you mainly want a mile-muncher the Scorpio would be the one to go for, it’s not got much rocker compared to a delphin; ..which won’t be quite as fast as a Scorpio but is a better hull shape if you’re looking for something that will do day touring “well enough” but can also be used for ocean play....
by charleston14
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BA/Life jacket advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: BA/Life jacket advice.

From personal experience of BA for kayaking and life jacket at work: BA is for providing buoyancy to a conscious paddler, capable of movement without excessive restriction whereas a life jacket is for emergency buoyancy of an unconscious paddler. They are first and foremost designed to roll you over...
by charleston14
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beginner, what are my options?
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: Beginner, what are my options?

Plymouthdamo I like what you have done there, Skeg slider further back in the rear section but still in reach, and hatch sunk into the front deck...nice.

My next boat is gonna be a shrike
by charleston14
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beginner, what are my options?
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: Beginner, what are my options?

There is also a shearwater sport sectional kit you can get from fyne boat kits, https://www.fyneboatkits.co.uk/kits/kayaks/shearwater-sport-sectional/ a kit makes it a slightly more foolproof self build for a first attempt, probably around double or more the cost of a scratch build stitch and glue p...
by charleston14
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beginner, what are my options?
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: Beginner, what are my options?

I’m not sure a shrike is what one would consider a beginner kayak, given it’s lively nimble handling, rocker and Greenlandic style , it is suited to rough water, and for the type of touring you’re interested in I think a different hull may be more appropriate like the point Bennett perhaps. http://c...
by charleston14
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 19
Views: 2284

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

The 12th Annual Sea Kayaking Cornwall Symposium Main weekend 12th - 13th October 2019 Courses week 14th - 18th October Assessments 19th - 20th October Symposium Weekend: £150 Camping and symposium: £170 Self-catering and symposium: £210 Kayak hire £50 (2 days) £100 week (5 days) https://www.seakayak...
by charleston14
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 19
Views: 2284

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Greenland rolling weekend

Maenporth, Cornwall

31aug to 1 September

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/skc-gree ... t3gmDKnwws
by charleston14
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 12ft or 14ft kayak?
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: 12ft or 14ft kayak?

by charleston14
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 12ft or 14ft kayak?
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: 12ft or 14ft kayak?

Not much different weight wise

Get a side loading arm for your roof rack and it’s easy as you will lift half the weight.