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by charleston14
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norse Kayaks - Idun/Bylgja
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Norse Kayaks - Idun/Bylgja

Good discussion about them on sea kayak U.K. Facebook page.
Everyone seems happy with their handling and quality, I’m yet to see anything negatively criticised.

See post there on 17 dec
by charleston14
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Family canoe wanted - now found
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Family canoe wanted

Now sorted.
by charleston14
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Explorer 16TT replacement breasthook ?
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Explorer 16TT replacement breasthook ?

Also known as deck plates
by charleston14
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Explorer 16TT replacement breasthook ?
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Explorer 16TT replacement breasthook ?

I’ve got a madriver explorer 16TT one of the breasthooks is starting to crack a bit, Is there anywhere in the U.K. selling replacements ? All I can find are ones on harmonygear, an American site.

Thanks y’all
by charleston14
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Romany wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Romany wanted

Anybody selling a Romany classic ?

Think One would suit me 5,10 69kg shoe size 9

Need to know price and location.

Thanks.
by charleston14
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 628
Views: 64551

Re: A green Shrike?

A couple of weeks ago I was walking past a skip at the roadside, and in the skip was a pine table-top. It was clearly amateur constructed from four planks about a foot wide and three-quarters of an inch thick. It was just under 8 feet long and four feet wide. I found the guy who had junked the tabl...
by charleston14
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2021 sea kayak events
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: 2021 sea kayak events

Jersey sea kayak symposium
TBC May bank Holliday
http://jerseycanoeclub.co.uk/symposium-2016
by charleston14
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2021 sea kayak events
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: 2021 sea kayak events

Women’s sea kayak festival
South Devon
August 14 -16
http://womensseakayakfestivaldevon.co.uk/
by charleston14
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2021 sea kayak events
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: 2021 sea kayak events

Anglesey sea kayak symposium
TBC 1-3 May, courses 4-7 May
https://www.angleseyseakayaksymposium.co.uk/
by charleston14
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New kayaker
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: New kayaker

British Canoeing membership includes navigation licence for U.K. waterways.
by charleston14
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2021 sea kayak events
Replies: 5
Views: 312

2021 sea kayak events

Channel Events third “Summer Sigh“

Watermouth Valley Campsite
North Devon

17 18 19 September

https://www.channelevents.co.uk/summer- ... yURm6fO71E
by charleston14
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which kayak should I be looking at?
Replies: 24
Views: 611

Re: Which kayak should I be looking at?

Wiers can be a very dangerous place and can look deceptively benign. Please be careful
by charleston14
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak type
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Kayak type

If your gonna cruise up and down I’d advise a touring kayak, like a second hand dagger Charleston, Easkey 15 or a Carolina. But before you buy anything I’d strongly advise you learn how to paddle, wet exit, and self rescue, ideally, through a Local club Of the two kayaks you listed the first will pr...
by charleston14
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Welsh River Level Predictor
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Welsh River Level Predictor

How are you doing this ? Paired catchment modelling ? How are you going to calibrate your model and what hydrometric data are your model inputs ? Accurate Prediction of level or flow is not easy and can be subject to very significant sources of error, eg level can be higher or lower for a given rain...
by charleston14
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old Anas Acuta, bigger paddler
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: Old Anas Acuta, bigger paddler

http://www.ukseakayakguidebook.co.uk/taylor_kayak/art_kt%27s_kayak.htm The lineage of Anas Acuta and Nordkapp are explained here, being related to ken Taylor’s Igdlorssuit skin on frame kayak. If you’re interested in Greenland kayaks and their history the recent presentation by Harvey golden may be ...
by charleston14
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Old Anas Acuta, bigger paddler
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: Old Anas Acuta, bigger paddler

Love my AnasAcuta
I’m 1960’s retro build
by charleston14
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Inuit Kayak Presentation online Live Harvey Golden
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Inuit Kayak Presentation online Live Harvey Golden

And for all who couldn’t stay awake when this was live;

Starts in earnest at about 7mins 30

by charleston14
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ear plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Ear plugs

Docs proplugs AS watersports Exeter amazon etc. It’s really important to get the right size and to fit them correctly as they are sided and shaped to fit. The tiny vent in them allows you to hear ok but self seals in the water. I had ear problems until I started using these when practicing rolling
by charleston14
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: playful day boat for slim guy
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Wanted: playful day boat for slim guy

Looking for a Playful handling composite day boat, I’m 68kg 5,10 so something fairly low volume. What’s out there ?

(Details location and price please )


Thanks.
by charleston14
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Newbie

If you’re after some coaching there is probably a club nearby, or you can contact a coach like nick cunliffe at kayak essentials, based at Menai bridge. Also take a look at plas y brennin courses
by charleston14
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tools for journey planning?
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Tools for journey planning?

Topical;
by charleston14
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tools for journey planning?
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Tools for journey planning?

In Franco Ferreros book sea kayak navigation He uses a planner to plan and communicate info to a group it’s a good checklist to make sure nothing is missed. See page 103. It’s a good book. https://www.pesdapress.com/index.php/product/sea-kayak-navigation/ I think a photo of that planner might breach...
by charleston14
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddle Makers??
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Greenland Paddle Makers??

. Do you pay much attention to knots and grain direction or, especially for a first attempt, do you just accept what is given? For a paddle made of one piece; Generally you are looking for few knots especially in the central loom section, straight grain that runs along the length of the board witho...
by charleston14
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What is better: click on or fully rubber kajaksport hatches?
Replies: 3
Views: 379

What is better: click on or fully rubber kajaksport hatches?

£50 for an oval full rubber hatch and £35 for a “click on” version : is the full rubber version better? it’s probably fIddlier to put on to the rim. Considering adding one to a kayak with a tiny Henderson TCL4 hatch at the moment (Rear deck is totally flat) Ill use methacrylate adhesive unless there...
by charleston14
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone used a RUK Load Assist?
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Anyone used a RUK Load Assist?

Rhino have a removable load assist bar compatible with aero and square bars, nobody seems to stock it though. Note, if you don’t want to drill a hole in a square bar (quite hard steel) just use a 90degree shelf bracket clamped on using 2 jubilee clips and cover the bracket in foam and duck tape so i...
by charleston14
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone used a RUK Load Assist?
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Anyone used a RUK Load Assist?

Looks like it would be good on square bars not sure about the brackets compatibility for aero bars. wooden plank zip tied to the roof bar or raised roof rails can achieve the same. If using cradles like j bars etc you can get a bit “creative” My solution aka bodge.. using j bars was to slide in a sp...