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by T4Mac
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED - Delphin 155 (prefer single layer plastic)
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: WANTED - Delphin 155 (prefer single layer plastic)

Hello Doug. Got the photos thanks. Looks in very good nick but I think I'm gonna hang in for a single layer boat.
by T4Mac
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED - Delphin 155 (prefer single layer plastic)
Replies: 2
Views: 429

WANTED - Delphin 155 (prefer single layer plastic)

As above. I am based in Kent but willing to travel.
by T4Mac
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Shuna Straight Glass Paddle 215cm (Amber) - Kent
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Werner Shuna Straight Glass Paddle 215cm (Amber) - Kent

I would be happy to let a forum member have it for £190. HOWEVER, I have listed it as COLLECTION ONLY as by the time I add package and courier costs you would be as well buying a new one (postage is normally free from the retailers). So, if someone lives in South East Kent this would be a good buy, ...
by T4Mac
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Shuna Straight Glass Paddle 215cm (Amber) - Kent
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Werner Shuna Straight Glass Paddle 215cm (Amber) - Kent

Selling my Werner Shuna Paddle which is on ebay.

Collection from Broadstairs, Kent only.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272916641563
by T4Mac
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Cag?
Replies: 17
Views: 3968

Re: Best Cag?

[/quote]I know, it is expensive but if it's going to last me twice as long as the one I just had then it'll be worth it. Don't think the wife would agree though. The tropos one is on sale at my local store for £150. [/quote] Hello Stuart, I lost my Kokotat Tec-Tour Tropos (Pumpkin colour) a couple o...
by T4Mac
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF Radio Test Calls
Replies: 24
Views: 2165

Re: VHF Radio Test Calls

The coastguard are happy enough at Dover and will sometimes get you to switch channel for your paddle plan (if you haven't already telephoned them with it). If Dover CG sound busy, I will call Port Control at Ramsgate on Channel 14 for a radio check (they always sound happy enough to acknowledge the...
by T4Mac
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Northshore Atlantic Question if I may?
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: Northshore Atlantic Question if I may?

Cheers Jim Top Tip.
by T4Mac
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Northshore Atlantic Question if I may?
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: Northshore Atlantic Question if I may?

Many thanks for taking the time to reply everyone. I shall arrange a test drive, although they are all some distance away from South East Kent.
by T4Mac
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Northshore Atlantic Question if I may?
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Northshore Atlantic Question if I may?

In the absence of an email reply and calls to Northshore landline and mobile numbers, I wonder if their are any heavier paddlers could give advice on the plastic Atlantic. On the Northshore site it says the 'paddler weight' is 110kg (I am 111kg). Does this mean that by the time I put on my gear/safe...
by T4Mac
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Phone photography - waterproof cover...
Replies: 11
Views: 2407

Re: Phone photography - waterproof cover...

I take two phones on the water, although I choose my conditions carefully and they are very unlikely to end up in the water. Here's my reasoning.... If it's raining/splashy, a tiny bit of water on you phone/camera will cause condensation when you put it back in it's cover. So I don't bother with the...
by T4Mac
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Late summer/early autumn fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Late summer/early autumn fishing

I prefer lures and flys myself. Also if you use bait you will almost certainly want to anchor. IMHO the associated risks and boredom outweigh the reward for dragging up some doggies. Source local knowledge and find out whats being caught and whats catching them. Anglers Afloat Forum is a good place ...
by T4Mac
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rescues and letting go of the boat
Replies: 29
Views: 3082

Re: Rescues and letting go of the boat

I always tether myself to the kayak when paddling solo which is most of the time (not during launch or landing unless it's flat calm). I had 4 tethers (rods, paddle and me) on my fishing kayak and never had an issue when self rescuing over six years. I ensure my knife is accessible and capable of cu...
by T4Mac
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Really bright torch
Replies: 13
Views: 1009

Re: Really bright torch

If you have ever tried shining a bright torch from inside a van it'll blind you more than the snoopers. More effective is to press the test button on your CO2 detector. The pikeys snooping around my van in France didn't like that noise at all (they thought they had set the alarm off) :-) Could also ...
by T4Mac
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Kent Sea Kayaking
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Re: Kent Sea Kayaking

