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by seawolf856
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Standard Horizon hand held vhf - not picking up signals
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Standard Horizon hand held vhf - not picking up signals

pathbrae wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:19 pm
Get some height - top of a hill - whatever... to get the arial clear of any obstructions and increase range by "seeing" over the horizon. (Didn't you learn anything from "Stranger Things")
LOL best comment this year so far. We need some levity in these dark times.
by seawolf856
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Kokatat Rouge dry top
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Kokatat Rouge dry top

No interest yet, so here's some photo's anyway


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by seawolf856
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Kokatat Tec Tour XL
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Wanted Kokatat Tec Tour XL

OK no worries. If anybody else is looking, the price is reduced to £350 including postage to UK mainland and this really is a top of the range Gore-Tex jacket.
by seawolf856
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Kokatat Rouge dry top
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Kokatat Rouge dry top

Top of the range Kokatat Rogue dry top Red/Black size XL. Worn twice so in perfect almost new condition with original receipt. Purchased from the USA via Escape Water sports as this top quality WW jacket is not readily available in the UK. Paid £550 but will accept £350 and I will post to UK mainlan...
by seawolf856
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: new from British Canoeing
Replies: 17
Views: 1269

Re: new from British Canoeing

Unfortunately there’s the other side to this. When I was (even) less experienced than I am now I took part in a couple of club peer trips under the guidance of experienced sea paddlers. There was scant regard to planning, tides weather , rendezvous, communications etc. As a result as events unfolde...
by seawolf856
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: new from British Canoeing
Replies: 17
Views: 1269

Re: new from British Canoeing

On the other hand if the change encouraged clubs to place more emphasis on developing and retaining more experienced members it might not be such a bad thing. Clubs develop and retain more experienced members by being good clubs, not by papering their club house walls with certificates. And still l...
by seawolf856
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Seals riding on deck!
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: Seals riding on deck!

This happened to me a few years ago. The footage took off and was shown around the world. Good memories as it was at a particularly difficult time in my life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMKp-nS2IyE Hi Easle100, I remember that video and have watched it several times since our meeting with the ...
by seawolf856
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking
Replies: 23
Views: 1197

Re: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking

If you're kayaking in the west of Scotland mental exercises are extremely important. You need to build up your endurance levels to avoid being overwhelmed by the beauty of the islands, the hills, and the open sky. Like any kind of exercise, the right program depends on the individual and their abil...
by seawolf856
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Moving “up north” - looking for a new club
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Moving “up north” - looking for a new club

Thanks seawolf856, Liverpool isn't too far so will check them out Hi Simon, if you ever fancy a commute down the M56 and want to visit another local club, I paddle with Deva CC based in Chester. We have a great riverside location with direct access to the water and just a short paddle to the Cheste...
by seawolf856
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Moving “up north” - looking for a new club
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Moving “up north” - looking for a new club

Depending on how reachable Liverpool is going to be for you, try Liverpool CC. They are very active with a great sea kayaking section. Check their website.
by seawolf856
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek - exceptional customer service
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Karitek - exceptional customer service

It is always such a pleasure to deal with Kari-Tek. Their after sales support is exemplary. With regard to the ELRR, if any one even has any doubts about getting one, please do your shoulders a favour and order one now. Your shoulders will thank you for it. Douglas My sentiments exactly Douglas. I’...
by seawolf856
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek - exceptional customer service
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Karitek - exceptional customer service

I'm not normally one for posting about good customer service because I believe that every supplier and customer facing organisation should provide good customer service as standard. However I have recently experienced exceptional customer service and I think that deserves a bit of a mention. I recen...
by seawolf856
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Our Coast - Anglesey
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Our Coast - Anglesey

So... that wasn’t too bad. Some nice footage of the Swellies, cable bay, Newborough warren, moelfre and south stack. Could have been better but not a bad programme overall.
by seawolf856
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Our Coast - Anglesey
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Our Coast - Anglesey

The sea kayaking Mecca we know as Anglesey is on the BBC programme Our Coast tonight with Adrian Chiles.
He made a pretty decent mess of the Liverpool Bay episode last week, so lets hope Anglesey fares better.
by seawolf856
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Thule 837 Hull A Port Pro folding kayak cradles
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Thule 837 Hull A Port Pro folding kayak cradles

huskytone65 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:20 pm
Available? Cheers
Hi Huskeytone65. My Thule folding cradles are NOW SOLD but I have a paddling buddy who also has a set of these for sale. I will ask him to contact you by PM
by seawolf856
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Thule 837 Hull A Port Pro folding kayak cradles
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Thule 837 Hull A Port Pro folding kayak cradles

I’ve had an offer. If it falls through I’ll let you know. Thanks for posting.
by seawolf856
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Thule 837 Hull A Port Pro folding kayak cradles
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Thule 837 Hull A Port Pro folding kayak cradles

Message to RichJ.

