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by John Goldhurst
Wed May 22, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cockpit design balancing hip rotation and bracing
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Cockpit design balancing hip rotation and bracing

Where are you Located ? You are going to need to demo before deciding.
by John Goldhurst
Fri May 03, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: GPS for sea kayaking
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: GPS for sea kayaking

I have been using the Garmin 78sc for the last few years. All the features you could want and holds up well in salt water too.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/63603
by John Goldhurst
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry Suits - Sea Paddling
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: Dry Suits - Sea Paddling

Another alternative is the kokatat Endurance semi Dry Suit.
I have mine for four years and its holding up very well.

https://kokatat.com/product/gore-tex-en ... uit-dsugen
by John Goldhurst
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Alaw Bach and Isel Deck Height
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Alaw Bach and Isel Deck Height

I second reaching out to RockPool directly. I own a Isel and have paddled the Alaw Bach often. Regardless demo both boats. I know a few folks who’s thighs are too big for the Isel. It’s all about fit. If you are in the states Sea Kayak Connecticut, US distributor can help too. https://www.seakayakct...
by John Goldhurst
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Seat height?
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Seat height?

Well the seat height in my Isel is the lowest of any boat I have paddled.its a good thing! One thing to experiment with is seat position fore and aft. I moved mine a little forward to connect better with the thigh braces and easier for lay back rolls.
Have a great first paddle!
by John Goldhurst
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Sirona 16.1 RM - fit?
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Valley Sirona 16.1 RM - fit?

Hi there Disco Kayak I think you and I have learned the same lesson. Its all about fit when we get into the high end of sea kayaks. The Tiderace Xcite is a (best kayak in the world) class boat and on my short list for years. I was looking to upgrade from a MV boat my tried and true Impex Currituck. ...
by John Goldhurst
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddler size Isel and Alaw Bach
Replies: 17
Views: 969

Re: Paddler size Isel and Alaw Bach

I own the Isel. Male 170 lbs. , 5.9 and 32 inch waste. I only do day trips no camping.
I fit in the Isel fine as well as the Alaw Bach. Cockpit size and seats are the same. The Isel is a lowered deck, low volume boat.

John
by John Goldhurst
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Difference between Pilgrim and Isel?
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Difference between Pilgrim and Isel?

Hi there The secondary stability (on edge) is very easy to find on the Isel and stable. This is due to it being a hard chine hull in the cockpit area. The Pilgrim has more of a softer chine. I too found that the Pilgrim was harder to hold a edge and was twitchy in finding that sweet spot. Good luck ...
by John Goldhurst
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Difference between Pilgrim and Isel?
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Difference between Pilgrim and Isel?

Pilgrim vs Isel Hi I have demoed the Pilgrim many times. And I have owned the Isel for six months.The difference for me was the sitting position. The Pilgrim has raised knee bumps that didn’t fit me well. My Isel also has a foot plate that I find more comfortable than pegs. I am 5.9 165 pounds Both ...