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by jackp
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

Are you using a tidal river? If it is not too wide and you are certain you can get out of it quickly if you were to fall in that is probably not an unreasonable plan. For open sea I would go with Chris' plan. I paddle nearly daily on a tidal river, in the winter I paddle in board shorts with a sing...
by jackp
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

Some interesting reading here .can confirm pogies were a great suggestion so no more frozen fingers.just been out and flat calm today but going back against a strong tide for an hour was hard work and once again wet through with sweat under drysuit .now the weather is milder I’m thinking of trying r...
by jackp
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

Looks like I missed out on some half decent wind then :( I’d like to go upwind in that for half hour then follow the drift back in ,you know it’s windy when you loose your hat!
by jackp
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

Bit annoying Only lasted 40 minutes out today as hands got freezing with the added windchill but not a bad day to be out .the waterproof gloves which I tried only made things worse .didnt have much feeling in the fingers either not very nice feeling but I have found the best way of warming them is u...
by jackp
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

Looks like a force 6 tomorrow ?

Issued: 09:51 (UTC) on Fri 12 Feb 2021
Gale force 8 now backed easterly
WIND
East 6 to gale 8, veering southeast 5 to 7.
SEA STATE
Moderate or rough.
WEATHER
Occasional rain or sleet.
VISIBILITY
Good, occasionally poor.
by jackp
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

Back out tomorrow.have order pogies but in the meantime stopping by diy store for waterproof gloves at least they will be dry It’s going to be cold with a strong ish offshore wind .for some reason with a strong offshore wind in a certain direction the waves and chop can be stronger and they are more...
by jackp
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

I’ve also tried about 6 or 7 different types of gloves now .but thinking of giving insulated diving drysuit gloves a try but I suspect they will be warm and dry but not have enough movement or grip? (Possibly a similar issue to 5mm wetsuit gloves )
by jackp
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

Got out for an hour today .mega cold with the added windchill.just the hands which which got cold as found the gloves annoying.on the way back in going downwind they weren’t as bad
by jackp
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spraydeck material for sea kayak?
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Spraydeck material for sea kayak?

sounds a bit knackered.i spent a bit more on a whetman equipment one and well worth the money
by jackp
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

Been thinking about having a go at the mouth of the river Arun going against the incoming tide when it goes the quickest probably without any wind factor .I’d imagine you’d move forward very very slowly and would eventually give in to defeat being absolutely knackered
by jackp
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

My experience of paddling into a Force 8 was: paddling fast = slow forward progress paddling at a normal pace = stationary padddling slowly = going slowly backwards The wind speeed was an estimate but from lots of sailing I've a good idea what a Force 8 looks and feels like. I find it’s no so much ...
by jackp
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

Mr B .Wind speed was only an estimate after reading shipping forecast .further offshore it was gusting more at times .also this was at at high tide when it can get the windiest
Estimate it to have been between 7-8
Have also been in a f6 a few times
by jackp
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

Also I wonder what the maximum head wind speed can be paddled directly into and what distance would be covered ? (Assuming tidal flow wasn’t a factor) if it was blowing 80mph it could be about 400metres before your arms fall off ?

Maybe it’s all technique .
by jackp
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

That’s interesting but overheating can be an issue aswell,but next time in similar conditions may try swim goggles It probably wouldn’t be as bad if I took a longer boat out but they don’t feel as stable and roll about too much .the point 65 boat isn’t designed for rough seas but actually amazingly ...
by jackp
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

jamesl2play wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:17 pm
You should be going downwind in a wind like that. Much more fun.
Finished off with some downwind surf .after a while going downwind gets boring id Rather have a course with mixed conditions
by jackp
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Re: Into strong head wind

Just noticed that there is a thing called a Dutch headwind cycling championships
Maybe in a few years there will be a similar kayaking thing
by jackp
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Into strong head wind
Replies: 118
Views: 3265

