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by jackp
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dagger katana
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Dagger katana

maybe a lot of it just comes down to hull shape /width and length
A hard chine boat seems a lot more sturdy compared to a more rounded or flat shaped hulls which rolls about more with the waves
by jackp
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dagger katana
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Dagger katana

What are you doing in your sea kayak that makes it tip over so easily? Generally sea kayaks are pretty stable. Usually do a training loop at a spot which means going sideways into big waves .the sea kayak also just moves about too much and feels a lot worse than it actually is .have even borrowed a...
by jackp
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dagger katana
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Dagger katana

Anyone got one of these crossover boats ? I am thinking about ordering one but how capable are they on rough choppy seas ? I find that a sea kayak tips over too easily but sit on top almost unsinkable but would like something in between the two (Typically will only be used for less than 2 hrs on tra...
by jackp
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit with an adjustable neoprene neck seal.
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Drysuit with an adjustable neoprene neck seal.

Sounds a bit like a typhoon hypercurve 4 suit which I recently got as a spare .the neck/arm seals are a neoprene type material and doesn’t seem to be as waterproof even with seals being tight enough .
by jackp
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Also got a more technical question .when would the incoming tidal flow go at its quickest? From what I’ve noticed It seems to be around 3.5 hrs before high tide then slows down and gets slack
by jackp
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: Leaky Drysuit

maybe I was expecting too much from a 300£ surface drysuit I don't think you are. A new drysuit shouldn't leak, and Typhoon are a respected brand. Is it airtight? If it holds air and balloons out when you walk into the water, it will hold out water, and if it doesn't hold air you should see bubbles...
by jackp
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: Leaky Drysuit

The newer typhoon suit had another test run today. .been tried 4 times now and bought as a spare, its definitely not completely water tight compared to the multisport version .its correct fit with tight seals but maybe I was expecting too much from a 300£ surface drysuit??
by jackp
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone tried these boats
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Re: Anyone tried these boats

An offshore wind is good for training and exercise purposes though but should not go far out in more than a force 8 wind. The other day though did venture into a force 9 onshore wind also against tide for 40 minutes so this is good practice if you get blown out . I'm surprised (and impressed) if yo...
by jackp
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone tried these boats
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Re: Anyone tried these boat

Definitely more of a river boat than a sea boat, it will be adversely affected by wind at sea. Can't really tell if it is meant to be kayak or canoe from the photo with nothing to provide scale, but the thing in the middle looks more like a seat back for sit down paddling (kayaking) rather than a t...
by jackp
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone tried these boats
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Re: Anyone tried these boats

Definitely more of a river boat than a sea boat, it will be adversely affected by wind at sea. Can't really tell if it is meant to be kayak or canoe from the photo with nothing to provide scale, but the thing in the middle looks more like a seat back for sit down paddling (kayaking) rather than a t...
by jackp
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone tried these boats
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Anyone tried these boats

Bought one of these banana boats earlier this year on a bit of an impulse buy but it’s only came out once as it’s soo wide and impossible to paddle even with a longer paddle ,i get the impression they are only designed for going down rapids /fast rivers ? I was wondering about trying a canoe paddle ...
by jackp
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Yes very unlucky what happened to the kite surfer earlier today and as you rightly said the conditions can change very quickly so definitely not for the beginner or intermediates levels . I do wonder if he possibly got blown onto a rocky coastline with some big wind gusts with not much time to react...
by jackp
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Thanks for the input on this guys . I am usually a strong paddler but got down the one of the usual spots this morning and decided not to head out as weather but too wild .would anyone actually be mad enough to paddle for an hour into a force 9 onshore wind with the tide at its highest so even more ...
by jackp
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: Leaky Drysuit

I've had lots of leaky drysuits, but never worn a cag over them - either fix them or ditch them. It can be very difficult to diagnose the source of your sogginess. Over the past few months, I started getting increasingly wet in my favourite drysuit - mainly around the waist and backside. I was pret...
by jackp
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Leaky Drysuit

Have got two typhoon drysuits , the multi sport and curve 4 It seems that in the big chop the waves and spray get in despite being a good fit (it’s almost like a mist when it’s taken off but mostly dry ) Does anyone wear a large cag over the top or a sailing spray suit maybe ? Just tried the brand n...
by jackp
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit or seperate Cag and Trousers
Replies: 21
Views: 1072

