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by charleston14
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reed Chill Cheater Paddle Suit
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Reed Chill Cheater Paddle Suit

These are worth a look

I hear they are very robust and made to measure and you can customise them too. Made in the U.K.

http://damx.co.uk/kayaking-options-details-features/
by charleston14
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reed Chill Cheater Paddle Suit
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Reed Chill Cheater Paddle Suit

The only thing I’d add is that if you’re likely to be practicing rolling, the drysuits with neoprene or glideskin neck seals are not as dry as suits with latex seals. Though neoprene necks are very comfortable for a days paddling. My peak adventure suit has a neoprene neck that can be opened up a bi...
by charleston14
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Re-Gelcoat an entire hull ?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Re-Gelcoat an entire hull ?

Seems it’s been asked beforehand

viewtopic.php?t=90084
by charleston14
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Re-Gelcoat an entire hull ?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Re-Gelcoat an entire hull ?

I think the theory is Sand then clean up then one coat of Gelcoat which dries tacky, then one coat of flowcoat which dries hard .then lots and lots of sanding and buffing ..one coat of flowcoat prob ok if not changing the colour.
by charleston14
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Re-Gelcoat an entire hull ?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re-Gelcoat an entire hull ?

Anyone successfully regelcoated an entire hull ?

I fancy changing the colour of an old sea kayak. Can’t imagine paint, although easier, would last as well.

I’m comfortable working with Gelcoat and can repair dings, seams, spider cracks, sand and buff a kayak etc.
by charleston14
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak fishing trolley For use over shingle beaches
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: Kayak fishing trolley For use over shingle beaches

How bout this ? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andes-Aluminium-Trolley-Balloon-Included/dp/B089W8CRN8/ref=mp_s_a_1_43_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=lomo+kayak+trolley+model+a&qid=1593856869&sprefix=lomo+kayak+tr&sr=8-43-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVkVGMkcyUk1INkpUJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTY5MDc3MVFP...
by charleston14
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fines and licences on UK waterways
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Fines and licences on UK waterways

Lock keepers on the Thames do ask and there’s patrol boats that keep an eye on the waterways for safety, unlicensed moorings, dangerous vessels sinking vessels, hazards, fallen in trees, polluting etc etc ..they may ask passing paddlers to produce a licence where this isn’t visible on the vessel. Th...
by charleston14
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Refurbish Kayak Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Refurbish Kayak Problem

Jim wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:39 pm
., but I haven't actually seen them for sale in kayak shops for a while, they may have another name in sailing circles?
https://h2okayaks.com/products/round-de ... ing-pack-2
by charleston14
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Refurbish Kayak Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Refurbish Kayak Problem

The easiest way is probably some bolt on deck fittings, with a small rubber washer under it to make a seal, stainless steel bolt through the hull, on the underside a penny washer and nyloc nut. One concern for retrofit static lines is that they can pull out of the plastic fitting under force eg if y...
by charleston14
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Old Anas Acuta for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Old Anas Acuta for sale

I don’t suppose there’s any lurking in sheds in Oxfordshire? Looks like that particular one would come up good: sand, Gelcoat repairs, new seams, buff and wax. Rear hatch, bulkhead behind seat. Airbags up front. Just restored one and now it’s all done and looking lovely I had a dream about sanding i...
by charleston14
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WANTED... Sit in for new to sport
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: WANTED... Sit in for new to sport

Probably flat water touring kayaks; stable in calm water and not slow

Dagger Charleston 15
Perception Carolina
Dagger stratos L (which can do more dynamic water too)
Easky 15
Perception expression 15


Suggest you join a club. Boats to try, people to go with, training and advice.
by charleston14
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 33
Views: 3093

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

Kayak Essentials women’s sea kayak weekend has been moved to 7-9 august

https://www.kayakessentials.co.uk/essen ... GlzddF4yO0
by charleston14
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stratos 12.5 or 14.5
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Stratos 12.5 or 14.5

The stratos doesn’t lack manoeuvrability compared to other 14ft touring kayaks it’s in a league of its own. .. and a longer waterline makes for more efficiency in distance covering. The smaller boat will Be a shade lighter.

by charleston14
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Family canoe wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Family canoe wanted

charleston14 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Family canoe wanted: discovery 169 174 etc
Must be cheap.