Into strong head wind

I know a similar topic has been discussed before but it was the first proper windy day today in a while and thought it looked good for some training .(around 45mph) the trouble isn’t kayaking into the wind or incoming tide but the crashing waves and wind slop which can be like someone constantly chu...
by jackp
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1734

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Quite damp again this morning .went for a quick dip aswell to try and get temp down.
Strange though as sometimes come out much drier than other times .could try running shorts underneath but it could be a bit cold
by jackp
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1734

Re: Leaky Drysuit

So I guess this all just comes down to an overheating issue then as I had completely submerged the other day and came out bone dry! The multisport never seemed to have this issue though and would always be dry. maybe the trick is to go for a swim more
by jackp
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1734

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Quite an eventful time out on the water today .ended up having to take a dip so at least I know this drysuit doesn’t leak. On the way back in i spotted 2 drifting dinghies only about 60 m from shore so quickly went to the car for a rope and went to pull them in which was hard work against an offshor...
by jackp
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1734

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Hi .have tested the suspect areas again and seems ok .I think it’s possibly more to do with this particular model not being breathable enough as the thermals stink bad once again of sweat.the multisport version seemed a bit more breathable than this one .I am back out tomorrow and could just go back...
by jackp
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1734

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Wet again today in same place but it’s strange as it still holds a lot of air when burping it and seemed ok when I’ve tested it and also there are no signs of wear and have only used this new suit around 15 or 20 times .looks like another typhoon warranty return coming up
by jackp
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1734

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Why don’t you do some exercise in the suit a mile away from water and see what happens? Hi might get some funny looks and probably nothing much would happen anyway unless i went for a long run .they could be handy though for the local shopping runs to protect against corona but don’t forget the sno...
by jackp
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1734

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Just been out in the new ish drysuit again today and this time only the front of thighs are wet but it seemed watertight when I tested it a few weeks ago. Maybe the hypercurve 4 just isn’t a good build quality but the multisport eventually had similar problems after a few years
by jackp
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Afloat on Christmas Day...?
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Afloat on Christmas Day...?

Yep will be out tomorrow/over weekend. some spots can get busy over Christmas with walkers so will turn around if it looks busy
Have fun everyone and stay safe

A bit of stormy weather might be due in Saturday/Sunday so hopefully will get some decent chop to play in
by jackp
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Energy drinks
Replies: 37
Views: 1043

Re: Energy drinks

So I have now tried this out .one thing is the taste of salt water doesn’t go with just water (usually one of the things with going into strong wind ) would also likely be limited to shorter time out or less intense exercise but some suggestions here to try out one thing which does help though is ha...
by jackp
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Energy drinks
Replies: 37
Views: 1043

Re: Energy drinks

I reckon a lot of this is a question of what your digestive system can handle. I know for a certainty that i can work kinda hard and eat real food to take in enough energy. This relies on having a well developed aeorbic energy system such that at low intensities you can be deriving a large portion ...
by jackp
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Energy drinks
Replies: 37
Views: 1043

Re: Energy drinks

In my mid-twenties I cycled from Truro to North Africa. It was about 90/100 miles a day; twelve hours at a leisurely pace. I got all the way to Madrid on just a full sized baguette, a kilo of tomatoes and a hunk of cheese daily without problems. Suddenly I felt tired so took two days off at a camps...
by jackp
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Energy drinks
Replies: 37
Views: 1043

Energy drinks

My latest question is who feels the need for them when exercising/paddling hard? I’d usually take lucozade sport out which lasts about 2hrs but now decided to go back on a low sugar diet so could end up with just the plain stuff which might not seem much fun .even cordials are packed with sugar and ...
by jackp
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stocking fillers
Replies: 21
Views: 823

Re: Stocking fillers

Sounds good...last years Xmas was a scandal though as gave out good quality gear and got duff junk in return.
I don’t personally see the point really but perhaps a nice paddle out is what is needed followed by a light Xmas lunch and none of that excessive eating nonsense