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by charleston14
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: wanted - Havery Golden' Kayaks of Greenland
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: wanted - Havery Golden' Kayaks of Greenland

Id be interested in a copy too, but then, two copies around that people will sell may be an even longer shot !
by charleston14
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

Greenland rolling camp with Cheri Perry
29 to 31 may

Maenporth Cornwall
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/greenlan ... -uPJhJNuxI
by charleston14
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

Cornwall sea kayak symposiums Falmouth 3-5 April https://m.facebook.com/events/458810631488888?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22%5B%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22newsfeed%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22suggestion_feed_unit%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%5B%5D%7D%5D%22%7D&aref=0&ref=bo...
by charleston14
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

West Cornwall sea kayak meet
20 21 June

https://m.facebook.com/groups/765745416 ... le_browser
by charleston14
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood

Take a look at the Greenland inspired kayaking page on Facebook. You will get loads of advice there. It really just depends on what you’re willing to spend. A chap recently posted on Facebook about how he made a gp out of a 2x4 from b&q ..it would’ve cost peanuts. It looked a wee bit knotty in place...
by charleston14
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Kayak summer holiday ideas for 2 adults & a 12yo olease
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Kayak summer holiday ideas for 2 adults & a 12yo olease

I’d look into something like the ardeche or Allier in France, I’m sure there would be hire places and guided trips.
by charleston14
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

Anglesea sea kayak symposium
3-10 may
https://www.angleseyseakayaksymposium.co.uk/
by charleston14
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

Southwest paddlefest
29 to 31 may
Edgcumbe cornwall
https://www.southwestpaddlefest.com/
by charleston14
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2020 Sea Kayak events
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: 2020 Sea Kayak events

Cumbria canoeists sea kayak events through the year
Different Locations
https://www.cumbriacanoeists.org.uk/sea ... P2KRgExdfQ
by charleston14
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: Life jackets

If your out of your boat in big surf I would have thought the last thing you would want is to be attached to a big lump of plastic that will drag you, wrap a leash around your neck etc etc. It’s mass is much greater than a surfboard ! Potential for a horrible joint dislocation injury on whatever lim...
by charleston14
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 19
Views: 3046

Re: Gloves

I got on well with a thin pair of neoprene gloves from decathlon, they had a palm that was slightly grippy
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/media/839/8 ... 236560.jpg
by charleston14
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^
Replies: 23
Views: 5983

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: 4
Views: 375

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: 5983

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: 531

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: 531

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: 714

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: 4
Views: 428

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: 620

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: 714

Re: gel coat repairs

by charleston14
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: gel coat repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: gel coat repairs

by charleston14
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: gel coat repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 714

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: 940

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: 10
Views: 1164

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: 10
Views: 1164

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...