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by charleston14
Thu May 03, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Searching for the Finmen
Replies: 20
Views: 4037

Re: Searching for the Finmen

Thought I’d sell my copy, it’s signed by the author read twice condition . And cheaper than on Amazon

£15 posted to UK mainland, more for elsewhere etc

Pm me if you want it.

Will do straight swap for Doug coopers book rough water handling
by charleston14
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Searching for the Finmen
Replies: 20
Views: 4037

Re: Searching for the Finmen

Theres a few copies at not totally bonkers prices on amazon at the moment.
by charleston14
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bass Strait Crossing - Video
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Bass Strait Crossing - Video

Good stuff thanks for sharing

There’s also a good one on YouTube called “bass by kayak “
by charleston14
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on putting kayaks on a roof rack
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: Advice on putting kayaks on a roof rack

Ps the j bars don’t deform my kayaks hull and you can add extra foam for a custom fit. Using good old pipe foam and gaffer tape
by charleston14
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on putting kayaks on a roof rack
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: Advice on putting kayaks on a roof rack

I’ve got Lomo j bars and they do the job fine for my sea kayak. The key is to sit the kayak in The j cradles but have the straps around the roof bars and kayak but not with tension on the j bars bars themselves. this keeps the kayak very secure. Especially so, with a bow and stern line to the cars t...
by charleston14
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: marine vhf - listening online?
Replies: 7
Views: 592

marine vhf - listening online?

Anywhere I can listen to marine VHF / coastgaurd online? live or recorded? - its just for learning.

all the refernces I can find for this online seem to be sites that no longer work.
by charleston14
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thames levels next week near Abingdon?
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Thames levels next week near Abingdon?

have a look at the Sutton Courtenay flow rate on gaugemap - (which uses environment agency telemetry data)

the flow there is generally easy going at below 20 cumecs

its presently over a hundred..

http://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Map/Summary/1043/1094
by charleston14
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak with Gordon Brown DVD 1 and 2
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Sea kayak with Gordon Brown DVD 1 and 2

Replied, seems to be sat in outbox hopefully it will come through to you.
by charleston14
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak with Gordon Brown DVD 1 and 2
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Sea kayak with Gordon Brown DVD 1 and 2

Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown DVD's 1 and 2
watched once.
£20 for both. Posted.
by charleston14
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: rolling in oxfordshire
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: rolling in oxfordshire

I'd consider it, can you post or pm me the details please?
by charleston14
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: rolling in oxfordshire
Replies: 3
Views: 408

rolling in oxfordshire

Looking for a rolling course in Oxfordshire. Need to practice, I'm rusty.
by charleston14
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: split this forum into two
Replies: 8
Views: 520

split this forum into two

Dear admin. Would it be worth splitting this part of ukrgb. Into two? Whitewater and touring kayaks are two different breeds. One long and pointy, the other the opposite.. (granted, some kayaks blur the boundaries of bit). IMHO it'd be better to have a "touring, rec and hybrid" section, and a separa...
by charleston14
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: P&H Scorpio spray deck
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: P&H Scorpio spray deck

I recently picked up a palm rannoake a bit of a bargain end of line from escape watersports it fits nicely. Thought it was too small when it arrived v tight fit, but they loosen over time. Fits my scorpio lv just right, just make sure you get get the right size! Waist band is adjustable on the ranno...
by charleston14
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Recommendations on a summer cap for sea kayaking?
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: Recommendations on a summer cap for sea kayaking?

Decathlon sell a baseball cap with chinstrap aimed at surfers. It's a good price too.
by charleston14
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vintage Nordkapp HM
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Vintage Nordkapp HM

Scratch that looks like it's a different boat by the description..was just curious like.
by charleston14
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vintage Nordkapp HM
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Vintage Nordkapp HM

Would this be the same one Alan c was giving away on this forum? See older posts.
by charleston14
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted Dagger stratos, or similar
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Wanted Dagger stratos, or similar

You can buy graded (cosmetic seconds) versions for less than retail price, at Escape watersports..

Not as good a deal as they used to be though.
by charleston14
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lomo j bars
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Lomo j bars

PS you could really customise the fit with extra pipe lagging foam onto the J bars, but I think my scorpio fits nicely just as the bars come.
by charleston14
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lomo j bars
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Lomo j bars

I've got lomo J bars and I'm happy with mine I use them for my scorpio sea kayak. They appear to be identical to some others that are around. The "thumb" bolts need to be well tightened but that's easy with a tool like a plumbers wrench. No way is hand tight enough for my square bars.. reckon the fo...
by charleston14
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Historic Nordkapp HM
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Historic Nordkapp HM

Hi all, I think the trail on this one has gone cold :-(

We'd been in conversation about me collecting it next time they came my way, but I'm not getting a reply any more.

Perhaps this is part of the authentic nordcapp experience of "It all seemed to be going so well" ..
by charleston14
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Sea kayak wanted

For what it's worth I'm really happy with my scorpio lv it's quite stable (initial stability). The lv (low volume) has a quite small cockpit, which i like as I'm quite lv myself! You'd need one of the bigger volume versions. You'll pick up a 2nd hand one for about £600. Delphins are good too, stable...
by charleston14
Wed May 31, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Historic Nordkapp HM
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Historic Nordkapp HM

Hi Alan
Please don't scrap it!

How much did you want for it?

Do you head down south / Midlands ever?

One assumes this has an ocean cockpit..
by charleston14
Sat May 20, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle wanted 210 to 215 variable feather
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Paddle wanted 210 to 215 variable feather

Thanks, all sorted now. :-) I went celtic.
by charleston14
Sat May 20, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: wallingford oxfordshire
Replies: 0
Views: 337

wallingford oxfordshire

There is a new Facebook group: "Wallingford canoe and kayak group".

Non-club social paddling on the thames in Oxfordshire.
by charleston14
Tue May 16, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: restoration projects...or junk ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: restoration projects...or junk ?

Yeah, that's way more like it!

Better do some reading up on kayak restorations, ..could be a good winter restoration project.

Love the skinny greenlandic lines it has, makes my scorpio lv look positively chunky by comparison.
by charleston14
Mon May 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: restoration projects...or junk ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

restoration projects...or junk ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiberglass-Kayak-Canoe-Old-Style-Solid-16FT-Used-/201921555328?hash=item2f03766b80:g:8JQAAOSw1WJZFFoo 16 foot, make and model unknown http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kayak-/122496457332?hash=item1c855b9a74:g:qvsAAOSwtGlZGIi8 (Valley weekender) just curious.. fancy a restoration ...
by charleston14
Tue May 09, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle wanted 210 to 215 variable feather
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Paddle wanted 210 to 215 variable feather

Hi Folks. Im looking for a first non cheepo paddle with 650 / mid size blades for sea kayak touring. Length 210-215 i think (I paddle a scorpio and im 5'9) ideally something with variable feather so i can fiddle about and find what i like for the conditions. I'm prepared to pay up to £150 so had bee...
by charleston14
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: open day at dolphin centre, pangbourne, oxon
Replies: 0
Views: 411

open day at dolphin centre, pangbourne, oxon

22 april FREE open day at Dolphin Centre Pangbourne, Oxon.

Try canoes and kayaks and indoor climbing. See their website for more details and registration.