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by camanche73
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Expedition Kayaks Podcast
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Expedition Kayaks Podcast

Loving these podcasts!
by camanche73
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Operation Jaywick
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Operation Jaywick

Fantastic idea! Considering it was a z force job with close ties to Australia current special forces, have you tried contacting the Australian commando association to see if they could source some kleeepers?
by camanche73
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GCSE research on kayaks
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: GCSE research on kayaks

Interesting topic. I suppose you need to define the criteria more. What I mean is, sea kayaks are designed for a purpose. Packing of the Kayak is designed around the primary performance purpose of the hull. If a boats primary purpose was gear carriage, it would become a floating trailer and look ver...
by camanche73
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak

I don't think it is necessarily impact. If the gelcoat wasn't bonded to the glass, and there was an air pocket under the gelcoat, it would crack and flake off just from tying it down on roof racks. I would expect to see more spider cracks or longitude cracks from impact. I definitely looks like ther...
by camanche73
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Gelcoat damage on brand new kayak

Gelcoat hasn't bonded properly to cloth. Looks like the first layer is cloth rather than CSM? I would think it was a flaw in the layup, or pulled too early from the mould. Pretty hard to get such clean separation of the gel coat if layed up properly.
by camanche73
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skeg repair
Replies: 18
Views: 985

Re: Skeg repair

skeg slider should have a grub screw in it that is adjusted to apply friction to the inner tube
by camanche73
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vintage Nordkapp ID - help required!
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: Vintage Nordkapp ID - help required!

It is certainly a HM hull, but the lack of moulding in the deck and layout of deck lines across the deck may indicate a homemade version? what are the internal seams and layup like? does it have fail safe foot bar in the cockpit? There is a Nordkapp Owners page on Facebook, it may be worth posting o...
by camanche73
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Do I need a deck mounted compass or....?
Replies: 25
Views: 1574

Re: Do I need a deck mounted compass or....?

no need to change your cockpit riser. I have built a cockpit with very similar shape. (looks like a NDK keyhole cockpit). I used plasticine (modelling clay) and built up the shape of the cockpit coaming around the riser. Then glassed carbon fibre over the clay. Once dried, dug out the clay and trimm...