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by Mrstratos61
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 21
Views: 449

Re: Advice Please

Not that familiar though reviews seem ok. If you do consider it insist on test paddling first. Beware most young lads will want a new shiny boat over a used one. However boats quickly lose the new look with use. Better value is probably a 2nd hand boat.
by Mrstratos61
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 21
Views: 449

Re: Advice Please

To get to the boat I now love has taken 4 boats . Making the wrong choice could prove costly. Look second hand and if not sure pick the brains of forum members or someone knowledgeable in the scouts.
by Mrstratos61
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Short trips sea or estuary n't Puttsborough north Devon
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Short trips sea or estuary n't Puttsborough north Devon

I've a week in a cottage near Puttsborough coming up and will be taking my stratos. It's not seen the sea as yet. Looking for advice for short trips.As a lifeguard I will not be taking risks . Looking to try simple surf. Non kayaking family will be onlookers.
by Mrstratos61
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Bag for Roof....
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Paddle Bag for Roof....

Looks as though Thule do a holder .Not a bag
by Mrstratos61
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Useful survey from The Ramblers
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Useful survey from The Ramblers

Done doesn't take long
by Mrstratos61
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Facebook scam
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Facebook scam

Be aware of a Carmel Murphy. Posted a pfd on used kayaks uk Facebook page. Scammed 3 or 4 members who payed via paypal. Account now deleted.
by Mrstratos61
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Leptospirosis
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Leptospirosis

Glad your getting sorted.
by Mrstratos61
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Leptospirosis
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Leptospirosis

Blood and urine checks for antibodies would be 1st course of action. Then a week of antibiotics orally. Note it can appear to clear up only to recur. Phone and don't be fobbed off by receptionist.
by Mrstratos61
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Leptospirosis
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Leptospirosis

As a nurse I say if in doubt go simple as that.at the very least ask for a phone consultation if you aren't sure . If googling things I always advise only using recognised uk sites . Nhs or gov uk. It's pretty rare though I have looked after 1 person who developed Weils and needed itu
by Mrstratos61
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Canoeing
Topic: Sevylor colorado inflatable.
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Sevylor colorado inflatable.

One of the tougher older version boats. Good condition some fading. No leaks or repairs Includes pump .paddle . Pressure manometer for correct inflation. Spare boston valve. Selling as moved to sea kayaking. £180 collection from Walton on Thames Surrey I live near river so a trial could be arranged ...
by Mrstratos61
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Werner paddle button jamming
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Werner paddle button jamming

P.s they don't advise using anything other than water. Not an isolated problem as I discovered using Google when mine stuck .there was a redesign.
by Mrstratos61
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Werner paddle button jamming
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Werner paddle button jamming

It happened once on my skagit resolved as above with a hosepipe . I got a full carbon shuna a few months ago that has been fine
by Mrstratos61
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Gear for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Wanted: dry pants
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Wanted: dry pants

Pm me at matt61@live.co.uk and I will do. Asking £ 50.00 first class posted.
by Mrstratos61
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Gear for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Wanted: dry pants
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Wanted: dry pants

Can you send an email address as can't add photo here.
by Mrstratos61
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Gear for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Wanted: dry pants
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Wanted: dry pants

Should be fine as Velcro adjustable waist
by Mrstratos61
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Sea Kayaking app
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: Sea Kayaking app

I am often sceptical of such things .However having looked I have chosen to download .thanks
by Mrstratos61
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Cag for Watersides - any recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Cag for Watersides - any recommendations?

It's better than nothing certainly. My zenith is similar design and neck does prevent overhèating. However 4 hrs last weekend and base layer slightly damp due to sweat. Breathability not that good if honest. Neoprene cuffs obviously won't beat latex wrists. In your position I would be looking in sal...
by Mrstratos61
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Condition of new SOT Kayaks...is this the norm?
Replies: 11
Views: 334

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

I'd be sorely tempted to cancel the order
by Mrstratos61
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Gear for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Wanted: dry pants
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Wanted: dry pants

Have neons in large .only worn 3 times so as new.
by Mrstratos61
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Cag?
Replies: 17
Views: 2468

Re: Best Cag?

Just a thumbs up for Palm. None of my more recent gear has shown any sign of problems in quality.
by Mrstratos61
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What clothing do I need?
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: What clothing do I need?

I deliberately went swimming today. Dry cag and dry trousers bone dry
by Mrstratos61
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta
Replies: 33
Views: 1722

Re: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta

Five three five.....the height the river peaked during Desmond
by Mrstratos61
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: thermal fabrics
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: thermal fabrics

Palm does wick perspiration well. Seti pants particularly effective under dry trousers. Arun top has a good cut wicks well and good when no cag needed. Having said that I pick up bits from mountain warehouse sale merino wool is perfect cycling gear overlaps well
by Mrstratos61
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spray deck sizes
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Spray deck sizes

Kent canoes website has r4 listed for it
by Mrstratos61
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Gear for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Palm Atom pants
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Palm Atom pants

Arrived and first outing today .dry as a bone .
by Mrstratos61
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit Sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Drysuit Sizing

Going by Palm sizes for my trousers and cag I would say large
by Mrstratos61
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Gear for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Palm Atom pants
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Palm Atom pants

Interested. Could you supply pictures and year of manufacture. To matt61@live.co.uk thanks.
by Mrstratos61
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Carbon Paddle
Replies: 13
Views: 619

Re: Carbon Paddle

Just treated myself to Werner shuna carbon.upgrade from Werner skagit. The lack of weight is pronounced. The skagit lock button did seize once but sorted with a flush of water. I found the shuna made me go high angle style .more speed for similar effort. Simply put they feel like a quality product a...