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by on the rocks
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Off side roll
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Off side roll

mcgruff wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:36 pm
It's often said we have five senses but that's not true.
Climbing can be very good too: a combination of yoga and wrestling with a planet. And chess.

Indeed, I’ve been climbing for over 40 years but only started kayaking last year so enjoying g the new learning curve
by on the rocks
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Off side roll
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Off side roll

Yes thanks, my re-entry roll is pretty reliable, unlike paddling to escape the tide race with a boat full of water without capsizing again, however if the eddy is in the right direction re the waves then I’m ok to roll up again. Improving stability with a full boat is my other practice focus :-)
by on the rocks
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Off side roll
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Off side roll

Hi mate getting a reliable offside roll takes a lot of practice but eventually it will come, try using a paddle float Thanks All, some useful points. The main one seams to be that an offside roll has to be learned from scratch rather than converted from a good side roll. Paddle float is a good idea...
by on the rocks
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Off side roll
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Off side roll

If you’re doing a sweep roll you might try a c to c roll instead, it breaks the roll down into stages, which some people find helps as you can focus on the individual elements one at a time. I learned my good side by combining a sweep and c to c roll then blending them into one movement. At the mom...
by on the rocks
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Off side roll
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Off side roll

I've got a reasonably reliable rough water roll on my good (only side) but finding it impossible to get anywhere near an off-side roll, which would be very useful if waves or surf are coming at me from the wrong side. Despite pool sessions and trying to stretch/educate my muscle memory with a brooms...
by on the rocks
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 368
Views: 37424

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

Hello, I've nipped over from the sea kayaking forum. I've got a reasonably reliable rough water roll on my good (only side) but finding it impossible to get anywhere near an off-side roll, which would be very useful if waves or surf are coming at me from the wrong side. Despite pool sessions and try...
by on the rocks
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak

I think one of the issues here is that it may be difficult to accurately assess wave height and period when in a stressful situation when pushing one's learning curve. Even the swell heights recorded by buoys on Magic Seaweed may not correspond to what is experienced in a surf bay. Taking the number...
by on the rocks
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drip rings good or bad?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Drip rings good or bad?

Thanks all, the drip rings have gone
by on the rocks
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Waist Tow Recommendations ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Waist Tow Recommendations ?

I've just upgraded from my Peak towline to a Whetman Sea bean elite with 14m line. Last time out working on incident managent the plastic D ring used to stash the plastic karabiner on the Peak towline broke into pieces. Then after practising a re-entry roll I found the now free plastic karabiner had...
by on the rocks
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towing eyes
Replies: 25
Views: 932

Re: Towing eyes

We have our two kayaks on a Karitec with J cradles on Rhino bars on our T5 which always seems very solid even in gales. We check and re-tighten of necessary the straps soon after start of a journey. Very rarely see people with a similar set up using fore and aft straps, having said that it would be ...
by on the rocks
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deck for Rockpool Isel? Oh, and a flask.
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Deck for Rockpool Isel? Oh, and a flask.

We have two Isels, we bothy bought Reed Keyhole B decks which fitted well. Eventually I got a hole in my Reed deck from rescue practice so got a Peek neoprene deck in "bigdeck" size which also fits well. I practice rolls on every trip and don't suffer from significant leakage. Both decks took a litt...
by on the rocks
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towing eyes
Replies: 25
Views: 932

Re: Towing eyes

With good J cradles (not too close together) and straps do you need front and back tie ins?
by on the rocks
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beginner first boat in Maine: Explorer vs Rockpool Taran 16 vs Eto
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Beginner first boat in Maine: Explorer vs Rockpool Taran 16 vs Eto

Hello and welcome I think the NDK and Rockpool boats (except maybe the Taran) are excellent boats for learning and making good progress with the help of some coaching. I started kayaking just over a year ago and after trying a few boats went for the Rockpool Isel (I'm quite a bit smaller than you). ...
by on the rocks
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drip rings good or bad?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Drip rings good or bad?

As I'm starting to develop and practice rescues etc in lumpier water I'm beginning to find drip rings more of a pain than a benefit, especially when briefly stowing my or casualty's paddles under my deck lines or spare paddles. I'm tempted to remove them - any comments or advice?
by on the rocks
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: charts, paper or download?
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: charts, paper or download?

