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by Nick Gates
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rather lovely Mk1 Angmagssalik
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Rather lovely Mk1 Angmagssalik

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3824592619.

Says 'take me out and paddle me '!
by Nick Gates
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 9535

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?^

Many thanks to ChrisS for his copy of Angmagssalik round Britain. Very few books that I read I find hard to put down, and this one kept me enthralled throughout Christmas day! Fifty years ago Geoff didn't have a lot of the equipment we take for granted now. I think he would have most benefitted from...
by Nick Gates
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: South coast paddle buddies
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: South coast paddle buddies

Portsmouth Canoe Club is very welcoming. A lot of members come down from London area or some from Arundel way. The IOW circumnavigation should be approached carefully, and done with a few others. The club has a trip next year over two days. One club member went round this year in 9 hrs 45 mins! Have...
by Nick Gates
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 9535

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?^

Hi Aled, An evenings work!! I spent hours trying to get to grips with this sort of thing. Ah well. Your image looks really good, and I have been rotating it around and viewing it from all angles. My Angmagsalik appears to have much narrower bottom panels, a deeper V, and looks a little longer (thoug...
by Nick Gates
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2612

Re: Sea kayak speed

The legendary Mariner Coaster from the US re-wrote the rules for a short sea Kayak in the '70's. It surprised many by being less effort to paddle than longer sea kayaks of the time. It's foredeck and bow are similar to the Taran. Apparently they rarely come up second hand, and of course never in the...
by Nick Gates
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best stuff to stick foam to hull
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: Best stuff to stick foam to hull

Even the 'best' glues won't stick to a surface that has not been degreased with a solvent (meths, acetone, Isopropanol). After degreasing abrade with sandpaper to expose even cleaner and fresher polyester to stick too. Don't touch it. Just vacuum the dust,mask up again and apply your favourite Stick...
by Nick Gates
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 9535

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?^

Ooh, Mick, you are a tease! (A talented tease at that!).
by Nick Gates
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 9535

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?^

Tried to edit the above post, but beyond me.
The link is to a 2015 newspaper article of Geoff Hunter being reunited with his Angmagssalik 45 years on.
I found it whilst trying to find a copy of his book on line.
by Nick Gates
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak

That looks like a void between the gel coat and the laminate. This usually happens on internal radiuses where the glass fibres don't reach the gel. A consolidating roller usually presses them together, forcing any air and excess resin through the woven rovings to the surface. If it was caused by imp...
by Nick Gates
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Under Stern Rudder on Sea Kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: Under Stern Rudder on Sea Kayak

Fitting the rudder would require a small access hatch. Glass in a half height bulkhead to support the rudder tube. Glass in the tube. Fit the shaft. Machine up a tiller from stainless or aluminium. However, all that work, hit an unexpected shallow spot or get some weed caught around it and you will ...
by Nick Gates
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Suiler?
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Valley Suiler?

Well spotted!
by Nick Gates
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Suiler?
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Valley Suiler?

Looks like a NordKapp HS to me. Was there ever a Suiler?
(not mine, no connection etc)
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2867044304
by Nick Gates
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Ocean A spray deck
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Ocean A spray deck

Hi Stuart,
Thank you. I have 30 waist. 😬 Is it a neoprene waist band? If you think it will be tight enough thst sounds great 👍👍
Nick.
by Nick Gates
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Ocean A spray deck
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Ocean A spray deck

Hello all,
I'm after a neoprene deck for my NordKapp. I would rather not buy new, as most seem to cost half as much as the Kayak! Deck is 21 1/2" long, Ocean A.
Anyone have a second hand one they would sell?
Ta,
Nick.
by Nick Gates
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Difference between canoe and kayak?
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Difference between canoe and kayak?

Damn! I must be more suspicious in future!
(Thanks).
by Nick Gates
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Difference between canoe and kayak?
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Difference between canoe and kayak?

Don't ignore a few thousand years if Inuit evolution! The work 'kayak ' is the English equivalent of a word spoken by Native Inuit. It should really be spelt 'Qayaq', and pronounced with a q rather than a k. So kayaks are decked over with a cockpit in the middle. Canoes are open with no decks. The m...
by Nick Gates
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 9535

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?^

https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/79156/1517611746608-3922.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/79156/1517611768574-0955.png After reading this thread yesterday, and spotting a Granta Surf Ace on Shpock, I delved into my eighties Boat Show brochure file and found I had four...
by Nick Gates
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: History of Slalom boats
Replies: 165
Views: 54812

Re: History of Slalom boats

ArroImage
Arrowcraft Extreme.
by Nick Gates
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta wanted.
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: Anas Acuta wanted.

Ah, cheers. I do have a half inch of slack each side, depending upon what I'm wearing. I haven't tried to roll it yet, as it's only had three outings. Today we did 9 miles with the club, around Chichester Harbour, but my rolling practice was this evening, in the pool, and in a pool kayak! It does ne...
by Nick Gates
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta wanted.
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: Anas Acuta wanted.

Thanks!

My knees just tuck under the coaming. For the cockpit shape I just drew around the cockpit of my Nemo.
I did plan to add a sticky out bit, but so far it seems OK.
The cockpit is about 17" wide, and 31" long.Image
by Nick Gates
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta wanted.
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: Anas Acuta wanted.

[imghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1pSickq-I7uqGt3ZD5sxMnEwy3rRSAaiOOA/view?usp=drivesdk[/img] I was after an Anas Acuta, but I made this instead. Disko Bay, IV-A-375. Skin on frame. Cedar, ply, and 12oz nylon, coated with 'Coreys Goop'. 14kg. Goes well. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/upload...
by Nick Gates
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta wanted.
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: Anas Acuta wanted.

Thanks guys. I am now half way through building a skin on frame, but if one was local and within my budget (tightwad!) I would consider it.
Ta,
Nick.
by Nick Gates
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Another mystery sea Kayak.
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Another mystery sea Kayak.

Many thanks Chris, you are a fountain of knowledge!
How do they compare to contemporary sea kayaks of similar size?
by Nick Gates
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Another mystery sea Kayak.
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Another mystery sea Kayak.

I have Googled the PnH Baidarka, and it looks to have more pointy bows.
by Nick Gates
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Another mystery sea Kayak.
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Another mystery sea Kayak.

This is in nice un-molested condition.
Anyone know what it is? The vendor has no idea.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122741892612
by Nick Gates
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta wanted.
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: Anas Acuta wanted.

Bumperty bump!

Will travel 125 mile radius of Portsmouth.
by Nick Gates
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Anas Acuta for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: Anas Acuta for sale

Fortunately you live in Northumberland... beautiful!
Unfortunately that's an 800 mile round trip, and £150 of fuel in the van, or I would be there in a blink.
Not many couriers seem interested in moving Kayaks either. :-(