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by charleston14
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^
Replies: 23
Views: 5639

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

Awesome work mr moderator.
by charleston14
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reed Aquatherm Spraydeck Sizing for P&H Scorpio LV
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Reed Aquatherm Spraydeck Sizing for P&H Scorpio LV

You can get custom fit decks from reed if you want to be sure of a perfect fit but I suggest speaking to them first as I’m sure a Scorpio Lv will be a deck they have done before.
by charleston14
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^
Replies: 23
Views: 5639

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

The images have now vanished..this seemed like a great resource..is there any way to restore the images to this thread ?
by charleston14
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie question about fitting bungee cord to Perception Scooter
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Newbie question about fitting bungee cord to Perception Scooter

Think I’d drill a very small exploratory hole ..say 1 or 2 mm and have a poke around the inside of the hole to feel if there’s solid sidewalks to that drilled out hole or if there is a gap between the entry and exit points in the outer surface of the kayak. A tiny hole can be filled using the plasti...
by charleston14
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie question about fitting bungee cord to Perception Scooter
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Newbie question about fitting bungee cord to Perception Scooter

You’d probably need to find a screw on deck fitting that can be bolted in place for the bungees to thread through. This means you need access to the underside of the plastic to fit the washers and nuts or you could resort to self tapping screws but that’s less robust.
by charleston14
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: gel coat repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: gel coat repairs

The only thing I’d add is if you’re working on a large area and you’re in a garage etc, make sure it’s warm enough for your flowcoat to cure.

Use a dust mask when sanding And a vapour respirator is a good idea: polyester resin vapour indoors stinks, and makes me feel a bit nauseous.
by charleston14
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: BUOYANCY VEST OR INFLATABLE LIFE JACKET?
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: BUOYANCY VEST OR INFLATABLE LIFE JACKET?

Bouyancy aid is what the vast majority use: simple, can be reused multiple times on the same outing (if you fell in a lot), when you’re in the water it’s also fairly low profile so doesn’t restrict your ability to perform an effective rescue, handy pockets and hydration bladder versions etc A Lifeja...
by charleston14
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where's the rain going to be?
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Where's the rain going to be?

You can also use the met office rainfall radar to see how rainfall is tracking across the country

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/wea ... &lat=49.11
by charleston14
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: gel coat repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: gel coat repairs

by charleston14
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: gel coat repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: gel coat repairs

by charleston14
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: gel coat repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: gel coat repairs

by charleston14
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?
Replies: 10
Views: 669

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: 450

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: 450

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: 738

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: 515

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: 450

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: 450

2020 Sea Kayak events

Shetland sea kayak symposium
17 to 19 July 2020
See Facebook
by charleston14
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Off side roll
Replies: 15
Views: 868

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: 23
Views: 5639

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: 868

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: 1164

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: 451

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: 451

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: 451

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: 1164

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: 451

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: 451

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...