Oxfordshire
Looking for this kind of thing
Example Discovery 174 @ £250
viewtopic.php?f=40&t=127594
by charleston14
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Family canoe wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Family canoe wanted

Family canoe wanted: discovery 169 174 etc
Must be cheap.

Oxfordshire
by charleston14
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repairing old recessed deck fitting
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Repairing old recessed deck fitting

Id be interested to hear how that could be repaired, have you considered threading the deck line through the other Ok hole. Then looping the bungee cord around it to use the deck line as it’s anchor, (either side of the RDF) if that works ok then the repair to the damaged part would be cosmetic.
by charleston14
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on where to get a keel strip fitted
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Advice on where to get a keel strip fitted

You can do it yourself 50mm diolen strip Resin and catalyst Resin roller 50mm wide masking tape Flowcoat with microspheres and catalyst (to cover it) Video below Southern sea kayaks will do it £100 winterborne whitechurch in Dorset https://www.sseak.co.uk/kayak-repairs/ You could go for an iron on k...
by charleston14
Mon May 25, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: lock down exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: lock down exercise

A lighthearted look at the topic

https://www.kayakessentials.co.uk/essential-workouts/

Sample:
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by charleston14
Mon May 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Latex neck seal for Peak Adventure drysuit!
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Latex neck seal for Peak Adventure drysuit!

I have the same dry suit and had considered it, I asked peak U.K. they said no because the area around the neck isn’t sufficiently reinforced like a suit is for a latex seal. Thus i guess, if you did try fitting one, eventually the force of putting your head through the latex seal would cause strain...
by charleston14
Sat May 23, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New podcast
Replies: 1
Views: 221

New podcast

New podcast relevant to sea kayaking and adventures See Podbean, likely to appear on apple shortly too. Essential adventure sports podcast Features Nick cunliffe of kayak essentials First episode discussing leadership and assessment in the outdoors https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/78204...
by charleston14
Fri May 22, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 33
Views: 3093

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

Kayak essentials are putting out FREE online theory sessions on navigation (Vectors and crossings etc) and on group leadership The past sessions are saved here https://m.facebook.com/pg/Kayakessentials/videos/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0 Tune in live on weds and Friday evenings. See the kayak essenti...
by charleston14
Mon May 18, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck wear : repair ?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Spraydeck wear : repair ?

Through happy chance I found some wetsuit glue from an old repair to a wetsuit, will try that, I suspect it will gradually abrade and rub off as the neoprene is already a little bit pilled. If that fails I’ll go liquid latex :-)
by charleston14
Sun May 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck wear : repair ?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Spraydeck wear : repair ?

Anyone have any tips on repairs to my spraydeck? It’s started to wear where my buoyancy aid rubs on it when paddling.

Iron on patch ?
by charleston14
Mon May 04, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayaking beginner
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: Sea kayaking beginner

Before buying anything I’d recommend joining a local club and getting some sea kayaking skills. You will gain not only vital sea kayak handling skills, rescue skills etc, but also be able to try boats out and gain contacts; lovely people experienced in sea kayaking that may take you under their wing...
by charleston14
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The ocean cockpit...
Replies: 19
Views: 1952

Re: The ocean cockpit...

I was expecting entry and exit of an ocean cockpit Anas Acuta to be rather more awkward than the keyhole cockpit of my mk1 Scorpio lv but to my surprise there’s little real difference to me as the angle of the cockpit rim compensated for its shorter overall length. Can’t do a bum first re entry but ...
by charleston14
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What to watch
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: What to watch

Free download of this is the sea 3
Use code stayathome
http://www.cackletv.com/shop/downloads/ ... nload.html
by charleston14
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What to watch
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: What to watch

And this
by charleston14
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommendations Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Recommendations Appreciated

Poole harbour canoe club; paddling buddies, training, facilities etc.