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by Mrstratos61
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Do cockpit covers reduce fuel consumption?
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Do cockpit covers reduce fuel consumption?

Mine doesn't change much whether the boats on roof or not .Mazda 2 with dagger stratos.
by Mrstratos61
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thermal rash vests vs windproof cag
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Thermal rash vests vs windproof cag

I too use the typhoon in winter. I've kept palm zenith top and dry trouser for summer.
by Mrstratos61
Sat May 18, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New P&H model ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1449

Re: New P&H model ?

First one going to St David's sea and surf kayak festival. ( seen on Facebook)
by Mrstratos61
Tue May 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: Paddle recommendations

I went from basic Skagit to carbon shuna. The difference in swing weight and blade size is dramatic
by Mrstratos61
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Peak Explorer pba Hydration Bladder
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Peak Explorer pba Hydration Bladder

Replace it with a camel back big bite valve
by Mrstratos61
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roof rack or inflatable kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Roof rack or inflatable kayak

Don't. I went the other way inflatable to sea kayak. They're a pain to fully dry ( sevylor ) very slow. Poor control
by Mrstratos61
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: J bars and strapping down
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: J bars and strapping down

Strap through j bar but secure to roof bar is what I did for precisely the reason you give.
by Mrstratos61
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit tape - is it worth buying your own?
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: Drysuit tape - is it worth buying your own?

I had some tape from a pair of Orvis waders. Easy repair to feet of a typhoon suit. Warm iron with a tea towel
by Mrstratos61
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: waterproof camera for sea kayaking
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: waterproof camera for sea kayaking

I use a tg5 .my only ripe is my version of photoshop and lightgroom dont support the raw files
by Mrstratos61
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Venture Flex 11
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Venture Flex 11

I had one but never used on sea. It got me proficient. Very stable edges easily. Good outfitting. I upgraded to a dagger stratos .it's a different kettle of fish. Twin hatches and deck lines have me confidence in sea and surf.
by Mrstratos61
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recycled plastic kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Recycled plastic kayaks

As far as I'm aware they're making kayaks and issuing them to volunteers who then do further clean ups. http://clevedonmarinelake.co.uk/categor ... d-plastic/
Islanders Fiesta is made in factory from waste from moulding other boats
by Mrstratos61
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Just for fun........
Replies: 15
Views: 1303

Re: Just for fun........

Analize or analyse ?
by Mrstratos61
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First drysuit....
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Re: First drysuit....

Totally agree with above. Got typhoon ps330 drysuit second hand . It's a great piece of equipment as used by RNLI. I find I never bother with my Palm zenith separates now. Typhoon fabric less boil in bag than Palm which can't cope with sweat I find. Now venture out in conditions I would have avoided...
by Mrstratos61
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First drysuit....
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Re: First drysuit....

Difficult to say really.if socks too big you'll need bigger shoes as I found out myself. If tight you'll possibly need size up as again you'll need a thermal sock inside . I wear some Palm neoprene socks over drysuit sock as they're very prone to leaks e.g from gravel or stones. I always favour loos...
by Mrstratos61
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Typhoon drysuits : technical data
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Typhoon drysuits : technical data

I got a typhoon drysuit and rate it very highly. Breathability far superior to my Palm cag ( boil in the bag and damp from sweat ) I looked at a lot of reviews and all rated highly.add on the fact that the RNLI use them.
by Mrstratos61
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Condition of new SOT Kayaks...is this the norm?
Replies: 18
Views: 1392

Re: Condition of new SOT Kayaks...is this the norm?

I wouldn't have accepted a credit note. They're archaic. Under the sale of goods act something you buy has to be fit for purpose. A refund or new boat of equal value would be the least I'd expect. Any self respecting company should honour that in my opinion
by Mrstratos61
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: pyranha dagger max 8.10
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: pyranha dagger max 8.10

Sounds like oil canning. Commonly caused by overtightening straps when boat on a roof rack. If mild it can be sorted using hot water on area and it pops out.
by Mrstratos61
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do I re-proof a drysuit?
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: How do I re-proof a drysuit?

I put in bath with grangers hand hot and use a sponge on bad stains . They do a reproofing bottle that doesn't need the heat activation. Dry any latex and leave on a coat hanger over bath to air dry. Worked on Palm cag and Typhoon drysuit
by Mrstratos61
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Related Questionnaire
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Kayak Related Questionnaire

Better than most surveys. Good luck
by Mrstratos61
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Time for a new PDF
Replies: 22
Views: 1548

Re: Time for a new PDF

My sea wolf takes a camelback reservoir no problem. Tube guide on straps
by Mrstratos61
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Where has my sea kayaking gear tab gone??
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Where has my sea kayaking gear tab gone??

You're right. The gear for sale links used to be more easily found to. Changed a couple of weeks ago
by Mrstratos61
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Time for a new PDF
Replies: 22
Views: 1548

Re: Time for a new PDF

Astral sea wolf. I hardly know mine's on. Clamshell pocket on front is great.
by Mrstratos61
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF licence fee
Replies: 14
Views: 1446

Re: VHF licence fee

£60.00for lifetime cover seems reasonable to me.
by Mrstratos61
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Medway advice needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: River Medway advice needed.

If you need to ask I'd say no. Certainly not alone. Have you considered joining a club to gain experience?
by Mrstratos61
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 3671

Re: Insurance and qualifications

Just use Ben Stokes solicitors and you'll be fine.
by Mrstratos61
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Buying
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Kayak Buying

Try a few at a club or dealer. It could save you making an expensive mistake. I'm an old fart at 57 with a competitive swimming and lifeguarding background. Got into kayaking late and moved rapidly from sit on to sit in. My first sea trip was frankly quite scary. I'd say go second hand but make it s...
by Mrstratos61
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing a kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Choosing a kayak

Look out for Mark Rainsley's book on the Thames useful and informative.
by Mrstratos61
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing a kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Choosing a kayak

Never joined a club . Loads on the river though. Some specialise in racing or slalom others recreational. I'm moving soon to Cotswolds. River Wey and canal are worth doing.
by Mrstratos61
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing a kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Choosing a kayak

I used a venture flex 11 for exactly what you're doing. Based in Walton on Thames. Pop down to White water canoe centre in Shepperton. You can try boats and have a list of local clubs