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by charleston14
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Impatient.... help!
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: Impatient.... help!

Scroll down the topics list, there is a “Sea kayaks for big guys” thread.
by charleston14
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Impatient.... help!
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: Impatient.... help!

Scorpio hv Stable big boys boat which you can sell on for what you paid. Well done on the weight losses ..you can and will do it. Best workout for fat burn is intense kettlebell session, do that with a caloric deficit and you will shrink. Up protein to maintain muscle as your body burns off muscle i...
by charleston14
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Not the ones In decathlon either, busted after 6 uses
by charleston14
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: St Agnes (Scilly Isles) paddling partner 25jul to 1 aug
Replies: 0
Views: 207

St Agnes (Scilly Isles) paddling partner 25jul to 1 aug

Any experienced sea kayakers on St Agnes between 25 July to 1 Aug? Looking for a paddling buddy, I’m an improving 3 star paddler..don’t fancy solo.
by charleston14
Fri May 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New P&H model ?
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: New P&H model ?

Might sell well, a short Scorpio that’s a bit more play capable @ £800. Will be interesting to compare against boats like the delphin Aries stratos etc
by charleston14
Wed May 15, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Compass for deck with a ridge line.
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Compass for deck with a ridge line.

Do you have a front hatch ? You could mount a compass on to that, I’ve seen that before.

An ordinary map reading compass is better than nothing.

It will sit flat on the spraydeck, tether it to a deck line or any lines on your spraydeck.
by charleston14
Sun May 12, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Paddle recommendations

charleston14 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 6:38 am
I paddle a Celtic 650 with carbon shaft and sf polymer blades. I love it. What’s nice is you can swap blades later if you need to.
Though I absolutely would go carbon for anything other than rockhopping
by charleston14
Sun May 12, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Paddle recommendations

I paddle a Celtic 650 with carbon shaft and sf polymer blades. I love it. What’s nice is you can swap blades later if you need to.
by charleston14
Fri May 03, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry Suits - Sea Paddling
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Dry Suits - Sea Paddling

Peak; super comfy, easy to put on, neck seal fine but do note that the tightness of the neck seal is adjustable. Good hood and a pee zip too, so you’re sorted if the sky leaks or you do. Damex : bombproof, probably far more long term abrasion resistance than a peak drysuit. Less fancy looking, but t...
by charleston14
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scorpio Advice Please -Scudder or Skeg
Replies: 13
Views: 809

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: 10
Views: 731

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: 463

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: 238

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: 915

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: 915

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: 915

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: 1108

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: 450

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: 915

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: 915

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: 915

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: 1598

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: 1598

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: 3
Views: 283

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: 755

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: 338

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: 755

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: 1341

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: 1598

Re: 2019 sea kayak events

Black Isle sea kayak symposium
Cromarty. Scotland
http://www.bisks.co.uk/