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by Nick Gates
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deckbag and a simple BA?
Replies: 18
Views: 2114

Re: Deckbag and a simple BA?

I made my own deck bag from some acrylic. About 12" long, 10" wide, velcro flap. A stainless steel eyelet in each corner for a short length of line. Water bottle goes on the left, tow line on the right, with both ends sticking out and clipped on. Snacks go in the middle. It took me just over an hour...
by Nick Gates
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can anyone identify this one?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Can anyone identify this one?

https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/79156/1567794949782-9140.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/79156/1567794974691-7378.png Seahawk For the record dimensions are: LOA 16'9" Beam 21 1/2" Cockpit length (ID) 26 1/2" Cockpit width (ID) 14 1/2" Depth of Hull at fwd end of the ...
by Nick Gates
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Logos and livery
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Logos and livery

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by Nick Gates
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can anyone identify this one?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Can anyone identify this one?

Well I seem to have ended up with it! Really interesting Swede form hull shape. Not too heavy. Will be interesting to see how it performs. The access hatches have been glued down, which is annoying. It's a snug fit, so knee bumps may be needed, and possibly a drop down skeg. Will update when I've gi...
by Nick Gates
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can anyone identify this one?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Can anyone identify this one?

LOA 17'
Mmm, Seahawk. Thanks everyone for their input πŸ‘
by Nick Gates
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can anyone identify this one?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Can anyone identify this one?

Unfortunately I don't have the dims. I will contact the owner!
by Nick Gates
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can anyone identify this one?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Can anyone identify this one?

JB,
Very similar, but l think the cockpit is much further aft than the Grans Grandi.
Rgds, Nick.
by Nick Gates
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can anyone identify this one?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Can anyone identify this one?

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Can anyone identity what model this slinky beast is?

Thanks, Nick.
by Nick Gates
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Whoops, moved this post to a more relevant place.
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Whoops, moved this post to a more relevant place.

Moved to a more relevant place. :-)
by Nick Gates
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rather lovely Mk1 Angmagssalik
Replies: 1
Views: 520

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: 10870

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: 1022

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: 10870

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: 4112

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: 1302

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: 10870

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: 10870

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: 1462

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: 1002

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: 572

Re: Valley Suiler?

Well spotted!
by Nick Gates
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Suiler?
Replies: 3
Views: 572

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: 403

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 πŸ‘πŸ‘
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: 403

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: 899

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: 899

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: 10870

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: 177
Views: 60619

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: 1497

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...