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by RJRM
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

Re: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?

To close out, I bought a NS Atlantic in Kevlar. Thanks for all the advice. I felt better informed in making the purchase.
by RJRM
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

Re: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?

Thanks to everyone for the replies. That last video from MYSSAK just about convinced me. I think I'll sleep on it and then pull the trigger on a composite boat tomorrow. Always the chance I wake up in cold sweats as I dream of it getting obliterated on the rocks!
by RJRM
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

Re: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?

I don’t think I’m going to do anything as radical as get a sit on top, though I bet they’re quick.

Doesn’t seem the a SkegYak is easily procured here in the UK until May, which is later than I hoped. I think the blow-moulded Prijon might be interesting.
by RJRM
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

Re: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?

Good responses here and I thank you for your input. Regarding selling the boat and replacing it in Canada, it's a sensible idea except that there's greater choice here in the UK than there is in my part of the country. Were I moving to British Columbia, it'd be another matter. You're talking me back...
by RJRM
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?

Hello, I'm going to buy a sea kayak this year to supplement my whitewater kayak and canoe fleet. I've done a bit of research and thought I'd decided on a composite NS Atlantic, but....then plastic started creeping into my mind. Obviously there's a significant price difference and that matters but I ...
by RJRM
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: 2018/19 Shorty Cag
Replies: 1
Views: 308

2018/19 Shorty Cag

I have a Kokatat Radius dry suit which means I have a long-sleeve dry top at my disposal. I’m interested in getting a short sleeved dry/semi dry cag and looking for some advice. There’s the Sweet Protection Sabrosa (good deal at the moment with Up and Under) but it’s still expensive, though ‘dry’. T...
by RJRM
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Thule 'The Stacker' 830
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Thule 'The Stacker' 830

I'm having real trouble finding Thule's 830 model of The Stacker for carrying kayaks in the UK. Am I just looking in the wrong places or is it unavailable for some reason? Does anyone know how I could get one?
by RJRM
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What paddle again - only splits this time!
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: What paddle again - only splits this time!

My VE split arrived. The tolerances are such that I have to put it together slowly to allow air to escape between the two sections. Excellent.
by RJRM
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What paddle again - only splits this time!
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: What paddle again - only splits this time!

Sean,
Thanks for that. I'm sorted now with Stu from VE and have a 190-200 set of splits coming. I'm looking forward to experimenting with them. If I'm down to the Lakes, I'll get in touch.
by RJRM
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What paddle again - only splits this time!
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: What paddle again - only splits this time!

I'm very lucky to find this topic at the moment as it's almost bespoke for my current conundrum. I'm looking to buy my first WW paddle and have leaned towards a VE with a straight shaft. I don't have the opportunity to try out gear where I live so it's all about lots of internet research to make the...