Re: Drysuit or seperate Cag and Trousers

probably obvious but a good spray deck keeps 90% + spray off from underneath .personally finding that drysuits don’t last that long and not worth the investment for maybe only 3 yrs of winter use .a thick longjohn wetsuit and mid range cag would be ok.
by jackp
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Boating up -river
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Boating up -river

Did complete opposite today and went 7 miles With a strong downwind with a pushing tide .some big swell and only took 30minutes .big wide paddle is what’s needed for going up river/against the tide /wind .
by jackp
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 25
Views: 2582

Re: Stiff hands

Just been On a somewhat challenging paddle against the tide and wind on the tip of hayling harbour.one stretch at the end was a real push and wasn’t sure I was going to make it to my finishing point .(not even in the fast sea kayak but my trusty old sit on top) I find a paddle with a large blade wor...
by jackp
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 25
Views: 2582

Re: Stiff hands

Interesting to read this old thread again.after a fair while of trying various things just bare hands seems to work best but it’s not that ideal either .i did all this crazy kayak training over all these years thinking it would all come in handy for big wild sea kayaking etc and good practice for wh...
by jackp
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best sit on top seats ....
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Best sit on top seats ....

Had a few seats which were not the most comfortable which also broke in several places .(about mid range ) I go on the sit on top in pretty choppy windy seas usually heading out against the wind and tide .so the seat probably takes a lot of strain .it is a very study hull which takes a lot to tip it...
by jackp
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NRS kayaks
Replies: 0
Views: 531

NRS kayaks

just Interested to hear if anyone has tried there inflatable boats ? I.E the outlaw model Recently bought one of these on a bit of an impulse buy to add to my boat collection and it is well made but find it a bit too wide to be able to comfortably paddle .ive done a few test runs in some chop in the...
by jackp
Sun May 03, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Palm buoyancy aid
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Palm buoyancy aid

Hi yes definitely bought the correct size according to there size chart on there website..as you say they are bit like wearing cardboard and i don’t known why anyone would design a ba like that
by jackp
Sun May 03, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Palm buoyancy aid
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Palm buoyancy aid

It is a cheaper version called the quest but well reviewed online but maybe those people don’t wear them tight enough or hardly go far at all in them ?
Some bits on it look do similar to yours so this figures
by jackp
Sun May 03, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Palm buoyancy aid
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Palm buoyancy aid

Just been out for an early morning paddle and thought I’d try this new palm ba which I bought for when a beginner kayak friend comes out.anyway I had checked the sizes before buying and tried it on when it arrived and seemed ok When I got going though it became more apparent the thing is such a bad ...
by jackp
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Boating up -river
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Boating up -river

Of course this kind of hard workout won’t appeal to everyone but it’s good training For occasions where maybe you find yourself in a strong offshore wind and you need to get back to shore ASAP A TV program I was recently watching ,saving lives at sea a few weeks ago a featured guy in a sea kayak rac...
by jackp
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Boating up -river
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Boating up -river

That is interesting and have just checked out some videos but it doesn’t look that hard but does look as though it might give you back ache doing that for any length of time .looks like perhaps more technique required than just fitness for that one Maybe though there should be some sort of kayak com...
by jackp
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Boating up -river
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Boating up -river

This might sound a bit of a strange question but does any such competition exist or anything similar ? I’ve done a lot of sea kayaking into heavy head wind and against the incoming tide which is hard work but a good work out and strangely enjoy the challenge I use to do road bike competitions and it...
by jackp
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1770

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

Hey guys. Yes after some thinking about it Ive been out in the boat a lot over the last week and weather has been very good for a change It’s if its bit busy though at launching spot though then I turn around and find another spot or go home and of course normal social distancing rules still apply I...
by jackp
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: Life jackets

Not wearing wetsuit but typhoon multi sport drysuit most of the time .that buoyancy vest looks intresting.a friend of mine has been trying to find a solution for people stuck under /in there boat in white water this looks like it might have enough upward lift possibly to get someone out? say i.e sce...
by jackp
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: Life jackets

Reading the comments here made me wonder maybe it’s better not to have any buoyancy aid on so then swimming under the waves would be easier ? In that case what are you surpose to do when when chucked out the boat in a big set of incoming waves