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by G7AFM
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger G-RIDE 6.5 Kayak
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Dagger G-RIDE 6.5 Kayak

Locations are always useful.
by G7AFM
Mon May 04, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repair advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Repair advice please

would be interested to know which way you proceeded
by G7AFM
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repair advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Repair advice please

Why not drill a hole the same size in exactly the same place on the other side & just put a nut & bolt through with a fibre washer to seal so they look
as if originally there.
by G7AFM
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboat for small/shallow features
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Playboat for small/shallow features

Just for fun.


by G7AFM
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1561

Re: A boat to start off with

Did you get the pm james
by G7AFM
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1561

Re: A boat to start off with

Maybe be a honcho (or whatever the smaller one was called) , not a bad boat, but you led want to check the size. Sent from my H8216 using Tapatalk He just got back and said he made it 2470mm long Could be a honcho or a GTX at that size (allowing for some tape measure error) and, from my perspective...
by G7AFM
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1561

Re: A boat to start off with

Looks like an early GT series you need to get him to measure the length tip to tip

where abouts are you based
by G7AFM
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Is vhf course needed

It is a requirement to operate. It is not a requirement to obtain an Ofcom licence. There’s nothing ambiguous about it, let alone ‘strictly correct’. Re your second point - can you direct us to your specific reference source, please? Really Mike as the licencee you can hold as many radio,s as you l...
by G7AFM
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Is vhf course needed

Ok not strictly correct on needing src to get the licence but i think it is still a requirement to operate.
As DSC are the only ones you need to register you can have a shed full of standard radios on just one license.
by G7AFM
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Is vhf course needed

Interesting point being raised from the above. I have two VHF hand-helds, one DSC one non-DSC but I've only registered the DSC set. If I had bought the non DSC set first, I would have applied for a licence for it (why not, it's free...) then, when I bought the DSC set I would also have registered i...
by G7AFM
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Is vhf course needed

Sorry Bud not wishing to be rude but you need to read things correctly even when in print from ofcom. (1) SRC is a requirement to obtain your license (2) You need a license for ANY radio capable of transmitting RF (except PMR) (3) Non DSC radio,s you can have as many as you like on 1 license (4)You ...
by G7AFM
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Is vhf course needed

We're going in circles my friend. Are you saying that if the set doesn't have DSC then it doesn't need a licence? it,s just that your initial statement regarding registration makes it sound that you needed to register whatever radio you intend to use, does get rather confusing for those just starti...
by G7AFM
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Is vhf course needed

you need to register & have separate licences for each DSC radio you have. Correct. But not just for DSC. You have to have a licence for ALL such equipment. From Ofcom: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radiocommunication-licences/online-licensing-service - specifically, under the headin...
by G7AFM
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Is vhf course needed

you only need to register the set if it is DSC capable Incorrect, sorry. you need to register & have separate licences for each DSC radio you have. from ofcom Do I need a special licence? Will my existing Ship Radio Licence cover it? Must I vary my existing licence? You must have a separate Ship Po...
by G7AFM
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Is vhf course needed

I know I still need a license I just mean it reads like I do not really need a certificate as in the course to use it, - - - Pathbrae and others have outlined what's what. However, as is usually noted everytime this discussion comes up, there are many people who have a set, use it, and don't hold a...
by G7AFM
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Is vhf course needed

Take a look here https://sailtrain.org.uk/rya-vhf-radio-course-online/ they also have this https://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/training/Web%20Documents/RYA%20Training/SRC%20online%20course/2018%20web%20taster/story_html5.html just another way to screw money out of people.it,s all more com...
by G7AFM
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Increased VHF range on your Kayak! GALAXY-INFL8
Replies: 22
Views: 3386

Re: Increased VHF range on your Kayak! GALAXY-INFL8

An improved antenna performance will also add to the range but from experience its almost impossible to estimate as it will be location dependant ;-) Time of year & also radio propagation (sporadic e season) makes a substantial difference also any objects in between transmitter & receiver causing r...
by G7AFM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Increased VHF range on your Kayak! GALAXY-INFL8
Replies: 22
Views: 3386

Re: Increased VHF range on your Kayak! GALAXY-INFL8

even the cheap Baofeng (£40) have sma connectors.
by G7AFM
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon

🚧 ACCESS UPDATE: River Usk, Sennybridge to Aberbran 🚧 The Wye and Usk Foundation has asked us to remind members that Abercamlais bridge is still in a dangerous condition. The owner has asked that no one paddle this section until the work to stabilise the bridge has been carried out. Unfortunately, t...
by G7AFM
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Usk blockage
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: River Usk blockage

Shows tree at 2.30.

by G7AFM
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 3129

Re: Gone very quiet

No idea what the costs would be i suppose it depends on what facilities you want
by G7AFM
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 3129

Re: Gone very quiet

Another forum i use not water related was on yahoo for years but have migrated to groups.io much better not sure
if it would facilitate all that is on here.
by G7AFM
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Blade repair
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Blade repair

Sorry was actually p40 fibre bridging filler & yes it is inches as it is from the edge of the blade towards the middle, Have purchased a new crank so not in any great rush now will have another go at a later date as said in last post will need to overlay the paddle will add same amount to both ends ...
by G7AFM
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Blade repair
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Blade repair

Thanks Both for the comments after cleaning up damaged area ended up with a 2 x 1 approx gap to bridge tried initially with just filling gap with p38 fibreglass filler but due to lack of thickness to blade in the area affected any twisting motion just causes the edges of filler to crack,will have to...
by G7AFM
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Blade repair
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Blade repair

Thanks will get some pics done tomorrow it,s a set of werner player paddles ties gave way on roof rack doing about 60 paddle hit central reservation.
by G7AFM
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Blade repair
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Blade repair

Has anyone managed to successfully home repair a great chunk out of a carbon fibre blade about 1/2 inch wide inch deep into the blade,
have you been able to keep as an everyday paddle for grade 3/4 or have you repaired & just kept as a spare or used for those gentle paddling trips.