I have been contacted by the forum administrator with an email asking if the cradles are still available. YES they are and I would be happy to get in touch with you.
I have replied to the forum email and hopefully we can communicate soon.

Thanks for getting in touch

seawolf856
by seawolf856
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterproof smartwatches?
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Waterproof smartwatches?

I’ve been using a garmin fenix 3 for years with my own kayaking app on it. Page 1 of my app shows time of day, distance travelled and time elapsed. Page 2 shows speed in knots, speed in kph and average speed, page 3 shows my position in long and latt (I’m a sea kayaker) page 4 shows my position as a...
by seawolf856
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek ELRR probably a common question
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Karitek ELRR probably a common question

Thanks very much for the replies guys. In the 21st century you would think a roof rack would be a simple enough task to sort out. A visit to the Thule website proves how wrong you can be!!
Looks like I’ll just have to fit Ford cross bars and hope for the best.
by seawolf856
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Thule 837 Hull A Port Pro folding kayak cradles
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Thule 837 Hull A Port Pro folding kayak cradles

A pair of Thule 837 folding kayak cradles for sale. Well used but in perfect working order. Just removed from my Nissan Navara which had aero-bars but the clamping brackets will fit a wide range of cross bar profiles. The brackets, bolts and hand wheels are all included. This is not ebay so give me ...
by seawolf856
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Group shelter size
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Group shelter size

I was recently on an assessment for a BC leaders award and our kit was scrutinised. I had a 4 man group shelter with me but our coach put 4 people inside with full kit on and it was definitely too small, especially if you have a casualty who has to lie down. I would recommend the biggest group shelt...
by seawolf856
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek ELRR probably a common question
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Karitek ELRR probably a common question

I know loads of you have the ELRR from Karitek and it must be a very common question about which roof racks they fit to. I am buying the new narrow width 1300mm version of the ELRR and I want to fit it to a Ford Tourneo connect which has factory fitted roof rails. The Tourneo connect and the Transit...
by seawolf856
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Kokatat Tec Tour XL
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Wanted Kokatat Tec Tour XL

Hi Mr Ed, I’ve got a Kokatat Rougue dry top in Xl if that’s any good. Been worn only twice so in almost new condition. Difficult to get in the UK, I got it from the US through escape water sports. Send me a PM and we can do a deal.
by seawolf856
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Free tide tables
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Free tide tables

Wow, perfect, thanks
by seawolf856
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 54
Views: 2415

Re: Is vhf course needed

Just to add to this very interesting discussion, we all seem to agree that carrying and using a VHF in a sea kayak is an important safety consideration. Every sea kayaker I know carries one but very few have the SRC, so here's a question - If I turn up for my Sea Kayak Leaders assessment without a ...
by seawolf856
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 54
Views: 2415

Re: Is vhf course needed

From the course notes: D.2 Safety (includes Coastguard and rescue services) Paddlers must be able to operate a marine band VHF transceiver and show good operating procedures for radio traffic. UK residents must understand the VHF radio licencing requirements. Thanks for sharing that mike. It’s inte...
by seawolf856
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 54
Views: 2415

Re: Is vhf course needed

Just to add to this very interesting discussion, we all seem to agree that carrying and using a VHF in a sea kayak is an important safety consideration. Every sea kayaker I know carries one but very few have the SRC, so here's a question - If I turn up for my Sea Kayak Leaders assessment without a V...
by seawolf856
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best thing Bradley Walsh has ever done...
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: The best thing Bradley Walsh has ever done...

OMG we'll have Adrian Chiles doing a programme about the coast next! Oh, wait a minute...
by seawolf856
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Seals riding on deck!
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Seals riding on deck!

On a recent paddle along our local North Wales coastline, we were approached by a couple of seals, which were particularly friendly and inquisitive. It is not unusual for us to have seals for company where we paddle and quite often they will swim up and touch your toggles before swimming away. Howev...