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by charleston14
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio Advice Please -Scudder or Skeg
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Scorpio Advice Please -Scudder or Skeg

More storage space in the back end of a Skeg version I believe. .the scudder stuff uses up some space. There is a chap on you tube who reviewed a Scorpio mk2.

https://youtu.be/Uf5pnxAoYk8
by charleston14
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cockpit identification
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Cockpit identification

I’d like to know how that cockpit mod was achieved.
by charleston14
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Werner splits - grease for easier splitting?
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Werner splits - grease for easier splitting?

Not familiar with Werner’s as I paddle with Celtic paddles but could you very lightly sand the inside of the female shaft half? Eg wrap fine grade wet and dry around a dowel and use it to smooth off or remove a tiny bit of material.
by charleston14
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Wye Glasbury to bycross - too low?
Replies: 0
Views: 161

River Wye Glasbury to bycross - too low?

Hi Folks Is there a level (that i can relate to the online level data) at which its generally too low to paddle the Wye between Glasbury and Bycross ? ..considering a trip there june/july, ..don't want to spend most of it dragging a canoe over shallow gravels ! online level data: https://www.gaugema...
by charleston14
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What kayak to get
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: What kayak to get

P&H. Capella in grey 450 quid, Somerset. See Facebook canoes and kayaks for sale group.

They are open to offers (its an old one but in very good condition) try before you buy.

Note the square Capella hatches are notorious for degrading rubber but replacements can be sourced if they do perish.
by charleston14
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What kayak to get
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: What kayak to get

Just realised the bolero isn’t bulkheaded like a Charleston, but it’d be easy to fit your own using an appropriate foam and sikaflex.
by charleston14
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What kayak to get
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: What kayak to get

It’s a good deal, here’s the older dagger version.. costing more and used! https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks- ... 1328475110
by charleston14
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First drysuit....
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: First drysuit....

You may be able to get adjustable neoprene necks like those used on peak drysuits; You can have them loose for ventillation and comfort, or pull the strap tighter for a good seal when it’s needed. The main downside I’ve found with neoprene is if you’re doing lots of rolling then eventually the neopr...
by charleston14
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Custom drysuit for female?
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Custom drysuit for femail?

Reed ? (Chillcheater)
You’ll need to speak to them to have the drop seat added.
by charleston14
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What kayak to get
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: What kayak to get

If you’re only doing flat water you might get away with a bulkeaded touring kayak such as a bolero, it’s not too slow, it’s easy to turn Skeg up, goes straight Skeg down. It won’t like the rough stuff as well as a proper sea kayak.. Later development lead to the dagger stratos, which is a Jack of al...
by charleston14
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What kayak to get
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: What kayak to get

What’s your budget and what paddling do you want to do? If it’s coastal play you are probably looking for a different boat to something for distances and crossings. People will recommend boats they paddle but that doesn’t mean they will suit you in either fit, or handling characteristics. If you don...
by charleston14
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What kayak to get
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: What kayak to get

You can put a 17ft sea kayak on a small car, use j bars or uprights and lash bow and stern to your front and rear tow points. You don’t need a shorter boat because your car is short.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/4b/f1/40/4bf1 ... 2f8927.jpg
by charleston14
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Ravenglass seaquest
19 may. Cumbria
Navigation challenge
See Copeland canoe club website for registrations soon.
by charleston14
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

St David’s sea and surf symposium
18-20 may. Wales
http://www.dragonactivityguides.co.uk/s ... posium.php
by charleston14
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Ravenglass Seaquest 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Ravenglass Seaquest 2019

Duff link.
by charleston14
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recycled plastic kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Recycled plastic kayaks

I’m no plastics expert but I think older plastic kayaks are a different type of plastic to newer kayaks, which are supposed to be more uv stable and less likely to go brittle or fade.,I’m guessing the old plastics are not so suited for grinding up and remoulding in to new kayaks,.,but if they were a...
by charleston14
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Repairable?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Repairable?

Repairable ?

Looks like it’s spent a very long time damp.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-Blue-K ... _Auction=1
by charleston14
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recycled plastic kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Recycled plastic kayaks

Who are the people in the south west making kayaks out of beach collected plastic? (BBC news article didn’t say)

What kayaks can you get that are made of recycled plastic?

Can we encourage manufacturers of canoes and kayaks to use more recycled plastic?
by charleston14
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?

Glass is class but plastic is fantastic. I don’t worry about dings in a plastic sea kayak, or dropping it off my roof rack, or scapey beach launches, general clumsiness, accidentally reversing onto it, rescue practice etc etc. Bottom line for me is I just wanted to have fun, I think with a composite...
by charleston14
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Black Isle sea kayak symposium
Cromarty. Scotland
http://www.bisks.co.uk/
by charleston14
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Paddle Orkney symposium
3 4 August
http://www.paddleorkney.org/

Seven kingdoms symposium, Isle of Man
21 22 sep
https://m.facebook.com/IOMKayakSymposium

South west paddlefest. Edgcumb Cornwall
1 2 june
Multiple disciplines. Tickets from feb onwards
http://www.southwestpaddlefest.com/
by charleston14
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Ladies Seas the day
September 14 15 Anglesey
https://www.ladiesseastheday.co.uk/
by charleston14
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Moray Firth sea kayak challenge, 20 July
http://www.morayfirthseakayakchallenge.com/

Mid west sea kayaking symposium. Tayvallach, Argyll Scotland 22 23 June https://www.midwestsymposium.co.uk/
by charleston14
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Jersey sea kayak symposium. May bank Holliday weekend
http://jerseycanoeclub.co.uk/symposium-2016
Also on Facebook
by charleston14
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Anglesey sea kayak symposium 4-10 may https://www.angleseyseakayaksymposium.co.uk/ Women’s sea kayak festival. Devon 17-19 Aug http://womensseakayakfestivaldevon.co.uk/news/festival-2017/ Essential women’s sea kayak coaching weekend 7-9 June. Anglesey http://www.kayakessentials.co.uk/essential-women...
by charleston14
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Just for fun........
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Just for fun........

Personally I don’t care for throwing myself over waterfalls especially not in a 17ft sea kayak., but each to their own. I’d paddle off upstream, take out my kidnapper with a couple of rocket flares, get out somewhere, radio the police on my vhf, have my kidnapper arrested and go sea kayaking with so...
by charleston14
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 sea kayak events
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

2019 sea kayak events

Please can we get a running list going of all the 2019 events and symposiums?
by charleston14
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 9048

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?^

I think there’s one on eBay at the moment
by charleston14
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2149

Re: Sea kayak speed

I was flat water paddling today with someone in a glass valley avocet, I was in a 14ft Charleston tourer (predecessor to the stratos, but has less rocker than a stratos) as my 17ft sea kayak is off the water at the moment. The tourer felt fat, slow and boring, compared to my usual sea kayak, and I w...