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by James D
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Heavily mauled or tatty kayak wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Heavily mauled or tatty kayak wanted.

Thanks Mike!

Update: have taken the plunge with two hospital cases from Ndk
by James D
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Heavily mauled or tatty kayak wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Heavily mauled or tatty kayak wanted.

Does anyone have an Explorer or Cetus in bad shape they would like to sell? ..Or a similar composite kayak. For a winter restoration. Many thanks, James Doherty.
by James D
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: Sea kayak speed

No worries, I went down that route as well, until I steadied down and read back. Anyway, thank you, because it has galvanised me into action, and I’m actively looking now.
by James D
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rockpool Taran 16 wanted.
Replies: 0
Views: 244

Rockpool Taran 16 wanted.

I’m not in a hurry so do contact me even if you are contemplating selling in the future.

A tatty or broken or Taran 16 for restoration would be of interest as well, I am experienced in glass fibre work. Many thanks, James Doherty.
by James D
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: Sea kayak speed

Hi Chris, this post is from 2017, do you have info that the boat still available?
by James D
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rockpool Taran 16 for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

Re: Rockpool Taran 16 for sale

Hi Kevin, not sure if private messages are getting to you. If still available please could you call or message on 07739536810.

Many thanks, James
by James D
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: Sea kayak speed

Hi Grian, agreed, I dare not ask for that info having been served such a generous meal of info already. I’ve discounted this boat simply on the basis of overall length, the Taran delivers a long waterline with a small car frendly length. But it’s another quirky looking and characterful kayak from a ...
by James D
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: Sea kayak speed

Just when my bank balance was giving a sigh of relief. Your surf ski looks amazing!! Which planet did you buy it from Very interesting to see what they are capable of, and what a ride. ‘Fortunately’ Taran 16 boats do not come up second hand so I am reasonably safe. It has s to be a 16 as have a roof...
by James D
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: Sea kayak speed

Thank you all, what a helpful and enthusiastic community. Thank you Douglas for so much work and zeroing in so accurately on the question. With the growing popularity of shorter hybrid boats there is always going to be long deliberation about the trade off between cruising performance against play/s...
by James D
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: Sea kayak speed

Aled and Jim, many thanks. I agree with all of the comprehensive points you make. I’ve read them carefully. The question I posed is flawed in so many ways. And trying to strip away all factors except the 2’ difference in length is impossible. Waterline length I suppose would be a better comparison. ...
by James D
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: Sea kayak speed

Thank you, it’s a small contribution to the small boat/big boat debate. And very helpful to me.

Of course in the back of my mind there is a Greenlander Pro or Taran waiting to be bought, to complement the Stratos :-). This debate could cost money !
by James D
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: Sea kayak speed

Thanks Douglas, I completely get that the Aries was harder work than the Cetus on the 150km trip. Your wonderful info is smack bang on the model I was posing: Cetus v Aries. Couldn’t be better. Quantifying that is what I’m after really with this question. On average, at cruising speed, do you think ...
by James D
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: Sea kayak speed

By the way Douglas, that diagram of your heart and blood flow looks dodgy to me, are you sure your watch is working right ...?
by James D
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: Sea kayak speed

Golly! This is going brilliantly. Thanks very much. Douglas .. Cetus MV 17’9” and Aries 155 15’, and on consistent days with following seas the Aries is faster. Wow. You mention flat out (or hard push at least) the Cetus is faster. Just what I would expect and everyone knows, hull speed and all. How...
by James D
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: Sea kayak speed

Many thanks Fozzy and OMarti, and Charlston14 very useful stuff. My idea with this question is to make as many things constant as possible in the analysis. Same paddler. Same distance in each case. Same power applied. Sea states and tide to average out over time. So that all that is left is, for exa...
by James D
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak speed
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Sea kayak speed

I was wondering what the real life difference in speed was between a 14.5’ sea kayak and a ‘proper’ 17’ (approx) boat is. There is a lot of very good info here on how hull length, wetted area, hull shape, weather conditions and sea state all affect speed. In fact so many variables that nothing concl...
by James D
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Silva 58 as permanent compass?
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: Silva 58 as permanent compass?

Re budget Compass, thank you so much for pointing the way. Here's my take on it, the bungees attach to the safety lines and the compass sits on the front hatch cover (my Stratos has no dedicated recess). It's a quick cobble together for a trip tomorrow where I will test the kit. I've used brass scre...
by James D
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which compass?
Replies: 24
Views: 2320

Re: Which compass?

Thank you for such good info on your budget compass. Here's my take on it, the bungees go to the outer safety lines and the compass rests on the front hatch. The mounting is the first prototype and made in half a hour before I go on a trip tomorrow and test it. The bungees may also provide some seco...