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by seawolf856
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: Yachts and Kayaks Crossing

Any bikers out there will be familiar with SMIDSY - you have to assume you haven't been seen.
by seawolf856
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddlock vs Leverlock
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Paddlock vs Leverlock

Seawolf, thank you for giving me the heads up about Ainsworth paddles. I had heard of them but didn’t realise they made sea paddles. Have ordered a 2 part, adjustable, glass paddle. No worries, glad to be of assistance. These days my Ainsworth is usually found on my deck as my spare two piece (sinc...
by seawolf856
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddlock vs Leverlock
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Paddlock vs Leverlock

Lever lock for me, I absolutely adore the tiny ones used on the original VE range of split paddles but those are expensive. Try looking at the Ainsworth range of paddles. Their lever lock is quite big but it is bomb proof and easy to fasten and undo with gloves (or cold fingers) the paddles themselv...
by seawolf856
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea sickness issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1015

Re: sea sickness issues

The sea is a constantly moving environment and the water has 'texture' not seen on inland waterways (wind driven waves on lakes are not the same as ocean swell). As you are new to sea kayaking maybe you just need to get adjusted to the continual movement, it can take some getting used to. A very goo...
by seawolf856
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thin booties.
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Thin booties.

Try the ‘All purpose’ by Gul. They are a perfect balance between being able to walk on rocky or stones terrain and having feel in the boat. Not too expensive either.
by seawolf856
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Changes to Moderate Water Sea kayak Leader (4*)
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Changes to Moderate Water Sea kayak Leader (4*)

Re the training - most people passing now will have considerably more than the required 2 days - I don't think removing the requirement makes much difference - as long as the assessment standard is the same it doesn't really matter how people got there. Re the training - Initially I agreed with the...
by seawolf856
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Venture kayak seat adjustment - how to?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Venture kayak seat adjustment - how to?

Regarding the foam at the sides of the plastic seat - that's glued to the seat not the hull of the boat, so will move with it. Here's a photo of a Connect seat taken out of an old Pyranha Burn with the foam blocks at the sides still attached. The two screws pass through two of the slots at the side...
by seawolf856
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Venture kayak seat adjustment - how to?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Venture kayak seat adjustment - how to?

Does this help? http://www.campo.laivas.lv/res/pdf/C30_Ins.pdf Hi Keith, thanks for the link. I had found the same link on the web before resorting to asking the forum for help there are a couple of issues which it doesn't address/confirm. 1) All the paperwork and on-line info regarding my Venture ...
by seawolf856
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hi Viz flag/tag for roof rack mounted sea kayak
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: Hi Viz flag/tag for roof rack mounted sea kayak

https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/79209/1596873202238-0754.png Now this is looking promising. A ready made item which conforms to highway regulations on hazard marking and has eyelets, so clipping to deck lines or toggles with mini carabiners looks a breeze. Thanks highlandcow, I like t...
by seawolf856
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Venture kayak seat adjustment - how to?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Venture kayak seat adjustment - how to?

Can anybody pleas help me with advice on how to adjust the seat in my new Venture Jura with Connect outfitting. I need to move the whole seat forward about 20 - 30mm to match my previous boat seat position (which was a Venture Jura). The new boat has a different seat fixing arrangement from my old J...
by seawolf856
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hi Viz flag/tag for roof rack mounted sea kayak
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: Hi Viz flag/tag for roof rack mounted sea kayak

Hey, Bird Man, thanks for checking but I'm borderline 1m overhanging and I'm sure the police won't bother to check out my overhang with a laser measure before pulling me over. Thanks to all for your contributions but as I feared, there doesn't seem to be a 'ready made, clip on' version of a transpor...
by seawolf856
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Venture Jura MV Trilite, Ocean Turquoise - Brand New - now sold
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Venture Jura MV Trilite, Ocean Turquoise - Brand New

Now purchased by Seawolf - thanks to Kitty hawk for all your help with the sale.
by seawolf856
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hi Viz flag/tag for roof rack mounted sea kayak
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Hi Viz flag/tag for roof rack mounted sea kayak

I have recently changed cars and fitted a KariTek roof rack and my boat overhangs at the back so highway regulations dictate I need a Hi Viz warning indicator of some kind to make following vehicles aware of the danger. I know I'm probably going to sound just plain lazy here, but I wondered if there...
by seawolf856
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repair/Emergency kit
Replies: 22
Views: 1004

Re: Repair/Emergency kit

mcgruff wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:56 am
I haven't used it before but this T-rex tape claims to stick to wet surfaces.