Chris Bolton wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Charts for the whole UK, £25. Print any area you like.

https://www.memory-map.co.uk/maps/marin ... ine-charts
Thanks, that looks good, although it's £45 for the PC version to print charts (£25 for iPhone only)
by on the rocks
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: charts, paper or download?
Replies: 9
Views: 543

charts, paper or download?

I'm thinking of getting the Admiralty leisure chart folio for North Wales, but was wondering if the charts are available to download and print like the excellent download OS maps; I can print and laminate an A4 extract for the coast I intend to travel. I've not been able to find anything on line?
by on the rocks
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF and training
Replies: 25
Views: 1262

Re: VHF and training

I bought a spare battery for my HX300. It's less bulky than a power bank. However, I've just returned from a week long trip, where I probably had it on standby half the time. I was impressed that the battery still showed full charge at the end - until I tried to transmit. Even a short transmission ...
by on the rocks
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Long thin roof box on Karitec?
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Long thin roof box on Karitec?

Does anyone use a long thin roof box on their Karitec? A 60cm wide box should still leave room for 2 pairs of j cradles, mounted in the top position so it can be accessed from the opposite side to the one for kayaks offload. I would need to be able to bolt through to square nuts in the Karitec channel
by on the rocks
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VW T6 Roof Rack advice please!
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: VW T6 Roof Rack advice please!

We have a Karitek mounted on Rhino Delta bars and it works well. The T Tracks that were on our T5 looked rather flimsy so I removed them and fixed the Rhino bars directly to the screw sockets that used to hold the T Tracks. Solid as a rock. Can you remove the rails on your T6 and do the same?
by on the rocks
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why don’t manufacturers update their websites ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1143

Re: Why don’t manufacturers update their websites ?

Regarding Rockpool, rather than looking at the website you can always phone Mike Web for all the information you will need on his new boat
by on the rocks
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New paddles?
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: New paddles?

Thanks everybody, I ordered some new Mitchell Bombora paddles before I realised I could get a diy joint for my VEs. I’ll now get a joint for VEs so I’ll always have a good pair as spare and sell my current plastic spares, if I’m ever in a situation to need the spares it’s likely that a good back up ...
by on the rocks
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spare paddles scratching deck
Replies: 29
Views: 5162

Re: Spare paddles scratching deck

gizmo wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:49 pm
Had one of these for a few years now and it's an excellent bit of kit.
https://www.chillcheater.com/accessorie ... dle-holder
I use one of these too, mainly so that I can reach my spare paddles from the cockpit but they also do a great job of protecting the gel coat
by on the rocks
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New paddles?
Replies: 8
Views: 865

New paddles?

I love my VE paddle but made the mistake of not going for a split option. I really could do with splits for travelling but unfortunately VE are no longer making paddles. I have plastic Werner’s for my spares and not keen on the push button mechanism so my choice for new best split paddles would seem...
by on the rocks
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Do cockpit covers reduce fuel consumption?
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Do cockpit covers reduce fuel consumption?

Significantly on long journeys? Two kayaks on Karitec on a T5
by on the rocks
Wed May 29, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: high top transit roof rack advise please
Replies: 24
Views: 1057

Re: high top transit roof rack advise please

Is the high top steel and able to support roof bars, or is it fibre glass in which case you may need to look at alternative options for supporting the roof bars
by on the rocks
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry Suits - Sea Paddling
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Dry Suits - Sea Paddling

I have the Peak Adventure drysuit, which unlike EdSmith's Explorer has a shoulder zip entry instead of the leg zip. I agree with Ed's comments on the neoprene neck. With rolling / rescue practice I do get a little dampness around the shoulders but not unpleasant even in cold water and worth putting ...
by on the rocks
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roof rack or inflatable kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Roof rack or inflatable kayak

Was it a Karitek roof rack that you were pricing up? if so don't worry - it's one of the best investments you can make if you have a motor home and sea kayak.
by on the rocks
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Seat height?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Seat height?

Thanks all, saved me the hassle of unnecessary faffing, I’m also going to experiment with hip pads
by on the rocks
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Seat height?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Seat height?

Planning on a shakedown this weekend, first time in the water this year. One thing to experiment with is different seat heights in my Isel. Do people find this makes much difference in stability, ease of edge control etc?