Rob Davis from south east kayaking (facebook) regularly runs training and trips around the kent coast. Just ask to be on his email list which gives you the dates.

https://www.facebook.com/southeastkayaking/
by T4Mac
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Venture Capella 166 - Dry Suit - Werner Shuna - Kent
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Venture Capella 166 - Dry Suit - Werner Shuna - Kent

Forgot to say...I live in Broadstairs near Margate.
by T4Mac
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Venture Capella 166 - Dry Suit - Werner Shuna - Kent
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Venture Capella 166 - Dry Suit - Werner Shuna - Kent

Venture Capella 166. Always stored in garage hence no fading. Usual launch marks on hull. Solas tape. Name (HIRTA) will be removed before sale. All hatches in as new tight condition with no leaks. Fully working skeg. Seat has been modded to stop 'that bit on the P&H seat' sticking into your coxis. ...
by T4Mac
Sat May 20, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why did I not do this before......Adding ballast.
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

Re: Why did I not do this before......Adding ballast.

Pretty much what I had. 1 litre water weighs 1kg - so 4kg in total.
by T4Mac
Fri May 19, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why did I not do this before......Adding ballast.
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

Re: Why did I not do this before......Adding ballast.

Will take a look at that Phil.

I am unsure as to the correct size of takeaway to achieve the perfect balance
:-)
by T4Mac
Thu May 18, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why did I not do this before......Adding ballast.
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

Re: Why did I not do this before......Adding ballast.

Thanks for the feedback Nick. Makes sense.

Just ordered the book from ebay as that site has no paypal and I'm not a fan of giving card details if I don't have to.
by T4Mac
Thu May 18, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why did I not do this before......Adding ballast.
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

Why did I not do this before......Adding ballast.

I have been a tad disappointed with my progress in my Capella 166. I bought it in January and have had coaching on fundamentals but never seemed to get comfortable with the boat whilst practising what I was taught, even feeling a bit wobbly when taking photo's. I am 5' 10" and 17.5 stone and have be...
by T4Mac
Wed May 10, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Venture Islay 14 SOT vs Triumph 13
Replies: 3
Views: 1349

Re: Venture Islay 14 SOT vs Triumph 13

Got your message. Couldn't see the post on anglers. Good luck with the test drive in the Islay. Wouldn't mind a go myself if you get one and are around Kent.
by T4Mac
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Venture Islay 14 SOT vs Triumph 13
Replies: 3
Views: 1349

Re: Venture Islay 14 SOT vs Triumph 13

You will get more feedback on the anglersafloat forum than on here reference those to yaks. However...... I sea fished and paddled a Triumph 13 for 3 years. Very well constructed kayak which I could fly fish from (sitting). Not everyone got on with the tracking although I found it was ok unless I wa...
by T4Mac
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Standard Horizon HX300 tether/lanyard
Replies: 12
Views: 1670

Re: Standard Horizon HX300 tether/lanyard

I left my clip on so that if I end up in the water my radio could be clipped to the top of my BA straps leaving my hands free to do other stuff.
by T4Mac
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coast Guard helicopter missing off Mayo
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Coast Guard helicopter missing off Mayo

Seen that on the news. Sad news indeed.
by T4Mac
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Warm water, winter? Oh yes!!
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Re: Warm water, winter? Oh yes!!

Nice write up and photo's. Thanks for sharing.
by T4Mac
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Outfitting a van
Replies: 25
Views: 4228

Re: Outfitting a van

The cushions are from a caravan. Free, as the bloke wanted the old seat out of the back of my van. Just ask around caravan places and watch ebay.

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by T4Mac
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Missing kayaker, Portsoy, Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: Missing kayaker, Portsoy, Scotland

Not good news. Can only hope for a positive outcome.
by T4Mac
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Sea kayaking paddle buddies wanted Kent.
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: Sea kayaking paddle buddies wanted Kent.

Jeremy - Had a couple of one to one sessions with Rob now and very pleased with how things are going. Got another booked for next week. I sort of restrict myself to paddling around thanet due to cost of travel and taking advantage of weather windows at short notice (Need dollar for my French and Sco...