T-rex tape
WOW, if this stuff is half as good as its advert says, it could be a game changer for emergency repairs.
by seawolf856
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Complete Novice looking for Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Complete Novice looking for Advice

Or wait until october when the furlough scheme finishes, there will be loads of boats for sale them 😂
by seawolf856
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Replacement hatch covers
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Replacement hatch covers

The click on covers have a stiffer top section and are more usually used for the smaller day hatches. The stiffer material makes them prone to snapping and some just don’t seem to seal well. Mine has just snapped but I replaced it with the same type as the day hatch cover gets a lot of abuse and min...
by seawolf856
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repair/Emergency kit
Replies: 22
Views: 1004

Re: Repair/Emergency kit

Pathbrae is right, you will never carry enough repair or emergency kit to cover all disasters but a bin bag and a roll of duct tape can sort out a lost hatch cover, a broken seat, skeg issues, loose foot pegs or even a cracked boat. Assuming you already carry a spare paddle and don’t paddle alone, t...
by seawolf856
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Complete Novice looking for Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Complete Novice looking for Advice

Hi Meee, welcome to the forum. I see that this is your first post on here and you have certainly come to the right place for constructive and detailed advice but if you think you have suffered information overload with Sit On Tops (SOT), wait until you see the options which are available for convent...
by seawolf856
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Port a Bhaigh campsite chaos
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: Port a Bhaigh campsite chaos

Just for the sake of balance, and so we don't get to be too like the bbc.... maybe we should get the story from the perspective of the campsite owners too? I absolutely agree with you pathbrae, I deliberately ended my post with a balanced poke at irresponsible campers i.e. "toilets don't dirty them...
by seawolf856
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Port a Bhaigh campsite chaos
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: Port a Bhaigh campsite chaos

However we all know these are NOT normal times, the general population is bursting to get away on holiday so 'no shows' and cancellations are suddenly negligible. Hence everywhere you go is likely to be very busy. Sadly the reports from other UK camp sites seems to be the opposite, people have book...
by seawolf856
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Venture Jura MV Trilite, Ocean Turquoise - Brand New - now sold
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Venture Jura MV Trilite, Ocean Turquoise - Brand New

Please confirm it is fitted with a Skeg and NOT the skudder (I don't want a skudder). Please also confirm rough location of the boat and reason for selling. I could pick it up but need to talk about the price.
by seawolf856
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Port a Bhaigh campsite chaos
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: Port a Bhaigh campsite chaos

Oh dear, that is very disappointing. We had to cancel a trip to Mull in early July as the campsites were closed but now that Nicola has allowed us back over the border, we have now arranged to go paddling on the West coast in two weeks time. The campsite we had hoped to stay at has decided not to re...
by seawolf856
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flares and safety kit for sea kayaking
Replies: 28
Views: 1375

Re: Flares and safety kit for sea kayaking

ike wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:01 am
I use the same as Chris; PLB, VHF, laser.
Another nod to PLB, VHF and laser.
I would go as far to say that no matter what other safety equipment you carry, make sure you have a PLB and that you have tested it and practised deploying it when you are in the water.
by seawolf856
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bardsey Sound slack
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Bardsey Sound slack

Hi Geoff, I am not a regular visitor to the Bardsey Sound but I have extensive experience of paddling and navigating the North Wales coastline and I have had the 'pleasure' of paddling across this notorious stretch of water, so in the absence of any other replies so far I'll give you my take on it. ...
by seawolf856
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PLB registration delay record?
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: PLB registration delay record?

After that post actually bothered to go and test mine (as I was only a minute away from first five minutes of the hour test window). My RescueMe PLB1 still tests ok (I gave the GPS a test as well, think I've only tested the GPS side once in four years). However my antenna was extreme stiff, I'd pro...
by seawolf856
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PLB registration delay record?
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: PLB registration delay record?

This has been a problem since PLB's became popular and more available to the general population and the letter makes very interesting reading. Accidental activation is quite hard to do with the modern compact PLB designs where you have to unfurl the antenna, open a cover and then press HELP! but acc...
by seawolf856
Tue May 26, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: VE Paddles Are Back
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: VE Paddles Are Back

Another nod to VE. The best paddles I've ever used, so glad they are available once more
by seawolf856
Wed May 13, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boris says...
Replies: 27
Views: 1588

Re: Boris says...

I for one am glad I live in a part of the country where we are being treated like adults and being allowed to make our own decisions based on the published guidelines. Canoe England have published guidelines, which include sensible advice to stay local, take extra care and only experienced paddlers...